CRYSTAL MOMENT: Swarovski is telling time. The Austrian crystal brand is launching a watch collection in April at Switzerland’s Baselworld, hitting stores for spring. The centerpiece of the line is the Octea Sport, a stainless steel sporty style with a quartz calibre movement. Each piece features crystal facets and accents for which the brand is known.
“This collection is aimed at the multifaceted woman,” said Swarovski creative director Nathalie Colin. “It is inspired by life, by day, by night, by each moment lived by this independent and modern, fashion-conscious woman.”
The timepieces will retail for about $750 at Swarovski’s 200 doors nationwide and select watch retailers.
LAMBERTSON ONLINE: Lambertson Truex is launching its first e-commerce site, lambertsontruex.com. The site will feature men’s and women’s accessories collections, as well as showcase the season’s bestsellers and limited edition styles.
“The online boutique was a natural next step for the brand,” said John Truex, co-founder and co-creative director. “The site has beautiful, rich visuals of the products and is easy to navigate.”
Among fall bags featured on the site is the Large Mia, an oversize leopard print tote, and the Barclay Business Brief, a leather men’s bag.
A room full of toiles at the haute couture atelier in the Dior exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs, open in Paris since July 5. This is just one of three major exhibitions that have been timed to coincide with the house's 70th anniversary. See the rest of the exhibits, plus read WWD's look into the iconic brand's history. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
For spring, Pamplemousse's Danica Zheng presented her signature slip dresses attached to a white T-shirt along with floral windbreakers, off-the-shoulder cotton blouses and more. For more highlights from the New York trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion
The Green Carpet Fashion Awards closed out Milan Fashion Week yesterday. The fashion industry flocked to the event, showing its efforts to support and spread the message of sustainability. Supermodel Gisele Bündchen said "if each one of us took at least one step is this direction, there is no saying how much could be done." #wwdeye #wwdfashion #mfw (📷: Lodovico Colli di Felizzano)
Etro’s show, titled “The Tree of Life,” was a celebration of the house’s 50th anniversary. “My father founded the company in 1968, which was the year of counterculture and psychedelia. It’s really a show that celebrates that and the paisley design of India and its origin,” said Veronica Etro. #wwdfashion #mfw #ss18 (📷: @delphineachard)
For @msgm’s spring 2018 show, creative director @massimogiorgetti said “Words, sounds, colors. Synthesis and therapy of a collection,” were the inspirations behind the collection, showing today. Read the rest of Milan spring 2018 inspirations on WWD.com. #mfw #wwdfashion #ss18
For her first solo album in over 10 years, Fergie tapped Carine Roitfeld, Mert and Marcus, Giovanni Bianco and more to create a fashion-focused video approach for the record, Double Dutchess. "Giovanni really helped me get back in touch with my tomboy side, my hardside," said the singer. #wwdeye #wwdfashion ( : @slovekinpics)