Japan, Spain, England, Mexico, China. The Academy Awards last month was peppered liberally with beautiful young actresses from all corners of the globe. Ditto the runways of New York, Milan and Paris, where the Brazilians and Eastern Europeans were joined by models from around the world. The global assortment is reaching fever pitch, it seems, with a new generation of young women challenging traditional notions of beauty. Take half-Vietnamese, half Polish-Irish, Hawaiian-raised action star Maggie Q, who held her own in the blockbuster Mission: Impossible 3 opposite Tom Cruise, or Alice Braga, the young Brazilian actress known for her role in City of God, who shares her exotic looks with her aunt, actress Sonia Braga. (Next up is a star-making role opposite Will Smith in I Am Legend.) The modeling world’s latest sensations are breaking beauty barriers, too. From Hilary Rhoda, the Chevy Chase, Md., native whose full eyebrows and sporty-yet-sophisticated demeanor earned her an Estée Lauder contract, to the British-born bleached-blonde Agyness Deyn (currently appearing in ads for Giorgio Armani) and runway favorite Ajuma Nasayana, who hails from Nigeria, the new icons of beauty are anything but standard.
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)
“Volumes and Graphic Art of the Nineties are the main inspirations of the new Aquilano.Rimondi SS 2018 collection,” said cocreative directors Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi. #wwdfashion #mfw #ss18