PARIS — Metal and round frames dominated trends at the recent Silmo eyewear trade show here. Round forms combined with other shapes, and increasingly bold looks in metal were one logical outcome. Meanwhile, buyers reported greater demand for authenticity and quality craftsmanship that also reflects the latest fashions. They were not disappointed.
“Silmo gives me a much greater view of fashion, and eyewear is fashion. It’s exciting. Designers are so unique here,” said Linda Cohen, optician and owner of New Jersey-based fine eyewear store, Eye Design. Some favorites included Blake Kuwahara — “he sees what you really want to accentuate in a face” — and Triss Ottica — “unique in terms of color collaborations and textures, [including] leathers, woods and titanium and gold” — plus Amaury, who designs for Paris street artists.
As the conversation around sustainability only grows stronger in fashion circles, Everlane has made a new declaration: it’s saying goodbye to virgin plastic. The company, whose ethos is all about “radical transparency,” in terms of pricing and ethical factories, plans to be completely free of virgin plastics by 2021. “We’re producing millions of units and every unit that goes out is wrapped in plastic,” said founder and CEO, Michael Preysman. “At the beginning, it was like, ‘Hey, let’s just take off all these plastic bags.’ There are a lot of complications to that. Everything you buy in the world comes wrapped in plastic when it comes out of the factory.”
Meet Flamingo. The direct-to-consumer brand is Harry’s first foray into products designed specifically for women. The line goes beyond shaving, venturing into a space that is typically relegated to darker corners of the drugstore — at-home waxing. #wwdbeauty
Exclusive: @tommyhilfiger has tapped 22-year-old actress @zendaya to be his newest collaborator and together they will launch a see-now-buy-now collection in February. Speaking to WWD about the project, the Spider-Man actress said: “Fashion is more than just wearing cool clothes. It’s a way to celebrate self-expression and individuality, which is extremely empowering. This is why I am proud to partner with Tommy Hilfiger.” Tap the link in bio for the full scoop. #TommyXZendaya #wwdfashion