2012 Men’s Wear Industry CEO Summit



The 2012 Men’s Wear Industry Summit focused on digital evolution, leadership in a shifting market and rethinking offerings to respond to consumers’ changing tastes.

Videos of the presentations are available at MensSummit12.FORA.tv

 

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The designer recounts how he built his brand, which rang up $5.6 billion in worldwide sales at retail last year, with distribution in more than 90 countries.

Brand will work closely with its wholesale partners, expand its own retail network and push aggressively into emerging markets.

The costume designer discussed the ins and outs of wardrobing the HBO show and how the Twenties-inspired characters are influencing men’s fashion.

“We don’t want to be just a family-driven company,” Bob Mitchell, co-president and head merchant of the Mitchells Family of Stores, said at the summit.

Executive highlighted the importance of understanding, responding to and leading change in today’s technology-driven world.

Eyewear company’s co-chief executive and co-founder Neil Blumenthal talks about the growth and social message of his brand.

The site sells more than 500 brands targeting the young men and women of “verge culture” — the multicultural, tech-savvy and fashion-independent generation.

With its sharply edited selection of designer apparel and accessories, the retailer has become a stop on the global retail fashion tour.

Spirits and fashion have a lot in common, according to Stephen Rust, president of the Catalyst Division of Diageo North America.

Mitchell Kosh of Ralph Lauren Corp. and Harold Reiter of Herbert Mines Associates discussed talent, corporate culture and Lauren’s human resources formula.

A turning point for the blog, Michael Williams said, was the creation of The American List, which points to the brands that make their goods in the U.S.