New York and the attitude generally associated with “an urban setting — the romance, practicality and reality of city dressing,” was how Madewell head of design Somsack Sikhounmuong approached the fall collection, creating a look of soft, relaxed layers for the season. It was full of trends — cozy knits, loosened-up and distressed jeans and robust outerwear — tailored to Madewell’s DIY, denim-driven ethos.
Jeans came in a dark rinse or ultrableached with higher rises and easier fits, an evolution of the super skinny cut that’s prevailed of late. Leather jackets cinched at the waist worn over languid skirts provided a moment of citified femininity. But the majority of the collection was anchored in casual tomboy appeal with oversize sweaters and great jackets, such as a fuzzy bomber fleece and a plaid barn jacket paired with chunky flats and sneakers — the shoe of the season, which Madewell made a play for with collaborations with Vans and Saucony.
Breaking: @cushnieetochs’ co-founders @carlycushnie and @ochsmichelle are parting ways. After a 10-year run, Ochs is leaving the brand. Get the full story on WWD.com – link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
@maybelline’s Kanako Takase had snow bunnies in mind when creating the beauty look for @philipppleininternational. Playing off of the bedazzled snowboards in the collection, Takase mixed two highlighters together for a luminous sheen. #wwdbeauty #nyfw (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
“There’s a huge gap between the old way of doing things and today. It takes the youth to help evolve that. You have to count on the kids today to help lead you into the future. A lot of these retailers are stuck in the past. Communication is the biggest thing,” said @ronniefieg of @kith on the youth’s role in retail. On Monday night, Jeff Staple moderated a keynote session with Fieg and @syresmith at Assembly - a series of workshops, talks and keynotes addressing topics or issues in the apparel industry. Head to WWD.com to read more advice from Fieg and what Smith thinks of his dad @willsmith’s Instagram account and sustainability (📷: @weston.wells)
@joansmalls closed the @michaelkors fall 2018 show in black sequined pants and a varsity T printed with 19 on the front and 81 on the back. 1981 – the year Kors went into business. #wwdfashion #nfyw (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
“You think your life is going to be a certain way, and nothing you thought would happen ends up happening. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d be designing clothes and working with Mickey Drexler, and building something I’m deeply proud of,” said Jenna Lyons. Nine months after leaving @jcrew, Lyons is exploring the meaning of happiness. Read the interview, where Lyons talks about reinvention and more on WWD.com – link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Farrell) #jennalyons #jcrew