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Fashion's Game of Musical Chairs Quickens in Paris

The spring shows feature debuts at four major brands, prompting reflection on the pace of designer change.

clock 23hMiles Socha

Retail

Tough Times for Neiman's as Firm Battles 'Challenges'

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock September 26, 2016David Moin

Retail

Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.

clock September 26, 2016WWD Staff

Luxury in the Desert: Qatar’s $6 Billion Isle Attracts Major Brands

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Overview

Qatar's ambition to compete with Dubai as an upscale hub is taking dramatic shape. The Pearl — billed as a Riviera for the Middle East — is a man-made island overlooking azure waters and with 280,000 square feet of retail space for luxury fashions.

From This Issue

A black brocade coat from Voom by Joy Han.

Trends and Analysis

Economic Reality Shapes Decisions at WWDMAGIC

Economic challenges compelled retail buyers and exhibitors at WWDMAGIC to hone strategies – from opting for safe merchandise to jumping on rising trends -…

clock February 13, 2008Khanh T.L. Tran and Rachel Brown and Max Padilla

Heidi Montag in her new line.

Merchandising

Teen Chain Anchor Blue Repositions With Help From Montag of ‘The Hills’

Anchor Blue is collaborating with Heidi Montag, a star of MTV’s reality series “The Hills,” on a new apparel line and ad campaign to help redefine the…

clock February 13, 2008Anne Riley-Katz

Fashion Features

Max Mittman, 91

Max Mittman, chief executive officer of Jaymee Fashions, a former children’s sportswear manufacturer, died Sunday at University Hospital in Tamarac, Fla. He…

clock February 13, 2008William Cotto

Fashion Features

O’Regan, Duty Free Founder

Dr. Brendan O’Regan, founder of the world’s first duty free shop, has died at the age of 90.

clock February 13, 2008WWD Staff

Trends

Colors, Classics Top Dallas FIG

A rainbow of colors and prints scored orders for spring and summer at Fashion Industry Gallery, the downtown venue here focused on contemporary looks that…

clock February 13, 2008Holly Haber

A view of DVF's online art gallery.

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: No Milan, But Maybe Paris… Rupert’s New Culture… Barack’s Bullies…

After making front-row appearances at several New York Fashion Week shows, Ingrid Sischy and Sandra Brant have decided to skip the collections in Milan this…

clock February 13, 2008Marc Karimzadeh and Miles Socha and Courtney Colavita and Irin Carmon and Amy Wicks

The front row at Oscar de la Renta.

Fashion Features

All Dressed Up for No One in Particular

“For whom do women dress?” might be right up there with “What do women want?” in terms of questions with no shortage of answers.

clock February 13, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

A rendering of The Pearl's Porto Arabia harbor.

Designer and Luxury

Luxury in the Desert: Qatar’s $6 Billion Isle Attracts Major Brands

Qatar’s ambition to compete with Dubai as an upscale, international hub is taking dramatic shape.

clock February 13, 2008Miles Socha

Marketing and Consumer Behavior

Tesco Using Databases to Make Green Push

Retailers are finding new ways to leverage their customer databases to change shoppers’ behaviors or just understand existing habits so they can refine the…

clock February 13, 2008Denise Power

A terry top and voile shirt, both in cotton, with cotton and spandex jeans.

Denim

Talkin’ ‘Bout BCBGeneration

Max Azria wants to cultivate youthful customers.

clock February 13, 2008Marcy Medina

An Ardista wool coat.

Designer and Luxury

Jackets Keep Things Hot At Early Train, Platform 2

The earlier-than-usual trade show schedule didn’t seem to derail Train and Platform 2.

clock February 13, 2008Whitney Beckett

Michael Phelps

Advertising

Newsreel: Sun Capital’s Sunny Outlook… Michael Phelps-Six Four AND 3-D…

Sun Capital Securities Group LLC’s takeover of Kellwood Co. is all but complete.

clock February 13, 2008Whitney Beckett

Some looks from Twisted.

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Peretz Gives Designs a Twist

Designer Carol Peretz has had a long love affair with eveningwear — 33 years, to be exact, and still going strong.

clock February 13, 2008Holly Haber

Financial

Perry Ellis Revenues Slip

Perry Ellis International Inc. issued preliminary fourth-quarter and full-year earnings that will meet or beat Wall Street’s expectations.

clock February 13, 2008Vicki M. Young

Paul Smith

Trends

Something Bold

This is no season for wallflowers. Designers are strutting their stuff with striking shapes and distinctive embellishments.

clock February 13, 2008WWD Staff

Donna Karan's amethyst velvet and silk satin evening dress.

Trends

The Velvet Touch

Decadent, lush and oh-so-plush. New York designers showed a romantic bent on the runways with sumptuous velvet looks.

clock February 13, 2008WWD Staff

A variety of "Star Trek" products are being developed.

Legal

TV the Next Frontier for Steve & Barry’s

Steve & Barry’s, meet Laverne & Shirley. The Port Washington, NY-based retailer has a new source of intellectual property: classic tv shows.

clock February 13, 2008Sharon Edelson

Items from Bamford Body's Organic Collection.

Human Resources

Beauty Beat: Bamford Progresses Into Natural Body Care

Beauty is getting the Bamford treatment. The brand began introducing items from its Bamford Body line in its stores in December.

clock February 13, 2008Brid Costello and Andrea Nagel

Guy Latourette

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Maus to Bring Gant to Global Stage

With the acquisition of Gant complete, Maus Fr??res chief executive Guy Latourette is mapping out a strategy to grow the Swedish sportswear company into…

clock February 13, 2008Robert Murphy

Georgina Chapman

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Cuba’s London Adventure… A New Gucci… Westwood’s London Vote…

“I thought London would be stuffy, but I love it. It has great energy,” gushed Cuba Gooding Jr., who embarked on a multiple-party marathon in the British…

clock February 13, 2008WWD Staff

Levi's Red

Financial

Currency Rates, Tax Benefit Buoy Levi’s

Favorable currency exchange and a $215 million onetime tax benefit boosted Levi Strauss & Co. revenues and earnings for the fourth-quarter and year-end…

clock February 13, 2008Ross Tucker

Retail Features

Inditex Set to Enter New Markets

Inditex, the Spanish retailer that operates the Zara chain, said Tuesday it would open in four new markets this year — South Korea, Ukraine, Egypt…

clock February 13, 2008Robert Murphy

Human Resources

Mariette Resigns From Quiksilver

Quiksilver Inc. president Bernard Mariette has resigned with the possible intention of acquiring the Rossignol group, which Quiksilver said last month it…

clock February 13, 2008Whitney Beckett

Business Features

In Brief: Fishers Sell Shares… DFS Appointment… Amazon Fights Tax Proposal…

Donald G. Fisher, founder and chairman emeritus of Gap Inc., and his wife Doris, a director at the company, sold off 13.9 million shares of the retailer…

clock February 13, 2008WWD Staff

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