In Europe, markets were mostly down after regional elections in Spain.
The victory of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s center-right party, the People’s Party, is widely seen as an endorsement of the government’s austerity drive and could ease the pressure on him to seek a bailout.The IBEX 35 in Madrid fell 0.5 percent, to 7,877.10.
The FTSE 100 in London was down 0.2 percent to 5,882.91, while the CAC 40 in Paris dropped 0.6 percent to 3,483.25. The DAX in Frankfurt contracted 0.7 percent to 7,328.05 and the FTSE MIB grew 0.03 percent to 15,866.78.
The day's gainers included Asos.com, up 2.9 percent to 25.09 pounds; Swatch Group, 1.1 percent to 67.55 euros; Brunello Cucinelli, 0.9 percent to 14.13 euros, and Yoox, up 0.7 percent to 11.32 euros.
Among the decliners were Hermès, down 1.3 percent to 212.15 euros; Burberry, 1.4 percent to 11.72 pounds; Mulberry, 2.8 percent to 13.20 pounds; Ferragamo, 2.4 percent to 15.95 euros, and L’Oreal, 1.6 percent to 99.39 euros.
The pound traded at $1.60 versus the U.S. dollar while the euro traded at $1.30.
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
After showing in front of the Eiffel Tower for his last two women’s ready-to-wear collection, it looks like @anthonyvaccarello may be heading to the Big Apple. Sources say the designer will stage his next @ysl show in NYC on June 6. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion