David Szeto: Subtle references to Spaghetti Westerns and “Destry Rides Again,” starring Marlene Dietrich, perfumed David Szeto’s charming collection. Tiny florals were actually resized kimono prints, and prairie dresses came embellished with colorful rhinestones that formed a paisley motif, echoing the bandana scarf. In a tailored vein, oversize men’s jackets were done up with pockets like Western shirts.
Thierry Colson: Thierry Colson remains rooted in the 18th century, this time getting a little more theatrical, with Empire dresses, bloomers and “Hamlet”-style short dresses in richly colored luxe fabrics that echoed Yves Saint Laurent’s Russian peasant looks. Gold brocade dresses embroidered with blooms were charming, while an ink black velvet coat with frogging and a roomy hood added an air of mystery.
Hamilton Paris: For the collection’s starting point, designers Charles Sebline and Sophie Hamilton looked to the interior of the Hamilton family castle, which was decorated by David Hicks in the Seventies. The design duo focused on reworking Hicks’ iconic Clinch print, which they had reproduced by hand in shades of green and tangerine for an urban yet romantic wardrobe inspired by both Russian peasant looks and the ever-chic Loulou de la Falaise.
Neil Barrett: Neil Barrett explored innovative textures, using Neoprene on fitted scubalike jackets, for instance, or artfully scuffing the edges of black leather for a rock ’n’ roll jersey dress and T-shirt. Other hits included a sheepskin-lined white parka with a hood trimmed in lush goat hair, and classic men’s sweaters shrunken down to a woman’s fit.
Lapidus Vintage: Olivier Lapidus, son of the house’s late founder, Ted Lapidus, is behind this collection, now in its third season. His father made LBDs for Edith Piaf (though she apparently never settled her bills for them), which inspired an intricately constructed fitted navy-and-black wool dress. Lapidus Vintage also revisited some of its great archive coats, like one vivid orange 1955 design honed from 56 strips of felted wool, not to mention a loden safari jacket with patch pockets and a checked red-and-cream style made from blanket fabric.
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