It sounds patronizing to say that this could be considered awatershed collection for Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and LazaroHernandez; their work has been extremely refined for some time,including spring’s visually kinetic show. But their fall collection feltlike a substantial leap even from there. Here, they displayed such acomfort level with subtlety, which in turn allowed for an expression ofovert sophistication. It was as if they were welcoming not just theexpected cool fashion girls — they’ll love the lineup as always — but abroader range of fashion-loving women (yes, read: older) as well. It wasexquisite.
The designers continue to be fascinated by surface interest anddevelop their fabrics accordingly. They were inspired by the work ofphotographer John Divola, whose late-Seventies Zuma series “captured theslow decay of beachside structures.” Yada yada. As there was zerodismal decay in sight, one concluded the inspiration was channeled intothe superb fabrics, mostly highly tactile studies in a minimalistpalette of black, white and gray tinged with the occasional barely-therepastel. There were dense bouclés, woven leathers and a glorious woventulle that impersonated tweed.
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)