The drama factor was as high as the stiltlike shoes as Olivier Theyskens staged his fantastical fall Nina Ricci collection, which would turn out to be his swan song. Less than a week later, Ricci announced the end of its collaboration with the Belgian wunderkind, citing a desire to “reorientate its development strategy.” At press time, Ricci had yet to offi cially name his successor: Peter Copping, a top design deputy to Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton. Nor had Theyskens broken his silence on the end of his affair with the French house, preserving the air of mystery and poetry left by his surreal, darkly romantic farewell collection.
A psychedelic-Goth undercurrent pulsed through the collection, reminding the audience of the raw talent that catapulted Theyskens to fame at age 21, when Madonna wore his black satin hook-and-eye gown to the Oscars in 1998. While acknowledging weak sell-through of Theyskens’ designs for Ricci, retailers said they would welcome a return of his signature collection, which the designer put on hold when he joined Rochas in 2003. Sources said Theyskens recently bought back the rights to his trademark, suggesting that just might be the gritty path he will follow.
Exclusive: @britneyspears is continuing to expand her brand. The pop icon, who appears in @kenzo ’s latest campaign, is partnering with Epic Rights to launch a line of branded merchandise. Read @hernameislex ‘s story, link in bio. #wwdnews #britneyspears
The Duchess of Cambridge channeled Princess Diana’s look upon giving birth to Prince Harry, when she and the Duke of Cambridge departed the hospital with the new baby Prince this afternoon in London. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
The new Prince of Cambridge has arrived! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed with the 8-pound newborn. She wore a look from one of her go-to designers, @jennypackham. Tap link in bio for more. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
Jewelry label @alisonlou has made a name for itself with fine jewelry that speaks to the Millennial market. Now @twallz21 reports that the label is bringing those playful ideas to a new affordable line of lucite hoops with the launch of Loucite by Alison Lou. Here’s a look from the line modeled by @emrata. #wwdaccessories
@sarahjessicaparker and @gilt are teaming up on a bridal ready-to-wear line. Tomorrow, Parker will launch SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Bridal — and as part of the launch, Gilt will offer 15 exclusive styles from the SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker footwear collection that were designed to complement the new line. Made out of 10 styles, the line is designed for a variety of occasions, from bridal showers to receptions. Get more details on WWD.com #wwdfashion
A grooming moment between @tanfrance and @antoni last night at the The LGBT Community Center Trailblazer Awards honoring Anna Wintour, Ricky Martin and more. See more photos at WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“It was a very surreal feeling. It wasn’t like we were in the studio together coming up with it — it’s more like he discovered it and loved it. I didn’t let myself get my hopes up, but then it happened it was very exciting,” said singer-songwriter @nombe on discovering that @pharrell would be using his song, “Cant Catch Me” on his HBO documentary series “Outpost.” The German-born singer — named Noah MacBeth — talked to WWD about feminism, using art as a platform for political expression and personal style. Read more on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
This season, denim is going west – in influence. Brands like @fathersdaughterla (pictured here), @tommyhilfiger Jeans, @levis and more are opting for raw, top-stitching styles. (Styled by @thealexbadia; 📷: @ryanplett)