Much of the fall season’s richness was found in mesmerizing fabrics. Dries Van Noten revived an Orbis printing technique to achieve his limited edition marbleized floral prints, inspired by swatches he found in a couture textiles archive in Lyon, France. The painstaking method involves mounting layers of colored wax around a contraption called a Zylinder, which is then rolled onto wet cloth to produce a mix of blurry and sharp prints in vivid colors.
Lending an otherworldly quality to the Balenciaga collection, Nicolas Ghesquière combined hand-painted landscapes, reminiscent of Chinese silk screens, with dégradé swooshes of airbrushed paint on varnished latex dresses, the latter technique centering on the dresses’ plastrons.
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"