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."
@fearofgod and @maxfieldla have teamed up on a pop-up installation. The store, located in the gallery space across from Maxfield’s Melrose Ave location, is the site of the brand’s House of God pop-up in which Fear of God founder @jerrylorenzo has created a church-inspired installation. A dozen vintage church pews sit in front of an LED screen playing 90s gospel singers in an effort to re-create an environment akin to a Southern Baptist Church, Lorenzo explained. Read more about the pop-up on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Jennifer Johnson)
Known for his sleek, sophisticated American glamour, Norman Norell is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at @fitnyc. “Norell: Dean of American Fashion,” which runs from February 9 through April 14, will feature approximately 100 ensembles and accessories. His best work is exemplified by the designer’s glittering “mermaid” gowns frosted with thousands of hand-sewn sequins – like the one pictured. (📷: William Helburn) #wwdfashion
For pre-fall 2018, @balmain didn’t let go of the glitz. A crystal embroidered baseball jacket priced at around $40,000 hangs in the “couture” section of the brand’s first men’s pre-collection. Sporting the words “Balmain Army” across the back, the item took around two months to make. “When it was completed, it was like Christmas, it was like, ‘It’s done, it’s exactly what I wanted,’” said Balmain’s creative director @olivier_rousteing during a tour of the collection in a Paris showroom on Monday. #wwdfashion
Eighty degree temperatures and outdoor installations at the annual Art Basel Miami Beach called for bright, elevated beachwear. See more street style pictures on WWD.com. #theyarewearing #ABMB (📷: @lifeinreverie)
Following September’s emotional tribute to her brother Gianni, Donatella Versace wanted to bring the spring show’s deep sense of intimacy to her @versace_official pre-fall collection. Donatella found inspiration in Versace Palazzo in Milan and from Gianni’s opulent apartment. Archival patterns and new motifs were splashed on silk shirtdresses and fitted jersey frocks. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com. #wwdfashion
Demna Gvasalia continues to shake up the Paris fashion calendar — and experiment with new runway timetables for his @vetements_official brand. WWD has learned that Vetements plans to stage its next coed show for the fall 2018 season on January 19 during Men’s Fashion Week in the French capital. Details about the timing and venue have not been confirmed — stay tuned on WWD.com to catch the latest. #wwdnews (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
@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)