MILAN — As Prada Group’s chief executive officer Patrizio Bertelli predicted earlier this year, the company is forging ahead with its expansion strategy for Miu Miu, which has opened its first boutique in Brazil, at the JK Iguatemi mall in São Paulo.
The group, which controls the Miu Miu brand, is aiming at further developing the label with more directly owned stores. The Italian fashion group plans to increase Miu Miu’s presence “in markets with high potential for the luxury goods industry, and in more mature markets that are still not entirely covered by [the company’s] retail network,” according to a spokesman. RELATED STORY: Miu Miu RTW Fall 2012 >>
“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)