• Derek Lam 10 Crosby Pre-Fall 2018

    5 days ago - By WWD

    Derek Lam 10 Crosby's relatively new design director Shawn Reddy continued to infuse an earthy simplicity into the collection for pre-fall. In terms of references, he combined Agnes Martin's artistic spirit, as well as grids, stripes, graphic patterns and neutral colors inspired by her work, with a touch of ikebana floral design. Silhouettes were born from clean, American classics and elevated by interesting details.
    “We imagine this girl to be a potter living in Brooklyn,” said Reddy when he got to a spare dark, raw indigo denim jumpsuit with clean hardware buttons up the front and a...
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  • Sachin & Babi Pre-Fall 2018

    5 days ago - By WWD

    It's an art navigating fashion's shifting retail landscape. Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia are strategically focused on wholesale partners with good sell-through, their own bustling e-commerce and bringing international sales in-house. Streamlining their distribution channels makes it easier to align brand objectives, one of which is highlighting the female form with beautifully crafted pieces at an affordable price.
    It's easy to imagine the brand as exclusively evening; the designers love texture, flounce, embellishments and enjoy a good celebrity placement. The Seventies glam rock inspiration...
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  • Monse Pre-Fall 2018

    5 days ago - By WWD

    Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim's design profile has risen considerably since they launched Monse for spring 2016, so much so that they decided to take another stab at a some ideas from their first two collections for pre-fall. “Not many people bought them and we didn't have huge units behind them like we do now,” said Kim, noting that orders per item have risen around 800 percent since Monse launched. “We were looking at the first season like, ‘Maybe we should revisit some of these styles.'”
    Woven shirts from the first seasons became knits, and crisp white shirts were twisted, deconstructed...
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  • Tadashi Shoji Pre-Fall 2018

    5 days ago - By WWD

    Tadashi Shoji's pre-fall 2018 inspiration notes read like a mystical song. A song about traveling to beautiful, dreamlike destinations filled with jeweled and golden tones, ending with “See the world beautiful.” This seemingly provided the background to the brand's latest assortment of evening attire.
    The collection included rich tones in an array of textures, such as a midnight blue, embroidered tulle dress with fun, fringe details and a baby pink, floor-length gown with bell sleeves and brighter pink panels of lace. Three-dimensional floral appliqués and prints were abundant throughout...
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