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.
@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)
Breaking News: @hedislimane joins @celine as its new artistic, creative and image director. One of fashion’s preeminent image-makers and trendsetters, Slimane is to join the LVMH brand on Feb. 1 and unveil his first fashion proposition for men and women next September during Paris Fashion Week. It marks a major homecoming for Slimane, who cemented his reputation – and influenced men’s tailoring for more than a decade – as the designer of Dior Homme between 2000 and 2007. He went on to reinvent and ignite the house of Yves Saint Laurent, which he rechristened Saint Laurent, between 2012 and 2016 – all the while maintaining a close relationship with the Arnault family, which controls LVMH and Dior. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
“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)