Retailers, consumers and prices
No one wants it broadcast to the world when one is submitting to the indignities of airport security screening.
But that’s just what happened to luxury designer Tory Burch awhile back, when a fan tweeted to thousands that Burch was barefoot at the airport. The upside, Burch said, was that the tweet and subsequent discussion gave her the idea to create a travel sock for women.
New business ideas notwithstanding, Burch told an audience at the National Retail Federation conference that social media was taking a toll on her.
“You want to maintain a level of mystique in a way, you don’t want to be accessible,” she said. “Being the face of our brand I want to maintain a level of privacy … but you have to stay interesting, be quippy and funny and not boring, but at the same time, not too personal.”
Fashionistas do flock together, but one bird always stands out at New York Fashion Week – often because she’s wearing a crown of black ostrich feathers that she made herself.
Rosemary Ponzo, a New York stylist and hat designer for movies and TV shows, attracts photographers from her perch on or near the front row of designers’ shows in the Bryant Park tents. Just before the start of the show by the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Ponzo talked with Reuters about her favorite designers, Comme des Garcons and Junya Watanabe.