PARIS — Any anxiety linked to the industry’s shape-shifting times faded into the background at the recent round of men’s apparel trade shows here. Contributing to the good vibes was the robust health of the sector, and fall being a stronger season in general for stores.
“I feel a very good energy. Much better than two or three seasons ago,” said Pascaline Smets, buying and creative director of Luxembourg-based, family-owned concept store chain Smets, while at Tranoi Week. The showroom/trade show hybrid exhibited some 20 brands for its second edition in partnership with London Show Rooms.
“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