With new players and retail environments, the men's wear category has never been hotter. The new Fairchild Fashion Group Men's Wear Industry CEO Summit – celebrating the 2011 expansion of FFG's now-quarterly Menswear magazine and the 2011 launch of Men's Week – brought the community together to focus on how to foster the creative thinking and develop the strategic plans required for continued success for all industry segments.
Emanuel Chirico was named Chairman of PVH in 2007 and Chief Executive Officer in 2006. He served as Chief Operating Officer and President for one year and has been with the company for 18 years in a number of financial and operational positions, including Chief Financial Officer.
PVH is one of the world’s largest apparel companies with projected sales of $5 billion. It owns and markets the Calvin Klein brand worldwide. In 2010, PVH acquired the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation for $3 billion. Tommy Hilfiger has annual sales of about $2.5 billion. PVH also is the world’s largest shirt and neckwear company, marketing a variety of product categories under the brands: Van Heusen, Calvin Klein, IZOD, Arrow, Geoffrey Beene, Donald J. Trump Signature Collection, Kenneth Cole and G.H. Bass & Co.
Prior to joining PVH, Mr. Chirico was a Partner at the international accounting firm Ernst & Young, where he headed up the Retail and Apparel Practice Group. He also serves as a director on the Board of Dick’s Sporting Goods and is Chairman of the audit committee.
Mr. Chirico and his wife, Joanne, are the parents of three sons. They live in Eastchester, New York.
Robert Hanson, President of the Global Levi's brand, began his career with Levi Strauss & Co. in 1988 as an Advertising Manager.
Since then, he has held a variety of executive-level positions in the United States and Europe, including Director of Marketing, Levi's kids; Vice President, Marketing and Brand Development, Dockers khakis; Senior Vice President, Brand Development, Europe, Middle East and Africa; President, Levi’s brand, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and President, Levi Strauss Americas.
Prior to joining Levi Strauss & Co., Mr. Hanson worked at global advertising firm Foote, Cone and Belding and consulted for Management Analysis Center.
He is a member of Levi Strauss & Co.'s Worldwide Leadership Team, which sets the company's global strategic direction. Mr. Hanson holds a B.A. and a B.S. from Saint Mary's College in California and attended the Executive Program of Northwestern
University's Kellogg School of Business for Consumer Marketing.
Jeremy Langmead joined Mr Porter as Editor-in-Chief in October 2010.
Previously, Mr. Langmead served as Editor of Esquire UK for three and a half years. He is credited with re-establishing Esquire as Britain’s most upscale men's magazine, growing its subscriber base and creating a trusted style resource for readers and advertisers alike.
Prior to joining Esquire, he was Editor-in-Chief of Wallpaper* for four and a half years, Life & Style Editor of the London Evening Standard, and Editor of The Sunday Times Style magazine, which he launched as a glossy supplement in 1996.
Natalie Massenet is Chairman and Founder of Net-a-Porter Group. The group's brands include premier women's online luxury fashion retailer Net-a-Porter.com, luxury fashion outlet Theoutnet.com, and MrPorter.com, an online retail destination for men. A former Fashion Editor for W, WWD and Tatler, Ms. Massenet's vision for Net-a-Porter was to create an online magazine that would enable women to buy the latest designer clothes straight from the page. She founded the business in 2000 in a small artist's studio in Chelsea in London.
Led by Ms. Massenet and her team, Net-a-Porter is now a category leader in the world of high-end online retail and has stayed true to its founding principles. It is the first online luxury fashion retailer to offer a global customer base unlimited access to the latest designer collections.
In 2010, she was awarded the Harper's Bazaar Innovator of the Year honor and Quintessentially's Award for Excellence. Ms. Massenet was honored with an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for services to the fashion industry in 2009.
Any mode of dressing or adornment that is popular during a particular time or in a particular place (i.e., the current style). It can change from one period to the next, from generation to generation. It serves as a reflection of social and economic status, a function that explains the popularity of many styles throughout costume history; in the West, courts have been a major source of fashion. In the 19th and 20th centuries, fashion increasingly became an profitable, international industry as a result of the rise of world-renowned fashion houses and fashion magazines. See alsodress.