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
Since 1976, Ron Herman stores have been hailed as an unrivaled shopping experience. A California native and life-long resident, Mr. Herman began his career in fashion in 1969 and began traveling throughout Europe and Japan in the early 1970's.
Throughout his international travels, Mr. Herman discovered many designers and influential brands that he subsequently helped integrate into the U.S. market. In 1976, he founded Ron Herman Inc. and opened his first store in the original Fred Segal Center on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. Today, the business counts additional locations in California hotspots including Beverly Hills, Brentwood and Malibu.
In 2009, Mr. Herman brought the "California Dream" to Japan and now operates two stores in Tokyo and one in Kobe.
Today, Mr. Herman continues to travel the world searching for denim innovators and new merchandising ideas to bring home to Los Angeles.