Guilty. That was the verdict handed down to Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, as well as four other defendants, here Wednesday afternoon in the designers’ long-running tax evasion case. Judge Antonella Brambilla sentenced the designers and accountant Luciano Patelli to one year and eight months in jail, plus legal expenses.
Art lover Christopher Bailey swapped the design studio for the artist’s one, sending out a collection packed with primary colors, sweet pastels and laid-back silhouettes inspired by his fellow Yorkshireman David Hockney, and by the playwright and actor Alan Bennett.
In a world of endless hyperbole, it’s difficult to overstate the aura of Christian Louboutin. One of the great gods of fashion, he has, along with Manolo Blahnik, remained at the pinnacle of the foot-centric fascination that has pulsed through, and to a large degree fueled, fashion for well more than a decade.
Nordstrom Rack is looking to expand north, south, east and west. The openings are part of parent Nordstrom Inc.’s goal of having over 230 Racks in operation by 2016, a number it could reach even earlier than that. There currently are 127 Racks, with plans to open 24 this year and another 30 in 2014.
Jean-Louis Scherrer, the French couturier whose fans included Jacqueline Kennedy and Sophia Loren, died in Paris on Thursday at the age of 78. The designer passed away at the Jeanne Garnier palliative care clinic in the French capital’s 15th arrondissement after a 10-month illness, said Guillaume Feugeas, his right-hand man of more than a decade.
PVH Corp. will be on the sidelines of the acquisitions arena for at least the next two years as it completes its unexpectedly bumpy integration of The Warnaco Group Inc., emphasized PVH chairman and chief executive officer Emanuel Chirico at the company’s annual meeting on Thursday in New York.
The roles of chief marketing officer and chief information officer are blending. Today’s cmo must be equally fluent in digital and traditional marketing practices as the online space — including e-commerce, advertising, social media and mobile — contributes an ever-growing percentage of sales for brands and retailers.
Front row at @fendi: @elliegoulding was at the show, fresh off releasing the finale song for the latest Bridget Jones flick. "I grew up with Bridget Jones and it was exciting and fun to work on the song. It's a fun and amazing character and I can relate to her." - Goulding #MFW
#MFW Designer Inspirations: "An evocation of dreams, hopes and memories, like a bottle with a letter inside or a magic lamp that looks after your own desires." - Salvatore Piccione on @piccione.piccione's spring collection
“I love the idea that her army and her women landed at Deauville’s beach in 1930,” Erdem Moralioglu tells WWD about his Spring 2017 collection. “To me, the show was about a landing. There was something so very interesting about the idea, these 1650 nipped-in jackets with these Deauville-y cropped trousers and these sun hats.” #lfw 📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo
Ralph Lauren's new evening time slot at Fashion Week meant it was the perfect opportunity to amp the show's beauty game. See our exclusive interview with @tompecheux and @guidopalau about the look on WWD.com. Link in bio.