More From the Shows: A.F. Vandevorst… Cacharel… Bruno Pieters…
Duality in layered, monochrome male-female couplings was the underlying theme for designers Filip Arickx and An Vandevorst's 10th anniversary collection, seen in a tailored cape jacket, say, worn over a soft velvet dress, or in a vermilion-hued silk...
A.F. Vandevorst: Duality in layered, monochrome male-female couplings was the underlying theme for designers Filip Arickx and An Vandevorst's 10th anniversary collection, seen in a tailored cape jacket, say, worn over a soft velvet dress, or in a vermilion-hued silk blouse layered over a mannish coat.
Cacharel: For their debut collection, presented on mannequins bedecked with playful animal masks, Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto went back to school with girly dresses and knits printed with colorful graphics, including images of the Eiffel Tower, certain to brighten up wintry days.
Bruno Pieters: Belgian designer Bruno Pieters' elegant, gender-bending collection hinged on gray stick-to-the-ribs suits worn with cashmere trenchcoats and tailored jackets paired with pants wrapped at the waist or floor-length woolen skirts.
Cher Michel Klein: Riffing on Eighties classics, Michel Klein sent out a lineup of body-conscious knitwear, men's tailoring and shimmering dresses.
Bless: Desiree Heiss and Ines Kaag were in full transportation mode — showing in an airplane hangar-like space as models played with remote-control cars and helicopters — and they delivered great travel-friendly clothes, such as cozy knits and slouchy coats, plus a few kooky Oriental rug-turned-jackets with a magic carpet-ride vibe.
Gaspard Yurkievich: Brazilian designer Gaspard Yurkievich evoked Seventies Parisian chic à la the young Loulou de la Falaise, viewed through his ever-kitsch lenses, showing scarf-print dresses with chunky golden chains, zip-splattered tailored jumpsuits and quilted nylon pantsuits.
Peachoo & Krejberg: For their Paris debut, Peachoo Datwani and Roy Krejberg turned out a moody lineup of voluminous dresses, some with woolen embroidery, and elegantly constructed crocheted sweaters draped over chiffon dresses and flowing trousers.
Véronique Leroy: While Véronique Leroy's multicolored tweed jackets and A-line skirts offered a conservative option for the Ladies Who Lunch, her body-hugging red or electric-blue knit dresses and oversize knits were unflattering.
Manish Arora: Favoring fantasy over reality, Indian designer Manish Arora delivered a dizzyingly vibrant, glitter-heavy parade of Eastern gladiators clad in armor-inspired embroidered costumes.Robert Normand: A yellow wool coat with exaggerated feminine contours was one of the few standout pieces in Robert Normand's minidress-centric lineup, which was confused by a mishmash of inspirations, including pop artist Peter Stämpfli, 19th-century German tapestries and a dash of disco.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty