Ahead of the release next week of a “speed to market” survey by McKinsey & Co. Inc. in partnership with WWD, Jennifer Schmidt, senior partner at McKinsey, shared some of the conclusions drawn from the research as well as some actionable steps retailers and fashion brands can take to improve supply chains and reduce long lead times.
The report, which will be released during the WWD Apparel & Retail CEO Summit, was based on a survey of industry executives and was conducted as the market adapts to changes in consumer behavior. Researchers at McKinsey assert that retailers and brands need improved lead times as well as to leverage consumer data and insights — and many do, but perhaps not enough.
Cosmetics entrepreneur Charlotte Tilbury came face to face with one of her inspirations when Queen Elizabeth handed her an MBE, or Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, at Buckingham Palace earlier today. #wwdbeauty
Stella McCartney has been designing wedding looks for customers, friends, family — and herself — for years.
And now, leveraging the success of the dress she designed for the Duchess of Sussex’s wedding reception in May, McCartney is launching, Made with Love, a bridal line including eight dresses and an ivory tuxedo, reports @natalietheodosi . “I feel very protective over the bride, because I know what it was like when I got married, and for me to do my own wedding dress. There are moments that are so personal and private, so emotional and loaded with many different issues,” McCartney told WWD in an interview in June. “I think we are really blessed to have the emotional trust with a woman. She’ll come in and feel the love that we put into everything. What she chooses can be conventional or unconventional. It’s a personal experience.” #wwdnews