URGING G8 TRADE TALK: As world leaders begin a three-day summit in Scotland today, trade diplomats in Geneva urged them to inject political will into the troubled Doha global trade talks. They warned that failure by the G8 to act could result in a collapse of the Doha round during the Hong Kong World Trade Organization summit in December. "The top trade priority for the world leaders at Gleneagles [Scotland] is to give a boost to the flagging Doha Development Round," said European Union Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson in a keynote speech in Edinburgh. "I am worried about Doha. Not enough progress is being made and we are beginning to run out of time." A successful outcome in the round, launched in Doha, Qatar, in November 2001, would lower barriers to trade in goods and services worth nearly $11 trillion in 2004.
NEW LIZ LICENSE: Liz Claiborne swimwear now will be made under license by Swimwear Anywhere, a Farmingdale, N.Y., swim firm that also makes Juicy Couture, DKNY and Gabar swimwear lines. The Liz Claiborne line had been made by Manhattan Beachwear. The new looks, which include swimwear and cover-ups, will be shown at the SwimShow 2006 in Miami later this month and will hit stores in November.
A room full of toiles at the haute couture atelier in the Dior exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs, open in Paris since July 5. This is just one of three major exhibitions that have been timed to coincide with the house's 70th anniversary. See the rest of the exhibits, plus read WWD's look into the iconic brand's history. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
For spring, Pamplemousse's Danica Zheng presented her signature slip dresses attached to a white T-shirt along with floral windbreakers, off-the-shoulder cotton blouses and more. For more highlights from the New York trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion
The Green Carpet Fashion Awards closed out Milan Fashion Week yesterday. The fashion industry flocked to the event, showing its efforts to support and spread the message of sustainability. Supermodel Gisele Bündchen said "if each one of us took at least one step is this direction, there is no saying how much could be done." #wwdeye #wwdfashion #mfw (📷: Lodovico Colli di Felizzano)
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)