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.
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
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye