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.
To celebrate Pride 2018, @themarcjacobs released the #GratefulNotHateful campaign, a social media initiative aimed at extending Pride beyond the parade. Inspired by Jacobs’ everyday outlook, the campaign features Jacobs along with a group of models and social media stars who are members and supporters of the LGBT community, all seen wearing @marcbeauty’s Highliner Gel Eye Crayons in colors of the rainbow. Head to our Instagram stories to see close-ups of the liner. #wwdbeauty
Virgil Abloh’s dad Nee and Don Crawley, cofounder of RSVP Gallery, were some of the hometown crew at the Chicago-born designer’s debut show for Louis Vuitton. (📸: @jdiderich ) #wwdmens #louisvuitton #virgilabloh
About last night: @marycharteris and @adwoaaboah hit up Hyde Park for the Serpentine Galleries’ annual summer party held in partnership with @chanelofficial. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
“This is Paris, my first show. I’m all about democracy. If some kid shows up, flew from New Jersey to just be around, let’s get him a seat.” — @virgilabloh tells WWD’s @jdiderich ahead of his first show for @louisvuitton men’s. (📸: @alfredo_piola ) #wwdmens #virgilabloh #louisvuitton
“Kate Spade was a true fashion icon who brought joy to the lives of women around the world, and inspired women to live life to the fullest. We are dedicated to carrying on her legacy,” said Anna Bakst, brand president and chief executive officer of @katespadeny. The Kate Spade Foundation announced that it will be donating $1 million to suicide prevention and mental health awareness in tribute to the recent death of Kate Spade. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @chinseephoto)
A first look at @virgilabloh’s sneakers for @louisvuitton. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion 📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim