JEWEL BOX: Catherine Malandrino will launch her first jewelry collection today at her fall show. Composed of raw minerals and semiprecious stones — including African jade, aventurine, tigereye and agate and enamel — each piece is enhanced with silver accents and represents Malandrino's colorful aesthetic. The collection's necklaces, rings, cuffs and earrings feature shades of green, cognac, charcoal and black to match her fall ready-to-wear.
"Jewelry is linked with emotion," Malandrino said. "Stones have a soul and bring good energy. When you wear jewelry you open your heart."
Malandrino's jewelry collection will make its debut for fall at her boutique on Melrose Place in Los Angeles.
BASSO'S BAGS: In another round of fashion week collaborations, accessories designer Darby Scott is designing a special handbag collection for Dennis Basso's show on Tuesday. The collection, featuring alligator and sable satchels and delicate evening clutches, will range from $3,500 to $40,000 and will retail at Basso's four boutiques.
"I am flattered that Basso came to me," Scott said. "He appreciates my devotion to couture quality and artistry. We share that devotion."
TURKEY BAIT: Traffic was slow for Turkish leather exhibitors at last week's Turkish Leather Fair at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York, where 27 tanneries, accessories and outerwear companies showcased their wares.
"It's not busy, but it's what I expected,'' said Nevin Erdem, a sales representative for the Sevimli tannery. "Last year was OK, but not good." He cited patent leather as a strong trend.
Saniye Bayat of Desa, an accessories manufacturer with showrooms in Turkey and Moscow, came to the show to try and gain a U.S. presence, but to no avail. She said she did, however, begin to understand what the American consumer wants.
"In Russia, they want fancy bags, in Europe it's more simple," Bayat said. "In America, I have no idea, but I think it's more classic."
EARNEST'S NEW MOSCOT: Moscot, the eyewear brand based on Manhattan's Lower East Side, is launching an exclusive eyewear collection with denim firm Earnest Sewn. The styles, numbered for authenticity and available in limited supply, will bow in April to coincide with the opening of a Moscot installation in the Back Room Project Space of Earnest Sewn's flagship.The eyewear will be available exclusively at Earnest Sewn and Moscot locations. The collaborative collection will fuse Moscot's frame shape with Earnest Sewn's American heritage styling and feature a limited edition Buffalo Horn Moscot Lemtosh frame with copper hardware. Also available at the in-store shop will be the vintage-inspired Moscot Originals eyewear and sun collections — a nod to styles from the brand's archives dating back to 1915. Prices will range from $149 to $400.
FRAGRANT FEET: High-end footwear designer Cesare Paciotti is launching a capsule collection for summer that offers an added draw — a light scent. The collection, called Gelly, comprises ballerina flats, sabots and a handbag that are made with a mixture of PVC and a powdery fragrance, which is a first in the industry, said designer Massimiliano Schiavini, who works with Paciotti.
"It reminds me of those children's dolls that seem to have been doused in talc," Schiavini said. "There is no stitching — if not for some mock seams — as the accessories come out of a single mold."
Schiavini said the designs evoke the Seventies, with a sky-high platform sabot and, on the other end of the spectrum, comfortable, minimal ballerinas. The basket bag is soft and deconstructed. The color palette includes white, black, turquoise, cyclamen, silver and red. Prices range from 120 to 150 euros for the shoes and 350 euros for the bag, or from $176 to $220 and $512 at current exchange. Gelly will be available at Paciotti stores around the world in one month.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)