Exhibitors at FN Platform pulled out all the stops to highlight their latest shoe styles and forthcoming products.
Some of the participating brands at the Las Vegas showcase that presented their footwear with creativity and flair were recognized with a fitting prize — The Glass Slipper awards for the best booth spaces.
Among them, Freestyle by Coolway took the New Exhibitor award and shared that the inspiration behind the installation was art and technology.
“When we began this, at first, we started with art, but our customers like technology,” explained Borja Castillo, who works ...more
After its retail peers department stores Macy’s Inc. and Kohl’s Corp. reported strong profits but softer sales, Nordstrom Inc. today is following suit.
The Seattle-based department store chain, which posted earnings after the market close, said its fourth-quarter sales gained 2.4 percent year-over-year, to $4.2 billion, but missed forecasts predicting sales of $4.4 billion.
Meanwhile, earnings advanced 10 percent year-over-year, to $201 million, or $1.15 per diluted share. Adjusted earnings per share, at $1.37 handily topped Wall Street’s bet for diluted EPS of $1.15.
The company said its comp...more
“People keep saying retail is dead. But I don’t think it is,” said fashion blogger Aimee Song. “I think traditional retail is dead and what people are craving is just the experience.” With more than 4 million followers on Instagram alone, Song has plenty of insight as to what the millennial consumer is looking for, and it’s something “different and interesting,” she said. “They care about transparency.”
Indeed, “experience” continues to be the crucial buzzword among brands. More than 83 percent of retailers confirmed that customer experience is a companywide goal, according to a recent s...more
A 13-year-old starlet. A musician-turned-actress. A fan favorite. All three have captured the spotlight with their fashion picks on the red carpet this season.
Newcomer Millie Bobby Brown has become a household name nearly overnight, while musician Janelle Monáe took her talents from the stage to the big screen for the first time, and Emma Stone is getting more attention than ever. These three, among others, are clicking with designers in this age of digital dominance.
“Social media has changed [the power of the celebrity],” said Stuart Weitzman. “It reaches so many more people than ever bef...more
It was a battle of the boots at last week’s Atlanta Shoe Market, with retailers divided on the demand for short styles versus taller silhouettes for fall ’17.
“We had to chase the short boot trend [for fall ’16],” said Jo Ann Epps, owner of Jo’s Comfort Zone in Gaithersburg, Md., who underestimated consumer interest. “We didn’t have enough. People came in for short looks they can wear with leggings.”
Shelley Browne, owner of Boulignini Boutique in Peachtree City, Ga., said she’d also be expanding her bootie o ering for fall ’17 with more detailed looks. “I’m always looking for uniqueness, such...more
Step into my teenage bedroom, Miuccia Prada seemed to suggest, as guests were seated on a bedroom set complete with faux-fur blankets, art house posters and feminist paraphernalia pasted to the walls for the fall 2017 runway show in Milan today.
From this plush perch, Prada sent out a unusually (for her, for the fall season) peppy assortment of looks that fused alpine cool with eccentric glamour and a rule-less sense of play. And in these dark, uncertain times, fashion that’s both happy and full of characteristic smarts couldn’t be more welcome.
Take the shoes, which came fully d...more
The three-stripes for little tikes just got a bit cuter.
Adidas Originals unveiled today its latest collaboration for spring ‘17 with childrenswear brand Mini Rodini, which is scheduled to arrive in stores next month. The line boasts a limited-edition iteration of a classic Adidas Originals silhouette executed with hand-drawn graphics.
The footwear selection in the collaborative project is a predominantly beige colorway of the Stan Smith, which features a Primeknit upper. The shoe is designed with black accents and a speckled midsole.
Adidas Originals x Mini Rodini Stan Smith.
The Stan Smith w...more
HSN is bringing back the Disney magic once again.
As part of its seventh movie collaboration with the entertainment giant, HSN will feature an exclusive, limited-edition collection inspired by the new live-action adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast.” The film, which premieres in theaters on March 17, stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts.
The collection spans fashion, accessories, beauty, home and garden, with retail prices ranging from $15 to $800. Within the assortment, shoe lovers will find rose ornamental heels by Ruthie ...more
Celebrity stylists are the true beauty brokers in Hollywood. And it’s no wonder: They have the power to change an entertainer’s image from starlet to style icon.
There’s no busier time for stylists than during awards season, which for the 2016-17 cycle began Dec. 12 with the Critics’ Choice Awards and will wrap Feb. 26 with the Academy Awards, airing at 7 p.m. ET on ABC. (In between are the People’s Choice Awards, the Golden Globes, the Grammys and more.) And it’s up to stylists to beg, borrow and deliver a fabulous fashion moment for high-profile clients at some of the world’s most-watched ev...more
On Wednesday, the Trump administration announced that it is withdrawing protections for transgender students in public schools put in place by the Obama administration. The law allowed transgender students to use whichever bathroom corresponds with their gender identity.
Some supporters of Trump’s move believe it was never the federal government’s right to get involved with this issue to begin with. But others are speaking out in support of transgender people whose rights they believe are compromised by the reversal of the protections.
Below, see what celebrities and influencers ar...more