NEW YORK — Spring 2019 accessories are a shoo-in. Footwear continues to reign as accessories’ top category, according to designers and buyers here, who say that lifestyle and fashion trends have ushered in a “shoe moment.”
According to retailers like The Webster’s chief executive officer Laure Hériard Dubreuil, novel kitten heels, sandals, sneakers and flats are finding favor over handbags. “I am a shoe addict myself — items that are fun and playful and easy to mix do best, no basic black shoes. It’s not always so easy to find a bag that is versatile; I don’t want to change my bag — women are wearing the same bag a lot of the time. I think you want to be able to change your shoes,” Hériard Dubreuil said during a New York Fashion Week event at The Webster to celebrate Leandra Medine’s new line of shoes.
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