It’s been a hot week, following a wet month and a cold spring, which has trained fashion customers who shop early to expect anything and, come fall, they’re going to be prepared. That’s certainly evidenced by a quick survey of...
It’s been a hot week, following a wet month and a cold spring, which has trained fashion customers who shop early to expect anything and, come fall, they’re going to be prepared. That’s certainly evidenced by a quick survey of recent trunk shows and projected bestsellers from designers, who are placing their bets on outerwear — fur coats, trenches and bombers — plus a range of cashmere sweaters, draped dresses and evening suits to carry the season.
At Calvin Klein, a wool flannel geometric panel dress and a port wool marquisette dress worn with a raised cord coat are among the leaders for fall, as were fine wool flannel skirts with geometric panels.
Catherine Malandrino’s wool and cashmere fitted sweater with a metal chain trim, a fitted cotton voile blouse with eyelet sleeves and a silk chiffon tank dress with leather buckle straps have been top items for the designer.
Michael Kors’ cashmere interlock pullovers; stretch jersey wrap skirts with leather trim, and silk and wool satin slouch jeans have been powerhouses, selling in the range of 250 to 400 units apiece.
Donna Karan’s bestsellers at a Bergdorf Goodman trunk show recently included a long-sleeve, draped dress, a tailored body shirt, a bandage skirt with satin cummerbund and a bracelet-sleeve wrap jacket. Narciso Rodriguez’s fall event at the store was led by a black wool dress with satin inserts, a white silk dress with brown embroidery at the waist and a black wool and silk faille coat with cashmere panels.
Chanel’s record-breaking event at BG included mink-trimmed tweed jackets and coats, fitted tweed jackets with white pyramid buttons and a snap-button coat with chamellia lining.
Alexander McQueen’s show at his New York store was driven by hooded fur coats, an optical check suit and a silk faille kimono evening suit, while Gucci’s events in New York and Beverly Hills included as bestsellers its white double-face coats with duchess satin inserts, ink nylon taffeta jackets with corset belts and ebony tricotine stretch jackets.
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New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
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The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty