In his final collection for Rena Lange, designer Carsten Feilitz drew inspiration from artists Piet Mondrian, Hans Hartung and Frank Stella. Their minimal and graphic legacy offered a template to further refine and modernized the house’s iconic style elements: reducing the bow to a crisp, linear tie; squaring the bib-front blouse; and taking a more graphic approach to the placement of fabric appliqués and Lange’s hand-crafted fabric pastiches.
Feilitz also built up the luxury quotient in a more geometric manner, adding shimmering rectangular panels down the front a little black shift, or black lace decoupage on a damson turtleneck dress. It’s a period of change for Rena Lange, with Annick Gorman poised to take over design leadership and Rudigier & Partner the new Austrian owners. As for Rena Lange’s commitment to luxury, Sigmund Rudigier promised “there will be more, not less.”
Peter Kim's Los Angeles-based premium denim line has always had its finger on the pulse of youth. This season, novelty is back in a way reminiscent of early Aughts, with studs, lace-ups, racing waxed denim and more. For more highlights if some of the key brands at the Vegas trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: Patrick Gray; Styled by @thealexbadia; Story by @karihamanaka and @marcy_wwd)
"I was driving back on Saturday afternoon from the beach, and I just saw this sign saying 'Skydiving for $95.' And I was like, I can't not sky dive for $95," says Tom Bateman about a moment in Hawaii while shooting "Snatched." #wwdeye (📷: @vsteves; Interview by @ktauer; Styled by @thealexbadia)