There are a few things you can always expect at a Comme des Garçons fashion show: a bare-bones, out-of-the-way location; folding metal chairs obscurely numbered (and rarely occupied by celebrities), and one small gesture of hospitality — wine or coffee served in small plastic cups.
What you can never anticipate is what the clothes might look like, given the mission statement of iconoclastic Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo, who turns 67 this year: “Every collection has the same starting point, the same aim: to make clothes that didn’t exist before,” she says, her answers to a written questionnaire as blunt as her signature bobbed hairstyle and translated by her husband, Adrian Joffe, who is also chief executive officer of Comme des Garçons International.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)