NEW YORK--Boucles, seed and flake yarns, and brushed mohair will be among the top surface attractions for fall 1995 sweater dressing. The yarns will take on new treatments, sometimes giving them more loft,plush, and creating a heightened tweedy feel. That's the word from fashion consultant Ron Rubin, who gave his forecast at a seminar during the recent International Trimmings Expo held at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers. His presentation--entitled, "Windows of the World"--used photos of retail window displays in Paris, Milan, London and New York and was augmented by samples of new ideas from U.S. knitwear makers. The session drew about 125 apparel manufacturers, designers, knitters and knit stylists, fiber and yarn executives. The new yarn treatments will be showing up in a broad range of design ideas, from subtle ombres to bold graphics, Rubin said. He noted stripes will be particularly important, and Fair Isle head-to-toe dressing will be a key look. He showed Fair Isle designs in a full range of natural tones, including mixtures of camel and taupe. Midweight bouclés were shown in cardigans, very long dresses and short crop boxy tops, in ensembles mixing stripes, solids and tweeds for total knit dressing. Colors included taupe, gray and slate blue mid-tones. Another trend cited by Rubin consisted of pastel mohair-blend under-constructed and gossamer-like knits. "These items have a lot of openwork, telling us about the soft feminine ways sweaters can go...these lightweight pieces are great for layering." Silhouettes included a short crop sweater, a turtleneck short skimp dress and a sleeveless vest in natural shades and pale tones of pink, melon and lemon. Along with mohair blends, wool with nylon, wool with acrylic and 100 percent wool were featured. Following the presentation, knitwear from eight manufacturers was displayed, illustrating how several of the concepts in Rubin's presentation could be translated into U.S.-made knits. Participating companies in the display were Knitmaker, division of Beldoch Industries, New York; Gloray/Sierra Co., Reading, Pa.; Kellwood Co.'s New York-based apparel marketing division; Hampshire Designers, San Francisco; Gotthelf Knitting, Boonton, N.J.; Winona Knitting, Winona, Minn.; Blue Morgan/SWAK, New York, and Beverly Hills Knitting, Los Angeles.
Taking the final spot on the mens’ portion of New York Fashion Week calendar next month will be none other than @tomford. Though he’s shown his men’s wear in New York in the past, this will mark the first time the designer has shown his men’s collection alone during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. His runway show will debut on February 6 at the Park Avenue Armory. #wwdfashion
London-based couture house @ralphandrusso has certainly been in the spotlight, having its dresses worn by @beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Meghan Markle in her engagement photos and more. For couture, Tamara Ralph focused on ornamentation — think: feathers with chain mail, jet embroidery and clusters of pearls and crystals. See the rest of the collection on WWD.com #wwdfashion #couture (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
Minnie Mouse celebrated her 90th birthday by getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For her celebratory luncheon, @coach’s creative director @stuartvevers dressed her in a custom made prairie dress, complete with Vever’s take on the polka dot – black sequined versions – under a cropped motorcycle jacket. The designer also put his own mark on Minnie’s classic red shoes, infusing the color with sparkles and adding some Coach crystals. “We chose colors that were very Minnie and also represented quintessential Coach elements,” said Vevers. #wwdfashion #nationalpolkadotday (📷: George Chinsee)
@nickjonas is unveiling his first-ever apparel collection through a partnership with John Varvatos. The limited-edition capsule, which makes its debut in spring, also marks the first time the designer has collaborated with anyone on a line. “The process in working with Nick is amazing. It’s inspiring to be around someone who is not only connected with the trade that they do, but also with what’s happening in the environment around him, and how that connects to what we do with style,” said Varvatos. (RG: @johnvarvatos) #wwdfashion
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)