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.
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye