When September fashion magazines weigh in issuing their pronouncements for fall, it’s easy to see what editors liked and disliked by the collections – or lack thereof – featured in the fashion stories. Of course, every season has its sweethearts. There are also the perennial “chosen few” such as Marc Jacobs and Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld. American designers didn’t fare as well as Europeans in September. It was a particularly good month for Donatella Versace, whose siren gowns graced the covers of Vogue and In Style. One of W’s nine cover versions for September featured Kate Moss in a Versace white chinchilla jacket.
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WWD said every Karl Lagerfeld collection for Chanel is about keeping the classics “au courant, the registers ringing and the new customers jockeying with the old for first dibs.” One of the most popular suits for fall, a black-and-white plaid tweed with square white grommets, turned up in fashion stories in several September issues. Harper’s Bazaar featured a bevy of Chanel’s popular handbags.
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Miuccia Prada designed slim skirt suits with thin leather belts and coats with bracelet sleeves that require the wearer to buy gloves. Prada may have even ignited the season’s craze for gloves. Nicole Kidman wore an argyle Prada sweater in Vogue. A funnel-neck coat, gloves and bag from Prada appeared in Harper’s Bazaar’s “Chic Must-Haves” feature, while an animal print coat turned up in a story on prints.
3. DOLCE & GABBANA - 51
Dolce & Gabbana’s collection for fall included neon jackets and fake Mongolian lamb coats. There were slim dresses with curving seams held together by silver chains. Zippers were functional and used as design elements circling the waist on dresses. Vogue included a Dolce & Gabbana rose wool skirt suit in a fashion feature. In In Style, actress Monica Bellucci flaunted her assets in a low-cut Dolce & Gabbana stretch wool-blend dress.
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Tom Ford had his eye on lingerie when he designed fall’s corset shirts and eyelet girdle skirts. Kate Moss wore Gucci’s black rayon top on one of nine cover versions of W’s September issue. His coat with a large folded collar appeared in Elle. A vampy leather and fur bolero, tank and skirt from the Gucci collection were on Harper’s Bazaar’s must-have list.5. MARC JACOBS - 46
Marc Jacobs went Mod for fall with graphic shapes that have, since the days of Cardin, Courrèges and the Space Race, defined our vision of the future. Dresses and skirts were mini in length and jackets included details such as big round buttons. In Style’s Stylefile showed Jacobs’ Tang-orange mini suit, violet tights and white boots. In W, a Marc Jacobs silk dress was featured in a fashion story.
7. CHRISTIAN DIOR - 42
Fashion editors found plenty to love in John Galliano’s fall collection for Christian Dior. In Style photographed sex-pot Monica Bellucci in a crimson Christian Dior acetate-blend gown. Vogue paired a chartreuse silk evening dress with fire-engine red sandals in one photo. Dior’s pink rayon dress was worn by Kate Moss on a W cover for the September issue.
8 YVES SAINT LAURENT RIVE GAUCHE - 40
Ruffles were a recurring theme of Tom Ford’s Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche collection for fall. Vogue fashion spreads sampled several YSL dresses, including a silk ruffle dress with black lace inset and a maraschino-cherry colored dress with detachable ruffled sleeves. A sophisticated jacket, skirt and clutch turned up on a page of Harper’s Bazaar. In W, a forest green silk dress was paired with acrylic-heeled shoes.
9. LOUIS VUITTON - 34
For Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs continued to explore the Sixties theme that inspired his signature collection, only he wasn’t so literal. Vogue featured a silk gabardine zip-up coatdress and cotton-candy-pink Mongolian-lamb coat with oversized buttons. Elle went logo happy, with LV’s tweed and monogram print coat and bags and a Takashi Murakami clutch. Harper’s Bazaar cited LV’s jacket with six big buttons as a key item for fall.
10. RALPH LAUREN - 29
Ralph Lauren Collection’s black leather jacket and Polo Ralph Lauren’s gray cotton sweatshirt were worn by Kate Moss on one of W’s September covers. Inside, a fashion story photographed at Alnwick Castle featured three looks from the collection, including a dramatic white marabou-collar cashmere coat. Harper’s Bazaar highlighted a jacket and pants from the collection, while Elle showed a beaded tulle top with pearl strands and tulle patchwork top.
@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)