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Retail

A&F Finds 'Growing Up' Tough Now that Sex No Longer Sells

Abercrombie is aging its models to show it is no longer a "teen" brand; company reported a Q2 loss.

clock 5hVicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

Through her Instagram account, Barbie “produces” sponsored content.

clock 23mMaghan McDowell

Fashion

Costume Institute's Next Subject Said to Be Rei Kawakubo

The exhibit next spring would be only the second the Met has devoted to a living designer.

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Overview

Buoyed by the continued strength of men’s wear sales at retail, industry executives attending Fairchild Fashion Media’s Men’s Wear Summit were in high spirits.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Designer and Luxury

Men’s Wear Classics: Designer Dish

Todd Snyder, Tim Coppens and Ovadia & Sons have emerged as some of the best new talent in men’s wear today.

clock April 4, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion

The Roaring Twenties: John Dunn Talks ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ Fashion

The costume designer discussed the ins and outs of wardrobing the HBO show and how the Twenties-inspired characters are influencing men’s fashion.

clock April 4, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

VF Corp.’s Karen Murray on Brand Evolution

Executive highlighted the importance of understanding, responding to and leading change in today’s technology-driven world.

clock April 4, 2012David Lipke

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Hugo Boss’ Multipronged Growth Strategy

Brand plans to work closely with its wholesale partners, to expand its own retail network and to push aggressively into emerging markets.

clock April 4, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Retail/Business

The Webster Aids Miami’s Fashion Renaissance

With its sharply edited selection of designer apparel and accessories, the retailer has become a stop on the global retail fashion tour.

clock April 4, 2012Sharon Edelson

Department Stores

Mitchells Looks Outside the Family

“We don’t want to be just a family-driven company,” Bob Mitchell, co-president and head merchant of the Mitchells Family of Stores, said at the summit.

clock April 4, 2012David Moin

Advertising

Bottling a Brand’s Identity: A Case Study

Spirits and fashion have a lot in common, according to Stephen Rust, president of the Catalyst Division of Diageo North America.

clock April 5, 2012Vicki M. Young

Designer and Luxury

Tommy Hilfiger’s Prep School

The designer recounts how he built his brand, which rang up $5.6 billion in worldwide sales at retail last year, with distribution in more than 90 countries.

clock April 5, 2012David Lipke

Designer and Luxury

The Keys to Finding and Developing Talent

Mitchell Kosh of Ralph Lauren Corp. and Harold Reiter of Herbert Mines Associates discussed talent, corporate culture and Lauren’s human resources formula.

clock April 5, 2012David Moin

Clothing/Furnishings

A Continuous Lean: Mining America’s Heritage

A turning point for the blog, Michael Williams said, was the creation of The American List, which points to the brands that make their goods in the U.S.

clock April 5, 2012Amy Wicks

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Topshop Latest to Join Runway-to-Retail Move

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