News

Footwear from Jessica Simpson.

Business

Jessica Simpson Brand Bought by Sequential

According to sources, Sequential is looking to build Simpson’s empire into a $2 billion to $3 billion operation.

– 8 minutes ago

Business

WWD Stock Tracker Drops 0.44%

Stocks slide on profit-taking, trading volume is light.

– 32 minutes ago

Business

American Apparel to Lay Off 180 Employees

The majority of those jobs are manufacturing positions located in Southern California.

– 4:10 PM, EST

"Marcel Rochas: Designing French Glamour"

Eye

Sophie Rochas Writes Book on Father Marcel Rochas

She writes in the book that he is “a ‘famous unknown,’” adding, “Therein lies a deep injustice that needs to be redressed, and a mystery."

– 3:56 PM, EST

The Markets

Design Market Worth $479B: Study

The first Altagamma Bain Design Market Monitor was based on the study of 350 Italian and international companies from 30 different countries.

– 3:12 PM, EST

Designers Looks Using Merino Wool

Fashion

The Woolmark Company Promotes ‘Cool Wool’ Campaign in London

The event was part of the Cool Wool campaign by The Woolmark Company, to promote wool as a fabric for all seasons.

– 2:16 PM, EST

Beauty

Clarins Groupe Names Senior VP of Sales

Brenton Kearley has been named senior vice president of sales for Clarins Groupe USA.

– 2:13 PM, EST

Business

Lynn Tilton, Patriarch Sue SEC

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday charged Tilton and Patriarch with fraud and seeks to bring its claims, after a five year investigation, for an adjudication in an abbreviated administrative proceeding.

– 11:45 AM, EST

Media

Raul Martinez Named Condé Nast Corporate Creative Director

Anna Wintour, Condé artistic director sent out a memo Wednesday morning to the company.

– 9:47 AM, EST

April Fools Day Fashion Pranks

Fashion

British Fashion Folk Play April Fool’s Jokes

Selfridges, Browns, Hunter and Ted Baker were among those jesting on social media.

– 8:40 AM, EST