Accessories are a bit like Monet’s water lilies: The details can be impressive, but to gauge the total picture, you have to step back for a broader view. The message thus revealed this fall? There’s something for everyone, and while some trends at first may seem familiar, delightful differences permeate the collections.
Take the classic pump: It’s updated with the look of a loafer, or reinvented as the new stiletto. Suede returns but is paired with metals and trim, and also looks fresh in patchwork designs on heels. Embellishments such as fur and crystals continue to make shoes and bags fresh. And jewelry is having a moment: The must-have accessories for fall are bold and dramatic necklaces and cuffs.
In a nod to things to come, Marc Jacobs seemed to design under the influence of Terry Gilliam’s cult classic film, "Brazil." The Forties-meets-future sensibility of shapes seen in Jacobs’ shows felt reminiscent of Gilliam’s over bureaucratized dystopia. In “Shadow State,” we pay homage to this dark and visually dramatic film, highlighting some of the season’s best architecturally inspired pieces.
In our “Character Building” story, we explore some classic fashion personalities, offering the freshest takes on these iconic styles. Whether you fancy yourself to the manor born or a hopeless romantic, fall offers accessories to fit your shtick.
There is also plenty to explore on the news front—everything from hot hat makers to election season accoutrements and designer desk sets.
Think you’ve seen it all before? We guarantee you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Just remember to take a step back first.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia