The sophomore album is the trial-by-ﬁre of the music world. In thefashion realm, it’s making a debut at the design helm of a well-known fashion house. That’s why hats were tipped to Sarah Burtonfor her spectacular stepping out as creative director of AlexanderMcQueen following the founder’s suicide earlier this year. Accordingto Sarah Rutson, fashion director at Hong Kong-based LaneCrawford, Burton “did the impossible, ﬁlling almost an unﬁllablepair of shoes.” Beyond being faithful to McQueen’s DNA with herode to paganism and high craft, the 35-year-old put her own stampon the runway collection—and an extensive showroom offering.
“We are completely behind it and want to bring Sarah Burtonout to present the collection with a trunk show,” Rutson said.Having spent her entire 14-year fashion career at the elbowof McQueen, Burton learned plenty from her master, but is asunnier sort. “I don’t think it has to have as much angst in it. Ithink it will be softer,” she said of her approach.
Despite a chaotic still-life presentation, Giles Deacon madea good ﬁrst impression as creative director at Emanuel Ungaro,helping people forget Lindsay Lohan’s laughingstock attemptto revive the august house. The focus was back on vivid prints,feminine draping and a vivacious, Parisian spirit that put thehouse back on the radar. “Every important retailer and storedirector came and sales were positive,” Deacon reported.
Carving out a niche for luxury streetwear, new kid on theblock Julien David’s ﬁrst full clothing collection was picked upby the likes of Colette and Le Bon Marché in Paris, Websterin Miami and Isetan in Japan. The Tokyo-based French native,who launched two years ago with a silk scarf line, this seasonintroduced around 60 ready-to-wear pieces marrying noblefabrics with edgy prints and unconventional silhouettes. Thecollection was inspired by theresurgence of BMX culture.Bestsellers included oversizeshirts splashed with Liberty-inspired tire-mark prints madeup, on closer inspection, ofitsy-bitsy bike parts, as well astransformable rainwear.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“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)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)