NEW YORK — Fashion editors and buyers will not be cowed by the weather. Like the postman, neither rain, sleet, hail or snow — or all four combined — would ever stop them from teetering into Bryant Park for a show. Yet the weather...
NEW YORK — Fashion editors and buyers will not be cowed by the weather. Like the postman, neither rain, sleet, hail or snow — or all four combined — would ever stop them from teetering into Bryant Park for a show. Yet the weather this time of the year isn’t exactly fashion-friendly, so despite the overwhelming desire to flaunt one’s spring wardrobe, it will be a challenging endeavor. To aid those in doubt, WWD has provided its own fashion advisory.TODAYAM showers/WindHigh: 44Low: 21Ease into fashion week with that vintage Burberry trench or Chanel’s oft-photographed version with tweed trim. While they are probably not the warmest outerwear choice, you just can’t be swayed into a wool bouclé coat, so at least layer up with Ce&Ce Ts, cashmere crewnecks and loads of pearls that will pack a punch. Footwear is always a conundrum in bad weather, but if you completely refuse to don galoshes, then at least save your Christian Dior satin heels for later in the week when the forecast calls for sun.SUNDAYMostly sunny/WindHigh: 30Low: 28Luckily it’s a light day on Sunday and there’s no reason to break out your most fabulous pieces. But you do have to attend the Diane von Furstenberg show tonight, which always draws a celebrity-studded crowd. After a late lunch at Pastis replete with an aperitif or two, it’s off to DVF’s West Village lair. You’ll want to look downtown chic, but it’s going to be the coldest day of the week, so opt for a Fendi fur, worked jeans and python stilettoes.MONDAYMostly sunny High: 40Low: 33Clearly Monday is Ladies’ Day. So while flitting from Carolina to Oscar in the daytime, don full, knee-length skirts, shrunken cardigans and a Lambertson Truex shopper. It’s one of the sunniest days of the week, so brave the cold and opt for a chunky heel with colored sheers. But given the Marc Jacobs show is at night — and one of the biggest attractions of the week to be sure — bring an accessory along in your shopper to make your ladylike look morph into good-time grunge.TUESDAYMostly cloudyHigh: 40Low: 33With Narciso Rodriguez and Roberto Menichetti headlining the day, it’s time to stick with the basics. Calling all pencil skirts, shrunken cardigans and stilettos. The look: sleek, structured, tailored and body-conscious. Given the dull weather, keep a pick-me-up in your bag, either Vosges chocolates or St. John’s Wort. But spice up the muted ensemble with a must-have “Theda” metallic drawstring Vuitton bag, which will bring you right into evening at the gala for the new Louis Vuitton store at 1 East 57th Street.WEDNESDAYMostly cloudyHigh: 37Low: 29Hump day is owned by one of the reigning princes and two heir apparents of American sportswear—Michael Kors and the Proenza Schouler boys. Just when fashion week is beginning to bug, transport to Kors’ spring vision of Capri with brights, stripes and well, capris. If the sun just happens to peak through, slip on smoky aviators. Modernize the look for fashion’s “It” boys with a slouchy V-neck and some long pearls, but for Matthew Williamson’s 8 p.m. show add a dash of color in the form of a metallic handbag and some ethnic jewelry.THURSDAYPartly cloudyHigh: 33Low: 22Today it’s out with the old and in with the new. A band of young guns takes over the schedule: Francisco Costa’s second collection for Calvin Klein, Behnaz Sarafpour, Peter Som, Jeffrey Chow, Esteban Cortazar and Zac Posen. So think outside the box. Mix young independents with a major bag and a major shoe like the Fendi “Chef” bag and the YSL spectator pump. Keep the adrenaline going by sending your driver to Magnolia Bakery for cupcakes.FRIDAYPartly cloudy High: 31Low: 20With the big hitters rounding out the week, it’s a chance to forage through your closet for your most classic pieces. Find an eclectic way to mix Edwardian looks and jersey. Cashmere is de rigueur at Ralph, while black opaques are perfect at Donna. Homebodies head back to your lairs for tea and a bath with salts. Party girls head to dinner at Soho House and finish it all off at Bungalow 8.
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
Virgil Abloh’s dad Nee and Don Crawley, cofounder of RSVP Gallery, were some of the hometown crew at the Chicago-born designer’s debut show for Louis Vuitton. (📸: @jdiderich ) #wwdmens #louisvuitton #virgilabloh
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