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Inside Bottega Veneta's 50th Anniversary Show

Tomas Maier eschewed trends in favor of a design ethos of “private luxury” for a collection that was effortlessly sophisticated.

clock 18hBridget Foley


Ghesquière ‘Dives Deep’ Into Louis Vuitton

Designer and Michael Burke reflect on progress, next steps in creative retooling of luxury megabrand.

clock September 23, 2016Miles Socha


Police Arrest Suspect in Washington State Mall Shootings

The shooter, thought to be a lone gunman, opened fire on Friday night.

clock 24hWWD Staff

A Cold Wind Blowing: European Stores See Slowdown, Shares Hit

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It's not only American retailers who are battling chilly economic winds — their European counterparts are facing tougher times as well. Retailers in Europe are bracing for continued conditions as fears about consumer spending gather steam.

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Designer and Luxury

Women’s Studies

“Nonchalant, easy and very luscious.” That’s how Alber Elbaz describes his pre-fall collection for Lanvin, inspired by women designers including house…

clock January 15, 2008WWD Staff

Department Stores

A Cold Wind Blowing: European Stores See Slowdown, Shares Hit

It’s not only American retailers who are battling chilly economic winds – their European counterparts are facing tougher times as well.

clock January 15, 2008Robert Murphy


World Retail Congress Discloses Nominees for Awards

The World Retail Congress, an industry event to be held in Barcelona April 9 through 11, has revealed several key finalists for its World Retail Awards.

clock January 15, 2008WWD Staff

Business Features

Sun Capital Reissues Kellwood Bid

Sun Capital Securities Group LLC is hoping the third time’s the charm in its bidding for Kellwood Co.

clock January 15, 2008Whitney Beckett


Retail Downgrades Weigh on Sector

The retail sector remained under pressure as Wall Street cheered Monday’s robust preliminary earnings from IBM.

clock January 15, 2008Arthur Zaczkiewicz and David Moin


In Brief: Green Screen… Ferre’s New License… Modell’s Hires Horowitz

PPR, the French retail conglomerate that owns Gucci Group, looks set to give Al Gore a bit of competition in the environmental movie department.

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Fashionable Folk

Who would have guessed earthy folk singer Ben Harper even knew about Lanvin? Fresh off a tour for his new album, “Lifeline,” Harper is ditching his…

clock January 15, 2008Michelle Edgar


Cinema Verite

It’s hard to believe there hasn’t already been a roman a clef about the dizzying world of Hollywood socials during Oscar weekend, but at least the first one…

clock January 15, 2008Marcy Medina


The Pursuit of Happiness

Being a foreign correspondent for National Public Radio might sound like an alluring life, with images of flak jackets and late-night whiskeys in dive bars,…

clock January 15, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg


In a Pinch

Nothing needs to be ironed out with this trend. Whether they’re rippled with waves, creased like a paper fan or just plain crumpled, wrinkled textiles are…

clock January 15, 2008WWD Staff


Mills Feeling Pinch of Economic Pressures

Organizers of next week’s circuit of international textile shows here are preparing to face buyers whose fears of a recession and a depressed retail…

clock January 15, 2008Ross Tucker


Good Times

Manufacturers at Premi?re Vision Preview are presenting a softer side of the Seventies for spring 2009. Disco metallics make room for pastel paisleys,…

clock January 15, 2008WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Congress Returns With Focus on China, Trade Deals

Amid volatile election-year politics that will influence the debate, Congress is reconvening with a trade agenda that has China’s monetary and import…

clock January 15, 2008Kristi Ellis

Government and Trade

More Fees Proposed at L.A. Ports

The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the largest U.S. port system, are considering a new fee to help improve harbor infrastructure.

clock January 15, 2008Ross Tucker


Global Economy Hinges on Possible U.S. Recession

A deepening of the U.S. housing and mortgage crisis and a hard landing of the dollar could spark a recession this year and seriously impact the projected…

clock January 15, 2008John Zarocostas

Marketing and Consumer Behavior

Wal-Mart Said in Move to Thwart Tesco

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is said to be close to making a move to combat Tesco as the U.K. supermarket giant launches a convenience store chain on the West Coast.

clock January 15, 2008Katherine Bowers and Sharon Edelson

Mergers and Acquisitions

Balenciaga Takes Over Japanese Subsidiary

Balenciaga is taking full control of its business in Japan, WWD has learned.

clock January 15, 2008WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: More Changes… Six Degrees of Separation…

The changes at Cond? Nast continued unabated on Tuesday.

clock January 15, 2008WWD Staff

Human Resources

Paul Witt Named VP at Original Penguin

Paul Witt has joined Perry Ellis International’s Original Penguin brand as vice president of global marketing and communications, a new post.

clock January 15, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Debbie Dickinson Jumps Back In

More than 30 years after she first packed and jetted off to join her sister Janice in Paris, Debbie Dickinson is getting back into modeling.

clock January 15, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Gilt Groupe Samples CFDA Designers

Sample sale fans may no longer have to trek to the Garment District because of a partnership between the Gilt Groupe and the Council of Fashion Designers of…

clock January 15, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Designer and Luxury

Market Basket: Roitfeld Lines Up… Open for Discussion… Wedding March…

Any young designer would pretty much do whatever was necessary to get French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld to his or her runway show.

clock January 15, 2008WWD Staff

Mergers and Acquisitions

Maus Freres Ends Gant Offer, Open to Gaining More Shares

Swiss retailer Maus Fr?res SA said Monday it would not extend its takeover offer for Gant, one month after launching a hostile bid for the Swedish…

clock January 15, 2008Robert Murphy


Blanc de Chine Goes ‘Bleu’

Blanc de Chine is kicking things up with bleu de chine, a new collection for men and women inspired by the Chinese martial arts.

clock January 15, 2008Sharon Edelson

Mergers and Acquisitions

GE Helps Fund ENK’s Fashion Growth

GE Commercial Finance’s Media, Communications & Entertainment business provided $55 million in financing to ENK International Inc. for expansion into new…

clock January 15, 2008Vicki M. Young

Designer and Luxury

Valli to Design Moncler’s Gamme Rouge

Giambattista Valli has added luxe down jackets to his creative agenda: The designer will succeed Alessandra Facchinetti as creative director of Moncler’s…

clock January 15, 2008Alessandra Ilari and Katya Foreman

Marketing and Trends

Beauty Beat: Lancome Adds Two Celeb Spokeswomen

Lanc?me has signed on two leading ladies ?actresses Juliette Binoche and Laura Morante – to be the ambassadors of its R?nergie and Absolue skin care lines,…

clock January 15, 2008Jennifer Weil

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Milan Spice… Jewel of a Night

The Spice Girls, back and on tour, shimmied onto Roberto Cavalli’s runway in Milan Monday and dished about Italian Romeos, dressing for seduction and…

clock January 15, 2008WWD Staff

Retail Features

Tahari in Retail Deal For Turkey, Romania

Elie Tahari is kicking off his worldwide retail expansion. Tahari inked an exclusive distribution deal and retail licensing partnership with Istanbul-based…

clock January 15, 2008Marc Karimzadeh


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