Five emerging talents showing in the City of Light.
IRIS VAN HERPEN
Known for experimental couture creations like 3-D printed dresses, Iris Van Herpen wants to bring a similarly cutting-edge feel to her debut ready-to-wear presentation in Paris on Oct. 1.
The Dutch designer, whose fans include Björk and Lady Gaga, said the spring collection was inspired by sound, and the way it can connect to clothes.
“The way we will present the collection, music and the clothes will merge into one. The clothes will change the music and the other way around,” said Van Herpen, who launched her rtw label last season. She’s not sacrificing her penchant for Gothic drama, either. Materials will include metallic and matte leather embossed with silicon; high-gloss fabric woven from silk and nylon threads, and laser-cut patent leather — mostly in black, dark blue and silver.
“For me, it’s important to have not only the visual aspect of the clothes, but also the tactile experience,” she explained. “It’s about the movement and the way the material reacts with light.”
Christine Phung, a French designer with Asian roots, is rapidly gaining a following for her signature brand, launched in 2011. In July, she won ANDAM’s First Collection Prize, securing financial support and a spot on the official Parisian show calendar for her first runway show, to be held Sept. 25 at “La Suite” space operated by Galeries Lafayette.
Named “Liquid Dilusion,” her spring collection features three bespoke prints, one commissioned from artist William James Thurman, inspired by the idea of optical swirling motifs that resemble light refracted on skin underwater. These add a fluid touch to Phung’s intricately hand-pleated dresses, in a restrained palette of silver, gray, cream and electric blue, contrasting with more sporty separates like bomber jackets with matching shorts.
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)
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“Personally I believe the Eighties have been the richest and more vivacious period for international fashion,” Giorgio Armani said when asked what his favorite decade of fashion is. It was a moment of disruption and experimentation and only thinking back to the first years of that decade is always an emotion for me, for what they have meant to me and my work.” The influence is clear in @giorgioarmani spring 2018 collection, pictured here, which was full of bright colors and unexpected prints. Read more about which decades designers loved most on WWD.com #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
For Lady Gaga’s only Italian show on her “Joanne World Tour,” the singer wore a range of @versace_official outfits. The standout piece: this custom-made bodysuit inspired by the brand’s spring 2018 collection. #wwdfashion (RG: @ladygaga)
@_camillaruth_ is expanding on the wellness-craze concept with @westbourne – a new NYC restaurant that’s both a healthy-minded café as well as a business that gives back to the community. Marcus works with the Robin Hood foundation to give back to The Door, a non-profit providing youth development services, and also hires employees through The Door. Read our full interview with Marcus on giving back through food on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)