MILAN — “We serve 160 countries in the world; if we imagine a future without off-line, that would be a dark future,” said Swarovski’s omnichannel and commercial operations executive vice president Michele Molon on Tuesday, ahead of the lighting ceremony of the Christmas tree the company has gifted to the city of Milan.
“The truth is that brick-and-mortar retail will never disappear, it will just continue to evolve,” added the executive, who was appointed to the role in January 2017, after joining the company in 2010.
As 2018 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at the best party photos of the year. First up, newlyweds Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra in black tie at Ralph Lauren’s 50th anniversary show in September.
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“Sand, summer, sea,” is how designer Sarah Staudinger describes of the beginnings of her latest collection for Staud, writes @elmercer.
Summer was encapsulated through an array of adorable picnic inspired garb in poppy hues like tablecloth gingham compact knit playsuits and matching sets and plenty of crudite-emblazoned offerings. The best foodie-looks included a salad printed waffle minidress with matching cardigan or a matching neon green knit set with fringe made of mini glass lemons (and matching croakies). #wwdfashion
With a litany of sold-out collabs, a history-making debut show for Louis Vuitton men’s and armfuls of awards, Virgil Abloh is WWD’s Newsmaker of the Year. 📸: @lexieblacklock .