Leaky locks: Victoria Beckham “It’s more eccentric, more edgy and celebrating that sense of play,” she said after showing her Fall 2023 runway show. “I love tailoring; tailoring is really celebrating the journey of showing all the details.
This season she added her hair as texture, flowing from skirts, used as an accent and even in soft waves on models’ collarbones as necklaces. Beckham was inspired by the works she saw at Art Basel Miami a few years ago, playing with the unusual texture, incorporating it into curved dresses.
There were also several looks that were wired for the non-expandable edge.
“I’ve always wanted to dream and when I was standing backstage and saw those dresses come out with all the details, with the feather detailing and exposing the hem, it was everything to me. I’m the dreamer, really.”
The show comes in a triumphant season following the brand’s first ever profit.
Most of the Beckham clan was there to celebrate, along with David, sons Cruz and Brooklyn, wife Nicola Peltz and little daughter Harper. Cruz wears head-to-toe VB logo denim with a resin finish and a cross-body strap bag. Beckham told WWD that he designed the jeans and front jacket combo himself, while Cruise whispered to front-row guests that he was encouraging his mom to add menswear.
The busy designer doesn’t seem to have much interest in adding to her plate, joking, “So Cruise should be the creative director of this one.”
Beckham’s longtime best friend Eva Longoria flew in just for the day to see the show, and was on the brand’s debut last season. “I wondered how she would do on this show, and I think she did,” she said.
“I’m literally texting her that the coat is mine. But I’m lucky to have her stuff. I will go into her closet and borrow it.”
Longoria headed straight to the airport to prepare for the SXSW Film Festival, where her debut single “Flamin’ Hot” will premiere. “It’s a lot of fun, nerve-wracking fun. “I’m very nervous,” she says, looking forward to the March 11 screening. – Rhonda Richford
ALIEN CHIC: Maddie Ziegler is making the most of fashion weeks by attending shows in New York before hitting Paris for the Acne Studios and Giambattista Valli shows.
She bleached her brows earlier in the week while taking some bold beauty risks. “I felt like a completely different person, and it was really fun to be like a chameleon and transform into something completely different. I felt like an alien, but in a good way. “
After a morning coloring session, she was back to brown brushes on Friday afternoon.
The dancer was taking some sartorial risks by going for a more masculine style for the event, however, donning a green and gold mini dress and accessorizing with a pink satin coat. “I was actually playing a masculine character. I’ve been more of a tomboy lately, which has been fun,” she said, but she jumped at the chance to wear something more feminine for Friday’s show.
There were plenty of looks to choose from, no matter which way she’s feeling, as Valli showed off pleated and sheer dresses, full skirts and lots of lace, as well as knitwear that could comfort anyone.
Ziegler will premiere her new film “Bloody Hell” at SXSW, a biopic about writer Molly McGlynn who was diagnosed with infertility. “It’s an emotionally challenging role but I’m really happy when people see that side of me.”
Ziegler sat front row with Chinese star Fan Bingbing, who returned to fashion week after a long absence, as the fashion crowd waited an agonizing 40 minutes for the show to hit the streets. – R.R
Fashion Show: Seven Ukrainian designers will present their Fall 2023 collections from Friday to Tuesday during Paris Fashion Week based at 7 Rue d’Argenteuil.
Supported by USAID’s Competitive Economy Program in Ukraine, the designers will showcase demi-couture, ready-to-wear and footwear collections.
Among the brands are Frolov, a “couture-to-wear” brand; Kachorovska, Ukraine’s largest shoe brand, My Sleeping Gypsy, a sustainable brand, and Chereshnivska, a Ukraine-based unisex and sustainable brand featuring hand-painted prints using recycled materials. Other brands include Katrina Kvit, a leather goods label, Pascal, a high fashion and arty brand, and Olena Dats, a fashion brand that produces evening wear.
Before the war The project was developed by Jane Sidary, who has been working with the Ukrainian fashion industry since 2020, and developed the idea to showcase the country’s fashion industry at fashion weeks for the first time in September 2021. -Commerce website, Angelsforfashion.com, built for Ukrainian designers in April 2022, supports 30-plus brands to survive the war.
“I have great respect for all the people of Ukraine and how they live their lives to survive and thrive,” Sidari said. I discovered a hidden gem where most of the world’s history began, but which most of us do not know about. The Ukrainian fashion industry is what I want to work with for the rest of my career.”
This is the fifth time USAID’s Competitive Economy Program has supported this project and the second season in Paris. – Lisa Lockwood
Camera is not shy Legendary musician Bob Dylan is the latest artist to pose for Hedi Slimane in his “Portrait Of” series for Celine, in which he lenses artists, musicians and actors spanning generations.
Slimane shot the iconic pop star in December in his hometown of Malibu, California, wearing designs from the Celine Homme collection.
Celine Homme’s Spring 2023 campaign, featuring skaters outdoors, was also shot there in December.
In the year 81-year-old Dylan, who won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, wrote “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “Mr. Tambourine Man” continues to tour on stage, otherwise he rarely appears in front of the camera except for concert footage.
In Richard Marquand’s 1987 film Hearts of Fire, he played a former rock star-turned-turned-turned-turned-turned-rock-star.
However, in recent years, the musician has been successful in his work as a visual artist and author, and his latest book “Philosophy of Modern Song” was released in November.
In one of the two black-and-white shots released, Dylan is seen in a rocking chair in the sunlight in a black leather jacket and shades, Gibson electric guitar in hand. In the second, it features an acoustic guitar against a dark background.
Slimane doesn’t just champion a rock aesthetic in his collections. His relationship with the music world goes way back. He is known for charting genres and portraying young unknowns as musical legends.
Recent portraits in Celine’s “Portraits Of” series include Julian Casablancas of The Strokes, Paul Banks and Martin Rev.
In the past, music legends have posed for the designer and photographer, including Dylan’s peers Lou Reed and Keith Richards, as well as Marilyn Manson, the late Amy Winehouse and Pete Doherty, for example. – Alex Wayne
PUP Peacoats: Fashion designer Jeffrey Banks will play the role of chief creative officer of pet fashion company K9Wear. He will be responsible for K9Wear designs, his own line as well as all brand collaborations.
Banks has been involved in a design collaboration with K9Wear since 2020 and has designed dog apparel for the company, including a jean jacket, waxed cotton jacket, coat and fleece coat.
K9Wear has created the first patent-pending hybrid dog harness with clothes on it, meaning the dog doesn’t know it’s wearing clothes.
“We are truly honored to have such a renowned fashion designer at the forefront of our company’s designs,” said James Stragas, founder of K9Wear. “His creativity, intelligence, talent and natural fashion sense will take K9 to the next level – and beyond.”
Banks began as a design assistant for Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein before launching his own signature Jeffrey Banks signature menswear collection in 1977, which included tailored clothing, accessories and sportswear. He subsequently added menswear in 1982 and womenswear in 1984. He has also won two Coty Awards as the men’s, women’s and children’s designer of Merona Sports and the CFDA’s Special Annual Award, which he received last November.
“It’s exciting to be part of the Animal World business,” Banks said. “K9Wear products are designed with great integrity, which is why I’m so excited to work with them.”
At Banks’ direction, K9Wear plans to offer dog harnesses, beds, toys and “his and me” apparel in addition to the company’s signature military-grade breathable apparel.
Banks is involved in the K9Wear line, his own line, as well as collaborations with brands such as Bagley Mishka, Josie Natori, True Religion and Tommy Bahama. Several brands are on board, and more brands want to join us, Banks said. The company is based in New York and manufactures both in New York and overseas, he said.
K9Wear recently partnered with New England entrepreneur and Enjoy Group CEO Frank Camarata to raise a Series A to help the company “grow at an accelerated pace,” Stragas said. – L.L