MARC JACOBS Page views: 3,535,817 In the most-viewed show once again, Jacobs showed a complete contrast to seasons past for fall. He chose to leave fluff, layers and frill behind, and instead focused on subdued colors and played with structured pieces and chic tailoring. Standouts included reed-thin pantsuits and shirtdresses, accompanied by a new line of smaller handbags.
MICHAEL KORS Page views: 1,689,226 The Kors woman is "smart, chic and very rich," said WWD, noting a few favorites from the designer's fall collection, including the champagne mink, the cozy-sleek knits and Hepburn trousers. "And he worked the accoutrements of glam — big sunglasses, flashy bags and fur, fur, fur."
OSCAR DE LA RENTA Page views: 1,585,404 "De la Renta's collection was, in a word, dazzling," said WWD. He showed divine dresses in wool crepes and tweeds. Fur was abundant, and he chose to place it coyly, like in a floppy hat or as a border to a cocktail dress. Evening remained quiet with simple shapes and subtle sparkles in his navy silk column gown and embroidered organza number.
ZAC POSEN Page views: 1,480,975 Posen delivered a much more restrained, precise fall, which was apparent in his tailored jackets, pencil skirts and beaded separates. "Nowhere was his talent more evident than in his eveningwear," said WWD. For evening, the Forties-inspired gowns were delightful, as were the flirty baby-doll dresses.
ANNA SUI Page views: 1,446,408 The big surprise from Sui's show was that the designer revealed a moodier season than anyone can remember. Utilizing dark purples and black, she worked in sweaters and silk tent dresses and adorned her models with chunky gold necklaces and belts. Sui stayed true to her roots, though, with her playful layered knits and party dresses.
CALVIN KLEIN Page views: 1,407,722 "Francisco Costa offered a manifesto of a different sort: a smart, cool treatise on architectural minimalism," said WWD. He worked with an almost all-gray palette, showing off curvy dresses, sturdy wool coats, a drawstring hem skirt and two softer gray lace dresses.RALPH LAUREN Page views: 1,360,629 It was all about the mixing of fabrics at Ralph Lauren this season. The pairing of slipdresses and suits over lean sweaters was beautiful, as was the slim checked skirt and ribbed cardigan match. He also mixed gold leather pieces in with outfits, such as the ski vest, black turtleneck and skirt combination.
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Page views: 1,353,197 Weaving Spanish themes throughout her collection, the new CFDA president sent out her signature colors and prints with a little extra savvy this time around. Notables included the lacy cocktail number matched with a cozy cardigan, the wrap dress with a matador ruffle and a taffeta party dress.
DKNY Page views: 1,240,705 Her love for New York City is evident each season, but Karan continues to be innovative with her silhouettes and her layering. For DKNY fall, the designer combined crisp dress shirts under chiffon dresses, while her silhouettes varied from lengthy tweeds to shorter chiffon pieces — all of which were done up in a mostly dark palette.
BETSEY JOHNSON Page views: 1,236,306 For this, Johnson's 58th collection, quiet numbers, such as silk day dresses, bow blouses and short-sleeved coats in tweed or plaid, were sent down the runway. The collection will "entice her current fans, and probably bring a whole new crop of them cartwheeling into her world," said WWD.
3.1 PHILLIP LIM Page views: 1,161,992 Moving up seven slots from the spring rankings, Phillip Lim's fall collection was effortless: Cocktail dresses were graceful and fluid, but what really caught the house's attention were the coats. Said WWD, "They were all great: a black leather bomber, the collarless trench, a reworked red lumberjack number. Need we go on?"
PROENZA SCHOULER Page views: 1,152,853 Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough put a spin on fall's polished theme by decorating things up just a bit. What resulted was a "supremely confident" collection, consisting of embroidered felt coats and languid dresses mixed in with low-slung trousers and plenty of delicate evening selections.DONNA KARAN Page views: 1,135,063 Karan's program notes spoke volumes about her collection. The designer wrote, "Speak to a woman's greatest asset — her ability to seduce with power and light." So she sent out curvy bustier dresses in both wool and satin, along with jersey dresses and "a bolt of bright paillettes dazzling against a tight black skirt," said WWD.
BCBG MAX AZRIA Page views: 1,100,012 Details and textures were heavily emphasized over at MaxAzria for fall, and though at times pieces seemed a bit cluttered with ribbons, feathers and chains, the collection had some standouts. One example: the brown, swingy jersey shift that featured black appliqué. Nice work for a collection that didn't break the top 20 last season.
CAROLINA HERRERA Page views: 1,098,259 Herrera was aiming for effortless elegance with hints of embellishment for fall, and she delivered the mood perfectly. Basic shapes were matched with airy fabrics, and geometric designs put a playful spin on understated wool and satin dresses. Fur pieces were paired subtly with plaid skirts and cozy scarves.
VERA WANG Page views: 1,063,088 Vera Wang took the plunge this season with both romance and embellishment, indulging in darkly hued A-line dresses, jeweled medallion dresses, rugged boots and lantern skirts. In the end, "It resulted in some absolutely breathtaking clothes," said WWD.
BADGLEY MISCHKA Page views: 986,697 Though evening dresses are Mark Badgley and James Mischka's forte, the duo presented instead "chic and sporty little day looks that had the wow factor," said WWD. Ultraskinny jeans were paired with a sable jacket edged in satin, and an officer's jacket accompanied a georgette skirt. For evening, the gowns were glamorous in silk, tulle and velvets.
NARCISO RODRIGUEZ Page views: 938,899 The season was a mix of the expected innerwear constructions and the unexpected retro sportiness for Rodriguez. Pieces that stood out on the runway included his dresses and the embroidered white coat with rectangular designs.
DEREK LAM Page views: 833,224 Though playful and pretty American sportswear is really where Lam excels each season, he is continuing to find a stronger identity within each piece — call him a "work in progress." But a few looks, such as the tailored plaid jacket with navy sleeves, were impressive.MATTHEW WILLIAMSON Page views: 681,591 Fall for Williamson meant wildly loud prints and color combinations — he worked oranges, metallics, greens and dark greys into hooded dresses, flowy pants and glittering jackets with butterfly-sleeved gowns.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews