Early last month Amelia Toro quietly opened her New York flagship at 229 10th Avenue, just above 23rd Street. It is a vast, gallerylike space — 5,000 square feet spread over two floors — in an area not known for its high-volume fashion retail traffic, which makes it an interesting location for a little-known label trying to gain traction in the U.S.
The store is part of a big push for Toro, who is based in Bogota, Colombia, and is working on a reintroduction of sorts to New York. She originally launched her collection out of Bogota in 1990, selling in South America before gaining small distribution in the States. She opened a SoHo store in 2001 just before the Sept. 11 attacks, and closed it soon after. Then in 2008 she shuttered the business entirely, taking time off to refocus.
Alberta Ferretti's "Rainbow Week" sweaters are back. The designer closed her #MFW show with a few day-of-the-week sweaters, which first debuted on the catwalk last January as part of the pre-fall 2017 collection. #wwdfashion (📷: @delphineachard)