PARIS — With a collection fusing Twenties silhouettes with Fifties cancan skirts, Kinder Aggugini’s nascent label, Kinder, is ready for its curtain call. Italian-born Aggugini, whose fashion credentials include being head designer at Versace, plus stints at Calvin Klein, Costume National, Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith and John Galliano, plans to stage his first runway show for the label in London next season. Aggugini’s first collection was inspired by imagining what would have happened if Coco Chanel had married rock musician Sid Vicious. His fourth channels a similarly elaborate fantasy, centered on turn-of-the-century Scottish artist Charles Mackintosh. “I imagined he fell in love with a French cancan girl. He painted her a watercolor dress and then she goes into the water,” said Aggugini, referring to his blurred floral prints on a silk puffball dress, made from ottoman fabric. Other highlights include silk-and-linen-blend jackets adorned with vintage buttons and featuring a polkadot lining. Dresses start at 350 euros, or $470 at current exchange, at wholesale and go up to 500 euros, or $670. Founded in 2006, Kinder currently wholesales to Jeffrey, Maxfield and Dover Street Market. The spring collection also has been picked up by Barneys New York and Ikram in Chicago.
To celebrate Pride 2018, @themarcjacobs released the #GratefulNotHateful campaign, a social media initiative aimed at extending Pride beyond the parade. Inspired by Jacobs’ everyday outlook, the campaign features Jacobs along with a group of models and social media stars who are members and supporters of the LGBT community, all seen wearing @marcbeauty’s Highliner Gel Eye Crayons in colors of the rainbow. Head to our Instagram stories to see close-ups of the liner. #wwdbeauty
Virgil Abloh’s dad Nee and Don Crawley, cofounder of RSVP Gallery, were some of the hometown crew at the Chicago-born designer’s debut show for Louis Vuitton. (📸: @jdiderich ) #wwdmens #louisvuitton #virgilabloh
About last night: @marycharteris and @adwoaaboah hit up Hyde Park for the Serpentine Galleries’ annual summer party held in partnership with @chanelofficial. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
“This is Paris, my first show. I’m all about democracy. If some kid shows up, flew from New Jersey to just be around, let’s get him a seat.” — @virgilabloh tells WWD’s @jdiderich ahead of his first show for @louisvuitton men’s. (📸: @alfredo_piola ) #wwdmens #virgilabloh #louisvuitton
“Kate Spade was a true fashion icon who brought joy to the lives of women around the world, and inspired women to live life to the fullest. We are dedicated to carrying on her legacy,” said Anna Bakst, brand president and chief executive officer of @katespadeny. The Kate Spade Foundation announced that it will be donating $1 million to suicide prevention and mental health awareness in tribute to the recent death of Kate Spade. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @chinseephoto)
A first look at @virgilabloh’s sneakers for @louisvuitton. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion 📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim