For her fourth see-now-buy-now show, Rebecca Minkoff invited top customers, celebrities and media to her flagship at 96 Greene Street Saturday to view the fall 2017 collection.Celebrities such as Jessica Alba, Victoria Justice and Coco Rocha lined the front row, along with about 40 others, who viewed the runway show, while enjoying music by sisters Allison, Meegan and Natalie Closner who make up the trio Joseph.As the fashion show was going on inside, hundreds of customers lined up outside, screaming and vying for raffle prices such as a $1,000 shopping spree; brunch with Chandon and influencer Arielle Charnas of Something Navy; one-of-a-kind bags and leather jackets, and a one-on-one experience with Rebecca Minkoff herself.According to Uri Minkoff, chief executive officer of Minkoff, the company received 500 RSVPs from customers who wanted to attend the event, and the company suggested that they get there at 10 a.m. to secure a good spot in line.“This is our kick off for back-to-work and back-to-school,” said Minkoff, who was greeting guests along with his sister, Rebecca. Uri Minkoff noted that they cast a diverse group of models to walk the runway.Rebecca Minkoff explained that the fall collection's theme was “On Tour,” which was inspired by a road trip taken by the Rolling Stones with Anita Pallenberg across the U.S. Bohemian-style printed dresses, fur jackets, tweed blazers and black leather jackets with studs were some of the key rtw looks that were shown, along with saddle bags, booties, biker mini-biker bags and Mary Janes.“I thought it was great. It had high energy. People on the street coming and cheering gave it a great feel,” said Heather Shimokawa, vice president of fashion direction, ready-to-wear at Bloomingdale’s. “They have a sense of what makes a girl feel pretty and feel excited to be wearing fashion.“It was young in spirit,” added Frank Doroff, vice chairman of Bloomingdale’s.Jim Gold, president and chief merchandising officer of Neiman Marcus Group, said, “She [Rebecca Minkoff] always takes a fun, creative approach to fashion and is extremely forward-thinking. They are always thinking about doing things in a very relevant and modern way and they use technology to always push forward. I love that about them and the brand.”During the finale, Minkoff walked down the runway with one of her models, Charnas of Something Navy.“I love the diversity and the size of the girls,” said Jessica Alba, after the show. “Every girl wants to look like that,” she said. Among her favorite pieces were the flowing pieces with the cool biker jacket and the fluffy toppers. “There were shoes you can actually wear and walk around it,” Alba said.Alba said that with her diverse cast, including plus-size models, Minkoff was representing a new way of how the world actually is.[caption id="attachment_10978467" align="alignnone" width="419"] A look from Rebecca Minkoff's fall line.[/caption]“I wanted to make that message louder and stronger. I wanted to show that beauty is in everybody,” said Rebecca Minkoff.Following the show, the merchandise was rolled back into the store, and customers were invited inside to shop and meet with several of the influencers who walked the runway, including Charnas, Caroline Daur, Amber Fillerup Clark of the Barefoot Blonde and Janie Tienphosuwan.
@beyonce chose a custom gown by @falgunishanepeacockindia for mother @mstinalawson 's second annual Wearable Art Gala last night. The gown, which took 10 days to make, was inspired by Nubian warrior queen Amanishakheto. Reporting by @hernameislex . #wwdeye 👑 🐝#beyonce
After dressing @justintimberlake for his Super Bowl halftime performance last month, @stellamccartney has designed the star’s "Man of the Woods" tour wardrobe. Timberlake will be wearing a mix of pieces from McCartney’s fall men's collection as well as custom designs and items from his own closet. #wwdfashion
@carmeloanthony is upping his fashion game once again, introducing a hat collection with @goorinbros. Called Fresh Greens by Melo x Goorin, the line consists of five unisex models, all of which are made in America from 100 percent wool. Each hat is lined with Anthony’s signature and the inscription “Knowledge of self, wisdom and understanding.” You can purchase the collection line at Goorin’s website as well as three off its stores in San Francisco, New York City and Las Vegas #wwdaccessories
“I am of tradition, but that doesn’t mean I have an old outlook on life,” Hubert de Givenchy told WWD in an interview in 1978. The legendary designer, who died last week at the age of 91, achieved wide success soon after launching his own couture boutique in the early ’50s, but he refused to pine for that time. For the first time since its original publication, read our interview with Givenchy on his awe for Audrey Hepburn and looking forward. Link in bio. #wwdarchives #fbf (📷: Pierre Schermann)
About last night: @alexachung and @supergausa toasted the launch of their capsule collection. “It’s the shape that I love, so rather than amend the last and make the sole crazy or do anything wild, we just did really subtle additions that I think make it look really luxe-y,” said Chung. #wwdfashion (📷: Marc Patrick)
Exclusive: @off____white’s @virgilabloh is launching an exclusive eyewear capsule collection @sunglasshut. The unisex collection, which is made up of three styles, first made its debut on the brand’s fall runway show in Paris. Get all the details on WWD.com – link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion