LONDON — Britain’s Arcadia Group, parent of brands including Topshop, Topman, and Miss Selfridge, said Wednesday it will sign the binding Bangladesh fire and safety accord with unions, despite doing a small amount of business in the country.
“As a large clothing retailer, we were deeply saddened by the recent events in Bangladesh, and our thoughts are with all of those affected,” the company said.
Arcadia said that Bangladesh represents a small percentage of its total supply chain. Topshop’s purchases from Bangladesh are less than 25,000 pounds, or $29,430 at current exchange, to date this year.
“However, in order to show support for the initiative that this accord is proposing to undertake, we as a group will be signing up. This will be done on the condition that we understand the final costs to us, which to date has not been made clear.
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