BEIJING, Oct. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Women's Wear Daily (WWD), the leading source of news for the fashion, retail and beauty industries, today hosted the first annual WWD Global Fashion Forum sponsored by SKP Beijing. The forum brought together a global community of retail and brand executives to explore the economic, consumer retail and design forces that are shaping the future of fashion, in one of the world's most dynamic fashion markets.
The forum examined themes ranging from how the fashion economy is impacting new territories and demographics to consumer expectations, and how brands are transforming the retail experience in the digital age. It also examined themes including brand exclusivity and design eclecticism, including examining the emerging design talent in new markets such as China.
"It was an honor to speak at WWD's Global Fashion Forum in Beijing, and share my experiences in building a global lifestyle brand and business," said Tommy Hilfiger, Principal Designer, The Tommy Hilfiger Group. "Tommy Hilfiger has developed great momentum in Asia with strong consumer awareness, and China in particular is a powerhouse where we continue to invest in new ways to engage, and inspire consumers. We are excited and energized by the unique opportunities the market presents for our brand, and we look forward to what the future holds."
"Jimmy Choo is considered a late comer to the China luxury market but we have managed to achieve impressive results consistently," said Pierre Denis, Chief Executive Officer of Jimmy Choo PLC. "Technology, innovation and pop culture will continue to forge our growth in this market."
"We're honored to present our forum in Beijing at such a dynamic time for the global fashion and retail industries," said Ed Nardoza, editor in chief of WWD. "Changes in the past that were merely cyclical are giving way to fundamental, structural shifts. The rules of business engagement are being rewritten and market intelligence has never been more vital."
This inaugural event was held in conjunction with the International Association of Department Stores (IADS) General Assembly, also held this month in Beijing.
This annual forum will rotate cities in 2017 and the following years. With 30+ annual events, Fairchild Summits & Events brings the editorial properties of Fairchild Media to life by connecting the titans of industry at events designed to inform and inspire. With content curated by WWD's renowned editorial team, it's where relationships are born and deals are made.
For more information about Fairchild Summits and the WWD Global Fashion Forum visit http://summits.wwd.com/
WWD is the authority for news and trends in the worlds of fashion, beauty and retail. Featuring daily headlines and breaking news from all Women's Wear Daily publications, WWD provides the most comprehensive coverage anywhere of fashion, beauty and retail news and is the leading destination for all fashion week updates and show reviews from New York, Paris, Milan and London.
SKP Beijing is the high-end fashion department store company controlled by Beijing Hualian Group. It is also one of the benchmarks among the global fashion department store industry. SKP is the destination of elegant life-styles in Beijing, as well as the leader in high-end fashion department store industry in China. SKP Beijing offers customers with unique and unrivaled experience full of imaginations, innovations and passion.
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