While most companies are getting into a resort state of mind, Nina Ricci jumped the season on Tuesday, presenting its Les Envies lineup for spring 2014. The capsule collection, now in its third edition, is designed by Peter Copping and features many of the house’s Parisian codes at a slightly lower price point (from $475 for tops to $1,190 for coats). The spring collection is mostly fun and flirty with dresses done in whimsical prints such as rosebuds and birds, and lace appearing on tops and as trimmings. Coats, cropped pants and a cute little top-and-short set are in geometric motifs, and while there’s plenty of black and white, many of the 50 pieces come in happy shades of pink.
“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)