If it wasn’t for Van Heusen, there would be no Tommy or Calvin — at least not for PVH Corp.
The revenue generated by the dress furnishings division, led by Van Heusen, the country’s largest-selling dress shirt brand, has provided the corporation with the stability and assets it needed to acquire two high-profile designer brands over the past decade. “If it wasn’t for the cash flows and the consistency of the heritage business, we wouldn’t own Calvin and Tommy today,” said Emanuel Chirico, chief executive officer of PVH.
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?"