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.
There'll be no rest for those headed to Europe for men's, as Paris just closed the gap with Milan. According to a provisional calendar released by the Chambre Syndicale, Paris Men's Week will now open a day earlier on January 16. See new highlights on the official lineup on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
BREAKING: Jonathan Saunders is leaving @DVF. The designer has resigned from his position as chief creative officer of Diane von Furstenberg, the company said in a statement on Friday. At the time of his hire, von Furstenberg said Saunders’ arrival symbolized and facilitated her stepping back from the day-to-day duties that occupy the work of a full-time creative director. The British designer joined DVF in May 2016 and was in charge of all product categories. #wwdnews
For @versace_official’s spring ad campaign, the brand emphasized the archival prints from the spring tribute collection dedicated to the late Gianni Versace. Closing out the show were five of Gianni’s favorite models: Cindy, Naomi, Carla, Helena, and Claudia. Bowing on December 18, the new campaign is yet another tribute to supermodel-dom as the images by Steven Meisel are fronted by @iamnaomicampbell, @cturlington, @gisele and more. #wwdfashion
Four-time Oscar-nominated actress Annette Bening has been waiting 20 years to play Gloria Graham in "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool," which will be released on December 29. The movie about Graham – a Hollywood star known for her controversial relationship with a younger Englishman named Peter Turner – is based off a memoir Turned wrote. "She felt vulnerable to him, because she loved him, she really did love him. And anyone that we really truly are in love with, we re vulnerable to in a very deep way," said Bening. Read our full interview with the modern icon of an actress on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @ninebagatelles; Styled by @cristinaehrlich)
The crisp white button down: a staple that can be dressed up or down and accessorized throughout the decades. Here, on a Art Basel-goer in 2017 on the left and on the iconic Audrey Hepburn in “Roman Holiday” in 1953 on the right. #tbt #wwdfashion (📷: Andrew Morales)
Known for her work with @victoriassecret, 25-year-old model @georgiafowler is raising her profile in Hollywood. Fowler stars in @vincecamuto’s holiday campaign, which launched in partnership with “Pitch Perfect 3.” “Almost every shoot with Vince Camuto, I’ve had to face a fear…It was definitely a challenge. I’m so grateful for it, though. I’ve always wanted to be a pop star, so that was the perfect chance,” Fowler said. Head to WWD.com to read about Fowler’s experience modeling, including at the #VSFashionShow, and her relationship with Nick Jonas. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
EXCLUSIVE: Huda Kattan just became the first beauty influencer to land a major beauty deal. Kattan's business, @hudabeauty, has received a minority investment from private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners. The brand, which industry sources say is on track to do $200 million in retail sales for 2017, will receive support on product, retail and geographic expansion through the deal. Get all the details on the deal and read @_a_collins' interview with Kattan on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdbeauty #wwdnews
Peruvian model @juanaburga_official – who is known for walking the runways of @rodarte, @viviennewestwood and @torybuch – is making the move to the big screen with drama “Los Últimos.” The film premiered in Argentina in November and arrives in the U.S. and Europe in 2018. On making the switch from modeling to acting, Burga told WWD: “It’s a completely different thing – a lot of people think it’s similar or try to connect things, especially like getting used to the camera or being looked at all the time or playing these different characrers, but film is a completely different story.” #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
London’s newly opened @designmuseum will look back on the life and work of Azzedine Alaïa in a show that the designer helped to curate before he died of heart failure last month. The retrospective, which Alaïa had worked on with Mark Wilson, chief curator of the @groningermuseum, will look at the impact of his work worldwide. The show, “Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier,” will run from May 10 to October 7. Read more about the exhibit on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @zefashioninsider)