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Haider Ackermann's Captivating Spring Collection

The collection was ravishing, captivating with its drifting silk, trailing ribbons and delicious tropical colors.

clock 9hMiles Socha

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Maria Grazia Chiuri's First-Ever Fashion Show for Dior

In her debut collection for Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri proclaimed her ascent boldly, with a fresh take on on daytime dressing.

clock 23hBridget Foley

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Inside Jonathan Anderson's Show for Loewe

Jonathan Anderson elaborated on the long, languid silhouettes he introduced for fall, here more organic and unfinished, but just as alluring.

clock September 30, 2016Miles Socha

Truly Fast Fashion: H&M’s Lagerfeld Line Sells Out in Hours

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Overview

Mass hysteria for Karl. That was the situation Friday morning at H&M locations in the U.S. and Europe as the fashion retailer launched its Karl Lagerfeld collection in about half of its , 1,000 locations.

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Yohji Yamamoto

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Fashion Scoops: Yamamoto’s Moment … Mr. In Personality … Still Modeling

YAMAMOTO’S MOMENT: Yohji Yamamoto was against doing a retrospective of his work until he met with organizers of Pitti Immagine last year. But even then, Yamamoto’s show “Correspondences” will be an antiretrospective…

clock November 15, 2004WWD Staff

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Oscar Sets Bal Harbour Store

NEW YORK — The paint is barely dry on Oscar de la Renta’s new Madison Avenue store, but the designer already has secured space for a second location in Miami’s Bal Harbour Shops.

The company said Friday it will open a…

clock November 15, 2004Rosemary Feitelberg

Financial

WWD Stock Index Sustains Momentum

The bulls continued their post-election charge, sending stocks up for a second week, including retail shares, which, as a sector, soared on a brighter consumer spending picture and lower fuel prices.

In turn, the WWD Composite Stock…

clock November 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Courting Counterfeiters

Lawsuits involving counterfeiting can leave the impression that lawyers ask judges for monetary awards in the same way little girls ask Santa for ponies.

Lawyers representing manufacturers of luxury goods in particular seek huge sums from…

clock November 15, 2004Ross Tucker

Financial

Credit Worthiness

When it comes to making credit determinations, factors say it depends on the people making the decisions. But is it an art or a science? Factors say both.

or factors, companies that handle suppliers’ receivables for a fee, determining…

clock November 15, 2004Ross Tucker

Retail

Retail Sales Training: It’s About the People

With fewer people looking to retail as a career and a rapidly shifting customer base, retailers are seeking better training methods to save the day.

Federated Department Stores Inc. has taken a page from a U.S. Air Force manual for part of its…

clock November 15, 2004Meredith Derby

Financial

Chasing Comps

Wall street’s fixation with same-store sales began more than two decades ago.

Without standardization, are comps an exercise in faith, science or a false idol?

On the first Thursday of the month, hordes of retail executives rise…

clock November 15, 2004Meredith Derby

Illustration by Matt Collins

Fashion Features

Era of the New Deal: Money Talks

Money, money, money/always sunny/in the rich man’s world” are lyrics from an Abba song that describes a working stiff’s dream of riches.

And suddenly in the world of fashion and retailing, there’s more money than ever….

clock November 15, 2004Vicki M. Young

Financial

Geox Sets IPO With 65M Shares

MILAN — Italian footwear company Geox will kick off its initial public offering today, with up to 65 million shares available.

Geox will be listed on the Milan Stock Exchange beginning Dec. 1. While the definitive price has yet to be…

clock November 15, 2004Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

Obituary: Mary Vinson

NEW YORK — Mary Vinson, a designer of apparel and home goods who was also an owner of the Island Trading Co. store, died Nov. 8. She was 49.

The cause of death was multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cell, according to her husband,…

clock November 15, 2004WWD Staff

Financial

European Firms Grapple With Weak Dollar

The weakened dollar and the stronger euro are forcing European firms to raise prices, shore up shrinking margins and hedge their forecasts.

clock November 15, 2004WWD Staff

Vassarette’s Real Sexy brand will be expanded into sleepwear.

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Vassarette Enters Sleepwear

NEW YORK — VF Corp.’s Global Intimate Apparel Coalition has signed a licensing agreement with NAP Inc. to produce a collection of sleepwear, robes and loungewear bearing the Vassarette label.

The line will be shown in January for…

clock November 15, 2004Karyn Monget

Natori Black Label’s dual-purpose feather-pattern bra at Dana-Co.

Retail

Cautious Mood Permeates Spring-Summer Market

The second half of this month’s lingerie market promised a lot of sizzle after a quiet first week, but it generally fizzled out.

clock November 15, 2004Karyn Monget

Tourneau’s Time Dome superstore at the Forum Shops.

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Timepieces for High Rollers

NEW YORK — It’s easy to lose one’s sense of time in Las Vegas. Nights seem like days in the glaring lights of the Strip, while days could just as well be nights in clock-less casinos. But that should no longer be as much of a problem…

clock November 15, 2004Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Findings: In the Bag … Jones Lets Go

IN THE BAG: Junior sportswear company Necessary Objects has signed a licensing agreement with Cudlie Inc. to produce handbags and small leather goods under the Necessary Objects by Ady Gluck-Frankel Handbags label.
The spring collection,…

clock November 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Crown Jeweler Goes for Skull and Crossbones

clock November 15, 2004Marc Karimzadeh

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LeSportsac’s New Tune Trimmed in Leather

NEW YORK — To the industry, Tim Schifter is known as the dapper president and chief executive officer of LeSportsac. Few realize, however, that in his free time, Schifter has a penchant for music, and lately he has grown particularly fond of…

clock November 15, 2004Marc Karimzadeh

Liz Claiborne’s jeweled cuffs.

Fashion Features

Jewelry Charms Spring Bags

Jewelry has returned to the spotlight this fall and shows no signs of losing its luster for the spring and summer seasons.

clock November 15, 2004Emily Holt and Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Ninth China Petition Targets Wool Trousers

WASHINGTON — The coalition of apparel and textile groups claiming Chinese imports pose a threat to U.S. production filed its ninth quota safeguard petition on Friday covering imports of men’s and boys’ wool trousers, a category that…

clock November 15, 2004Joanna Ramey and Kristi Ellis

A look at the interior of Origins’ Walk-in Wellness center.

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Beauty Beat: Origins Wellness Unit Opens at Macy’s

SAN FRANCISCO — Origins launched its first Walk-in Wellness center at Macy’s Union Square this week. Set in the ground-floor cosmetics and fragrance department just inside the store’s Stockton Street entrance, the 300-square-foot…

clock November 15, 2004Diane Dorrans Saeks

Financial

Strong Showing for Luxury: Bulgari, Tod’s Up in Quarter

Consumers’ ongoing love affair with luxury goods bolstered top-line and bottom-line growth for luxury firms Bulgari and Tod’s SpA.

clock November 15, 2004Luisa Zargani

Puffy AmiYumi and their cartoon counterparts, below.

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Big in Japan … Top Shops … The Slipper Fits

Speaking with Japanese female rock duo Puffy AmiYumi about stardom, cracking the U.S. and their new cartoon…A Cinderella story.

clock November 15, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Everlast Expansion … Quiksilver Flagship

EVERLAST EXPANSION: Everlast Worldwide Inc., which has been aggressively expanding overseas, has signed a licensing agreement with Big Brands, a Johannesburg-based firm, to develop Everlast apparel in South Africa. The line of women’s,…

clock November 15, 2004WWD Staff

Financial

Financo Taps William Susman

NEW YORK — Financo Inc. has named former Merrill Lynch investment banker William S. Susman as president and chief operating officer, WWD has learned.

Susman becomes the second in command at Financo, the boutique investment banking firm…

clock November 15, 2004David Moin

Vanessa Castagna

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Castagna Exits Penney’s

As expected, Vanessa Castagna, chairman and chief executive officer of J.C. Penney stores, catalogue and Internet, has decided to leave the company.

clock November 15, 2004David Moin

A clerk at the H&M on New York’s 34th Street is mobbed as he comes down with an armful of new Lagerfeld stock.

Fashion Features

Truly Fast Fashion: H&M’s Lagerfeld Line Sells Out in Hours

There was mass hysteria Friday at H&M locations in the U.S. and Europe, as it launched the Karl Lagerfeld collection in about half its 1,000 locations.

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Love ’Em and Leaf ’Em

NEW YORK — There’s nothing quite like taking natural forms and re-creating them in lustrous gold and lavish jewels. So designers are coming up with a new crop of flora and fauna for pendants that swing gently on, or accent long, delicate…

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