An understated wardrobe of modern staples in clean lines and a neutral palette of black, navy and gray was creative director Lisa Axelson’s proposal for fall. This year marks Ann Taylor’s 60th anniversary, but instead of reflecting on the past, the company is focusing on moving forward.
“We’re trying so hard to modernize and bring a youthful energy to the brand,” said Axelson, who considered what working women wear today. She gave a strong depth to classic silhouettes — sweaters, crisp shirts, pleated skirts and spare jackets — through texture, working with leather, tweed, pony hair and chunky knits. “It’s not about in this season, out tomorrow,” said Axelson. “That’s so important for our customer — she’s not that frivolous.”
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive
For @simonerocha_‘s fall show, hairstylist @jamespecis created a look inspired by the painter John Constable. Models’ hair was pulled back, tied into knots and topped off with a bow. (📷: @kukukuba) #wwdbeauty #lfw
Queen Elizabeth made a surprise appearance at @richardquinn1's London Fashion Week show to present the designer with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. The new award will be handed out annually to an emerging British fashion designer who shows exceptional talent, while demonstrating value to the community and sustainable policies. #wwdfashion #lfw (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)