A cream-colored bucket hat with menacing cutout eyes. A stiff boat cap, braided and painted with black latex body paint. A delicate tuft of ebony coq feathers, balanced just so on the left side of the head. Over the last few seasons, South African-born, Washington Heights-dwelling milliner Albertus Q. Swanepoel has virtually cornered the (very theatrical) market on les chapeaux — so much so that to see a headpiece go cruising down the runway in New York is to wonder not if Swanepoel crafted it, but how and when. Swanepoel’s often delicate, occasionally fierce, altogether original creations are a reminder that one’s most chic accessory need not be of the “It” moment ilk.
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"