Week in Review | Tory Burch thinks long term, Andrew Rosen philosophy, Rag & Bone’s focus

Week in Review September 10-14

CEO Talk | Andrew Rosen, Chief Executive Officer, Theory (CEO Talk)
“American fashion mogul Andrew Rosen, CEO of Theory and Helmut Lang and an investor in several of New York’s most exciting labels, including Proenza Schouler and Rag & Bone, learned the ropes from his father, Carl Rosen, a successful garmento and former chief executive of Seventh Avenue dressmaker Puritan Fashions.”

First Person | Tory Burch Says Work Hard, Think Long Term and Be Patient (First Person)
“‘There were a lot of people doubting what we were doing in the beginning,’ Tory Burch, both creative director and chief executive of her eponymous fashion company, told BoF on the eve of her Spring/Summer 2013 show.”

First Person | Rag & Bone’s Wainwright and Neville Say Focus First (First Person)
“‘The secret to our success is the way we balance art and commerce,’ said Marcus Wainwright, who, along with business partner and fellow English transplant David Neville, founded Rag & Bone — named after 19th century scavengers who collected unwanted rags, bones, metal and other scraps — in New York City in 2002.”

Freed From the Constraints of Plaids and Stripes (NY Times)
“Let’s get the mundane business out of the way: the Proenza designers stepped things up. They set off some new technical fireworks with woven leather (in a wonky geometric pattern) and silk-jacquard tweeds based on Gerhard Richter’s abstract paintings. They sharpened their low-riding silhouette.”

Burberry warning sends shiver through luxury sector (Reuters)
“British fashion brand Burberry issued a profit warning on Tuesday, the clearest sign yet that slowing economic growth in China and Europe’s debt crisis are bringing a boom in demand for luxury clothes and accessories to a halt.”

Marc Jacobs: Optical Allusions (IHT)
“The Jacobs theory is to take an opposing stand: Whatever he did last season — layered, textured outfits with romantic big fur hats — goes into reverse for the next collection.”

Who Am I Wearing? Funny You Should Ask. (NY Times)
“Was it only a couple of years ago that these showily outfitted swans — stylists, bloggers, fashion editors and style-struck students — click-clacked on the pavements, showing off a mash-up of vintage clothes, fast fashion and high-end labels in what used to be seen as a commerce-free zone? Today many of them are Web icons, trotting out their finery for scores of fans.”