The next generation with famous fashion lineage is coming onto the scene—some are already in the game, while others are just starting to flirt. Here, four new faces you’re likely to see again.
NAME: Daisy de Villeneuve AGE: 32 FASHION PEDIGREE: Her father, Justin de Villeneuve, was the iconic Sixties photographer who discovered and promoted Twiggy. Her mother, Jan Ward, a fashion model, was regularly featured in Vogue and has worked with Mario Testino and David Bailey. CURRENT POST: London-based de Villeneuve is an illustrator, collaborating with Topshop on products such as bags, mugs, shoe boxes, stationery and underwear. Her other clients include Moët & Chandon and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. “I’m not in the fashion world, but I dip into it,” she says, adding that her aesthetic is “colorful, childlike, naïve…but in a good way.” REASON FOR WORKING IN FASHION: “I liked the idea of making my own clothes,” says de Villeneuve, who studied fashion design briefly at Parsons School of Design in New York, before switching to a fine arts degree. PERSONAL STYLE: “I don’t like these fashion designers who make things you can’t wear. I don’t have money to burn on designer clothing, although I appreciate it. I like to be individual, not follow the trends.” INDUSTRY IDOL: Zac Posen. “He’s a friend of mine, and I knew him before he became famous. It’s been great just to see him go from being at Central Saint Martins to what he is now. I went to his show for the first time recently and saw Martha Stewart and Puff Daddy in the front row. It was amazing.” FASHION WEAKNESS: “I love classic clothes.”
NAME: Anne-Christine Polet AGE: 22 FASHION PEDIGREE: The daughter of Gucci Group honcho Robert Polet finagled a standing ticket for the Bottega Veneta show in Milan and ended up sitting pretty—in a Topshop dress—right next to dad. CURRENT POST: Just started a two-year program for a master’s degree in international management at Bocconi University in Milan. FASHION FUTURE: “To be honest, I am still in the process of deciding what I want to do,” she says. “I would like to work in consumer goods, working with brands. Fields like marketing, advertising, product development and innovation interest me greatly.” TESTING THE WATERS: Besides shopping and devouring fashion magazines, Polet recently did a two-month internship at Vogue China in Shanghai, including assisting the fashion editor on a weeklong shoot of upcoming “Shanghai-nese” designers. FATHER FIGURE: “I really look up to him and consider him a very inspirational person,” she says. “One of the things he has taught me is the value of working well with people, respecting other cultures, values and opinions when working in teams.” ON FASHION A LA MILANESE: “Women—and men—are always impeccably dressed, with their hair nicely done, nice shoes, bags and, of course, sunglasses!” PERSONAL STYLE: “I am an absolute H&M addict (and Zara, Topshop, etc.…) and am always looking for new ways to combine these clothes with, for example, vintage shoes and bags,” she says. “I am a strong believer in big bags—the bigger the better—and big earrings.” LEADER OR FOLLOWER?: “I get a lot of inspiration from fashion magazines, but I would never blindly follow trends.”
NAME: Daisy Lowe AGE: 18 FASHION PEDIGREE: Daughter of British fashion designer and model Pearl Lowe and Gavin Rossdale, lead singer of the British rock band Bush. She is the stepdaughter of Danny Goffey, drummer for Supergrass and technically the stepdaughter of Gwen Stefani, although the two have never spoken. CURRENT POST: Lowe is signed to Select Model Management and has fronted campaigns for H&M, Roberto Cavalli, Thomas Burberry and Dr. Martens. LONDON FASHION WEEK: Lowe modeled at one catwalk show—Felder Felder—this season. “Hips and boobs aren’t accepted at London Fashion Week,” she says. “I like my food and I like my curves. I’m not going to stop eating.” REASON FOR WORKING IN FASHION: As a teenager, Lowe’s mother insisted she get a Saturday job for pocket money. She started off as a sales assistant at Agent Provocateur during her vacation periods, but after being spotted by Select while shopping in London’s Camden Market, she signed with the agency in May 2004. “I was always interested in fashion. I wasn’t stylish at all, though. My mum tried to help, but I was a disaster!” she says, adding of her early modeling days: “It was hard, that whole game of accepting rejection on a daily basis. As a 16-year-old, it was hard also being made up in a way I didn’t like, not in a way I saw as beautiful. I grew out of that, though.” INDUSTRY IDOL: Vivienne Westwood. “She’s my icon. I like that she doesn’t give a shit what people think. She’s really political and she’s got balls. She’s amazing.” FASHION WEAKNESS: What else? “Vivienne Westwood,” laughs Lowe. “I did it today—went into the store and got a jacket, coat and two T-shirts. I hadn’t even planned to go in, and then spent all my money. I am so bad.”
NAME: Delfina Delettrez Fendi AGE: 20 FASHION PEDIGREE: A Fendi family scion, daughter of Silvia Venturini Fendi, the accessories designer for the fabled Roman brand, and French jeweler Bernard Delettrez. CURRENT POST: Designs her own line of jewelry featuring brightly colored skulls or animals with precious stones, pearls, bone or wood. REASON FOR WORKING IN FASHION: Despite trying to make her way outside of the business (never mind the three internships at Chanel), she finally concluded fashion is the best forum for self-expression. INDUSTRY IDOL: Her mother. Observing since she was a child, Delettrez Fendi learned how to find inspiration, meet outside expectations and satisfy market trends. Her mother and grandmother’s jewelry collections offered helpful hints for mixing traditional and modern elements. She gained technical know-how from her father, who helped her take her first steps in the jewelry world. FAMILY CONNECTIONS: Her logo resembles a half moon and five stars forming the letter D—originally designed in the Seventies by Karl Lagerfeld. FRIEND CONNECTIONS: She is buddies with controversial actress Asia Argento, who directed a mini film in which Delettrez Fendi’s jewels appear. MOTHERHOOD: Her daughter, Emma, was born in August and has deeply influenced Delettrez Fendi’s designs. Maternity has given her a chance to reflect on the contrast between life and death—a theme that surfaces in her jewels. FUTURE PROJECTS: She plans to open her first atelier in the heart of Rome in the next few months.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)