• BRAZIL MOVES ON COTTON: Brazil has reactivated legal proceedings at the World Trade Organization seeking authorization to slap hefty punitive trade sanctions over the failure by the U.S. to fully amend cotton policies found in breach of subsidy rules. The request calls for the reestablishment of the WTO arbitration proceedings, suspended in 2005 to allow the U.S. sufficient time to dispute panel rulings that found American policies broke WTO subsidy norms. “Over the coming weeks, we will be vigorously defending our interests in this dispute,” said a spokesman for the U.S. Trade Representative. The three-member arbitration panel is expected to determine both the final punitive sanctions figure and how Brazil would retaliate. In the initial request, Brazil demanded punitive sanctions of $4 billion per year. But a senior Brazilian diplomat said the final amount would be smaller in view of programs the U.S. has scrapped.
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