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."
Breaking News: @louisvuitton's men's artistic director @mrkimjones is leaving the French fashion house after nearly 7 years. Jones joined Louis Vuitton in 2011, following a three year tenure as creative director of British luxury goods brand Alfred Dunhill. Jones is to exit Louis Vuitton after showing his fall 2018 collection for the brand in Paris on Thursday. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews