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WWD's day in quotes from today's edition.
“I had this great debate at a board meeting: Is Bonobos an e-commerce company or a brand? The debate was that if we’re an e-commerce company, then we need to be like Asos — e-commerce to the moon. But if we’re a brand, we can think about e-commerce as our core and primary point of distribution but not be limited to e-commerce.” — Bonobos founder and CEO Andy Dunn.
“I am more concerned about the Russian customers that travel. This embargo could have an impact in the long run. I hope the situation will clear soon.” — Gian Giacomo Ferraris, chief executive officer of Gianni Versace on the impact of sanctions in the Russia economy.
“It’s almost a very selfish line that we made for us,” — Tina Craig, who launched the Bag Snob blog in 2005, on the new collection launching on HSN.
“I feel, definitely, that we found an original voice to come into the market. There’s a reason that we’re here. It’s not because I’m bored and we’re making bags.” — Dee Hilfiger on her new luxury handbag line.
“Charles James had nothing to do with fashion. Rather, he applied himself to the rigors of mathematics in the creation of fashion” — Designer Ralph Rucci writing in the prologue of the new book, “Charles: James: Beyond Fashion.”
“By no means do I think I’m a designer like Rick Owens or Thom Browne, but I’m a retailer and somewhat of an editor.” — Nick Wooster on creating a capsule collection for Lardini.
“His motto in life is that one should only do ‘what one is forced by nature to do.’” — Edward White, author of “The Tastemaker: Carl Van Vechten and the Birth of Modern America.”