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Fashion

Maison Margiela, Lanvin and Dries Van Noten Spring 2017

At Paris Fashion Week all three houses offered exhilarating collections that were a heady exploration of creative unsettling.

clock 9hBridget Foley

Fashion

Fenty x Puma by Rihanna RTW Spring 2017

Rihanna's second collection for Puma merged the worlds of 18th-century French fashion and current gender-fluid street style.

clock 12hJessica Iredale

Beauty

Study: Influencers Rule the Social Media Beauty Landscape

Advertising technology firm Pixability found brand-generated digital content is falling behind the content produced by individual creators.

clock 20hRachel Brown

Going Mega in Tokyo: Bulgari Latest Bran to Open Luxury Tower

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Overview

Gleaming luxury towers keep springing up in Ginza here, and Bulgari is the latest to join the crush. The Italian jewelry and leather goods brand has taken things a step further, however, opening not one, but two major stores in Tokyo.

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Human Resources

In Brief: Conference On Style… WTO Names Judges… Bon-Ton Change…

The ninth annual fashion conference, titled “Timeless: The Anatomy of Legendary Style and Icons,” will take place today through Saturday at the National…

clock November 29, 2007WWD Staff

Pamela Bailey

Beauty Features

CTFA Takes New Name, Consumer Focus

What has been known for more than three decades as the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association now has a new name…

clock November 29, 2007Pete Born

Christian Courtin-Clarins

Mergers and Acquisitions

Courtin-Clarins Family Firm on Stock Ownership

The Courtin-Clarins family repeated Wednesday its unwillingness to cede control of Groupe Clarins and it has been approached by various cosmetics companies.

clock November 29, 2007Jennifer Weil

A self-portrait by Autumn de Wilde.

People

Memory Lane

Not many music fans can claim Beck as their career counselor, but that’s exactly what he was to photographer Autumn de Wilde.

clock November 29, 2007Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

Jennifer Morrison in Azzaro.

People

Connect the Dots

Parties these days often seem cobbled together like a haphazard recipe where the ingredients don’t quite mix (this fashion house, that charity, that premium…

clock November 29, 2007WWD Staff

People

Eye Scoop

Since “No Country for Old Men” was released two-and-a-half weeks ago, there’s been much debate about what actually transpires during the last 20 minutes of…

clock November 29, 2007WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Bullish Note Sounded At Luxury Conference

Bernard Arnault, at least, is bullish about America. Worries over the holiday shopping season, spiraling gas prices and the mortgage credit crisis aside,…

clock November 29, 2007Alastair Gee

Donatella Versace in Moscow.

Designer and Luxury

Donatella’s Jaunt to Russia

As communism collapsed in Russia, the Versace brand moved in. In 1991, when statues of Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin were being pulled down across the…

clock November 29, 2007Alastair Gee

Financial

Full-Price Selling Lifts Aeroposale Net in Quarter

Teen specialty retailer Aeropostale Inc. said Wednesday that third-quarter earnings jumped 10.6 percent, driven by improved margins from more full-priced…

clock November 29, 2007Jeanine Poggi

Parajumpers' polyamide vest, Ben Sherman's cotton shirt and Fresh Ink's cotton and spandex skirt.

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Get in Line

Designers are getting horizontal ??? and vertical, too ??? with stripes that look great any which way for spring.

clock November 29, 2007Mayte Allende

The new 10-story Bulgari tower in Ginza.

Real Estate

Going Mega in Tokyo: Bulgari Latest Brand to Open Luxury Tower

Gleaming luxury towers keep springing up in Ginza here, and Bulgari is the latest to join the crush.

clock November 29, 2007Amanda Kaiser

Nigo with Pharrell Williams at the SoHo store.

Real Estate

Pharrell, Nigo Expand Their Galaxy

If megaproducer and performer Pharrell Williams and his business partner, Japanese fashion designer Nigo, needed any proof of how well their new Billionaire…

clock November 29, 2007Julee Greenberg Kaplan

The interior of Irregular Choice.

Real Estate

U.K. Footwear Brand Goes Sweet for SoHo

Irregular Choice isn’t for wallflowers. The U.K. footwear brand designed by Danny Sullivan mixes patterns with abandon and isn’t stingy with embellishments.

clock November 29, 2007Sharon Edelson

The Stephenson Denim Finery's Amy Stephenson and her best-selling sailor jeans.

Denim

Premium Players Steering Toward Fashion

With newcomers entering the market and dressmakers reclaiming space on the sales floor, premium denim designers are pumping up their products with stylistic…

clock November 29, 2007Khanh T.L. Tran

A look from Love Moschino.

Marketing and Promotion

Moschino Rebrands for Contemporary

Moschino is repositioning its Moschino Jeans line with an eye toward moving beyond denim floors and into the contemporary selling space at department stores.

clock November 29, 2007Luisa Zargani

The main section of Burton.

Real Estate

Burton Courts Women With West Coast Flagship

Burton Snowboards unveiled its first West Coast flagship on Wednesday, part of a retail push in urban centers worldwide as it seeks to evolve from a winter…

clock November 29, 2007Khanh T.L. Tran

Helmut Lang's "Alone (Study for Next Ever After)," 2007.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Standing Tall… Avoiding the Bug… Designer Dance Off…

Tuesday’s ??? 18-count indictment of Brooke Astor’s ??? son, Anthony Marshall, and one of her former attorneys, Francis Morrissey, was not…

clock November 29, 2007WWD Staff

John Pomerantz, Sherri Shepherd and Abbey Doneger.

Fashion Features

KIDS, Fashion Delivers Event Raises Record $1.1 Million

It was a record-breaking night at the second annual KIDS/Fashion Delivers gala.

clock November 29, 2007Julee Greenberg Kaplan

Government and Trade

Bush Aims to Iron Out CAFTA Duty Free Rules

The Bush administration plans to smooth over rough spots in procedures designed to give duty free treatment to some goods under the CAFTA, even if they…

clock November 29, 2007Evan Clark

Human Resources

Pucci Names Voarino to Head U.S. Division

Emilio Pucci tapped Luca Voarino as president for its U.S. division, a new post. The move will be effective Jan. 2. Voarino will join from Marni, where he…

clock November 29, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Over to Wired… Cutbacks… Safe Does Sell…

Another early hire is leaving Portfolio – senior writer Daniel Roth. But at least he’s staying within Cond?? Nast: Roth will join Wired in the same position.

clock November 29, 2007WWD Staff

From left: Carlos Slim Helu's son, Carlos, president of Grupo Carso; Carlos Hajj, David Pilnick, senior vice president, Saks Intl.; Carlos Slim Helu; model Petra Nemcova, a friend of the family, and Donna Tallon, vice president and general merchandise...

Real Estate

Saks Opens in Mexico

Saks Fifth Avenue, which has been tiptoeing onto the international stage, took a big step Wednesday by opening its first store in Mexico.

clock November 29, 2007David Moin

Financial

Fed Reports Soft Sales, Slow Growth

The U.S. economy grew at a slower pace last month and early this month, as retailers confronted soft consumer spending and expect only small sales gains for…

clock November 29, 2007Evan Clark

A spring top from the B.U.M. Love group.

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

B.U.M. Inks Two Sportswear Licenses

B.U.M. Equipment has signed two new licenses with Channel Creations, a New York-based company, for women’s and men’s sportswear.

clock November 29, 2007WWD Staff

Screenshot of J.C. Penney's website.

Retail Features

Penney’s Rolls Out New Internet Approach

J.C. Penney Co. has launched an Internet strategy intended to provide customers with a broad range of detailed, updated information on everything from prices to promotions.

clock November 29, 2007Rusty Williamson

1. H&M*

Retail Features

Follow the Leaders

The top specialty and department store retailer brands ranked by Brand Keys’ Customer Loyalty Engagement Index.

clock November 29, 2007Cecily Hall

Essentialist

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