MILAN — “The trade show industry needs to find new solutions and introduce new projects to keep growing,” contended Massimiliano Bizzi, founder and president of White Milano, citing the new White Street Market as one such example. The space focused on streetwear brands and was accessible to consumers, who could buy fashion through a B2C platform.
Innovation is key to stave off lackluster traffic. The contemporary ready-to-wear and accessories trade show closed on Monday here, registering a 10 percent drop in the number of buyers compared with the same edition in 2017 as domestic buyers in particular lagged behind international visitors. Japan and Korea were listed by organizers among the best-performing markets.
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 years 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