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.
My character, Dinah Madani, is just the coolest, [most] badass woman imaginable," says @amberroserevah. The actress stars in @marvel's newest series on @netflix, @thepunisher. To prepare for her role, Revah sat down with Homeland agents to get a real sense of with Dinah's day-to-day life is really like. Read our full interview on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
A scene from the 91st annual @macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade, which boasts 50 million TV viewers and 3.5 million on-site spectators, is considered one of the largest and most watched parades in the world. (📷: Jason Szenes/EPA-REX)
The circus came to @bloomingdales 59th Street on Tuesday night and lit up Lexington Avenue with acrobatic dancers, death-defying knife throwing, sword swallowing and aerial acts with no net. The 45 minutes of theatrics built up to unveiling the holiday windows depicting @swarovski crystal-encrusted circus pieces and scenes from “The Greatest Showman” – songs from the soundtrack included. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Joshua Scott)
The psychedelic fashion that pervaded the ’60s is back with an exhibit at the @museumofcityny. “Mode New York: Fashion Takes a Trip” chronicles the changing styles from 1960 through 1973 and features designers such as @ysl, @oscardelarenta and more. The exhibition, which is on display through April 1, is organized into four periods: First Lady Fasion, Youthquake, New Bohemia and New Nonchalance. Pictured here is model Pat Bardonella during the Garvey Day Parade in 1968. (📷: @kwamebphoto) #wwdeye #wwdfashion
“People should be a lot more honest in expressing both the dark and light of themselves. We need to give each other the space to do that because it’s the only way we can grow and evolve,” says @noelwells of her new film “Mr. Roosevelt,” which is largely based on her own struggles. Unexpectedly leaving @nbcsnl in 2014 after just one season, Wells felt set back in her self-esteem and career trajectory. She quickly refocused her energy to more personal projects, which led to the completion of “Mr. Roosevelt.” Read the rest of WWD’s interview with the “Master of None” actress on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
@barbrastreisand is giving fans a chance to see her perform up close in a new concert series, which makes its debut on @Netflix today. From behind-the-scenes takes to her concert performance in Miami last December, the two-hour streaming special captures Streisand in her element. Pictured here is the singer/actress photographed for WWD in 1963. (📷: Palmieri Tony) #wwdeye #wwdarchive
@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)