E-commerce innovators, branding virtuosos and the architect of last year’s biggest acquisition — that would be PVH’s purchase of Tommy Hilfiger — were among the keynote speakers at the Fairchild Fashion Group Men’s Wear Industry CEO Summit at the Mandarin Oriental on March 29. More than 200 executives gathered to explore key issues impacting business, including the growth of the accessories market, the proliferation of brand collaborations and how to attract top talent to the fashion sector.
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The Power and Pitfalls of the Acquisition Game
Phillips-Van Heusen’s ceo Emanuel Chirico emphasized the importance of doing due diligence in any transaction.
Building Men’s Sales
Asian markets are key to Coach’s plans to grow its men’s business.
The men’s wear shopper is back, but the recession has changed him.
The Brand Builders
Trey Laird of Laird + Partners, Alex Gonzalez of AR New York and James Gardner of Createthe Group talked brand building, both online and in traditional media.
Breaking the Rules
Bonobos founder Andy Dunn didn’t follow the usual channels to launch his men’s wear label.
Luring Men to the Web
Gilt Man’s goal is nothing short of total domination.
The Key to Attracting Top-Notch Talent
According to a survey of 135 ceos and presidents, the biggest concern expressed was talent acquisition and development.
Collaborations Can Boost the Bottom Line
A panel of retailers and designers discussed the benefits of what’s become a burgeoning, industry-wide strategy.
Doug Williams and Joseph Abboud shared the story of how they rebuilt the Hartmarx business.
Introducing Mr Porter
It looks as though Net-a-Porter’s new men’s wear Web site is going to be a popular guy.
Saturdays Surf Carves Stylish Niche
Josh Rosen’s SoHo shop taps into an urbanite surf culture.
Content and Commerce Converge
Esquire plans to provide its editorial expertise to Clad.com, a new men’s style and e-commerce site owned by J.C. Penney.
Levi’s Focuses on Innovation
Robert Hanson discusses denim giant’s initiatives, both global and local.
The Future of ‘Made in Italy’
Umberto Angeloni, partner and ceo of Caruso SpA, addresses how consumer behavior has changed in the wake of the recession.
The Art of Shaving
Austin Lally, global vice president and franchise leader of Gillette, offers insights to the brand’s success.
Marketing to Men
Matthew Willcox of the Draftfcb Institute of Decision Making gives marketers a leg up.