It's all about dresses this season, from cozy little knitted numbers to all-out glamorous gowns.
Carlos Miele: Carlos Miele is a designer known for making pretty dresses, so when he cited French philosopher Gilles Deleuze and his book "The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque" as his inspiration for fall, it made one wonder: Has the boy from São Paolo ditched the red-carpet thrills for loftier fare? But au contraire. The "fold, refold and unfold" metaphysics slant made perfect sense in his many pleated confections — undulating ruffled hems, simple kick pleats and, of course, those liquid tumbles à la Madame Grès — without sacrificing any of the label's signature sex appeal. To be sure, the social lot will find gala gowns galore. But it's the winterwear, including cashmere sweaters, alpaca hand-knits, chubby fox fur vests and shantung coats, that proves Miele is finally willing to step beyond the samba heat.
Zero Maria Cornejo: Season after season, an intimate fashion flock of editors, retailers and stylists gather at Maria Cornejo's white-walled Mott Street boutique for the unveiling of a new collection. There are no paparazzi or Hollywood types smiling for that front-row moment. The focus here is on the clothes. And what clothes there were: an oversized tweed belted coat with a gently curving hem, effortless and cozy knits, tapestry wrap dresses and ruched circle waistcoats, even frocks with a touch of lace-and-velvet romance — all rendered with the label's trademark sculptural ease. Perhaps it's best that Cornejo works under the fashion hoopla radar, because her clothes are tailor-made for girls of downtown, anonymous cool.
Temperley London: Alice Temperley is in a Hollywood state of mind. For starters, her fall collection was inspired by the studios of the Thirties and Forties, and to that end she named each of her looks after the grand dames of Hollywood's Golden Age: Dietrich, Davis, Garland and Harlow. Indeed, everything Temperley sent out had that certain old-time je ne sais quoi glamour, like gray velvet smokings, embroidered cropped jackets, intarsia'd tunics and sweater dresses. "The devil is a woman," read the show notes, channeling a 1935 Dietrich flick, but she's also one heck of a gussied-up gal — embellished, macraméd and bedecked to an almost dizzying point. Given Temperley's recent foray into Los Angeles with a Melrose Place boutique, it seems the Hollywood tune she's singing — with all those column gowns and spruced-up eveningwear — is the red-carpet one.Zaldy: Talk about a comeback kid. Zaldy Goco got down to business Thursday night, presenting a knockout collection filled with sophisticated, beautifully tailored clothes. Gone were the tricky details and artsy dramatics of seasons past that only really suited the rock stars he costumed. Yet there were indeed elements of stage flair here, but combined with wearability. There were dresses galore, draped and belted, some with accents of point d'esprit. Hand-painted skinny jeans, angora knitted into ruffled sweaters or oversized collars on coats, as well as uptown-worthy pleated pants in suede were also here. The hits just kept on coming.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews