Fashion

Dior Plots Global Retail Push for Chiuri's First Collection

The initiative combines freestanding pop-ups, partnerships with key retailers and special in-store merchandising.

clock 6hJoelle Diderich and Sharon Edelson

Eye

Franca Sozzani's Mass Draws Designers, Executives in Milan

The Mass was held at the tail end of Milan Fashion Week to remember the late editor in chief of Vogue Italia, who died in December.

clock 16hLuisa Zargani and Alessandra Turra

Business

Warren Buffett Baffled by Retail

The investor praised Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and said he can’t figure out retail.

clock 6hEvan Clark

Business Features

Business Features

Google’s Ruth Ballet Advises Retailers on a Mobile-First Experience, the Potential of AI Technology

Ballet was among the keynote speakers at IMRG’s Fashion Connect conference held in East London.

clock February 24, 2017Lorelei Marfil

Business Features

Urbanization, Digitalization, Work-Life Integration Weighing on Worldwide Economy and Consumers

Fifty-five percent of the global population will live in urban areas this year and the median age will reach 30, according to Euromonitor International research.

clock February 24, 2017Rosemary Feitelberg

Hong Kong, China

Business Features

Cock-a-Doodle-Doo: Year of the Rooster Sees China Luxury Rebound

Repatriation of luxury spending and improving consumer sentiment are seen as a boost.

clock February 24, 2017Luisa Zargani

Valentino Couture Spring 2017

Business Features

Study Finds Italy’s Fashion Industry Well Capitalized and Thriving

These were some of the conclusions of Mediobanca’s annual fashion industry focus research.

clock February 22, 2017Gordon Sorlini

Marco Bizzarri

Business Features

CEO Talks: Marco Bizzarri on Gucci’s Culture of Change

The chief executive officer discusses the brand’s turnaround since he took over two years ago.

clock February 22, 2017Luisa Zargani

Outside the Louvre museum in Paris

Business Features

French Firms: Boost Chinese Travel With More Airlines, Massive Ad Campaign

The Paris region alone welcomed 268,000 fewer visitors from China in 2016.

clock February 21, 2017Robert Williams

The Nike Air VaporMax

Business Features

Nike Ups Innovation With VaporMax

The active giant is pushing forward with a new style that eliminates the foam midsole.

clock February 20, 2017Maghan McDowell

thoroughbreds

Business Features

Think Tank: Fashion Disruptors Need to Think Like a Thoroughbred, Not a Unicorn

Matt Kaden is a managing director for MMG Advisors and a member of New York Fashion Tech Lab’s Expert Network.

clock February 20, 2017Matt Kaden

Consumer spending will be impacted by demographic changes.

Business Features

Spending Trends Seen Shifting With Demographics

Aging Baby Boomers and shifts in immigration patterns will impact spending.

clock February 20, 2017Vicki M. Young

Shoppers browse the Prada and Ferragamo outlets.

Business Features

Influx of Outlet Shopping Hits Hong Kong

After nearly two years of falling retail sales, outlets are springing up — including the city’s first luxury discount shopping complex.

clock February 20, 2017Tiffany Ap

Salvatore Ferragamo CEO Eraldo Poletto

Business Features

Taking A Step Into Ferragamo’s Future

Chief executive officer Eraldo Poletto implements a strategy that aims to move the venerable business forward while keeping an eye on its storied past.

clock February 17, 2017Luisa Zargani

AI marketing

Business Features

Think Tank: Will AI Save Humanity?

Courtney Connell is the marketing director at luxury lingerie brand Cosabella.

clock February 16, 2017Courtney Connell

Guess CEO Victor Herrero

Business Features

Guess CEO Victor Herrero Eyes Global Expansion

Ceo Victor Herrero took the helm in 2015 with an aim toward refocusing the brand and global expansion.

clock February 16, 2017Kari Hamanaka and Khanh T.L. Tran

Business Features

Samsung’s Financing Program Includes Back-Office Support

Samsung works with suppliers with at least $5 million in annual volume.

clock February 16, 2017Vicki M. Young

Paul Marciano

Business Features

Paul Marciano Reflects on 35 Years of Guess

Paul Marciano reflects on the storied brand, its ups and downs, fascination with image and how to keep the company growing.

clock February 16, 2017Marcy Medina

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Spring bags from Michael Kors featured in The Walk campaign.

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Michael Kors Reprises ‘The Walk’ Street-Style Handbag Campaign

clock 6hLisa Lockwood

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