WWD’s day in quotes from today’s edition.
“My generation broke out in the Sixties. One of the great battle cries of the Sixties was girls wearing jeans. If I could capture that Baby Boomer audience, there’s a million golden memories in every pant leg.” — Diane Gilman, on her 20th anniversary at HSN.
“I was inspired to bring the humor back to the collection….show some flesh and encourage women to be themselves. Fashion has been a little oppressive of late.” — Stella McCartney on her resort collection.
“Many of our brands will share. More people in the organization will work on one brand. They can touch more than one business. Magazines sharing resources — you will see that across Hearst.” — David Carey, president of Hearst Magazines.
“I thought it was a shoe.” — Pamela Skiast-Levy co-founder of Juicy Couture, reminiscing about the time former ceo Paul Charron asked Skiast-Levy and her partner Gela Nash-Taylor about their IT platform.
“It was something that we knew we wanted to do because I love watches. It was a natural extension.” — Tory Burch on teaming with Fossil Group to launch her first watch collection.
“We’ll be at the forefront of innovation and technology. To do all this, we need to move fast. That’s why we’re piloting so many things around the world. We acquired 14 companies in the last three years.” — Doug McMillon, president and chief executive officer of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
“Buyers have been [somewhat positive] for the last few years, but people are now really responding to the reality that business is moving forward. Each year, we look back and think, ‘We did all right’ but yet it’s as if we can’t believe it.” — Greg Kwiat, ceo of Kwiat on jewelry firms embracing a rebounding economy at the Couture and JCK jewelry shows.
“Today, the celebrities have changed. They’re more aware of the cameras. I like stars being themselves instead of posing where you get a phony expression. I keep my distance.” — photographer Ron Galella. He has a new book out, “New York,” of memorable photos from his vast archives.
“Everyone knows cinched waists and big shoulders, but there’s so much more than that. Anything that makes a woman look strong and beautiful, elegant and sexy — they’re all relevant.” — David Koma, on designing his first collection for Mugler.
“Deciding to work with Belstaff was the easiest decision to make, as I already have a few vintage Belstaff classic jackets in my wardrobe. That, coupled with the fact I’m a biker, made it a perfect fit.” — David Beckham on his capsule collection for Belstaff.
“It’s one of those really magical gardens in New York City. You don’t imagine it’s here in the middle of the city.” — Liya Kebede attending the Stella McCartney resort presentation at the Elizabeth Street Garden in Manhattan’s Little Italy.
“You get these phone calls from Steven a couple of times a year and he usually prefaces it ‘You’re going to say no,’ but I sort of surprised him and instinctually and immediately jumped on it.” — Band of Outsiders founder Scott Sternberg on CFDA’s Steven Kolb suggesting the brand’s partnership with Starbucks for a collection of mugs.
“Everyone at Vanity Fair is very nervous because I really don’t know where the line is. That fine line — I’m very confused where that line is.” — Michael Carl, Vanity Fair’s fashion market director, on his new video series on YouTube.