The London spring collection ended, after a whirlwind season that offered some surprises.
Not unexpected, but most welcome, were the fab items that were spotted at the London Exhibition.
Pringle: It’s a big moment for Pringle, which, like so many of Britain’s venerable fashion houses, is in the midst of a revival. Under the guidance of chief executive Kim Winser, the company wants to freshen its image and appeal to more than just golfers and grannies. At the end of the month, Pringle’s first new-generation store will open on Bond Street, with more to come around the world. On Sunday, Pringle staged its first fashion show in 50 years, choosing an Art Deco London tea salon to showcase its revamped Argyll knits, and introduce a new ready-to-wear collection featuring circle skirts, Harrington jackets and Fifties-inspired prom-girl looks by designer Stuart Stockdale. There were also cashmere bathing suits, HotPants, halter tops, body-hugging knit skirts and cashmere V-necks with plunging necklines. But there were few traces of the sometimes sweet, sometimes punchy, colorful Pringle knits that everyone loves. Revamping a traditional fashion line is a delicate balancing act, and Stockdale is going to need a few more seasons of practice.
Gibó: In her debut collection for Gibó, Julie Verhoeven traveled back to high Eighties Technicolor sportif. But it’s a path London’s designers — Luella Bartley, Clements and Ribeiro for Cacharel and House of Jazz — have traveled before. The designer’s narrow jersey trousers,knee-grazing tiered skirts and track jackets were well done, but not new. Verhoeven, a fashion illustrator, used the artist’s palette as a motif, but what everyone was hoping to see were more clothes done up with her charming, subtly erotic prints. She showed a few tops and skirts splashed with a swirling, suggestive design — let’s hope there are a lot more back in the showroom.
@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
@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)