NEW YORK — After personally greeting each vendor at the Indian Apparel Show here Monday morning, India’s ambassador to the U.S., Nirupama Rao, discussed how Indian companies are becoming more international and the challenges that involves.
At the Penn Plaza Pavilion to officially kick off this inaugural event, the ambassador took her time touring the show, stopping at every booth to chat with exhibitors and admire their respective designs. After being shown a Gap-tagged toddler’s dress by Tony Uppal, managing director of Pee Empro Exports, Rao said, “Look at the little black dress for a child.” (She looked even more impressed when told the retail price of $36 versus the wholesale one of $6.)
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EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)