A stop by two accessories presentations, Tom Binns and Jennifer Alfano, offered a respite from the runway. Binns showed the first installment of his collection, with more to be revealed in Paris beginning Feb. 26. One group paid homage to Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" by expertly wrapping gold and silver leaves around the wrist, creating chic cuffs and bangles, or shaping them in a circle for a new take on the hoop earring. Three other groups reflected Binns' view of the dark mood of the industry, and the world, for that matter. The names said it all. Pearls in Peril, for example, was a saucy mix of pearls, crystals and chains. Dumont Noire was a jet version of his Dumont collection, and Calamity Chain featured a mix of chains and colored crystals.
Alfano's handbags, on the other hand, revealed a brighter outlook, using her love of saturated colors for a fresh collection with vibrant hues of teal and purple accompanying rich cognac and gray. Alfano dabbled in ostrich for the first time, which may increase prices, adding the skin to her recurring structured shoulder bags. With three new daytime offerings, including a chic bucket hobo and a ruched day clutch, Alfano should keep her followers happy.
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)