2013 WWD CEO Summit: The Transformers

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The fashion landscape is transforming at lightning speed. How to cope with that transformation — and even lead it — is the focus of the 17th WWD Apparel & Retail CEO Summit at The Pierre hotel New York.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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De Beers' new IPad app.

Fashion Scoops

De Beers Goes Bespoke

The company is set to debut a custom engagement ring service in all of its boutiques worldwide.

clock October 25, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

The Battery.


The Battery Opens in San Francisco

The 1907 Musto building gets a new lease on life today when it officially opens as the home of The Battery, a new private social club and hotel.

clock October 25, 2013Diane Dorrans Saeks


J. Crew Offers Bonds; Provides Interim Q3 Guidance

The company said Monday that it expects revenues in the period to rise in the range of high-single to low-double digits from $555.8 million last year.

clock October 28, 2013Vicki M. Young

A look from Revo Eyewear.


Danica Patrick Tapped as Revo Eyewear’s Brand Ambassador

Sequential Brands Group and Patrick ring Nasdaq opening bell.

clock October 28, 2013Vicki M. Young

Jeremy Scott

Designer and Luxury

Moschino Names Jeremy Scott Creative Director

His first collection will bow for fall 2014 in Milan.

clock October 28, 2013Luisa Zargani

Designer and Luxury

Altagamma Study Points to Slowdown in Luxury

The priority for companies is to increasingly get to know their customers.

clock October 28, 2013Luisa Zargani

Natalya Poniatowski and Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld


Two x Two for AIDS and Art Raises Funds in Dallas

Two x Two for AIDS and Art is already Dallas’ chicest benefit, and this year style maven Nasiba Adilova managed to ratchet up the quotient even more.

clock October 28, 2013Holly Haber


Men’s Wearhouse Outlines Stand-alone Strategy

The specialty store retailer released an investor update detailing why “Men’s Wearhouse’s stand-alone value proposition is superior to Jos. A. Bank’s proposal.”

clock October 28, 2013Vicki M. Young and Jean E. Palmieri

Victor Luis

Designer and Luxury

WWD CEO Summit: Victor Luis Talks Coach’s Next Chapter

The accessories firm’s incoming chief executive officer reflected on its past, as well as its next evolutionary phase to becoming a lifestyle brand.

clock October 29, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Kay Krill

Ready To Wear

WWD CEO Summit: Kay Krill on Ann Inc.’s Strategic Beliefs

The company’s journey to enlightenment began in 2010, when it changed its name, which Krill saw as an opportunity to create a vision and purpose for the future.

clock October 29, 2013Sharon Edelson

Sarah Quinlan


WWD CEO Summit: The Economic View From MasterCard

E-commerce and fashion sales to younger women are the silver linings of a generally dark economic picture, according to MasterCard Advisors’ Sarah Quinlan.

clock October 29, 2013Evan Clark

Brendan Hoffman


WWD CEO Summit: Brendan Hoffman on Bon-Ton’s Localization Push

The company’s seven nameplates continue to service a shopper in smaller communities around the country even as back office duties have been consolidated.

clock October 29, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Eric C. Wiseman

Business Features

WWD CEO Summit: Eric Wiseman on VF Corp.’s Innovation Mandate

Executives are sent on periodic “transformational intellectual journeys,” as the firm’s ceo called them, which are often well outside VF’s comfort zones.

clock October 29, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Myron “Mike” Ullman

Business Features

WWD CEO Summit: Myron ‘Mike’ Ullman 3rd Gives Penney’s Progress Report

When Ullman rejoined the retailer as chief executive officer last April, he quickly drew up a laundry list of 30 things that needed fixing.

clock October 29, 2013David Moin

Models in vintage Moschino looks from the past 30 years.


Ikram Celebrates Moschino in Chicago

Ikram Goldman, founder of the boutique, and her husband, Josh Goldman, hosted a dinner party Thursday for 70 guests in honor of the brand’s 30th anniversary.

clock October 29, 2013David Lipke

Charles Kernaghan, Rep. George Miller and Rick Helfenbein.

Government and Trade

WWD CEO Summit: ‘Bangladesh: The Fallout’

The panelists discussed where the ultimate responsibility lies for a series of garment factory tragedies over the last year.

clock October 29, 2013Arthur Friedman

Sophia Amoruso


WWD CEO Summit: Sophia Amoruso Discusses Nasty Gal’s Evolution

The cool fashion site for twentysomething young women hit close to the $130 million range in annual volume last year.

clock October 29, 2013Vicki M. Young

Sydney Finkelstein


WWD CEO Summit: Dartmouth’s Sydney Finkelstein on Unlearning as an Executive

Retail and fashion executives facing a landscape that’s always in flux might find their own past successes are their worst enemy.

clock October 29, 2013Evan Clark

Lady Gaga is one of Glamour’s most accomplished women of the year.


Glamour Names Women of the Year

The magazine’s picks for this year’s most accomplished women include Lady Gaga and Malala Yousafzai; other winners will be revealed later this week.

clock October 29, 2013Erik Maza


Allure Optimizes Web Site for Mobile

The new mobile site includes a faceted search that enables readers to search the title’s database of 5,200-plus editorial product reviews.

clock October 29, 2013Julie Naughton

William L. McComb

Business Features

WWD CEO Summit: William McComb’s Lessons on Transformation

The chairman and chief executive officer of Fifth & Pacific shared some of the thinking behind the company’s difficult road to reinvention.

clock October 29, 2013Lisa Lockwood

The Starbucks and Alice + Olivia Bearista.

Fashion Scoops

Alice + Olivia’s Stacey Bendet Teams With Starbucks

The designer has created limited-edition ceramic tumblers and a Bearista bear, which will be available at participating locations in the U.S. beginning Nov. 12.

clock October 29, 2013Lisa Lockwood

The limited-edition Mara Hoffman tech bracelet for eBay's Holiday Collective.

Fashion Scoops

EBay, CFDA Collaborate on Holiday Collective

Mara Hoffman, Michael Bastian, Milly, Rachel Zoe and Shipley & Halmos have created a limited-edition, customized collection of “wearable tech” bracelets.

clock October 29, 2013Kristi Garced

Fashion Scoops

Jeremy Irons Teaches Master Class at SCAD

With the Savannah Film Festival off and running, Savannah College of Art and Design has gone a little Hollywood.

clock October 29, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Vogue Eyewear Taps Charlotte Ronson for Design Series

For the first time, the collection will include optical frames as well as sunglasses, inspired by the brand’s global ambassador, Eva Mendes.

clock October 29, 2013Kristi Garced


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