Fashion Designers Are Teaming Up With Watch Companies

Fashion designers have spent the last few weeks presenting their new collections, focused on styles for fall. But many also have been introducing new looks for some of the most recognizable names in watchmaking.

On Feb. 2, a week before the start of New York Fashion Week, Victoria Beckham gathered the likes of Helena Christensen, Derek Blasberg and Katie Holmes at the stylish Indochine restaurant in Manhattan to celebrate her new venture: a series of watches for Breitling.

In late January, during Couture Week in Paris, the models walking for Tamara Ralph wore the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon “Tamara Ralph” Limited Edition, which the Australian designer had created for the brand. And Yiqing Yin, another couturier in Paris, has had a partnership with Vacheron Constantin since 2019.

But why are watchmakers teaming up with female designers?

“Women’s importance in the watch market is only increasing,” said Georges

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Designer Brands Inc. Names Laura Denk as President of DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Designer Brands Inc. (NYSE: DBI) (the “Company” and “Designer Brands”), one of the world’s largest designers, producers, and retailers of footwear and accessories, today announced that Laura Denk has been named President of DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse (“DSW”) and Executive Vice President of Designer Brands, with her appointment to be effective as of July 24, 2023.

Laura Denk, President of DSW

As President of DSW, Denk will be responsible for leading DSW’s nearly 500 U.S. store locations and e-commerce channel, DSW.com, furthering the Company’s ongoing strategy of delivering compelling brands and exceptional experiences across all customer touchpoints. Her responsibilities will include day-to-day leadership of DSW, in addition to helping to further elevate Designer Brands’ Owned Brands and top National Brands within the retailer’s differentiated customer offering. Denk will report directly to Designer Brands’ Chief Executive Officer, Doug Howe.

“I am thrilled to be joining DSW

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