Fashion Scoops: Bright Eyes … Need for Speed … Cast Away
BRIGHT EYES: John Galliano is taking designer branding to a new frontier: contact lenses that outline the iris in fine circles of sparkling gold or black. The Dior Eyes — currently hitting shelves in Europe — can be worn for up to...
BRIGHT EYES: John Galliano is taking designer branding to a new frontier: contact lenses that outline the iris in fine circles of sparkling gold or black. The Dior Eyes — currently hitting shelves in Europe — can be worn for up to two months and come in standard or luxury cases retailing from about $100 to $145. A release date in the U.S. has not yet come into focus.
NEED FOR SPEED: Trust Karl Lagerfeld, one of the quickest-thinking designers in fashion, to come up with a fast fragrance to match. A unisex scent is part of the collection Lagerfeld has designed for Swedish giant Hennes & Mauritz. It is slated to arrive in H&M stores in mid-November along with the 30-piece Lagerfeld for H&M collection — and when it sells out, that’s it. “I like the idea of perfume being done like this and then on to the next trend,” said Lagerfeld in his signature rapid-fire manner. The collaboration, to be backed by a major television and print campaign, is destined for about 800 H&M doors in 19 countries.
CAST AWAY: Anna Molinari has been creating a sensation throughout Italy with her latest design, yet it’s one that was never meant for the runway. Paparazzi have been following the Blumarine designer ever since she fashioned her own plastic cast after being involved in an accident while on vacation last month, when a bicyclist ran over her foot. After shedding her traditional plaster cast, Molinari personalized her plastic cast with rhinestones that spell “Blumarine” in cursive along the back and buckles that feature a pair of “Anna Molinari Couture” labels."
Yesterday, the Parisian fashion house @azzaro_official cut the ribbon on a temeporary retrospective at the wing of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. The exhibition, which shows the lasting influence of the brand’s founder Loris Azzaro, is titled “Azzaro, Fifty Sparkling Years” and presents 50 looks. In it’s ’70s heyday, fans of the brand included Jane Birkin, pictured here, Raquel Welch, Brigitte Bardot and more. See more photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@trinaturk and @macys Inc International Concepts line are linking up on a collection for summer — filled with accessories, swimwear and shoes. The collection will also include a Mr Turk men’s line, both of which are the designer’s first entry into a more accessibly priced area. “It’s very world-traveler, gypset-inspired,” said Turk. The Trina Turk x INC line will launch on May 15th. #wwdfashion
Assouline is paying homage to the late Azzedine Alaïa with a reprint of "Alaïa Livre de Collection.” The book is comprised of photographs of the designer's summer 1992 runway show with models Christy Turlington Burns, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks, pictured here at right. #wwdfashion #alaia #tyrabanks
Fall 2018 accessories take on a painterly hue, with Nebulas Blue among Pantone’s top 10 colors of the season. (📸: @jonghyupstudio ; editor: @twallz21 ; stylist and set designer: @haideefindlaylevin ) #wwdaccessories
@americanapparelusa is relaunching the brand outside of the U.S. today, opening its online store to more than 200 countries. The company is also contemplating a return to brick-and-mortar, though details have not been confirmed. In tandem with the expanded distribution is a recasting of a social media ad campagn, called “Back to Basics,” pictured here, with a focus on diversity and a cast of models above the age of 21. Read more on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Exclusive: @britneyspears is continuing to expand her brand. The pop icon, who appears in @kenzo ’s latest campaign, is partnering with Epic Rights to launch a line of branded merchandise. Read @hernameislex ‘s story, link in bio. #wwdnews #britneyspears
The Duchess of Cambridge channeled Princess Diana’s look upon giving birth to Prince Harry, when she and the Duke of Cambridge departed the hospital with the new baby Prince this afternoon in London. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
The new Prince of Cambridge has arrived! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed with the 8-pound newborn. She wore a look from one of her go-to designers, @jennypackham. Tap link in bio for more. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge