Sui by Anna Sui: It took a girl from Detroit to really stir things up in Milan over the weekend. The debut presentation of her new Sui by Anna Sui collection caused a major mob scene--even Naomi Campbell had to wait in line to get in. And if you were expecting pompons and hula skirts, forget it. With this launch, Sui showed a whole new side--you might even call it Conservative Chic. The collection produced by Gilmar features classics with clout, from sleek tailored suits to fake-fur peacoats. And yes, there was a hint of mod in great little sweaters and pointelle knit dresses. The clothes are priced from $170 to $210 wholesale for jackets, $70 to $95 for skirts and pants, and $180 to $220 for dresses, and Sui said she hopes it will catapult her into the international arena. "A lot of people say they love what I do, but they can't wear it," said Sui. "Anybody can wear these clothes."
Gucci: In a weekend of "editorial" shows, Gucci was the most editorial of them all. Think Julie Christie in "Darling" or Malcolm McDowell in "A Clockwork Orange" to get the mod message designer Tom Ford sent out. He covered the era from frock coats to Emma Peel. Pants were slung low and covered the heel; sweaters were skinny, ribbed and sexy; tightly cinched mohair coats worked over everything. The palette harkened back to the early Seventies--brown, purple, dark red--as did the velvet and lacquered satin fabrics. And there was the season's newest bag, a pouch in bright car-paint leathers or iridescent plastics. With its strong point of view and smart execution, this is probably the best collection Gucci has ever done.
Oliver: Not surprisingly, Mum turned up at Oliver. And when Valentino didn't fuss over her too much, she looked young and feisty, as in those wide-cut, cropped pants worn just with little wrap-and-tie tops. But the years piled on along with all those extra layers. Valentino also showed smart coats in classic camel variations, and for the first time, a capsule of Valentino Night, which didn't do Mum any favors.Lawrence Steele: It was only his second show, but Lawrence Steele attracted a slew of top-notch retailers and editors. Although the designer made no fashion revelations, he does have a talent for details and construction. Standouts included gray flannel jackets and luxurious coats trimmed in fake fur along with a group of wide-leg wool pantsuits.
Etro: The house spun tradition and novelty together, putting a space-age, high tech twist on its new collection. While hidden cameras projected images from "2001: A Space Odyssey," laminated finishes gave new life to quilted paisley jackets and classic handbags--and boucle jackets in burnished colors shimmered delicately.
Antonio Fusco: Master tailor Antonio Fusco flirted with femininity, shaping his jackets closer to the body over matching bras, which peeked out. He completed the look with cuffed trousers, hemmed above the ankle. The Neapolitan designer stuck to his classic palette of smoky grays, dusty blues and earth tones, but also brightened up the runway with sleek panne velvet pantsuits and capes in bright reds and oranges.
@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
@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)