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They Are Saying Today: 05/20/2014

WWD's day in quotes from today's edition.

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WWD's day in quotes from today's edition.

 

“It does pose considerable potential liability. I think it’s a good law. The reality is employees should be treated fairly and you, as a manufacturer, should pay a fair price.” — Michael Rosen, chief financial and operating officer at Velvet by Graham & Spencer in Culver City, Calif., on the state law AB 633 that makes manufacturers and the contractors they hire jointly liable for labor violations, such as failure to pay overtime and allowing sewers to bring work home.

“The alliance is committed to publish all inspection reports publicly. As such, we have released inspection reports from more than 25 factories on our Web site. We will continue to release additional reports in the weeks and months to come.” — Ian Spaulding, senior adviser at the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, on making inspection reports public.

“I’m a massive fan of the brand. I grew up working at a sneaker store when I was 16 and am a huge sneakerhead. It’s so cool that I’m able to do this with a brand that I sold when I was younger.” — Rita Ora on teaming up with Adidas on a new line.

“Within at least the past six months, we’ve experienced the ever-growing influence of Instagram within fashion first-hand. Instagram has been a focal point for the industry as a whole and has quickly established itself as the go-to platform for fashion storytelling.” — CFDA chief executive officer Steven Kolb announcing the organization's a Fashion Instagrammer of the Year nominees.

"Growing up it was exactly my style. It was sexy and it was flirty and there was something cheeky about it." — Chrissy Teigen on being named the new face of XOXO’s fall ad campaign.

“She’ll be my partner in growing the business and will participate in merchandising and brand strategy in a holistic way." — Reed Krakoff on naming Stacy Van Praagh president of his namesake company.

“We are entering a new phase that I would call new normal — a more stable and healthy growth trend.” — Claudia D’Arpizio, a partner at Bain & Co., noting that she expected growth in the luxury goods sector between 4 and 6 percent at constant exchange over the next few years.

“As of the end of the spring/summer 2015 season, Burberry’s current license with Sanyo will expire, ending all Burberry London women’s wear and men’s wear licensed products. Sanyo will also transfer its distribution rights to the global collection of Burberry children’s wear to the Burberry Group.” — Burberry said on Monday, following a Sanyo news conference in Tokyo.

“I just moved this year from the house I lived in in Venice with my husband [the late artist Robert Graham], and I had accumulated a vast amount of stuff. My gowns in particular I kept in a cedar closet downstairs and I felt it was time to get them out there and allow them to have another life. Some of them are so great it seems wrong to keep them under wraps forever." — Anjelica Huston on the 150-collection of red-carpet gowns she is selling at Decades.

“What’s next for me? I don’t know, so I’m in exactly the same boat as many of you. Like you, I’m a little scared but also a little excited.” — former NYT executive editor Jill Abramson giving the commencement address at Wake Forest University.