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.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty