On a drafty pier on the Hudson, heat lamps dangling from the raftersfor warmth as much as set decoration, David Neville and MarcusWainwright sent out their latest collection that was a worthy romp inthe English countryside by way of India.
“Think about a countryhouse and all the things you might find in it,” said Wainrightbackstage. There were the floral tapestries from the library cut intocollared jackets and jodhpurs, and striped blankets and riding gearnicked from the stables that were transformed into a lust-worthytrenchcoat with sharp leather shoulders. Rich metallic fabrics were madeinto sharp pantsuits, or threaded into a knockout ikat sweater dress,then belted — as almost everything was — and paired with their covetableankle boots or heeled loafers. “The real challenge was how manydifferent elements we had,” noted Neville, “and combining them all in away that looked great but also made sense for the brand.” Referring, ofcourse, to the pile-it-on mentality that’s become almost as much a Rag& Bone signature as the precise and detailed tailoring on which theduo built their label. The layering, it must be noted, has evolved into acontrolled, ubersophisticated process, and worked especially well,thanks to the multitude of draping and wrapping that softened the harderedges of the dark palette and leather accents throughout, and alsopresented an off-kilter hemline that felt as fresh as the cold breezesseeping through the cracks of the warehouse.
Earlier in the day,the designers sent out an authoritative men’s collection heavy onmilitary themes — sweeping tweed officer’s coats with shearling collarsand herringbone cavalry pants tucked into leather boots. An elegant riffon an ikat paisley pattern looked like camouflage on sport coats andtrousers, while dégradé fabrics added sophistication to herringboneblazers and wool chinos. Outerwear was particularly strong, especiallylush overcoats in broad blanket stripes. Designers Marcus Wainwright andDavid Neville took a less rugged path this season, with plentifulwaistcoats and pocket-watch chains, giving the show an almost Edwardianelegance.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)