The Accessories Council is holding its 16th annual Accessories Council Excellence Awards tonight at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. Here, the honorees. DESIGNER OF THE YEAR: CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION’SFRANCISCO COSTA, ITALO ZUCCHELLI, ULRICH GRIMM
For the first time, the Designer of the Year award will go to a trio of talent from the same fashion house: women’s creative director Francisco Costa, men’s creative director Italo Zucchelli and men’s and women’s shoes and accessories creative director Ulrich Grimm — at the brand since 2002, 2000 and 1998, respectively.
Calvin Klein Collection’s range of men’s and women’s accessories is lauded for its minimalist aesthetic and the upcoming spring season will be no exception. The women’s accessories that paraded down the runway during New York Fashion Week in September were heavy on embellished gold motifs, from chunky high heels on platform sandals and ankle-strap pumps to a black leather handbag affixed with gilded sequins and metal adornments. A selection of simple square shoulder bags also accompanied the collection, with hardly any hardware in site.
For men, spring will bring unexpected details like handmade and hand-stitched footwear constructions that include a dress shoe with sport shoe elements, laces placed beneath leather tabs and laser-cut logos placed on soles.
Signature sunglasses were rectangular in shape, modern in feel, and come in nude, tortoise and black.
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive