It’s no secret that Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez view eachrunway collection as an opportunity to shred their previous show, dosomething totally different and knock it out of the park — which theydid again for fall, providing one of the New York season’s few momentsof significant fashion news. So spring’s retro kitsch of bustier topsand bad car interiors was out; a minimalist streak done in maxed-outsilhouettes was in, at least at the outset.
The show opened with crisp white cottons in poplin jacquard andpique because “we were just bored with wool,” said McCollough during apreview. Big boxy jackets, shirtdresses and skirts were fashioned fromflat, precise layers that folded across the body with uneven hems andworkwear details, such as patch pockets and diagonal zippers;extra-wide-leg pants sat low on the hips. It made for a powerfulsportswear statement (it went on to include biker leathers) — with thedistinct beat of the audacious urban warrior. It also spoke to the powerof the Celine phenomenon, but not in a literal way. As fantastic as theseparates were for their construction and impact, they were challengingas well, those voluminous proportions not for the faint of heart. Whatcould not be overstated were the extraordinary fabrics — all developedin-house and custom-made.
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)