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.
“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)
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews