Everything old is new again.Italian luxury yarn spinners say orders are up for viscose, which is considered one of the oldest fibers used as a silk alternative and should be prevalent across spring 2014 knit collections.Made from chemically processed wood pulp, viscose is a versatile fiber suited to fluid jerseys and cool, absorbent and breathable knits.“Our sales for pure viscose are the best we’ve seen since 2004,” said Federico Gualtieri, vice president at Filpucci, a fancy yarn spinner.Gualtieri chalked up the viscose boom to a fashion trend, and said it explained why the firm’s orders were up nearly a third over the same time last year. Filpucci’s viscose offerings include lightweight yarns, jacquard effects, crepe and Lurex accents.RELATED STORY: Italian Spinners See Brighter Outlook >>“We’ve seen viscose sales rise more than 30 percent,” said Giuliano Coppini, a founder and creative head at fancy yarn specialist Lineapiù Italia. “Clients are buying flowing, sensual yarns and more crepe, especially for evening,” in colors such as beige, black and red, often with a glittery or shiny finish.Ilaria Taddeucci Sassolini, who runs Lanaficio dell’Olivo’s creative, marketing and sales areas with her sister, Chiara, said viscose has been strong for years and isn’t just for summer anymore.“It’s becoming trans-seasonal,” Sassolini said.
"In order for Shudu to wear garments, she needs to be able to put them on, just like you would in the real world. You have to digitize the outfits," said Cameron-James Wilson on dressing 3-D model @shudu.gram for her WWD photoshoot. #wwdfashion ( 📸: @cjw.photo )
“Shudu is a digital supermodel, a very glamour and amazing woman. But she’s 3-D,” says Cameron-James Wilson, a fashion photographer and the creature of @shudu.gram. Here, Shudu wears @cushnieetochs for her debut fashion editorial. #wwdfashion (📷: @cjw.photo)
“It is the fierce female performances that came before me that made be able to clearly identify for myself what it was that I wanted to do, what kind of artist I wanted to be, what kind of films I wanted to make,” said @brielarson at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards. See more pictures from the event on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Matt Baron)
“On a personal level, it’s my vision to create a really different idea with their look to be at the epitome of women’s fashion in South Korea – to create a new milestone,” said stylist @chochowon on dressing K-pop’s most fashionable girl group, @blackpinkofficial. WWD’s @mistywhitesidell sat down with Won ahead of the group’s new album release, “Square Up,” which is out today. Read the full interview on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #blackpink_squareup #blackpink
For @ralphlauren, 2018 is a reason to celebrate: It marks the brand’s 50th year in business. Last year’s chauffeured show in Bedford, NY featuring his vintage car collection may have seemed like the big celebration to show-goers, but they were wrong. The official celebration will be held on September 7 during #NYFW. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)