Just as the Green Movement has become entrenched in many Americans’ lives, so, too, is it gaining a foothold in their wardrobes. This fall the greenery, so to speak, will only be more prevalent, with three shades of green ranking in the season’s Top 10 colors for women and men. Leading the pack, deep lichen green (somewhere between army and khaki) topped the women’s list and finished third on the men’s side. While green is not exactly a shocker of a fall color, it turned up in the more unusual hues of emerald and linden green on both lists.
Sizing up fall’s prizewinning palette, Pantone Color Institute’s executive director, Leatrice Eiseman said, “If you ever walked in the forest or the woods in the fall when the leaves have fallen, there is such a gorgeous mélange of color. This palette reflects those wonderful fall colors but at the same time there are colors that bring a certain sturdiness and structure.”
The aptly named turbulence, a deeper degree of charcoal, qualifies on that front, as does carafe, a rich brown. But fall will also bring livelier colors like acai, Beaujolais, Mykonos blue and samba. Many designers are embracing unconventional color combinations, such as using three hues from the same color family. “That is a fantastic approach. It gets you to stop and think, ‘Oh, I never thought of doing that before.’ That, of course, is what you as a designer want consumers to do,” said Eiseman.
With the exception of the rosy vivacious on the women’s list and the more burgundy Beaujolais on the men’s, each list had the same nine colors but in varying order. Eiseman said of the similarities between the two sexes, “There is really a sense of unity and continuity.”
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast