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Paris Inspirations: Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear

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

clock 9hWWD Staff

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 15hBridget 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 11hDavid Moin and Vicki M. Young

Revving Up Kate Spade: Liz Claiborne Taps Lloyd To Be Creative Director

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Kate Spade has its new top banana. Parent Liz Claiborne has hired Deborah Lloyd to be co-president and creative director of Kate Spade as part of its plan to expand the brand to additional product categories.

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Frocks of Choice

The top 10 women’s apparel categories ranked by dollar volume sales for the 12-month period ended July. Whether it be a basic white T-shirt, an Empire-waisted casual dress or a risqué swimsuit, spending on women’s apparel continues to climb.

clock October 11, 2007Cecily Hall

The new store's denim library.

Retail Features

National Jean Co. Moves Into Manhattan

National Jean Co. is making its first foray into the big city. The denim-based retail chain will celebrate the opening of a store on New York’s Upper East Side tonight, its first in the heart of a major city.

clock October 11, 2007Ross Tucker

Styles from the new Bulga denim collection.

Retail Features

Bag Line Bulga Expands Into Jeans

Natalia Konovalova is thinking outside the bag. The designer of the four-year-old contemporary handbag line Bulga has created a collection of denim jeans, launching for spring retailing.

clock October 11, 2007Julee Greenberg

Bishop of Seventh's Iced Jeans.

Fashion Features

Adding Bling to Bishop

Bishop of Seventh is pairing its denim with ice. The New York-based premium denim brand has teamed up with Japanese jeweler Taka Mizuno to create a limited edition collection of diamond jeans, sold exclusively at the Wynn resort in Las Vegas.

clock October 11, 2007Julee Greenberg

Roundtable panelists Bill Coleman, Michael Densmore and David H. Greenberg.

Financial

H.R. Summit Reveals Employee Woes

Workers in the apparel and retail industry are not feeling the love from their bosses.

clock October 11, 2007Rachel Strugatz

Financial

Catering to the Gen-Y Workforce

Employees straight out of college are teaching their 45-year-old bosses how to create MySpace and Facebook pages as part of the Reverse Mentor Program at advertising firm Arnold.

clock October 11, 2007Rachel Strugatz

William L. McComb and Deborah Lloyd

Fashion Features

Revving Up Kate Spade: Liz Claiborne Taps Lloyd To Be Creative Director

Kate Spade has its new top banana. Parent Liz Claiborne has hired Deborah Lloyd to be co-president and creative director of Kate Spade as part of its plan…

clock October 11, 2007Whitney Beckett

Bill Clinton with Audemars Piguet chief executive officer Georges-Henri Meylan.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: 42 Times Over… If You’re the Groom…

“I never thought I’d be standing here,” remarked former president Bill Clinton at the start of his speech Wednesday afternoon at a press conference for Audemars Piguet and the Clinton Foundation.

clock October 11, 2007WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Douglas Reports 8% Rise in Sales… Estee Lauder Takes Darphin In-house

The Douglas perfumeries continued to grow domestically and internationally for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, with sales increasing 8 percent to 1.68 billion euros, or $2.24 billion at average exchange, according to a preliminary financial report…

clock October 11, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

In Brief: A Good COS… Loro Piana Exec… Puma CEO…

Sweden’s Hennes and Mauritz on Wednesday said it would open its first COS store in Paris. Opening in March, the unit will be located at 4 Rue des Rosiers, in the trendy Marais district.

clock October 11, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Levi’s Earnings Jump 23.6 Percent in 3rd Qtr.

Lower interest expenses and taxes helped drive a double-digit earnings increase at Levi Strauss & Co. in the third quarter…

clock October 11, 2007Ross Tucker

Chairman and ceo Michael J. Kowalski.

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s Wall Street

Holly Golightly would have been pleased to be in downtown New York on Wednesday, as Tiffany & Co. held a breakfast to herald its new store at 37 Wall Street.

clock October 11, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: I Am Woman… Watergate Then – And Now

Informal and slightly self-effacing, Rachael Ray’s contributions to a Newsweek “Women & Leadership” conference panel earlier this week were flawlessly on-brand…

clock October 11, 2007WWD Staff

House of Dereon's silk jersey dress.

Fashion Features

House of Dereon Gets All Dressed Up

Now teens can adopt Beyonce’s style for their prom dress. The singer-actress and her mother, Tina Knowles, are relaunching their House of Deréon brand this spring as a high-end contemporary dress line.

clock October 11, 2007Julee Greenberg

Kanye West gladhanding Naomi Campbell at John Galliano...

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Work It!

Kanye West may have a rep for being a no-show at some of his recent gigs, but the rapper certainly doesn’t want to miss a single runway show.

clock October 11, 2007WWD Staff

Rock & Roll

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Import Only

Leave it to a French punk band to have the audacity to call themselves Rock & Roll — but that’s exactly what this Parisian-based foursome did. So far, it hasn’t hurt their chances, at least in the fashion world.

clock October 11, 2007Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

Role Reversal

“Be kind, we’re first-time directors,” Kirsten Dunst told the audience Tuesday night at Glamour’s third annual Reel Moments screening, where she presented her short film “Welcome,” starring Winona Ryder.

clock October 11, 2007WWD Staff

Club Monaco's fabrics have been upgraded.

Retail Features

Club Monaco Polishes Manhattan Unit, Product

Brands such as Coach and J. Crew have been nipping at designers’ heels with higher-quality fabrics and fibers, improved grades of leather and even exotic skins. Now Club Monaco is throwing down the gauntlet and featuring upgraded products in a warmer,…

clock October 11, 2007Sharon Edelson

The cover of Bergdorf's first home catalogue.

Retail Features

Bergdorf’s Book for the High-End Home

Bergdorf Goodman wants to show off its ever-changing and reorganized decorative home business and will distribute its first catalogue devoted entirely to the category.

clock October 11, 2007David Moin

A rendering of Journelle.

Retail Features

Journelle: Lingerie With a Touch of Luxe

Journelle, a 2,000-square-foot lingerie store set to open in the FlatIron District here in December, is for women who prefer lacy to racy.

clock October 11, 2007Sharon Edelson

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A look from the NikeLab Rio collection.

Business

The Present is Good for Nike, but the Future Disappoints

clock 18hEvan Clark

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