• Dundas Pre-Fall 2019

    6 days ago - By WWD

    Peter Dundas said he wanted to inject a new sense of ease into the sixth collection released under his Dundas label.
    The lineup, which will hit stores in May, was a feminine, glamorous and eye-catching wardrobe of travel-friendly pieces for Dundas' target customers - hip women enjoying a privileged lifestyle across the globe.
    An African inspiration echoed in the warm, rich tones, including chic burnished colors, as well as in the batik patterns, which were overprinted on devore silk or vividly rendered on high-end fil coupe fabrics.
    Boxy shoulders empowered the short-cut silhouettes of...
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  • Lela Rose Pre-Fall 2019

    6 days ago - By WWD

    “It basically all started with a scarf and then we turned this scarf into a larger print, something we could turn into pants and tops and dresses,” Lela Rose said of the collection's beginnings at the wrap of her look-book shoot. Those pretty separates, meant to be worn as matching sets, were airy and easy for day, and doubled as sophisticated loungewear for at-home entertaining at night.
    It led to alluring print dresses cut with handkerchief hems, which Rose referred to as “this picnic fantasy.” Chiffon dresses featured matching strips of ribbon along the neckline, while one provocatively...
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  • Balmain Pre-Fall 2019

    6 days ago - By WWD

    “You cannot understand your future until you know your past,” said Olivier Rousteing, who continued to push his allegiance to “aspirational” creations honoring the house's couture heritage over fickle trends and the world's ongoing street obsession.
    An East-meets-West theme unleashed his predilection for opulent adornment on a China-red dress with textured sequined dragon sleeves and the warrior-inspired embroidered asymmetric tattoo dresses.
    Carried over from spring, exaggerated round shapes and pointy pyramid forms played out across the collection, from the sleeves of a jacket in soft...
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