If it seems counterintuitive that Alexander Wang would want to collaborate with Judith Leiber on a limited-edition minaudière, that’s the point. Wang will introduce the fruit of his collaboration with Leiber, known for its posh but kitschy crystal-encrusted handbags, on his spring runway: a purse shaped like a thick roll of $100 bills done in more than 10,263 black, gunmetal, green and clear Swarovski crystals. It’s topped off with a real industrial rubber band and a chain strap. The bags, which will produced in an extremely limited run of 20, take about a week to hand bead.
“When I think about collaborations, I always try to work with people who do something that’s very specialized and who are a leader in their field,” Wang said. “I love that we don’t normally do evening bags or do anything that’s really decorative or bedazzled.” To that end, eveningwear in general isn’t the first thing that comes to mind with Wang’s street and casual-driven collections, but he noted that red carpet dressing has been on the uptick for him.
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