If one thing can be said with any certainty about the upcoming spring 2015 round of trade fairs and runway shows in Berlin, it’s that things won’t be the same.
Ongoing structural and strategic shifts on the retail and industrial levels — whether it’s the rise of brands’ directly operated stores, a reorientation of distribution and/or export goals, the ever-growing share of online sales, declining consumer traffic, multibrand store closures or the buildup of trade shows — have put all players under pressure, seriously rattling nerves in a German market particularly fond of order and consistency.
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"