TOKYO — When Hitoshi Yoshida took over as president of storied Japanese jewelry company Mikimoto nearly six years ago, his first and broadest goal was to shore up its once untouchable brand value, which had taken a hit starting with the 2008 financial crisis. But he soon learned that — at least in Japan — this would prove a less daunting task than many may have anticipated.
“After about a year the number of customers from overseas started to increase a lot and our performance also improved, so the will and ambition of those working for us gradually and naturally increased without me even having to do anything,” Yoshida said.
“I’m looking forward to jumping into the creative process and exploring fashion through a different lens,” said actor Michael B. Jordan exclusively to WWD about becoming the first face of @coach ‘s men’s business. Not only will the actor appear in its global ad campaigns, but he will also create a capsule with designer Stuart Vevers. Tap the link in our bio to learn more. #wwdfashion
“The name of the show is GP — giant pockets,” said Karl Lagerfeld pre-show, in his backstage meeting room at @Fendi to Bridget Foley. @Bellahadid was one of the many famous faces who graced the catwalk including @Gigihadid, @Adwoaaboah, and yes, even @Kendalljenner. #wwdfashion
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“We are obsessed with Fendi and we want to share this obsession,” said CEO Serge Brunschwig to WWD. @Fendi will be releasing a new capsule collection Oct. 16 centered around the Fendi/Fila logo created by Instagram artist @Hey_reilly. Further proving the logo trend isn’t going anywhere. Link in our bio for more details. #wwdfashion