Vendors at this month’s Fashion Coterie looked to drum up business against a backdrop that has many retailers facing increasingly cautious consumers. Produced by ENK International, the show closed a three-day run at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Sept. 20.
A number of show resources have been proactive about trying to get Joanna Victory to carry their lines in I Love Lulu, the store she owns in San Jose, Costa Rica. With a loyal local customer base, she said she tries not to offer American and European brands that can be found at other nearby retailers. She said consumers are more hesitant, spending an average of $650 per visit compared with $850 a year ago.
"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)