McGraw Hill Professional announced globally that they will be publishing Mark Weber, one of the most successful executives in the world of fashion and luxury goods, Chief Executive Officer, LVMH Inc. (U.S.) Chairman and CEO, Donna Karan International new book ALWAYS IN FASHION just in time for New York Fashion week 2015. Mark Weber delivers leadership and career advice learned from his rise to the top in one of the world’s most fascinating industries with his experience working with two of Americas iconic design pioneers Calvin Klein and Donna Karan which is invaluable for anyone in business, but particularly those interested in fashion.
Mark’s storybook career has taken him to new levels of the fashion industry. He has traveled the globe building brands relationships and strategic prowess for the companies he represented. His story is one of determination, excellence and performance. American Apparel and Footwear Association named him “man of the year”. Mark Weber is a highly accomplished, creative collaborator who has plenty of stories to share. His new book features lessons he has learned along the way, the highs the lows complete with entertaining and colorful anecdotes drawn from his incredible real-life experiences – all with his characteristic wit and wisdom. “Mark’s storied career has taken him from New York and Paris to China and India, designing the winning strategies that have turned brands into global powerhouses and this hard-won career advice from a true industry insider will show anyone what it takes to be successful,” says Mary Glenn, associate publisher at McGraw-Hill Professional.
As a leading publisher of print and electronic titles providing insight and knowledge to professionals around the world, McGraw-Hill Professional is proud to add Mark Weber’s work to its list of global bestsellers.
Film music and fashion are three of the most followed industries by young and mature alike. ALWAYS IN FASHION offers the consummate insider sharing insights, lessons and advice to reader all told by example, in a chronological story telling mode from Weber’s journey.
From clerk to CEO of two of the most powerful companies, one for brands in the USA, the other as member of the finest luxury company in the world, Marks career is a storied one, which is shared, with business insights and teaching or lessons for all.
Chief Executive Officer, LVMH Inc. (U.S.) Chairman and CEO, Donna Karan International
Mark Weber is a highly accomplished retail and apparel industry executive. Since October 2006, he has served as a member of the executive committee of the world’s leading luxury group, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, and CEO of its North American arm, LVMH, INC. He is also chairman and CEO of Donna Karan International (DKI), one of the world’s best-known fashion companies.
During the past six years, he has led a period of strong, profitable growth for DKI. In addition to entering into licensing agreement to expand the Donna Karan and DKNY businesses, Mr. Weber has capitalized on the global appeal of the Donna Karan and DKNY brands to increase their presence in new and emerging markets, namely China and India.
In addition to his leadership of DKI, Mr. Weber has global operational responsibility for LVMH’s Thomas Pink brand, the leading British luxury shirt maker. He is also a board member of Edun, the ethical fashion company founded by Ali Hewson and her husband U2 lead singer and activist Bono, and oversees LVMH’s investment in the company.
Prior to his current positions, Mr. Weber spent 30 years at publicly traded Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation (PVH). He began his career at PVH as a merchandising assistant and rose to become president, a board member and ultimately CEO.
In 2011, Mr. Weber was named “Man of the Year” by the American Apparel and Footwear Association, in recognition of his leadership and innovation in the retail industry.
Outside of his business career, Mr. Weber drew upon his extensive knowledge of the menswear field to write the 1997 McGraw-Hill book Dress Casually For Success… For Men. He is married and has two sons.