• Maki Oh RTW Spring 2019

    4 days ago - By WWD

    Designer Amaka Osakwe often uses stories and feelings from her homeland of Nigeria for her brand, Maki Oh, and spring was no different. Osakwe used Bukas, traditional street-side stands found throughout the country that make food and serve as social gathering points, as a way to build her spring offering.
    “Bukas are full of so many different characters, there is food there, but it's not like a market, it's just something very local,” Osakwe said backstage while previewing the collection.
    She took her feelings and memories of the people and food of her homeland and applied them to an...
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  • Richard Malone RTW Spring 2019

    4 days ago - By WWD

    Up-and-comer Richard Malone opened London Fashion Week on an upbeat note.
    The Irish designer delivered a range filled with colors straight out of a Crayola box, a play on proportion and tassels galore.
    His aim was to create “a nice, happy summer collection” and celebrate women and all things feminine along the way.
    It worked: His pastel-hued satin cycling shorts and matching jackets, printed tube skirts and bold embellishments, ranging from nets to fringes and oversized pockets, summoned a joyful, optimistic mood.
    Among the highlights was a series of flirty slipdresses featuring heavy...
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  • Nicopanda RTW Spring 2019

    4 days ago - By WWD

    The huge disco ball at the top of the catwalk was a clue: Nicola Formichetti's Nicopanda spring collection was a tribute to people who like to party hard. Really hard. Specifically, the kind of late-Nineties ravers who would only start getting ready to go out around midnight and finally make their entrance at 5 a.m.
    In a tongue-in-cheek wink to the bedazzled Juicy Couture tracksuits that dominated celebrity derrieres in the Aughts, Formichetti sent out a pair of skintight one-shouldered velour jumpsuits in royal blue and fuchsia, and a cute blue bustier play suit with cycle short pants...
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  • Luar RTW Spring 2019

    4 days ago - By WWD

    Luar's Raul Lopez is a finalist in this year's CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund competition. Of all the designers, his aesthetic leans the most heavily on the deconstructed and experimental side of fashion. Many of his past looks have skewed too avant-garde for everyday wear, so he used his latest collection to communicate that he can deliver on refinement and streamline his brand of distortion.
    “I wanted to show my progression and how I'm growing in the brand and not just staying in the same thing,” he said post show, adding, “But keeping my element.”
    He cleansed his palette of color and cited...
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  • Versus RTW Spring 2019

    4 days ago - By WWD

    “Gianni gave Donatella Versus 1989” was the iconic print of the Versus spring collection, which marks the 30th anniversary of the brand to be celebrated next year. The lineup was unveiled with one-on-one appointments at the brand's showroom in Milan.
    The lettering came printed on a range of easy-to-wear, street-focused pieces, which embodied the urban, young and fun spirit of the brand. T-shirts, dresses with side slits, hoodies, mini pleated skirts, anoraks and jeans created an iconic, bold wardrobe for frisky, cool city boys and girls.
    Vintage prints were revamped with a contemporary...
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