As & Other Stories marks its fifth anniversary by entering new markets and launching fresh product categories, it's hard not to contrast its success with the plight of parent H&M. The Swedish retail giant continues to struggle with disappointing performance. H&M's full-year 2017 profit declined 13 percent, and the retailer announced it will close more stores than originally planned.
“We’re part of the H&M Group, but we stand on our own when it comes to the creativity and design of products," said Behnaz Aram, ready-to-wear designer at the Stockholm atelier. "What our customers buy from our stores, we totally do ourselves. You can’t really compare.
“I like everything she does,” said @lilkimthequeenbee about @parishilton at Hilton’s launch party for her collab with @boohoo. “She understands women and the certain body types. I think her clothes are so cute. It’s hot. She’s funny, but sexy at the same time, just like me.” #wwdeye (📸 @chelsealaurenla ) #parishilton #boohoo #lilkim
“It has to be authentic and real to me,” @charlotteslawrence tells WWD’s @leighen about writing her own music. “No matter what I’m singing, I have to still be able to feel it in that moment or in five years from now — I have to be able to connect to that moment: this is my story, this is a little piece of me.” Read more on wwd.com (📸: @jgreenery ) #wwdeye #charlottelawrence
To celebrate Pride 2018, @themarcjacobs released the #GratefulNotHateful campaign, a social media initiative aimed at extending Pride beyond the parade. Inspired by Jacobs’ everyday outlook, the campaign features Jacobs along with a group of models and social media stars who are members and supporters of the LGBT community, all seen wearing @marcbeauty’s Highliner Gel Eye Crayons in colors of the rainbow. Head to our Instagram stories to see close-ups of the liner. #wwdbeauty