At the risk of sounding clichéd, Kara Ross really did offer something for everyone in every price point. In her fine jewelry collection, white jade or wooden pieces were detailed with geometric gold plates surrounded by diamonds. She also did handbags in new materials: burlap dusted with metallic or covered with plastic. Ross’ answer to economic woes was a group of patent leather clutches that will retail for $350 and up, and the lower-priced Kara by Kara Ross jewelry collection, which featured playful crocodile and snakeskin hearts and fun stackable bangles.
Meanwhile, bronchitis couldn’t keep Justin Giunta from celebrating his collection for Subversive Jewelry Wednesday at the new Kisan SoHo boutique. Highlights of the Morocco-inspired collection included beaded tassel necklaces and cuffs adorned with coins and turquoise. Along with his signature one-of-a-kind pieces, there will be reproducible styles made from more readily available findings.
Amanda Pearl showed her sophomore collection of handbags, inspired by the image of a woman in a garden. The theme was reflected in such pieces as a stamped raffia handbag, Pearl’s first day style, as well as a hand-dyed ombré silk clutch and a flower-handled limited edition bag. Only three of the last will be made in each of three colors.
From overseeing America’s fastest-growing speciality retailers to codifying cool, WWD talked to the women who are leading the way for the future of beauty. Check out our Instagram Stories to see how these women built today and are creating tomorrow. (📸: @hannah_khymych) #wwdbeauty
For @laperlalingerie's spring 2018 show, the brand chose to host their event at @thevenetianmacao. With Chinese megastars @bingbing_fan and @hubing in attendance, La Perla debuted a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired collection. The show marked the start of Sands Macao Fashion Week, which runs from October 19 to 24 — the city’s first such event. Pictured here are models backstage with glimmering eyes. #wwdfashion (📷: Cheuk-Yin To)
Trending for spring 2018: top stitch design. Gone are the days of stitch just for seams — designers are using the once-minimal detail to create strong decorative elements. (📷: Paola Testa; Styled by @andrew_shang) #wwdfashion
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)