Compared with apparel makers' uneasiness about upcoming seasons, swim vendors are decidedly cheerful.
And indeed there's plenty to be cheerful about for the nearly 100 of them attending ISAM. Recent balmy weather has put water on consumers' brains. Brands that withstood department store consolidation are finding that trend-right items have a resilient customer base throughout several retailing channels. And year-round swimsuit and resortwear sales continue to pick up steam.
"You start one way as a baby, but why shouldn't you be able to choose your own path as opposed to culturally people telling you which way to go?" - Thom Browne at his men's spring 2018 show, where he celebrated gender fluidity. #pfw #wwdmens (📷: @delphineachard)
"I think that all anyone really wants in life is to have people understand us for who we actually are, despite everything," says Ruth Negga. The actress talks "Preachers" season 2 and more on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Dan Doperalski)