Raf Simons is showing more of himself at Dior, and the view issplendid. While still respecting the codes of the house, for fall Simonsflexed many of his own signatures more obviously than in his debutcollection — a move essential in the evolution of Dior as a storiedhouse with plenty to say to the modern consumer. For starters, his set —countless enormous mirrored spheres reflecting the floor, painted skyblue with fluffy white clouds — recalled the spring 1999 men’s showSimons presented in front of the sphere-shaped La Geode at the “Cité desSciences et de l’Industrie.” This time around, the space enveloped theaudience in a dreamlike world that was a little surrealist, a littleweird and quite mesmerizing.
It also had an arty appeal, which was key. Simons based thecollection on similarities he identified between Christian Dior andhimself, specifically their mutual interest in art and their retroinclinations, which Simons called “a natural falling in love” with apast era. “In [Dior’s] case, it was the Belle Epoque and in my case,midcentury,” he said backstage before the show, sitting in one of thenavy velvet Jean Royère wing chairs that outfitted his elegant makeshiftreceiving room. “It’s not specifically about the era; it’s about theprocess of allowing for yourself the freedom to go back to the period.”This led to the notion of memories and approaching a collection as onemight a scrapbook.
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