Industry leaders gathered at The Pierre hotel in Manhattan for the WWD CEO Summit to discuss the consumer, the state of business and the challenges of the fashion calendar.
The market-beating performance helped propel Kering’s revenues up 10 percent in the third quarter to 3.18 billion euros, or $3.54 billion.
The merger of Federated Department Stores and May Co. reaped hefty profits from robust sales in the fourth quarter, as well as the year.
Some of the best looks on the Milan runways reinforced a revitalized minimalist message, from austere coats to supple jackets to low-key dresses. But they weren’t the only game in town — feminine, bohemian looks were in play, too.
Regardless of what a retailer was looking for, he or she could find it in Milan.
Politicians could take a few pointers from publicity hound extraordinaire Sienna Miller, who worked her way up and down the front rows of the Emilio Pucci show on Tuesday morning.
There’s a fine line between sticking with a winning formula and becoming formulaic.
Though invested in a business predicated on changing styles, fashion executives often apply their savvy to maintaining the status quo.
Watson joined Starwood as senior director of retail, a new position in which she will develop programs tied to Starwood’s upscale portfolio of 850 properties.
The company’s fragrance sales grew 14.1 percent to 280 million Swiss francs, or $215 million, in the quarter, while its flavors business increased 11.4 percent to 412.1 million, or $316.4 million, against the year-ago period.
WWDMAGIC offered feminine and luxe looks inspired by bohemian moods and the Victorian era during Tuesday’s kickoff.