Finding young design talent with commercial potential in Italy is about as difficult as finding a table at Bice in Milan during the women’s collections.
Inordinate start-up costs, manufacturers reluctant to take a chance on an unknown name and a less-than-supportive show calendar are just some of the obstacles new labels encounter. Throw in a world economy where even the major brands are losing market share, and the prospect of carving out a niche seems at times insurmountable.
"I think that all anyone really wants in life is to have people understand us for who we actually are, despite everything," says Ruth Negga. The actress talks "Preachers" season 2 and more on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Dan Doperalski)
"That's something that resonates with me too because I'm so locked into a number. If I go over that number it completely ruins my day so it's nice to get detached from the number on the scale." - Chelsea Handler on Kelly LeVeque's book "Body Love." #wwdeye (📷: John Salangsang)