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Prada Strikes New 'Normal' for Men's Fall 2017

Working almost exclusively with leather and corduroy to give the collection a sense of “normality,” Prada riffed on simplicity, authenticity and the naïf, favoring the crude and unsophisticated over the polished and urbane.

clock January 15, 2017Samantha Conti

Business

Carolina Herrera Names Emilie Rubinfeld President

Emilie Rubinfeld succeeds Francois Kress, who has left the company.

clock January 13, 2017Jessica Iredale

Business

Luxottica and Essilor Merge to Create $16B Eyewear Giant

The combined eyewear powerhouse will have annual sales of more than 15 billion euros.

clock 13hLuisa Zargani

The Luxury of Sport: PPR Enters Active With $7B Bid for Puma

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Overview

PPR thinks luxury goods and sneakers make a perfect match, and it's about to spend more than $7 billion to prove it.

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A traveler transforms a "WASP-y" Brooks Bros. take into "humor in a sexy way."

Financial

Fluid Brand IDs Are Wave of the Future

Google has cast itself at the forefront of brands showing different faces, notably in the playful change of its search engine logotype to reflect various holidays and in the company”s quirky secondary stock offer of 14,159,265 shares, the number…

clock April 11, 2007Valerie Seckler

Gold Digga from Fox Head.

Fashion Features

Edgy Chic for Action Sports, Surf Handbags

Action sports and surf accessories are not all about floral canvas totes anymore.

clock April 11, 2007Rachel Brown

The new Blue Bee Luxury store.

Fashion Features

Blue Bee Creates Buzz in Santa Barbara

Blue Bee has gone from apparel retail concept to trailblazer in seven years.

clock April 11, 2007Emili Vesilind

Sarah Jessica Parker

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Sarah Jessica’s Second Scent…

Sarah Jessica Parker, fragrance felon? That’s the idea behind the ad campaign for Parker’s second scent, Covet Sarah Jessica Parker, due out this fall.

clock April 11, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Yohji Yamamoto to Design Jewelry Line

Yohji Yamamoto is delving into gems for the first time.

clock April 11, 2007Katya Foreman

Financial

Jones’ Boneparth Earns $4M in 2006

Jones Apparel Group awarded Peter Boneparth a $4 million pay package for 2006, according to the company’s preliminary proxy statement filed Tuesday.

clock April 11, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Plaza Retail Taps Anthony Nicola

The Plaza Retail Collection has hired Anthony Nicola, a veteran of the luxury industry, as its general manager.

clock April 11, 2007Sharon Edelson

Media

Memo Pad: Swapping Love Notes

Kate White and David Zinczenko are cohabitating – figuratively – in the May issues of their respective magazines, Cosmopolitan and Men’s Health.

clock April 11, 2007WWD Staff

A handbag by Puma.

Financial

The Luxury of Sport: PPR Enters Active With $7B Bid for Puma

PPR thinks luxury goods and sneakers make a perfect match, and it’s about to spend more than $7 billion to prove it.

clock April 11, 2007Robert Murphy and Emilie Marsh

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Isaacs To Isaac… Carolina Style… Packin In

Could Peter Rizzo, chairman and chief executive officer of I.C. Isaacs, be heading to Isaac Mizrahi?

clock April 11, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Financo Hires Securities Unit Chief

Financo Inc. has hired Joel Glasky, a former managing director of J.P. Morgan, as head of its securities division.

clock April 11, 2007David Moin

Financial

Levi’s Earnings Up 61%

Momentum was on the side of Levi Strauss & Co. during the first quarter, but just barely.

clock April 11, 2007Ross Tucker

Fashion Features

China Speaks Out Against U.S. Moves

China on Tuesday rebuked the Bush administration for its toughened stance on intellectual property rights and piracy of goods.

clock April 11, 2007Evan Clark

Fashion Features

In Brief: Nolan Hire… Talbots Promotion… Set In Stone

Sharilyn Niehaus has joined Charles Nolan as vice president of sales. Previously, Niehaus was a senior account executive at Anne Klein, which she joined in 2004.

clock April 11, 2007WWD Staff

Mackage's contemporary appeal.

Fashion Features

Weatherproofing the Outerwear Department

Forget the ebb and flow of consumer confidence or Wall Street undulations. It’s the mercury rising at the wrong time of year that really makes retailers sweat.

clock April 11, 2007David Moin

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