BRIGHT BUDS Starting in September, lantern-shaped Sandersonia lilies are imported to the United States from New Zealand. While they’re free of fragrance, they’re rich in color, ranging from bright yellow to deep orange. Florist Jonathan Rachman of San Francisco’s Fleur’t arranges the flower with similarly colored circus roses and delicate malvas.
HAUTE CHOCOLATE Forget Swiss Miss. The latest in cocoa is drinking chocolate, a thick concoction of the solid confection melted with milk or cream. Vendors including MarieBelle in New York and Bittersweet in San Francisco serve it hot or cold and add spices such as chipotle, which harken back to the rich beverage’s Mayan and Aztec roots.
OUT OF HAND Buddha’s Hand citron is all rind and no flesh. The sweet zest of the fruit is used mostly to flavor liqueurs and vodkas, but in Chinese and Japanese households, it’s also used as a natural air freshener. Originally from India, the Buddha’s Hand also grows in California, where its peak season lasts from late October until early April.
PEACHY KEEN Intensely yellow with red striations, late-harvest Leonforte peaches are so sweet they taste as if they’ve been candied. The extraordinary flavor comes from skilled Sicilian workers, who individually wrap each tiny, green peach in a protective wax paper bag during June, eliminating the need for pesticides and allowing the fruit to mature on the tree longer than usual. The harvest is September through November, but for now, unfortunately, the fruit is only found in Sicily. —RACHEL MASCETTA
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For @laperlalingerie's spring 2018 show, the brand chose to host their event at @thevenetianmacao. With Chinese megastars @bingbing_fan and @hubing in attendance, La Perla debuted a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired collection. The show marked the start of Sands Macao Fashion Week, which runs from October 19 to 24 — the city’s first such event. Pictured here are models backstage with glimmering eyes. #wwdfashion (📷: Cheuk-Yin To)
Trending for spring 2018: top stitch design. Gone are the days of stitch just for seams — designers are using the once-minimal detail to create strong decorative elements. (📷: Paola Testa; Styled by @andrew_shang) #wwdfashion
@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)