According to U.S. Census data from 2005 to 2006, 5 percent of American children under age four are identified as multiracial, compared with 2 percent of people ages 25 to 29, and more people are expected to have checked the box for more than one race when data begins to surface in April for the 2010 census. This widening trend is an open door to a new world.
Vasso Petrou, the trends director of P&G Beauty & Grooming, says we are entering an era of a breakdown in tribal boundaries and barriers through the intermarriage of different races, nationalities and ethnic groups. She calls it “the end of ethnicity.” But as provocative as that sounds, Petrou prefers a rosier spin, namely “the rebirth of humanity.”
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)