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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 August 30, 2016Vicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

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

clock 19hMaghan 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 19hWWD Staff

Chol? to Name Marni’s Paolo Melin Anderson as Head Designer

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Overview

Chlo? has tapped a senior, but hidden, talent from Marni to succeed Phoebe Philo, WWD has learned. According to sources, Paolo Melin Anderson will join the French fashion house later this year.

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Fashion Features

Sears Stores to Carry Joe Boxer Brand

Iconix Brand Group and Sears Holdings have renewed and expanded the Joe Boxer license and will now sell products in Kmart and Sears stores.

clock September 28, 2006Vicki M. Young

Financial

Chloe to Pick Marni’s Melim Andersson

French fashion house Chloe is said to have tapped a senior, but hidden, talent, Paolo Melim Andersson, from Marni to succeed Phoebe Philo.

clock September 28, 2006Miles Socha

Fashion Features

Viktor & Rolf Walk Down Aisle With H&M

Not only did Viktor & Rolf say “I do” to a hookup with H&M, the company designed a wedding dress for the occasion that will retail for $378.

clock September 28, 2006Miles Socha

Financial

H&M Profits Up 13% in Third Qtr.

Fast-fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz on Wednesday said cheaper sourcing in Asia and better-than-expected August sales drove third-quarter profits ahead 13 percent.

clock September 28, 2006Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

In Brief: Blu In San Francisco … Polo’s Euro Bond … Bertolucci President

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

clock September 28, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Icahn to Raise Stake in Federated

Federated Department Stores said billionaire investor Carl Icahn wants to acquire up to $500 million in additional shares of the company.

clock September 28, 2006Vicki M. Young and Jeanine Poggi

Financial

Kellwood to Buy CRL Group, Vince Brand

Kellwood Co. has acquired CRL Group, owner of the Vince brand and trademark, the Los Angeles-based contemporary resource.

clock September 28, 2006Whitney Beckett

People

Queen Bees

Kirsten Dunst and other celebrities felt at home on the tapestry-covered lawn at the Chanel after-party for a screening of “Marie Antoinette.”

clock September 28, 2006WWD Staff

People

Hope Floats

It’s just a few hours until the premiere party for “Six Degrees,” the new J.J. Abrams show about the intertwining lives of six strangers in Manhattan, but right now, the cast is still shooting a Halloween episode in the East Village.

clock September 28, 2006Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

People

Saints and Sinners

The well-trod path of models-turned-actors can offer some rather tragic scenery.

clock September 28, 2006Vanessa Lawrence

Fashion Features

Motif Power – Gucci, Alberta Ferretti, Just Cavalli, Moschino Cheap and Chic

For better or for worse, themes played a big role in the Italian spring collections.

clock September 28, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Gucci Guests … Banned In Milan … Cosmopolitan Chic …

John Legend and Camilla Belle were in the front row at the Gucci show Wednesday, then headed to the house’s 85th anniversary bash later that night.

clock September 28, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Special Additions – Alessandro Dell’Acqua, Antonio Marras, 6267, Trussardi, Piazza Sempione

Making collections distinctive is all in the details, from lots of leopard patterns to intricate draping and tucking to leather treated as fabric.

clock September 28, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

More From The Shows

More coverage from the Spring 2007 shows.

clock September 28, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Ones to Watch

Here are a few designers creating some buzz in the City of Light.

clock September 28, 2006Emilie Marsh and Katya Foreman

Fashion Features

Paris Scene

Hot things to do and see, and places to eat and relax while in town for the collections.

clock September 28, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Balmain Rebuilds

A couple of months after his debut last March at the dusty house of Balmain, designer Christophe Decarnin, formerly with Paco Rabanne, got the kind of help that is vital in fashion’s celebrity-centric culture.

clock September 28, 2006Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

Wunderkind Returns

Happy to be fashionably late, Wolfgang Joop is gearing up for his first Wunderkind show in Paris on Sunday after four seasons on the New York runway.

clock September 28, 2006Melissa Drier

Fashion Features

Burrows Goes Tropical

Stephen Burrows is bringing a blast of Caribbean color to the Paris runway.

clock September 28, 2006Miles Socha

Fashion Features

Show Calendar

Following is the spring 2007 ready-to-wear collections schedule, running Oct. 1-8.

clock September 28, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Premium Influence: Lost in Translation

Premium denim trends such as skinny cuts, high waists and suspenders might be difficult to translate to the masses.

clock September 28, 2006Ross Tucker

Fashion Features

Cotton Consumption to Rise 3 Percent

Competitive prices for cotton, robust economic growth, notably in China, and greater availability of cotton products should contribute to world cotton mill consumption expanding by 3 percent.

clock September 28, 2006John Zarocostas

Fashion Features

Erica Davies’ New Development

Erica Davies, design director at Development, will add her name to the label and launch the Erica Davies Collection dress line with the firm.

clock September 28, 2006Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

Kidrobot Toys With Fashion

Toy maker Kidrobot is playing in apparel.

clock September 28, 2006Whitney Beckett

Retail Features

Alice + Olivia Takes Manhattan

With stores in Los Angeles and East Hampton, N.Y., Stacey Bendet, co-owner and designer of the contemporary brand Alice + Olivia, is opening her third and largest unit at 80 West 40th Street here on Monday.

clock September 28, 2006Julee Greenberg

Retail Features

Loyal Customers

Top 10 consumer product categories that generate the most brand loyalty.

clock September 28, 2006Constance Gustke

Retail Features

Wal-Mart Breaks Into Chicago Market

Finally getting a foothold in a coveted big-city market, Wal-Mart on Wednesday opened a 142,000-square-foot store on the city’s West Side here.

clock September 28, 2006Beth Wilson

Financial

Gildan Activewear to Cut 546 Jobs in U.S., Canada

Gildan Activewear said it will cut 546 jobs in the U.S. and Canada, as it relocates production to Central America and the Caribbean.

clock September 28, 2006Jeanine Poggi

Memo Pad: All The Help It Can Get … Good Fortune … Sex Play …

The long lead time for Portfolio’s debut gives its competitors plenty of time to prepare.

clock September 28, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: EU Nears New Airport Regulations … Parfums d’Image Gets N.Y. Subsidiary

The European Union on Wednesday took steps toward introducing new airport regulations governing liquids onboard aircraft.

clock September 28, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Beene Estate Donates $44M to Cancer Center

The estate of Geoffrey Beene has donated an initial commitment of $44 million to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for a research initiative to be known as the Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center.

clock September 28, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Tanner Krolle Sets New Line

British luxury leather goods firm Tanner Krolle has gone back to its classic roots for spring.

clock September 28, 2006Samantha Conti

Financial

FFANY Benefit To Raise Funds For Cancer

Carmen Electra will host the 13th annual QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” Oct. 18 to benefit breast cancer research and education.

clock September 28, 2006WWD Staff

Retail Features

First Vivre Store to Open in the Bahamas

Eva Jeanbart-Lorenzotti travels to exotic locations to find the rarified products that fill her Vivre catalogue and Web site, so it seems only fitting that her first store is opening at a resort in the Bahamas.

clock September 28, 2006Sharon Edelson

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