The invitation sent the message: Giorgio Armani would be going green—lime green, to be exact. But the show notes were titled, “Fade toGrey.” The combination proved Armani’s primary motif: a base of gray andblack fused with shots of the acid bright. “Lime green is a color thatstands out,” Armani said after his show. “It’s a stimulating color…Italso represents something avant-garde.”
Perhaps so, althoughhere Armani flexed his avant muscle with the utmost discretion. Hisprimary approach was straightforward, his classic tailoring rendered innumerous variations. He opened strong, using different shades of gray,often in combination, for jackets, pants and dresses. He loosened histailoring for easy coats with one-button closures at the neck.
Thenthe green leitmotif showed up subtly at first, as a small stripe on ajacket collar, but before long Armani incorporated it into the clothesmore obviously — the yoke of a charming black dress — or full on, indresses and integrated separates.
Evening started with blackjackets and T-shirts over fluid green pajama pants, some of themcrystal-embroidered. The mood here was casual, sometimes too much so, asin just-pulled-the-black-top-out-of-the-closet casual. But it picked upwith pretty gowns, some cut with interesting bodice treatments. Thesecame in gray and black with varying degrees of lime. At highest colorintensity, they had a certain bravado. Come Oscar night, will someonedare?
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)