NEW YORK — Did you catch the fashion whirlwind that blew through town last week? If not, here’s a roundup of the hip, beautiful and the downright wacky looks that came down the American runways.
Custo Barcelona’s Custo Dalmau made a few additions to his kaleidoscope-colored collection with lots of outerwear — quilted nylons, faux shearlings and fleece. His idea of evening consisted of sequined Ts and long T-shirt dresses that are appropriate for the MTV/TRL generation. As usual, however, he overdid the head-to-toe prints. That’s too bad, because if he had paired them with solids — like his denim pieces — it would have worked.
Natalie Chanin and partner Enrico Marone-Cinzano did up the celebrated Bowlmor Lanes high school gym set for a prom for their Project Alabama show. Their models — real people — pranced and posed à la cheesy prom photos, wearing elaborately quilted Ts, fitted blazers and poufy ballskirts. Following the party circuit, Zaldy designed for the club kid — skintight corduroys, a citrus-colored shredded dress with crystal details and a sexy strapless mini with gathers. A bit costumey, yes, but tempered with wearable pieces such as oversized-button coats, a zip-front gown, lamb vest and the paneled skirts. And there was almost too much to digest at Y&Kei, despite the guiding hand of Matt Damhave. They hit upon ongoing trends such as cropped cargos, cozy sweaters, aviation influences and fur, fur, fur, and their passion for details — lace, embroidery and paillettes — shone through. But the droopy satin pants, heavy back pockets and embellished denim just didn’t look current.
And finally, meet the newest members of the downtown cool club. Monika Kowalska bowed her A Detacher line, which she’s been selling quietly but steadily from her Mott Street store for the last four years. She did beautiful chunky knits paired with slim skirts, sexy gathered dresses and smart outerwear, including a chic rabbit capelet and padded cotton V-neck coat. To temper this romantic feeling, she added crossed belts or brass chain details. And Christopher Deane’s Christopher Crawford and Angela Deane offered their Valentine to the holiday with heart and dove motifs incorporated into rich red, pink and teal fabrics. But overall, there was less romance and more hip streetwear with a Mod and punk vibe.
@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)