Onia and Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What are linking up again.Following the success of a 2016 swim collaboration, Onia and Bernstein are launching a larger, more widely distributed collection that will be available on May 1 at onia.com and retailers including Shopbop, Revolve and Everything but Water. According to Nathan Romano, cofounder of Onia, they’ve already sold six figures’ worth of product to store buyers.“We underprojected what our opportunities were with the first collection,” said Romano. “We really wanted to figure out how we could make this a bigger business.”Bernstein, who has already teased the collection on her Instagram, looked to the past to create a versatile line.[caption id="attachment_1202645468" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Onia's Nathan Romano and Danielle Bernstein.[/caption]“For this collection, I was inspired by vintage swim editorials,” said Bernstein. “I wanted to create a high-rise fit that would be superflattering on the body with a vintage, yet modern look. My goal was to create basic shapes in colors and patterns that could be mixed and matched to create multiple looks.”The collection includes one- and two-piece looks made from Italian fabrics. Styles range from a striped one-piece suit with a belted waist to a polka-dot two-piece with high-waist bottoms. Separates retail for $95 and one-pieces are priced at $195.Bernstein has proven to be a sales converter for brands. She partnered with VF Corp.’s Splendid and Seven For All Mankind. She was paid high — in the six-figure range — to design the capsule collection for the denim brand, which was exclusive to Bloomingdale’s.
A grooming moment between @tanfrance and @antoni last night at the The LGBT Community Center Trailblazer Awards honoring Anna Wintour, Ricky Martin and more. See more photos at WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“It was a very surreal feeling. It wasn’t like we were in the studio together coming up with it — it’s more like he discovered it and loved it. I didn’t let myself get my hopes up, but then it happened it was very exciting,” said singer-songwriter @nombe on discovering that @pharrell would be using his song, “Cant Catch Me” on his HBO documentary series “Outpost.” The German-born singer — named Noah MacBeth — talked to WWD about feminism, using art as a platform for political expression and personal style. Read more on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
This season, denim is going west – in influence. Brands like @fathersdaughterla (pictured here), @tommyhilfiger Jeans, @levis and more are opting for raw, top-stitching styles. (Styled by @thealexbadia; 📷: @ryanplett)
20-year-old British singer @jorjasmith_ made her debut at Coachella last weekend. We caught up with her and talked about her love for Amy Winehouse, working with Kendrick Lamar on the “Black Panther” album and her fashion philosophy. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @katiedaisyla)
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)