MILAN — The European financial crisis may have hit the Italian textile industry’s bottom line, but it hasn’t stopped its creative, innovative impulse.
According to forecasts by Italian fashion and textile consortium SMI Sistema Moda Italia, the Italian fashion and textile industry’s revenues are expected to drop 4.4 percent in 2012 to 50.45 billion euros, or $66.74 billion at current exchange rate. But Italy’s yarn manufacturers continue to invest in research to boost their businesses and be competitive on the international scene.
Peter Kim's Los Angeles-based premium denim line has always had its finger on the pulse of youth. This season, novelty is back in a way reminiscent of early Aughts, with studs, lace-ups, racing waxed denim and more. For more highlights if some of the key brands at the Vegas trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: Patrick Gray; Styled by @thealexbadia; Story by @karihamanaka and @marcy_wwd)
"I was driving back on Saturday afternoon from the beach, and I just saw this sign saying 'Skydiving for $95.' And I was like, I can't not sky dive for $95," says Tom Bateman about a moment in Hawaii while shooting "Snatched." #wwdeye (📷: @vsteves; Interview by @ktauer; Styled by @thealexbadia)