GenArt keeps proving to be one of fashion week’s hottest tickets here. The most recent installment, at downtown’s historic Mayan Theater, showcased some promising new talent.
One of its brightest stars was Kate O’Connor, whose fine-gauged knits didn’t miss a beat. She sent out a great coral and beige striped V-neck minidress and a series of strapless or halter "Boogie Nights"-style jumpsuits. Then there was a naughty schoolgirl pleated mini and a wrapped sweater over cropped drawstring pants.
At Mon Petit Oiseau, designer Tracy Wilkinson did girly clothes á la Ali MacGraw in "Love Story." This meant dainty floral dresses, gathered at the bust and tied at the shoulders, worn alone or layered over contrasting print skirts. Denim A-line skirts featured oversized pockets, belts and contrast red, orange and turquoise stitching. Louis Verdad also went for nostalgia, this time via the flash and dash of Mexico City, circa 1950. He worked a simple white camisole over a pretty full skirt made of ribbons woven vertically over layers of black tulle, and his version of a black-and-white striped polo dress was long and plunged deep. And Ya-Ya’s Yael Aflalo had an updated Eighties moment: bondage straps around legs, stone-washed silk cargos or mesh hoodies.
Ashley Paige was all about fun in the sun with a bevy of sexy bikinis and cover-ups, detailed with shark teeth or shells, and a great lime strapless one-piece that ruched at the bust and was paired with a ruffled micro miniskirt. Meanwhile, Antonio Aguilar could have edited out the tricky one-shouldered, one-armed jackets and stuck to such great looks as the tailored cream dress lined with purple silk. Emily Bricker worked an eclectic vibe at Brick, pairing a gray thermal dress with a lace underskirt that was more mismatched cool than odd.
The accessories designers offered up lots of fun alternatives, such as Baltazar’s line of fancy punk- and rock-flavored studded belts and guitar straps or Coryn Madley’s knitted and crocheted wraps, scarves and sweaters in vintage fabrics and hand-dyed yarns. Flavio Olivera teamed metallic and matte-colored leathers in striped hobo bags and jewelry designer Anne Cherico did oversized silver chains and with handcast cameos.
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)
Breaking News: @hedislimane joins @celine as its new artistic, creative and image director. One of fashion’s preeminent image-makers and trendsetters, Slimane is to join the LVMH brand on Feb. 1 and unveil his first fashion proposition for men and women next September during Paris Fashion Week. It marks a major homecoming for Slimane, who cemented his reputation – and influenced men’s tailoring for more than a decade – as the designer of Dior Homme between 2000 and 2007. He went on to reinvent and ignite the house of Yves Saint Laurent, which he rechristened Saint Laurent, between 2012 and 2016 – all the while maintaining a close relationship with the Arnault family, which controls LVMH and Dior. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
“Personally I believe the Eighties have been the richest and more vivacious period for international fashion,” Giorgio Armani said when asked what his favorite decade of fashion is. It was a moment of disruption and experimentation and only thinking back to the first years of that decade is always an emotion for me, for what they have meant to me and my work.” The influence is clear in @giorgioarmani spring 2018 collection, pictured here, which was full of bright colors and unexpected prints. Read more about which decades designers loved most on WWD.com #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
For Lady Gaga’s only Italian show on her “Joanne World Tour,” the singer wore a range of @versace_official outfits. The standout piece: this custom-made bodysuit inspired by the brand’s spring 2018 collection. #wwdfashion (RG: @ladygaga)
@_camillaruth_ is expanding on the wellness-craze concept with @westbourne – a new NYC restaurant that’s both a healthy-minded café as well as a business that gives back to the community. Marcus works with the Robin Hood foundation to give back to The Door, a non-profit providing youth development services, and also hires employees through The Door. Read our full interview with Marcus on giving back through food on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)