Mundane Matters

WWD, September 14, 2015

Overview

  “Mundane” — for some, it’s a deliberate one-season inspiration, for others, a more unfortunate state of constancy. Alexander Wang falls firmly in the former camp. As he prepared to mark his firm’s 10th anniversary, Wang mulled the nature of experimentation — and landed in an unlikely place. “Sometimes I feel like the innovation moves faster than what we’re prepared to absorb,” he said. He tested this idea with a strong lineup that offered everything from Army jackets to pj’s.   SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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The Tory Sport pop-up shop at 257 Elizabeth Street in New York.

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Tory Sport Gets in the Game

On Wednesday, Tory Burch will open a Tory Sport pop-up shop at 257 Elizabeth Street.

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Dov Charney with a supporter outside of the American Apparel headquarters in Los Angeles.

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Dov Charney’s Fee Claim Struck Down by Judge

A Delaware judge on Friday threw out the American Apparel founder and former ceo's attempt to have the company pay his legal fees.

clock September 12, 2015Kari Hamanaka

Inside the Mcqueen Paris flagship.

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McQueen Opens First Paris Store

The store, on Rue Saint-Honore, spans 5,300 square feet and is the company's largest in the world.

clock September 14, 2015Miles Socha and Joelle Diderich

Donald Trump

Financial

Donald Trump Criticizes Corporate CEO Pay, Macy’s

Donald Trump continues the war of words with Macy's after the retailer dropped his merchandise from its stores.

clock September 13, 2015Kristi Ellis

The City of Paris' campaign "La Mode Aime Paris"

Media

Paris Unveils ‘La Mode Aime Paris’ Campaign

The campaign, lensed by Philippe Jarrigeon, features a Vanessa Seward dress.

clock September 14, 2015Laure Guilbault

A still from Berluti's film help mark its 120th anniversary.

Media

Berluti Unveils Film to Spotlight Anniversary

The short movie focuses on the faces — and feet — of three men.

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Altuzarra RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Altuzarra RTW Spring 2016

For inspiration, Joseph Altuzarra looked to the festive side of his Basque heritage.

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Alexander Wang RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Alexander Wang RTW Spring 2016

As he celebrates his 10th anniversary, Alexander Wang wanted his spring collection to reflect the real way he and his friends dress everyday.

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Derek Lam RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Derek Lam RTW Spring 2016

Derek Lam's muse was Nina Simone, on whom he based his beautiful collection of feminine individuality.

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Elie Tahari RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Elie Tahari RTW Spring 2016

Elie Tahari explored the concept of “a futuristic nomad crossing the desert” for spring 2016 — without sacrificing the allure of femininity.

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FRONT ROW AT Public School RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Public School RTW Spring 2016

Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne showed a fluid, mostly black-and-white collection for spring.

clock September 13, 2015Jessica Iredale

Thakoon RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Thakoon RTW Spring 2016

In a decisive shift in strategy, Thakoon Panichgul's collection reflected the fusion of his contemporary and main lines.

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Adam Lippes RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Adam Lippes RTW Spring 2016

Two muses — Agnes Martin and Nina Simone — imbued Adam Lippes' spring collection with movement, lightness and more than a hint of sexy sway.

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Tibi RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Tibi RTW Spring 2016

Trips to Miami, Cuba and Malibu inspired Tibi designer Amy Smilovic's easy Nineties silhouettes in muted pastels.

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Monse RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Monse RTW Spring 2016

Former Oscar de la Renta designers Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia debuted their new Monse line at New York Fashion Week, but did they deliver?

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Rebecca Minkoff RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Rebecca Minkoff RTW Spring 2016

Rebecca Minkoff mixed the sweet and the rebellious to channel a modern-day Marianne Faithfull for spring.

clock September 12, 2015Roxanne Robinson

Baja East RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Baja East RTW Spring 2016

Scott Studenberg and John Targon created a psychedelic world of their own in a collection fit for a traveling tribe of hippies, ravers and "Baja Baes."

clock September 12, 2015Kristi Garced and Luis Campuzano

Rachel Zoe RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Rachel Zoe RTW Spring 2016

Rachel Zoe melded the saturated hues of Morocco and the gypsy-inspired silhouettes of the Seventies and early Eighties into her romantic spring collection.

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Nicole Miller RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Nicole Miller RTW Spring 2016

For spring, Nicole Miller's state of mind was all about street art, with a graffiti theme running through her energetic collection.

clock September 11, 2015Kristi Garced

Self-Portrait RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Self-Portrait RTW Spring 2016

Han Chong's buzzy Self-Portrait line made its New York Fashion Week debut, pairing lace with sporty underlayers in pop contrast colors.

clock September 12, 2015Jessica Iredale

Monique Lhuillier RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Monique Lhuillier RTW Spring 2016

Monique Lhuillier showed her best evening collection in years — spirited, sophisticated and full of charmingly mixed colors.

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Isa Arfen RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Isa Arfen RTW Spring 2016

Serafina Sama transported the Isa Arfen woman to a place of hedonism, adventure and punchy prints this season.

clock September 12, 2015Kristi Garced

Zang Toi RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Zang Toi RTW Spring 2016

Zang Toi's runway highlights included crisp white cotton organdy blouses and neat A-line dresses with vibrant granny-square crochet patches.

clock September 12, 2015Bobbi Queen

Frame Denim RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Frame Denim RTW Spring 2016

Jens Grede and Erik Torstensson's muse for their spring Frame Denim collection was an American girl in the Seventies on the Riviera.

clock September 12, 2015Mayte Allende

Brooks Brothers RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Brooks Brothers RTW Spring 2016

For his spring 2016 debut as creative director for women's wear at Brooks Brothers, Zac Posen offered updated classics with a twist.

clock September 13, 2015Antonia Sardone

Beauty at Jill Stuart RTW Spring 2016

Beauty Features

Jill Stuart Spring 2016 Backstage

The designer remained true to her beauty aesthetic, albeit with an evolution in the hair department.

clock September 13, 2015Ellen Thomas

Tracy Reese RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Tracy Reese RTW Spring 2016

Color, sparkle and a shoe collaboration with Sarah Jessica Parker gave Tracy Reese's spring collection a fun, upbeat vibe.

clock September 13, 2015Antonia Sardone

Christian Siriano RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Christian Siriano RTW Spring 2016

Inspired by Morocco, Christian Siriano filled his spring collection with texture, fringe and embroidery — and focused to a greater extent on sportswear.

clock September 12, 2015Antonia Sardone

Banana Republic RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Banana Republic RTW Spring 2016

Marissa Webb referenced the vibrancy of Morocco to infuse her spring collection for Banana Republic with a dash of spice.

clock September 12, 2015Antonia Sardone and Aria Hughes

Lacoste RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Lacoste RTW Spring 2016

With abstract flag prints and primary colors for spring, Lacoste shone the spotlight on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, where it will outfit the French team.

clock September 12, 2015Kristi Garced and Alex Badia

Lady Gaga at the Alexander Wang after party.

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Alexander Wang Tears It Up at Post-Show Bash

Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Kylie Jenner and Tyga turned up at Wang's 10-year anniversary blowout.

clock September 13, 2015Taylor Harris

Primark's first US store in dowtown Boston.

Retail

Touring Primark: Sticker Shock in Reverse

Primark seems a blend of Walmart and H&M with its low prices and trendy styling.

clock September 14, 2015David Moin

Bergdorf Goodman's new sixth floor

Retail

Bergdorf Goodman Introduces The Modernists Floor

Bergdorf Goodman unveiled its Modernist floor featuring a “Lab” for designers the store wants to nurture.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Hervé Léger RTW Spring 2016

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Lawrence Phillips

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Lawrence S. Phillips, Former Chairman and CEO of Phillips-Van Heusen Corp., Dies at 88

Phillips was remembered for his dynamic leadership, kindness and the ways he greatly expanded the business.

clock September 13, 2015Lisa Lockwood

Kanye West sitting front row at Ralph Lauren.

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Kanye’s Decision to Show Yeezy Season 2 Disrupts Designers’ Plans

Kanye West's decision to hold a show during New York Fashion Week disrupts Naeem Khan and Anne Bowen, who were set for the same time slot.

clock September 13, 2015Lisa Lockwood

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Victoria Beckham RTW Spring 2016

Victoria Beckham showed a light, airy collection with an “urban surf” moment.

clock September 13, 2015Bridget Foley

Kendall Jenner, Diane Von Furstenberg RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Diane von Furstenberg RTW Spring 2016

Diane von Furstenberg’s diaphanous spring collection was inspired by an early-20th-century painting of the goddess Fortuna.

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