Be they retail developer or robotics expert, social media sage or money manager for the masses, these nine people are reshaping the way consumers see the world— and our industry.
Jim Rosenfeld, president, J.S. Rosenfield & Co. If the name of your store rhymes with map, Jim Rosenfield won’t budge no matter how much you plead to get a spot at the Brentwood Country Mart. The shopping center owner, who bought the 63-year-old Brentwood Country Mart in 2003 when it was 40 percent vacant, has restored it to full occupancy, and is in the pro- cess of doing the same for shopping centers in Montecito, Marin and Malibu, Calif. He has his guidelines and follows them assiduously. “We don’t just lease to the usual suspects,” he says. “We tend to lease to independently owned stores with kind owners and a high level of customer service.” An apothecary seemed like a good fit for the Brentwood Country Mart, so former Studio at Fred Segal buyer Marie Mason was given the go-ahead to set up her namesake shop there. Benjamin Montoya’s personal collection of more than 2,000 Ray-Bans helped convince Rosenfield that he’d prosper with an eyewear outpost. The results are indisputable. “We are nearly double the average sales per square foot that even some of the best shopping centers have,” says Rosenfield. “We try to create a charming space that is conducive to interaction,” he says. In other words, the future of big-box retailing might just be small.
La Double J made a name for itself with its vintage-inspired prints, but for resort, designer JJ Martin has ventured into new territory: enter rich jewel toned solids and decadent embellishment, in the form of appliqués, crystals and sequins. #wwdfashion #resort19 #ladoublej
This Just In: J. Crew Group has named Johanna Uurasjarvi as its chief design officer.
Uurasjarvi succeeds Somsack Sikhounmuong, who left the company last September. Tap the link in bio for the full report. #wwdnews
“She came into my hotel room and she was like, ‘I have Chanel and Christian Dior.’ She was like, ‘Chanel likes you.’ And I was like, ‘I’m going to start crying,’” breakout star Maddie Hasson tells WWD of her styling sessions Molly Dickson. “I really like classic, elegant things. I love the way Anna Wintour dresses.” Read more about Hasson’s role in @impulseseries on wwd.com. (📸: @jgreenery ) #wwdeye
@virgilabloh revealed he's working with Australian stylist and
Vogue Australia fashion director @christinecentenera for his debut @louisvuitton men's collection, which will be presented in Paris on June 21. Centenera met Abloh while both working with Kanye West, where she consulted on his all his runway collections since his debut spring 2012 women's wear show. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews (📷: @asussmanphoto)
"In order for Shudu to wear garments, she needs to be able to put them on, just like you would in the real world. You have to digitize the outfits," said Cameron-James Wilson on dressing 3-D model @shudu.gram for her WWD photoshoot with @itsclo3d. #wwdfashion (📸: @cjw.photo)
“Shudu is a digital supermodel, a very glamour and amazing woman. But she’s 3-D,” says Cameron-James Wilson, a fashion photographer and the creature of @shudu.gram. Here, Shudu wears @cushnieetochs for her debut fashion editorial. #wwdfashion (📷: @cjw.photo)
“It is the fierce female performances that came before me that made be able to clearly identify for myself what it was that I wanted to do, what kind of artist I wanted to be, what kind of films I wanted to make,” said @brielarson at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards. See more pictures from the event on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Matt Baron)