The watery blue floor suggested Tory Burch’s inspiration: The 1969film “La Piscine” [“The Swimming Pool”], specifically, Romy Schneider.Yet Burch tread lightly with her source material, steering far from itsmurderous dark side to focus on the young, buoyant chic of the era. Nordid she confine her research to an old favorite, culling as well fromher own garden — with the results charming and characteristically smart.
From her backyard plantings of Queen Anne’s lace sprung amuch-used photo print, mesmerizing in its subtlety. Another printfeatured a stylized take on an aerial view of a formal garden. Burchopened with a larger botanical motif, tall flowers snaking up the crispwhite ottoman of a dress and separates.
The silhouettes wereinvariably clean with a sense of structure à la their Sixtiesinspiration, with surface action delivering the primary interest: If notflowers, then a hedge print; if not a hedge print, snappy graphiclattice work. A terrific look here was a bright white “suit” inmismatched crisscross; the jacket in leather and the skirt, guipure.Though she favored short, she went long on occasion, in languid skirtsworn with simple tops.
When it came to accessories, Burch played“the match game” to terrific effect: dresses and pants in the tinyfloral print paired with clutches or top-handles of the same pattern,lattice bag matched to lattice dress. It added up to cool efficiencythat felt fresh — economy of stuff but not of style. Speaking of coolefficiency, those words describe Burch herself. In keeping with thegarden motif, she showed three looks with big handle bags filled withfreshly cut flowers; flowers she helped arrange 10 minutes before theshow — in the men’s room at the David Koch Theater. Yet another exampleof the endless glamour of fashion.
@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)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews