New vendors are ready to shine at their first The Couture Show.
It took half a century, but this year Lebanon-based jeweler Yeprem Chakardemian, who launched his brand in 1964, will finally make his Couture debut.
Chakardemian’s unique designs, done mostly in white diamonds and 18-karat gold, heavily focus on the idea of adornment — whether on the hands, ears or wrists.
At the show, Chakardemian will present his intricate pieces, which incorporate diamond designs that replicate flowers, leaves, snakes and other fantastical, talismanlike designs. The avant-garde pieces, which range from $2,800 to $160,000 retail, are not for the fashion faint of heart. Case in point: Rihanna recently wore Yeprem’s finger-encasing rings to the 2014 Met ball.
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)