The revamped Project show, under the direction of new president Tommy Fazio, segmented the market by category, including Mvmnt for young men’s as well as the show’s hallmark contemporary sportswear offerings. The Tents @ Project, an innovative collection of elevated brands showcased in a hangar-style white tent outside the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, generated a lot of buzz by bringing together some of the market’s trendsetting labels in a trade show setting for the first time. MRket, at The Venetian, offered a wide variety of more traditional labels in an intimate, retailer-friendly location. Here are a few of the standouts.
Robert Graham The label is expanding into a true lifestyle collection as it branches out beyond its roots as a woven shirt brand. Quilted outerwear, one of the primary trends of the season, is a key look for fall, as is the brand’s X collection of slimmer silhouettes that help it capture a younger, more relaxed attitude while still remaining true to its roots.
Ben Sherman The British brand, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, brought its elevated Plectrum collection to Project. The playful mix of prints and bright colors in everything from sport shirts and pants to knitwear and outerwear elevated the collection without letting go of its classic British style. Randa Neckwear is making a comeback with paisleys, a men’s wear staple that feels very of the moment, among the most popular prints. Here, Randa offers the pattern under its Geoffrey Beene label, accessorized with embellished tie bars. RELATED STORY: Fall 2013 Trend Setters >>
Howes & Baum Inspired by a family of loggers in upstate New York, the second collection from Howes & Baum blends American heritage pieces such as long johns, with one of the season’s strongest trends, graphic prints, shown here in a cashmere cardigan.
Tandy Brands Sperry Top-Sider accessories at Tandy Brands featured two-tone coated canvas bags and other leather accessories. The offering’s nautical theme with its embossed anchor prints and water-resistant properties ensured the selection remained true to the brand’s heritage.
Rogue Building on its key business in biker-inspired leather jackets, Rogue added a dedicated program in denim for fall, with details such as darts, leather trim and zippered pockets that reference its jackets. Dockers Dockers expanded its Alpha fit program, which offers a jeans sensibility in chinos, into two new fits — one skinnier and one roomier than the original — and also into denim-friendly shirts, knits and jackets. Beyond chinos, Alpha styles are now available in corduroys, cargos and even herringbone fabrics. Dr. Martens British brogue styles in a coated Millerain fabric with leather accents spoke to the brand’s English heritage but in an updated manner, with innovative contemporary patterns such as plaids and camos.
@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)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews