Their collections may not generate fashion hype, but that’s just fine by Loro Piana, Brioni and Agnona. These companies cater to a discriminating customer who values a steady, sophisticated luxe over fickle fashion trends.
Their collections may not generate fashion hype, but that’s just fine by Loro Piana, Brioni and Agnona. These companies cater to a discriminating customer who values a steady, sophisticated luxe over fickle fashion trends.Sergio Loro Piana need look no farther than to his chic wife, Luisa, for inspiration. She epitomizes the Loro Piana woman, who would rather wrap herself in a two-ply summer cashmere crew than bare all in the micromini numbers that have glossed the runways this week. For spring, the company proves once again why it’s a master of materials: paper-light linen tunics with contrast trim fall gracefully over crisp, cotton pants in cooling blue and lilac stripes. Belted cashmere and silk jackets in a subtle herringbone would work for the polo club or in the city. This season, the company has expanded its accessories collection, and one of the standouts is its Globe Bag — a water-repellent, leather shoulder bag that converts to a tote.Brioni designer Fabio Piras said he built the spring collection around the idea of "traveling in your head." Can’t get to the islands for the weekend? No problem: Slip on a belted shantung dress with glass beads done in a floral motif or silk georgette tunics in tropical prints. The Brioni woman can be demure, but when she wants to unleash her inner ceo, she can slip on one of Brioni’s superbly crafted suits — a cropped tailored jacket, for instance, and cuffed, wide-legged trousers.Ever since Ermenegildo Zegna bought Agnona a few years ago, the mandate has been to expand Agnona’s market presence. But before growing the brand, they tapped Daniela Cattaneo, former editor-in-chief of Spanish Vogue, to streamline and refocus the image of the storied cashmere producer. In her first season as creative director, Cattaneo cleaned house, literally, showing in a stark white showroom dotted only by black-and-white photos of vintage Agnona looks. The pure, refreshing collection, too, was a wash of white and delicate off-whites. Long linen skirts, canvas peacoats and cropped shawl-collar jackets in double cashmere proved that this historic company has a promising future.
Exclusive: @longchamp is planning to stage its first official runway show at New York Fashion Week this fall. The French leather goods firm has expanded into ready-to-wear as part of its repositioning as a lifestyle brand. The show, scheduled for September 8, will also cap the brand’s 70th anniversary celebration. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex undertook their first overseas engagement as a married couple in Dublin. The trip included multiple events and outfits changes, including this black dress by @emiliawickstead that Meghan Markle wore for a party at the British Ambassador’s home. #wwdfashion #royals
At 20 years old – and with an estimated net worth of $900 million - @kyliejenner is the youngest person to ever make @forbes’ annual list of America’s Richest #SelfMadeWomen. “It’s incredible to be recognized for something I’m so passionate about, and I’m really grateful for that. I’ve always loved makeup and worked really hard to bring the first lip kit to the market,” said Jenner on founding @kyliecosmetics. See who else is on the list on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdbeauty (📷: @rainerhosch)
“The collection is inspired by Tulum and the Mayan Riviera – its laid-back luxury, life of cabanas, untouched coastline, natural habitats, exotic cocktails and jungle parties with renowned DJs,” said Matteo Maniatty, creative director and cofounder of @descendantofthieves, on the brand’s inspiration for its latest collection. See more designer sketches and inspirations on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #nyfwmens #nyfw
@riccardotisci17 is releasing a limited-edition capsule collection as part of his anticipated runway debut for @burberry in September. Delivered in a series of instant drops, this is the second Burberry capsule collection announced since Friday, when Tisci broke the news on his collaboration with @viviennewestwood. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews
“It’s like a Cinderella story. You get a little fake, you get a little real, you put it together and voilà,” said legendary rapper Slick Rick, who helped pioneer the merge of luxury and streetwear. WWD’s @ariahughes spoke to @therulernyc about his jewelry collection, his collaboration with @bally and how the industry has evolved – link in bio. (📷: @kristaschlueter)
@ragandbone and @eminem are teaming up on a special capsule collection of streetwear pieces. Sold at a one-day pop-up in London’s Soho on Friday, the collection features three different T-shirt designs and a hoodie. The capsule is set to kick off the rest of Eminem’s shows in his European Revival Tour, which ends on Sunday. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdfashion