Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Why Céline Doesn't Do E-Commerce, The CFDA's Reported Concerns About NYFW: Men's

Why Céline Doesn't Do E-Commerce, The CFDA's Reported Concerns About NYFW: Men's:

Céline's spring 2015 show. Photo: Pascal le Segretain/Getty Images
Céline's spring 2015 show. Photo: Pascal le Segretain/Getty Images
Céline CEO Marco Gobbetti and Creative Director Phoebe Philo, who is credited with quadrupling the brand's revenue since she joined in 2008, discuss why social media and e-commerce just aren't right for the label. In Gobbetti's words: "Being quiet gives more value to what we do.” {The Wall Street Journal}

Diane von Furstenberg has signed a licensing agreement for a women's footwear collection with Brown Shoe Co., whose contemporary footwear brands include Vince and Via Spiga. The collection, which will launch during the resort 2016 season, will range in price from $150 for sandals to $595 for boots. {WWD}

On Tuesday morning, the Council of Fashion Designers of America held a secret invitation-only breakfast to discuss the details of New York Fashion Week: Men's, which is slated for July 14 - 16. The timing of the event, which will extend the duration of the men's trade shows, as well as the need for one or two more sponsors seemed to be among the CFDA's top concerns. {WWD}

Stella McCartney is front and center on the cover of Business of Fashion's fourth special print edition, titled "Seven Issues Facing Fashion Now." In the accompanying interview, the designer — known for avoiding all use of animal products — discusses the challenges of building a sustainable, global luxury brand. {Business of Fashion}

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