In the face of tight credit, a cautious consumer and an economy that is still clawing its way back from recession, headline-making investments have been hard to come by — until recently.
With piles of cash stored up, private equity firms are furiously jumping back in the game, and they are flocking to invest in full-fledged accessories brands or fashion companies with sizable accessories businesses. Indeed, 2011 and 2012 have seen a flurry of mergers and acquisition activity in the sector, starting with a slew of initial public offerings.
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"