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WWD’s day in quotes from today’s edition.
“I’m trying to create a whole world, a feeling and a strong identity. I always want to move on and push each collection forward with the fabrication, the refinement and the creativity.” — Simone Rocha.
“I focus on subtraction, I try to reafﬁrm a certain idea of purity.” — Gabriele Colangelo.
“What you do on Facebook is not what you do on Twitter or Instagram. You should have very specific strategies and creative across each platform.” — Jason Wagenheim, Teen Vogue’s publisher.
“In traditional journalism, the motto was, ‘If it bleeds, it leads.’ Social media is very different. What people want to share are positive stories.” — Arianna Huffington.
“There are people who just run through. I was there last week to guide some people around. It’s nice to see how people walk through the exhibition. There were two French ladies who were really only watching the small videos of my old fashion shows and commenting on them, like the two old men from ‘The Muppet Show.’ It was like that. ‘Colors and fabrics are good, but the shapes are not a strong point.’” — Dries Van Noten.
“When I heard that they [the designers] had been condemned to a year and a half, I thought, ‘Wow, they must have really done something serious.’ But then I realized that they did not actually manage the company, they signed the deals because they were the owners, but never actively intervened.” — Milan general prosecutor Gaetano Santamaria on the Dolce and Gabbana tax trial.
“Retail is in our sights. When and where, we don’t know yet. Men’s [sportswear] is in the future, absolutely. Accessories, of course.” — Jeff Rudes, chief executive officer J Brand.