NEW YORK — Asking fashion editors and stylists to name their favorite brands — without compromising their editorial objectivity — can be dicey, but when it comes to denim, diversity apparently rules.
Today, women are choosing jeans that fit their personalities and their lifestyles. While tighter seems to be better, the five fashionistas WWD interviewed were in agreement that unwashed denim is about as current as a 1987 Lacroix pouf dress.
Regina Teplitsky, fashion director for Seventeen magazine, said she has grown tired of the hot Seven Jeans, which she said she likes a lot but have "been so copied that now, you not only have too many girls in Seven walking around, you also have a hundred brands that look just like them." Teplitsky prefers Marc by Marc Jacobs. Her favorites are the white jeans with red trim up the side.
Mimi Shin, accessories director for Harper’s Bazaar, is also a Marc girl, but she prefers the blue, pleated, acid-wash jeans.
Freelance stylist Samira Nasr goes for faded blue Balenciaga jeans that flow over her high heels.
Celebrity hairstylist Sally Hershberger — who has made over some of America’s best-known blondes, including Meg Ryan (perky to sexy), Courtney Love (heroin unchic to vroom-vroom Versace) and Hillary Clinton (dowdy first lady to sleek senator) —goes for her vintage Levi’s. But don’t be fooled: Hershberger gets her denim fix at Fred Segal, where the Beverly Hills merchant customizes her vintage jeans by cutting the top off the waistline, Mariah Carey style.
Tamara Rappa, a senior fashion editor for Cosmopolitan, likes it as American as apple pie. She can’t seem to get enough denim — so much that she decided to incorporate it into her contemporary sportswear line, Farooqui and Tamara, for the first time.
Rappa’s favorite jeans are Gap’s long-and-lean style, a classic blue boot-cut, which unlike the company’s stock portfolio, never seems to go out of style.
London’s newly opened @designmuseum will look back on the life and work of Azzedine Alaïa in a show that the designer helped to curate before he died of heart failure last month. The retrospective, which Alaïa had worked on with Mark Wilson, chief curator of the @groningermuseum, will look at the impact of his work worldwide. The show, “Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier,” will run from May 10 to October 7. Read more about the exhibit on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @zefashioninsider)
@Pharrell and his wife Helen Lasichanh were among the stars that came out to celebrate @rimowa’s first pop-up concept shop. The space, which is located on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, draws inspiration from airport luggage carousels and lounge areas – and features the company’s luggage and accessories. If the pop-up is successful it could pave the way for addition temporary shops throughout the world. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA)
@carineroitfeld celebrated @crfashionbook’s first calendar last night with a dinner party at Spring Place in Manhattan. Photographed by @stevenkleinstudio, the calendar takes on a fitness theme and features @joansmalls, @gigihadid, @danielle_herrington_ – pictured here – and more. “[Carine Roitfeld] wanted me to feel sexy and she wanted me to be myself and feel it out on my own and do what I felt was right,” said Herrington, aka Miss October. #wwdeye
@saintrecords and @virgilabloh last night at @americanexpress’ “A Night With Success Makers” event. “I always bring it back to community because without that I wouldn’t have the courage,” said Knowles when asked how she has gotten where she is now. Read more highlights from their conversation on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lizdoupnik)
This Just In: Industry sources have told WWD that Anastasia Soare is rumored to be considering selling her beauty business, @anastasiabeverlyhills. According to those sources, Soare has tapped investment bank Imperial Capital to explore sale options for her eponymous beauty brand –– and with at least $340 million in net sales, this would be a big deal. Put in context of other recent transactions for makeup companies, Soare’s price tag could be in the billions if she were to sell the whole thing. #wwdnews #wwdbeauty (📷: @clint_spaulding)
@assouline’s latest book, “The Spirit of Bentley: Be Extraordinary” captures the adventurous attitudes and opulent lifestyles of @bentleymotors’ most creative owners and enthusiasts throughout the U.K. The 292-page hardcover has a section dedicated to showing its team of skilled artisans and photos of its most colorful owners, from George Bamford to designer @alicetemperley, pictured here by Aline Coquelle. #wwdeye
@google released its report on the most popular search terms this year. For fashion brands, the list was led by @gucci, the luxury brand that stunned the market last October when it pledged to stop using fur. Runner ups were @supremenewyork and @fashionnova, along with more established brands like @louisvuitton, @chanelofficial and @ysl. #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
In yet another fashion show shuffle, @elleryland is moving its show in sync with the Paris couture calendar — though the brand is still keeping one foot on the city’s ready-to-wear schedule. Their runway show in January will coincide with the launch of a new strategy: designing two main collections each year instead of four, which will then be released in four drops. “As we all know, the system needs to change. We need to show sooner to give time back to artisans and designers to do what they do best — create,” said founder Kym Ellery. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
@maxmara’s classic 101801 coat was the cornerstone of its pre-fall 2018 collection. The design team expanded the traditional double-breasted, kimono-sleeved style into a trapeze coat, lean belted styles and a peacoat and presented them in monochromatic looks – like the camel one pictured here. #wwdfashion #prefall18 (📷: George Chinsee)