WWD’s day in quotes from today’s edition.
“We like to create our own rules.” — Nicola Formichetti on showing his first collection for Diesel on Twitter.
“The best thing to happen [to spring] is jumpsuits and rompers. Any brand that’s made a jumpsuit for spring is doing well. We’ve reordered and are trying to get as many units as possible.” — Brooke Jaffe, Bloomingdale’s.
“For the couple that has everything, I’d get them a brand new couch. I heard in Kanye’s remix to ‘Drunk in Love’ that he recently ruined his.” — Rebecca Minkoff on what she would get Kim Kardashian and Kanye West as a wedding gift.
“We would offer Kim and Kanye, the couple who has everything, anonymity. One of the Maison’s most treasured codes.” — Maison Martin Margiela
“Then there’s just understanding how you buy online versus how you buy for stores. You buy somewhat differently. One [product] has to look great in a photograph; the other has to look great in a store.” — Karen Katz, president and chief executive officer of the Neiman Marcus Group.
“Looking ahead, we anticipate pent-up consumer demand for spring apparel to drive sales as warmer weather returns.” — Michael Niemira, vice president of research and chief economist at the International Council of Shopping Centers.
“Boy, she had an appetite for jewelry — I can tell you that. The magic would begin when she was alone in a [private] wood-paneled room with Richard Burton, and she started choosing the jewelry.” — Nicola Bulgari on Elizabeth Taylor.
“This has always been about building a global brand with longevity. And the focus remains on the brand.” — Charlotte Olympia Dellal on Charlotte Olympia’s expansion plans.