PARIS — Mirroring the trends seen on the Paris runways, highlights at the men’s boutique trade shows here last month included technical fabrics and workwear. Among the key items were trenchcoats and washed linen shirts, with barely a suit in sight.
Retailers were largely impressed. “The market is very strong this season,” said Wanda Colon, vice president and divisional merchandise manager of men’s Co-op for Barneys New York, while browsing Capsule’s new Garage Turenne venue.“We’re going into the season with great energy and bringing in new brands,” she said, citing military, tailoring, navy, heavy sweaters and the varsity jacket as key directions for the season.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
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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)