A first look at some up-and-coming designers from Premiere Classe and Eclat de Mode-Bijorhca.
Brand: Mapoésie (My Poetry) Founder and designer: Elsa Poux What: Carrying graphic prints in washed colors, a selection of textile designer Elsa Poux’s cotton and cotton/silk printed scarves are hand-embroidered in India. The prints carry over to a line of matching bags made from leather, cotton canvas and jute. Highlights: A limited edition scarf carrying a figurative horse drawing by artist Joël Person, this season’s guest designer. Wholesale price range: 25 euros, or $27, for a small square to 72 euros, or $95, for a bag. Stores: The brand is distributed in around 20 sales points including Le Bon Marché in Paris and Anthropologie in the U.S. Tidbit: Next fall, Poux plans to add on luxury scarves in noble fabrics like cashmere.
Brand: Léo Atlante What: Well-executed artisanal embroidery techniques traditionally used on Moroccan djellabas and tablecloths embellish scarves made from patchworks of printed end-of-line cotton voile and linen sourced by entrepreneurs Manu Anessi and Christophe Blateau. The duo, who live in Tiznit in the south of Morocco, mounted an atelier in the nearby village of Amaragh, working with a local cooperative for women. They commission scarves which they then purchase from the cooperative and distribute under their label. Ten percent of the proceeds are donated to the village. Tidbit: Fans of the brand include Paul Smith, Agnès Troublé (of agnès b.) and Christian Lacroix, who in the past has supplied fabric from his stock for the project. Stockists: The brand counts about 80 stores including Designers Guild in London, Biffi in Milan and Merci in Paris. Wholesale price range: 145 to 190 euros, or about $190 to $250.
Brand: Chjocca Founders and designers: Olivia Alot de Suzzoni and Paola Léonzi What: The name, Chjocca, which means “artful, inventive,” in Corsican, sums up the thinking behind this young brand’s concept geared to beach accessories. Pareos edged with metal poppers can be fixed in a number of ways around the body; clear plastic beach bags come sheathed in machine-washable canvas covers that can be popped off and replaced by a different-colored casing, and giant terry cloth beach towels sport utility pockets. Stockists: Chjocca is distributed in 15 doors in Corsica, and one store in Monaco. Wholesale prices: Bags range from 36 to 44 euros, or $48 to $58; pareos cost 26 euros, or $35.
Brand: Zilla Founder: Sylvia Pichler Concept: The brainchild of Italian architect Sylvia Pichler, the Zilla accessories line reflects Pichler’s passion for industrial materials, with travel bags encased in thick sponge, for instance, or totes crafted from a raffia-like black plastic traditionally used for harvesting olives in Italy. Hologram foil gives evening clutches a disco twist, while day bags made from fine natural cork carry a natural look. Wholesale prices: From 60 euros, or $80, for a sponge clutch to 170 euros, or $225, for a raffia-effect plastic tote.
Brand name: Little Pépite Founder and designer: Ilan Teboul About: This sustainable French jewelry line features small, delicate styles made from recycled 18-karat gold and sustainably sourced tiny precious gems such as rubies, sapphires, diamonds and freshwater pearls. Retailers: Retailers include Merci in Paris and Takashimaya in Japan. Wholesale prices: From 35 euros for rings, or $46, to 150 euros, or about $200, for necklaces.
Brand name: LauClem Founders and designers: Laurentine Périlhou and Clément Smolinski About: Based on a macramé technique, LauClem’s one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, handmade in an atelier in the south of France, feature waxed cotton threads woven around fine stones like obsidian, jasper, rock crystal, malachite and agate. The refined craftwork has a slightly ethnic feel, while many of the pieces carry a distinct Art Nouveau influence. Tidbit: The design duo won the star design prize of the Eclat de Mode-Bijorhca salon and have been approached for a couture collaboration with renewed Paris designer. Retailers: Talents Ateliers d’Art in Paris and Mitsubishi Corporation in Japan. Wholesale prices: From 18 euros, or $24, for a pair of earrings, to 220 euros, or $290, for a large necklace.
@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)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews