Berlin’s dark duo Annelie Augustin and Odély Teboul delivered a pan-ethnic influenced procession for their off-site presentation, which they named Somewhen. Dramatically swelling music created by cellist-vocalist Hui-Chun Lin sounded both Asian and Slavic, matching the folkloric mood. “It’s a bit tribal and geometric,” said Teboul, pointing out the straight lines in cropped leather jackets. Leather also starred in slim-cut pants with braided inserts and ladylike dresses topped by strong shoulders. Headwear was strong with hats, caps and snoods bedecked with jet beads.
All-black looks were encrusted with beads and combined crochet with polka dot sheers and delicate lace, demonstrating the edgy hand-crafted look the designers have made their own. A cardigan looked simple from the front but its back revealed a gossamer honeycombed detail framed by ornate toothed trim.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)