The Bright Side

WWD, September 10, 2015

Overview

  Victor Alfaro fused Ellsworth Kelly's signature pops of color with his own strongly defined shapes in a spring collection that was both arty and luxe.   SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Retail

Master Plan for the Saks Flagship Breaks Convention

The Saks flagship will relocate beauty to two, devote its main floor to leather goods and accessories, put fine jewelry in the concourse, and create a grand spiral staircase wrapping around a glass elevator beckoning shoppers to navigate the landscape.

clock September 10, 2015David Moin

Stefano Sassi

Designer and Luxury

Valentino Aims for the $1 Billion-Plus Sales Mark

The fashion house’s sales rose 59 percent in the first half, with growth in all markets.

clock September 10, 2015Luisa Zargani

Ouside a Quiksilver women's store.

Financial

Quiksilver’s Chapter 11 Points to Broader Action Sports Industry Challenges

The action sports brand's woes raise the question: Is the sector suited to big companies?

clock September 9, 2015Kari Hamanaka

The City of New York is celebrating fashion week with a Made in NY initiave.

Fashion Features

City Officials Launch $5 Million Made in N.Y. Marketing Campaign

Times Square billboards, taxi tops, buses, ferries and in print publications support local fashion manufacturing and talent.

clock September 9, 2015Rosemary Feitelberg

See By Chloé RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

See by Chloé RTW Spring 2016

See by Chloé's Clare Waight Keller journeyed to Big Sur, California, with bleached out hues and laid-back silhouettes.

clock September 9, 2015Kristi Garced

Lyn Devon RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Lyn Devon RTW Spring 2016

Lyn Devon channeled Japanese zen for spring, with origami-inspired details and hand-painted botanical prints.

clock September 9, 2015Jessica Iredale

TSE RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Tse RTW Spring 2016

Tina Lutz gave her spring 2016 TSE collection an injection of Jamaican dancehall energy via zig-zag knits and raffia embroidery.

clock September 9, 2015Antonia Sardone

Hellessy RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Hellessy RTW Spring 2016

Sylvie Millstein's spring collection for Hellessy was inspired by summer in the city — notably rooftop views at sunset.

clock September 9, 2015Jessica Iredale

Cadet RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Cadet RTW Spring 2016

CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists Raul Arevalo and Brad Schmidt tweaked their Cadet men&’s wear aesthetic with slightly feminine touches.

clock September 9, 2015Kristi Garced

M Missoni RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

M Missoni RTW Spring 2016

M Missoni creative director Angela Missoni stepped into the wonderful world of the circus for spring 2016.

clock September 9, 2015Antonia Sardone

Tamara Mellon RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Tamara Mellon RTW Spring 2016

Tamara Mellon's favorite tribal-gypsy woman hailed from Africa and Ancient Greece this season.

clock September 9, 2015Roxanne Robinson

Warm RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Warm RTW Spring 2016

Tracy Feith makes a comeback with the launch of Warm, a new women's wear line for spring.

clock September 9, 2015Jessica Iredale

Trademark RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Trademark RTW Spring 2016

Trademark's Pookie and Louisa Burch were inspired by Italy in the Sixties and Eighties for spring 2016, with a "funny" dose of retro kitsch.

clock September 9, 2015Jessica Iredale

Charles Youssef RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Charles Youssef RTW Spring 2016

Charles Youssef took his love of geometry a step further for spring, inspired by the Art Deco work of artist Esther Stewart.

clock September 9, 2015Kristi Garced

O'2nd RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

O’2nd RTW Spring 2016

Contemporary brand O'2nd debuted at New York Fashion Week with a colorful, cutout, artist-inspired collection.

clock September 9, 2015Mayte Allende

Sachin & Babi RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Sachin & Babi RTW Spring 2016

Romance was in the air at Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia's spring presentation, with bold floral prints, delicate lace and voluminous gowns.

clock September 9, 2015Antonia Sardone

A Moi RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

À Moi RTW Spring 2016

À Moi designer Alejandra Alonso Rojas combined craftsmanship with wearability for her spring 2016 collection.

clock September 9, 2015Mayte Allende

Halston RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Halston Heritage RTW Spring 2016

Halston Heritage designer Marie Mazelis mined the founder's archives for links to the past that she could update to be relevant today.

clock September 9, 2015Bobbi Queen

Whit RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Whit RTW Spring 2016

For spring 2016, Whitney Pozgay presented a lineup inspired by colorful African motifs and hot air balloon references.

clock September 9, 2015Mayte Allende

Rhie RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Rhié RTW Spring 2016

For her spring Rhié collection, Rie Yamagata played with raw edges and finishes, but in a chic and refined way.

clock September 9, 2015Antonia Sardone

Flagpole RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Flagpole Swim Spring 2016

Flagpole Swim made its New York Fashion Week debut with a collection that was sexy, functional and full of terrific visuals.

clock September 9, 2015Bobbi Queen

Bertrand Guyon

Designer and Luxury

Schiaparelli Set to Introduce ‘Prêt-à-couture’

The couture house’s debut version of ready-to-wear is to be unveiled during Paris Fashion Week.

clock September 9, 2015Miles Socha

Sam Smith

Fashion Scoops

Sam Smith to Perform at LACMA Art + Film Gala

Co-chaired by Leonardo DiCaprio and Eva Chow and presented by Gucci, the gala will honor artist James Turrell and film director Alejandro Gonzaléz Iñárritu.

clock September 10, 2015Marcy Medina

Dee Ocleppo

Fashion Scoops

Dee Ocleppo Unveils Bag Bar

The Bar will build off of Ocleppo’s existing top handle style, available in small, medium and large.

clock September 9, 2015Lauren McCarthy

Pierre Bergé

People

Pierre Bergé Lifts Curtain on Private Library of Rare Books

Some 1,600 rare books, manuscripts and musical scores are to be auctioned off, starting in December.

clock September 10, 2015Miles Socha

The app for Barneys New York women's magalogue.

Media

Barneys New York Unveils New App

Barneys New York is launching an app for its The Window in print magalog.

clock September 10, 2015Sharon Edelson

Pantone's Top Colors Hint at Calm

Designer and Luxury

Pantone’s Top 10 Colors for Spring 2016 Hint at Calm

Pantone's Top 10 Colors for Spring 2016 rely on calming hues and new additions.

clock September 10, 2015Rosemary Feitelberg

Jeremy Scott and Katy Perry at the Hollywood premiere of “Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer.” “We are twinning. I think that’s the word on the streets these days,” said Perry. “Jeremy is always so kind to let me borrow things, but I turn into a pumpkin at midnight.”

Parties

Jeremy Scott Premieres Documentary Flanked by Katy Perry, Rita Ora

Katy Perry, Rita Ora and other fans came out to the premiere of the documentary.

clock September 9, 2015Marcy Medina

Rent the Runway co-founders, Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss

Retail

Rent the Runway’s New Look

Rent the Runway will unveil a redesign to coincide with the rollout of apparel from high-end fashion designers.

clock September 10, 2015Rachel Strugatz

2015 Couture Council Luncheon Honoring Manolo Blahnik

Parties

Couture Council Honors Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik received the Couture Council for the Museum at FIT’s Award for Artistry at a luncheon.

clock September 9, 2015Sharon Edelson

Victor Alfaro RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Victor Alfaro RTW Spring 2016

Victor Alfaro showed a lineup rooted in chic ease and inspired by Ellsworth Kelly.

clock September 9, 2015Bridget Foley

Hans Feurer for Moncler's Art for Love exhibit.

Lifestyle

Preview of Moncler’s ‘Art for Love’ Exhibit, Featuring 32 Top Fashion Photographers

Patrick Demarchelier, Arthur Elgort, Annie Leibovitz, Bruce Weber and more shot the label's iconic Maya duvet jacket for the exhibit.

clock September 10, 2015Ally Betker

Lisa Perry RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Lisa Perry RTW Spring 2016

Primary colors were the starting point for Lisa Perry for spring, combined with Mod-inspired silhouettes and bold prints.

clock September 9, 2015Kristi Garced

“'Sling Chair.’” Lina Bo Bardi.” — Narciso Rodriguez

Fashion Features

New York Spring 2016 Designer Inspirations — Part 3

Looking to the desert and the Mediterranean, here's how designers sparked ideas for their spring 2016 collections.

clock September 9, 2015Kelsi Zimmerman

Jeffrey Dodd RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Jeffrey Dodd RTW Spring 2016

Jeffrey Dodd united Native American-inspired textiles with minimal silhouettes for spring 2016.

clock September 9, 2015Antonia Sardone

Roopal Patel, Saks' new fashion director

Retail

Saks Fifth Avenue Names Roopal Patel Fashion Director

She joins Saks from Roopal Patel Consulting, a creative consultancy she founded in 2012.

clock September 10, 2015David Moin

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Visitors to “About Time” will hear the tick-tock of the Es Devlin-designed pendulum.

Fashion

The Met Unveils ‘About Time: Fashion and Duration’ Virtually

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Social Studies

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