Sabine le Chatelier, deputy fashion director of Première Vision, presented several key themes she felt will be important for spring 2014 fabrics, including:
• Material Intensity: Textured jacquards, updated raffia and tweeds, crude embroideries and rustic fleece representing “raw luxury,” and “magnified minerals” represented by sandy shades and muted pastels, knit or woven crepes, spongy textures and blurry prints, discreet washings and seersuckers, stone motifs and mineral embroideries an appliques, and stone and wood buttons and trims.
• Voluptuous Mutations: Mixed materials such as lace and neoprene, silk and plastic, coatings on casual linen and cotton, sparkling tweeds and wools, along with coated plasticized laces, embroideries lacquered looks and mother-of-pearl buttons.
• Energetic Constructions: Layered translucency, gauzes, organzas and voile knits mixed with hollow geometrics, open-working, perforated knits, quilted and embossed looks, honeycombs and glass buttons and transparent zippers, all for an “airy, futuristic and weightless mood.” A “sharpened fineness” is achieved with crisp linens, cotton and polyamide opaques, and mini checks and houndstooths. RELATED STORY: N.Y. Shows Explore Trade's New World >>
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)
Breaking News: @hedislimane joins @celine as its new artistic, creative and image director. One of fashion’s preeminent image-makers and trendsetters, Slimane is to join the LVMH brand on Feb. 1 and unveil his first fashion proposition for men and women next September during Paris Fashion Week. It marks a major homecoming for Slimane, who cemented his reputation – and influenced men’s tailoring for more than a decade – as the designer of Dior Homme between 2000 and 2007. He went on to reinvent and ignite the house of Yves Saint Laurent, which he rechristened Saint Laurent, between 2012 and 2016 – all the while maintaining a close relationship with the Arnault family, which controls LVMH and Dior. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
“Personally I believe the Eighties have been the richest and more vivacious period for international fashion,” Giorgio Armani said when asked what his favorite decade of fashion is. It was a moment of disruption and experimentation and only thinking back to the first years of that decade is always an emotion for me, for what they have meant to me and my work.” The influence is clear in @giorgioarmani spring 2018 collection, pictured here, which was full of bright colors and unexpected prints. Read more about which decades designers loved most on WWD.com #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
For Lady Gaga’s only Italian show on her “Joanne World Tour,” the singer wore a range of @versace_official outfits. The standout piece: this custom-made bodysuit inspired by the brand’s spring 2018 collection. #wwdfashion (RG: @ladygaga)
@_camillaruth_ is expanding on the wellness-craze concept with @westbourne – a new NYC restaurant that’s both a healthy-minded café as well as a business that gives back to the community. Marcus works with the Robin Hood foundation to give back to The Door, a non-profit providing youth development services, and also hires employees through The Door. Read our full interview with Marcus on giving back through food on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)