LOS ANGELES--From bare bosoms to big, easy shapes, the California Collections Preview weekend gave buyers plenty to look at. Here are some of the top trends. BARE NECESSITIES: Baby T-shirts and shrunken tops, bare midriffs, hip-hugging bottoms that bare pierced belly-buttons, HotPants, miniskirts and sheer fabrics reveal that skin is in. Among the best: Misc.'s sheer nylon baby T-shirts and hip-hugging track pants; Red Rhythm's plaid halter crop top and matching wrap miniskirt, and Switch U.S.A.'s "Angel" baby T-shirt and wrap miniskort. EASY DOES IT: Comfort is key, evidenced by the popularity of unconstructed jackets, drawstring pants, apron dresses, layered knits and wovens, natural fabrics including linen and cotton in washed colors, long bias-cut skirts and dresses. Among the best: Democracy's Tencel jeans; Freewear's linen gauze pajama tops and drawstring pants, and A.K.A.'s boyfriend cardigans and loose pants with satin sport stripes. TENNIS EVERYONE: Designers are serving up bright white polo tops, tennis skirts, dresses and shorts, varsity sweaters, V-necks and A-lines, in terry cloth or cotton piqué, sometimes with athletic stripes. Among the best: Yes Clothing Co.'s white terry cloth crop top and wrap miniskirt; Natalie D.'s white pique tennis dress with pleated skirt, and Hoda's white ottoman tennis top and skirt. VEST INTENTIONS: Vests, vests, vests are everywhere in all sizes, shapes and colors. Among the best: Anna Paul's black vest with ivory top stitching; Dina Bar-El's long, checked linen vests, and Poleci's white patent cropped vest. CORSETS OR BUST: Dresses, jackets and bustiers with lace-up detail, push-up bras, boning and lingerie inspirations take looks from the boudoir into the ball- and boardroom. Among the best: Nina K.'s jackets with lace-up backs; Van Buren's hot-colored patent leather corsets worn over fit-and-flare dresses, and Tadashi's corset suit with sheer trim. RETRO ACTIVE: A blast from the past. Designers give a nostalgic nod to various looks from this century. Among the best: Ball gowns by Jessica McClintock, Bonnie Strauss and Pamela Barish; Forties-style bias-cut crepe dress by Naomi Hasak; Fifties zip-front workwear by Tag Rag, and Seventies disco-style nylon and Lycra spandex wrap dresses and fitted shirts by Van Buren and Marina Rossi. COLOR SCHEMES: From pastels to neon brights, spring colors are good enough to eat. Among the best: Primary-colored togs by E.D. Lee; Steel Jeans's chalky neon jeans, vests and jackets, and Moschery's suits in banana, mint and lavender.
@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)