By  on September 4, 2018

WWD: Sum up the state of American fashion as you see it.

Steven Kolb: It’s a bigger story — I think it’s the state of global fashion. There are four big cities and a lot of emerging cities. If you stay focused on the four majors, we’ve seen a big shift and change in the way business is done, and we’ve seen the influence of technology and how we do business. I would say each of the cities probably has different challenges, but I wouldn’t isolate this necessarily to an American story. Those hard borders that existed 20, 30 years ago really aren’t there that much anymore; it’s so fluid. We’ve seen that in the ways designers are showing at fashion week, shifting around, going to a city, bouncing back to a home city. So to me I see it as a much bigger global change.

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