Fine jewelry presentations have become an integral part of haute couture week. Evoking the past, both real and imagined, was a shared theme among the Place Vendôme jewelers, while Yohji Yamamoto went elegantly astral for the debut of Stormy Weather, his collaboration with Mikimoto.
Chanel: Chanel's new Vendôme collection was inspired by the house's first diamond and
platinum line, launched in 1932. Stars and camellias abound, but one of the standouts is the Pluie de Diamants (Diamond Rain), a collar featuring 450
diamonds twinkling on barely there platinum wires with pear-shape sparklers dripping from its tips.
Boucheron: Boucheron's Fleurs Fatal group features five motifs
inspired by mythical femme fatales. Botane is based on an Asian myth about the peony, imbued with the power to transform into a young woman of irresistible charms. Its necklace depicts the flower's life cycle in three stages, each crafted from white, yellow and pink
Van Cleef & Arpels: The sunken city of Atlantis inspired Van Cleef & Arpels' collection of pieces evoking imaginary sea creatures and subaquatic fauna. One brooch depicts a gold, diamond and yellow sapphire water sprite clutching a vibrant spinel.
Yohji Yamamoto's nascent fine
jewelry line, made in collaboration with Mikimoto, features a group called Moon. The lunar cycle inspired a necklace of 28 pearls set in hammered discs of white gold, and a multiple-bead pendant offering a stylized constellation.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia