MILAN — The conference held on Wednesday at the headquarters of Italian trade agency ICE felt a bit like the end of school — with an uncertain future looming ahead.
General elections are scheduled on March 4 in Italy, and the outcome is a guessing game. “Whatever happens, the government must continue to support fashion,” said Ivan Scalfarotto, deputy minister of economic development. “What has been achieved over the past two years must not go lost. Fashion represents the excellence of our manufacturing industry, and, just as a member of the government attends the launch of a new car, he or she must attend a Gucci show, to name a brand. My hope is that the new government will recognize the value and importance of the fashion industry, paying the respect it deserves.”
“I’m looking forward to jumping into the creative process and exploring fashion through a different lens,” said actor Michael B. Jordan exclusively to WWD about becoming the first face of @coach ‘s men’s business. Not only will the actor appear in its global ad campaigns, but he will also create a capsule with designer Stuart Vevers. Tap the link in our bio to learn more. #wwdfashion
“The name of the show is GP — giant pockets,” said Karl Lagerfeld pre-show, in his backstage meeting room at @Fendi to Bridget Foley. @Bellahadid was one of the many famous faces who graced the catwalk including @Gigihadid, @Adwoaaboah, and yes, even @Kendalljenner. #wwdfashion
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“We are obsessed with Fendi and we want to share this obsession,” said CEO Serge Brunschwig to WWD. @Fendi will be releasing a new capsule collection Oct. 16 centered around the Fendi/Fila logo created by Instagram artist @Hey_reilly. Further proving the logo trend isn’t going anywhere. Link in our bio for more details. #wwdfashion