MILAN — Accessories brands presenting during Milan Men's Fashion Week hit many of the same notes as those found on the runways of their fashion cousins. Stripes, embellishments, unisex styles and loads of color were among the main trends for spring 2018. Here, a roundup:JIMMY CHOO: Sandra Choi described Jimmy Choo’s man for spring as “confident, dangerously attractive, dapper and glamorous but also lighthearted, cheeky and playful.” Among the standouts of the Mod collection were slip-ons with a leather chevron pattern and moccasins enriched with stone decorations. Creeper boat shoes showed a new cork wedge.GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI: Giuseppe Zanotti said the collection stemmed from Nineties images à la "Miami Vice," and the result was a “super positive, colorful and unconventional” lineup. Loafers in washed and ripped denim were adorned with small slabs of mirrors and crystals. The patent smoking shoe was modernized with a big grosgrain bow. Zanotti also emphasized a new “liquid camouflage” print on sneakers, a pattern that seemed melted from the heat wave hitting Milan.SANTONI: This season Santoni wanted to offer an Italian breakfast experience at the Royal Palace in Milan, with waiters parading the latest models on silver trays, which telegraphed a cheerful and playful mood. Chief executive officer Giuseppe Santoni emphasized the special construction of the company's wing tips and slip-ons, "super soft and flexible, even in alligator skin." To wit, they can be folded and slipped in a pocket, returning to their original shape once unfolded. Double monkstraps came with fringes in total white. What could be more summery than that? The highly crafted intrecciato woven motif rejuvenated sophisticated loafers as well as all-white sneakers.FURLA: Venice was the central inspiration at Furla, as marine themes; the inlays of Venetian furniture; mythological creatures; antique tapestries, and patterns from the floors of Palazzo Fortuny and Palazzo Ducale inspired the patchwork decorations on backpacks and bags. “Irony runs through the collection,” said president Giovanna Furlanetto, who was mulling the idea of combining the men’s and women’s presentations in Milan next season. “This time, it was the first men’s event in the city and we wanted to highlight it,” she said, adding that she believed unisex designs were increasingly strong in some markets.CHURCH’S/CAR SHOE: Owned by the Prada group, both Church’s and Car Shoe revisited two of their most distinguished designs.Church’s re-interpreted the historic Shanghai model with a new version. With a vintage-looking calfskin and linen canvas, the new Shanghai T is embellished by two leather tassels, replacing the buckle and strap of the classic version. The design is also available in linen. Colors range from a burnt red hue and cobalt to military green and burgundy.Car Shoe presented the new “silver driving” pebble-soled moccasins in metallic, shiny calf with contrasting white straps or calf with a deer effect revved up by a pattern of metallic flames on the upper.FRATELLI ROSSETTI: Worn by a group of relaxed models lounging at the beach, Fratelli Rossetti's moccasins reflected the expertise of Italian artisans, with their woven leather patterns and chevron motifs. Despite the traditional designs, the shoes exuded a modern air of ease and comfort, and came in new shades of bright red, aqua blue or acid yellow.
Exclusive: @longchamp is planning to stage its first official runway show at New York Fashion Week this fall. The French leather goods firm has expanded into ready-to-wear as part of its repositioning as a lifestyle brand. The show, scheduled for September 8, will also cap the brand’s 70th anniversary celebration. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex undertook their first overseas engagement as a married couple in Dublin. The trip included multiple events and outfits changes, including this black dress by @emiliawickstead that Meghan Markle wore for a party at the British Ambassador’s home. #wwdfashion #royals
At 20 years old – and with an estimated net worth of $900 million - @kyliejenner is the youngest person to ever make @forbes’ annual list of America’s Richest #SelfMadeWomen. “It’s incredible to be recognized for something I’m so passionate about, and I’m really grateful for that. I’ve always loved makeup and worked really hard to bring the first lip kit to the market,” said Jenner on founding @kyliecosmetics. See who else is on the list on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdbeauty (📷: @rainerhosch)
“The collection is inspired by Tulum and the Mayan Riviera – its laid-back luxury, life of cabanas, untouched coastline, natural habitats, exotic cocktails and jungle parties with renowned DJs,” said Matteo Maniatty, creative director and cofounder of @descendantofthieves, on the brand’s inspiration for its latest collection. See more designer sketches and inspirations on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #nyfwmens #nyfw
@riccardotisci17 is releasing a limited-edition capsule collection as part of his anticipated runway debut for @burberry in September. Delivered in a series of instant drops, this is the second Burberry capsule collection announced since Friday, when Tisci broke the news on his collaboration with @viviennewestwood. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews
“It’s like a Cinderella story. You get a little fake, you get a little real, you put it together and voilà,” said legendary rapper Slick Rick, who helped pioneer the merge of luxury and streetwear. WWD’s @ariahughes spoke to @therulernyc about his jewelry collection, his collaboration with @bally and how the industry has evolved – link in bio. (📷: @kristaschlueter)
@ragandbone and @eminem are teaming up on a special capsule collection of streetwear pieces. Sold at a one-day pop-up in London’s Soho on Friday, the collection features three different T-shirt designs and a hoodie. The capsule is set to kick off the rest of Eminem’s shows in his European Revival Tour, which ends on Sunday. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdfashion