Pump Up the Volume: Top 20 New York Fashion Week designers’ fall collections by page views.
For many designers, it was all about volume in New York. Style.com has provided the top 20 designers with the most page views following the first 12 days they were posted. Though late for his own show, Marc Jacobs nabs the top spot for the third year...
For many designers, it was all about volume in New York. Style.com has provided the top 20 designers with the most page views following the first 12 days they were posted. Though late for his own show, Marc Jacobs nabs the top spot for the third year in a row. And was it Ms. Lopez’s celebrity or her fashions that sparked so much interest following her premiere? WWD said it was a little bit of both.
MARC JACOBS Page views: 1,548,269 “This show offered a darker, broodier world view than anything Jacobs has proposed in years, yet it clung to a hopeful romance,” WWD said. Volume ruled, but so did cashmere sweaters and burgundy eveningwear.
SWEETFACE Page views: 1,321,919 In this, Jennifer Lopez’s virgin fashion show, jeans and baby dolls to lavish fur and diamonds adorned the runway. Even if innovation was a bit lacking, the collection could find a niche if the price is right.
MARC BY MARC JACOBS Page views: 1,318,143 This line from Marc Jacobs continues an impressive independence from its sister collection. Jacobs revealed a lineup of “cool kid” clothing, which included volumized skirts and parkas to tartans and pinstripes.
OSCAR DE LA RENTA Page views: 1,132,607 Coining de la Renta a “trend maven,” WWD revealed his fall favorites: volume and flats. Add to that scads of fur and embroidered skirts. Two fans who reflect his versatility? Laura Bush and Beyoncé Knowles.
RALPH LAUREN Page views: 1,090,552 Lauren’s series of lean shapes and curvy knits were inspired by his collection of vintage racing cars (on display at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts beginning Sunday).
CALVIN KLEIN Page views: 1,010,395 Going against the volume theme, Klein’s successor Francisco Costa revealed a bold show of grid motifs, origami trim and leather tiles on his women’s wear.
ZAC POSEN Page views: 1,005,800 WWD raved Posen’s dresses “looked plenty alluring.” Favorites included his Grecian-inspired, pleated goddess dresses. “It made for his best collection yet,” said WWD.
MICHAEL KORS Page views: 994,137 Massive furs adorned Kors’ fall collection. Underneath he showed fitted sweaters and full skirts. For eveningwear: short glittery numbers and full-length taffetas.
CAROLINA HERRERA Page views: 926,816 Inspired by the Forties, Herrera’s focus was classic chic. She offered sophisticated and tailored fitted suits by day and gemstone-laden dresses by night.
ANNA SUI Page views: 881,794 Straying far from last season’s girly ruffles, Sui wove interior elements such as textile and graphic patterns into her designs, playing with colors such as orange, brown, turquoise and moss green.
NARCISO RODRIGUEZ Page views: 754,213 Rodriguez had a bit of everything: svelte provocative dresses and jackets and playful shirtdresses and big raincoats. Yet “the show felt a bit like an exercise in perfecting the expected,” WWD said.
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Page views: 742,691 Program notes stated von Furstenberg’s inspiration came from Russian literary heroines. Low-key, alluring dresses ensued, lightened by contrasting prints, making for a powerful, yet feminine, collection.
DONNA KARAN Page views: 729,727 Using her fascination with New York City, “Karan brought together elements of men’s wear, ultrafeminine draping, intense details and a soupçon of the artiste in near-perfect expression,” said WWD.
BCBG MAX AZRIA Page views: 729,330 Favoring pieces fashioned for the hippie chicks of the world, chiffon dresses and tweeds were all the craze for Max Azria this fall. Tobacco, tomato red and evergreen colors were the hot choices.
PROENZA SCHOULER Page views: 649,118 “The fall collection swaggered with confidence and a savvy awareness of bottom-line realities,” said WWD. Styles of the Sixties mixed with corsets, crinkly silk dresses and tailored pinstripes.
VERA WANG Page views: 596,963 “Wang’s color palette was a gorgeous and painterly mélange of rich but subtle hues,” WWD said. “She imbued dresses, tops and skirts with a wonderful fluidity using filmy tulles and chiffons.”
IMITATION OF CHRIST Page views: 582,120 Tara Subkoff’s show was well received by WWD, aside from a “group of deconstructed suit jackets.” Nods went out to her jumpsuits and tailored tweeds.
MATTHEW WILLIAMSON Page views: 533,659 “Bravo, Matthew!” WWD raved. While his bohemian-inspired creations were sprinkled in, most impressive were his separates: coats and jackets were paired with multicolored pleated skirts.
TULEH Page views: 484,244 “The collection was clearly a breakthrough for [Bryan] Bradley — and an impressive one at that,” said WWD. Sportswear pieces and a glam coat collection were both smartly executed.
LUELLA Page views: 468,713 “An oversized washed-out ‘graffiti’ floral was fabulous in skirts and a strapless dress, as were the pleated chiffon dresses,” WWD said. The silk party dresses did not fare as well. SOURCE: STYLE.COM. THE WEB SITE HAS A MONTHLY READERSHIP OF MORE THAN 1,000,000. THE AVERAGE AGE OF THE AUDIENCE IS 35, WITH A MEDIAN INCOME OF $68,000; 83 PERCENT OF READERS ARE FEMALE.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“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