The only young Berlin designer to have staged 10 consecutive fashionshows during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, not to mention being thefirst to set the tone with live pop music accompaniment, Kilian Kernertried marking his label’s dramatic decade benchmark with high dramasilhouettes this season. To sometimes ungainly effect. But overlook thewalking sculpture gowns and asymmetric frippery, the glaring mustard andblack combos, and, for those who don’t have a soft spot for the earlyBeatles, Monkees et al, the bowler haircuts, Kerner’s line-up didinclude a lot of wear-me-now merch with uncomplicated appeal.
His men, very much in the minority this season, nonetheless retained amod edge. Highlights included sleek one-button suits and an elongatedthree-button jacket, topping pullovers and sometimes dark printed shirtsand ties, and believably wide pants snug in the back, shown plain frontin soft cord or in loosely pleated in flannel.
Kerner’s galsare a varied lot. Sometimes simply elegant in a little black silk blousewith and tight cigarette skirt smocked in the front. Cool yet cuddly intactile knits, which topped everything from a white sci-fi plasticA-line skirt, a lacquered and sequinned print gown, a bubble quiltedleather look skirt and printed T-shirt, slim, cropped cord pants orgoing it alone in a slinky, cowl neck dress. Or party hearty in sequins,glistening in burgundy, looking like a map of the world in a pastelprint, or encrusted in gold.
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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)