Italian accessories brands are going back to their roots by placing the focus on the country’s long-standing artisanal craftsmanship while raising the experimentation bar.
Tod’s mined the past with moccasins labeled with the original JP Tod’s logo and pebble-sole boots in brushed leather or suede as part of the Tod’s Icons collection. Two-tone brogues with contrasting stitching had matte-shiny finishes. The season’s standout bag came in a technical fabric featuring a double strip of calf leather that can be personalized with a choice of colors and initials.
At Hogan, the new high-top croc sneakers in combinations of black and gray or beige and brown were a luxe take on sportif chic.
New creative director Francesco Russo gave formal looks a contemporary spin for his first Sergio Rossi men’s collections. Roomy brushed-suede satchels and totes with zips conveyed a casual look while tonal, bicolor laced shoes had a retro and broken-in flair. Sergio Rossi also joined forces with Puma for a revisitation of its iconic sports Clyde shoe from the Seventies in suede and patent.
Prada-owned British footwear brand Church’s seriously rounded out its offerings with weekend bags made from boiled wool in contrasting yellows and browns, reds and blues; knitted, woven, silk and cashmere ties and scarves; belts; gloves and even umbrellas with crook handles in chestnut and silver collars.
Valextra also expanded with Nabuk travel jackets lined in the brand’s signature green. The company, which added chestnut brown to its palette, was spot on with the hardware, zip trend in Milan with lip-edged and side-zipped constructed cases.
Fratelli Rossetti emphasized handmade craftsmanship with “under-leather” stitching visible on the toe. While concealed, the thick stitches are reminiscent of a tattoo pattern reproducing the brand’s staple flower motifs.
In addition to a sequined shoe dedicated to football player David Beckham, Cesare Paciotti showed Texas boots and oxford shoes hand-dipped in paint for a dégradé effect.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)