The rescheduled WWD CEO Summit opens Monday with a lineup of speakers from different corners of the retail and fashion industries.The CEO Summit is being held Monday and Tuesday at The Plaza in Manhattan. Originally scheduled in October, it was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy.Among the roster of ceo’s set to speak are Ron Johnson of J.C. Penney Co. Inc., who is leading the department store through a dramatic top-to-bottom transformation; Emanuel Chirico of PVH Corp.; Andrew Rosen of Theory; J. Christopher Burch of C. Wonder, and David Dyer of Chico’s FAS Inc.There’s also a strong lineup of designers, including Marc Jacobs, who will be the dinner speaker Monday night; Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough of Proenza Schouler, and Karl Lagerfeld.Other speakers include Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand; Huang Hung, ceo of the China Interactive Media Group; Scott Malkin, chairman of Value Retail plc; Cheryl Guerin, senior vice president at MasterCard; Georg Petschnigg, ceo of FiftyThree Inc.; Gary Hamel, professor of the London Business School and director of the Management Information Exchange; R. Shawn Neville, president of Avery Dennison Retail Branding and Information Solutions, and Nathalie Remy, principal at McKinsey & Co.
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