The Life Aquatic

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Overview

Designers showered their spring collections with all manner of maritime references, making for a refreshing season.

From This Issue

Retailers and developers are negotiating a market in transition, uniting the physical and digital worlds in an effort to attract Millennials.

Retail

Retailers Merge Physical, Digital Worlds to Attract Millennials

Retailers and developers are negotiating a market in transition, uniting the physical and digital worlds in an effort to attract Millennials.

clock November 9, 2016Katya Foreman

East London is expanding and repurposing space with several projects, attracting developers, newer — and not so new — brands.

Real Estate

East London Attracting Developers and Brands

East London is expanding and repurposing space with several projects, attracting developers, newer — and not so new — brands.

clock November 9, 2016Lorelei Marfil

pierpaolo piccioli valentino creative director

Designer and Luxury

Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli Talks Creative Freedom and Next Steps for the House

Piccioli’s way of life is unconventional, especially for a couturier.

clock November 15, 2016Luisa Zargani

New recruit Bouchra Jarrar.

Designer and Luxury

A Look at Paris’ Designer Debuts at Heritage Brands

For the spring season, Paris was burning — with designer debuts at heritage brands. Here a synopsis of new beginnings in the French capital.

clock November 16, 2016Miles Socha

Alber Elbaz was ousted last year after a 14-year stint at Lanvin.

Designer and Luxury

Designers Try to Keep Up With Insatiable Desire for Fresh Merch

The rapidly revolving door at design houses is partly a function of society’s insatiable desire for fresh and new, of brands’ needs to stir the merch machine — and of short attention spans.

clock November 17, 2016Miles Socha and Katya Foreman

Glenn Martens, Y/Project.

Designer and Luxury

Glenn Martens’ Y/Project Offers New Take on Engineered Romanticism

As a kid growing up in the historic, picturesque city of Bruges, Y/Project’s Glenn Martens developed an obsession with classical beauty.

clock November 17, 2016Katya Foreman

Rebecca Minkoff jackets.

Designer and Luxury

Takeaways From Instant Fashion

The Sturm und Drang surrounding instant fashion (aka see-now-buy-now) has died down. Now, a month after the season and the hype, what lessons were learned and what worked?

clock November 18, 2016Sharon Edelson

1 Chanel’s Plexiglas clutch with metal and glass crystal detail. 2 Fendi’s leather bag with mink bag charm. 3 Chloé’s calfskin mini bag. 4 Proenza Schouler’s leather bag. 5 J.W.Anderson’s leather bucket bag. 6 Dior’s calfskin bag. 7 Gucci’s snakeskin bag with satin straps. 8 Louis Vuitton’s calf leather bag. 9 Burberry’s snakeskin and leather bag. 10 Prada’s leather clutch.

Accessory Trends

Accessories Hit List: Bags and Shoes

Accessories provided a dramatic complement to the elaborate and directional silhouettes that characterized spring ready-to-wear. Here are the season’s top bags and shoes.

clock November 18, 2016Roxanne Robinson

Kenzo.

Color Cosmetics

Bold Colors Dominated Spring Runway Beauty Looks

Bright swaths of color on the eyes were omnipresent at fashion’s spring shows, from Marc Jacobs in New York, to Dries Van Noten in Paris to Pucci in Milan. For the beauty world, it was a case of art imitating life — makeup-loving consumers now are buying into intensely chromatic eye and lip products.

clock November 18, 2016Ellen Thomas and Layla Ilchi

Marc Jacobs’ pastel dreadlocks stoked the cultural appropriation conversation.

Fashion Features

Bridget Foley’s Diary: Culture Clash

Fashion’s inspiration well. Time was, its parameters were elastic, depth and breadth confined only by the expanse of a designer’s imagination.

clock November 18, 2016Bridget Foley

Derek Lam

Designer and Luxury

Why Derek Lam Seized the Moment for a Major Change

How the designer is rethinking the one-size-fits-all big-box show approach.

clock November 16, 2016Jessica Iredale

Designers showered their spring collections with all manner of maritime references, making for a refreshing season.

Fashion Trends

Spring 2017 Trend: The Life Aquatic

Designers showered their spring collections with all manner of maritime references, from scuba-inspired tops and floaterlike puff vests to swimsuits for everyday life — all of which made for a refreshing season.

clock November 16, 2016Mayte Allende

Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid.

Media

Gigi and Bella Hadid Lead Charge of Influencer Marketing

Throw out the old business-school notion of product promotion. Influencer marketing on social media is on a hot trajectory, as Gigi and Bella Hadid lead the pack.

clock November 18, 2016Joelle Diderich

Essentialist

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The Samaritaine's beauty floor.

Beauty

Samaritaine’s Beauty Floor Is Continental Europe's Biggest

clock 11hJennifer Weil

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