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.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)