Some new or noteworthy brands to check out during the Paris shows. OFFICINE GÉNÉRALE
Designer Pierre Mahéo confesses he designs primarily for himself. Launched in 2012 and now in its fourth season, his Officine Générale line will be brought to a wider audience for the first time in Paris after winning over retailers such as Odin in New York, Barneys New York and Andreas Murkudis in Berlin.
“Fabric is at the core of my design, it always comes first,” said Mahéo. The collection, mostly made in Portugal, is all about natural fabrics sourced in the best quality possible. Alongside wools from the U.K. and Italy, this season will see the introduction of a white selvage denim, a rarity he found in Japan.
His attention to details, some inspired by heritage tailoring and workwear, include newspaper pockets in the lining of coats and tightening tabs on the waist of tailored pants. These are mixed with activewear touches to create a classic wardrobe for the modern urban man.
Mahéo is also introducing shoes this season, with four styles in tune with his design ethos: a basic midhigh sneaker and three lace-up formal shoe styles based on a chic military officer type.
“We always had a lot of tailoring in our women’s collection. People were pushing us to do men, and now that we have developed our clientele, it felt like the right time,” said Brooke Taylor, who with his partner Nana Aganovich forms the duo behind the Aganovich label.
Their first foray into men’s wear is a capsule wardrobe conceived as the male counterpart to the women’s collection, hitting the same chords of theatrical and romantic inspiration.
Antique botanical drawing plates inspired the men’s logo, while natural linen serves as the fabric of choice for tailored pieces manufactured in the U.K. Quirky details include a clown face adorning the front of a white long-sleeve T-shirt and multicolored zippers at the back of jodhpur pants.
The palette of natural, black and white is dotted with shades of blue obtained with Bleu de Lectoure pigment, an antique natural dye that was worn by all of Napoleon Bonaparte’s soldiers. Here, it is used on jersey tanks and T-shirts, as well as for different motifs on cotton piqué shirts.
“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)