• Annakiki RTW Spring 2019

    2 monthes ago - By WWD

    Annakiki may not be a household name, but Chinese designer Anna Yang clearly has the ear of the creative set.
    Having dressed Beyoncé's daughter Blue Ivy in a metallic ruffled dress for the Wearable Art Gala earlier this year, Yang has found another fan in British singer Ebony Bones, who attended the label's spring show in Milan.
    “It's really nice to support female designers, and I think it's intriguing that she's done so well in Europe and she's not European. It's definitely a juxtaposition of different cultures: East meets West, and very fun as well,” said Bones, who wore Annakiki on the...
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  • No. 21 RTW Spring 2019

    2 monthes ago - By WWD

    Maintaining separate personalities when designing two lines is never an easy feat. This season, Alessandro Dell'Acqua's Rochas girl spilled over into his collection for No. 21. “It's the erotic side of the bourgeoisie,” he said of his ladylike outfits with a whiff of “Belle de Jour.”
    He opened with an all-black sequence of decorous staples done in glossy fabrics that gave them an off-kilter edge. Glazed chiffon lent a bin-liner sheen to a Forties-style button-up blouse, while a pencil skirt in faux patent ostrich leather shimmered like an oil slick.
    A plain vest and skirt, meanwhile, were...
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  • Tse RTW Spring 2019

    2 monthes ago - By WWD

    For 2019, the designers at Tse are looking to Godhra, a municipality in India located in the Kutch region, for inspiration; throughout the year, they will focus on a new facet of the area to develop each collection. For spring, the focus was the personal style and bandhani technique of the Bari people.
    “Bari men - they do a lot of particularly agricultural , but their wives and women do a lot of dying and knotting, which is called Bandhani knotting, which looks a little bit like Shibori and when they dye the fabric it looks a lot like these tied and knotted strands. So we did that a lot...
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