• The State of American Fashion: Tom Ford

    2 monthes ago - By WWD

    WWD: What is the state of American fashion today?
    Tom Ford: I don't know anything about American fashion! I don't even think about American fashion. Everything for me is global, it always has been global. I sit around thinking how are we going to improve our sales in Asia and what are we going to do about Europe and why is the market dipping in this city or that city. I've never thought of myself as just an American designer. So ask me your questions but I don't know that I'll know what to say.
    WWD: The genesis is that American fashion is a topic of industry conversation. We want to...
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  • Jason Wu Unveils New Strategy

    2 monthes ago - By WWD

    Jason Wu is well aware that the fashion industry is drastically different from when he started 11 years ago. He, like many of his peers - Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, Alexander Wang - in the generation of designers that buzzed in on the wave of new blood in the Aughts, has felt the retail/digital/streetwear reckoning of the last three to five years in a real way. “We're all somewhere in the middle right now,” Wu said during an interview in his studio last month. “We're all searching for ways to reach the next level.” He knows people are watching, wondering if and how they're going to get...
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  • The State of American Fashion: Proenza Schouler

    2 monthes ago - By WWD

    WWD: Please sum up the state of American fashion today.
    Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez: American fashion definitely seems to be undergoing a big shift. People are trying to figure out what's next. The younger generation of American designers seems to have also fractured, each going our own way, doing what feels right for each of us. Everyone seems to be trying to come up with ways to modernize the sometimes archaic system of fashion, whether that be see-now-buy-now, showing during pre-collection markets, which are when the bulk of sales actually occur on a wholesale level, and most...
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