MILAN — It wouldn’t be Milan Design Week without the annual plethora of initiatives and product launches organized by fashion and luxury brands. Here is a roundup of some of the most eye-catching and innovative projects.
The dialogue between fashion and design was at the center of the “Nina Chez Valentino” project on stage at the Valentino Milanese flagship on Via Montenapoleone. During Milan Design Week, five rooms of the store were revamped to accommodate a selection of furniture pieces from Nina Yashar’s prestigious Nilufar Gallery. The charming pieces were matched with iconic designs from the brand’s fall 2018 collection designed by Pierpaolo Piccioli, who for this range reworked specific themes and motifs he found in the fashion house’s rich archives. “I think in our current times there is the necessity and desire to reflect on the idea of identity,” Piccioli said. “I admire Nina’s approach, which is a mix of creativity and knowledge of the past. I think we share the same desire to create something timeless, which reflects the influences of the past but is totally present and personal.”
As 2018 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at the best party photos of the year. First up, newlyweds Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra in black tie at Ralph Lauren’s 50th anniversary show in September.
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“Sand, summer, sea,” is how designer Sarah Staudinger describes of the beginnings of her latest collection for Staud, writes @elmercer.
Summer was encapsulated through an array of adorable picnic inspired garb in poppy hues like tablecloth gingham compact knit playsuits and matching sets and plenty of crudite-emblazoned offerings. The best foodie-looks included a salad printed waffle minidress with matching cardigan or a matching neon green knit set with fringe made of mini glass lemons (and matching croakies). #wwdfashion
With a litany of sold-out collabs, a history-making debut show for Louis Vuitton men’s and armfuls of awards, Virgil Abloh is WWD’s Newsmaker of the Year. 📸: @lexieblacklock .