Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Men's

Berluti Confirms Haider Ackermann

Prized for his colorful, globe-trotting style, the designer is to show his first collection for the French brand next January.

clock 2hMiles Socha

Retail

J. Crew Narrows Loss in Second Quarter

Madewell continues to show gains while comp sales at the J. Crew brand remained challenged.

clock 8hDavid Moin

Retail

China Powers a 19.2% H1 Gain at SMCP

The French retail group operates the Sandro, Maje and Claudie Perlot chains.

clock 21hMiles Socha

A Lifetime Friendship? Jacobs and Duffy Near New Deals With LVMH

No cover image

Overview

Marc Jacobs and Bernard Arnault are on the verge of resolving their long-running friction, which at times had thrown the designer's future as the creative force behind Louis Vuitton into question.

From This Issue

Fashion Features

Corrections

The Los Angeles International Textile Show is scheduled for April 26-28 at the California Market Center in L.A. The dates were incorrect in the Domestic Trade Shows Calendar, published Dec. 10.

***

The dress worn by…

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Dior Bullish for 2004 As Sales Increase 8%

Christian Dior said first-quarter sales grew 8 percent to $162.2 million, or 136 million euros, with the gain at 14 percent at constant exchange rates.

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Diversity Rules … Avondale Takes $5.4 Loss …

The flood of jeans brands hasn’t saturated the market, thanks to innovation and creativity…Avondale Mills dives deeper into the red.

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Polo Retail Group Taps Sherman For Chief Operating Officer Post

NEW YORK — Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.’s retail group has a new chief operating officer.

WWD has learned that Jeff Sherman will join the company as chief operating officer on April 19, succeeding Bridget Ryan Berman. Sherman’s…

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

PVH Signs Klatsky for Six Years

NEW YORK — Bruce Klatsky is being rewarded for closing the February 2003 deal that brought Calvin Klein Inc. into the Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. fold.

According to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday, PVH…

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Sport’s New Hip-Hop Scorecard

As athletic brands build their fashion quotient, they continue to reach beyond sports for endorsers and increasingly turn to music artists.

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Financial

Robust 4th Quarter Lifts Burberry Sales

Revenue at Burberry rose 12.8 percent in the second half, with strong U.S.sales, retail expansion and a booming fragrance business.

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Women’s, Girls’ Buoy Apparel Price Hikes

Retail prices for women’s apparel surged upward by 1.5 percent in March, as concerns about inflation increased, the CPI revealed Wednesday.

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Textile Imports Rise in Feb., While Apparel Sees Decrease

Industry imports from Pakistan, Brazil and South Korea rose in February, while shipments from Hong Kong, Thailand, Turkey and the Philippines fell.

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Unifi to Explore China on Own

After negotiations bogged down, fiber maker Unifi Inc. has scrapped plans to form a polyester joint venture in China and now plans to go in on its own.

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

M&S Details Turnaround Plan

Marks & Spencer Group has a new five-point rescue plan for its troubled clothing business, which posted a 2.5 percent sales dip in the quarter.

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

People

Dressing Cole

Janty Yates gushes over her collaboration with Giorgio Armani on the costumes for”De-Lovely.”

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Rainy Night … Short Suited … What a Tease …

RAINY NIGHT: Even Natalie Portman is prone to fashion emergencies. “This whole day has been kind of a process, walking around in the rain,” Portman said before introducing the movie “Camille” at a Grand Classics…

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Wella Dissidents Explore Options … Licari on U.K. QVC …

BERLIN — Wella’s minority shareholders may call another extraordinary shareholders’ meeting, after Wella turned down their demand to have a special resolution included in the agenda of the upcoming annual general meeting on May…

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashioning Cointreau’s New Campaign

NEW YORK — The hour hand of the clock had barely passed 10 on Wednesday morning, but Betsey Johnson was already sipping a frozen watermelon margarita during a photo shoot at Splashlight Studios here.

“We might need a refill later. I…

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Memo Pad: Stern’s New Gig …

STERN’S NEW GIG: Jared Paul Stern, the former New York Post scribe who’s now editor at large at Star magazine, is spreading his brand of celebrity gossip around. Stern is becoming a full-time freelancer and has had several…

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Federated Confirms Field’s Interest

NEW YORK — Federated Department Stores officials confirmed Wednesday for the first time that the company is exploring the possibility of acquiring Marshall Field’s from Target Corp. Meanwhile, the ready-to-wear team at the company’s…

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

People

Plum’s Pudding

Quite a scene at BG.

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

People

Eye Scoop: Muchos Miami

MUCHOS MIAMI: With the Hamptons season just around the corner, the bold-faced and the beautiful have two opportunities to work on their natural tans in South Beach — at rival hotels, natch.

Paul Kanavos and his wife,…

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Highly Compensated Boards: The 15 retail firms paying the highest annual fees to directors

Shareholder revolts and closer scrutiny by institutional investors is forcing corporate boards to be on their best behavior. The Sarbanes-Oxley bill, passed in 2001 by Congress to protect investors, establishes an oversight board where public firms…

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

College Material: Do Today’s College Students Have New Values?

Commercialism raises eyebrows, but it hasn’t quenched the academic spirit yet.

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Party Clothes: The Looks From Both Sides of the Campaign

Whenever Nick Smyth, a junior at Harvard University, goes out stumping for the presumptive democratic nominee, Senator John Kerry, he doesn’t think too much about what he’s wearing. A T-shirt and jeans, he says, sometimes a Students for…

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

What’s the Difference?: Split Personality

At Carnegie Mellon, even the fashion is interdisciplinary.

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

What’s the Difference?: International Intrigue

Can foreign students find comfort in old-school Boston?

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Dressing Under The Influence: How Much Do Celebs Have to Do With Style?

Stars have made a mark on collegiate style, both on and off the West Coast.

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

What A Girl Wants: Things for Every College Student

The goodies on every coed’s shopping list.

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Pressing the Issue: Fashion’s Next Wave of Editors Talk Shop

College fashion journalists bring flair and style to their campus papers.

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Student Council: Stylish Coeds Rate the Runways

Campus fashionistas weigh in on the collections.

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Class Rank: Our Most-Fashionable Ivy League Rankings

Ivy Leaguers are by nature a competitive lot. And it doesn’t stop at academia. Not only are bloodlines, prep schools, SAT scores and social calendars held up to meticulous scrutiny, but so are some of the more overt manifestations of one’s…

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

The Ivies: Brown

There’s liberal thinking. And then there’s Brown, which took a running start before diving off the left side of the political spectrum. Tucked into the the pretty city of Providence, R.I., this is where students can major in Contemplative…

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

The Ivies: Columbia

Since fashion reaches its peak in New York City, it’s only natural that Columbia University, ensconced in upper Manhattan, teems with an urban chic student body. This Ivy enclave surrounded by the increasingly gentrified streets of Harlem is…

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

The Ivies: Cornell

Dismal weather can send even the most ardent fashion followers into a fugue. Yet Cornell students manage to fuse functionality and flair. Traversing the campus’ hilly terrain, it’s no wonder that there is nary a kitten heel or stiletto in…

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

The Ivies: Princeton

“If Disney had built a college, it would be Princeton,” says senior Samantha Cooper, summing up perfectly the idyllic New Jersey campus.

Within the school’s oft-mentioned “Orange Bubble,” there is little reminder…

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

The Ivies: Dartmouth

They don’t call it New Hangover for nothing. Nestled in the hinterland of Hanover, N.H., Dartmouth boasts a hard-core drinking culture and a frigid clime. Fashion takes a backseat to both.

On a frosty day in April, students scurry across…

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Poison Ivy

Here’s what students say about those other schools…

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

The Ivies: UPenn

“Fashion is talked about at UPenn, but it’s not obsessed about,” says David Bruno Jr., class of ’04, a student only months away from a job in the men’s buying office at Federated Merchandising Group.

From…

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Take A Break: Soaking Up The Sun on Spring Break 2004

There’s more to spring break than parties and beaches…but not much more.

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

The Ivies: Harvard

It’s a rare situation in which a Harvard student isn’t at the head of the class. But when it comes to matters of personal expression and style, these Cambridge smarties are strictly conservative prep. Read: well-pressed jeans (tattered…

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Sister, Sister: The Girls of Kappa Kappa Gamma

Does the sorority stereotype hold true?

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

The Ivies: Yale

There’s an aura of downtown vintage cool around the Yale campus. Students scurry to and from classes in a mix of secondhand blouses, beat-up sneakers and layers of sweaters and scarfs. And yes, they’re label-conscious —…

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Ads Infinitum: Marketing to the Collegiate Set

With close to $9 billion at their disposal, campus coeds are buying, buying, buying. But what exactly and why?

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Shop Talk: The Stores Students Love

When it comes to what’s in stores, students know just what they want.

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Cosmetics Case: Smart Girls Wear Lipstick, Too

Do you or don’t you? Girls speak up about makeup.

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Film School: How Hollywood Sees Higher Education

These silver-screen scholars sure know how to put on a show.

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

The Numbers Game: Stats on Shopping, Politics and More

68.35% of female college students surveyed said they spent less than $50 on their last pair of jeans. Though not one female college student said she spent over $150 on her last jeans …

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

The College Issue: Boola Boola Barbara

NEW HAVEN — Who’s that coed looking so chic? Yale University senior Barbara Bush, of course. She’s working the vintage-y side of style, while bringing a hint of Texas flair to the New Haven campus with her gold-tipped cowboy boots….

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

A Lifetime Friendship? Jacobs and Duffy Near New Deals With LVMH

Marc Jacobs and Bernard Arnault are near resolution of a contract dispute that would cement the designer as the creative force behind Louis Vuitton.

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Star Appointments … Set in Stone …

STAR APPOINTMENTS: Movie Star Inc., the New York-based intimates firm, has increased its number of directors to seven with the appointments of Peter Cole, John L. Eisel and Thomas Rende. Cole is chief executive officer of Qwiz, a Roswell,…

clock April 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Ford, De Sole: Some for the Road

MILAN — Tom Ford and Domenico De Sole might be leaving Gucci Group in a little more than two weeks, but they’ll still get some perks after they go.

A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission detailing the specifics of…

clock April 15, 2004Amanda Kaiser

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Tom Mora photographed in 2014.

Fashion

Tom Mora Named Cole Haan Creative Director, Women’s and Licensed Goods

clock 9hMisty White Sidell

Latest Galleries

Social Studies