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.”
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For @laperlalingerie's spring 2018 show, the brand chose to host their event at @thevenetianmacao. With Chinese megastars @bingbing_fan and @hubing in attendance, La Perla debuted a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired collection. The show marked the start of Sands Macao Fashion Week, which runs from October 19 to 24 — the city’s first such event. Pictured here are models backstage with glimmering eyes. #wwdfashion (📷: Cheuk-Yin To)
Trending for spring 2018: top stitch design. Gone are the days of stitch just for seams — designers are using the once-minimal detail to create strong decorative elements. (📷: Paola Testa; Styled by @andrew_shang) #wwdfashion
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)