MILAN — “The leather goods’ business is less dented by the current economy, compared to others. We expect the September edition of Mipel to be a strong one, although the market has proved not particularly positive,” said Riccardo Braccialini, president of Assopellettieri, Italy’s leather manufacturers association, in unveiling the September edition of Mipel TheBagShow here.
Running Sept. 16 to 19, the upcoming edition of the trade show will host around 300 exhibitors showcasing their spring 2019 collections and is expected to attract more than 12,000 visitors. Braccialini was confident in projecting the number of buyers as he explained the trade show organizers are “already sensing a lot of interest and positive feedback.”
Ralph Lauren can add a new notch to his leather belt: Honorary Knighthood. A representative of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will present the honor to the iconic American designer at a ceremony next year, reports @lisajlockwood . #wwdnews
Cosmetics entrepreneur Charlotte Tilbury came face to face with one of her inspirations when Queen Elizabeth handed her an MBE, or Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, at Buckingham Palace earlier today. #wwdbeauty
Stella McCartney has been designing wedding looks for customers, friends, family — and herself — for years.
And now, leveraging the success of the dress she designed for the Duchess of Sussex’s wedding reception in May, McCartney is launching, Made with Love, a bridal line including eight dresses and an ivory tuxedo, reports @natalietheodosi . “I feel very protective over the bride, because I know what it was like when I got married, and for me to do my own wedding dress. There are moments that are so personal and private, so emotional and loaded with many different issues,” McCartney told WWD in an interview in June. “I think we are really blessed to have the emotional trust with a woman. She’ll come in and feel the love that we put into everything. What she chooses can be conventional or unconventional. It’s a personal experience.” #wwdnews