Mon Petit Oiseau: Alright kids, it’s time to pack up the station wagon, turn up the tunes and head off for a seaside vacation, maybe in Nantucket. And make sure to pack a bag of Mon Petit Oiseau pieces. Designer Tracy Wilkinson has long been known for her charming, flirty, easy-to-wear collections. For spring, she captured the carefree feeling of a fun summer holiday, complete with souvenir-style buttons pinned onto little shorts printed with “Je t’aime.” And she kept the printed whimsy flowing with chubby chickadees, exaggerated paisleys and graphic cherry blossoms. And she wasn’t afraid to mix those patterns together and, when trimmed with a ruffle or ribbon, the effect was lovely. It was almost sad to see the the bright show end, but here’s to the promise of spring, fun holidays and that charming little chickadee minisheath.
Heike Jarick: Watching one samurai movie after another might affect a girl’s point of view. That’s what happened when, depressed after a fire destroyed her New York apartment, Heike Jarick spent weekends in her new Lower East Side pad with nothing but her TV. She didn’t pay attention to the swords and fight scenes, but rather found inspiration blending images of Japan with the vibrance of her new colorful neighborhood. In her collection, it translated into cheerful color — lacquer red, koi orange and sunshine yellows. She mixed the kimono with the bolero and came up with a trim-cropped jacket, while whispery layers of gauzy chiffon were cut into handkerchief-hemmed skirts. Jarick exercised a light touch with the gathered pleat or smattered bead details, giving the collection a sense of tranquil optimism.
Rebecca Rich: Travel by way of the runway is one of the great pleasures of fashion. The Mexican Riviera was the stop of choice for Rich who injected flounces of citrus green or hibiscus pink embroidery onto classic, sometimes proper, sundresses, A-line skirts and tailored blouses. A simple sheath in magenta jersey was given a drapey cowl neck that plunged down to the navel while a tailored blouse was gathered slightly at the bust to soften the shape.?Bright ruffles peeked out from skirts while her final look gave in to all-out flair with a flamenco style gown in lavender and lime. Overall, it was the right amount of sweetness and spice.
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