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.
La Double J made a name for itself with its vintage-inspired prints, but for resort, designer JJ Martin has ventured into new territory: enter rich jewel toned solids and decadent embellishment, in the form of appliqués, crystals and sequins. #wwdfashion #resort19 #ladoublej
This Just In: J. Crew Group has named Johanna Uurasjarvi as its chief design officer.
Uurasjarvi succeeds Somsack Sikhounmuong, who left the company last September. Tap the link in bio for the full report. #wwdnews
“She came into my hotel room and she was like, ‘I have Chanel and Christian Dior.’ She was like, ‘Chanel likes you.’ And I was like, ‘I’m going to start crying,’” breakout star Maddie Hasson tells WWD of her styling sessions Molly Dickson. “I really like classic, elegant things. I love the way Anna Wintour dresses.” Read more about Hasson’s role in @impulseseries on wwd.com. (📸: @jgreenery ) #wwdeye
@virgilabloh revealed he's working with Australian stylist and
Vogue Australia fashion director @christinecentenera for his debut @louisvuitton men's collection, which will be presented in Paris on June 21. Centenera met Abloh while both working with Kanye West, where she consulted on his all his runway collections since his debut spring 2012 women's wear show. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews (📷: @asussmanphoto)
"In order for Shudu to wear garments, she needs to be able to put them on, just like you would in the real world. You have to digitize the outfits," said Cameron-James Wilson on dressing 3-D model @shudu.gram for her WWD photoshoot with @itsclo3d. #wwdfashion (📸: @cjw.photo)
“Shudu is a digital supermodel, a very glamour and amazing woman. But she’s 3-D,” says Cameron-James Wilson, a fashion photographer and the creature of @shudu.gram. Here, Shudu wears @cushnieetochs for her debut fashion editorial. #wwdfashion (📷: @cjw.photo)
“It is the fierce female performances that came before me that made be able to clearly identify for myself what it was that I wanted to do, what kind of artist I wanted to be, what kind of films I wanted to make,” said @brielarson at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards. See more pictures from the event on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Matt Baron)