This season, the venues made (almost) as much news as the clothes.
GIVENCHY Riccardo Tisci’s collection for Givenchy reflected a clash of cultures—his two favorites happen to be Japanese and African—and the centerpiece of his circular runway hammered home the point: a pileup of smashed and steaming black luxury sedans, two Mercedes, two BMWs, two Saabs and one Jaguar. Tisci’s flair for theatricality is no accident.
Says Tisci, “It’s all about dynamism and fluidity and urbanity.” — MILES SOCHA
SAINT LAURENT At Saint Laurent, Hedi Slimane created an industrial-strength canopy of mechanical triangles, which flickered to life with lights and motion, creating a dazzling effect that had everyone pointing their camera phones toward the ceiling. — M.S.
Peter Kim's Los Angeles-based premium denim line has always had its finger on the pulse of youth. This season, novelty is back in a way reminiscent of early Aughts, with studs, lace-ups, racing waxed denim and more. For more highlights if some of the key brands at the Vegas trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: Patrick Gray; Styles by @thealexbadia; Story by @karihamanaka and @marcy_wwd)
"I was driving back on Saturday afternoon from the beach, and I just saw this sign saying 'Skydiving for $95.' And I was like, I can't not sky dive for $95," says Tom Bateman about a moment in Hawaii while shooting "Snatched." #wwdeye (📷: @vsteves; Interview by @ktauer; Styled by @thealexbadia)