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.
“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
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye