By  on October 26, 2016

“The Future of Clothes” was supposed to be the topic for the closing session, a roundtable conversation between Marc Jacobs, Norma Kamali and Joseph Altuzarra, led by WWD’s executive editor Bridget Foley. Instead it turned into a sprawling and lively discussion on the current realities of being a luxury designer with some very strong opinions on a range of issues and concepts — new and classic — that have become industry obsessions, among them technology, e-commerce, see-now-buy-now and “modern.”

The question about the meaning of “modern” in relation to clothes kicked things off. “I think timeless style is modern, and feeling good and relevant is modern,” Kamali said. “I think modern can also mean what the future can look like for clothing.”

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