DUSSELDORF — The German women's wear market is trading up again, but this time it's more a matter of taste than price as the premium or bridge segment expands its reach.
A move toward less flashy looks in more sophisticated fabrics and silhouettes from previously midmarket vendors was in evidence here during the CPD trade fair Feb. 10 to 12. Emozioni was a perfect case in point. Now owned by the Miro Radici Group, the former Steilmann subsidiary has been repositioned at the upper end of the Nienhaus & Lotz division. About 90 percent of the fabrics used are Italian, with the emphasis on virgin wool, cashmere-wool blends and silk. The buttons are made of horn, the palette richly neutral, the shapes updated and clean but detailed with a contemporary kick.
“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)