Salt: Focusing on signature button detailing, Los Angeles-based designer Layla Pakzad’s Salt Swimwear line features a laid-back California vibe. Key pieces include a one-piece that comes with or without ruffles; a bandeau top with keyhole detailing that can be worn five ways, and a sexy boyshort suit, all done in Lycra spandex. Removable covered buttons and gold embellishments provide elegant detailing without overpowering. Separates start at $36, one-pieces at $76 and cover-ups from $50 to $60 wholesale.
Gaia Earth and Water: This year-old line of eclectic bikinis and one-pieces focuses on energetic prints such as florals, paisleys, stripes and animal patterns, all done on Colombian fabrics. The Miami-based designers, sisters Paola and Anyela Gutierrez, feature delicate, semiprecious stone detailing on styles that include a fixed halter bikini that comes in a turquoise and green paisley print; a one-piece with cutouts featuring horizontal stripes in magenta, green and white with metal rings at the sides, and a turquoise bandeau top with a magenta and yellow floral pattern and oval-shaped metallic details. Wholesale prices start at $125 up to $150. Siyu: Siyu, a new Spanish contemporary line of Twenties-inspired bikinis and one-pieces, uses high-end Italian fabrics and intricate detailing. Tops come in triangle, halter and bandeau styles, while bottoms come in two cuts. One-pieces remain simple, but feature plenty of cutouts in the back and boast sexy balconette tops. Each suit is offered in six prints and patterns, including irregular polkadots, rich geometric shapes, horizontal stripes and Japanese floral designs, with subtle detailing from beading, crystal, stone, wood, lace and raffia. The debut collection’s color palette centers on green, red, black and yellow, ideal for mixing and matching. Wholesale prices run $90 to $95.
Jo De Mer: Brazilian designer and former fashion editor Amalia Spinardi brings to Miami a high-end contemporary line of bikinis, one-pieces and cover-ups that focuses on a flattering fit while keeping sexiness intact. Notable looks include a Brazilian-cut bottom paired with a bandeau or triangle top, as well as an “International” style with thicker straps for more coverage and support. Many suits feature enamel embellishments on the tops and come in a variety of prints and palettes. Cover-ups include long and short caftans. The brand will also show its range of children’s swimwear. One-pieces range from $95 to $110 wholesale; bikinis run $75 to $85; cover-ups are $90 to $180, and children’s pieces run $50 to $60.
A room full of toiles at the haute couture atelier in the Dior exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs, open in Paris since July 5. This is just one of three major exhibitions that have been timed to coincide with the house's 70th anniversary. See the rest of the exhibits, plus read WWD's look into the iconic brand's history. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
For spring, Pamplemousse's Danica Zheng presented her signature slip dresses attached to a white T-shirt along with floral windbreakers, off-the-shoulder cotton blouses and more. For more highlights from the New York trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion
The Green Carpet Fashion Awards closed out Milan Fashion Week yesterday. The fashion industry flocked to the event, showing its efforts to support and spread the message of sustainability. Supermodel Gisele Bündchen said "if each one of us took at least one step is this direction, there is no saying how much could be done." #wwdeye #wwdfashion #mfw (📷: Lodovico Colli di Felizzano)
Etro’s show, titled “The Tree of Life,” was a celebration of the house’s 50th anniversary. “My father founded the company in 1968, which was the year of counterculture and psychedelia. It’s really a show that celebrates that and the paisley design of India and its origin,” said Veronica Etro. #wwdfashion #mfw #ss18 (📷: @delphineachard)
For @msgm’s spring 2018 show, creative director @massimogiorgetti said “Words, sounds, colors. Synthesis and therapy of a collection,” were the inspirations behind the collection, showing today. Read the rest of Milan spring 2018 inspirations on WWD.com. #mfw #wwdfashion #ss18
For her first solo album in over 10 years, Fergie tapped Carine Roitfeld, Mert and Marcus, Giovanni Bianco and more to create a fashion-focused video approach for the record, Double Dutchess. "Giovanni really helped me get back in touch with my tomboy side, my hardside," said the singer. #wwdeye #wwdfashion ( : @slovekinpics)