Industry leaders gathered at The Pierre hotel in Manhattan for the WWD CEO Summit to discuss the consumer, the state of business and the challenges of the fashion calendar.
The market-beating performance helped propel Kering’s revenues up 10 percent in the third quarter to 3.18 billion euros, or $3.54 billion.
Riccardo Pozzoli has helped turn Chiara Ferragni’s The Blonde Salad into a multimillion dollar business that includes a media platform, e-commerce destination and footwear collection.
The ceo says the company is aggressively investing to energize its department stores.
Hannah Bronfman, who’s amassed about 400,000 followers across the social media platforms, is building a lifestyle brand.
Sarah Quinlan, senior vice president of market insights, explains.
Neiman Marcus Group veteran Jim Gold advocates product innovation, smart pricing, speed to market and rethinking the fashion shows.
Diane von Furstenberg didn’t hold back while talking with WWD’s executive editor Bridget Foley about the buy-now-wear-now debate, Kanye West’s Randall’s Island fashion show debacle and the long-range outlook for an eroding job market.
The ceo discussed such topics as the tourism slowdown, the balancing of creativity and commercialism and the ouster of John Galliano.