Dozens of new fashion resources will make their Dallas debut this month at FashionCenterDallas.
Among the standouts are three contemporary lines at Ritz Group — 2loveTonyCohen from Holland, Ranna Gill from India and One 7 Six knitwear.
“There is still so much sameness at the shows, and my feeling is if we can put something fresh and different into the stores, it might retail,” said showroom owner Brad Ritz.
2loveTonyCohen is the secondary sportswear label of Tony Cohen, a Dutch designer who shows his main collection in New York. Cohen is known for draped, yarn-dyed jersey sportswear and hand-finished items, like a distressed lamb motorcycle jacket. It wholesales from $50 to $250.
Ranna Gill is an FIT-educated designer in Delhi who styles intricately beaded, embroidered and sequined dresses with a contemporary look in woven silk and cotton jersey. Made in her family’s Indian textile factories, Gil’s line wholesales from $89 to $350, with dresses averaging $160.
Ritz will also introduce One 7 Six, a knit and sweater line by Elan Eliau, a founder of Joseph A. The lightweight cotton, acrylic and wool blended styles come in a vast color palette and wholesale from about $32 to $48.
Contemporary showroom styleLounge will launch three knit lines: Left on Houston, a textured sweater and novelty knit collection featuring Navajo, Nordic and tie-dye motifs wholesaling from $55 to $99; Covet, a soft draped jersey top collection in sustainable fibers at $39 to $79; and Outpost, a screen-printed line of Ts, tunics and hoodies featuring retro rock ’n’ roll and cartoon graphics priced at $20 to $54.
Sales representative Courtney Parker will introduce Humanity contemporary T-shirts in his relocated and renamed showroom, The Boutique by Courtney Parker, in room 15022. Humanity, which donates 25 percent of profits to a children’s charity, prints spiritual slogans on Ts and hoodies and has been photographed on many celebrities. It wholesales from $12 to $58.
Parker also picked up Hearts & Crowns, stretch denim leggings with a forgiving fit distinguished by crinkled and coated fabrics. Dallas vintage impresario Eric Kimmell consulted on the designs, which wholesale from $30 to $38.
BuddyLove Showroom will introduce Threads 4 Thought, a T-shirt and knitwear line in organic and sustainable fibers that supports emergency relief organizations and wholesales from $5 to $18.
Established knit firm Lauren Hansen has taken a cue from the runways and created real raccoon and acrylic cheetah fur vests and jackets and added fur trim to cashmere cardigans and other silhouettes. The new fur looks wholesale from $90 to $220 and are shown by Randall Lucas at C.C. & Co.
Shirt maven Robert Graham has addressed recessionary times with a lower-priced men’s line that will be introduced by Ken Power. Freshly Laundered offers crinkly cotton shirts wholesaling for $63. The showroom will also launch Graham’s new Silk Road, which takes a novelty approach to men’s wear with bright and artistic printed silk shirts wholesaling from $85.
Dallas jeweler Dian Malouf has blossomed for spring with a new collection of floral motif jewelry in sterling and gold starting at about $195.
“I wanted something that will bloom on your hand and ears,” she said. “It’s kind of refreshing and upbeat.”
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)
“Volumes and Graphic Art of the Nineties are the main inspirations of the new Aquilano.Rimondi SS 2018 collection,” said cocreative directors Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi. #wwdfashion #mfw #ss18