They may have blood on their hands, but Velma Kelley and Roxie Hart of the movie "Chicago" — played by Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renée Zellweger — know how to slip on a good pair of fishnets for sizzle.
They may have blood on their hands, but Velma Kelley and Roxie Hart of the movie "Chicago" — played by Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renée Zellweger — know how to slip on a good pair of fishnets for sizzle.The duo sports the look throughout this season’s much-hyped movie, which opened this weekend. This will likely give the fishnet — a hot trend two years ago — a new run this spring. Zeta-Jones and Zellweger wear the finer versions in the movie, making these the ones to watch at retail."Fishnets are still an important business for us and I expect sales will increase with ‘Chicago,’" said Maria Basquil, national sales manager at Wolford USA.But from Chicago to New York, an even larger trend is making legwear vendors hopeful about their category, which has total annual U.S. sales of about $3 billion. The burst bubble of dot-coms and their casual workwear has triggered a return to career dressing. This bodes well for the sheers business, which has been on the decline with open-toe sandals and bare legs for several years."We expect to see growth in the sheer category as the trend is moving back to business attire versus casual dressing in the workplace," said Howard Upchurch, president at Sara Lee Hosiery. At Wolford, the sheers business is already up by double digits this year. Basquil added: "Women are wearing sheers during the day again. Now, it’s chic to wear a fabulous sheer. Even our buyers are wearing hose again."
To celebrate Pride 2018, @themarcjacobs released the #GratefulNotHateful campaign, a social media initiative aimed at extending Pride beyond the parade. Inspired by Jacobs’ everyday outlook, the campaign features Jacobs along with a group of models and social media stars who are members and supporters of the LGBT community, all seen wearing @marcbeauty’s Highliner Gel Eye Crayons in colors of the rainbow. Head to our Instagram stories to see close-ups of the liner. #wwdbeauty
Virgil Abloh’s dad Nee and Don Crawley, cofounder of RSVP Gallery, were some of the hometown crew at the Chicago-born designer’s debut show for Louis Vuitton. (📸: @jdiderich ) #wwdmens #louisvuitton #virgilabloh
About last night: @marycharteris and @adwoaaboah hit up Hyde Park for the Serpentine Galleries’ annual summer party held in partnership with @chanelofficial. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
“This is Paris, my first show. I’m all about democracy. If some kid shows up, flew from New Jersey to just be around, let’s get him a seat.” — @virgilabloh tells WWD’s @jdiderich ahead of his first show for @louisvuitton men’s. (📸: @alfredo_piola ) #wwdmens #virgilabloh #louisvuitton
“Kate Spade was a true fashion icon who brought joy to the lives of women around the world, and inspired women to live life to the fullest. We are dedicated to carrying on her legacy,” said Anna Bakst, brand president and chief executive officer of @katespadeny. The Kate Spade Foundation announced that it will be donating $1 million to suicide prevention and mental health awareness in tribute to the recent death of Kate Spade. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @chinseephoto)
A first look at @virgilabloh’s sneakers for @louisvuitton. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion 📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim