Beauty Forced to Confront Racism

clock June 5, 2020Alexa Tietjen and Allison Collins and Ellen Thomas


Voices of Fashion's Black Creatives on the Work to Be Done

clock June 5, 2020Andrew Shang and Victor Vaughns Jr. and Thomas Waller and Luis Campuzano and Emily Mercer and Rosemary Feitelberg


Bottega Veneta Taps Designer Matthieu Blazy

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free spirits, fashion revolution, GFX, sustainability

Business Features

Fashion’s Free Spirits, Past and Future

The woman who coined EcoFashion in 1995, the “swap king,” and the women of color bridging sustainable lifestyles back to ancestral roots.

clock April 22, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

COVID-19 communication

Business Features

In Crisis Management Mode? Consider the Virtues of Vulnerability

Managers who allow themselves to be vulnerable while practicing empathy are the ones who succeed, according to experts.

clock April 20, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

A general view of department store Debenhams in Central London, Britain, 13 April 2020. Debenhams, that was founded in the 18th century, recently filed for fell into administration and also closed its 142 UK stores, in line with government guidance on coronavirus. Britons can only leave their homes for essential reasons or may be fined, in order to reduce the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus which causes the Covid-19 disease.Coronavirus in Britain, London, United Kingdom - 13 Apr 2020

Business Features

Questions of Recession, Consumer Spending and the Supply Chain

The economic outlook is dim, and there may not be a path to recovery until 2021.

clock April 16, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Steve Dennis

Business Features

In Latest Book, Industry Veteran Explores Retail Essentials for Success

Steve Dennis is a keynote speaker, author and consultant, and former executive at the Neiman Marcus Group and Sears Holdings Corp.

clock April 15, 2020WWD Staff

A man looks into the closed offices of the New York State Department of Labor in Brooklyn, New York, USA, on 03 April 2020. The unemployment rate in the United States for March was reported to have risen to 4.4%, according numbers released to day by the U.S. Department of Labor, as the national economy begins to show the large impact from state and city responses to the coronavirus pandemic. New York City is still considered the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States and hospital workers dealing with Covid-19 patients are struggling with a limited supply of protective equipment.New York Coronavirus Unemployment, Brooklyn, USA - 03 Apr 2020

Business Features

U.S. CFOs Expect More COVID-19-Fueled Layoffs

PwC polled U.S. and Mexican business executives to gauge their sentiment on labor head count and investments.

clock April 13, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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Business Features

In Crisis Management, Why the Future Is as Important as the Here and Now

Best practices for business leaders includes “accepting loss” and visualizing a post-COVID-19 world.

clock April 13, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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Business Features

As COVID-19 Tests C-level Mettle, Change Management Takes Center Stage

As COVID-19 tests the management skills of leaders in fashion and retail, communication and flexibility is essential.

clock April 7, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

An aerial photo made with a drone shows the Kohl's department store at the now closed Gurnee Mills Mall in Gurnee, Illinois, USA, 20 March 2020. The mall owner, Simon Property Group has closed the mall after many stores reduced hours or closed completely due to the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 which causes the Covid-19 disease.Gurnee Mills Mall closes due to Coronavirus Covid-19, USA - 20 Mar 2020


As Companies Draw Down Cash, Analyst Sees Retailers Operating for ‘Months’

Companies are drawing down cash, and retailers could operate for several months in the current environment.

clock March 31, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

A man works from home in Madrid, Spain, 17 March 2020 (issued 18 March 2020). Spanish working parents must try to keep their kids entertained at home while they remote work amid an unprecedented public health crisis in Spain.Millions of Spanish school children stuck at home, Madrid, Spain - 17 Mar 2020

Business Features

Surviving and Thriving in Quarantine: 3 Ways Businesses Can Turn Time Into Opportunity

Eric Nalbone, head of Marketing at Drum, says small businesses can use this time to take on tasks that will strengthen a company in the long run.

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Tech Solutions, Strategies Help Brands and Retailers Manage Crisis

Solution providers are also offering free and enhanced services to help companies manage the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

clock March 24, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz and Alexandra Pastore

The coronavirus fallout is hitting Wall Street hard.

Business Features

Can Your Business Thrive Despite Economic Challenges Like Coronavirus?

Paul Sparrow, area managing partner and chief marketing officer at Chief Outsiders, offers a model for reading and planning for economic hiccups.

clock March 18, 2020Paul Sparrow

gender parity

Business Features

With Start-ups, Gender Parity Correlates to Better Performance

Seattle-based WestRiver Group gathered empirical evidence that showed gender, racial and ethnic parity can bolster the value of companies.

clock March 16, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz


Human Resources

Survey Shows Lack of Employee Engagement

A survey by Achievers revealed the reasons employees are dissatisfied with their current employers.

clock January 31, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Extinction Rebellion activists demonstrate outside the Foreign Office ahead of Victoria Beckham's show at the London Fashion Week. Protesters call for the British Fashion Council to cancel London Fashion Week until it can be sustainable in the face of climate crisis and ecological emergency.Extinction Rebellion protest, London Fashion Week, London, UK - 15 Sep 2019

Business Features

As Agitated Citizens Rise Up, Business is Disrupted

Global protests are expected to continue throughout 2020.

clock December 26, 2019Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Executive Leadership

Human Resources

The Growth of Executive Leadership

Industry experts share insights on the changing face of the executive c-suite.

clock December 5, 2019Alexandra Pastore

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Beauty Companies Donate to Black Lives Matter

clock June 5, 2020Alexa Tietjen

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