Chic Tourists, Olympic Champions and Left-Bank Charmers – Hussein Chalayan, Y-3, Sonia Rykiel, Dries Van Noten and Veronique Branquinho
Heading for the tropics? Believe it or not, Hussein Chalayan is your man. Yohji Yamamoto, for his part, created an energetic, athletic Y-3 collection, while Dries Van Noten dressed his dreamy girls in new ruffled and lingerie looks and Sonia Rykiel...
Hussein Chalayan: Beautiful though some of his melancholy deconstructed collections were, at last Hussein Chalayan gave himself — and his audience — a break. During the late Nineties, fashion’s bling-bling years, he was there to remind us of life’s untidy side. But now, his dark vision seems to have brightened up considerably.
Using the image of a jet plane parked on the tarmac as a backdrop, his apparently sunny collection was an ode to chic tourists. And no, the terms chic and tourist are not mutually exclusive. She’s packed her bags with tropical play clothes, including a slew of tie tops and short-shorts for daytime adventuring, and with demure cocktail dresses for sampling the local nightlife. Over the course of half a dozen exits, clean khaki minidresses built like overalls gradually morphed into garden party dresses cut in faded antique florals. One gently deconstructed deb dress came in prissy white, while a slim frock with bows at the shoulders was printed with positively preppy palm trees.
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)