While major labels — Gucci and Giorgio Armani to Versace and Prada — continue to dominate the Italian fashion scene, a new crop of designers is building an international reputation and generating even more attention on the Made in Italy label.
To wit, two of Italy’s hottest brands of the moment, Fausto Puglisi and Stella Jean, have been included in “The Glamour of Italian Fashion, 1945 — 2014,” the vast exhibition on Italian fashion opening at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum on April 5. Jean, along with Gabriele Colangelo, is also among 30 semifinalists for the inaugural LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton Young Fashion Designer Prize.
“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)