Marchesa will not have a formal show for spring. But it hasn’t yet pulled the plug on some kind of spring presentation altogether. That’s the apparent takeaway from the vague statement released by “a spokesman” on Tuesday night: “Marchesa is looking forward to presenting their fall 2018 collection in an updated format this season.”
The one-liner took the Internet by storm, raising more questions than it answered. Its deliberately cryptic tone did not do Georgina Chapman, Keren Craig and their chief executive officer Edward Chapman any favors. How the company would approach this runway season has been an obvious question since the Harvey Weinstein news broke in October. That news must have been personally devastating to Chapman — unimaginably so. But it also packed serious, inevitable repercussions for the company she owns with Craig. The upcoming collections season has been staring the partners down for three months — a harsh, unrelenting deadline.
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