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.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty