Denim and contemporary brands predominated at ENK Vegas, which was staged in adjoining ballrooms of the Bellagio hotel. Vendors and retailers said sales have been picking up steam in recent months, but remain cautious about the remainder of the year.
At Hudson Jeans, sales are up 20 to 25 percent in the first quarter, said president and chief executive officer Peter Kim, following a flat 2009. The brand has benefited from an injection of funding from investors Fireman Capital Partners and Webster Capital last year, which has allowed it to beef up management and infrastructure and invest in its first high-gloss advertising campaign, featuring Georgia May Jagger, daughter of Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall.
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?"