What better barometer is there for forecasting fall’s biggest hits than peeking into the closets of some of New York’s chicest women? Michael Kors and Yves Saint Laurent lead the ladies’ picks, while winning looks include ponchos, lilac hues, round-toe heels, pencil skirts and one very versatile Dior Homme pantsuit. Watch for these finds in the front rows at this week’s New York shows as the trendsetters set their sights on spring.
— By Alison Burwell and Anamaria Wilson
TORY BURCH Look: Classic Cool
Michael Kors violet peacoat.
Yves Saint Laurent velvet brown military jacket.
Round-toe Balenciaga boot.
A dark brown leather Lanvin bag with a gold antique chain.
HELEN SCHIFTER Look: The Editor’s Eye
Michael Kors violet cashmere coat — “channeling the inner hippie chick.”
Marc Jacobs round-toe pump in navy.
Kate Spade taxicab yellow ballet flat with rhinestone buckle — “Great for school pickup and drop-off.”
Prada “temple”-print skirt.
Tuleh floral shirt and knit vest.
Narciso Rodriguez pencil skirt in black.
JEANNE GREENBERG ROHATYN Look: Statement Pieces
J.Mendel knitted fur poncho.
Alexander McQueen tweed jumpsuit.
Yves Saint Laurent satin jacket in lime green.
A+eve cotton T-shirts and cargoes for at home — “So much for the cashmere sweatsuit!”
“I am wearing a Pro-Choice pin every day until the election is over!”
ZANI GUGELMANN Look: PYT
Yves Saint Laurent sky-high black boots.
Escada leather military jacket.
Bill Blass New York cashmere shawl.
J.Mendel knitted fur poncho.
Hogan lizard and suede bag.
Earnest Sewn jeans.
BLAINE TRUMP Look: Uptown Vamp
Michael Kors lavender poncho — “His fall show was beyond the beyond.”
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
After showing in front of the Eiffel Tower for his last two women’s ready-to-wear collection, it looks like @anthonyvaccarello may be heading to the Big Apple. Sources say the designer will stage his next @ysl show in NYC on June 6. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion