Traveling is definitely in Ayah Tabari’s DNA. Born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to a Palestinian family, the 27-year-old Tabari was raised in Jordan. She graduated from a business school in London before settling in Dubai, where she launched her label Mochi in 2013.
So it’s no surprise that the entrepreneurial designer based her business on a nomadic principle: each season, Tabari identifies an area in the world where she sources hand-embroidered fabrics to use in her women’s clothing and accessories line, and has the product manufactured by local artisans in those regions.
The result is a fashion line blending Eastern influences— the word “Mochi” is a term used in southern Asia to indicate chain-stitched embroideries — with Western elements.
At the Super trade show, Mochi will present its Jaipur and Thailand ranges, comprising colorful sets of crop tops and skirts, dresses, jackets and shorts embellished with the traditional decoration of those regions for an ethnic, hippie-chic look. The collections also include shoulder bags, clutches, headbands, turbans and slippers.
Mochi collections, which retail from 30 euros, or about $40 at current exchange, to 300 euros, or $406, are presented to buyers through monthly trunk shows. They’re also sold online at Allthingsmochi.com and are available for purchase at S*uce boutiques in the United Arab Emirates.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia