As & Other Stories marks its fifth anniversary by entering new markets and launching fresh product categories, it’s hard not to contrast its success with the plight of parent H&M. The Swedish retail giant continues to struggle with disappointing performance. H&M’s full-year 2017 profit declined 13 percent, and the retailer announced it will close more stores than originally planned.
“We’re part of the H&M Group, but we stand on our own when it comes to the creativity and design of products,” said Behnaz Aram, ready-to-wear designer at the Stockholm atelier. “What our customers buy from our stores, we totally do ourselves. You can’t really compare.
“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