• The CFDA's Stephen Kolb Sees an Industry Trying New Things

    2 monthes ago - By WWD

    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...
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  • The DVF View: ‘We Have to Be True to Ourselves'

    2 monthes ago - By WWD

    WWD: Please sum up the state of American fashion.
    Diane von Furstenberg: It's beyond American fashion. It's that we live in such a fast-changing world. Everything - publishing, magazines closing, merging - it's a very, very different scenery, and we are right in the middle of it. As an industry, it's very important...that we all discuss it together and see how we can best help each other, but thinking that everybody has to do what is right for them.
    The thing that has changed so much, and it's not American fashion, is the fact that the shows used to be trade-oriented. You would cover it...
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  • What Is the Current State of American Fashion?

    2 monthes ago - By WWD

    “I don't know anything about American fashion! I don't even think about American fashion. Everything for me is 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.” - Tom Ford
    “American fashion has always been defined by the lifestyle brands like Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors and Tommy Hilfiger. These brands have the ability to sell anything, from underwear to evening gowns, in stores as diverse as...
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