Sergio Rossi is taking a big step forward in the U.S. with the American debut of its new retail concept this month at The Forum Shops at Caesars in Las Vegas.
Underpenetrated in the U.S. compared with its competitors Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik and Christian Louboutin, Sergio Rossi views the 1,381-square-foot store as the beginning of a serious effort to capture market share in the luxury footwear segment here. On June 1, the brand is also unveiling a refurbishment of its store at Bal Harbour, which it bought back from a franchisee last year and is the only other store Sergio Rossi directly owns in the country.
“I’ve struggled my whole life to find a bathing suit that fits me that doesn’t look like a maternity bra. I’m proud of the line because it’s an accurate representation of me rather than me putting on someone else’s clothes,” says @atlantabean of her swimwear collaboration with @piaarrobio, LPA X ATL. The two decided on a swimwear collab and increased the industry standard size for the pieces. Read more about the line — and our interview with de Cadenet Taylor and Arrobio — on WWD.com #wwdfashion
Exclusive: Cate Blanchett has been named the first global beauty ambassador for @armanibeauty. Blanchett has been the face of the brand’s Sì fragrance franchise since 2013, and is now representing all of the label’s beauty categories including makeup and skin care. #wwdbeauty (📷: @zefashioninsider)
“From concept to creation, my goal was to create beautiful pieces, with a variety of sizes, all at affordable prices,” said @joansmalls of the swimwear and intimate apparel she designed for @smartandsexysocial. The collection includes neon laced bras, sheer bodysuits and swimwear separates. The intimates collection will launch in July, while the swimwear collection will be available for purchase on Tuesday at select @walmart stores, walmart.com and smartandsexy.com. #wwdfashion