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A&F Finds 'Growing Up' Tough Now that Sex No Longer Sells

Abercrombie is aging its models to show it is no longer a "teen" brand; company reported a Q2 loss.

clock 18hVicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

Through her Instagram account, Barbie “produces” sponsored content.

clock 13hMaghan McDowell

Fashion

Costume Institute's Next Subject Said to Be Rei Kawakubo

The exhibit next spring would be only the second the Met has devoted to a living designer.

clock 13hWWD Staff

Olivier’s Next Act: Nina Ricci to Name Theyskens Today

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Overview

Olivier Theyskens won't show his first collection for Nina Ricci until next March, but he's eager to take on a French house that already sends his poetic imagination soaring.

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Olivier’s Next Act: Nina Ricci to Name Theyskens Today

Olivier Theyskens won’t show his first collection for Nina Ricci until March, but the house’s rich heritage has his creative juices flowing.

clock September 11, 2006Miles Socha

Financial

Baugur Takes Stake in Williamson

Iceland’s Baugur Group has taken a minority stake in London’s Matthew Williamson and plans to build its retail network and add accessories.

clock September 11, 2006Samantha Conti

Retail Features

Barneys to Offer Alaia Jeans Style

In a sea of skinny jeans in dark washes for fall, Barneys New York is hoping to stand out with its own twist on the trend.

clock September 11, 2006Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

A look at the coming week’s events.

clock September 11, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: First September Moda

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

clock September 11, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

The Seduction – Diane Von Furstenberg, Tracy Reese, Lela Rose

The New York collections turned up the heat as designers sent out sensual numbers, whether in a South American way or with sassy, sultry charm.

clock September 11, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

More From The Shows I

More coverage from the Spring 2007 shows.

clock September 11, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

The Cool Club – DKNY, Nicole Miller, Baby Phat

Designers are celebrating the confident woman this spring, sending out looks that are sporty, sophisticated and smart.

clock September 11, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

More From The Shows II

More coverage from the Spring 2007 shows.

clock September 11, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Gen Art: Going For Greatness

Now in its 12th year, Gen Art kicked off its show with a Baptist gospel choir to entertain guests and a pastor to rev them up with hoots, hollers and hallelujahs.

clock September 11, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

More From The Shows III

More from the Spring 2007 shows.

clock September 11, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Academy-Worthy Presentation

San Francisco’s Academy of Art University upped the ante on the typical coed presentation this season.

clock September 11, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Imitation Jewelry … Sister Act … Girls Gone Wylde …

Imitation of Christ and Scarlett Johansson have collaborated to launch a jewelry line, according to Imitation of Christ designer Tara Subkoff.

clock September 11, 2006WWD Staff

People

Tip Sheet

Running from show to show, fitting to fitting or party to party is always rough going during fashion week.

clock September 11, 2006WWD Staff

Memo Pad: Fairing Well … Beer Here!

Vanity Fair is already benefiting from its coup of publishing the first photos of Suri Cruise.

clock September 11, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Generra Gets Chic for Fashion Week

The boxes of samples had just arrived on the morning of Sept. 1 — a good thing, since showtime for Generra was only 10 days away.

clock September 11, 2006Julee Greenberg

Financial

Forth & Towne to Grow in Calif.

Forth & Towne, Gap Inc.’s retail concept targeting women older than 35, announced the addition of seven California stores to launch by the end of November.

clock September 11, 2006Emili Vesilind

Retail Features

De la Renta Enters E-Commerce Era

Undeterred by the limited number of designers who have embraced e-commerce, Oscar de la Renta has started selling directly to consumers online.

clock September 11, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Clarins USA Appoints Chief Executive … Evangelista Teams Up With TV Guide Channel … Marionnaud France Taps Managing Director

Jonathan Zrihen, former president of Clarins Canada, has taken the helm of the New York operation as president and chief executive officer of Groupe Clarins USA.

clock September 11, 2006WWD Staff

Retail Features

Custom Made: Bergdorf’s Raises Personal Service Bar

Bergdorf Goodman prefers to call its personal shoppers “personal stylists.”

clock September 11, 2006David Moin

Fashion Features

Stephen Dweck at 25: Entering New Era

When jewelry designer Stephen Dweck celebrates his 25 years in business with guests tonight, he’ll be doing more than merely toasting the past.

clock September 11, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

Financial

Marriages Made to Profit

Established players are coming together through mergers and acquisitions with independent labels at an unprecedented rate.

clock September 11, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

Fashion Features

Findings: Exec Exits Jacob & Co. … Niece Bags … Eyes For Betsey …

Jim Haag, former managing director of sales and marketing at Jacob & Co., has left to become executive director of sales and marketing strategy at Verdura.

clock September 11, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Lyon Steams Ahead in Rough Waters

Boosted by a strong showing of foreign buyers, the Lyon Mode City trade fair held its own in a challenging atmosphere.

clock September 11, 2006Katya Foreman

Fashion Features

Bonnie Young’s Youth Movement

Bonnie Young has a demanding job as senior creative director for Donna Karan, but that hasn’t stopped her from launching a signature collection of children’s clothing and furniture.

clock September 11, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Kids’ Corner: Kids In The ‘Hood

Patrick Dempsey almost didn’t recognize his old West Village neighborhood when he was in New York filming the Disney flick “Enchanted” during the summer.

clock September 11, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Friends Build a Fashionable Nest for Spring

Cristie Schrader and Alyson Abreu want to keep kids in fashion.

clock September 11, 2006Julee Greenberg

Financial

WWD Stock Index Vaults 1.6%

Lower oil prices and the ability of investors to shrug off a third warning in as many days about slowing demand in the housing market helped retail stocks recover by the end of the holiday work week.

clock September 11, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Legal Briefs

Yurman Studio Inc., which sells jewelry and watches under the David Yurman brand, filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the Home Shopping Network, HSN Interactive LLC, Signature Club A Ltd. Inc. and other defendants on Aug. 23.

clock September 11, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Private Equity: A Magnet for Retail Talent

Philip Miller has a second career going, and Allen Questrom appears to be on a similar path.

clock September 11, 2006David Moin and Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Retail Features

Retail Resurgence Slow in Lower Manhattan

Despite five years of planning, several design contests, a host of insurance lawsuits and innumerable political battles, new retail development in Lower Manhattan since the devastating attacks of Sept. 11 remains scarce.

clock September 11, 2006Amy S. Choi

Fashion Features

Designer Feng Hears Siren Song of Opera

Designer Han Feng, sporting a funky long skirt, bleached blonde hair and a pearl choker, joked that some of her friends never knew she could work with prints.

clock September 11, 2006Amy S. Choi

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