The denim market is undoubtedly one of the most unique sectors of the industry and for the first time ever, the leaders who have shaped the business will come together for one day, in one place with one agenda—to thwart the challenges of a tough economy and identify opportunities for global growth.
The first-ever WWD Denim Forum will focus on everything brands and retailers need to know to successfully forge ahead. Both leading veterans of the industry and emerging influencers will be on hand for networking opportunities, panel discussions and keynote presentations touching upon:
* Rising trends in design and product development
* The future of retail and new merchandising concepts
* Global markets to watch
* Trends in the digital space and effective digital marketing strategies
Adriano Goldschmied is Partner and Executive Vice President of Product Development for Citizens of Humanity and GoldSign.
A veteran of the denim industry, Mr. Goldschmied launched his first denim line and King Shop retail store in 1970 in the Cortina D'Ampezzo ski town in Dolomites, Italy.
After experiencing success with his first venture, Mr. Goldschmied launched King's Jeans in 1972 and in 1978 co-founded Diesel with his mentee, Renzo Rosso. In the years that followed, Mr. Goldschmied was instrumental in founding the Genius Group, which developed many successful European brands including Replay and Goldie. In 1993, Mr. Goldschmied launched signature line A. Gold E. in Los Angeles. His next label, the AG Adriano Goldschmied line, celebrated fast success and won several industry honors.
In 2005, Mr. Goldschmied created luxury denim label GoldSign, which in 2007 merged with Citizens of Humanity, resulting in Mr. Goldschmied's current role.
Collections created under Mr. Goldschmied's direction have been repeatedly recognized with awards and honors from industry tradeshows and trade publications, including Women's Wear Daily and the LA Fashion Awards.
Adriano Goldschmied, partner & executive vice president of product development for Citizens of Humanity and GoldSign, discusses trends he sees in the global denim market. "The new markets are manufacturing countries that made a lot of money selling product to us," says Goldschmied. "Now they have money to spend."