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.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty