PORT LOUIS, Mauritius — Maybe it’s just a temporary boost, but with SARS affecting manufacturing centers in China and Southeast Asia, many manufacturers are looking for alternate production sites and countries like Mauritius appear to be...
PORT LOUIS, Mauritius — Maybe it’s just a temporary boost, but with SARS affecting manufacturing centers in China and Southeast Asia, many manufacturers are looking for alternate production sites and countries like Mauritius appear to be the short-term winners.
There have been more than 7,700 reported cases of SARS infections to date worldwide, with 623 deaths, as of Saturday, according to the World Health Organization. In China, 5,209 cases and 282 deaths have been logged, and in Hong Kong, there are 1710 cases and 243 deaths reported. With the daily infection rate hovering at just under 100 people a day, China’s huge textile and apparel industry is suffering some serious setbacks.
“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)