Miuccia Prada may have shown an austere sophistication on the runway for her main line, but she also understands that even the chicest girl has moments when all she wants to do is trade in her nipped dresses and feathered capelets for a great pair of...
Miuccia Prada may have shown an austere sophistication on the runway for her main line, but she also understands that even the chicest girl has moments when all she wants to do is trade in her nipped dresses and feathered capelets for a great pair of jeans.
To that end, Prada is exponentially increasing its denim offering for fall via Prada Sport. While the division may be known for its little red plastic strip, the company is quick to point out that the label is an extension of Prada and not a second line. “Prada Sport allows the client to dress 24/7 in Prada,” said a company spokeswoman. “It completes the Prada lifestyle.”
The denim collection, 90 percent of which is made in Japan, features five-pocket jeans, miniskirts, shirts and basic jackets and builds upon the smaller offering shown in the current spring line. The company said the expanded collection was a result of continuing customer requests.
Jeans, done in blue, black, gray and a dark military green, come in four different cuts, including slim and straight and low-slung. A slew of washes and special treatments, such as all-over printing, spray-painting and piece-dying, are often mixed together for a layered effect.
In what Prada said would be the first of many similar project collaborations, the Italian company worked with French graffiti artist Mambo to create an eclectic capsule collection of patchwork T-shirts. Mambo’s graphic designs are printed on fabrics, which are cut and stitched onto the cotton Ts. At retail, skirts and jeans start at just under $300 and go to around $1,200 for shearling-lined denim jackets. The collection will be sold for fall at key department stores, specialty shops and Prada boutiques.
Breaking News: @louisvuitton's men's artistic director @mrkimjones is leaving the French fashion house after nearly 7 years. Jones joined Louis Vuitton in 2011, following a three year tenure as creative director of British luxury goods brand Alfred Dunhill. Jones is to exit Louis Vuitton after showing his fall 2018 collection for the brand in Paris on Thursday. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews