The inaugural men’s wear edition of Who Is On Next, the emerging-designer showcase that catapulted 6267 and Nicholas Kirkwood to renown, will take place in conjunction with Pitti Uomo. The winner will be announced June 18.
“Over the past few seasons, this has proved to be one of the best international programs for promoting young designers or designers who are seeking full recognition,” said Raffaello Napoleone, chief executive officer of Pitti Immagine.
Four ready-to-wear and three accessory collections have been selected as finalists in the competition, which is a joint project by Pitti Uomo, L’Uomo Vogue and Alta Roma, the organization that promotes Roman fashion. During Pitti Uomo, the collections will be on view at the Limonaia in the gardens of Villa Vittoria, in a setting created by architect Alessandro Moradei just for the occasion. An international panel of top buyers, fashion journalists and opinion makers will judge the entries and select the winner.
Leitmotiv Partners Juan Caro and Fabio Sasso blur the boundaries of art and fashion, male and female, past and future, especially with their surrealist prints and accessories.
Marvie Designer Maria Vittoria Sargentini develops a non-seasonal wardrobe through her studies of shapes and materials that balance minimalism with an avant-garde vision.
Made in Roma Designer Pascal Gautrand, in collaboration with craftsman Roberto Marino, creates custom shirts out of patchworks of classic shirtings.
Umit Benan A total look inspired by Cuba, photographer Slim Aarons, and cinema references from “Scarface” to “Blow.”
Elia Maurizi This eclectic, unisex footwear collection includes desert boots, moccasins, slippers and more. Maurizi works with unusual materials, keeping one eye on America in the Fifties and one on the future.
Hewn Luxury materials meet advanced stonewash processes that contemporize basic accessories. The shoes and bags come in four lines: stretch suede, old suede, crinkle and “old romantic cow.”
Max Kibardin This shoe collection alludes to Alain Delon in “The Swimming Pool” with lively colors such as turquoise, yellow and pink on fine materials like handwoven suede, ostrich hide and crocodile.
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
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
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