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.
There'll be no rest for those headed to Europe for men's, as Paris just closed the gap with Milan. According to a provisional calendar released by the Chambre Syndicale, Paris Men's Week will now open a day earlier on January 16. See new highlights on the official lineup on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
BREAKING: Jonathan Saunders is leaving @DVF. The designer has resigned from his position as chief creative officer of Diane von Furstenberg, the company said in a statement on Friday. At the time of his hire, von Furstenberg said Saunders’ arrival symbolized and facilitated her stepping back from the day-to-day duties that occupy the work of a full-time creative director. The British designer joined DVF in May 2016 and was in charge of all product categories. #wwdnews
For @versace_official’s spring ad campaign, the brand emphasized the archival prints from the spring tribute collection dedicated to the late Gianni Versace. Closing out the show were five of Gianni’s favorite models: Cindy, Naomi, Carla, Helena, and Claudia. Bowing on December 18, the new campaign is yet another tribute to supermodel-dom as the images by Steven Meisel are fronted by @iamnaomicampbell, @cturlington, @gisele and more. #wwdfashion
Four-time Oscar-nominated actress Annette Bening has been waiting 20 years to play Gloria Graham in "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool," which will be released on December 29. The movie about Graham – a Hollywood star known for her controversial relationship with a younger Englishman named Peter Turner – is based off a memoir Turned wrote. "She felt vulnerable to him, because she loved him, she really did love him. And anyone that we really truly are in love with, we re vulnerable to in a very deep way," said Bening. Read our full interview with the modern icon of an actress on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @ninebagatelles; Styled by @cristinaehrlich)
The crisp white button down: a staple that can be dressed up or down and accessorized throughout the decades. Here, on a Art Basel-goer in 2017 on the left and on the iconic Audrey Hepburn in “Roman Holiday” in 1953 on the right. #tbt #wwdfashion (📷: Andrew Morales)
Known for her work with @victoriassecret, 25-year-old model @georgiafowler is raising her profile in Hollywood. Fowler stars in @vincecamuto’s holiday campaign, which launched in partnership with “Pitch Perfect 3.” “Almost every shoot with Vince Camuto, I’ve had to face a fear…It was definitely a challenge. I’m so grateful for it, though. I’ve always wanted to be a pop star, so that was the perfect chance,” Fowler said. Head to WWD.com to read about Fowler’s experience modeling, including at the #VSFashionShow, and her relationship with Nick Jonas. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
EXCLUSIVE: Huda Kattan just became the first beauty influencer to land a major beauty deal. Kattan's business, @hudabeauty, has received a minority investment from private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners. The brand, which industry sources say is on track to do $200 million in retail sales for 2017, will receive support on product, retail and geographic expansion through the deal. Get all the details on the deal and read @_a_collins' interview with Kattan on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdbeauty #wwdnews
Peruvian model @juanaburga_official – who is known for walking the runways of @rodarte, @viviennewestwood and @torybuch – is making the move to the big screen with drama “Los Últimos.” The film premiered in Argentina in November and arrives in the U.S. and Europe in 2018. On making the switch from modeling to acting, Burga told WWD: “It’s a completely different thing – a lot of people think it’s similar or try to connect things, especially like getting used to the camera or being looked at all the time or playing these different characrers, but film is a completely different story.” #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
London’s newly opened @designmuseum will look back on the life and work of Azzedine Alaïa in a show that the designer helped to curate before he died of heart failure last month. The retrospective, which Alaïa had worked on with Mark Wilson, chief curator of the @groningermuseum, will look at the impact of his work worldwide. The show, “Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier,” will run from May 10 to October 7. Read more about the exhibit on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @zefashioninsider)