TAKING A NEW LOOK: Texas Pacific Group has joined forces with Warburg Pincus to bid for the British fashion retailer New Look, a Topshop competitor with lower price points. A Texas Pacific spokesman confirmed Thursday the two private equity firms were working together, but declined further comment. Earlier this week, New Look launched a capsule collection by pop singer Lily Allen called Lily Loves London, and earlier this year it unveiled a collection by London designer Giles Deacon. The chain is currently owned by Apax and Permira, which took New Look private in 2004 and are now looking to exit. Other parties interested in New Look, which has a price tag of $4 billion, include Blackstone and CVC Capital Partners. On Thursday, an industry source said TPG believes New Look has a lot of potential for growth, but is not prepared to overpay or enter into a bidding war with competitors.
Etro’s show, titled “The Tree of Life,” was a celebration of the house’s 50th anniversary. “My father founded the company in 1968, which was the year of counterculture and psychedelia. It’s really a show that celebrates that and the paisley design of India and its origin,” said Veronica Etro. #wwdfashion #mfw #ss18 (📷: @delphineachard)
For @msgm’s spring 2018 show, creative director @massimogiorgetti said “Words, sounds, colors. Synthesis and therapy of a collection,” were the inspirations behind the collection, showing today. Read the rest of Milan spring 2018 inspirations on WWD.com. #mfw #wwdfashion #ss18
For her first solo album in over 10 years, Fergie tapped Carine Roitfeld, Mert and Marcus, Giovanni Bianco and more to create a fashion-focused video approach for the record, Double Dutchess. "Giovanni really helped me get back in touch with my tomboy side, my hardside," said the singer. #wwdeye #wwdfashion ( : @slovekinpics)
“Volumes and Graphic Art of the Nineties are the main inspirations of the new Aquilano.Rimondi SS 2018 collection,” said cocreative directors Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi. #wwdfashion #mfw #ss18