Cathy Lee understands the power that great accessories can have, which is precisely why she coined her handbag brand Ekatrina New York. “It’s named after Catherine the Great, the Russian Empress,” says Lee, who heldpositions at the Gap and Old Navy brands, Liz Claiborne and Ann Taylor before starting her own line. “She was the most powerful woman ruler in architecture, politics, everything. I used her as a muse to create power through handbags and accessories.” Ekatrina New York handbags are indeed fit for a queen, or at least some royal stars —Korean celebrities such as Yunjin Kim from the ABC-TV series “Lost” have already been seen sporting Lee’s crocodile and python embossed totes and clutches. As someone who splits her time between New York and Korea, Lee launched the Ekatrina brand three years ago in Asia and Europe at such stores as Mitsukoshi in Taiwan and Milan’s CastelliCesare. But she is ready to bring accessories power to the U.S. Ekatrina New York is slated to debut at Ice Accessories in Los Angeles in New York. The collection wholesales from $130 to $375.
"In order for Shudu to wear garments, she needs to be able to put them on, just like you would in the real world. You have to digitize the outfits," said Cameron-James Wilson on dressing 3-D model @shudu.gram for her WWD photoshoot. #wwdfashion ( 📸: @cjw.photo )
“Shudu is a digital supermodel, a very glamour and amazing woman. But she’s 3-D,” says Cameron-James Wilson, a fashion photographer and the creature of @shudu.gram. Here, Shudu wears @cushnieetochs for her debut fashion editorial. #wwdfashion (📷: @cjw.photo)
“It is the fierce female performances that came before me that made be able to clearly identify for myself what it was that I wanted to do, what kind of artist I wanted to be, what kind of films I wanted to make,” said @brielarson at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards. See more pictures from the event on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Matt Baron)
“On a personal level, it’s my vision to create a really different idea with their look to be at the epitome of women’s fashion in South Korea – to create a new milestone,” said stylist @chochowon on dressing K-pop’s most fashionable girl group, @blackpinkofficial. WWD’s @mistywhitesidell sat down with Won ahead of the group’s new album release, “Square Up,” which is out today. Read the full interview on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #blackpink_squareup #blackpink
For @ralphlauren, 2018 is a reason to celebrate: It marks the brand’s 50th year in business. Last year’s chauffeured show in Bedford, NY featuring his vintage car collection may have seemed like the big celebration to show-goers, but they were wrong. The official celebration will be held on September 7 during #NYFW. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)