MILAN — A trip to Biffi quickly sweeps away any depressing thoughts about bad economies or pending wars. On any given day, Rosy Biffi’s boutique in Corso Genova brims over with customers eager to snap up the latest Marni antique floral...
MILAN — A trip to Biffi quickly sweeps away any depressing thoughts about bad economies or pending wars. On any given day, Rosy Biffi’s boutique in Corso Genova brims over with customers eager to snap up the latest Marni antique floral dress, a Yohji Yamamoto oversize, razor-sharp jacket, or colorful embroidered sweaters from China Wall.
But Biffi also has a talent for discovering new, avant-garde designers. Its clientele is fashion-savvy and knowledgeable — and has deep pockets. "We were carrying Rohka before anyone had even heard of it," said Biffi, proudly touching the clothes on the racks. (Rohka designers Maria Restrepo and Ian Phin won the global young designers competition held here in September, together with Ichiro Seta.) "I love fashion and a season with bad collections really depresses me."
“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)