JOINING THE PACK: Missoni on Tuesday became the latest Italian brand to combine its men's and women's shows, with the first coed runway show to be held in September here for the spring 2018 collections.The show, which will take place on Sept. 23, will mark the 20th anniversary of Angela Missoni’s creative direction. The company will host a celebratory evening event the same day.Reached by phone, the Missoni company declined to comment further on its decision to combine the two shows.In making the move, Missoni is following many of its peers. While Gucci, Jil Sander, Etro and Bottega Veneta will show both their men’s and women’s spring 2018 lineups in September, Dsquared2, Damir Doma and Diesel Black Gold will host coed spring shows in June, at Milan Men’s Fashion Week.Last April, Missoni revealed its men’s wear collaboration with Parisian streetwear brand Pigalle. The men’s wear capsule collection will be available this month exclusively at Colette in Paris, Dover Street Market in Tokyo’s Ginza district and Pigalle stores in Paris and Tokyo.In March, Missoni Surface Conversion, a project aimed at supporting contemporary artists, presented Kreëmart “Salotto Angela Missoni,” an immersive and intimate exhibit within the brand’s Madison Avenue boutique. The space, which reflected the personal and artistic aesthetics of Angela Missoni, displayed works by a range of artists, including Marina Abramović, Juergen Teller, Ryan McNamara and Mickalene Thomas. The first three days of the exhibit also featured an ephemeral performance piece by artist Romina De Novellis, in which she unraveled an installation she created from 20,000 meters of red Missoni yarn, reminiscent of a nest or cage, depending on the viewer’s point of view. The “Salotto” is a collaboration with Kreëmart, which was founded by Missoni’s longtime friend and art adviser Raphael Castoriano, who marries art and sugar in immersive environments.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia