When Puig acquired a majority stake in Jean Paul Gaultier in 2011, it was the latest signal that the Spanish firm was serious about owning brands, not only licensing them to sell fragrances, but about becoming a more formidable player in the fashion world.
A year later, Puig brought in industry veteran Ralph Toledano to head up its fashion division, sending up another flare about its ambitions, given the Frenchman’s track record building such houses as Karl Lagerfeld, Guy Laroche and Chloé.
Peter Kim's Los Angeles-based premium denim line has always had its finger on the pulse of youth. This season, novelty is back in a way reminiscent of early Aughts, with studs, lace-ups, racing waxed denim and more. For more highlights if some of the key brands at the Vegas trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: Patrick Gray; Styles by @thealexbadia; Story by @karihamanaka and @marcy_wwd)
"I was driving back on Saturday afternoon from the beach, and I just saw this sign saying 'Skydiving for $95.' And I was like, I can't not sky dive for $95," says Tom Bateman about a moment in Hawaii while shooting "Snatched." #wwdeye (📷: @vsteves; Interview by @ktauer; Styled by @thealexbadia)