Synonymous with bold, digitally generated prints, Mary Katrantzouturned off her computer this season and explored different ways ofdecorating clothes, primarily via lace, brocades, pleats and chain mail.It yielded an intriguing collection that was more approachable andluxurious than ever. Uniforms were the jumping-off point for theshow. “TNT, DHL, policemen, bankers, butchers,” the Greek designerrattled off backstage. Along with road signs, badges and crests —corporate symbols of belonging — were a particular fixation. Katrantzoulined them up to create very unconventional guipure lace, which she cutinto sweatshirts, minidresses and evening gowns for a surprisinglyfetching effect. The dense, overly busy formations of crystal-fleckedbadges on the front of mink sweatshirts and long, narrow-sleeved gownshad a whiff of recent Valentino. Amidst all that decoration,some of the plainest clothes were the most striking, including lean wooltopcoats, long skirts in color-blocked knife pleats and chain maildresses, draped on the bias. Katrantzou should unplug more often.
To celebrate Pride 2018, @themarcjacobs released the #GratefulNotHateful campaign, a social media initiative aimed at extending Pride beyond the parade. Inspired by Jacobs’ everyday outlook, the campaign features Jacobs along with a group of models and social media stars who are members and supporters of the LGBT community, all seen wearing @marcbeauty’s Highliner Gel Eye Crayons in colors of the rainbow. Head to our Instagram stories to see close-ups of the liner. #wwdbeauty
Virgil Abloh’s dad Nee and Don Crawley, cofounder of RSVP Gallery, were some of the hometown crew at the Chicago-born designer’s debut show for Louis Vuitton. (📸: @jdiderich ) #wwdmens #louisvuitton #virgilabloh
About last night: @marycharteris and @adwoaaboah hit up Hyde Park for the Serpentine Galleries’ annual summer party held in partnership with @chanelofficial. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
“This is Paris, my first show. I’m all about democracy. If some kid shows up, flew from New Jersey to just be around, let’s get him a seat.” — @virgilabloh tells WWD’s @jdiderich ahead of his first show for @louisvuitton men’s. (📸: @alfredo_piola ) #wwdmens #virgilabloh #louisvuitton
“Kate Spade was a true fashion icon who brought joy to the lives of women around the world, and inspired women to live life to the fullest. We are dedicated to carrying on her legacy,” said Anna Bakst, brand president and chief executive officer of @katespadeny. The Kate Spade Foundation announced that it will be donating $1 million to suicide prevention and mental health awareness in tribute to the recent death of Kate Spade. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @chinseephoto)
A first look at @virgilabloh’s sneakers for @louisvuitton. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion 📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim