Olgana Paris: Olga Djangirov of Olgana Paris has developed a print featuring 23 of her label’s best-selling styles. The design was created by her in-house Paris atelier and comes emblazoned across white pumps and ankle boots. You’ve got the Amazone Mink beloved of the Kardashian clan, the Amazone Mon Bijoux which has just graced the feet of Lupita Nyongo, Rihanna favorite the Celeste and the Attachante as worn by Elisabeth Moss. Main collection highlights included a surrealist glove motif done in velvet and a new kitten heel ankle boot in glossy mink — an ultra luxurious take on the Ugg boot trend. — Stephanie Hirschmiller[caption id="attachment_1202611492" align="aligncenter" width="462"] Pierre Hardy Fall 2018[/caption]Pierre Hardy: Pierre Hardy drew on the femme fatale this season. Inspired by the Marilyn Monroe movie "Bus Stop," and Uma Thurman's "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues," he fused hyper-femininity with rodeo vibes. The result was one of the designer's strongest and most succinct collections yet. Looks included a streamlined Western boot set on a micro Arco heel. It came glossy black pony or fire engine red. Elsewhere Hardy's signature hybrid aesthetic played out in saloon singer brocade boots with Lurex stripe detailing like a sneaker tab, while feisty color-blocked sandals could hold their own in any saloon. — S.H.[caption id="attachment_1202621389" align="aligncenter" width="536"] Hermes Fall 2018[/caption]Hermès: Artist Mathias Kiss created The set for Pierre Hardy’s Hermès accessories presentation, and he angled both floors and walls to dizzying effect.Footwear combinations were similarly unexpected with the house’s classic riding boot done in primary brights. Trompe l’oeil loafer/ankle boots and hybrid sporty styles – part shoe, part sneaker – also played with perception. Red was the shade of the season from color-block platforms to monochrome hiker boots with matching soles. “Seventies is back, Eighties is back and so are the Nineties,” said Hardy. “There are so many different types of women you need all kinds of different shoes as well.” — S.H.[caption id="attachment_1202609156" align="aligncenter" width="420"] Aquazurra Fall 2018[/caption]Aquazzura: Aquazzura celebrated female empowerment for fall 2018 via dramatic ruffles and graphic Helmut Newton-esque lines. “I was thinking about femininity and what it is to be a strong woman today,” said creative director Edgardo Osorio who drew inspiration from Alicia Drake’s novel, “A Beautiful Fall,” set in Paris in the Seventies and Eighties. “That era was such a time of creative freedom which I think is so relevant right now,” he said. “It was a time of big, big changes, of liberation and empowerment.” — S.H.[caption id="attachment_1202609154" align="aligncenter" width="435"] Tomasini Fall 2018[/caption]Tomasini: Bag brand Tomasini has launched footwear for fall 2018. “It’s continuity,” said designer, Emmanuel Tomasini. “After the bags you have to do the shoes.” The unique feature is the heel – totally straight at the back, its square silhouette mirroring the embellishment on his bags. Pumps, boots and sandals came in disco metallics, leopard print and embossed snakeskin, inspired by the economic boom of the Seventies and Eighties. “I imagined a woman who likes to shop, who goes dancing at Studio 54 and has no fear of the future,” he said. — S.H.[caption id="attachment_1202630856" align="aligncenter" width="413"] Aurelie Bidermann Fall 2018[/caption]Aurélie Bidermann: Mirror, mirror… Aurélie Bidermann’s irregular motifs were created with a lightweight, non-breakable reflective material and framed in gold plate to create a striking necklace, pictured here, as well as matching earrings and a ring. — Alex Wynne[caption id="attachment_1202630858" align="aligncenter" width="394"] Myriam Schaefer Fall 2018[/caption]Myriam Schaefer: Myriam Schaefer doesn’t do trends, preferring to craft her high-end bags to stand the test of time, with the highest quality leathers and precise attention to detail, she explained. Nevertheless, in a bright green spotted on many a runway this season, her new clasp bag fit the bill for fall. — A.W.
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @@Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.
@beyonce chose a custom gown by @falgunishanepeacockindia for mother @mstinalawson 's second annual Wearable Art Gala last night. The gown, which took 10 days to make, was inspired by Nubian warrior queen Amanishakheto. Reporting by @hernameislex . #wwdeye 👑 🐝#beyonce
After dressing @justintimberlake for his Super Bowl halftime performance last month, @stellamccartney has designed the star’s "Man of the Woods" tour wardrobe. Timberlake will be wearing a mix of pieces from McCartney’s fall men's collection as well as custom designs and items from his own closet. #wwdfashion