Australia — not the sporty surf of Bondi or the soaring curves of theSydney Opera House, but the country’s more romantic and distant past —informed Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s fall collection. “We had a huge storyto tell about the history and the landscape and the way we viewed whereeverything came from there,” said Laura postshow. The designersfollowed a savvy arc that indulged the misty-eyed sentimentality thatfuels their creative intelligence while making an effort to feed thecommercial end of a business, albeit a very niche one.
The dusty blues and rust tones of arid inland Australia coloredthe clothes, beginning with soft circle skirts and cropped blouses withdolman sleeves. These offered a wistful nod toward homely innocence thatseemed rooted in the Thirties. In today’s world, their obviousdiscretion demands a certain fashion bravery. For those who prefer toswim with the current stylistic tides, there was the Outback. TheMulleavys molded the idea of rugged terrain into outstanding fishermansweaters and patchwork aviator shearlings, which are having a momentright now, though these were a clear cut above what can be found in astore near you. The leather work continued on sheaths, nipped at thewaist and sporting Aboriginal patterns that moved the lineup in anedgier direction. That tension between somber, old-world femininity andmodern moodiness was pitch perfect in the Victorian-inspired gowns thatcame two ways: a hand print on tiered chiffons, and loose columns, theirblack lace collars connected with tulle for a strapless effect.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty