Last week’s marathon of fashion collections featured plenty of minis, furs and trends from the past, especially Mod Sixties and Courrèges influences. Despite the eclecticism, WWD pushed the usually loquacious store buyers to pick their one...
Last week’s marathon of fashion collections featured plenty of minis, furs and trends from the past, especially Mod Sixties and Courrèges influences. Despite the eclecticism, WWD pushed the usually loquacious store buyers to pick their one absolute must-have trend or item for fall:
Kal Ruttenstein, senior vice president of fashion direction, Bloomingdale’s: "It’s very difficult to pick favorites from the established stars, but for a new designer, basically showing his third collection, the flair silhouette from Zac Posen was great. He did cute, flirty, well-crafted dresses and created a style all his own. It’s nice to see someone so young doing this."
Joan Kaner, senior vice president and fashion director for Neiman Marcus: "The sexy curved dress, like we saw at Donna Karan and Narciso Rodriguez. That’s the way women want to dress."
Robert Burke, Bergdorf Goodman vice president senior fashion director: "Narciso Rodriguez’ black and white dresses. The cuts were architectural and soft at the same time. He’s kind of the New York couture star."
Barbara Atkins, Holt Renfrew: "The return of the miniskirt is the biggest story of the season. We saw it for spring, but I haven’t really seen it on the streets. We’re going to have to get our customers used to it. This is a radical change for fashion.
Sue Patneaude, vice president of designer apparel, Nordstrom: The elongated jacket with very skinny pants as seen at Narciso Rodriguez and Ralph Lauren. "They were winners."
Jaqui Lividini, senior vice president of fashion merchandising, communication, Saks Fifth Avenue: Oscar de la Renta’s studded black leather belted biker jacket and his burgundy sweater cape were among her several top picks.
Ed Burstell, general manager, Henri Bendel: The short skirt or the short dress worn under a knee-skimming coat, as seen at Diane Von Furstenberg, Matthew Williamson and Michael Kors.
Evelyn Gorman, owner of Mix: "I really loved Michael Kors’ silk slouch trouser. It was a very good show — a real turn from what he normally did."
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
Discovery is collaborating with British pop artist @philipcolbert on a new line of clothing and accessories called Discovery Shark. The collection, which will launch next summer for Shark Week’s 30th anniversary, features a whimsical line of women’s and men’s bomber jackets, sweatshirts, bags and more. #wwdfashion
“I’m always a big champion of a female rapper, and I’m glad to see a new voice that feels unique and authentic that’s coming up, and I think we’re going to see more great things from her,” said @itsjeremyscott about @iamcardib, who performed at @moschino’s Art Basel Miami Beach party last night. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
@janellemonae’s “What’s Your Frequency?” room in @refinery29's #29Rooms made its debut this week at the opening of the Los Angeles art exhibit. “It’s about the ongoing conversation around mass surveillance, the weaponization of technology and cultural uniformity. My space was created so that we can come together and talk about the complexities of our humanity,” said Monáe. #wwdeye (📷: @bucknerphoto)
@pantone announced their Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet. Nearly 20 months after the musician Prince’s death, fashion is having a purple moment. Varying shades of purple appeared on spring or fall runways, from @christopherkane to @calvinklein. @gucci’s Alessandro Michele bathed his fall runway in ultra violet-colored light at one point. Pantone 18-3838 is meant to “push the boundaries of what inspires us to look upward and outward to the future.” #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)