• Jason Wu Pre-Fall 2019

    4 days ago - By WWD

    Just a reminder that for spring, Jason Wu streamlined all of his labels under the house of Jason Wu with runway filed under Jason Wu Collection and the advanced contemporary range, previously known as Grey, shifted to Jason Wu. For the latter, Wu took inspiration from the new book by his close and longtime collaborators at Putnam & Putnam, “Flower Colour Guide,” an index of flowers according to color.
    The palette included petal pink, moss green and violet in addition to must-have black and gray. Wu didn't even bother pretending that pre-fall is anything other than a summer collection. “I...
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  • Rosetta Getty Pre-Fall 2019

    4 days ago - By WWD

    Rosetta Getty has her own distinct point of view for her collections, but she always looks to the work of an artist she admires for references on colors, textures and prints, bringing them into her own language. For pre-fall it was Anna Ostoya, who works in collage photography, dynamic color and three-dimensional forms. “After visiting Ostoya's studio in the Lower East Side in New York this summer, I was fascinated by the paintings she was making for her upcoming show at Bortolami,” said Getty, who photographed her look book in Ostoya's studio.
    Ostoya's use of various textures inspired...
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  • Ulla Johnson Pre-Fall 2019

    4 days ago - By WWD

    Everyone knows the importance of pre-collections to driving business in terms of their size, scope and time on the sales floor. Rather than concede to the commercial realities of the collection by watering down the aesthetics, Ulla Johnson sought to bring her pre-fall lineup up to the runway-level of her main seasons. “We wanted to create beautiful, impactful pieces and really deliver something that has a fresh point of view and is the labor of love we dedicate to the runway,” she said. The collection showed her depth and range beyond the pretty boho frocks for which she's known.
    The...
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  • Adam Lippes Pre-Fall 2019

    4 days ago - By WWD

    This was a beautiful collection by Adam Lippes - every fabric, every finishing, every detail highly considered and carefully crafted. The perfect example: the black silk blazer with antique Art Deco crystal buttons lined in silk. “It's probably my favorite piece,” Lippes said during a preview of the lineup. “I know it's a black blazer but it's the quality, the finishing. Our shapes are never crazy.”
    True to his point, a lot of the pieces were derived from classics - trenches, jumpsuits, shirting, handknits - elevated with special details, like floral prints done from blown up, blurry...
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  • Dennis Basso Pre-Fall 2019

    4 days ago - By WWD

    “This collection is about from the boardroom to the ballroom,” Dennis Basso began. “In this collection, I used men's wear-inspired fabrics in a completely feminine way. Also, going from Indian Summer into pre-fall, because pre-fall isn't really winter; I took a deep look into it while incorporating city to country.”
    Basso's ultrafeminine interpretation of men's wear for women's wear meant pinstriped dresses with lace trim, exaggerated houndstooth shapes came beaded - embroidered on a lime cocktail dress or graphic ballgown, as well as in sable on a lightweight organza jacket. Fur jackets...
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