The European Union and Mexico are pushing forward with a free-trade agenda, whether or not other major nations want to join them.
The nations over the weekend came to a new bilateral trade agreement making “virtually all” products and provisions duty-free, which includes provisions for further promoting environmental sustainability by calling for shifts to low-carbon methods and infrastructure, as well as the protection of workers’ rights. The deal also reduces red-tape for the trade of industrial goods, like car parts and medical devices, and opens up for the first time Mexico’s public procurement market to countries in the EU.
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.
📸: @zefashioninsider .
“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 .