Anna Sui summed up fashion in a nutshell: It’s about function, solutions and “how it makes you feel.”
Sui spoke at Wednesday night’s Design for Disability Gala at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan. The evening centered on a fashion show starring models with disabilities wearing clothes designed for them by FIT, Parsons School of Design and Pratt students. The clothes featured elements — cut, seaming, closures — intended to heighten comfort and ease of dressing while also looking great. Each of the five designers — Richard Jimenez, Kevin Kim, Fisayo Quadri, Maria Terracina and Daniel Lee — presented a focused, distinctive three-look lineup, all with a casual undercurrent that reflected the festive mood of the room. Among those cheering the models on: Norma Kamali, Sofia Coppola, Derek Lam, Jan-Hendrik Schlottmann, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Zhengyang Zhang, Micah Fowler and Zach Anner.
“I’m looking forward to jumping into the creative process and exploring fashion through a different lens,” said actor Michael B. Jordan exclusively to WWD about becoming the first face of @coach ‘s men’s business. Not only will the actor appear in its global ad campaigns, but he will also create a capsule with designer Stuart Vevers. Tap the link in our bio to learn more. #wwdfashion
“The name of the show is GP — giant pockets,” said Karl Lagerfeld pre-show, in his backstage meeting room at @Fendi to Bridget Foley. @Bellahadid was one of the many famous faces who graced the catwalk including @Gigihadid, @Adwoaaboah, and yes, even @Kendalljenner. #wwdfashion
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“We are obsessed with Fendi and we want to share this obsession,” said CEO Serge Brunschwig to WWD. @Fendi will be releasing a new capsule collection Oct. 16 centered around the Fendi/Fila logo created by Instagram artist @Hey_reilly. Further proving the logo trend isn’t going anywhere. Link in our bio for more details. #wwdfashion