BANGKOK and LAMPHUN, Thailand — With a new factory and innovation lab in Bangkok, along with its year-old crafting facility in the north of the country, Danish jewelry giant Pandora is working to ensure that its longstanding manufacturing base in Thailand will fulfill its ambitious goals for 2022.
Earlier this year, the company’s chief creative officer Stephen Fairchild revealed that Pandora — well-known for its buildable charm bracelets — will move into establishing itself as a full-service jewelry brand. Seventy-five percent of its revenues are generated by sales of charms; by 2022, Pandora aims for that split to be 50-50 between charms and other jewelry, like necklaces, earrings and rings.
As 2018 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at the best party photos of the year. First up, newlyweds Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra in black tie at Ralph Lauren’s 50th anniversary show in September.
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“Sand, summer, sea,” is how designer Sarah Staudinger describes of the beginnings of her latest collection for Staud, writes @elmercer.
Summer was encapsulated through an array of adorable picnic inspired garb in poppy hues like tablecloth gingham compact knit playsuits and matching sets and plenty of crudite-emblazoned offerings. The best foodie-looks included a salad printed waffle minidress with matching cardigan or a matching neon green knit set with fringe made of mini glass lemons (and matching croakies). #wwdfashion
With a litany of sold-out collabs, a history-making debut show for Louis Vuitton men’s and armfuls of awards, Virgil Abloh is WWD’s Newsmaker of the Year. 📸: @lexieblacklock .