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Technology

With Centric Software Deal, Dassault Systèmes Aims to Help Brands Meet New Demands

Dassault Systèmes could acquire 100 percent of Centric Software, as long as sales stay on a growth track.

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A shot from Iconix Brand's Candies campaign with actor Sarah Hyland.

Human Resources

Peter Cuneo Named Interim CEO at Iconix, Again

Cuneo, executive chairman, takes on the role following the resignation of John N. Haugh.

clock June 15, 2018Vicki M. Young

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Business Features

Think Tank: Diversity and Inclusion in Fashion – It’s Time to Pick up the Pace

Kenya Wiley, an attorney and founder of the Fashion Innovation Alliance, explains.

clock June 15, 2018Kenya N. Wiley

Pierre-Nicolas Hurstel

Business Features

Changing Fashion – For the Better

Pierre-Nicolas Hurstel, founder of ReMode, shares his perspective on the November event and how it will gather fashion industry leaders and stakeholders.

clock June 15, 2018WWD Studios

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Government and Trade

Guatemala on Tenterhooks as Vietnam Targets Export Surge

Vietnam’s lead and growing market share of U.S. apparel imports is causing panic in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua.

clock June 13, 2018Ivan Castano

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Human Resources

The Future of Fashion Hiring Is Fast, Digital and Diverse

Industry experts see data and AI also reshaping hiring practices.

clock June 13, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Elsa Hosk at a fitting for her Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Swarovski look.

Business Features

As Underwear Market Grows, Online and Social Play Greater Role

Fit and comfort, along with new twists on old designs, have sparked consumer interest in both men’s and women’s.

clock June 7, 2018WWD Staff

Financial

U.S. Top Destination for FDI in Retail Apparel Sector

A U.N. report found the new projects included outlays by brands such as Golden Goose, Fabiana Filippi, Herno, Hennes & Mauritz and Hermès International.

clock June 6, 2018John Zarocostas

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Business Features

Think Tank: Welcome to Fashion’s Eco-Label Jungle

Luna Atamian Hahn-Petersen offers a shopper’s guide for navigating and understanding sustainability labels.

clock June 6, 2018Luna Atamian Hahn-Petersen

Looks from the Gilly Hicks brand.

Retail

Abercrombie Takes a Closer Look at Its Corporate Business Model

The company is looking at ways to better operational efficiencies.

clock June 1, 2018Vicki M. Young

Looks from the core Abercrombie & Fitch brand.

Retail

Abercrombie Shares Rise After Posting a Narrower Q1 Loss

The company plans to open 22 full-price stores during the year, including 13 Hollister and 9 Abercrombie stores.

clock June 1, 2018Vicki M. Young

Markets

The List — The Top Five Luxury Brands by Category

Top brands by product categories, according to an RBC survey of affluent Chinese consumers.

clock May 30, 2018Vicki M. Young

The Jacket Required trade show in London

Business Features

Global Fashion Events Tout Innovation

Show organizers remain upbeat as they position fashion venues across Europe and Asia as “must-attend” markets.

clock May 24, 2018WWD Staff

Oscar and George Feldenkreis

Fashion Scoops

George Feldenkreis Pushes for Definitive Time Frame on Offer

The former chairman said he would withdraw offer if Special Committee can’t commit to a May 29 time frame.

clock May 23, 2018Vicki M. Young

The women's store at 867 Madison Avenue.

Markets

Ralph Lauren Reports Q4 in the Black, Beats EPS Estimate by 7 Cents

The company said it will nominate Angela Ahrendts for election to its board in August.

clock May 23, 2018Vicki M. Young

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Paris Men’s Week: Ones to Watch

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