Life was a beach at the New York trade shows — at least design-wise, as swimwear was a focal point for a growing number of brands. In sportswear, trends included nautical themes and earthy prints, like ikat and Baja, while sporty European tailoring added refinement to a number of collections. RELATED STORY: Merchants Upbeat About Fall Prospects >>
3x1 Denim denizen Scott Morrison’s latest brand homes in on the luxury end of the jean business. The collection uses the highest-quality selvage denim — many fabrics are exclusive to 3x1 — constructed on single-needle sewing machines using hand-painted enamel buttons and custom-made zippers. Meticulously worn-in jackets and lightweight denim shirts are also offered. And for those looking for something other than denim, the brand has twills, chambrays and corduroys. Spring also marks the entry into selvage chinos. Prices range from $265 to $425. Craft Atlantic This contemporary sportswear collection, designed by Victorinox veteran Pierre-Henri Mattout, is targeted to the traveling man. The spring offering has a nautical feel and includes travel-friendly pieces such as summer parkas, deck jackets and a quilted take on a bright yellow life vest. Fabrics include high-end nylon and cotton, and there’s liberal use of colorblocking and graphics. A standout of the collection are the printed polos using images from photographer Karine Laval. Prices range from $160 for the polos to $560 for the parka. Ben Minkoff With Uri Minkoff, brother of Rebecca and chief executive officer of the firm, now designing the men’s accessories, the collection has taken a new turn. In prior seasons, the line focused primarily on Americana and heritage pieces, but the offering has been updated to concentrate more on the urban man. New silhouettes such as the “man-velope,” are slim and sleek with clean lines and minimal hardware. Streamlined backpacks, computer cases and weekenders are designed to fit a variety of devices in a nonbulky way. The line’s signature detail is contrasting zipper tape in yellow and navy.
K-Way Founded in Paris in 1965, K-Way has become famous for waterproof jackets that fold into a small hip pouch. For spring, the brand has branched out beyond its classic collection — available in 12 colors for men and 15 for women in full- and half-zip varieties — into a variety of patterns. There are camo or jungle prints, ombrés and heathers, as well as an assortment of reversible models with a solid on one side and a print on the other. For spring, the company has also teamed with Versus Versace to offer a reversible rain jacket with an eye-catching black-and-white print on one side and solid black on the reverse. The print is also offered on an iPad case. The Versus product will only be sold in Versace and K-Way stores. Rodd & Gunn The New Zealand brand, which got its start in 1946, focuses on traditional men’s wear staples targeted to the outdoor enthusiast. In fact, its logo is an English pointer hunting dog. The brand recently entered the U.S. market and has taken a few cues from American retailers by injecting some color into its offering for spring. The line continues to be classic, however, with Liberty prints from England on the sport shirts and floral prints in masculine colors. Casual linen dress shirts and shorts shown with softly tailored blazers were a hallmark of the spring collection.
“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)