LONDON — European stock markets made modest gains today, with the DAX in Frankfurt leading the way.
The German market was up 1 percent to 7,821.91, followed by the CAC 40 in Paris, which advanced 0.6 percent to 3,775.04, and the FTSE MIB in Milan, which increased 0.5 percent to 17,838.60. The FTSE 100 in London rose 0.1 percent to 6,271.73.
The pound traded at $1.58, the euro at $1.33 and the Swiss franc at $1.08 at 11:35 a.m. CET.
Retail and luxury stocks were mainly on the upswing, with the morning’s biggest gainers including Hugo Boss, which advanced 1.2 percent to 88.11 euros; Carrefour, which was up 1.9 percent to 21.48 euros; Yoox, which rose 2.7 percent to 13.65 euros, and Tod’s, which increased 1.6 percent to 103.80 euros.
In the U.K., gross domestic product decreased 0.3 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to the Office of National Statistics. The figure fell short of analysts’ expectations: GDP was projected to be flat year-on-year. The figure is an estimate, and could be revised in coming weeks.
Etro’s show, titled “The Tree of Life,” was a celebration of the house’s 50th anniversary. “My father founded the company in 1968, which was the year of counterculture and psychedelia. It’s really a show that celebrates that and the paisley design of India and its origin,” said Veronica Etro. #wwdfashion #mfw #ss18 (📷: @delphineachard)
For @msgm’s spring 2018 show, creative director @massimogiorgetti said “Words, sounds, colors. Synthesis and therapy of a collection,” were the inspirations behind the collection, showing today. Read the rest of Milan spring 2018 inspirations on WWD.com. #mfw #wwdfashion #ss18
For her first solo album in over 10 years, Fergie tapped Carine Roitfeld, Mert and Marcus, Giovanni Bianco and more to create a fashion-focused video approach for the record, Double Dutchess. "Giovanni really helped me get back in touch with my tomboy side, my hardside," said the singer. #wwdeye #wwdfashion ( : @slovekinpics)
“Volumes and Graphic Art of the Nineties are the main inspirations of the new Aquilano.Rimondi SS 2018 collection,” said cocreative directors Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi. #wwdfashion #mfw #ss18