NEW YORK--It will be an energetic and colorful fall 1995. The reds--from light to earth and fire--will lead the color parade, according to the Color Committee of the International Fashion Fabric Exhibition. The committee, made up of 11 color experts, put together their forecast for the upcoming IFFE, to be held Oct. 18-20 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center here. The experts will discuss their predictions at a forum to be held during IFFE on Wednesday Oct. 19. Serving on the committee are: Lisa Mainardi, manager, apparel fashion marketing of Cotton Incorporated; Margaret Walch, associate director, The Color Association of the United States; Eleanor Douglas, fashion merchandising analyst; Madeline Daddiego, director of promotion, Mohair Council of America; Anne Mitchell, corporate fashion director, Ames Department Stores; Virginia Borland, consultant/journalist; Ellen Campuzano, director, Committee for Colour & Trends; Catherine B. Stein, president of The Color Council; Phil Shroff, president, Shroff & Associates; Haysun A. Hahn, creative marketing director, Promostyle USA, and Saharon Graubard, creative director, Tobe-The Next Step. In a preview of the forecast, Mainardi noted that the committee entitled their overall forecast "Energies." Committee members, she said, believe this is a key issue for the Nineties. "People are revitalizing their energies, by going to the gym, eating healthy and with meditation and alternative medicine," Mainardi said. The forecast is divided into seven groups, most of them with names linked to various facets of the energy theme. At the top of the list is "Reds: Pulse." The wide range of red hues is described as "the heartbeat of the season," generating both excitement and warmth. The other groupings are: "Brights: Race," street-influenced hues; brights, such as orange, and pastels, with "a sense of colorfulness coming from home furnishings." "Pales: Dream," a soft mood in color and textures including brushed and soft loop textures with such hues as mauve, melon, blue greens and maize. l "Midtones: Discipline," colors for the work force, especially diffused autumn tones. "Neutrals: Meditation," sophisticated tinted neutrals with cooler gray as the key. "Darks: Intellect," reflecting cafe society and hip downtown colors such as blackened hunter green, teals with a blue cast, raisin and moccasin brown. "Metallics," cutting-edge neutrals with new finishes, including high tech looks and pearlized coatings. IFFE is offering mohair yarns that demonstrate the colors, which can be clipped at the fair. The yarns are sponsored by the Mohair Council of America, Women's Wear Daily and Prodesco.
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews