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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.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
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The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty