Italian Labels Remain True to Brand DNA

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Overview

In a strong, polished and, at times, entertaining Milan Fashion Week, brands delivered the goods while staying very much in their comfort zone — focusing less on experimentation and more on mining their DNA.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Looks from the Uman presentation in Milan.

Designer and Luxury

Uman Expands Collection for Fall

Umberto Angeloni, founder of the conceptual Milanese tailored clothing label, said he started to feel the heat from retailers to broaden the Uman offer.

clock January 17, 2012Katya Foreman

Tomas Maier

Designer and Luxury

Bottega Veneta to Open Men’s Store in New York

New shop marks the increased relevance of the brand’s men’s wear division, which now accounts for about 30 percent of sales.

clock January 18, 2012WWD Staff

An ad from the Calvin Klein Jeans campaign, featuring Lara Stone, shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.

Media

Calvin Klein Reveals New Underwear, Jeans Ads

The brand scoured the latest crop of young models for its new spring campaigns, which mark the debut of 20-year-old Matthew Terry.

clock January 18, 2012Alessandra Turra

Ovadia & Sons

Retail

Capsule Spotlights Heritage and Outdoor Brands

Sturdy holiday sales gave men’s retailers an auspicious start to the New Year and lent buyers an upbeat attitude at the show in New York.

clock January 18, 2012David Lipke

Adam Kimmel

Fashion Features

Collections Preview: Paris Match

WWD paid a visit as designers put the finishing touches on their fall fashion statements.

clock January 19, 2012Laurent Folcher

A Quick Draw Fly item by Tommy John.

Textiles

Quick Draw Fly Underwear by Tommy John to Debut

The styles, which will feature a brief, a trunk and a boxer brief priced from $25 to $32, are designed with a horizontal fly with “fewer layers.”

clock January 19, 2012Karyn Monget

Leather-trimmed coat from Johnny Love.

Retail

Project Vendors Reinvent the Classics

The heritage message continued to ring true in men’s collections for fall, as brands exhibiting at the Project show stuck to classic men’s wear silhouettes.

clock January 19, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Burberry Prorsum Men's RTW Fall 2012

Retail

Italian Labels Remain True to Brand DNA

Retailers cite Burberry Prorsum, Alexander McQueen and Bottega Veneta as top shows from Milan Fashion Week.

clock January 19, 2012WWD Staff

Essentialist

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The "Snow White" Saks holiday windows with dresses by  Alberta Ferretti and Naeem Khan.

Business

Breakfast at Saks, Disney-Style, in a ‘Snow White’ Holiday Campaign

clock 7hDavid Moin

Social Studies