Organizers of WomensWear in Nevada said they hit the jackpot during the show, held Aug. 25-28 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, with exhibitors reporting hearty sales as buyers packed booths seeking holiday and spring looks. ...
Organizers of WomensWear in Nevada said they hit the jackpot during the show, held Aug. 25-28 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, with exhibitors reporting hearty sales as buyers packed booths seeking holiday and spring looks.
“We came with low expectations and we were 100 percent off the mark,” said Jeff Yunis, co-owner of WWIN show producer Specialty Trade Shows. “Many of our exhibitors said buyers were dropping paper like they had no inventory.”
Free breakfasts and lunches and $15 massages also won over attendees.
“It’s my favorite market — it’s fun, easy and personal,” said Betty Morgan, owner of Endless Summer, a shop in Oakdale, Calif.Coming off a strong second quarter — her best in the last 18 months — Morgan picked up I.C. Collection’s tweed-trimmed sheer separates and Hot Dames’ embellished resortwear. She planned to spend about $75,000, about flat with last year.
Top picks for Hawaii boutique Kailua Beachwalk were Faith’s pleated capris, ruffle dresses and patchwork skirts, and Globetrotter’s resort tops, said partner Debbie Costello, who noted, “After a tough summer, we’re still cautious, but we’re seeing a pick-up in business.”
Trends weren’t in abundance, but novelty was. Standouts included G.G. Sport’s short, belted trenchcoats in brights and two-tone styles, Simply Roses’ overalls with textured appliqués, Globetrotter’s dangling beaded tops.
Sales rep Marla Barbin said retailers, including the catalog of Marshall Field’s, were buying Anna Ocean silk Hawaiian-print shirts with solid bottoms, as well as muted shades of banana and chambray. Overall, she said it was an “encouraging” market.
G.G. Sport launched Gi-Gi Girl at the show with rayon-terry miniskirts, hoodies, pants and fitted cap-sleeve T-shirts.
And Modern Curves’ updated leisurewear was selling well, according to design director Veronica Wong. The label is part of In Gauge Design Group, a four-month-old division of Sport-Elle Inc. that complements the company’s resortwear. “It’s our response to Juicy,” she said, noting the division should do $10 million in its first year.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)