Diversity was the word on the street for the Milan fall shows this year.
“The Italian collections bid ‘arrivederci’ to ruffles and excessive bling, while saying ‘buongiorno’ to everything from austerity to disco glam,” said WWD.
Designers drew inspiration from almost every era possible, from the Renaissance all the way to the Nineties, and buyers pointed out that the broad mix of fashions will give consumers plenty of choices come fall.
“There is so much diversity, which will be good for business,” explained Ann Stordahl, executive vice president of women’s apparel at Neiman Marcus. Some of the most widely praised collections from buyers included Marni, Dolce & Gabbana, Jil Sander, Prada, Fendi and Giorgio Armani, among others. Page views during Milan Fashion Week topped 35 million for Style.com, the home of W and Vogue magazines — which, like WWD, are owned by Conde Nast Publications.
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“There’s a huge gap between the old way of doing things and today. It takes the youth to help evolve that. You have to count on the kids today to help lead you into the future. A lot of these retailers are stuck in the past. Communication is the biggest thing,” said @ronniefieg of @kith on the youth’s role in retail. On Monday night, Jeff Staple moderated a keynote session with Fieg and @syresmith at Assembly - a series of workshops, talks and keynotes addressing topics or issues in the apparel industry. Head to WWD.com to read more advice from Fieg and what Smith thinks of his dad @willsmith’s Instagram account and sustainability (📷: @weston.wells)
@joansmalls closed the @michaelkors fall 2018 show in black sequined pants and a varsity T printed with 19 on the front and 81 on the back. 1981 – the year Kors went into business. #wwdfashion #nfyw (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
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