Constructivism. It’s powerful. It’s sharp. It’s provocative. And inKarl Lagerfeld’s hands, it made for a captivating spring collection forFendi, worked with an unexpected light touch that felt anything butfragile. It was terrific.
“Graphics inspired by the world ofinformatics,” proclaimed the show notes — though this was no lineup forcomputer geeks. Instead, Lagerfeld focused on textural play and preciselines, most evident in looks pieced together with contrast elements,i.e., soft dresses made of panels precisely mapped over each other in aspectrum of the same hue. The effect, while graphic, was ultrasoft andappeared as sophisticated colorblocking.
Lagerfeld worked hisfurs with the same ease, shearing minks in patterns against an organzabase for tops, skirts and fur gowns. The latter was an unusual take onevening but the designer delivered it with whimsy and ample chic. Dittothe great coats, especially the navy-and-brown mink shown with a bluebandeau and languid skirt. It may have been fur, but the look wasappropriately breezy for the season.
Silvia Venturini Fendi’saccessories played perfectly into the constructivist motif, withstructured bags worked in graphic patterns and fur charms dangling fromtop handles. The new jewelry collaboration with Delfina Delettrez Fendiparticularly dazzled with ultracool earrings that combined dashes offur, crystal and Delettrez Fendi’s signature eye motif. They might justbecome the house’s new good luck charm for spring.
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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)