Thom Browne has joined the lineup of retailers and designers at the upcoming Fairchild Fashion Media Men’s Wear Summit.
The theme of this year’s event will be “Redefining the Modern Man,” and the daylong session will be held Wednesday, March 20 at the Asia Society in New York City.
Speakers will address how a perfect storm of economic factors, technological advancements and cultural phenomena has created a new breed of man: smart, strategic, stylish and driven. His presence has changed the men’s wear market, and successful brands are transforming their business models to address the needs of this powerful new consumer. Speakers will touch on the effective utilization of multiple sales channels and how to provide an authentic customer experience at every step in the process.
Among the confirmed speakers are Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, founders of Opening Ceremony and creative directors of Kenzo; Douglas Ewert, president and chief executive officer of The Men’s Wearhouse; Kevin Carrigan, global creative director for ck Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans and Calvin Klein; Durand Guion, vice president and men’s fashion director for Macy’s, and blogger and photographer Scott Schuman, founder of The Sartorialist. Eric Jennings, vice president and men’s fashion director of Saks Fifth Avenue; Courtney Colavita, worldwide director of social media for Gucci, and Nickelson Wooster, senior vice president of product development and design for J.C. Penney Co. Inc., will also be presenters at the event.
There will also be a roundtable discussion on the impact and opportunities of being Made in the USA featuring designer Billy Reid, Kent Kilroe, managing director of Freemans Sporting Club, and Maurizio Donadi, chief creative officer of Bedrock Creative Office. The session will be led by Michael Williams, founder and editor of A Continuous Lean.
For tickets and further information on attending, contact Patricia Reidy at 212-630-5926 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taking the final spot on the mens’ portion of New York Fashion Week calendar next month will be none other than @tomford. Though he’s shown his men’s wear in New York in the past, this will mark the first time the designer has shown his men’s collection alone during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. His runway show will debut on February 6 at the Park Avenue Armory. #wwdfashion
London-based couture house @ralphandrusso has certainly been in the spotlight, having its dresses worn by @beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Meghan Markle in her engagement photos and more. For couture, Tamara Ralph focused on ornamentation — think: feathers with chain mail, jet embroidery and clusters of pearls and crystals. See the rest of the collection on WWD.com #wwdfashion #couture (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
Minnie Mouse celebrated her 90th birthday by getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For her celebratory luncheon, @coach’s creative director @stuartvevers dressed her in a custom made prairie dress, complete with Vever’s take on the polka dot – black sequined versions – under a cropped motorcycle jacket. The designer also put his own mark on Minnie’s classic red shoes, infusing the color with sparkles and adding some Coach crystals. “We chose colors that were very Minnie and also represented quintessential Coach elements,” said Vevers. #wwdfashion #nationalpolkadotday (📷: George Chinsee)
@nickjonas is unveiling his first-ever apparel collection through a partnership with John Varvatos. The limited-edition capsule, which makes its debut in spring, also marks the first time the designer has collaborated with anyone on a line. “The process in working with Nick is amazing. It’s inspiring to be around someone who is not only connected with the trade that they do, but also with what’s happening in the environment around him, and how that connects to what we do with style,” said Varvatos. (RG: @johnvarvatos) #wwdfashion
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)