American style trade leaders have coauthored a letter to President Trump, objecting to his newest wave of proposed tariffs in opposition to Chinese language-made items.
The letter, organized by the style trade’s lobbying group the American Attire & Footwear Affiliation, was despatched to the White Home this afternoon and is supported by family identify style designers, retailers and types. It’s the trade’s last-ditch effort to guard Chinese language-made attire, footwear, eyewear, jewellery and different fashion-adjacent items from incurring a a further 25 p.c tariff upon reaching U.S. soil — a determine the letter derides as a “catastrophic” blow to style, retail and shopper tradition.
Among the many four-plus pages of signees are catwalk fixtures together with Narciso Rodriguez, Ralph Lauren, Diane von Furstenberg and this yr’s CFDA Womenswear Designer of the 12 months Brandon Maxwell, in addition to teams together with PVH Corp.; VF Corp.; Tapestry Inc.; Perry Ellis Worldwide; World Manufacturers Group; Safilo North America; Spanx; Hole Inc.; Levi Strauss & Co., and Ascena Retail Group.
There are also specialty girls’s put on manufacturers together with Alice + Olivia, Adrienne Landau, Lilly Pulitzer, Tibi, Vince and Cynthia Rowley; males’s put on companies similar to John Varvatos, Kenneth Cole and Tommy Bahama; equipment manufacturers together with Rebecca Minkoff, Aldo USA, Marc Fisher Footwear and
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