Earlier this week, WWD announced its 2017 Ten of Tomorrow list, an annual feature recognizing 10 leaders in fashion and retail innovation, as supported through sponsorship from The Howard Hughes Corporation. Both organizations are incubators for unique fashion, design and retail and are invested in embracing the next generation of industry leaders. This commitment to the future of retail continues to provide a glimpse into the transformation currently underway at the Seaport District, highlighted by the only U.S. location of iconic Italian retailer 10 Corso Como.
The Seaport District is currently being revitalized by The Howard Hughes Corporation and will encompass seven buildings on several city blocks totaling more than 400,000 square feet of cutting-edge culinary, fashion, entertainment and cultural experiences, including a 40,000 square foot food market by Jean-Georges in the restored Tin Building that will rival the world’s most popular food concepts and the first Manhattan location of premier cinema operator iPic Theaters that opened last fall. In the new Pier 17 building, culinary powerhouses Jean-Georges Vongerichten and the Momofuku Group led by David Chang will be opening restaurants as the first to be announced in what will become an unparalleled range of dining options in the District.
The 2017 WWD Ten of Tomorrow honorees include: Wen Zhou, CEO of Phillip Lim, Sam Cheow, Chief Product Accelerator at L’Oréal, Tiffany Masterson of Drunk Elephant, Apolis, Jay W. Sammons, Managing Director and head of the Global Consumer and Retail team at The Carlyle Group, Julia Hamilton Trost, Business Development and Content Partnerships at Google, Harper Reed, Lotte Volkova, Molly Goddard and Sabrina Fung, Executive Director of Fung Retailing. Over the course of the year, deeper profiles on each of the winners will be shared through both the WWD and Seaport District digital channels.
“Ten of Tomorrow is one of WWD’s most popular features of the year as it highlights individuals pushing new creative ideas that are helping to shape the fashion and retail industries. This year, we once again have a fascinating mix of designers and talented executives who are challenging the status quo,” said Miles Socha, editor in chief of WWD. “We are pleased to continue our partnership with The Howard Hughes Corporation as its Seaport District transformation helps shape the future of retail, fashion and art in New York City.”
“We are honored to continue our partnership with WWD for a third year, recognizing the exceptional talent that will shape the future of fashion and retail,” said David R. Weinreb, Chief Executive Officer for The Howard Hughes Corporation. “The Seaport District is on its way to becoming an anchor for distinct fashion, retail and entertainment experiences. As the city’s original commercial hub and birthplace of innovation, it is especially fitting for the Seaport to support fashion’s rising stars.”