Findings: On To Accessories … Brushing Up On Classics … With Bag To Match …
Phillip Lim, designer of apparel company 3.1 Phillip Lim and former designer of Development, couldn't find the right accessories to adorn his ensembles while shooting his look books, so he decided to make them.
ON TO ACCESSORIES: Phillip Lim, designer of apparel company 3.1 Phillip Lim and former designer of Development, couldn't find the right accessories to adorn his ensembles while shooting his look books, so he decided to make them.
"Our goal is to evolve the brand," Lim said. "I want all people to understand it, from a librarian to a high-profile fashion editor."
The small collection of bags, shoes, scarves and belts are universally simple, with geometric lines and a casual aesthetic. The Hannah tote, for example, features cranberry or ivory soft-pebbled leather, patch pockets and a shoulder strap with a trio of metal rings that represent the 3.1 in the brand's name. Other offerings are striped scarves, woven belts and three styles of shoes.
The accessories range in wholesale price from $55 to $320.
BRUSHING UP ON CLASSICS: Manhattan's upper East Side jewelry boutique, Jaded, is ready to broaden its reach.
Co-owners Giuseppe D'Arcangelo and Joseph Curto, after 21 years in business designing, manufacturing and selling their fashion pieces, as well as acting as the main retailer for the work of Italian jeweler Diego Percossi Papi, have set up a wholesale division, Jaded Studio.
"This brand has been around for all these years and we're ready to expose more of the public to it," said D'Arcangelo. "We've also been working with Diego for some 30 years and we think this is the moment for him."
D'Arcangelo said they are targeting the styles, all of which draw their influences from ancient Roman or Italian Renaissance jewelry, to high-end retailers such as Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and Barneys New York.
The looks retail from $75 for Jaded's gold intaglio bull pin to $3,620 for a Diego Percossi Papi for Jaded's serpent bracelet with faceted citrines, emeralds, onyx, seed pearls and enamel.
WITH BAG TO MATCH: Nina Footwear Corp. has signed a license to produce handbags with La Rue International, a New York-based accessories company.
The line of mostly evening and dressier day bags coordinates with Nina's signature crystal-laden footwear styles. The bags, which bow at retail in February and wholesale from $20 to $50, will include as many as 50 styles. They will be sold in shoe departments alongside Nina shoes in Macy's, Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor, Dillard's and specialty stores throughout the U.S.Joey Tawil, director of La Rue, said the company would eventually produce a line of bags for Delman, a higher-priced footwear brand and another division of Nina Footwear.
LUXE LOOK: Exclusivity continues to be on Giorgio Armani's mind these days.
The designer's newest gig is a pair of crocodile-printed leather sunglasses that are crafted by hand. The shades, which come in one size and only in cinnamon yellow, are a limited-edition project of 600 pieces.
From October on, they will be an exclusive to Giorgio Armani stores worldwide with a $700 price tag at retail.
Taking the final spot on the mens’ portion of New York Fashion Week calendar next month will be none other than @tomford. Though he’s shown his men’s wear in New York in the past, this will mark the first time the designer has shown his men’s collection alone during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. His runway show will debut on February 6 at the Park Avenue Armory. #wwdfashion
London-based couture house @ralphandrusso has certainly been in the spotlight, having its dresses worn by @beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Meghan Markle in her engagement photos and more. For couture, Tamara Ralph focused on ornamentation — think: feathers with chain mail, jet embroidery and clusters of pearls and crystals. See the rest of the collection on WWD.com #wwdfashion #couture (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
Minnie Mouse celebrated her 90th birthday by getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For her celebratory luncheon, @coach’s creative director @stuartvevers dressed her in a custom made prairie dress, complete with Vever’s take on the polka dot – black sequined versions – under a cropped motorcycle jacket. The designer also put his own mark on Minnie’s classic red shoes, infusing the color with sparkles and adding some Coach crystals. “We chose colors that were very Minnie and also represented quintessential Coach elements,” said Vevers. #wwdfashion #nationalpolkadotday (📷: George Chinsee)
@nickjonas is unveiling his first-ever apparel collection through a partnership with John Varvatos. The limited-edition capsule, which makes its debut in spring, also marks the first time the designer has collaborated with anyone on a line. “The process in working with Nick is amazing. It’s inspiring to be around someone who is not only connected with the trade that they do, but also with what’s happening in the environment around him, and how that connects to what we do with style,” said Varvatos. (RG: @johnvarvatos) #wwdfashion
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)