NATALIE MASSENET Chairman & Founder, Net-a-Porter Group
JEREMY Langmead Editor-in-Chief, Mr Porter
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 -- will bring 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.
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.
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.