Designers are channeling an eclectic mix of inspirations, not to mention generations, for their latest pre-fall collections. Bottega Veneta's Tomas Maier focuses on lightweight fabrics such as paper-thin napa and cotton poplin. Giambattista Valli, meanwhile, muses on an artist's companion, such as Alba Clemente, using brush-stroke prints on soft silk pieces. Alberta Ferretti looks to the Eighties rap music scene, playing with chunky gold chain details on her floaty frocks. She's keeping the frontier in mind for her Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti lineup, showing looks with a homespun feel.
Peter Kim's Los Angeles-based premium denim line has always had its finger on the pulse of youth. This season, novelty is back in a way reminiscent of early Aughts, with studs, lace-ups, racing waxed denim and more. For more highlights if some of the key brands at the Vegas trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: Patrick Gray; Styles by @thealexbadia; Story by @karihamanaka and @marcy_wwd)
"I was driving back on Saturday afternoon from the beach, and I just saw this sign saying 'Skydiving for $95.' And I was like, I can't not sky dive for $95," says Tom Bateman about a moment in Hawaii while shooting "Snatched." #wwdeye (📷: @vsteves; Interview by @ktauer; Styled by @thealexbadia)