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."
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty