“I was inspired by medieval armor,” said Bottega Veneta’s creative director Tomas Maier, “functionality and the articulation of the elbow, knee and foot.” With the heady days of knights and ladies in mind, Maier set off...
“I was inspired by medieval armor,” said Bottega Veneta’s creative director Tomas Maier, “functionality and the articulation of the elbow, knee and foot.” With the heady days of knights and ladies in mind, Maier set off on his crusade, segmenting, and thereby softening, bags and boots alike with seams. He likens a metallic python bag to a shield and his softer-than-soft “cashmere suede” bags to a peasant’s simple pouch.
Maier’s collection, however, is hardly for plebes. And bags that will be made in limited editions of 50 — some woven from pheasant feathers or covered with tiny leather alpine flowers or made from pierced crocodile — are just the kind of items that could spark a good old-fashioned joust. Maintaining the organic luxe found in the collection’s accessories, Maier also whipped up shearling coats; a perfect macintosh, which seductively laces up the back, and a curvy deerskin suit with delicately articulated seams.
Meanwhile, Maier’s boots come with armor-like leather plates bound to their fronts or are ruggedly strapped and buckled. The versions boasting the biggest buckles of all, however, are also convertible. “Not every day is a big buckle day,” the designer said, demonstrating the trick. “You have to think of your customer as someone with a brain.”
Etro’s show, titled “The Tree of Life,” was a celebration of the house’s 50th anniversary. “My father founded the company in 1968, which was the year of counterculture and psychedelia. It’s really a show that celebrates that and the paisley design of India and its origin,” said Veronica Etro. #wwdfashion #mfw #ss18 (📷: @delphineachard)
For @msgm’s spring 2018 show, creative director @massimogiorgetti said “Words, sounds, colors. Synthesis and therapy of a collection,” were the inspirations behind the collection, showing today. Read the rest of Milan spring 2018 inspirations on WWD.com. #mfw #wwdfashion #ss18
For her first solo album in over 10 years, Fergie tapped Carine Roitfeld, Mert and Marcus, Giovanni Bianco and more to create a fashion-focused video approach for the record, Double Dutchess. "Giovanni really helped me get back in touch with my tomboy side, my hardside," said the singer. #wwdeye #wwdfashion ( : @slovekinpics)
“Volumes and Graphic Art of the Nineties are the main inspirations of the new Aquilano.Rimondi SS 2018 collection,” said cocreative directors Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi. #wwdfashion #mfw #ss18