PARIS — Buyers at the recent Première Classe trade show in Paris stressed the importance of curating a fresh array of accessories in today’s competitive global market.
“Accessories help you create a new style, differentiate, and bring it into the season, so that people feel current and updated,” said Jamie Rosenthal, owner of pioneering Los Angeles-based retailer Lost & Found. “With the Internet and globalization, it’s hard to remain original, so as a buyer you really need to do the extra work and go everywhere you can,” added Rosenthal, who recently started her own cotton T-shirt label. Market challenges has meant stores often “need the margin of a private label, and something more personalized,” she explained.
Exclusive: @tommyhilfiger has tapped 22-year-old actress @zendaya to be his newest collaborator and together they will launch a see-now-buy-now collection in February. Speaking to WWD about the project, the Spider-Man actress said: “Fashion is more than just wearing cool clothes. It’s a way to celebrate self-expression and individuality, which is extremely empowering. This is why I am proud to partner with Tommy Hilfiger.” Tap the link in bio for the full scoop. #TommyXZendaya #wwdfashion
Fashion is facing a blistering pace of technology, a complex economic backdrop, and shifting social mores, priorities, and lifestyles. WWD's annual CEO summit on Oct. 30 and 31, will be the meeting place for some of the sharpest minds in the business who will address how these forces affect a consumer. Speakers this year include Antoine Arnault, Virgil Abloh, Gabriela Hearst, and Olivier Rousteing. Tap the link in our bio to find out more. #wwdceosummit