In the early Nineties, Tamara Mellon — then an English rose with the maiden name of Yeardye — regularly traipsed on her stiletto heels from London’s tony Hanover Square, where she was an accessories editor at British Vogue, to the gritty East End, where the atelier of Jimmy Choo, a Malaysian-born cobbler known for custom-made confections, was located.
Mellon had spotted Choo’s talent and often relied on him to make special pieces for the pages of the magazine. With the financial backing of her father, entrepreneur Tom Yeardye, she persuaded him to start a ready-to-wear shoe business.
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"