Cerruti: In his debut collection for Cerruti, Serbian designer Istvan Francer took a solid step toward establishing a modern aesthetic at the house, which is owned by Italy’s Fin.part. Sharply tailored smoking jackets came paired with miniskirts...
Cerruti: In his debut collection for Cerruti, Serbian designer Istvan Francer took a solid step toward establishing a modern aesthetic at the house, which is owned by Italy’s Fin.part. Sharply tailored smoking jackets came paired with miniskirts or shorts pleated at the side, while tuxedo vests sported ultrasharp collars. Francer worked an angular theme in much of the collection, but he softened it with such details as bows, along with chiffon tops and sexy georgette minidresses. Sticking largely to a palette of black and ivory, he added variety with khaki safari jackets and sparkling sequined pieces for evening, including a fetching military trenchcoat.
Nina Ricci: James Aguiar, in his debut as creative director at Nina Ricci, hit all the right notes with a well-executed, feminine collection. Aguiar, formerly fashion director for ready-to-wear at Bergdorf Goodman, stuck largely to delicate chiffon, cutting it into sports shorts, minidresses and a jumpsuit. Colors ran the gamut from dusty blue and brown to more vibrant orange and pink, and he added more romance with fairy-tale prints of strawberries, flowers and pumpkins.
Clements Ribeiro: Design duo Suzanne Clements and Inacio Ribeiro served up a cute and colorful collection for spring inspired by Sixties swinging London. They mixed striped skirts with vibrant cashmere knits and satin minidresses that featured naïve, Pop Art prints and appliqués. Tops and dresses embroidered with a satin star, lips or clouds harkened to The Beatles’ "Yellow Submarine" period — with a luxurious twist.
Louis Féraud: In his debut collection at Féraud, Belgian Jean-Paul Knott aimed to give this aging house a burst of youthful verve. The program notes, for example, explained that he was shooting for an "Ibiza Chic" vibe. The result was slouchy drawstring trousers, roomy knits, kimono jackets and Grecian-style dresses. Although there were wearable clothes, however, the collection didn’t synthesize into an energetic whole.
Adam Jones: British designer Adam Jones presented a strong, focused collection for spring. But there’s nothing basic about his sexy point of view. Instead, he favors handmade items, such as crocheted body-hugging dresses with handpainted butterflies, tops in ribbons interwoven with lace and a bevy of beautiful kimono-sleeved pieces. Although inspired by the Twenties, Jones’ fringed skirts and tops were hardly anachronistic, and his bright yellow dress fringed with goose feathers hit the right upbeat mood.
Jacques Fath: Designer Lizzy Disney, who is in her second season at Fath, is steering the house in a younger direction. Her camisole tops, short dresses and low-slung pants blended modern hip with Art Deco touches. She featured many of the season’s key pieces, including draped jersey dresses, satin blousons and trenchcoats. But Disney’s details were sometimes too restrained. She could afford to turn up the fashion volume a few notches.
Scherrer: Indian designer Ritu Beri, in her sophomore effort at Scherrer, mixed the sportif with feminine romance. Flower appliqués decorated chiffon dresses, while a sports girdle was integrated into pants, dresses and a bustier. Beri likes her girls racy, and puts them in microminis or skin-hugging jeans embroidered with birds. The designer obviously wants to bring energy and sex appeal to Scherrer, but many of the clothes were overdesigned or just plain vulgar.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty