The invite for Diane von Furstenberg’s show featured a puzzle motif,with one missing piece leaving a noticeable hole in the card. The visualcould have taken her collection in almost any direction, but what itresulted in was von Furstenberg’s most sophisticated lineup in recentmemory, with a distinct Parisian chic. It was highly appealing and mayhave been the influence of French creative director Yvan Mispelaere, whois now in his third season at DVF.
The musings in her show notes— more extensive than any other New York designer so far — crystallizedthe woman she had in mind. “Glamorous at a moment’s notice,”“effortless and elaborate” and with “a heightened awareness to thepromise of places she has not yet been.”
Von Furstenberg,typically not afraid of prints, pared things down considerably, withlovely results. She opened the show with a black jersey off-the-shoulderdress which flaunted the model’s curves, and continued with a series ofelegant looks, including an aubergine coat casually thrown over anasymmetric pink jumpsuit, a sleeveless cerulean blue top with a deep redpencil skirt, or a casually fitting red top with mustard-hued trousersaccessorized with a gold belt. These, and many more looks in the lineup,displayed von Furstenberg’s sense of color. The clothes were perfectlysuited for a glamorous night on the town — a place in which vonFurstenberg is very comfortable.
From overseeing America’s fastest-growing speciality retailers to codifying cool, WWD talked to the women who are leading the way for the future of beauty. Check out our Instagram Stories to see how these women built today and are creating tomorrow. (📸: @hannah_khymych) #wwdbeauty
For @laperlalingerie's spring 2018 show, the brand chose to host their event at @thevenetianmacao. With Chinese megastars @bingbing_fan and @hubing in attendance, La Perla debuted a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired collection. The show marked the start of Sands Macao Fashion Week, which runs from October 19 to 24 — the city’s first such event. Pictured here are models backstage with glimmering eyes. #wwdfashion (📷: Cheuk-Yin To)
Trending for spring 2018: top stitch design. Gone are the days of stitch just for seams — designers are using the once-minimal detail to create strong decorative elements. (📷: Paola Testa; Styled by @andrew_shang) #wwdfashion
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)