Reframing Fashion and Retail

The WWD CEO Summit has offered new perspective on the issues and trends influencing fashion and retail for two decades. To mark our 20th year in 2016, WWD will bring the industry together October 25-26 for a landmark Summit in New York. The program will focus on how to reframe fashion and retail for a new consumer.

Topics will include:

  • Unlocking consumer opportunities in new geographies, both in store and online
  • Aligning the fashion calendar and system with consumers’ expectations
  • Exploring the future of clothes amid technological, social, and creative change
  • Redefining luxury from business and creative perspectives
  • Understanding new fashion influences and using them effectively


WWD Honors

In an evolution of its 116-year-old franchise, WWD this year will inaugurate The WWD Honors, an annual celebration of individual creative vision and business leadership across the industry. The celebration will anchor WWD’s 2016 CEO Summit on the evening of Oct. 25 in New York.

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What we're talking about

  • Consumer Opportunities
  • In-Store
  • Fashion Calendar
  • Consumer Expectations
  • Luxury
  • Influence
  • Online
  • Retail
  • Trends
  • New Consumer

Who Is Speaking?

  • Alexei AgratchevRetailNext Inc.
  • Joseph AltuzarraAltuzarra
  • Hannah BronfmanHBFit
  • Daphne CarmeliDeliv
  • Tom
  • Scott DahnkeL Catterton
  • Mary DillonUlta Beauty
  • Jim GoldNeiman Marcus
  • Sid GuptaLolli and Pops
  • Marc JacobsMarc Jacobs
  • Norma KamaliNorma Kamali
  • Greg KellyMcKinsey & Company
  • Daniel LaLondeSandro Maje Claudie Pierlot (SMCP)
  • Tomas MaierBottega Veneta
  • Greg PetroFirst Insight Inc.
  • Kevin PlankUnder Armour
  • Riccardo PozzoliTBS Crew
  • Sarah QuinlanMasterCard Advisors
  • Hal ReiterHerbert Mines Associates
  • David SchneiderZalando
  • Jerry Storch Hudson's Bay Company
  • Chuck ToddNBC News
  • Sidney ToledanoChristian Dior Couture
  • Diane Von FurstenbergDVF
  • Julie WainwrightThe Real Real
  • Bayard WinthropAmerican Giant

Past Attendees

Past Editorial Coverage

  • Tory Burch and Roger Farah: A Private Conversation

    Despite what the industry expected from Roger Farah’s arrival at Tory Burch LLC a year ago as co-chief executive officer, both he and Tory Burch, chairman, co-ceo and designer, said they have no plans to go public and they enjoy running a privately held firm.

  • J.C. Penney’s ‘Three Pillar’ Strategy

    Marvin Ellison sees a three-pillar strategy to bringing J.C. Penney Co. back to prominence — focusing on the department store’s omnichannel capacity, private brands and its revenue-per-customer rate.

  • Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli on the ‘Personal Touch’

    Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, the creative directors of Valentino, have achieved a rare form of success in luxury fashion — they’ve pinpointed the elusive magic that transforms a major heritage brand into a leading fashion force across couture, ready-to-wear and accessories.

  • Nicolas Ghesquière Talks Design and the Louis Vuitton Brand

    Having shown three runway collections thus far — fall 2014, cruise and spring 2015 — his vision is beginning to crystallize. The approach isn’t about nailing the next “It” bag that’s hot today and gone tomorrow. “My thought was that when we look at things that are considered ‘Grande Classiques,’ as we say in French — iconic classics that almost everyone wants — we sometimes forget that they were new one day,” he said.


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