Celine: The Celine collection has been selling up a storm in its own boutiques. It's for those women, and there are legions, who like a wardrobe packed with dash--and a little flash. The focus was on a tight silhouette delivered with bold flourishes--big, gold zippers on suits and parkas, gigantic rooster-feather frills on black dresses and suits, slim pants tucked into ankle boots with sexy high heels. But the biggest message was color--lots of it. The Celine woman is certainly no slave to black. She'd rather wear red, in tight, tailored leather, or put brown leather pants under mango or purple jackets. There were also easy-going knits worn in multiple layers of a single strong color, and bright coats that ranged from princess numbers to big, sweeping shapes. The bravado continued into evening with long siren dresses in daring combinations of red and black.
Jean-Louis Scherrer: He might not have broken any new fashion ground in his first collection for the house, but designer Jean-Philippe Bouyer did put things back on track with a coherent collection dominated by suits. Animal and reptile patterns took a leading role for day, and there were also short and long, fringed-suede wrap skirts. Other highlights were the pink or black patent leather miniskirts and a fitted, cropped black faille jacket. Bouyer, who has designed Christian Dior's fur collection for the past six years, was one of the few designers to use real mink trim this season. It turned up on several cloth coats. "Women who like fur will always wear it," he said.
Michel Klein: Klein came up with a novel way of presenting his collection this season. He got Jean Baptiste Mondino to shoot Kristen McMenamy in 22 outfits, then displayed the resulting giant black-and-white prints in a gallery in the Marais. "The way this season has gone, with strikes and fights, I'm glad I wasn't part of it," explained Klein, who showed informally over a four-day period. The dramatic photos set off his cool, no-frills clothes. This season, there were safari jackets worn with cigarette pants, military jackets over knee-length skirts and gently shaped cardigans shown with white poplin shirts and tennis shorts. Taking the collection on the road should be easy, too. A catalog of the Mondino images will be mailed out next month, and shows of the prints are already scheduled for Marseilles, Tokyo and New York.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over the top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty