2013 WWD Apparel & Retail CEO Summit

NEW YORK — The fashion landscape is transforming at lightning speed. How to cope with that transformation — and even lead it — is the focus of the 17th WWD Apparel & Retail CEO Summit at The Pierre hotel.

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The designer addressed the dinner crowd at the WWD Apparel and Retail CEO Summit on Monday evening.

The editor in chief of Vogue and artistic director of Condé Nast was interviewed by CBS Corp.’s chief executive officer.

The company is betting big on mobile and on recruiting and training young talent — as well as its private brands.

In its 90-plus-year existence, the brand has seen quite some change, the most recent one strategically implemented and spearheaded by current president and ceo.

Kraft discussed leadership, 20 years of ownership and coach Bill Belichick with WWD’s executive editor Bridget Foley.

The site’s ceo told the audience that Asos has more than one million unique visits a day, with more than 30 percent of those visits from a mobile device.

The platform’s senior director of business opportunities made a case for how mobile is changing the way fashion is being created and consumed.

WWD’s executive editor Bridget Foley interviewed the designer on his roles as creative director of Alexander Wang, and creative director of Balenciaga.

You can learn from your counterfeiters and take back your lost revenue, the general manager of MarkMonitor told summit attendees.

In her talk, entitled, “Are fashion stores out of fashion….Or a competitive weapon in the digital age?” Remy spoke about the changing retail landscape.

Executives are sent on periodic “transformational intellectual journeys,” as the firm’s ceo called them, which are often well outside VF’s comfort zones.

When Ullman rejoined the retailer as chief executive officer last April, he quickly drew up a laundry list of 30 things that needed fixing.

The accessories firm’s incoming chief executive officer reflected on its past, as well as its next evolutionary phase to becoming a lifestyle brand.

The company’s journey to enlightenment began in 2010, when it changed its name, which Krill saw as an opportunity to create a vision and purpose for the future.

E-commerce and fashion sales to younger women are the silver linings of a generally dark economic picture, according to MasterCard Advisors’ Sarah Quinlan.

The panelists discussed where the ultimate responsibility lies for a series of garment factory tragedies over the last year.

The cool fashion site for twentysomething young women hit close to the $130 million range in annual volume last year.

Retail and fashion executives facing a landscape that’s always in flux might find their own past successes are their worst enemy.

The chairman and chief executive officer of Fifth & Pacific shared some of the thinking behind the company’s difficult road to reinvention.

The company’s seven nameplates continue to service a shopper in smaller communities around the country even as back office duties have been consolidated.