DIOR’S DIGS: Christian Dior’s Bal Harbour, Fla., store is getting a facelift. The company will begin renovating and expanding the 2,000-square-foot boutique in the Bal Harbour Shops this summer. "The growth in business has been phenomenal...
DIOR’S DIGS: Christian Dior’s Bal Harbour, Fla., store is getting a facelift. The company will begin renovating and expanding the 2,000-square-foot boutique in the Bal Harbour Shops this summer. "The growth in business has been phenomenal — we were fortunate to have adjacent space become available to enable us to expand," said Marla Sabo, president and chief operating officer of Christian Dior Inc. The space will increase to 3,000 square feet and will reflect the same design concept as the Paris flagship on Avenue Montaigne.
WOOLLY MATTER: A Senate panel approved a miscellaneous trade bill Thursday that creates a Wool Trust Fund in the Commerce Department to provide grants to help boost business for U.S. wool textile makers. The legislation also contains a change to a 2000 trade bill granting U.S. duty-free breaks to African and Caribbean Basin apparel, stipulating that knit-to-shape apparel using U.S. yarn but produced in the regions are granted duty-free status.
ANOTHER BANKRUPTCY BILL: Maybe the fourth time is the charm. The National Retail Federation on Thursday praised reintroduction in the House of bankruptcy reform legislation. Three recent attempts — even after House and Senate hearings and passage — have failed after getting bogged down in last-minute wrangling between the two chambers. Retailers argue that bankruptcy reform legislation creating a means test for repaying creditors is needed.
From overseeing America’s fastest-growing speciality retailers to codifying cool, WWD talked to the women who are leading the way for the future of beauty. Check out our Instagram Stories to see how these women built today and are creating tomorrow. (📸: @hannah_khymych) #wwdbeauty
For @laperlalingerie's spring 2018 show, the brand chose to host their event at @thevenetianmacao. With Chinese megastars @bingbing_fan and @hubing in attendance, La Perla debuted a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired collection. The show marked the start of Sands Macao Fashion Week, which runs from October 19 to 24 — the city’s first such event. Pictured here are models backstage with glimmering eyes. #wwdfashion (📷: Cheuk-Yin To)
Trending for spring 2018: top stitch design. Gone are the days of stitch just for seams — designers are using the once-minimal detail to create strong decorative elements. (📷: Paola Testa; Styled by @andrew_shang) #wwdfashion
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)