Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 10:27am
Femininity was in fine form on the Paris runways as designers used frills — sheer tiers at Carven, chiffon cascades at Giambattista Valli, leather ruffles at Alexander McQueen — to add delicacy and drama to dresses, coats and skirts. Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on... read more
Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 9:18am
STRENGTH IN NUMBERS: Now in its seventh season, the Designers Apartment initiative, backed by the Chambre Syndicale, has become a fixture on the Paris schedule for many a buyer. “In terms of new talent, I thought the Designer’s Apartment showroom was excellent,” said Macy’s... read more
Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 7:35am
Rebecca Minkoff is taking her athleisure collection directly to her customer. Earlier this week the designer partnered with AOL build to bring a live, shoppable fashion show, but with a twist. Unlike Minkoff’s bi-annual runway shows during Fashion Week that are targeted to... read more
Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 7:01am
THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT: Brideside, the e-commerce site founded in 2012 that provides a conciergelike service to wedding parties, is growing. The company has launched its first exclusive designer collaboration for fall 2016: a collection of bridesmaid dresses with designer... read more
Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 5:33am
SPLIT PERSONALITY: “One day I wear Ann and one day I wear Haider,” Anne Chapelle, the Belgian entrepreneur who has a controlling interest in Ann Demeulemeester and Haider Ackermann, told WWD on Wednesday night at a cocktail at the Belgian Ambassador Residence in Paris. (In case... read more
Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 5:24am
WHEN IN ROME: “We cannot imagine a world without Rome as much as we cannot imagine a Rome without Valentino,” the brand’s creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli write in “Valentino: Mirabilia Romae,” or “Marvels of Rome” in English, a new book looking... read more
Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 5:17am
MILAN — Giorgio Armani has teamed up with La Cinémathèque Française in Paris to support an exhibition dedicated to Martin Scorsese. Titled “Scorsese,” the retrospective celebrating the American film director’s career is scheduled to open Oct. 14 and will run until Feb. 14. On... read more
Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 2:42am
PARIS — Hennes & Mauritz AB on Thursday unveiled an eight-piece capsule collection by Ximon Lee, the first men’s wear designer to win the Swedish high street retailer’s annual Design Award. In line with the growing trend of genderless clothing, Lee envisions the outfits... read more
Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 2:24am
POLAR OPPOSITES: François-Henri Pinault, president and chief executive of Kering, switched gears at the tail end of Paris Fashion Week and hosted a screening of “La Glace et le Ciel,” (“Ice and Sky,” in English), which it coproduced. It pays poignant homage to French researcher... read more
Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 1:56am
Rihanna recently unveiled the cover art for her highly anticipated eighth studio album at a private party she hosted in Los Angeles last night. The cover was created in collaboration with contemporary artist Roy Nachum and dons an abstract painting of a child (a mini RiRi... read more