MILAN — European spinners are drawing confidence about their prospects this year from renewed interest in top-range yarns, despite continued pressure from unfavorable exchange rates.
Ahead of unveiling spring and summer 2009 collections at the Pitti Filati yarn fair that opens its three-day run at the Fortezza da Basso fairgrounds in Florence on Jan. 30, many high-end yarn executives said while price remained a sticking point for clients, they were more inclined to pay a higher premium for quality, particularly in Europe.
Hermès is launching a Laundromat pop-up shop in NYC - dubbed Hermèsmatic - where customers can bring their old scarves to be dip-dyed by an expert. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @donstahl)