Today’s burgeoning handbag designers need every ounce of help they can get.
With the economy in a state of disarray, retailers are buying fewer items across the entire category, much less taking chances on unknown names. But a fresh crop of handbag awards are sprouting up aimed at fostering new talent and connecting the labels to stores.
"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)