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Fashion's Game of Musical Chairs Quickens in Paris

The spring shows feature debuts at four major brands, prompting reflection on the pace of designer change.

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Tough Times for Neiman's as Firm Battles 'Challenges'

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock September 26, 2016David Moin

Retail

Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.

clock September 26, 2016WWD Staff

The Art of Deception

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Overview

Get ready for a season that demands a second look.

From This Issue

The 5-foot-2-inch Carmen Miranda gets a lift from her extensive shoe collection in 1944.

Footwear

Finding Ferragamo

What’s old really is new again.

clock February 11, 2008WWD Staff

From left: Fendi lambskin and metal bag, $2,830; Proenza Schouler leather-trimmed felt and feather hat; Celestina shagreen, wood, lapis lazuli, agate and rock crystal gemstones cuff, $2,025; Lanvin leather, raffia and cotton canvas sandal, $1,363.

Trends

Tribal Rules

Channel your inner warrior princess.

clock February 11, 2008WWD Staff

Trends

A la Mod

Go retro with the cool colors of Carnaby Street…

clock February 11, 2008WWD Staff

Brian Atwood wood platform and leather slingback, $835.

Handbags

Hippie Chic

Harken back to the mellow vibes of the Haight.

clock February 11, 2008WWD Staff

Clockwise from top: Sergio Rossi leather and metal paillette wedge, $1,990; Valentino crystal-studded satin clutch, $2,195; Dior by John Galliano suede and crystal pump, $1,295; YSL metal and Plexiglas necklace, $4,180; Chanel lambskin bag, $1,995.

Footwear

Miss America

Rooting for the home team

clock February 11, 2008WWD Staff

Clockwise from far left: Chloe patent leather heel, $460; Alexander McQueen patent leather belt, $915; Chanel Fine Jewelry 18k white gold and diamond brooch, $275,000; Boss Black lambskin clutch, $550.

Footwear

Miss Universe

Do you believe in life in outer space?

clock February 11, 2008WWD Staff

Clockwise from left: Hogan canvas and leather bag, $725; Bottega Veneta sunglasses; Hermes shantung silk hat, $560; Barbara Bui leather ponyskin bag, $3,300; Proenza Schouler crocodile pump, $795; Nessa by Vanessa Mimran 18k gold necklace, $950.

Footwear

On Safari

Adventure can be answering the call of the wild.

clock February 11, 2008WWD Staff

From top: Guiseppe Zanotti cotton, wood and leather wedge, $651; Eric Javits straw hat, $300; Rodo patent, wicker, and rope bag, $522; Katherine Azarmi for Roseark silver, diamond and enamel whale necklace, $5,900; Be & D crocodile sandal, $475.

Footwear

Ahoy Matey

The romantic lure of sailing the high seas.

clock February 11, 2008WWD Staff

Clockwise from top: Ralph Lauren Collection canvas bag, $3,200; Dior by John Galliano goatskin pump, $990; L.A.M.B silk satin pump, $315; Kara Ross for J.Mendel rhodium-plated lapis cuff, $990.

Trends

Ebony and Ivory

Look chic in graphic black and white.

clock February 11, 2008WWD Staff

Clockwise from top: Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquiere cotton and leather bag, $1,595; Dries Van Noten silk clutch, $755; Manolo Blahnik cotton and leather shoe, $685;Dolce & Gabbana painted silk organza pump, $995.

Footwear

Rainbow Coalition

Get noticed in living color.

clock February 11, 2008WWD Staff

From top: Laurence Dacade denim bootie, Stella McCartney denim shoe and Tod's denim sandal.

Trends

In the Jeans

Denim…for the next generation.

clock February 11, 2008WWD Staff

Devi Kroell python shoe.

Trends

Snake Charmers

These beauties need no coaxing to make an impression.

clock February 11, 2008WWD Staff

APC leather and cork wedge.

Trends

Pop the Cork

Nature’s shock absorber pumps up the fashion quotient.

clock February 11, 2008WWD Staff

Nine West snake and crocodile-embossed PVC clutch.

Trends

Piecing It Together

A little of this and a little of that make for big style.

clock February 11, 2008WWD Staff

Clockwise from top: Alexander McQueen patent leather bag, Jimmy Choo patent leather sandal, Lanvin patent leather sandal and Alejandro Ingelmo patent leather sandal with pewter hardware.

Trends

City Slick

Sleek and shiny, these stunners glide from day to night.

clock February 11, 2008WWD Staff

Chinese Laundry PVC clutch.

Handbags

Quick Change

Fold-over bags stand up and take a bow.

clock February 11, 2008WWD Staff

Alima raffia sandal.

Trends

Go Wide

Ankles get plenty of support with wide, decorative straps.

clock February 11, 2008WWD Staff

From top: Chloe buffalo-skin bag, Jil Sander leather handbag and Bottega Veneta leather bag.

Trends

Gray Lady

Classy, yet anything but old-fashioned.

clock February 11, 2008WWD Staff

Sergio Rossi leather and metal sandal with sphere heel.

Trends

Getting the Treatment

Function meets form as the heel gets all gussied up.

clock February 11, 2008WWD Staff

From top: Robert Clergerie leather shoe, Christian Louboutin patent leather and metal chain bag, Chanel patent calfskin shoe and Jenne O patent leather shoe.

Trends

Neon Lights

A touch of Eighties retro that’s hard to miss.

clock February 11, 2008WWD Staff

Nicholas Kirkwood patent leather sandal.

Trends

On Neutral Ground

Move over black and white, beige is the new staple.

clock February 11, 2008WWD Staff

L'Autre Chose silk satin, calf and nylon silk sandal.

Trends

Satin Lovers

If only all relationships were this satisfying.

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Trends

Desert Moon

Shimmering sandy tones shot with color evoke scenes of Santa Fe.

clock February 11, 2008WWD Staff

Anna Sui patent leather bag.

Handbags

Long Time Coming

Classic shapes stretch out for a heightened dose of fashion.

clock February 11, 2008WWD Staff

Corset shoe

Footwear

Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down

Sexy corset motifs vamp up the action.

clock February 11, 2008WWD Staff

Trends

Spring Fling

Bright pastels herald the season.

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Trends

Earth-Friendly

Green doesn’t have to be grungy.

clock February 11, 2008WWD Staff

Jimmy Choo clutch.

Handbags

Prints, Please

This spring the art and fashion worlds cemented their mutual appreciation—in the form of products.

clock February 11, 2008Nina Jones

The Rotunda at Foxwoods.

Footwear

Gaming Goods

Vegas isn’t the only casino town where shoppers can get lucky.

clock February 11, 2008WWD Staff

Stuart Weitzman

Juniors

Baby Steps

Kids’ high-end accessories have become de rigueur.

clock February 11, 2008Katya Foreman

Kate Moss and Pete Doherty.

Trends

Oh, Say Can you PVC?

Kate Moss has kicked off many a tricky trend. Her latest? PVC leggings.

clock February 11, 2008Nina Jones

Made in Mayfair peep-toe.

Footwear

A Handmade’s Tale

Courting the luxury crowd, a range of European designers is specializing in handmade shoes.

clock February 11, 2008Katya Foreman

Valentina de Laurentiis

Handbags

Looking Back

Valentina de Laurentiis—niece of legendary film producer Dino de Laurentiis—may not be the best spokesperson for her accessories line, VdL.

clock February 11, 2008Chiara Hughes

I.O.D. necklace.

Jewelry

Chain Gang

What kind of story does a necklace tell?

clock February 11, 2008Rachel Brown

Prada

Footwear

Sock Hop

Something’s up—north of the ankle, that is.

clock February 11, 2008WWD Staff

Samsonite's Black Label X'Lite Shadow

Leather Goods

Travelin’ Tunes

Talk about easy listening.

clock February 11, 2008Ellen Groves

Montblanc's 18-karat white gold fountain pen

Jewelry

Pen Ultimate

A picture is worth a thousand words, but a single word written with these exclusive pens will really cost you.

clock February 11, 2008Vanessa Silva

Converse sneakers.

Footwear

Con Ed

This year Converse marks its 100th anniversary.

clock February 11, 2008Jessica Iredale

Britain's first shopping arcade.

Jewelry

Mayfair Makeover

Burlington Arcade, a Regency period, glass-covered row of boutiques, which stands in the middle of Mayfair, has become a go-to for accessories in London.

clock February 11, 2008Nina Jones

Suki Potier

Jewelry

Golden Gamble

It’s no surprise that London-based Sarah Ho’s jewelry is a darkly glamorous affair.

clock February 11, 2008Nina Jones

Moschino helmet.

Hats, Gloves and More

Helmet Head

Trust Moschino to add an irreverent twist to crash helmets.

clock February 11, 2008Vanessa Silva

18th century silk damask.

Footwear

Walk of Art

From ancient Nubian sandals to modern-day Manolos, footwear and true works of art are being paired up by Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.

clock February 11, 2008WWD Staff

Clockwise from far left: Moscot, Chris Benz for Proenza Schouler, DVB, Banana Republic, Karl Lagerfeld, Tiffany, Lucky Brand Spectacles, Theory, Fabien Baron, Chaiken by Linda Farrow Vintage, Emilio Pucci and Balenciaga.

Eyewear

Peak Sun

Fashion’s favorite Labels are circling up to launch this season’s sunglasses.

clock February 11, 2008Caroline Tell

Stella McCartney clogs.

Footwear

Knock on Wood

Stella McCartney is planting a new idea in her footwear line.

clock February 11, 2008Katya Foreman

Onyx and pav? diamond bracelets.

Jewelry

Gold Standard

The newest collectible decade for jewelry aficionados? The Seventies.

clock February 11, 2008Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

Prima ballerina

Footwear

On Pointe

For 75 years, prima ballerinas have jetéd and pliéd in Bloch ballet slippers.

clock February 11, 2008Jessica Iredale

Morgan Miller

Footwear

Build-a-Pair

The only thing better than custom-made shoes?

clock February 11, 2008Rebecca Kleinman

Nader Zadi

Eyewear

For Your Eyes Only

For those who long for luxury in eyewear, Nader Zadi, founder of CustomEyes, has created a way to match tailored suits and couture gowns to custom-made glasses.

clock February 11, 2008Caroline Tell

Gucci Heritage handbag

Handbags

Heritage Foundation

Six years into her gig at Gucci and creative director Frida Giannini claims she hasn’t even “made a dent” in the company’s rich design archives.

clock February 11, 2008Sophia Chabbott

Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez.

Hats, Gloves and More

Two Cool

Proenza Schouler Wunderkinds Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez are aiming to expand their modern luxury label.

clock February 11, 2008WWD Staff

Dries Van Noten cuff and necklace.

Jewelry

Stone Age

“We hope to promote an extreme form of casual elegance,” says Dries Van Noten of his new semiprecious jewelry line.

clock February 11, 2008Katya Foreman

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Hats, Gloves and More

Top Billing

From leopard print derbies at Dior to Donna Karan’s sophisticated Panama creations, the runways for spring were awash with hats.

clock February 11, 2008Sophia Chabbott

Prada shoes

Trends

Editor’s Letter: Nature Calls

It’s no secret that artists have long turned to nature for inspiration—just look at Monet’s Water Lilies and Van Gogh’s Sunflowers.

clock February 11, 2008Roxanne Robinson

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