MILAN — Giorgio Armani SpA said Monday it plans to invest in the opening of 10 Armani Casa stores in China over the next four years. The stores will open in Shanghai in October 2007, and in Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shenyang and Chengdu by the end of 2009, among other locations. Other developments are planned throughout the Far East, with freestanding store openings scheduled this summer in Singapore, Bangkok and Taipei, followed by an Armani/Casa floor within the new Armani/Ginza Tower in Tokyo in November. The Armani Casa collection was launched in October 2000 and today includes 33 freestanding stores and over 60 shops within shops in 30 countries.
“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
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
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)