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The Top 10 Shows From the Men's Spring 2017 Runways

From Miuccia Prada’s activewear to Demna Gvasalia’s power suit at Balenciaga, here are the 10 most directional shows of the spring season.

clock 10hWWD Staff

The Markets

Muslim Fashion Industry Reacts to France's Burkini Ban

Designers, including burkini creator Aheda Zanetti, are puzzled over the recent backlash.

clock 20hRitu Upadhyay


Deadly Earthquake in Central Italy Rattles Rome, Stirs Designers

Fashion personalities took to social media as the death toll reached 37 following the 6.2 magnitude quake.

clock 3hSandra Salibian and Miles Socha

In Focus

Issey Miyake’s Homme Plissé Gains Global Following

Looks from Issey Miyake’s Homme Plissé line.

Reading the Currents: Federated-May Merger Still Seen as Possible

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Although merger talks between Federated Department Stores and May Department Stores have stalled, Wall Street remains bullish on the deal.

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Reading the Currents: Federated-May Merger Still Seen as Possible

Although merger talks between Federated Department Stores and May Department Stores have stalled, Wall Street remains bullish on the deal.

clock February 16, 2005Vicki M. Young


A&F Net Up 10.6 Percent in Quarter

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. found its groove late last year, and its name was Hollister.

clock February 16, 2005Meredith Derby

Fashion Features

Halston, Bayou Part Ways

Creative director Bradley Bayou is leaving Halston to pursue several opportunities such as building his own collection and more TV work.

clock February 16, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Pinault Not Part of Exec Life Settlement

PARIS — François Pinault, the French tycoon whose PPR owns Gucci Group and the retailer Printemps, was not included in a $525 million out-of-court settlement reached hours before a fraud trail that opened in Los Angeles on Tuesday.


clock February 16, 2005Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

McArthurGlen Names Radice

PARIS — A gust of innovation is bound to blow through designer outlet malls in Europe soon.

WWD has learned that developer McArthurGlen has tapped Vittorio Radice, the star retailer best known for rejuvenating the British department store…

clock February 16, 2005Miles Socha

Fashion Features

In Brief: Andean Plans

ANDEAN PLANS: U.S. trade officials are discussing the concept of “cumulation” with three Andean countries involved in free-trade negotiations with the U.S., Regina Vargo, assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the…

clock February 16, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features


Carlos Perez del Castillo, the Uruguayan diplomat, is 60. His age was incorrect in a story on Tuesday.

clock February 16, 2005WWD Staff



Cornelia Guest will slip into a Badgley Mischka dress for Elton John’s Oscar party … Kate Winslet says it’s all in the bra … Diamond in the rough.

clock February 16, 2005Aileen Mehle

Retail Features

Seaside Luxury

Island Capital Group plans to make marinas into one-stop docking for luxury ships, as well as retail, dining, hotel and recreational facilities.

clock February 16, 2005David Moin


Dillard’s Jettisons Nine West Brand

NEW YORK — Dillard Department Stores has dropped Nine West from its lineup of brands.

Meanwhile, analysts are closely watching Jones Apparel Group, which owns the Nine West brand, to get a read on how recent acquisitions will affect its…

clock February 16, 2005Vicki M. Young


Nordstrom Earnings Surge 34.1%

Better-than-expected sales and lower costs spurred Nordstrom Inc. to double-digit earnings gains for the fourth quarter and year-end periods.

clock February 16, 2005Ross Tucker


January Retail Sales Up 1.8%

Sales rose at apparel, general merchandise and department stores in January, as stores cleared merchandise and shoppers cashed in gift cards.

clock February 16, 2005Kristi Ellis


Sears Lowers 4Q Estimates

NEW YORK — Sears, Roebuck and Co. said it was adjusting its fourth-quarter earnings, reducing per-share earnings by up to 10 cents to correct an accounting error relating to its leasing transactions.

The roughly 5 percent reduction in…

clock February 16, 2005Amy S. Choi

Fashion Features

Vanderbilt Vamps It Up

Gloria Vanderbilt’s fall ad campaign features three supermodels and is meant to raise the profile of the moderate brand.

clock February 16, 2005Evan Clark

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Bond No. 9 Channels Chinatown … Wella Net Up, Sales Down

Bond No. 9 Channels Chinatown

NEW YORK — In May, Bond No. 9 will take a cue from the world’s fastest-growing market with the launch of its newest scent, Chinatown. Chinatown, the company’s 22nd fragrance, was…

clock February 16, 2005WWD Staff


Government Appeals China Safeguard Injunction

The Justice Department filed an appeal seeking to overturn an injunction that has halted the government’s review of China safeguard petitions.

clock February 16, 2005Kristi Ellis

Athletes Join Supermodels In SI Swimsuit Issue

NEW YORK — What do Carolyn Murphy and Olympic swimming gold medalist Amanda Beard have in common?

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.

This year’s edition features a slew of athletes, along with the requisite scantily clad…

clock February 16, 2005Melanie Kletter


Buffett Drops Nike Shares

NEW YORK — Investment guru Warren Buffett is apparently losing faith in Nike Inc. — at least in the short term.

Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., which operates predominantly as an insurance company, sold more than half its…

clock February 16, 2005Meredith Derby

Fashion Features

Speedo N.A. President Named

NEW YORK — The Warnaco Group has named Sheree Waterson as president of Speedo North America, part of its fast-growing swimwear division.

Waterson replaces Susan Guensch, who left the company last fall, said Craig Brommers, Speedo’s…

clock February 16, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

A Big Shiner

NEW YORK — Like a sprinkling of fairy dust, glitter and glitz will lend a dose of sparkle to fall.

Metallicized fabrics — a hit since…

clock February 16, 2005Daniela Gilbert

Fashion Features

Obituary: Henry Wolf

NEW YORK — Henry Wolf, a graphic artist who helped define the postwar years as a golden era for magazine design through his work at Harper’s Bazaar and Esquire, died at his Manhattan home Monday. He was 79.

The cause of death was not…

clock February 16, 2005Jeff Bercovici

Fashion Features

Obituary: Emilio Marin

NEW YORK — Emilio Marin, a former design artist for Women’s Wear Daily and 43-year employee of Fairchild Publications, died Thursday of complications arising from cancer. He was 64.

Born in Manhattan, Marin was a lifelong resident…

clock February 16, 2005Jeff Bercovici

Fashion Features

L.A. Fashion Calendar Switch Stirs Anxiety

A revised schedule involving fashion week and the contemporary and general markets in Los Angeles is causing confusion and concern.

clock February 16, 2005Nola Sarkisian-Miller

Fashion Features

Oscar Watch: They’re Baaack … Mother of Reinvention … And He Wants In, Too …

THEY’RE BAAACK: The Sept. 11 attacks, Iraq war and the Academy Awards moving to coincide with Milan Fashion Week resulted in a drought of fashion names in Los Angeles for Oscar Week in recent years. Now they’re back….

clock February 16, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: By a Nose … Diva Alert … Man at his Best-dressed …

BY A NOSE: Between preparing his next Pucci collection for the Milan runway on Tuesday and his signature collection for Paris on March 4, Christian Lacroix has just accepted yet another extracurricular design project….

clock February 16, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

FIT Exhibits Celebrate Glamour

NEW YORK — For Patti Hansen, weathering Monday night’s rainstorm was a small price to pay for the late Rico Puhlman, the fashion photographer who launched her career.

The model and other Puhlman fans walked through a new exhibition…

clock February 16, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Fashion Coterie At a Glance…

Dates: Sunday, Feb. 27, through Tuesday, March 1.

Show Hours: Sunday and Monday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Piers 90, 92 and 94, New…

clock February 16, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Mind Your Business

NEW YORK — The fall installment of ENK International’s Fashion Coterie is about both the old and the new, and this season will be no exception.

Coterie lures companies back year after year, but also regularly introduces new labels…

clock February 16, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Fashion Features

Straight From the Top

NEW YORK — Elyse Kroll created Fashion Coterie in 1986 at the Plaza Hotel with roughly 30 vendors simply because she thought she could create a better women’s trade show. Nineteen years later, more than 1,000 vendors vie for a spot on…

clock February 16, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Fashion Features

Invitation Only

NEW YORK — A trade show is only as cool as its exhibitors, and this season the Fashion Coterie is upping the ante. In a first-ever move, ENK International has invited roughly 30 collections to be part of The Mezzanine, which is expected to be…

clock February 16, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

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