“We’ve really gone after the athletic business…it’s just unbelievably strong compared to what we used to do.” — Terry J. Lundgren, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Macy’s Inc. on the Activewear market.
“The brand is rock ’n’ roll. For me, it’s a lifestyle, giving me the freedom to break the rules and do what you want and not always be politically correct.” — Philipp Plein on opening his first New York store.
“You can bend them and shape them and polish them like jewels, and that’s making them fresh. I think there was a lot of boredom in the evening market of the last several years….I was one of the bored people.” — Rauwolf designer Kristine Johannes.
“Sunglasses are the quick way to achieve glamour. Day-to-day, I usually wear little more than a swipe of red lipstick and a pair of shades.” — Dita Von Teese on her new eyewear line.
“I was inspired by the buildings of architect Tadao Ando and traditional Japanese kimonos.” — Kenta Matsushige, 25, before winning the Première Vision Grand Prize at the 29th edition of the Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography.
“I found out somehow my work as a musician and a director made sense with his work as a designer. Because we have the same love for formalism and craft, and a sense of sobriety, too.” — Yoann Lemoineon working with Kris Van Assche.
“If fast fashion didn’t exist, we wouldn’t need a summit in Copenhagen.” — Livia Firth, creative director of Eco Age and founder of the Green Carpet Challenge.
It is “critical for brands to identify the most relevant parts of those popular sites for reaching shoppers.” — BCG study, titled “The Chinese Digital Consumer in a Multichannel World.”
“It’s so unbelievable what’s going on downtown with the Freedom Tower and the World Trade Center Memorial. Every 10 blocks you go, there’s a new neighborhood.” — Lily Garfield, founder of beauty emporium Cos Bar.