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Maison Margiela, Lanvin and Dries Van Noten Spring 2017

At Paris Fashion Week all three houses offered exhilarating collections that were a heady exploration of creative unsettling.

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Fenty x Puma by Rihanna RTW Spring 2017

Rihanna's second collection for Puma merged the worlds of 18th-century French fashion and current gender-fluid street style.

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Study: Influencers Rule the Social Media Beauty Landscape

Advertising technology firm Pixability found brand-generated digital content is falling behind the content produced by individual creators.

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Diega Della Valle’s Drive: Tod’s ‘Coherent’ Approach to Growth

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Tod's chairman and ceo has a conviction: If he wanted his cashiers to ker-ching faster and louder, he could do so in the blink of an eye.

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Romantic Getaway

Designers are going romantic for spring with tissue-thin silks and ruffles, and even fitted jackets. Here, for example, Versace’s cotton jacket with leather inserts and rayon jersey skirt.

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Show Calendar

Following is the runway schedule for the Milan women’s ready-to-wear collections, running Sept. 25 through Oct. 3. It is accurate as of press time, but attendees are urged to confirm times and locations.

SATURDAY, SEPT….

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Metodo Rossano Feretti Hair & Spa

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Hot Spots

Interesting places to eat, drink, primp, chill — and shop — during fashion week.

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Tod’s has opened 38 stores in the past 18 months.

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Diego Della Valle: Tod’s ‘Coherent’ Approach to Growth

Diego Della Valle of Tod’s SpA takes a long-term view in a short-term business.

Tod’s chairman and chief executive officer has a…

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A look from Missoni.

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Cost Containment, Italian Style

Italian fashion houses say they’re psyched for spring, with many brands touting double-digit growth in pre-collection orders — but there are still signs that it’s not quite time to break out the spumante.

Sales growth in the…

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Italian textile mills are investing in faster, more efficient equipment to remain competitive, like this XT spinner at Luigi Botto.

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Industry Overhaul Aims to Give Italy an Edge

A sea change is in the works for the Italian textile industry, involving a widespread investment in technology and equipment and a restructuring of the entire trade show process.

Together with innovative design, substantial investments in…

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Hi-ho, Silver …

…and gold and bronze. Metallic fabrics and motifs played important roles on the New York spring runways. They turned up, for example, at Donna Karan, who went in a new, more clean-cut and industrial direction this season, which influenced even…

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Diego Della Valle’s Drive: New Products at Tod’s Seen Speeding Growth

Diego Della Valle of Tod’s SpA may take a long-term view toward luxury goods, but he’s upping the tempo of his company’s expansion.

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Joseph Cicio

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Holt Renfrew Eyeing Cicio?

NEW YORK — Joseph Cicio, a former Macy’s executive and president of British fragrance retailer Penhaligon’s until several months ago, is a candidate to run Holt Renfrew, according to sources.

The upscale Toronto-based chain…

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De la Fressange Wins Back Namesake Brand

PARIS — Ines de la Fressange has got her name back.

A court here ruled Friday to reinstate the Ines de la Fressange brand to the former Chanel model and designer, now director and communications coordinator of the Roger Vivier shoe…

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Financial

Investment Firm Offers to Purchase 2.5M A&F Shares

NEW YORK — Abercrombie & Fitch Co. said it neither recommends nor endorses an unsolicited minitender offer from a private Canadian investment firm to buy up to 2.5 million shares of its class A common stock. The firm, TRC Capital Corp.,…

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In Brief: Kohl’s Taps Capuano … Wal-Mart Storm Impact

KOHL’S TAPS CAPUANO: Kohl’s Department Stores said Chris Capuano joined the retailer as executive vice president, general merchandise manager for home and footwear. She reports to president Kevin Mansell. For the past eight years,…

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Coming This Week

Monday: London Fashion Week continues (through Friday).
Nike Inc. reports first-quarter sales and earnings.

Tuesday: Première Vision, Texworld, Mod’Amont, Expofil and Indigo trade shows, Paris (through Friday)….

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A rendering of the installation at Gatwick South.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Victoria’s Secret Takes Beauty Abroad … Lorenzo Back to Givenchy

Victoria’s Secret Beauty plans to cross the Atlantic and enter the British travel retail market.

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Fashion Scoops: Sharp Shooters … Modern Saint … Dairy Queen …

SHARP SHOOTERS: Photographers at fashion shows are not generally a dressed-up bunch, but that will soon change — at least chez Chanel. Karl Lagerfeld is requesting all photographers and camera crews covering the Oct. 8 Chanel show…

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Lil' Kim

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Eye: Front-Row Fantasies

WWD polled some of the chicest ladies at the New York shows to find out their favorite styles.

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Geren Lockhart

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Lockhart Nixes Grandma’s Pants

A boyfriend’s complaints drove Geren Lockhart to try her hand at designing loungewear. Three years later, she has a growing business.

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DSquared’s Novelty Undies

MILAN — It all started with beer. When Dean and Dan Caten, the twin designers behind DSquared, decided to try their hand at women’s lingerie, it was partly due to the unexpected success of their men’s underwear, especially the briefs…

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Paula Abdul Goes Tag-Free

NEW YORK — “I don’t know who wears this but I bet you’d like to know,” said “American Idol” judge Paula Abdul, as she stood behind a triple X-size, bubble gum-pink bra.

Grammy Award-winner Abdul was on…

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The Shows Go On

A call for unity and cooperation came loud and clear from Mario Boselli, president of the Italian Chamber of Fashion, during a news conference Thursday to introduce Milan’s fashion week, which kicks off Saturday and runs until Oct….

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Christian Roth

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Bright Hues, Big Frames Drive Spring Shades

Exhibitors at Vision Expo West said the outlook for spring was bright — and that’s not because they were looking through rose-colored glasses.

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Bronze pin with pavé diamonds and faceted and carved cognac quartz.

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Dweck Dips Into Diamonds

NEW YORK — Jewelry designer Stephen Dweck has gained some clarity in his work — particularly the kind associated with diamonds.

Known for his use of enormous colored stones and minerals, he is launching his first diamond collection…

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A new showcase for Vertigo’s revamped collection.

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Vertigo Returns With Modern French Twist

NEW YORK — Vertigo, the better-priced contemporary line, has returned to Manhattan’s East Side with a store created in the mood of Paris in the Forties with a twist of modernism.

With a reconstituted and broader collection, the…

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A vintage photo of Coco Chanel.

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‘Fashion Passion’ Comes to Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO — São Paulo is playing host to Latin America’s largest-ever exhibition of 20th-century fashion, featuring 26 foreign designers — mostly French couturiers or those they inspired.

The exhibition, called…

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Financial

Fin.part in Frette Deal

MILAN — Financially troubled Fin.part has struck a preliminary deal to rent and possibly eventually sell its Frette home linens business to New York-based investment bank First Wall Street Capital Corp.

Fin.part said it has inked a letter…

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Friedrich Christian “Mick” Flick

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Flick Art Collection Showcased in Berlin

BERLIN — The German billionaire Friedrich Christian “Mick” Flick will celebrate his 60th birthday on Tuesday. But when German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, leading politicians and hundreds of Berliners join him at the Hamburger…

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Financial

WWD Stock Index Dips

NEW YORK — The WWD Composite Stock Index slipped 0.2 percent last week to close at 1,082.62 from 1,085.20 a week ago, as the relentless hurricane season continued to cast a pall over retail sales throughout much of the…

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Financial

West Coast Factors Mean Business Boom

Business has been booming for factors on the West Coast, prompting several firms to open offices there.

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Financial

Factors Can Give Cash Flow a Boost

NEW YORK — As Wall Street, shareholders and lenders pressure companies to reduce inefficiencies, they often seek front-end solutions such as reducing head count, slashing advertising and cutting commissions.

But there’s one area in…

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Two handbags from Coach, which is enjoying continued sales momentum.

Financial

Analysts Try to Keep the Faith in Luxury Market

NEW YORK — It seems hard to believe luxury retail spending could maintain such a strong course for so long. While there is evidence on Wall Street of luxury’s potential decline, it’s the individual companies rather than the group as…

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Financial

Interest Hike, Fuel Costs Set to Dampen Holiday Retail

NEW YORK — Rising fuel prices, along with an expected interest rate increase by Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan this week, could cast a shadow on the upcoming holiday shopping season.

“It will be a double whammy,”…

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A spring Generra look.

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Literary Generra

NEW YORK — “I cringe when I think things don’t look real,” Generra designer Tony Melillo said. So instead of a smoke-and-mirrors fashion show, Melillo and his longtime friend Kelly Klein conceived a book based on the casual…

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