GRANDATE, Como — Under the aegis of a fragmented government and a shrinking fashion industry, the machines of the Taroni silk factory continue to churn out the swathes of duchesse, taffeta and faille preferred by Valentino, Fendi, Lanvin and the princesses of Europe.
Even for vanguard silk makers like Taroni, increasing energy costs, taxes and a grim domestic economic outlook for Italy make it difficult to grow.
Hermès is launching a Laundromat pop-up shop in NYC - dubbed Hermèsmatic - where customers can bring their old scarves to be dip-dyed by an expert. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @donstahl)