NEW YORK — The spotlight may be on ready-to-wear during fashion week, but that doesn’t mean that accessories are out of the picture. Handbag and shoemakers attracted their own share of attention by presenting fall collections around...
NEW YORK — The spotlight may be on ready-to-wear during fashion week, but that doesn’t mean that accessories are out of the picture. Handbag and shoemakers attracted their own share of attention by presenting fall collections around town.
Amir Toos, formerly of Isaac Mizrahi and Badgley Mischka, launched Toos, a collection of embellished evening bags. Ruffled weasel, metallic brocades and vintage woven fabrics were adorned with intricate details such as embroidery, crystal beading and mink trim.
Elezar, a new handbag collection from designer Julie Lazarus and attorney Esther Barron, was also unveiled. Candy-colored stripes, cork with a metallic wash and upholstery fabrics made for a bright collection; shapes ranged from a practical computer bag to a small tasseled clutch.
Kate Spade’s fun breakfast for her fall collection featured her higher-priced Collect line of bags in exotic skins and metallic leather with chain shoulder straps. In her main collection, Spade introduced a selection of patent-leather shoppers in such shades as bright yellow and orange. This season also marks the first time the designer will wholesale her softgoods line of scarves, hats, mittens and headbands with feather bobs.
Vivia Ferragamo, granddaughter of Salvatore, brought her eponymous bag and shoe collection to the Bryant Park Hotel, hoping to break into some New York stores (it’s already available in Jill Kohl and Fred Segal in Los Angeles). Florence-based Ferragamo showed slouchy, metallic leather bags and shoes reminiscent of her grandfather’s work. Mid-heel suede and leather pumps had details such as fur, moon-shaped hardware and floral pom-poms.
Lambertson Truex’s fall preview featured its extensive collection of bags, shoes, belts, gloves and small leather goods. Highlights included clutches with intricate beading, unstructured Forties-style bags in flocked velvet and suede, and animal-patterned pony-hair bags and gloves.
Henry Beguelin’s handcrafted jackets, home goods, bags and shoes followed his signature rustic aesthetic. Snakeskin and crocodile-stamped leather was fashioned into boots and bags in a rich burgundy, olive and cognac palette. For fall, standout offerings included shoes with fur and spectator details and beveled leather hobos.
Georgina Goodman’s fall accessory presentation at SoHo House included pumps, flats and wedges made from a collage of materials such as suede, patent leather and fishskin. Platforms in velvet and chenille mixed with leather were done in silhouettes that reference the Thirties and Forties, and stacked heels and wedges had painted stripes.Meanwhile, Rado’s presentation at the Cooper Classics Gallery in the West Village was educational as well as stylish. To demonstrate the significance of watches in marriage rituals around the world, bride-and-groom mannequins were dressed in the traditional wedding attire of 10 countries. In front of each couple, a pair of the watches most popular in that country was displayed alongside a description of related wedding traditions. For example, in Japan, the bride’s parents offer a watch to the groom at an elaborate dinner before the wedding day. As part of the contract of an arranged marriage in Egypt, the bride gives a watch to her groom. Guests at the event, however, decided that Greek brides have it best. They’re showered with jewelry, starting with a ring and a watch, before the big day.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews