Fashion marketers are increasingly being pressured to push beyond the bounds of traditional, reason-based market research to mount campaigns that strike more resonant notes in the psyches and souls of consumers — and move them to buy apparel.
MARCHON TAKES FENDI GLOBAL: Marchon Eyewear will take over the global license for Fendi eyewear effective January 2005. It was previously held by Italian eyewear firm De Rigo. Marchon has been the manufacturer and distributor for Fendi eyewear…
PARIS — Groupe Clarins’ license for the U.S. distribution of Procter & Gamble’s fragrance brands Giorgio, Hugo Boss, Jean Patou, Lacoste and Valentino won’t be renewed when it expires on Dec. 31, 2005.
HE’S IN THE BACK: Prada chief executive Patrizio Bertelli’s front-row seat at the men’s Jil Sander show in Milan Tuesday night was conspicuously vacant, which left some attendees wondering whether the empty spot…
LONDON — Stephen Marks, the founder and business mind behind the U.K. clothing label French Connection, plans to give up majority control of the company by slashing his stake to just under 43 percent in order to finance a divorce…
"I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to dress the First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama. Thank you Michelle for all of the things you have done for America and for the rest of the world, for the women in the United States and the rest of the world," said Donatella Versace in a statement about the rose gold chain mail gown she designed for the final State Dinner hosted by he Obamas tonight.
Remembering Bill Cunningham: editors, designers, philanthropists and socialites gathered at Carnegie Hall Monday afternoon to remember the late photographer. Click link in bio for more information on the @nytimes-organized event. (📷: @lexieblacklock)
What defines good and bad taste in fashion? "The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined" exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery in London is exploring just that. For an exclusive inside look at the exhibition, click link in bio.
Karl Lagerfeld took inspiration from high-tech - robots, cables, digital graphics - for @chanelofficial's spring 2017 collection. Click link in bio to see all the bags, shoes and hats from the Chanel show at #PFW. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
A visit to the Shetland Islands inspired Sarah Burton's lineup packed with Scottish motifs (kilts, chunky knits, lace) that bridged tender and tough. See WWD's full review of @alexandermcqueen's spring collection at WWD.com. #PFW (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)