Martin Margiela: Edgy Martin Margiela flirted with, of all things, convention in his latest collection. While the elusive Belgian may be best known for his deconstructed looks, he took a more lighthearted approach this time, and...
Martin Margiela: Edgy Martin Margiela flirted with, of all things, convention in his latest collection. While the elusive Belgian may be best known for his deconstructed looks, he took a more lighthearted approach this time, and it was a welcome change. OK, there were still eccentric touches — including a plush boa constrictor doubling as a scarf — but there were many chic — and dare we say it, sexy — pieces. Margiela used innovative stitching techniques, opening the seams of a coat, for instance, and folding back the fabric to expose the lining beneath or elongating collars of trenchcoats, jackets and sweaters to form hoods. He hasn’t abandoned his experiments, however, which this season translated into a jacket made of recycled wigs, and a dress of Ace bandages. But showing his new commercial bent, Margiela unveiled his first accessories line for men and women, which will bow in stores this fall. One handbag incorporates a men’s evening scarf as a handle, while others resemble musical-instrument cases. Margiela also turned out a new line of mismatched shoes and a silver jewelry collection.
Yesterday, the Parisian fashion house @azzaro_official cut the ribbon on a temeporary retrospective at the wing of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. The exhibition, which shows the lasting influence of the brand’s founder Loris Azzaro, is titled “Azzaro, Fifty Sparkling Years” and presents 50 looks. In it’s ’70s heyday, fans of the brand included Jane Birkin, pictured here, Raquel Welch, Brigitte Bardot and more. See more photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@trinaturk and @macys Inc International Concepts line are linking up on a collection for summer — filled with accessories, swimwear and shoes. The collection will also include a Mr Turk men’s line, both of which are the designer’s first entry into a more accessibly priced area. “It’s very world-traveler, gypset-inspired,” said Turk. The Trina Turk x INC line will launch on May 15th. #wwdfashion
Assouline is paying homage to the late Azzedine Alaïa with a reprint of "Alaïa Livre de Collection.” The book is comprised of photographs of the designer's summer 1992 runway show with models Christy Turlington Burns, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks, pictured here at right. #wwdfashion #alaia #tyrabanks
Fall 2018 accessories take on a painterly hue, with Nebulas Blue among Pantone’s top 10 colors of the season. (📸: @jonghyupstudio ; editor: @twallz21 ; stylist and set designer: @haideefindlaylevin ) #wwdaccessories
@americanapparelusa is relaunching the brand outside of the U.S. today, opening its online store to more than 200 countries. The company is also contemplating a return to brick-and-mortar, though details have not been confirmed. In tandem with the expanded distribution is a recasting of a social media ad campagn, called “Back to Basics,” pictured here, with a focus on diversity and a cast of models above the age of 21. Read more on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Exclusive: @britneyspears is continuing to expand her brand. The pop icon, who appears in @kenzo ’s latest campaign, is partnering with Epic Rights to launch a line of branded merchandise. Read @hernameislex ‘s story, link in bio. #wwdnews #britneyspears
The Duchess of Cambridge channeled Princess Diana’s look upon giving birth to Prince Harry, when she and the Duke of Cambridge departed the hospital with the new baby Prince this afternoon in London. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
The new Prince of Cambridge has arrived! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed with the 8-pound newborn. She wore a look from one of her go-to designers, @jennypackham. Tap link in bio for more. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge