Petro Zillia: Designer Nony Tochterman always puts on an entertaining show, and this season’s romp through a Paris disco, complete with an enormous gold disco ball, featured the kind of fun party dresses and tailored suits that epitomize her tongue-in-chic aesthetic. And the utterly campy dancers in glittery HotPants (choreographed by Paula Abdul in a nod to the “Solid Gold” dancers) jump-started the packed house. Standouts in her collection included a custom graphic-print chiffon cut into sexy blouses; wide-legged trousers that still managed to look slimming, and a sparkling gold knit dress perfect for an evening poolside bash. Aside from such looks as the olive-and-gold silk gown, Tochterman managed to retain her wildly quirky point of view throughout the collection.
Hugo Boss: On Tuesday night, Hugo Boss showed its men’s and women’s collections in a beautifully designed lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel complete with plush velvet sofas, Moët champagne and a DJ. The German powerhouse is known for its sharply cut suits and divine tuxedos, and there were certainly plenty of those in evidence, as well as some great outerwear, most notably a black double-breasted wool coat with oversized gold buttons and several chic belted plaid numbers. The women’s collection also featured looks ranging from loosely interpreted Sixties Mod to Seventies “Love Story,” along with some basics.
Saja: Its cool prettiness and nonchalant luxe are the reasons that the four-year-old Saja line is a favorite of “It” girls such as Amber Tamblyn, who arrived at the show late and had to stand as the first look — a beautiful sable-colored velvet blouson jacket over an amber-rose paillette dress — came out. For her fall collection, designer Yoo Lee, whose line is sold in some 200 stores from here to Spain, conjured up a “film-noir heroine stepping into color” — that is, earth and jewel tones. Two of the best styles were a knee-length chartreuse goddess dress and a shrunken, chocolate velvet bolero paired with wide-legged bouclé trousers à la Katharine Hepburn. As always with Saja, there was a touch of bohemian femininity, which was evident in jeweled tops and high heels covered in tiny feathers, which Lee and her team hand-glued themselves.
Hermès is launching a Laundromat pop-up shop in NYC - dubbed Hermèsmatic - where customers can bring their old scarves to be dip-dyed by an expert. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @donstahl)