• Maki Oh RTW Fall 2018

    9 days ago - By WWD

    Designer Amaka Osakwe took a playful jab at the press' capacity for error in her fall collection. After a feature came out that made the brand seem lingerie-focused, Osakwe began playing around with ideas of how she would actually make bedroom clothing in a Maki Oh way. It's not a far cry from the narrative she usually crafts for her girl; last year, it was tailored around what she would wear heading to a late-night casual encounter.
    Her watchwords this time were “lazy sensual.” It described the inherent sexiness of a sheer white lace dress and metallic cami top, but was just as applicable...
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  • Vivienne Tam RTW Fall 2018

    9 days ago - By WWD

    For the fall season, Vivienne Tam aimed to design a collection around a “spiritual journey” to the Himalayas, referencing both inner peace and its rich culture. The circular mandala print was a reference to that inspiration that appeared throughout the collection, like on a puffy jacket or embroidered onto hoodies.
    Colors and textures were rich and oh so abundant. An emphasis on reworked garments and fabric blocking was also a large part of the collection. Tam piled a variety of great, chunky outerwear ranging from reworked corduroy and nylon bombers to shearling parkas over her pleated...
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  • Lela Rose RTW Fall 2018

    9 days ago - By WWD

    Along with many other designers this season, Lela Rose experimented with a different presentation format for fall. For press, she previewed the collection during the look book shoot. To the world, she harnessed the power of social media and teased one look per hour over 10 hours styled on 10 of her favorite influencers. The reaction has been positive and has also given people an understanding of how the clothes live in real-world settings.
    She injected a Forties and Fifties vibe into the lineup with nipped waists, peplum shapes and a polished sense of boudoir. It's no secret Rose is an...
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  • Robert Rodriguez RTW Fall 2018

    9 days ago - By WWD

    Robert Rodriguez is a designer who always manages to balance the masculine and feminine. He did the same for fall, while incorporating many more colors and bold Eighties references. From a full-on red leopard print suit to graphic neon knits, the inspiration couldn't be clearer. The looks were paired with updates on classic Rodriguez utilitarian and mannish shapes, with hints of lace, studs and even ostrich feathers, which felt approachable and realistic. For instance, there was a great bright blue quilted coat worn with tapered leather trousers and a lace bodysuit or superfun lime green...
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