Lilly Pulitzer: It’s been a long time coming. But after 42 years in business, Lilly Pulitzer decided it was time to do a formal runway presentation, to coincide with her first-ever national print campaign. And her uplifting, colorful show did not...
Lilly Pulitzer: It’s been a long time coming. But after 42 years in business, Lilly Pulitzer decided it was time to do a formal runway presentation, to coincide with her first-ever national print campaign. And her uplifting, colorful show did not disappoint. It was pure preppy Pulitzer: shift dresses, pants and swimwear in her classic vivid prints featuring tiny animal and floral motifs. Her simpler looks were charming, too. Of note were a pair of loose linen pants, cashmere cable sweaters and shrunken polos. And while the women’s wear was a crowd pleaser, the audience went gaga over the mini versions she sent out on little girls. For Pulitzer herself, it was an emotional event and during her bow — to a standing ovation — it was difficult to miss, or not be touched by, her tears.
Rebecca Taylor: The season she took off from showing must have rejuvenated Rebecca Taylor because her glam-punk collection was a strong one. Inspired by her collection of old David Bowie albums, she sent out a lineup of baggy pants cinched at the ankles, pieced together T-shirts, a silver-dusted leather skirt, cigarette pants with ankle buttons and cool, wrapped-lace Ts. This was not the usual "girlified" Taylor fare, but she still offered plenty of her signature chiffon tops with beaded embroidery, little print dresses and floaty, crystal-beaded skirts, which softened — and worked perfectly with — her Bowie moment.
Nanette Lepore: Nanette Lepore has some sense of humor — and it showed in her spring collection. She delivered a playfully charming show with plenty of little girl-type looks with cutesy floral prints. While some of it had a kitschy retro flavor, she tempered it with fresh silhouettes — bibbed minidresses, cropped cargos and little tanks. She also offered a series of delicate Empire or apron tops that were either beaded or crocheted. With the exception of her too-triangular smock dress, Lepore was on a roll.
Baby Phat: Talk about a hot ticket. Kimora Lee Simmons’ Baby Phat show Sunday night had all the front-row fans a girl could hope for, including Brittany Murphy, Mya and Vogue’s André Leon Talley. Problem was she had several hundred others outside — all with legit tickets in hand — who charged the Theater, forcing police to clear the lobby.Fracas aside, the show was worth it. Enlisting the help of stylist Patti Wilson, Simmons sent out a tight collection entitled "Bahama Mama." There was a great green linen biker jacket over a multicolored snakeskin maillot, strapless jumpsuits in tiger-print velour or white sequins, draped white jersey dresses and tops with python leather accents that fell seductively off the shoulder, not to mention plenty of denim, be it cut-off HotPants with hand-painting or pink capris with zippers. Simmons said that, aside from the earlier chaos, she wanted the collection to be happy and warm, "what a chic girl in the Islands would wear." She succeeded.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)