Finding new trends to lure in retailers in tough economic times has been quite the challenge. But as the WWDMAGIC trade show preps for fall buying, women’s sportswear and dress designers are confident they have new items to please even the most fickle of shoppers.
For the Los Angeles-based Hippie Ink, owner and designer Jennifer Ashley said she is continuing to evolve her screen-printed T-shirt designs, which have always been based on a theme of peace and love. Ashley said she is working with a lot of bright new colors to freshen up the line for fall — such as with the bright green tank with a crystal-encrusted globe on the front or the purple iPod graphic T-shirt with “Music Is My Life” printed on it.
“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)