These brands made students’ hearts beat fast—and long for their first adult paycheck. "Haute couture! Galliano, Dior, you name it, I'd love to be in it," remarks Neasa Coll, a Harvard sophmore. "Walking into classes, you can see any style...
These brands made students’ hearts beat fast—and long for their first adult paycheck. "Haute couture! Galliano, Dior, you name it, I'd love to be in it," remarks Neasa Coll, a Harvard sophmore. "Walking into classes, you can see any style of Louis Vuitton, Prada and Gucci," adds a student at the University of Wisconsin. "You think, ‘Why do these kids wear this?’ But I wear it, too." Punctuation says it all: "Burberry," purred several students, putting it in all caps and underlining it. "Gucci" and "Versace" jumped with added exclamation points. A few savvy students fingered Missoni, D-Squared, Martin Margiela and Comme des Garçons as their coveted labels. Even while students listed purchases of $400 Prada bags, there was still a basic pragmatism. Spelman College grad Subira Shaw listed Juicy Couture on her wish list but noted, "$160 for a track suit?" Casey Powers, a sophomore at University of Southern California, reasons, "Why spend $200 on a shirt?" And though Lindsey McGrew, a senior at Ole Miss, says she’d "kill for a pair of Jimmy Choo’s." She then demonstrated the versatility of this cross-shopping demographic. Mossimo from Target is "cheap, but great," she adds.
@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