PPQ: This girl is no monochrome maiden; she wants patterns that are bold and beautiful. Amy Molyneux and Percy Parker mixed up Tahitian, Aztec and tartan prints — and guess what? It worked. A boxy green-and-white striped cotton jacket had a jet-set vibe — especially when paired with a huge black patent tote. There were dresses, too, including a form-fitting, strapless purple tartan number; crocheted black cotton maxidresses, and drop-waisted sundresses with pouffy skirts edged with gold chains. They'll no doubt appeal to London glamour girls Peaches Geldof and Agyness Deyn, who both walked in the show.
Issa: This city siren has cast off her jersey print wrap and tieback dresses and hopped a flight to Ibiza. Daniella Helayel was in a naughty mood, sending models out in bright red candy-striped caftans and devil-printed sweaters. But there was also a dash of sugar here, too, with sweet cotton biker jackets, and swingy cotton tennis and golf dresses. An Issa girl never fades into the crowd. So, for those evenings at Pacha — Ibiza's legendary party pit — there were sequin-embroidered caftans and cape dresses.
Louise Goldin: Goldin shifted out of fall's somber mood to show an accomplished collection of Technicolor, Kandinsky-inspired knit dresses, with artful combinations of weaving techniques and fibers. Dresses were microlength and body-conscious — although there was a racerback trapeze dress and a loose-fitting, ruffle-front number in there, too. Knit swimwear pieces were among the highlights, despite being more poolside than practical. It was clear Goldin was having a ball this season, layering to her heart's content like a kid with Colorforms and draping those knits like a Madame Vionnet acolyte.
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Danielle Scutt: Scutt revisited her Eighties-pastiche trailer-trash look, which was fun but more of a sequel than a fresh approach.
Topshop Unique: There was a mix of sexy, slouchy sportswear and Grecian-meets-Seventies beach bohemian, including a string of fluttery maxigowns.
Gavin Douglas: Some of Douglas' silk goddess gowns worked well, but the ruffled minis and vampy dresses covered in giant blue crystals and accessorized with heavy gold chains struck a trashy note.Bjork & McElligott: Kattis Bjork and Sophie McElligott offered a tightly edited collection of structured silk minidresses and high-waisted shorts. But ill-fitting molded bustiers marred the breezy silhouettes.
Amanda Wakeley: A collection full of clean lines, which showed up in a cropped cinnamon leather jacket, white jersey drop-waisted dress and layered chiffon gowns in white and dove gray.
Xterity: A girly collection filled with butterfly- and scribble-print silk dresses and a poufy white ballgown with gold-zipper seams.
Armand Basi: Markus Lupfer's shirtdresses with crisp, origami style folds were a hit, but the clownish, synthetic-looking pants and raffia tutu skirts fell flat.
@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