As department and specialty stores react to the recession by trimming the number of collections they carry, demanding lower prices or asking for more markdown money, the small, quirky, edgy or underground designers these retailers used to fight over and flaunt are getting squeezed. Gone, at least for now, are the days when a store was willing to carry a line because of the buzz it generated — now the bucks are all that matters.
"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)