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."
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
After showing in front of the Eiffel Tower for his last two women’s ready-to-wear collection, it looks like @anthonyvaccarello may be heading to the Big Apple. Sources say the designer will stage his next @ysl show in NYC on June 6. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion