Young designer Lydia Maurer, recently promoted to creative director after two seasons as studio design director, said she wants to put “the woman at the center stage of the collection.”
Inspirations include Marisa Berenson and Anita Pallenberg wearing Rabanne creations in the Sixties and Seventies, sexy and psychedelic.
Maurer’s debut collection references Rabanne’s iconic metal dresses, with the discs appearing in metallic fabrics, eyelet embroidery and silicon, while metal mesh is mixed with translucent water snake or textured silk and embroidered to blend the two fabrics. Eager to lighten things up and bring even more sensuality and movement to the intricately worked short dresses and tunics, she is creating some body jewelry pieces in collaboration with jewelry designer Taher Chemirik. There are also new lightweight, leather versions of the 1969 bag with a zippered closure, adding pragmatism to the house heritage.
Peter Kim's Los Angeles-based premium denim line has always had its finger on the pulse of youth. This season, novelty is back in a way reminiscent of early Aughts, with studs, lace-ups, racing waxed denim and more. For more highlights if some of the key brands at the Vegas trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: Patrick Gray; Styles by @thealexbadia; Story by @karihamanaka and @marcy_wwd)
"I was driving back on Saturday afternoon from the beach, and I just saw this sign saying 'Skydiving for $95.' And I was like, I can't not sky dive for $95," says Tom Bateman about a moment in Hawaii while shooting "Snatched." #wwdeye (📷: @vsteves; Interview by @ktauer; Styled by @thealexbadia)