As part of its Fashion Color Report for spring, Pantone Color Institute surveyed New York designers as to what must-have items consumers should have in their closets this spring. Some designers named their own creations, while others offered simple staples, such as miniskirts or jersey dresses. Below, a look at their insights.
Akiko Ogawa: A blouson jacket and underpants (jodhpur combination) in gray, bright blue and pink.
Alvin Valley: There are truly two must-have Alvin Valley pants for spring — a self-belt wide-leg pant in a cool Gray Melange and the new cargo trouser in a Sandy Taupe.
Kimora Lee Simmons for Baby Phat: A coral silk chiffon, strapless cocktail dress.
Brian Reyes: The ultrafeminine miniskirt —we’re showing it in a variety of shapes and fabrics.
Carmen Marc Valvo: Embellished miniskirts in neutrals.
Charlotte Ronson: Ours is a must-have “look,” a Blush Pink corset top paired with a black stonewash biker vest and black laser-cut skirt.
Christian Francis Roth: A graffiti appliqué dress in mixed spray-paint brights of Quarry, Blue Jewel, Flame and Mimosa.
Shaun Kearney for Cynthia Steffe: A short, pretty, fit and full layered skirt in Fire Red.
David Rodriguez: My Grass Green vinyl rain jacket.
Douglas Hannant: black and beige lace shirt.
Erin Fetherston: Shirred chiffon bandage dress in Electric Lime.
James Coviello: Full-skirted party dress with a veiled Rust overlay of organza on top of Hot Cherry silk satin — the color appears dimensional and atmospheric in the dress, making it perfect for any springtime party.
Lela Rose: A red plaid check-wrapped dress with embroidered woven belt.
Wichy Hassan for Miss Sixty: The Doris maxidress — it combines all my favorite prints of the season into one perfectly patchworked garment in red, green, blue and natural hues.
Nanette Lepore: Layered flouncy skirt in shades of a utopian garden.
Nicole Romano: A slim-fitting pencil dress with a pink, blue, red, black and white print used along the sides to help contour and shape the body.
Pamella Devos for Pamella Roland: Our white lambskin coat with red dot organza appliqué and beading.
Peter Som: A lacquered bouclé crop jacket in Firecracker Fuchsia.
Rebecca Taylor: A lightweight paisley printed silk dress that evokes the thoughts of walks through the lavender fields in Provence.
Reem Acra: The Jersey Dress.
Tadashi Shoji: A white beaded and mirrored neck piece sewn on tulle with a satin tie back that will be featured in my show.
Alice Temperley for Temperley London: The Temperley Petal Dress in violet from the new Romantic Odyssey collection. Tia Cibani for Ports 1961: A knit scarf in a medley of Ports 1961 spring colors.
Tracy Reese: Washed-leather appliqué mini in Cement.
Wenland Chia for Twinkle by Wenlan: Classic shirtdress with a quirky, twist-in print.
Vivienne Tam: Tuxedo jackets and feminine day dresses in my Peony print.
Yigal Azrouël: Jersey handkerchief dress in Saffron and Azrouëlian Gray.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)