- PROFITS UP AT PAUL SMITH: Net profits at Paul Smith Ltd. rose 45 percent in the financial year to June 30, to 8.2 million pounds, or $15.8 million, from 5.64 million pounds, or $10.8 million, according to figures filed with Companies House, the British equivalent of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Sales during the period rose 13.9 percent, to 117 million pounds, or $226 million, from 102.8 million pounds, or $198.5 million. All currency figures have been converted at average exchange rates for the period. Most of the company's sales for the period — 41 percent — were concentrated in the U.K., while the rest were divided between Europe and the rest of the world.
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)