NEW YORK — Even before the last of the fall collections wrap up this week in Paris, Bergdorf Goodman is getting behind some of the clear stars of the season with an accelerated trunk show schedule, including a personal appearance with Narciso Rodriguez on April 2.
The store will host events to showcase several fall lines in the coming weeks, a few weeks ahead of the normal trunk show schedule, in an effort to create a more experimental atmosphere where designers can gain immediate customer reaction to their work, said Robert Burke, vice president and senior fashion director. The strategy is also designed to reinforce the image of Bergdorf Goodman as a retailer willing to quickly put its resources behind a designer of the moment.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)