Plunging temperatures. Darkening sky at five o’clock in the afternoon. Flannel sheets.
Let’s face it: none of these things exactly inspire one to slip into a little something silky. Indeed, the seasonal change from warm to icy weather is the cozy-clothes bellwether, the time when delicate underthings get relegated to the back of the drawer.
But a few designers have their eye on toasty undergarments and sleepwear that don’t scrimp on style. take, for instance, Only Hearts’ Helena and Kaya Stuart, who developed two new rib qualities for their knit lingerie. “a cozy, wintry feeling,” was the look — and comfort — the designers were after, crafting bra sets (as well as leggings) out of heathered yarn.
Elsewhere there’s arlotta, designed by chris arlotta, which hews to the luxury-loungewear aesthetic: cashmere hoodies and wide-legged pants, long zip robes and tunics (each in wintry grays and icy pinks). In fact, cashmere plays a major role in many designers’ cold-weather creations, though the impact on the wallet varies. While marc Jacobs has long turned out terrific waffle-weave cashmere thermals in a kaleidoscope of colors, the price tag for such pieces is not exactly recession-friendly (a pair of leggings can run upwards of $500). victoria’s secret, on the other hand, has begun putting forth cashmere boy shorts and bras in a whimsical pointelle pattern, retailing for under $100, and the company’s drawstring pants and sweaters look fireside-lounge-ready.
For the more pragmatic woman — she who eschews the sexy lingerie once november hits — Natori is offering simple tops and pants in a buttery-soft knit that drapes gently around the body, a combo the company calls the Beijing. “[it’s] the ultimate at home for cold weather,” explains Josie Natori. “We designed the most easy and comfortable silhouette in the softest and most cozy fabric that feels good.”
And then there’s american apparel, a company whose layered leisurewear is easily worn in the chillier months. The label may trade on sex appeal, but its hipster shorts and array of leggings — in cotton, ideal for piling on — offer the right kind of coverage.
Breaking News: @louisvuitton's men's artistic director @mrkimjones is leaving the French fashion house after nearly 7 years. Jones joined Louis Vuitton in 2011, following a three year tenure as creative director of British luxury goods brand Alfred Dunhill. Jones is to exit Louis Vuitton after showing his fall 2018 collection for the brand in Paris on Thursday. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews