At least one onboard cruise retail operator seems to have figured out the value-creation proposition — experience and discovery — that on-land, brick-and-mortar stores haven’t yet been able to do in the new age of shifting consumer shopping preferences, and it doesn’t have much to do with technology.
Beth Neumann, president and chief executive officer of Starboard Cruise Services, is quick to acknowledge that she has the advantage because her onboard retail teams can build relationships “in ways we can never do on land, where the focus is transactional and often times no more than two hours long.”
“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