In less than two weeks, the back-to-school season begins in what’s seen as a pressure cooker for such chains as J.C. Penney, Kohl’s, Aéropostale and Abercrombie & Fitch, as they each seek a reversal of fortune.
Gap Inc., starting to build momentum, must still turn in a good b-t-s run to prove it’s on a bona fide turnaround course, while a once-struggling Abercrombie turned in a solid 2012, but suffered declines in the first quarter of this year. Aéropostale has reengineered its collection, soon to be unveiled in a national relaunch, in an effort to stabilize recent uneven performances.
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?"