No one dresses for date night quite like Beyoncé, and for a night out at West Hollywood foodie destination Sushi Park with husband Jay-Z, the new mother of twins brought a bit of runway chic to a strip-mall setting. Beyoncé arrived dressed in a striped wrap dress by contemporary label Alexis with a plunging neckline, puffed sleeves, and seersucker print―and made it her own thanks to the use of several statement accessories. Layering on gold necklaces, a pair of white cat-eye sunglasses, and a logo-covered Louis Vuitton x Supreme clutch, Beyoncé added swagger to a summer style that could have seemed standard.
Knowing how to spice up a look is a skill, but sharing an ensemble creatively on social media takes talent. And in addition to posting a pair of sultry snaps taken from across the table that night, Beyoncé gave fans an all-angles video of her outfit set to Yo Gotti’s “Rake It Up,” taking her selfie game to the next level. Her biggest accomplishment with the look, though, might have been wearing the Louis Vuitton x Supreme collaboration in a way that feels fresh. By avoiding the monogram jackets and hoodies that have been embraced by seemingly every influencer the last few weeks in favor of the stark, graphic bag, she proved that the most important accessory isn’t a must-have designer piece―it’s a fresh point of view.
Stuart Weitzman's new look: the label welcomes a new creative director
There was change afoot, so to speak, at Stuart Weitzman’s New York fashion week presentation, where new creative director Giovanni Morelli showed a full line-up of shoes and, for the first time in the brand’s history, handbags.
During a cocktail party at The Pool restaurant, inside an architectural icon-Mies van der Rohe’s Seagram Building-Morelli laid out his own plans as now architect of the brand’s future after Wetizman stepped down from his namesake label in 2017 after 25 years. The Tapestry, Inc (formerly Coach) owned brand, has had global expansion in its sights since its was acquired by the parent company in 2015, with commercial campaigns fronted by blue chip names including Gisele Bündchen, Kate Moss and Gigi Hadid to date.
So what does it look like right now? There were more boots of the ilk Wetizman fans know and love, block heeled suede creations favoured by ambassador Hadid, and party-ready sandals, though this time with an emphasis on combat and lace-up styles for the former, and sculptural metal hardware detailing on the latter. Fur-covered slippers in pastel and jewel tones and bow-embellished stilettos made more of statement than the brand is traditionally known for.
Joining the label in May last year, the prolific creative, had a multitude of
new ideas that signalled a new course. Most notably through the addition of
bags, and a change in the label’s signature colour for branding: to a shade
Morelli calls ‘blue violet’. “They have to stand alone as a category,” Morelli
said of the bags that were structured and came in sizes from mini to oversized,
riffing on the shape of a shoe box. “I wanted to do something that is relevant
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PYER MOSS DEBUTS REEBOK COLLABORATION COLLECTION AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK
Following the announcement of Reebok linking up with Pyer Moss and its founder Kerby Jean-Raymond in November, the already-buzzy collaboration finally made its debut at New York Fashion Week on Saturday night with a memorable, moving runway show.
A choir took the stage to perform music curated by Raphael Saadiq, including tracks by Kendrick Lamar, Gil Scott-Heron, Boris Gardiner, Lalah Hathaway, Bruce Springsteen and Saadiq's own "Skyy (Can You Feel Me?)." It was the perfect musical backdrop for Jean-Raymond's Fall 2018 collection titled "American, Also," inspired by 19th-century Black cowboys and featuring his first foray into women's wear.
"The collection is the beginning of our journey in telling the story of underrepresented groups of Americans. We're starting the conversation and this new direction for the brand by first speaking about the original American cowboy," said Jean-Raymond in an official statement provided by Reebok. "The phrase cowboy, which was meant to be demeaning and derogatory is being re-seen as regal and spiritual. Our hope is to continue to challenge traditional narratives of minority groups in this country and tell uplifting stories within our work, which encourage inclusion."