ALL THAT GLITTERS: Crystallized Swarovski Elements has partnered with fashion, accessories and tabletop designers for “Unbridaled: The Marriage of Tradition and Avant Garde,” a tome devoted to bridal designs, with a U.S. launch set for mid-October. John Galliano, Vivienne Westwood, Phillip Lim and Vera Wang are among those who have created pieces using Crystallized Swarovski Elements to showcase bridal fashion. Entries include a dazzling Galliano gown and accessories from the likes of Stephen Jones and Jimmy Choo.
Crystallized Swarovski Elements is a new product brand for loose Swarovski crystals. To mark the launch, contributors to “Unbridaled” will fete the book and unveil a wedding exhibition Wednesday at the Rockefeller Center’s rooftop garden in New York at an event hosted by Nadja Swarovski, a yet-to-be-named special guest and event designer Preston Bailey. More than 100 designers, including some who specialize in floral arrangements, stationery and even pastry, pitched in for the book, which is being sold at assouline.com.
Select pieces featured in the book will be displayed in a suite during the Wedding Channel Couture show at the InterContinental-Barclay Hotel from Oct. 18 to 20. Swarovski plans to use the suite to show how crystal is used within the bridal industry.
— Caroline Tell
VERA’S NEW DIGS: Vera Wang is heading downtown and plans to open her first freestanding store for her ready-to-wear and Lavender labels. The boutique is expected to open at 158 Mercer Street next month. The designer also has plans to open two stores in Los Angeles. One will be for rtw and bridal, and the other will be dedicated to the Lavender label. Both stores are planned for Melrose Avenue and are slated to open in March.
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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)