Sidney Toledano, Pandora, Farfetch and Inditex join Ralph Lauren as WWD honorees.
HBC sees Burstell engaged in bringing innovative concepts to all of its divisions.
Companies approaching the market with out-of-date digital technology risk falling out of step with consumers, particularly the younger ones.
Ethical sourcing, Made in America and the search for low-cost production alternatives to China remain the top priorities for fashion companies.
Along with a handful of high-profile private equity partners, the publishing veteran has founded a company that will produce televised event shows.
The new collaboration will grow to 35 pieces from 22 and will include a growing range of accessories and casual footwear for women and men.