Outerwear has emerged as the season’s key story — from patchwork furs to puffy parkas — but the runways were also filled with retro and folkloric references.
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Michelle Yeoh, Daisy Lowe and Amber Le Bon took in the show.
Designer and Luxury
The event coincides with Karl Lagerfeld’s 50th anniversary designing furs and ready-to-wear for the Roman house.
Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear
The West Coast ports dispute ended a drama that seeped its way into the Vegas trade shows.
Exhibitors were split between serving a mostly price-driven mainstream market and an upper segment that is focused on newness and creativity.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Known as Knights Apparel, the company sells licensed collegiate logo apparel in the mass retail channel.
New fibers, comfort stretch and lightweight denim were key trends for spring/summer 2016.
Long or short, head-turning, tuxedo-inspired looks emerged as a sophisticated evening option on spring runways.
They Are Wearing
WWD went off the runways and onto the streets and sidewalks for the best looks from Milan Fashion Week.
Mass and Off-Price
The cobranded line of men’s and women’s merchandise marks a first for the Swedish-based retailer and the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.