Michael Michalsky sent his homeboys uptown in a fall collection that took a dapper approach to army/navy store influences. Peacoats came cropped, midlength or nearly to the floor, while a new flat shearling spruced up bombers and baseball jackets. More citified wears included a camel town coat over a neatly quilted sweater and cropped, wide-cuffed slim pants; a sweat suit comprised of a fleece three-button sport coat and dress joggers was worn with a shirt and tie. The designer’s updated hip-hop pants remained a strong point in short, narrow-legged drop-crotch styles, as well as slim fatigues and six-pocket cargo pants.
Michalsky’s women are a dressier set so for them he continued to offer lots of silk and satin, encrusted jeweled accents, sequined devoré velvet and glittering lamé. But it was the more masculine and tailored looks — sometimes soft, sometimes sharp — that shone, i.e., a nonchalant black wool coat with a leather-accented shawl collar worn with matching leather-yoked cropped pants.
As for the assertion in the latest issue of German society magazine Gala that said Michalsky is a self-styled marketing phenomenon who does not sell clothes, chairman Volker Tietgen responded, “The brand is sold in 80 doors, as well as online. It may not be enough, but it’s still not bad.”
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@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