New York Fashion Week Favorites: The 20 Designers With the Most Page Views on Style.com During the First 12 Days Their Collections Were Posted.
After the critics have spoken, consumers have a chance to weigh in. They cast votes for spring 2005 by visiting the Web pages of designers on Style.com, the site of Vogue and W, which, like WWD, are both part of Advance Publications Inc. For several...
After the critics have spoken, consumers have a chance to weigh in. They cast votes for spring 2005 by visiting the Web pages of designers on Style.com, the site of Vogue and W, which, like WWD, are both part of Advance Publications Inc. For several seasons running the winner has been Marc Jacobs. While the usual suspects are all present and accounted for, one newcomer, Buddhist Punk’s Nick Morely, a London-based designer and favorite of aging rockers, squeaked in at number 19.
MARC JACOBS Page views: 1,393,631 For the third season in a row, Marc Jacobs’ collection had the most page views of any New York designer on Style.com. He featured bow-necked sweaters in ginghams and dots and full, swishing skirts and dresses that WWD pronounced “divine.”
ZAC POSEN Page views: 931,702 Posen, who moved up from number 11 to second place in the rankings, favored hourglass shapes, maritime motifs and showstopping gowns for spring. Some looks were a tad kooky. WWD said one riotous dress “looked like a Missoni gone mad.”
CAROLINA HERRERA Page views: 921,258 Herrera, who was inspired by Forties interiors, used aqua, red and ivory for sweaters, shorts and swimsuits. Silk sundresses and camp shirts were wrapped at the waist and dresses and gowns were decorated with embroidery.
OSCAR DE LA RENTA Page views: 914,469 Oscar de la Renta, whose far-flung travels are often reflected in his clothes, made an ikat with the bold colors of India and featherweight caftans reminiscent of Saint Tropez in the Sixties. De la Renta also embarked on a nautical theme.
RALPH LAUREN Page views: 851,355 Ralph Lauren’s collection for spring, “De-lovely,” was an homage to the refined style of Thirties Hollywood. The glamorous clothes included embellished sweaters, beaded jeans and period accessories, such as diamond brooches.
MARC BY MARC JACOBS Page views: 844,804 WWD found the Marc by Marc Jacobs collection charming and quirky with its long, oversized, printed tank tops, vests and blouses piled on one another. Accessories included diamonds, beaded cloches and a marabou tickler.
MICHAEL KORS Page views: 752,578 Luxe materials such as cashmere, mink and python took a nautical turn in short skirts and sweaters. Clothes ran the gamut from playful to ladylike. WWD particularly liked Kors’ brown jersey dress with a jeweled-illusion neckline.
VERA WANG Page views: 742,613 Wang featured cashmere sweaters and kimono-style jackets in rich brocades. She used the brocade to create skirts — straight, flared and pencil. Wang also whipped up gauzy blouses and ethereal layered skirts.
ANNA SUI Page views: 686,377 Sui’s collection had shades of high-necked Victoriana, the Teddy Roosevelt military and Sacajawea chic. Flirty dresses layered over white petticoats, ruffled jackets, antiqued denim and twill skirts would look right at home on the range.
CALVIN KLEIN Page views: 667,299 Francisco Costa’s collection for Calvin Klein was inspired by the work of Constantin Brancusi. WWD said the jersey dresses and gowns were “the essence of elegance.”
IMITATION OF CHRIST Page views: 657,992 WWD liked a beachy, bobble-trimmed Chloé-inspired cotton dress and jersey dresses with gold and silver paillettes, but said most dresses “looked as if they were fashioned from colored mops.”
PROENZA SCHOULER Page views: 637,459 Proenza Schouler went back to its roots for a collection that brought to mind heiress Gloria Guinness and her fun-loving friends. WWD said the fashions should appeal to a “young and hip crowd that wants jaunty, high-glam looks.”
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Page views: 604,242 In an effort to expand her repertoire beyond the ubiquitous wrap dress, DVF showed dresses and gypsy skirts in linen and voile. She seemed more confident than ever in her tailored looks.
BCBG MAX AZRIA Page views: 601,365 WWD said the embroidered peasant dresses, vests and folksy coats are better suited to the Broadway production of “Fiddler on the Roof,” but liked the fun cotton dresses in bright, cheery colors.
DONNA KARAN Page views: 596,384 WWD saw hints of Azzedine Alaïa and Helmut Lang in Donna Karan’s collection which featured utilitarian netting and laces in a palette of cool grays and the occasional blast of cobalt and fuchsia.
NARCISO RODRIGUEZ Page views: 571,131 The beaches of Brazil inspired Rodriguez, whose looks included a black stretch scuba T-shirt and shorts. WWD said the designer’s forays into solid color — he usually works with neutral shades — worked beautifully.
TOMMY HILFIGER Page views: 552,875 Hilfiger carried a sailing motif through to sweaters; billowing, printed cotton skirts; crisp shirts, and what WWD dubbed “a delightful Gidget Goes Sexy bikini in turquoise terry cloth trimmed in white.”
BILL BLASS Page views: 537,300 A major improvement, if still a long way to go, was WWD’s assessment of Michael Vollbracht’s spring collection for Bill Blass. Vollbracht mercifully eliminating the “embarrassing kitsch factor of his former shows,” said the paper.
BUDDHIST PUNK Page views: 536,948 London-based Nick Morely held the first runway presentation for his four-year-old label, Buddhist Punk. Morely, who has a strong rock ’n’ roll following, created what he called “his most feminine collection ever.”
KENNETH COLE Page views: 472,900 “If Cole wants to be viewed as an apparel designer of weight, he needs to develop a clear vision rooted in something more compelling than mere clothes, and translate that into the concrete stuff of fashion,” said WWD.
SOURCE: STYLE.COM. THE WEB SITE HAS A MONTHLY READERSHIP OF MORE THAN 900,000. THE AVERAGE AGE OF THE AUDIENCE IS 32, WITH A MEDIAN INCOME OF $68,000; 83 PERCENT OF READERS ARE FEMALE.
@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)