The calendar is dotted with new names and labels staging runway shows, presenting at Somerset House or holding private appointments for buyers and press in the British capital. Here, a selection of fashion-week freshmen.
Hannah Weiland, 24, was working as an intern last summer when she designed a faux fur Breton stripe coat that immediately sparked interest among retailers.
“I only planned to make around 20 to sell to friends,” said the designer. “Then Avenue 32 took us on, Laura Bailey wore the Wilma coat to London Fashion Week, and Natalie Massenet saw it on her and e-mailed me. So it all happened pretty quickly.”
The result: Weiland left the London College of Fashion course she was taking in order to pursue her line. Shrimps is stocked in Net-a-porter.com, Colette, Selfridges and Matches.
“‘Shrimps’ is my childhood nickname,” said Weiland. “I liked the contrast between a hard crustacean and soft faux fur.”
She added that she enjoys infusing her faux furs with whimsical colors and patterns. For spring, she said she plans to incorporate a greater variety of textiles into the collection.
“You can expect more exciting materials — not just faux fur — and many more accessories,” she said.
The price range is 50 pounds ($85) for a Lenny mascot to 595 pounds ($995) for a coat.
A room full of toiles at the haute couture atelier in the Dior exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs, open in Paris since July 5. This is just one of three major exhibitions that have been timed to coincide with the house's 70th anniversary. See the rest of the exhibits, plus read WWD's look into the iconic brand's history. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
For spring, Pamplemousse's Danica Zheng presented her signature slip dresses attached to a white T-shirt along with floral windbreakers, off-the-shoulder cotton blouses and more. For more highlights from the New York trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion
The Green Carpet Fashion Awards closed out Milan Fashion Week yesterday. The fashion industry flocked to the event, showing its efforts to support and spread the message of sustainability. Supermodel Gisele Bündchen said "if each one of us took at least one step is this direction, there is no saying how much could be done." #wwdeye #wwdfashion #mfw (📷: Lodovico Colli di Felizzano)
Etro’s show, titled “The Tree of Life,” was a celebration of the house’s 50th anniversary. “My father founded the company in 1968, which was the year of counterculture and psychedelia. It’s really a show that celebrates that and the paisley design of India and its origin,” said Veronica Etro. #wwdfashion #mfw #ss18 (📷: @delphineachard)
For @msgm’s spring 2018 show, creative director @massimogiorgetti said “Words, sounds, colors. Synthesis and therapy of a collection,” were the inspirations behind the collection, showing today. Read the rest of Milan spring 2018 inspirations on WWD.com. #mfw #wwdfashion #ss18
For her first solo album in over 10 years, Fergie tapped Carine Roitfeld, Mert and Marcus, Giovanni Bianco and more to create a fashion-focused video approach for the record, Double Dutchess. "Giovanni really helped me get back in touch with my tomboy side, my hardside," said the singer. #wwdeye #wwdfashion ( : @slovekinpics)