David Cardona: Doing double duty for Cerruti as well as his own line, David Cardona opted for a calmer, by-appointment showroom presentation with two models. Good thing, as he had only been here half a day since flying in from Milan. While Cardona typically does tough, Matrix-like looks, he kept things light and sporty for spring, and even ventured into denim for the first time. But his wasn’t basic jeans. He worked the softest black denim twills into suits and shirtdresses with the same overstitched oval or curved panels he used throughout the 70-piece collection. Elsewhere, he played feminine against masculine elements, like a corset engineered into a man’s white shirt or a short-sleeved sweater. Overall, the tailored edge he likes was still there, but significantly softer.
Sheri Bodell: Sheri Bodell clearly caught the flou that went around New York and Europe. Her spring effort was full of flirty, feminine dresses and skirts with such girly details as pastel appliqués and ribbon details. Her chiffons were petal-light and the pin-tucked trousers ultraslim. Coquettes and flirts will certainly find something to flit about town in come spring.
Sue Wong: Like a costume designer for a multigenerational soap opera, Sue Wong showed 90 looks that pranced liberally through the decades. She tackled the neon Eighties and Mod Sixties with collage-like dresses covered in paillettes, beads, ruching and studs. From there, she journeyed on with flamenco ruffles and Seventies handkerchief hems before at last settling with Belle Epoque sleeve details and Twenties-style fringes. This is where Wong hit her stride, especially with the intricate drop-waisted flapper frocks and cap-sleeved long gowns. Throughout, she topped everything with enormous headdresses — a disco ball crown, a Mondrian tower or a mountain of stalagmites. There’s no doubt that Wong works hard to provide range and excitement to her line, but her attempt to fill each passing trend seemed too chaotic.
Maggie Barry: Maggie Barry stirred two parts Ziggy Stardust with one part Blondie and came up with an electric spin on cotton jersey dresses. Studs, glitter and grommets kicked leather details up a notch, and it was all put together with shoulder-dusting earrings — worn on one ear, of course — and Day-Glo pumps. Sexy white or black short-suits recalled Debbie Harry’s “Rapture” days, while pasted-on vinyl lightning rods crossed the models’ faces.Holmes: Rock and fashion; fashion and rock. The two are nearly synonymous in L.A., so it’s no surprise that Susan Holmes, a former model who married ex-Guns N’ Roses guitarist Duff McKagan, started her own swimwear line. A solid one, at that, seeing as she sells at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman and through Victoria’s Secret’s swim catalogue. For spring, she went from bohemian beaded palm-print suits to all-out rocker chic such as a tartan bikini top with a bitsy skirt or another rainbow-trimmed suit inspired by boys’ tighty whities. Less wearable, perhaps, but still really interesting, was a bikini made entirely of guitar picks. The music, of course, came courtesy of McKagan’s new band, Velvet Revolver.
Tree: Sometimes the fashion alarms go off when the word “hippie” is mentioned. If not handled properly, hazards could include baggy cuts, muted colors and rough materials. Thankfully, Theresa McAllen and Beverly Klein kept their Tree collection flirty, fitted and full of saturated colors, albeit herbal tea-inspired ones like hibiscus pink and chamomile yellow. Although the line was far too long, the motifs of scribble-like floral embroidery and cotton eyelets — on dresses, tanks and skirts — will surely offer a sweet, feminine, bohemian look for spring.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)