GLITZY GAMS: Doo-Ri Chung didn’t intend for her crystal- and sequin-studded tights to cause a major stir among fashion insiders. The designer created them months before her fall fashion show for a photo shoot, where she felt her clothes called for some playful accoutrements. But once she saw the results, she decided to create enough to complete almost every look for her fall show.
“It was a long and arduous process,” Chung said. “We were here many nights. At the end, when we knew how many looks we had, we had to create extra pairs and it looked crazy in our studio with all of these leg forms everywhere. It’s amazing how many people want to purchase these pieces. We need to tell them they’re not functional — you can’t cross your legs. They’re more for styling tools.”
While Chung isn’t selling these specific tights, the attention sparked her curiosity enough to move forward with designing a small group of leggings and contemplating a full line for next spring. Chung said she is aware of the strength of the category today.
“I would love to use studs or bring something in that could be smooth on the surface,” the designer said. “Legwear is so important because women today see themselves in complete looks, and with how big accessories have become, they see how models are on the runway and that’s how they want to get dressed.” I DEFINITELY DO: Cole Haan has been bitten by the bridal bug. The accessories firm is launching a collection for brides craving a bit of comfort on their big day. All styles feature Nike Air technology, hidden among the line’s silk satin white and ivory heels. Cole Haan is owned by Nike Inc. All styles retail between $298 and $428 and will be carried at select Cole Haan locations, on colehaan.com and at Kleinfeld’s in Manhattan. Cole Haan will also offer a “dye to black” service for select styles, ensuring a reusable heel for post-wedding wear.
@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