Loewe: With a light touch, Enrique Ona Selfa worked up his second Loewe collection, combining the ease of jogging gear with simplified luxury. Now, that’s a smooth move. He worked almost exclusively in leather, suede and fur, ranging from basic...
Loewe: With a light touch, Enrique Ona Selfa worked up his second Loewe collection, combining the ease of jogging gear with simplified luxury. Now, that’s a smooth move. He worked almost exclusively in leather, suede and fur, ranging from basic brown to cocoa to tan. Here, taking a straightforward approach to up-to-the-minute dressing meant pairing a dark brown fur hooded sweatshirt with slim suede pants, splicing strips of perforated suede to create a smart jacket and finishing the edges of a leather coat to mimic knit banding.
And Ona Selfa’s rich track jackets and sporty fare are on the right course. By sticking to the simpler side of trendy, the designer avoided much of what tripped up his predecessors at the house. Dresses that fell across the hips like bunchy breeches were a rare mistake. Ona Selfa fared better when working a simple look, and that, of course, is never as simple as it looks.
Martin Grant: With the return to elegance sweeping through fashion, Australian Martin Grant pushed the right envelope with a sophisticated collection for fall. Over the last seven years, since he opened his Paris house, Grant has developed a cult following with girls who love his subtly elegant clothes, updated with a modern twist. Working a ballet theme, Grant offered mini dancer’s skirts in tulle and pleated skirts, paired with black turtleneck sweaters or a beige mohair jumper with tulle peeking out at the wrist.
Meanwhile, a Victorian influence infused the designer’s long and sweeping high-waisted coats, while short leather jackets and coats were stitched with a motif that Grant said he took from Japanese samurai armor. He likes to mix day and evening wear, which he did with black cocktail dresses adorned with a trompe l’oeil knot and his gold satin or brown suede trenches. In all, the designer, who is trying to grow his business this year by opening a larger shop and expanding his retail clients abroad, delivered a classic and chic vision for urban women.
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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