This Is a Love Song, a line new to Agenda WMNS in Las Vegas, actually started as a boutique in the upscale tourist town Seminyak on the island of Bali.
Two years ago, owners Nina Hadinata and Stephanie Vermaas started designing basics, which they still sell in the shop today, along with other native indie brands. Fall marks their largest collection to date and comprises apparel, swim, intimates, sunglasses, bags and shoes priced between $20 and $150 wholesale. The line can be found in Urban Outfitters, Revolve.com, Dolls Kill and Karmaloop.
WWD: What drives the line?
Nina Hadinata: Music definitely. We love the Nineties, from TLC to Aaliyah. The Crazy Sexy Cool print comes from a TLC song. Our other print is based on the traditional black-and-white checked Balinese barong, which we combined with a gold Baroque print.
Stephanie Vermaas: Every collection has a lyric behind it. Like Aaliyah’s “Rock the Boat.” We start there and use a formula of tweaking older styles like the pencil skirt, backpacks.
WWD: How did you get into fashion?
N.H.: Stephanie is a trained designer, and my family has a garment production business, so I literally grew up behind the factory.
WWD: What’s the hot item for fall?
S.V.: The strappy bra top in the Crazy Sexy Cool print. I’m normally against wearing samples, but I wore it out last night to get some reaction, and people were loving it.
WWD: What do you like about Agenda?
N.H.: I think we’ve finally found our spot. It’s a little edgier here, and every brand complements each other. We’ve met some really cool people walking around the show.
Taking the final spot on the mens’ portion of New York Fashion Week calendar next month will be none other than @tomford. Though he’s shown his men’s wear in New York in the past, this will mark the first time the designer has shown his men’s collection alone during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. His runway show will debut on February 6 at the Park Avenue Armory. #wwdfashion
London-based couture house @ralphandrusso has certainly been in the spotlight, having its dresses worn by @beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Meghan Markle in her engagement photos and more. For couture, Tamara Ralph focused on ornamentation — think: feathers with chain mail, jet embroidery and clusters of pearls and crystals. See the rest of the collection on WWD.com #wwdfashion #couture (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
Minnie Mouse celebrated her 90th birthday by getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For her celebratory luncheon, @coach’s creative director @stuartvevers dressed her in a custom made prairie dress, complete with Vever’s take on the polka dot – black sequined versions – under a cropped motorcycle jacket. The designer also put his own mark on Minnie’s classic red shoes, infusing the color with sparkles and adding some Coach crystals. “We chose colors that were very Minnie and also represented quintessential Coach elements,” said Vevers. #wwdfashion #nationalpolkadotday (📷: George Chinsee)
@nickjonas is unveiling his first-ever apparel collection through a partnership with John Varvatos. The limited-edition capsule, which makes its debut in spring, also marks the first time the designer has collaborated with anyone on a line. “The process in working with Nick is amazing. It’s inspiring to be around someone who is not only connected with the trade that they do, but also with what’s happening in the environment around him, and how that connects to what we do with style,” said Varvatos. (RG: @johnvarvatos) #wwdfashion
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)