What I Learned Last week in WWD – Jan. 22

  • Counterfeit apparel was #1 on the list of things seized by the feds in 2011. The estimated suggested retail price of the apparel seized amounted to $126.2 million. Fake handbags ranked 4th and accounted for 10% of the goods confiscated. China remains the #1 source of the counterfeit goods.
  • Last week was Berlin Fashion week Jan. 17th-22nd!
  • Riccardo Tisci’s latest collection for Givenchy is an accumulation of his biggest hits from the past seven years at the house. I love this mixed

  • Isaac Mizrahi is launching a baby’s line for newborns and infants. The 25-piece collection will be sold in department stores and some specialty boutiques.
  • An article highlighted some up-and-coming designer talent coming out of China. I’d love to own this black and taupe diamond piece.

  • Target is set to unveil its latest “The Shops at Target” concept in the beginning of May. The “Shops” include Apple (in select stores), a candy store, cosmetics bar, dog bakery, home products, and luxury apparel/jewelry/accessories
  • Another Pre-Fall Look I Like: Chloe

  • Fashion Meets Politics – With the Presidential race picking up, designers are showing support for their candidates during their road to the White House.
    • The designers backing Obama include Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch, DvF, Rag & Bone, Narciso Rodriguez, Jason Wu, Tracy Reese, Alexander Wang and Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour.
    • Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum’s signature style is his sweater vest. Supporters can donate $100.00 to his campaign and receive a sweater vest just like his.  Maybe supporters will get the chance to wear it to the polls on voting day.
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