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.
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye