Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is hoping to recapture both its merchandising cool and its operational superiority through emphasis on greater speed and more thorough testing.
Throughout a two-hour presentation to analysts Wednesday, A&F executives echoed the theme established by Michael Jeffries, chairman and chief executive officer, in his introductory remarks. He noted the “new need to be faster” would apply to areas ranging from product development and its supply chain to online order fulfillment.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"