What’s the next hot trend? How will the economic uncertainty and threat of war affect upcoming orders? These are just some of the issues retailers are pondering as they head into WWDMAGIC.
Buyers almost apologetically talk of feminine skirts, cargo pants and striped jackets in the same breath as the geopolitical wrangling with Iraq and the state of the economy. But all subjects weigh heavily on their minds as they head to WWDMAGIC, which today kicks off its four-day run.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"