Mindy Grossman made an unexpected — though symbolic — move in her first week on the job at HSN.
“I tore down every parking sign that said ‘vendor’ and changed it to ‘partner,’” Grossman recalled. “It was indicative of the type of culture that we wanted to have.”
That was May 2006. Six years on and the chief executive officer has done more than just update the parking lot at HSN’s Saint Petersburg, Fla., headquarters. Grossman successfully revamped HSN from the ground up, not just giving the corporate culture a jolt, but also transforming the network from a cacophonous home-shopping channel into a dynamic, multimedia destination that perfectly blends commerce with entertainment.
Peter Kim's Los Angeles-based premium denim line has always had its finger on the pulse of youth. This season, novelty is back in a way reminiscent of early Aughts, with studs, lace-ups, racing waxed denim and more. For more highlights if some of the key brands at the Vegas trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: Patrick Gray; Styles by @thealexbadia; Story by @karihamanaka and @marcy_wwd)
"I was driving back on Saturday afternoon from the beach, and I just saw this sign saying 'Skydiving for $95.' And I was like, I can't not sky dive for $95," says Tom Bateman about a moment in Hawaii while shooting "Snatched." #wwdeye (📷: @vsteves; Interview by @ktauer; Styled by @thealexbadia)