Adampluseve: With French design house Maison Jansen as inspiration, Adam Lippes sent out another knockout adampluseve collection, one that culled the decorating firm's mix-it-up sensibility. There was everything from chunky knit neckwarmers to a tie-dyed, hand-washed herringbone coat to prettily pleated dresses — the sorts of clothes that inspire merch-driven dreams, not to mention those of girls lusting after the next big thing. Lippes luxed up a cropped peacoat with woven aluminum, and threaded chain-link jewelry across the neckline of a simple cashmere top: sure signs the former Oscar de la Renta creative director is tapping into his mentor's polished sensibility without losing the casual-chic vigor Lippes has made his own. Another case in point: the boyish parachute dress cut in black silk taffeta. Lippes is obviously doing something right. Earlier this week, it was announced that the luxury house Richemont was providing backing for adampluseve through one of its latest investments, The Atelier Fund. And in September, Lippes will have one more venue in which to showcase his singular vision — his first freestanding store in New York.
Marchesa: What a difference a season makes. After spring's rosette-themed extravaganza, Marchesa's Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig reined it all in for fall. The Brit duo were wise to show 20 tightly edited looks in an uncomplicated tableau presentation that kept the focus on the clothes. Show notes referenced Marlene Dietrich and a masculine/feminine story, but at the end of the day, it was all about beautiful red-carpet dresses. Between the witty, tuxedo-style numbers, the deftly draped and bejeweled Empires and flowing Grecian gowns, Chapman and Craig have the art of celebrity dressing down pat.
McQ: Let the revolution begin — McQ style, that is. Referencing the Parisian student uprising in 1968, Alexander McQueen delivered a cool, polished series of military-inspired looks in his third McQ collection. Tailored coats figured prominently, from a black-and-white belted degradé trench to an olive jacquard wool coat emblazoned with a print of protest words, a theme that was carried into T-shirts and dresses, too. The designer also showed softer silhouettes, including cowl-neck sweaters and shift dresses with his signature punky touches, like oversized zippers and mesh details. The pièce de résistance? A deliciously oversized canvas and cableknit cardigan, which may just have "It" girls chanting, "Long live McQueen."Betsey Johnson: She called her collection "School of Charm," which, for Betsey Johnson, meant lots of naughty schoolteacher or prim-student looks, with a lick of metallic cocktail numbers thrown in for good measure. Truth be told, however, this collection — her 58th — was positively sedate, done mostly in black with nary a peek of pink tulle in sight. But that's not to say it was a bore. The pretty silk day dresses, bow blouses and great short-sleeved coats in tweed or plaid are the sort of clothes that will entice her current fans, and probably bring a whole new crop of them cartwheeling into her world.
Breaking News: @louisvuitton's men's artistic director @mrkimjones is leaving the French fashion house after nearly 7 years. Jones joined Louis Vuitton in 2011, following a three year tenure as creative director of British luxury goods brand Alfred Dunhill. Jones is to exit Louis Vuitton after showing his fall 2018 collection for the brand in Paris on Thursday. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews