VENICE — The About J trade show — an exclusive preview of artisan jewelry that immediately precedes the fall edition of the larger goldsmith’s art, gems and jewelry Vicenzaoro fair — brought together 34 top-tier brands this season.
Last month’s edition took place for the first time at the Hilton Molino Stucky luxury hotel on Giudecca island, just south of Venice’s central islands. Nearly 200 international buyers from 39 countries flocked to the stands, hunting for standout pieces and uniquely Italian design elements.
Peter Kim's Los Angeles-based premium denim line has always had its finger on the pulse of youth. This season, novelty is back in a way reminiscent of early Aughts, with studs, lace-ups, racing waxed denim and more. For more highlights if some of the key brands at the Vegas trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: Patrick Gray; Styled by @thealexbadia; Story by @karihamanaka and @marcy_wwd)
"I was driving back on Saturday afternoon from the beach, and I just saw this sign saying 'Skydiving for $95.' And I was like, I can't not sky dive for $95," says Tom Bateman about a moment in Hawaii while shooting "Snatched." #wwdeye (📷: @vsteves; Interview by @ktauer; Styled by @thealexbadia)