Sales of Swiss watches continued to be strong in June, with the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry on Tuesday reporting that exports of watches advanced 13.4 percent to 1.6 billion Swiss francs, or $1.65 billion, despite modest growth in the U.S. and Japan. Exports of watches to Hong Kong gained 20 percent; to Germany, 25 percent, and to France, nearly 15 percent. Exports to the U.S. advanced 1 percent, while shipments to Japan increased 3.5 percent. For the first half of the year, exports of Swiss watches have grown 15 percent to 8.3 million Swiss francs, or $8.59 billion, the federation said.
Alberta Ferretti's "Rainbow Week" sweaters are back. The designer closed her #MFW show with a few day-of-the-week sweaters, which first debuted on the catwalk last January as part of the pre-fall 2017 collection. #wwdfashion (📷: @delphineachard)