All sorts of themes were in play as the Milan collections continued, from a mix of grunge with classic suits to charmingly campy looks to poetic, sepia-colored pieces.Max Mara: Merging two disparate moods, workaday and rebellious, Max Mara's fall collection could be called Grunge Lite, an office-safe look that gave sway to the trappings of modest rockerdom but without any suggestion of aggressiveness or sloppiness. All manner of oversized anoraks formed the base of the collection with coats done up in sober tartans and monastic black or cut as capes. Bright shiny tops sequined in sporty stripes were paired with slouchy skirts cut in men's suitings, and these versatile pieces, as well as jackets, oversized knits and full-cut pants, were combined and recombined throughout. Formal pairings made plays on the classic suit. More adventurous mixing meant a tailored tuxedo jacket worn over a minidress. The overall affect was refreshingly realistic, and made a quietly confident statement that looked just right.Moschino Cheap & Chic: Who better to open the Cheap & Chic show than Dita Von Teese? Yes, she's a little cheap and a little chic herself, that one, and she flaunts those attributes, as well as everything else, with admirable shimmy-shaking camp. Honoring such an haute flirt, the fall collection was full of cheeky, good-time clothes. There were cardigans decked out with covered buttons, puff-sleeve blouses and circle skirts galore, as well as a heart-print dress for the swing-dancing set. The season's range of novelty prints included one that looked like a collage of old-time lingerie ads clipped from a newspaper. It was just as subtle as a dress printed with the word "naughty" across its front. At a Cheap & Chic show, there is no such thing as taking things too far. And that's part of the fun.Anna Molinari: Rosella Tarabini staged her fall Anna Molinari show in the Sala delle Cariatidi of Milan's dignified Palazzo Reale. The graceful environment was sullied by Tarabini's awkward collection of black satin strapless minidresses bunched up in the back, shredded chiffon gowns and metallic leather HotPant overalls. The disjointed collection vacillated from faux femininity, in the form of snug angora minidresses, to distressed rocker, courtesy of slim, metallic pinstriped pants and skinny transparent Ts. A moment of clarity emerged in sassy tiered tulle dresses and slinky fox stoles. Tarabini has used Molinari as her experimental canvas, putting down artsy strokes one season, only to start with a new genre the next. It's time for the designer to hunker down and find a little discipline.Antonio Marras: There's always something slightly melancholic about Antonio Marras' collections, as though he has funneled the sepia tones of a Depression-era film onto his languid, poetic pieces. For fall, the Sardinian designer based his stoic and sober collection on Anton Chekov's play "The Three Sisters." A single mirror hanging from the back reflected the fluidity of Marras' sweeping opera coats with chiffon insets, sturdy gray wool circle skirts and intricately beaded sweaters. He kept the palette dark and steely, adding flourishes with puckered full sleeves and cinched waists. For the finale, the curtain rose, revealing a stage covered in gilt mirrors. At that moment, the sorrow lifted, and a beautiful reflection of strong women came in.
To celebrate Pride 2018, @themarcjacobs released the #GratefulNotHateful campaign, a social media initiative aimed at extending Pride beyond the parade. Inspired by Jacobs’ everyday outlook, the campaign features Jacobs along with a group of models and social media stars who are members and supporters of the LGBT community, all seen wearing @marcbeauty’s Highliner Gel Eye Crayons in colors of the rainbow. Head to our Instagram stories to see close-ups of the liner. #wwdbeauty
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About last night: @marycharteris and @adwoaaboah hit up Hyde Park for the Serpentine Galleries’ annual summer party held in partnership with @chanelofficial. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
“This is Paris, my first show. I’m all about democracy. If some kid shows up, flew from New Jersey to just be around, let’s get him a seat.” — @virgilabloh tells WWD’s @jdiderich ahead of his first show for @louisvuitton men’s. (📸: @alfredo_piola ) #wwdmens #virgilabloh #louisvuitton
“Kate Spade was a true fashion icon who brought joy to the lives of women around the world, and inspired women to live life to the fullest. We are dedicated to carrying on her legacy,” said Anna Bakst, brand president and chief executive officer of @katespadeny. The Kate Spade Foundation announced that it will be donating $1 million to suicide prevention and mental health awareness in tribute to the recent death of Kate Spade. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @chinseephoto)
A first look at @virgilabloh’s sneakers for @louisvuitton. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion 📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim