DKNY: Donna Karan has dressing for a smart city girl down pat. Hers is an effortless, throw-on chic (to crib from her show notes) with silhouettes that went from long, slouchy tweeds to short, swingy chiffons, all of them flirty and wearable in a dark palette with shots of bright pink, yellow and purple. As her fall collection illustrated, Karan doesn't need to rely on overt bells and whistles to keep things interesting, though a sense of whimsy — hello, red-and-pink heart-printed blouse — and a few spangles, like a sequined tunic, are always welcome. And being the confident woman she is, Karan is unafraid to try a new way of layering, seen in the crisp dress shirts worn under tiny chiffon dresses with plunging V-necks. But more importantly, while New York girls have and will continue to wear DKNY, so will the girls living outside of the five boroughs.
Nicole Miller: To mark her 25th anniversary, Nicole Miller sent out a strong collection that celebrated those signature bright prints she loves, while introducing a young, fashion-conscious direction. Peru was her theme du jour, and she expressed it beautifully in the show-opening stiff jacquard coat done in a striking black-on-ivory blanket pattern, which she echoed a few more times to chic effect on skirts paired with crisp white shirts. She found balance between her love of embellishment and a cleaner look, proving that she can turn out the kind of clothes — like that adorable peacoat — a city sophisticate would snap up. And when she finally did show some of her classic, bold numbers, they served as a sweet reminder of what Miller's many fans fell for in the first place.
Baby Phat and KLS by Kimora Lee Simmons: It was more of the same from Kimora Lee Simmons — and not just her obsession with the front row. Despite the addition of the new KLS contemporary line on the runway, this Russian-inspired show was all about "fabulosity," Kimora style — which is to say flash, flash and more flash. Even black denim was embroidered beyond recognition. Once or twice, however, Simmons did open a tiny window to her tamer side, with wide-leg tweed trousers and lean suits.Josh Goot: In just his second New York outing, Aussie Josh Goot captured the heart of the Gotham girl with a nicely edited collection of all-black urban warrior fare in various lean, mean and fantastically tough-chic silhouettes.
Lacoste: Lacoste's Christophe Lemaire offered up some terrific outerwear looks — short rubberized raincoats, bright padded jackets, bulky cardigans — amusingly accessorized with French sportif knit caps and suede granny boots, but as a whole, the collection lacked the spirit of recent seasons.
Chris Han: The first few looks were a promising beginning for Chris Han — especially the cropped cream jacket with a vintage flair — but at times, she got a little tricky with her jarring fabric mixes.
Rag & Bone: Marcus Wainright and David Neville showed another well-tailored, salable Rag & Bone collection, this time infusing a bit of a chic-librarian-meets-Mod English girl, as in the great tweed skinny pants and jacket.
Ruffian: Brian Wolk and Claude Morais' "new-Beat generation" looks for Ruffian felt a tad flat, save for the fresh high-waisted trouser looks and a racy top-and-skirt combo.
Alice Roi: The Alice Roi girl was a bit darker this season, as mixed-media chunky knits and draped skirts made for a more sophisticated but still quirky collection
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@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)