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Future at Stake: Neiman's Battles the Luxury Drought

A deal to sell the Dallas-based luxury chain would be difficult to execute.

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Inside Giorgio Armani's Chic Spring Collection

Dubbing his collection ‘Charmani,’ Giorgio Armani’s spring line radiated a chic charm that felt fresh and alluring.

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Versace Rethinks Ath-leisure for Spring 2017

Donatella Versace played an athletic hand for the win for spring.

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Calvin to Regain Collection Control

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Overview

Calvin Klein Inc. is bringing its much-traveled Collection business back in-house and, to help cover the costs, CKI owner Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. is getting $38.5 million from Warnaco Group Inc. for several new licenses.

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Fashion Features

The Greatest Show on Earth

The stakes were raised significantly in terms of theatrical presentations. From Fendi’s Great Wall show to Valentino’s fireworks over the…

clock December 11, 2007Miles Socha

Financial

Boom and Gloom

The economy swung all over the place, from the stumbles of Wal-Mart and the subprime mortgage crisis to the continued strength of the luxury market and a flood of private equity money in search of fashion properties in which to invest.

clock December 11, 2007Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Fashion Features

The Delebrities

What do you get when you cross a designer with a celebrity? This year saw the answer.

clock December 11, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Pressure Cooker

Tough times apparently call for drastic measures. Faced with more than a year of disappointing earnings reports, three of the biggest U.S. public apparel conglomerates are redefining the role of the wholesaler.

clock December 11, 2007Whitney Beckett

Fashion Features

The Year of Ralph

What a time for Ralph Lauren – flagships opening around the world, explosive growth, expansion in various price points and categories and a magnificent gala celebrating his company’s 40th anniversary.

clock December 11, 2007Lisa Lockwood

Financial

Two Sides of China’s Coin

The Communist regime guiding China’s red-hot economy and its 1.3 billion people onto the world stage has had to take the good with the bad over the last year. And fashion companies, increasingly vested in the country’s fortunes, are forced to ride the…

clock December 11, 2007Evan Clark and Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Retail Features

Go Big or Go Home

Brands at all price levels are putting down roots in a major global rush. And when the big names arrive, they aren’t landing subtly – superstores are opening from Moscow to Shanghai, Dubai to Delhi.

clock December 11, 2007Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

Bye, Bye, Val

One of high fashion’s most glamorous designers gets ready to retire after 45 years, and a flurry of changes surrounds his iconic atelier. Here, a scene from Valentino’s fall couture show.

clock December 11, 2007Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Features

The Mark of Marc

From the late show starts to a must-have Louis Vuitton handbag collaboration and a new fondness for baring it all, Marc Jacobs has everyone talking.

clock December 11, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Limited Action

An empire changes direction. In the fashion business, there can be no sacred cows. No one knows that better than Leslie H. Wexner, chairman and chief executive of Limited Brands Inc.

clock December 11, 2007David Moin

Beauty Features

Lauder Fashions Its Future

The beauty industry was surprised in early November when the Estee Lauder Cos. Inc. unveiled a top management succession plan that not only reached outside the founding family, but also beyond its home turf of department stores.

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Beauty Features

From the Inside Out

Whoever thought pill popping and drinking would be touted as the latest beauty remedies? But they were in 2007.

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Beauty Features

Mineral Magic

Leslie Blodgett was indeed onto something with Bare Escentuals, a mineral cosmetics line that was launched in the Nineties.

clock December 11, 2007Andrea Nagel

Beauty Features

Buy Me

Call it the biggest spate of takeovers in the beauty industry since the entry of the drug companies in the Seventies.

clock December 11, 2007Matthew W. Evans

Beauty Features

Smells Like Money

While some would argue the celebrity fragrance category has lost some luster AS of late, this fall’s star-powered launches proved there’s still life left in the trend.

clock December 11, 2007Julie Naughton

Beauty Features

Remaking Revlon

With a new chief executive officer, Revlon shifted gears in 2007, slowing its product pipeline while working to fix past wrongs.

clock December 11, 2007Molly Prior

Fashion Features

Calvin to Regain Collection Control

Calvin Klein Inc. is bringing its much-traveled Collection business back in-house and, to help cover the costs, CKI owner Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. is…

clock December 11, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Retailers Look to Pick Up Pace on Christmas Weekend

It’s lull time for retailers. Traffic has been down for more than a week as the holiday season’s uncertainties and pressures mount and the briskness of the Black Friday weekend fades to a memory.

clock December 11, 2007David Moin

Retail Features

Retailers Battle Persistent Data Security Lapses

Retailers just can’t seem to put the scandal over safeguarding customer data behind them.

clock December 11, 2007Denise Power and Cate T. Corcoran

Retail Features

Helmut Lang Sets Up Shop in Manhattan

Helmut Lang was eager to stake a claim in the Meatpacking District.

clock December 11, 2007Sharon Edelson

People

Road Warriors

On Friday night, a slew of Manhattanites proved just how far they would go for a black-tie gala: 45 minutes by car to the Bronx, for the New York Botanical Garden’s Winter Wonderland Ball hosted by Escada.

clock December 11, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Calvin Says Hola, Miami… Twinkle Toes…

Calvin Klein has another Miami manse. “It’s all white, of course,” said Klein on Saturday night at Paul Wilmot’s poolside dinner party during Art Basel Miami Beach.

clock December 11, 2007WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Not in the Plans… Posh Raises Elle… Couterattack…

The job cuts feared at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. came in a rather unexpected place…

clock December 11, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Europeans Noncommittal on DVF Show Plans

Diane von Furstenberg and the Council of Fashion Designers of America still have some convincing to do when it comes to dates for fashion weeks.

clock December 11, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

In Brief: Kellwood Moves… New Tech For Kors… Russo In At Sak

Gerber Childrenswear Inc., a division of Kellwood Co., has entered into a licensing agreement with Jockey International Inc. to design, produce and distribute Jockey-branded underwear, sleepwear and thermalwear for infants, toddlers and children’s.

clock December 11, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Reality Check in Southeast: Limited Gains Mark Season

It’s a holiday season of modest expectations for many retailers in the Southeast.

clock December 11, 2007WWD Staff

People

WWD Postcard

“Art frazzle. Rat basel.” Typical reactions when friends hear I’m Miami-bound. I am a naif, a virgin; they’re sophisticated collectors and fair veterans, jaded johns and art tarts who mock the whole experience. But guess what? They’re all going, too.

clock December 11, 2007WWD Staff

Retail Features

Rick Leto Resigns as Mervyns Chief Executive

Former Kohl’s executive expects to leave company by end of the week; future plans uncertain.

clock December 11, 2007Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Features

The Luxe Life

Luxurious-yet-low-key looks were the order of the day as the New York pre-fall collections continued.

clock December 11, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

No Talk of Anne Klein From Toledos at Forum

Attendees at Monday’s Designer Forum discussion with Isabel Toledo didn’t leave with any insight about just what went awry with Anne Klein and Jones Apparel Group.

clock December 11, 2007WWD Staff

Retail Features

Who.A.U. Executes Growth Plan

Who.A.U., the South Korean brand with a passion for the California lifestyle that opened its first store Dec. 2, at Stamford Town Center in Stamford, Conn., has signed a lease for a 7,000-square-foot unit at Garden State Plaza in Paramus, N.J.

clock December 11, 2007Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

British Models Join Actors’ Equity Union

Britain’s models are unionizing. In what is thought to be a first for the fashion industry, a group of models has joined British Actors’ Equity…

clock December 11, 2007Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

New York Now

The fashion spotlight could shine on New York in 2008 more so than it has in recent memory.

clock December 11, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Retail Features

Top Marc

For Marc Jacobs, 2007 has been another banner year, filled with as many creative peaks as with controversy. It made him one of the most-talked about designers in New York and many will continue to watch his movements next year.

clock December 11, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Rowley’s Ride

At her spring runway show finale, Cynthia Rowley and some of her models came down the runway on bicycles.

clock December 11, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Textiles

Industry Shifts Toward Democrats in Race for White House

Fashion industry executives are voting with their wallets this presidential primary season, getting behind Democrats, particularly New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

clock December 11, 2007Kristi Ellis

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Malle Opens Russia Shop… NPD: Beauty Sales Up 4%

In a city that has transformed from drab workers’ paradise into luxury brand heaven in just 16 years, Frederic Malle wants a slice of the action.

clock December 11, 2007WWD Staff

Retail Features

Prada Easing Into Web Commerce

While Miuccia Prada is at the vanguard on many fronts, she was in no hurry to launch the brand’s e-commerce Web site.

clock December 11, 2007Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Features

DVF’s Asian Adventure

Diane von Furstenberg kicked off her boots, moved to the plush sofa in her suite’s living room and said, “Let’s get comfortable” – three words that seem to be serving as the designer’s mantra of late.

clock December 11, 2007Constance Haisma-Kwok

Fashion Features

YMA Panelists to Students: Fashion Is Art and Business

Students aspiring to work in the fashion industry need to realize they must temper creativity with commerce – though they don’t need an M.B.A. to do it.

clock December 11, 2007Whitney Beckett

They Said It

Culled from the pages of WWD. Compiled by Dianne M. Pogoda

clock December 11, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Moments

Jan. 16: Cameron Diaz is stunning at the Golden Globes in a frothy white tulle gown from Valentino.

Jan. 17: Olivier Theyskens makes his Nina Ricci debut with an array of brooding pre-fall looks.

Jan. 23: Master of disguise John…

clock December 11, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

The WWDList Company Directory

ADIDAS-SALOMON AG, World of Sports, Herzogenaurach 91074, Germany; +49-913-2840; adidas.com

BULOVA CORP., 1 Bulova Avenue, Woodside, N.Y. 11377; 718-204-3300; bulova.com

BURBERRY GROUP PLC, 18-22 Haymarket, London SW1 4DQ, U.K.;…

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