From bow ties to bracelets, the latest crop of accessories designers are showing both whimsical and elegant wares. — Fashion Editor: Shoshanna Fischhoff
Frieda & Nellie
Backstory: While Sarah Reid, 29, left, and Stacy Herzog, 24, share a love of reworking vintage jewelry — “taking apart old pieces and creating new ones,” as Herzog says — their own collection sprang from bona fide fashion roots. Reid trained as a sportswear designer at Philadelphia University and has worked as a sleepwear and lingerie designer in New York City for six years, while Herzog worked in licensed accessories design for two years after graduating from FIT. Best friends, the pair began dissembling Ecuadoran braided bracelets in the fall and incorporating their grandmothers’ old jewelry into the braids. When Frieda and Nellie’s old jewelry ran out, the pair ventured to flea markets. “We wanted to find pieces that were incredible, like the ones our grandmothers had given us,” says Herzog.
Collection: Remember those friendship bracelets you and your new bff wove — and then traded — in crafts class at summer camp? Think edgier and more detailed: The collection’s bracelets and necklaces are worked from embroidered thread and brass, gold, silver, plastic, crystals — “anything and everything that we can find and love,” Herzog explains.
Stats: Wholesale prices range from $30 to $100, and pieces are available on Friedaandnellie.com.
— Sarah Haight
Backstory: Sisters Romaana Zia, 30, left, and Saifra Zia, 34, both took the corporate route to design — Saifra at Fashion Express and Romaana at Coach. Yet their college degrees in psychology, management and finance aren’t their only assets; there’s also a family background in handbags. Their father is a textile designer who once manufactured his own line of bags. Their collection “was the culmination of a lifelong dream by Saifra and I to start our own business, fueled by our family history,” Romaana says.
Collection: Romaana describes their motivation for designing as “an inherent desire to stay fashionable among a sea of black suits.” To that end, the New York-produced line consists of genuine leathers, tanned using sustainable materials, lined with organic cotton and worked with Riri zippers. Romaana calls the collection an example of “eco-luxury.”
Stats: Wholesale prices range from $195 to $410; the line is sold on Nylanoor.com.
Breaking News: @louisvuitton's men's artistic director @mrkimjones is leaving the French fashion house after nearly 7 years. Jones joined Louis Vuitton in 2011, following a three year tenure as creative director of British luxury goods brand Alfred Dunhill. Jones is to exit Louis Vuitton after showing his fall 2018 collection for the brand in Paris on Thursday. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews