“He knows what it takes to go through this process.” — Pierre-Yves Roussel, chairman and ceo of LVMH Fashion Group, on Sebastian Suhl joining Marc Jacobs.
“We really wanted to attack Zara and H&M head on.” — Rent the Runway’s cofounder and chief executive officer Jennifer Hyman.
“I’ve always felt a sense of importance with fashion. I remember being in sixth grade and taking great pride in picking my clothes out. That’s when I figured out most people didn’t know how to iron.” — Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.
“It is amazing. He’s just so beautiful and handsome to me, and I love that his eyeballs are so beautifully captured because those eyes just knock me out every day. He just gets better every year. He’s just like a lost gem in the sand, and he’s just always been there and been brilliant, and now this is just in a different light.” — Jennifer Aniston on fiancé Justin Theroux at his Details cover party.
“I think there’s been too much sensitivity to [magazine] closures. Every business has to go through that sense of reinvention. It’s a decision you don’t take lightly, but there’s nothing wrong with shuttering a magazine and shifting those resources and creating a new product….there seems to be a lot of drama around that in the magazine business, and frankly there should not be.” — Hearst’s David Carey.
“There are pockets in New York that we have not captured. We have nothing south of SoHo. There are pockets on the Upper West Side and pockets in the boroughs. We’re going to do more in the boroughs and more in Manhattan. We’re going to be very active.” — Daniel Kulle, president of H&M North America.
“Brands don’t want to leave Berlin, and if we need to seek a new format, we will. Berlin is solid. The German economy is superstrong, and Berlin is the most progressive and youngest city, which won’t change.” — Premium founder Anita Tillmann.
“From new events to new lines to a complete redesign of our entire layout, this show will be bigger, bolder and better than ever.” — Miami SwimShow & Lingerie Show organizer Judy Stein.
“For shows, you have to be tiny. That’s why I was 16 [when I was] doing them… But I couldn’t do shows anymore, and no one really knew what to do with me.” — 19-year-old model Hailey Clauson on taking a break from the runway after her body changed during puberty.
“Hopefully we’ll fare better than the World Cup U.S. team.” — Public School’s Dao-Yi Chow on representing the U.S. at the Woolmark Prize’s international final.
“I remember seven or eight years ago, maybe six years ago, I was drinking and chatting with a senior executive of Wal-Mart. I said that in 10 years, Alibaba’s sales revenues will surpass Wal-Mart’s. He said, ‘Young man, you have a vision, but take it slow. It will probably take at least 50 years.’ Today, we are getting closer and closer.” — Jack Ma speaking at a conference organized by Japanese telecom and technology company SoftBank Corp.
“It’s not just for the creativity, because they’re all creative, it was about understanding how to try to be here in five years.” — Roland Mouret on judging the Woolmark Australia finals.
“Everyone has fashion envy. Everyone can relate to that feeling of looking at an editorial, for example — or a friend, or the runway, for that matter — wanting to steal something exactly as you’re seeing it, or something similar.” — Kate Bosworth, who this week unveiled her new app Style Thief.
“As word about those companies is starting to get out, you’re hearing more people who weren’t looking at Africa before saying to themselves, well, if those companies are going there now, what do they know that I don’t? So they’re starting to explore Africa as an option.” — Steve Lamar, executive vice president of the American Apparel and Footwear Association, at Source Africa.
“Today, an online fashion company built five years ago can have a bigger valuation than an offline fashion company that has been around for 30 years.” — Enrico Beltramini, a former Gucci corporative executive and founder of the Fashion Technology Accelerator
“If you speak to consumers about what buying a counterfeit item supports — child labor, the drug trade, money laundering and terrorism — they would be horrified.” — Valerie Salembier, ceo of the Authentics Foundation
“I can’t define my career, sorry.” — Yasmin Sewell, a fixture on the British fashion scene with experience in retailing, design, consulting and creative direction, who’s developing a private-label capsule collection with Barneys.
“What I’m working on is creating a world.” — Tomas Maier on Bottega Veneta’s new fragrance, Knot.
“I was struck from my first interview that this is a company that’s always chosen the harder right over the easier wrong.” — Chip Bergh, ceo of Levi’s
“The world market is anticipating a strong decline in the market price of cotton between July and December.” — Thomas Reinhart, head of sourcing in China for cotton trader Paul Reinhart AG.
“If you don’t like cookies, you might not have a soul.” — Scott Sternberg who developed custom cookies for his Band of Outsiders runway shows.
“Nothing can bring back my sister who los her life in the building. But at least we can believe that there is some justice.” — Bangladeshi worker Hafeeza Begum, on the indictment of 18 people, including owners, of the Rana Plaza factory which collapsed in April.
“We think we can double this business within five years.” — Arnold Brant Silverstone, ceo of Hickey Freeman.
“Big company structures often get in the way. You can overcome it by behaving in a way that’s personalized and small.” — Seth Farbman, Gap Inc.