Robert Cary-Williams placed a big antique wardrobe in front of his Neal's Lane Studio, and invited the curious into his private world. Cary-Williams loves to deconstruct, and he showed long, pieced-together army coats, little tea-stained dresses and...
Robert Cary-Williams placed a big antique wardrobe in front of his Neal's Lane Studio, and invited the curious into his private world. Cary-Williams loves to deconstruct, and he showed long, pieced-together army coats, little tea-stained dresses and tweedy jackets. T-shirts, though tattered and shredded, were still delicate and cool and hinted at the new diffusion line the designer will unveil this season in Paris.
Identical twins Tamara and Natasha Surguladze of Tata-naka are quickly making a name for themselves and already count Sarah Jessica Parker and Cameron Diaz among their clients. Cotton dresses came in washed-out shades of white, duck egg blue, candy floss and beige and were decorated with child-like sketches of houses, animals and hearts.
Inspired by "Belle du Jour," Warren Noronha showed equestrian-like tailored pantsuits with lace-up details on the leg, and jackets with high collars and bustle backs. For evening, there were silk flapper dresses and others with plunging necklines, inspired by Aubrey Beardsley prints.
Tracey Boyd grew up this season, showing off beautifully tailored, hipster pants and T-shirts with cap sleeves made of feathers for Boyd. Her very feminine eveningwear featured floor-length, cream silk Grecian dresses with Empire waists and white Fifties-inspired prom dresses decorated with crystals and silver sequins.
Fake London turned out its signature street-inspired, urban looks: linen parkas with hand-painted details on the back, frayed mini-kilts and bodices in pastel pinks and blues and trouser suits with combat pants. Models marched down the catwalk in cowboy or porkpie hats and carried bottles of Moët & Chandon on their backs. A girl can get thirsty in that urban jungle.
Sadie Frost and Jemima French sent out a parade of cute cotton pinafore dresses, white lace tops and short jumpsuits on a green faux lawn set for FrostFrench. Frost, who’s married to Jude Law, has just had her fourth child, so it’s no wonder her silk wrap tops came with matching baby carriers. There were cheers and screams all around, but one can't help wondering whether FrostFrench is more about the clothes or the women behind them.
The denim pieces — including short, uniform jackets, wide-legged overalls and jeans — were the stars of the Eley Kishimoto?collection. But Eley Kishimoto should have stopped right there. Their swirly Seventies wallpaper prints in shades of pond green, red and brown that covered everything from A-line skirts and dresses to shiny plastic raincoats were just plain sad.
Jessica Ogden showed a collection of pretty tea-stained cotton apron dresses in washed pastel and biscuit shades. Prints featured messy, paintbrush strokes, scribbles and doodles. As usual, hemlines were long and unfinished. While Ogden’s style is whimsical and fun, she needs to come up with some fresh ideas.
Once again, Elspeth Gibson turned to the world of sprites and fairies for inspiration, showing bias-cut dresses made from washed silk, some of which were embroidered with threads and beads. Her crumpled silk pajama pants, and delicate mohair knits were pretty, but Gibson has gone down this path before.
Antoni Burakowski & Alison Roberts stuck to their signature slogans — and it seems the Antoni & Alison duo is in a rut. Their brightly colored T-shirts and knitted sleeveless tops screamed "Pansy," "Pretty Boy" and "Hip Hop," but maybe they should have read "Enough Already."
Roksanda Ilinic was the star of the Fashion East group show, taking Ossie Clark’s rich hippies modern. Her prints: poppies and peacocks. Her cut: cool caftans and Forties-meets-Seventies glamour gowns with a ruffle here and a lantern sleeve there.
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@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)
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)