In recent memory, few times have seemed as challenging — or uncertain — as the current climate.
It’s against this background that established designer brands fare best in the WWD100 survey of most recognized brands. It comes as little surprise that the top three names in the designer top 10 are Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren — three iconic American fashion brands as recognizable to American consumers as, say, Coca-Cola or Disney. And just like the soft drink and the entertainment conglomerate, Tommy, Calvin and Ralph are the names that continue to be on consumer radars, even when all things economy-related appear to be heading south.
Peter Kim's Los Angeles-based premium denim line has always had its finger on the pulse of youth. This season, novelty is back in a way reminiscent of early Aughts, with studs, lace-ups, racing waxed denim and more. For more highlights if some of the key brands at the Vegas trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: Patrick Gray; Styles by @thealexbadia; Story by @karihamanaka and @marcy_wwd)
"I was driving back on Saturday afternoon from the beach, and I just saw this sign saying 'Skydiving for $95.' And I was like, I can't not sky dive for $95," says Tom Bateman about a moment in Hawaii while shooting "Snatched." #wwdeye (📷: @vsteves; Interview by @ktauer; Styled by @thealexbadia)