• Karl Lagerfeld RTW Spring 2019

    22 days ago - By WWD

    Karl Lagerfeld drew inspiration from Argentina for his spring collection, with a tango dance hall palette of red, black and white.
    He toggled between tailored looks, like a belted red coat dress with zippered sleeves, and more casual fare, such as snap-button track pants in a floral pattern dotted with circular logos. Safari jackets featured traditional “guarda pampa” woven trims, while a tiered black maxi skirt was topped with a blood red biker jacket.
    For his younger constituency, Lagerfeld offered T-shirts, sweatshirts and leggings with neon piping details. This season, they can even...
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  • Courrèges RTW Spring 2019

    22 days ago - By WWD

    Space-Age fashion. Is it still relevant today? And can we have a future if we don't take care of our present?
    Those were some questions pondered by Yolanda Zobel for her debut collection for the house, titled “The Future Is Behind You.” After all, in a world drowning in plastic waste, sorting out planet Earth is more of a preoccupation for the youth of today.
    It's all part of the repurposing vision for the brand's reboot.
    The textured vinyl synonymous with Courrèges was the starting point for the collection, but more the decaying state of materials lying in the house archives, which the...
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  • Unravel RTW Spring 2019

    22 days ago - By WWD

    Ben Taverniti's spring collection was an amalgamation of the sexed-up street athletica you've seen a squillion times if you've seen it once, especially if you follow any Kardashian or Kardashian-adjacents. (Taverniti himself falls into the latter category.) He does it well, infusing his hybrids of windbreaker-meets-dress/jean jacket/cape with a high-level attitude. The proportions were exaggerated, playing oversized track pants and parka against abbreviated sports bras, biker shorts and body-con dresses. Knee-high boots made out of toggled windbreaker material also upped the fashion...
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  • Mugler RTW Spring 2019

    22 days ago - By WWD

    The guest list was small. The collection was concise. And the designer making his runway debut was a relative unknown: Casey Cadwallader, who worked behind the scenes at Acne Studios before taking the helm of Mugler last year. So what was Cardi B, a one-woman celebrity tsunami, doing in the front row?
    There's no denying that since showing a handful of looks in an intimate presentation with editors in New York in May, Cadwallader has brought Mugler back into the public conversation in a way that it hadn't been since Lady Gaga walked for the brand back in 2011, when Nicola Formichetti was...
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