MEXICO CITY — The Honduras 2020 Plan to generate 200,000 textile jobs and triple apparel exports to $7.4 billion through a major synthetics push is moving slowly and failing to generate enough jobs to keep migrants from fleeing to the U.S. to escape poverty and violence, observers said.
Their comments came as President Trump on Monday renewed threats to cut off aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador if they fail to stop a swelling, 7,000-strong migrant caravan that originated in Honduras last week. In a series of tweets, Trump called the growing refugee crisis a national emergency and criticized Mexico for failing to contain the caravan.
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