Mercibeaucoup's Spring 2009 collection was a whirlwind of over-the-top pieces and eye-popping combinations adorned with all manner of pom pom, tassel and fringe. "The weirder and the geekier the kids look, the better," quipped stylist Mary Fellowes, who pitched in the season assisting designer Eri Utsugi. "She's got this incredible instinct—without trying to know what the Japanese youth want." A peach frock with a plaid insert bearing the image of a tiger, over aqua leggings, yellow socks and red peep toed shoes—that's a lot to take in—and it was only the first look to grace the runway. The cartoonish kookiness followed with oversized madras trousers, a punchy turquoise frock over bubblegum striped tights, a floor-length dress in bold stripes of yellow, blue and grey.
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"