2013 WWD CEO Summit: The Transformers

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Two headline-making designers, the artistic director of Condé Nast and two denizens of the Internet world were among the guests as the WWD Retail & Apparel CEO Summit finished its run.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Kenzo shop opening in L'avenue Mall in Shanghai, China.

Designer and Luxury

Kenzo Opens Shanghai Store

Humberto Leon and Carol Lim were in town for the launch of the new store.

clock October 28, 2013Casey Hall

Edgar Huber


Sears Considers Separating Lands’ End Business

There isn’t any set timing for when Sears would want to spin off the brand.

clock October 29, 2013Vicki M. Young

Business Features

Iconix Net, Revenues Up in Q3

Firm initiates 2014 guidance above early consensus estimates.

clock October 29, 2013Arnold J. Karr


North Africa Gains Traction In Textile Market

Denim has continued to develop to Europe’s south, political turmoil notwithstanding.

clock October 30, 2013Cynthia Martens

Seven For All Mankind


Spring 2014 Denim Trend: Prints Perfect

Anything goes this season.

clock October 30, 2013Kim Friday



Spring 2014 Denim Trend: Patch It Up

Homespun details add interest.

clock October 30, 2013Kim Friday



Spring 2014 Denim Trend: All in One

One-piece dressing makes it easy.

clock October 30, 2013Kim Friday

Shoppers peruse stores on West Nanjing Road in Shanghai.


American Denim Brands Woo Chinese Consumers

Tricky balancing act between authentic Americana and need to understand target market.

clock October 30, 2013Casey Hall

Parke New York

Business Features

Crowdfunding Grows in the Denim Domain

Kickstarter, Indiegogo providing financing — and useful data — for more jeans marketers.

clock October 30, 2013Khanh T.L. Tran

True Religion's cotton denim jacket, The Elder Statesman's cashmere sweater and Closed cotton cargo pants. K/ller Collection jewelry; Ralph Lauren socks; Timberland boots.


Spring 2014 Denim Trend: Trail Mix

Denim goes rough-and-tumble for spring — from boyish overalls and hardy cargo coats to classic cutoffs — for a look that’s ready for the great outdoors.

clock October 30, 2013Kim Friday


Premium Denim Comes Down to Earth

Growth in denim sales generated by lower-priced jeans as the high end suffers.

clock October 30, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Government and Trade

Report Critical of Colombian Labor Rights

Calls on Obama administration to crack down.

clock October 29, 2013Kristi Ellis

Fred Gehring

Human Resources

Tommy Hilfiger CEO Switch: Gehring Makes Way for Grieder

Fred Gehring is passing the torch at Tommy Hilfiger Group to Daniel Grieder — who will oversee the brand globally as chief executive officer.

clock October 29, 2013Evan Clark

A look from AYR.


Bonobos to Launch Women’s AYR Line

The contemporary label will have its foundation in denim and pared-down sportswear designs like cotton shirts, silk tops and cashmere sweaters.

clock October 29, 2013David Lipke

Eco Fashion Challenge winners Natalie "Alabama" Chanin, Mark Davis and Svilu's Britt Cosgrove and Marina Polo.

Fashion Features

CFDA, Lexus Sponsor Eco Fashion Challenge Awards

The award is given to designers who best demonstrate their commitment to ecologically responsible and sustainable design, operation and production.

clock October 29, 2013Karyn Monget

Mark Frost

Business Features

WWD CEO Summit: Mark Frost on Counterfeiters and Recapturing Lost Business

You can learn from your counterfeiters and take back your lost revenue, the general manager of MarkMonitor told summit attendees.

clock October 30, 2013Vicki M. Young

A Versace spring runway look.

Designer and Luxury

Permira Said in Running for Versace Stake

As reported, the Milan-based firm is looking at selling a 15 to 20 percent holding by the end of the year to finance future growth.

clock October 30, 2013Luisa Zargani

Alexander Wang

Designer and Luxury

WWD CEO Summit: Q&A With Alexander Wang

WWD’s executive editor Bridget Foley interviewed the designer on his roles as creative director of Alexander Wang, and creative director of Balenciaga.

clock October 30, 2013WWD Staff

Barneys New York Madison Avenue store.


Mark Lee Says Barneys’ Personnel Not Responsible for ‘Shop and Frisk’ Accusation

Moving forward, the Barneys ceo said that there is a broader issue that needs to be addressed, and the retailer is committed to being part of the solution.

clock October 29, 2013Lisa Lockwood

The Net-a-porter Web site.

Designer and Luxury

Citi Prices Net-a-porter, Other Richemont Brands

On Tuesday, Thomas Chauvet, head of European Luxury Goods Research at Citigroup in London, published a lengthy report on Richemont’s overall health.

clock October 29, 2013Samantha Conti

Human Resources

Lululemon Taps Tara Poseley as Product Officer

In her new role, Poseley will oversee the brand’s global design strategy, working with the senior vice presidents of women’s and men’s design.

clock October 30, 2013Sharon Edelson

A styled bracelet comprised of beads from Pandora's Essence collection.


Pandora Unveils Essence Collection

The line, which will hit stores on Monday, represents a second attempt for the midmarket, charm-centric jeweler at elevating its collection.

clock October 29, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Michael Kors

Designer and Luxury

WWD CEO Summit: Michael Kors Reflects on Building the Kors Brand

The designer addressed the dinner crowd at the WWD Apparel and Retail CEO Summit on Monday evening.

clock October 30, 2013David Lipke

Leslie Moonves

Fashion Features

WWD CEO Summit: Anna Wintour in Conversation With Leslie Moonves

The editor in chief of Vogue and artistic director of Condé Nast was interviewed by CBS Corp.’s chief executive officer.

clock October 30, 2013Erik Maza

Emily White


WWD CEO Summit: Instagram’s Emily White Talks Engagement in a Mobile World

The platform’s senior director of business opportunities made a case for how mobile is changing the way fashion is being created and consumed.

clock October 30, 2013Vicki M. Young

Nick Robertson


WWD CEO Summit: Asos.com’s Nick Robertson Looks to the Future

The site’s ceo told the audience that Asos has more than one million unique visits a day, with more than 30 percent of those visits from a mobile device.

clock October 30, 2013Vicki M. Young

Robert Kraft

Business Features

WWD CEO Summit: Q&A With Robert Kraft, Owner of the New England Patriots

Kraft discussed leadership, 20 years of ownership and coach Bill Belichick with WWD’s executive editor Bridget Foley.

clock October 30, 2013WWD Staff

Terry Lungren


WWD CEO Summit: Terry J. Lundgren on Macy’s Strategy for Growth

The company is betting big on mobile and on recruiting and training young talent — as well as its private brands.

clock October 30, 2013David Moin

Patrizio di Marco

Business Features

WWD CEO Summit: Patrizio di Marco Talks Candidly About Gucci

In its 90-plus-year existence, the brand has seen quite some change, the most recent one strategically implemented and spearheaded by current president and ceo.

clock October 30, 2013WWD Staff

Nathalie Remy


WWD CEO Summit: McKinsey’s Nathalie Remy Talks Retail Trends

In her talk, entitled, “Are fashion stores out of fashion….Or a competitive weapon in the digital age?” Remy spoke about the changing retail landscape.

clock October 30, 2013Lisa Lockwood

The Printemps Christmas ad campaign.


Printemps Unveils Holiday Ad Campaign

The retailer has reunited with the “dream team” behind its last Christmas campaign to create the images for its yuletide partnership with Prada.

clock October 30, 2013Joelle Diderich


Le Monde Publishes Letter From Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.

The letter clarifies what the American firm said were numerous inaccuracies in an article dated Oct. 24.

clock October 30, 2013Miles Socha

Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos in Miu Miu's resort 2014 ad campaign, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.


Miu Miu Taps Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos

The two French costars of “Blue Is the Warmest Color” will be featured in the brand’s 2014 resort ad campaign.

clock October 30, 2013Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Uniqlo, Inès de la Fressange in Collaboration

The French style icon has created a capsule collection due to go on sale in early 2014, WWD has learned.

clock October 29, 2013Miles Socha and Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

Deborah Weinswig Leaves Citigroup

She has been named chief customer officer at retail analytics firm Profitect.

clock October 30, 2013Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Zadig & Voltaire, Dsquared2 Said Headed to Rodeo Drive

With the recent signings, there are only two remaining spaces available in the retail heart of Rodeo Drive, and there are offers on both of those spaces.

clock October 30, 2013Rachel Brown

Fashion Scoops

Coldwater Creek Downsizes Staff

The move is part of a restructuring initiative expected to generate $20 million to $25 million in pretax savings in fiscal 2014.

clock October 30, 2013Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

New Film Takes a Historic Look at Street Photography

“Everybody Street” is directed by photographer and documentarian Cheryl Dunn and produced by Lucy Cooper.

clock October 30, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Suzanne Syz

Fashion Scoops

Suzanne Syz Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The Swiss jeweler is marking a decade since she presented her first collection with the publication of a coffee-table book and an exhibition.

clock October 30, 2013Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

Marios Schwab Ghost-Designing for Margiela?

Word has it Maison Martin Margiela has made room for one of London’s buzzy fashion talents.

clock October 30, 2013Samantha Conti and Miles Socha


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