No matter how murky the economic waters, swimwear vendors are confident that great suits will compel shoppers to open their wallets.
Although the current spate of economic ills is certainly weighing upon the group of nearly 60 vendors attending WWDMAGIC, they’ve weathered trying times before. In recent years, they’ve been tested by corporate fallout in their niche industry — Warnaco’s downsizing of its multibrand swim division to Calvin Klein and Speedo is one vivid example — and widespread consolidation in the retail sector, the biggest jolt being the Federated-May merger.
"You start one way as a baby, but why shouldn't you be able to choose your own path as opposed to culturally people telling you which way to go?" - Thom Browne at his men's spring 2018 show, where he celebrated gender fluidity. #pfw #wwdmens (📷: @delphineachard)
"I think that all anyone really wants in life is to have people understand us for who we actually are, despite everything," says Ruth Negga. The actress talks "Preachers" season 2 and more on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Dan Doperalski)