It’s tempting to wrap yourself in heritage during tough times. But a crop of high-end knitwear brands mined the past while moving their knitting needles forward. Pringle of Scotland creative director Clare Waight Keller layered sharp Sixties-like tailoring with the house’s specialty — soft, lush knits. Dapper chunky cables in cognac tones came with matching scarves, alongside novel designs, which revamped the iconic argyle pattern with fuzziness and a vintage feel. “It felt appropriate this season to do a lot of knitwear for the warmth and the coziness,” she said. Malo’s new creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua went back the brand’s roots with luxurious knitwear in a classic-yet-innovative vein. Standouts include a snug cashmere jacket with tartan graphics and a cashmere bomber jacket with plaits and cable stitches. Exemplifying Malo’s know-how, stretch cashmere is treated to look like a woven fabric, and fashioned into a slim military coat. The motto at Ballantyne seemed to be, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But according to designer Dawidh di Firmo, that doesn’t mean you can’t innovate. He proved his point with an Art Deco-inspired collection of knits in exclusive colors, including violets, grays and regal blue — the color of the actual pipes in Ballantyne’s Scottish factory. Meanwhile waterproof cashmere track pants with zip-off legs and cashmere field jackets with polyester lining proved luxury can indeed be functional.
"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. #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)
“On a personal level, it’s my vision to create a really different idea with their look to be at the epitome of women’s fashion in South Korea – to create a new milestone,” said stylist @chochowon on dressing K-pop’s most fashionable girl group, @blackpinkofficial. WWD’s @mistywhitesidell sat down with Won ahead of the group’s new album release, “Square Up,” which is out today. Read the full interview on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #blackpink_squareup #blackpink
For @ralphlauren, 2018 is a reason to celebrate: It marks the brand’s 50th year in business. Last year’s chauffeured show in Bedford, NY featuring his vintage car collection may have seemed like the big celebration to show-goers, but they were wrong. The official celebration will be held on September 7 during #NYFW. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)