NEW YORK — This season, the New York calendar is rich with creative promise. The spring schedule is buzzing with brand-new talent as well as some designers with a few seasons under their belts who have been honing their skills, ready to show off...
NEW YORK — This season, the New York calendar is rich with creative promise. The spring schedule is buzzing with brand-new talent as well as some designers with a few seasons under their belts who have been honing their skills, ready to show off their best work yet. "The construction of the clothes is 10 times better than anything we’ve ever done," says Hushi Mortezaie of editorial darling design team Michael and Hushi, whose collection’s inspiration is "a modern-day Auntie Mame starved for fast fashion and fast food."
Design team Heatherette, whose year-old collection is inspired by reclusive transgendered writer JT Leroy, will be traveling in previously uncharted waters. "A lot of times we’re known as an Eighties brand," says Heatherette designer Richie Rich. "This collection goes from trucker to Goth. And there’s a lot more wearability."
Butfresh faces don’t necessarily equal downtown mayhem. Peter Som is incorporating the chic ease of Jacques Lartigue’s photographs of theTwenties Riviera."It’s an uncontrived elegance where you can wear your pajama pants to dinner," says Som.
Some of the most sophisticated new collections come from the youngest of the bunch. Just months after graduating from Parsons, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez have opted for small-scale presentations before their runway debut next season time. Their line, Proenza Schouler, is an anti-downtown collection designed for "ladies, not girls," they say.
Eighteen-year-old Esteban Cortazar, whose upcoming show is influenced by the glamorous lives of his artist father and singer mother, will be taking time off from — get this: high school —to put on his spring show.Gosh, don’t kids grow up quickly these days?
The energy injection adds up to some hot tickets for New York Fashion Week.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
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
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
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