Just as sportswear took center stage on the runways, accessories brands also focused on casual, easy looks. Rubber soles and deconstructed loafers flanked urban boots that had an outdoorsy vibe. Shoes were superembellished with embroideries and contrasting details. Basic color palettes were revisited with bold flashes of summery colors or designers went all out with vivid red, bright yellows and electric blue.
Tod’s: Craftsmanship is at the forefront for spring. The Italian luxury firm offered a comprehensive range of small leather goods, roomy shoppers and weekend bags in the softest hides, with the spotlight on a new PC-holder that also came in crocodile. The group’s core business, shoes, came in a more elongated shape and a new rich color palette, Mediterranean block colors, including blue, green, yellow and bright red for Tod’s Riviera, a lace-up shoe in soft suede leather or the Marlin boat shoe.
Bally: The Swiss brand focused on an outdoors, sporty look for summer. Creative directors Graeme Fidler and Michael Herz designed three-tone hiking boots featuring a natural rubber sole and a detachable moisture-wicking sock, along with suede and canvas backpacks, totes and weekend bags.
Church’s: For spring, the footwear brand revisited its traditional Consul oxford style, giving it a new spin through a rubber sole and a polished finish on red, electric blue and green calf. Jimmy Choo: Jimmy Choo’s creative directors, Sandra Choi and Simon Holloway, put a glamorous, rock ’n’ roll spin on classic shapes — especially for evening. There were black slip-ons with chunky fabric tassels, others with military webbing details and slippers covered in varying shades of glitter that were slightly worn-looking around the toe as if the Choo man had spent too many nights on the razzle.
Hogan: The Italian brand continued to aim for timeless pieces with a contemporary edge, showing urban pumps with bicolor soles, an all-white sneaker or oxfords with white rubber soles. A standout was a sneaker with crocodile inserts on the vamp. All were feather-light and easy, yet fit for daily wear.
Sergio Rossi: Creative director Francesco Russo added an edge to traditional looks, seen on classic brogues and gladiator sandals with metal eyelets, or laced shoes made with woven leather.
Car Shoe: Classic suede driving loafers were revamped with canvas inserts and maxi tassels.
Arfango: Alberto Moretti decorated his signature velvet and canvas slippers with floral embroideries and emerald patent-leather details in a summery color palette of red, hot pink and emerald.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)