Valextra: New design director Álvaro González softened shapes at Valextra, maintaining the brand’s staple sleek-and-minimal design. A new zippered shopper works as a 24-hour briefcase, presented in a petrol blue color. Standouts included the My logo calfskin soft travel bags with detachable straps, zippered pockets and practical laptop compartments, and the luxurious Sherlock Holmes, a briefcase with a special hidden combination closure. The collection is completed by retro-inspired calfskin glass cases and a range of wallets and credit card holders.
Jimmy Choo: London was calling Sandra Choi, creative director of Jimmy Choo, whose collection was inspired by the city’s stylish rockers and the brand’s dandyish DNA. Her luxe, tactile collection included trainers made from a polka-dot velvet in purple or amber, star-embossed green leather, William Morris-inspired rose prints or floral-flocked leather. Skater shoes were lined with shearling. For day, she tapped into the season’s Seventies vibe, making ultrasoft Chelsea ankle boots with zips at the sides, and Dr. Martens-inspired lace-ups with a glittery ruby sheen like the spray paint on a vintage Cadillac. For evening, there were tuxedo pumps with oversize bows, and slip-ons with a mismatched zebra print or velvet polka dots.
Hogan: Simon Holloway, the former Jimmy Choo designer who has been newly tapped for two seasons to create capsule collections for Hogan, reworked the biker boot with a tailored last and a polished luxurious calfskin made edgier with hardware he defined “important.” Since he believes that “in reality, people want to be more casual and comfortable,” Holloway added zips on the backs of the boots. Hogan’s staple sneakers were shown in cotton velvet with a leather trim and an elastic panel with a biker sole in a warm burgundy.
Cesare Paciotti: The brand showed a number of biker boots with hardware details and zebra-pattern inserts. A new motif inspired by the perceived look of the skin of the Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur added an edgy touch to slippers, which also were shown in pink or blue. Gold plaques embellished ankle-high sneakers. Car Shoe: Outdoors was the inspiration at Car Shoe, where the brand presented hiking boot-inspired styles worked in goatskin and suede and showed its wear-resistant St. Moritz tread sole. In addition, the label offered sporty sneakers embellished with thick laces and revamped its signature driving shoes shown with a transparent sole in the same color as the upper.
Church’s: For fall, Church’s relaunched its signature stout derby Shannon, presented in a new calfskin option with double-monk buckle fastening. The label also enriched its Crown range of slippers, which were presented in a number of traditional British fabrics, including tweed and Prince of Wales checks.
Fratelli Rossetti: James Bond’s elegance served as the main inspiration for Fratelli Rossetti’s new collection. The label offered a sophisticated lineup where leather and velvet were combined on classic styles, including Derby, Oxford and double-buckled shoes, all featuring chic satin laces. Alberto Moretti: A rock ’n’ roll inspiration met the brand’s iconic dandy look in Alberto Moretti’s fall collection. Velvet, leather and ponyskin slippers and loafers were embellished with metallic chain decorations, arabesque motifs, bows and tassels.
Giuseppe Zanotti: Tapered shapes took center stage at Giuseppe Zanotti, which showcased a range of patent leather and laminated leather loafers, lace-ups and ankle boots featuring an Eighties-inspired disco feel. The brand’s offering also included high-tops decorated with micro studs, gold metallic panels and zippers.
Santoni: The contemporary urban dandy will appreciate Santoni’s hand-stitched velvet slippers, which the brand is producing in collaboration with Rubelli fabrics. For the more rebellious type, Santoni reinterpreted the cowboy boot with a slightly inward-oriented heel and pointed toe. Meanwhile, the brand’s sneaker collection has been updated to include an even lighter type of trainer made from rubberized leather and glued together with a scuba fabric.
Sergio Rossi: Sergio Rossi designer director Angelo Ruggeri combined a rebel Gothic rock inspiration with a more sophisticated dandy motif. Classic brogues were embellished with silver studs and metallic details, while fringes and perforations decorated a chic three-tone, suede-and-leather monk strap.
My character, Dinah Madani, is just the coolest, [most] badass woman imaginable," says @amberroserevah. The actress stars in @marvel's newest series on @netflix, @thepunisher. To prepare for her role, Revah sat down with Homeland agents to get a real sense of with Dinah's day-to-day life is really like. Read our full interview on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
A scene from the 91st annual @macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade, which boasts 50 million TV viewers and 3.5 million on-site spectators, is considered one of the largest and most watched parades in the world. (📷: Jason Szenes/EPA-REX)
The circus came to @bloomingdales 59th Street on Tuesday night and lit up Lexington Avenue with acrobatic dancers, death-defying knife throwing, sword swallowing and aerial acts with no net. The 45 minutes of theatrics built up to unveiling the holiday windows depicting @swarovski crystal-encrusted circus pieces and scenes from “The Greatest Showman” – songs from the soundtrack included. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Joshua Scott)
The psychedelic fashion that pervaded the ’60s is back with an exhibit at the @museumofcityny. “Mode New York: Fashion Takes a Trip” chronicles the changing styles from 1960 through 1973 and features designers such as @ysl, @oscardelarenta and more. The exhibition, which is on display through April 1, is organized into four periods: First Lady Fasion, Youthquake, New Bohemia and New Nonchalance. Pictured here is model Pat Bardonella during the Garvey Day Parade in 1968. (📷: @kwamebphoto) #wwdeye #wwdfashion
“People should be a lot more honest in expressing both the dark and light of themselves. We need to give each other the space to do that because it’s the only way we can grow and evolve,” says @noelwells of her new film “Mr. Roosevelt,” which is largely based on her own struggles. Unexpectedly leaving @nbcsnl in 2014 after just one season, Wells felt set back in her self-esteem and career trajectory. She quickly refocused her energy to more personal projects, which led to the completion of “Mr. Roosevelt.” Read the rest of WWD’s interview with the “Master of None” actress on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
@barbrastreisand is giving fans a chance to see her perform up close in a new concert series, which makes its debut on @Netflix today. From behind-the-scenes takes to her concert performance in Miami last December, the two-hour streaming special captures Streisand in her element. Pictured here is the singer/actress photographed for WWD in 1963. (📷: Palmieri Tony) #wwdeye #wwdarchive
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)