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Paris Inspirations: Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Paris designers share their inspirations as the spring collections get under way.

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Fashion

Anthony Vaccarello's Debut for (Yves) Saint Laurent

In addition to some tony basics, a llittle Eighties-inspired bad taste made for an audacious collection of racy party clothes.

clock 14hBridget Foley

Retail

Barneys Prepared to Ride Out Storm at Perry Capital

Amid the luxury malaise, Barneys' ceo says the company is profitable and performing well.

clock 10hDavid Moin and Vicki M. Young

Backing the Boys: Valentino Group Takes Stake in Proenza Schouler

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Overview

Already a mouthful in English, Proenza Schouler should now be pronounced with an Italian accent.

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Frank Mineo

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Jafra Cosmetics Names Frank Mineo as CEO

Jafra Cosmetics International has stayed within the direct-selling fold with the selection of its new chief executive officer.

clock July 11, 2007Rachel Brown

Nautica is focusing on more casual lifestyle items for resort.

Fashion Features

Traditional Sportswear Looks for an Rx

It’s been a tough year for traditional women’s sportswear, and vendors are hoping this fall will provide relief. From moderate to better to bridge, apparel targeting the 30-plus woman seems to be in a dry spell.

clock July 11, 2007Whitney Beckett

Resort will feature silver pieces to celebrate the silver anniversary.

Fashion Features

Kenneth Cole Preps For 25th Anniversary

Kenneth Cole Productions Inc. will focus on preparing for its silver anniversary during the next six months.

clock July 11, 2007Whitney Beckett

Fashion Features

Conglomerates’ Shifting Strategies Put Brands in Play

Liz Claiborne Inc. is not alone in reevaluating its portfolio.

clock July 11, 2007Whitney Beckett

Ralph Lauren and Giorgio Armani: Flashing strong fashion IDs.

Fashion Features

Consumers Name (Favorite) Names

Even if the labels and logos were covered up in ads for fashion brands, consumers would still recognize a few of the top apparel names, said Robert Passikoff, president of marketing consultant Brand Keys.

clock July 11, 2007Valerie Seckler

Fashion Features

Designers Engaging in Class Warfare

A space squeeze on designer fashion has intensified competition for consumer purchases of those goods, said Marshal Cohen, chief industry analyst at The NPD Group.

clock July 11, 2007Valerie Seckler

Reef uses the same overlapping ball pattern on the polyester chiffon lining of a print sundress as it does for slip-on sneakers and a messenger bag.

Fashion Features

Beyond Sandals: Reef Jumping Into Swim, Sportswear

Reef swimwear has a minuscule clientele — the few tanned, taut winners of the Miss Reef competition.

clock July 11, 2007Rachel Brown

Proenza Schouler's Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez.

Fashion Features

Backing the Boys: Valentino Group Takes Stake in Proenza Schouler

Already a mouthful in English, Proenza Schouler should now be pronounced with an Italian accent.

clock July 11, 2007Marc Karimzadeh and Miles Socha

Lingerie from La Perla.

Fashion Features

New La Perla Owners Cite U.S. for Growth

JH Partners, a San Francisco private equity firm, will strive for international growth of its latest acquisition, Italy’s $270 million lingerie and fashion group La Perla SpA.

clock July 11, 2007Karyn Monget

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Tweaky Tina… See Jane Live… And The Band Plays On

Last fall’s wave of Spy magazine tributes may have left Graydon Carter nostalgic for the waggishness of those years.

clock July 11, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

CFDA Adds 30 Designers

When Diane von Furstenberg took over the presidency of the Council of Fashion Designers of America last October, her plans included expanding the organization’s membership. She appears to be on the way to reaching that goal.

clock July 11, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

French Market Hampers Carrefour

Carrefour, the world’s second-largest retailer after Wal-Mart, on Tuesday reported weaker-than-expected second-quarter sales, hamstrung by lackluster growth in its home market of France.

clock July 11, 2007Robert Murphy

Retail Features

Manhattan Retail Rents Continue to Rise

Retail rents in Manhattan’s prime corridors maintained their upward spiral in the first half of 2007, with Madison Avenue passing the $1,000 per square foot mark and Fifth Avenue topping $1,500.

clock July 11, 2007David Moin

Financial

M&S Sales Growth Tempers

The new golden age at Marks & Spencer plc has lost some of its sparkle.

clock July 11, 2007WWD Staff

Steve Kanaly, Charlene Tilton, Larry Hagman, Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Starry Night… Paris, Texas… Hadid’s Helping Hands…

The Fashion Group International’s Night of Stars this fall is shaping up to be another fashion-heavy affair.

clock July 11, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Liz Hires Converse’s McTague as EVP of Partnered Brands

Less than two weeks after president Trudy Sullivan announced her departure, Liz Claiborne Inc. has named David McTague, president of Converse Apparel at Nike Inc., to be executive vice president of its new partnered brands division.

clock July 11, 2007Whitney Beckett

A Sigrid Olsen ad  from 2006.

Fashion Features

Claiborne Said Putting Brands Under Review

The McComb Manifesto will be revealed today and the new chief executive officer of Liz Claiborne Inc. is set to disclose that he is considering strategic alternatives for 16 of the vendor’s brands.

clock July 11, 2007Whitney Beckett

Financial

Levi’s Earnings Rise 13.7%

Strong North American sales helped offset marginal gains in Europe and declines in two key Asian markets for Levi Strauss & Co. during the second quarter.

clock July 11, 2007Ross Tucker

Financial

Sears Cuts Forecast as Markets Slide

U.S. stock markets tumbled on Tuesday, propelled partly by lowered earnings guidance from Sears Holdings Corp.

clock July 11, 2007Erica Owen

Fashion Features

In Brief: Cargo Bill Back On Board… Tory Spreads Out

A legislative proposal – opposed by importers – that mandates the screening of all U.S.-bound cargo containers at foreign ports has popped back up on the radar.

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David Minster, chief information officer, operations senior vice president of David Yurman.

Digital

WWD Forum: Brands Refashion Business With Tech

Joseph Abboud produces one suit every 72 seconds.

clock July 11, 2007Denise Power and Cate T. Corcoran

David Minster, chief information officer, operations senior vice president of David Yurman.

Digital

Yurman Pushes Transparency, Results

No-nonsense bons mots are legendary in the technology and operations halls at David Yurman, the luxury jewelry brand.

clock July 11, 2007Denise Power

Digital

PLM: A Sleeping Green Giant?

Software that manages product design and fabrication data is a powerful business tool primed to be a sleeper hit for the “green” movement.

clock July 11, 2007Denise Power

Digital

RFID Boosts Retail Sales

Although Wal-Mart is the best-known retailer to embrace radio frequency identification, test projects at a variety of retailers show…

clock July 11, 2007Cate T. Corcoran

Optimization Software Drives

Global competition, the blurring of lines among sales channels and fast-fashion pressures combine to speed the decision-making process for retailers.

clock July 11, 2007Denise Power

Digital

Famous Footwear: Advanced Merchandise Planning

Record-breaking annual sales and healthy same-store sales increases are signs that Famous Footwear’s merchandise planning strategy is working.

clock July 11, 2007Denise Power

Digital

Sore-based Service Still Too Static

Internet-savvy consumers are growing disenchanted with the traditional store experience, challenging the creativity of retailers.

clock July 11, 2007Denise Power

Digital

Famous Footwear: Advanced Merchandise Planning

Record-breaking annual sales and healthy same-store sales increases are signs that Famous Footwear’s merchandise planning strategy is working.

clock July 11, 2007Denise Power

Digital

JA Apparel Corp.: Fast-turn Suit Maker Stays in U.S.

Location, location, location. It could be the mantra for JA Apparel Corp., maker of Joseph Abboud suits.

clock July 11, 2007Cate T. Corcoran

Digital

Technology AIDS Growth at Lilly Pulitzer

Lilly Pulitzer is about bright, fun prints and a Palm Beach lifestyle, but behind the scenes several key technology systems have helped the company…

clock July 11, 2007Cate T. Corcoran

Digital

EBay Site Helps Shoppers Find Products Online

“It’s a paradox of choice for consumers out there,” said James Barkow, director of distribution for Shopping.com.

clock July 11, 2007Cate T. Corcoran

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