Isaac Mizrahi: Isaac Mizrahi is still a cockeyed optimist. He returned to the runway on Monday with a collection that radiated joie du mode, just like in the old days, when, as a chubby 26-year-old, he took New York fashion by gleeful storm with notions about notice-me sportswear, day-for-night crossover and color, color, color. The collection Mizrahi showed on Monday left no doubt that he still holds many of the same positions. Only now he renders them with greater sophistication, but not so much that it gets in the way of a good time. A favorite shape: the structured A-line, which he worked to a fare-thee-well in charming dresses with peekaboo corsets and fur hems. Elsewhere, he revived the sporty-at-night motif with au courant looks inspired by his own archive — an off-the-shoulder stretch of sweatshirt, gray with jeweled cuffs, and, long a favorite of his, the white cotton tank, now forming the bodice of a feathery, bejeweled dream. As for Mizrahi's renowned color sense, he indulged in a couple of melon getups that only a cantaloupe could love. But when huge, vibrant flowers blossomed against a bright white gown, the picture was rosy indeed.
3.1 Phillip Lim: Phillip Lim sure has been busy — working on his new men's wear collection, collaborating with Nars on a beauty line and, most recently, signing a lease for his first freestanding store, slated to open here in June. He has also been putting the finishing touches on his stellar women's presentation, full of his vision of American sportswear: easy, layered and effortlessly cool. Inspired by Little Edie Beale, though not literally, he sent out graceful, fluid cocktail dresses, not too loose, not too tight, and rendered daywear in unfussy lines with just a hint of button or pintucking details. However, Lim fans may have a problem choosing a coat this season, because they were all great: a black leather bomber, the collarless trench, a reworked red lumberjack number. Need we go on?
Luca Luca: Skiwear was the inspiration behind Luca Orlandi's fall collection, and boy, did he focus on the theme. He took his luxe ladies from the slopes well into the St. Moritz evenings, starting with a series of snow-bunny looks — sporty quilted pants, a gem-encrusted puffer and a pair of mink shorts — all accessorized with goggles, and all in white. The icy palette didn't stop there. Silver, gray, pale blue and lots of shimmer appeared on elegant gowns, skinny pants and suits that were sported up with zippers. While at times the ice-queen theme was a bit chilling (any takers on that skin-tight jumpsuit?), there were moments of cold-mountain chic in the furs, especially that swingy mink caplet.Luella: For fall, Luella Bartley took her audience on a romp through her own backyard. "It's English all the way," she said. And, indeed, from the first look, a bright red hunting coat, to the Sgt. Pepper getups and debutante frocks that followed, the collection was much ado about blue bloods and the Union Jack — done up, of course, in cheeky Luella style. Take the designer's footwear of choice, for instance: riding boots, folded down, then spray painted and graphically reworked by the artist Noki. Polkadot dresses featured puffed-up crinolines, while a raincoat was printed with bowler-hatted men holding umbrellas. And, of course, there were plenty of Bartley's signature Mod suits — slim, trim, with that British rocker vibe.
@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