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Frédéric Fekkai Unveils New Beauty Brand Called Bastide

The serial entrepreneur's new beauty brand is based around the lifestyle and artisans of Provence.

clock December 2, 2016Peter Born

Fashion

Riccardo Tisci Delivers Givenchy Collection for Babies, Kids

The debut collection for fall 2017 retailing will be produced and distributed by CWF.

clock December 2, 2016Miles Socha

Business

Italy's Fashion World Stands Behind Renzi Ahead of Referendum

Uncertainty looms as Italian citizens gear up for a referendum on Dec. 4 to vote on a change in the country’s constitution.

clock December 2, 2016Luisa Zargani

Big Change at Chloe: Phoebe Philo to Quit as Brand’s Designer

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Phoebe Philo's reign at Chloe is over. The designer, who helped catapult the growth of the Parisian brand with coveted handbag designs and feminine frocks, today will announce she is resigning from the firm for personal reasons.

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Phoebe Philo

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Big Change at Chloe: Phoebe Philo to Quit as Brand’s Designer

Phoebe Philo’s reign at Chloe is over. The designer, who helped catapult the growth of the Parisian brand with coveted handbag designs and feminine frocks, today will announce she is resigning from the firm for personal reasons, according to market…

clock January 5, 2006Miles Socha

Fashion Features

In Brief: U.K.’s Kookai Crumbles … Smart Move … Haggar Taps Harris

A brief look at some of the day’s stories.

clock January 5, 2006WWD Staff

Mary Berner

Financial

Berner Submits Resignation From Conde Nast Publications

Mary Berner resigned on Wednesday as group president of the Conde Nast Publications division that includes WWD, W, Jane, Details and other magazines.

clock January 5, 2006Sara James

Media

Memo Pad: Hackett Job

They grow up so fast. In October 2004, on its “Ones to Watch” list, WWD picked People’s then-executive editor, Larry Hackett, as the likely successor to managing editor Martha Nelson, if and when she ever took on a heftier role at Time Inc. On…

clock January 5, 2006WWD Staff

The interior of Vera Wang's first lifestyle boutique.

Retail

Vera Wang Lifestyle Begins in Hawaii

Having designed a suite for the Halekulani resort last year, Vera Wang is marking the start of 2006 by opening her first lifestyle boutique at the Hawaiian resort.

clock January 5, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Scarlett Johansson in Narciso Rodriguez and Christian Louboutin at "The Island" premiere in New York

Media

In Her Shoes: Scarlett Johansson

What with the poufy frocks and pageant hair, many young actresses at black-tie to-dos often seem like they raided their mother’s closets (rather than their stylist’s). Scarlett Johansson, on the other hand, has always seemed self-assured enough to…

clock January 5, 2006WWD Staff

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Media

Split Personality

As anyone will tell you, family matters, and perhaps never more so than when it comes to a first novel. Consider writer and producer Galt Niederhoffer’s new book, “A Taxonomy of Barnacles,” out now from St. Martin’s Press.

clock January 5, 2006Vanessa Lawrence

Tatjana Vassiljeva

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Pulling Strings

Already a star on the European concert circuit, Siberian cellist Tatjana Vassiljeva is setting her sights on the United States. “I’m ready for new challenges,” she says. “I’m seeking engagements there now.”

clock January 5, 2006Robert Murphy

Tommy Hilfiger's cotton and polyester blazer and cotton shirt with J. Crew's cotton pants. Robi glasses; Kate Spade shoes.

Fashion Features

Prep’s Rally

Every spring, many private school seniors go through one very important rite of passage: tossing their much-loathed prep uniform in the garbage or shipping it to the local Good Will. It’s odd to them that the classic Waspy garb of khakis, button-down…

clock January 5, 2006WWD Staff

Media

The Icons

Who’s the ultimate prepster? WWD asked a few industry insiders to name some famous figures – past and present – who set the cableknit standard. East

clock January 5, 2006WWD Staff

The Kara jean from Fire Jeans.

Fashion Features

Fanning the Flames

The heat is rising for Fire Jeans. Sales of the Los Angeles-based junior denim line have gained momentum since launching in 2004 as part of an expansion of the moderate-priced Fire sportswear brand. With its start-up days behind it, Fire Jeans is…

clock January 5, 2006Ross Tucker

Maddox jeans by Lee, exclusive to Screaming Mimi's.

Fashion Features

Screaming for a Style of Its Own

Screaming Mimi’s, the vintage boutique on Lafayette Street in Manhattan’s East Village, is known by stylists and connoisseurs as the go-to place for vintage tops, dresses and coats. But Laura Wills, the boutique’s owner, saw an increasing number of…

clock January 5, 2006Lauren DeCarlo

Retail

A Diesel Spring On Bond Street

Diesel is taking denim to Bond Street, the retail area that’s synonymous with luxury in London. The Italian denim label is set to open a two-floor, 550-square-foot store on the corner of New Bond and Grosvenor Streets in April. Neighboring stores will…

clock January 5, 2006Nina Jones

Bowing for spring, Repaired represents 575 Denim's push into the junior market.

Fashion Features

Teens Get Repaired

Budget-conscious teens who crave the styling of designer dungarees without the high cost will get their fix with Repaired.

clock January 5, 2006WWD Staff

Biya's embroidered silk coat over a JW Los Angeles embroidered T-shirt.

Fashion Features

And Then There Were Eight

There seems to be no end to the number of labels and collections that the Dallas-based contemporary firm Johnny Was can produce.

clock January 5, 2006Holly Haber

Splendid's new tank inspired by Liveawear.

Fashion Features

A Splendid Cause

Splendid, the contemporary T-shirt line, is trying to change the fashion vernacular. The brand has teamed with Liveawear, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to inspiring social consciousness and transforming attitudes toward domestic abuse, to…

clock January 5, 2006Lauren DeCarlo

Garden and pillars designed by Tadao Ando overlooking Benetton's Villa Pastega, which is all part of Fabrica.

Fashion Features

Ando and Benetton Team Up to Take Chances

How Tadao Ando gave up a boxing career to become a self-taught architect is a story in itself, but the fact that he has found steady work through the ever-edgy Benetton Group SpA seems to tie the ends together.

clock January 5, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Brazilian label Poko Pano is finding success in the U.S.

Fashion Features

Niche Brands Breaking In

A number of small, fashion-forward swimwear brands with reputations founded on success in specialty stores are breaking into the big time.

clock January 5, 2006Melanie Kletter and Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

Sidelines: End of Super Show … Fila Sells Online … Bishop Named at Moonstone

The Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association is ending the Super Show after the upcoming edition in Orlando, Fla., later this month and instead will offer two regional shows.

clock January 5, 2006WWD Staff

Mercedes-Benz

Fashion Features

Name-Dropping: Brands mentioned most often in Billboard’s Top 20 singles charts in 2005.

Name-dropping is just part of the game in pop music, particularly hip-hop. Agenda Inc.’s annual “American Brandstand” study reveals which brands are the most mentioned each year, by analyzing songs from Billboard’s Top 20.

clock January 5, 2006Cecily Hall

Victory Park construction.

Fashion Features

Dallas Sees Opportunity in Once Moribund Downtown

The population of downtown Dallas in 1988 was just 300 and homeless people slept around bonfires on City Hall Plaza in scenes that evoked a “Mad Max” movie. The deterioration of the district was swift after the bottom dropped out of oil prices and…

clock January 5, 2006Holly Haber

Financial

Sears to Announce Layoffs for Kmart

Sears Holdings Corp. is expected to announce to its Kmart employees sometime this week that it will lay off workers.

clock January 5, 2006Vicki M. Young

Clients sit facing each other around this large table at Vog's Redken concept salon.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Vog Opens Redken Salon

French salon chain Vog and L’Oreal-owned hair care brand Redken have unveiled a new concept in the Beaubourg district here. In a first for Vog, whose 180 French salons offer and use a range of L’Oreal brands, the new salon on Boulevard Sebastopol…

clock January 5, 2006WWD Staff

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