“We want to democratize custom clothing. And we’re trying to build the first lifestyle custom-clothing brand so we can be a one-stop shop for the modern man.” — Jamal Motlagh of Acustom Apparel
“We need to stop calling them pre-collections. They started out as in-between collections, but they’re now creative, independent collections with a real story to tell.” — Kris Van Assche, creative director of Dior Homme.
Karim Sadli for Dior Homme
Cannes Film Festival Chopard 2014
“Are you going to exchange mine?” — French actress Bérénice Bejo on the new Palme d’Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
WWD Bird store 2014 Jennifer Mankins Williamsburg
“I mean, I sell a lot of clogs, that’s what represents the Brooklyn lifestyle,” — Jennifer Mankins owner of Bird in Brooklyn.
Bangladesh Buriganga River
“It is not countable, our profits compared to the environmental loss, it is uncountable. [The industry] has been here 50 or 60 years and the river has been destroyed.” — BTA chairman Mohammad Shaheen Ahmed.
Memo Memopad Kristen Dunst Coppola W
“As a kid, I loved magazines. That’s where I got a lot of my interest in photography and fashion. I remember as a kid W being so glamorous and it being so different from my reality.” — Sofia Coppola on guest editing a special edition of W magazine.
Oscar de la Renta Paperless Post
“Stationery is sort of an accessory — and when you think about what people send invites for, it’s a natural extension for the their brand,” — Paperless Post cofounder James Hirschfeld on working with more fashion designers.
Burberry Kerry Centre store WWD retail 2014
“Fewer people are going into the stores — this is a factor for the industry as a whole. But conversion is up, and digital is outperforming.” — Carol Fairweather, Burberry