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.Pegah Anvarian: Pegah Anvarian, who’s known for her flouncy, asymmetric jersey dresses and tops, took a more constructed turn for fall. Inspired by winter in New York City, the designer cut many of her looks in heavy herringbone and houndstooth wools, fabrics that provided her V-neck ponchos and tunics with a new shape and structure. The material also worked well in her comfortable-looking jackets. Several tailored suits in basic black and gray had a certain urban sophistication, while her strict use of plum, pink and gray throughout the collection kept the looks clean and consistent. But the show ended on a dressier note with Grecian-inspired chiffon dresses that, while wearable, did not seem to fit into the overall Gothamite theme of sharp, sporty pieces.
Hurley: In a West Hollywood nightclub Tuesday night, the Hurley show began with characteristic high energy. Design director Dan Levine sent out the firm’s usual mix of skin-baring looks and pieces reminiscent of the Eighties — minis and U-neck undershirts styled with cowboy boots; pink-and-black striped off-the-shoulder tops — but he also attempted more fashion-forward looks this season. There were men’s wear-inspired pieces in the form of tailored blazers with pintucked sleeves and cropped trousers that suggested schoolgirls gone bad, but that didn’t stray into Britney Spears’ “Baby One More Time” territory. Hurley also premiered its new denim line, Prime Cuts, which featured colorful screen-printed surf graphics.
Eduardo Lucero: Designers sometimes strive for originality by juxtaposing startlingly disparate themes or, in the case of Eduardo Lucero, very different female icons. The designer referenced both Marlene Dietrich and Chrissie Hynde for fall. Skintight leather pants and gold grommet-covered tops, for example, were shown alongside glamorous red-carpet gowns. The stronger pieces here were the ruched rust velvet halter gown and the black satin motorcycle jacket.
Kevan Hall: There’s something to be said for a designer who knows his customer. Kevan Hall’s are of the more mature set, who, over the years, have consistently been given finely crafted, sophisticated eveningwear. This season, Hall was inspired by the legendary diva Maria Callas for such looks as iridescent taffeta ballgowns, fully beaded sheaths and a peau de soie cocktail dress. But the best styles in the show came from his line for Michael Pappas Furs, including a slim cocoa Swakara coat and an amethyst-toned Finnish raccoon bolero.
@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