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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 7hBridget 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 9hJessica 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 18hRachel Brown

Heading to the Desert? Bloomingdale’s Store In Dubai Said in Works

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Overview

Bloomingdale's appears ready to take its expansion overseas and join the rush of high-end retail and designer brands headed to the Middle East. The retailer's first stop could be the epic Dubai Mall, according to real estate sources.

From This Issue

Lee Copperwheat, Scott Kay and Scott Morrison.

Fashion Features

FIT Event Emphasizes Passion Just One Part of Success

First find your niche ? and then hire an accountant.

clock March 10, 2008Vicki M. Young

Retail Features

Former Hilfiger Exec Tapped for Kmart Post

Former Tommy Hilfiger executive Stephen Donnelly is joining Kmart on March 24 as vice president and general merchandise manager overseeing women’s apparel.

clock March 10, 2008Evan Clark

The Markets Features

RBC Cash Index Drops for Month

Led by a sharp drop in consumers’ optimism for the future, the RBC Cash Index declined to 33.1 in March, compared with 48.5 in February.

clock March 10, 2008WWD Staff

One of the entrances to the Dubai Mall.

Department Stores

Heading to the Desert? Bloomingdale’s Store In Dubai Said in Works

Bloomingdale’s appears ready to take its expansion overseas and join the rush of high-end retail and designer brands headed to the Middle East.

clock March 10, 2008David Moin and Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

Donatella Versace Joins Fashion Fringe

Donatella Versace will chair the Fashion Fringe selection committee, it was announced Sunday.

clock March 10, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Untold Story… Lights Out… Road Trip…

Diane von Furstenberg is considering writing a book about her late mother, a survivor of three concentration camps.

clock March 10, 2008WWD Staff

Legal

Gordon Awarded $300K in Licensing Dispute

Licensing agent Mort Gordon has been awarded in excess of $300,000 in a long-standing dispute over a men’s clothing license.

clock March 10, 2008Jean E. Palmieri

Handbags worked the runway at Donna Karan...

Handbags

U.S. Designers Covet Bigger Bag Business

Another whirl of fashion shows has come and gone, and once again the runways from New York to Paris were as much about the handbags and other accessories as…

clock March 10, 2008Caroline Tell

Angelina Jolie in the brand's sunglasses.

Fashion Features

Barton Perreira: A Cool Frame of Mind

Barton Perreira, a four-month-old Los Angeles-based eyewear firm, is stepping up as an independent player in a market full of licensed-out sunglasses brands.

clock March 10, 2008Caroline Tell

A Nakamol necklace.

Trends

Retailers Exert Caution at Accessories Show

Amid the severe economic slowdown, buyers weren’t taking chances on their spring and fall accessories at AccessoriesTheShow.

clock March 10, 2008Caroline Tell

Jewelry by Fabio Salini.

Jewelry

Jewelers Sparkle at Milan’s About J Show

About J, the new upscale jewelry fair that launched here last week, earned positive marks from exhibitors, who praised the timing and the location’s…

clock March 10, 2008Alessandra Ilari

Intimates and Activewear

Findings: PowerSox Launch… Mountain Merger…

PowerSox, a division of sock giant Gold Toe, is launching a line of specialty performance socks.

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A seamless bra and sheer petticoat by Necessary Objects.

Marketing and Promotion

Necessary Objects’ Intimate Launch

Necessary Objects has signed a licensing agreement with HYP Intimates to produce and distribute a collection of lingerie, sleepwear and robes bearing the…

clock March 10, 2008Karyn Monget

Human Resources

Intimate Notes: Frette Taps Rianna…

Sal Rianna has been named to the new post of chief operating officer of Frette Inc., a U.S. unit of Milan-based Frette Group.

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Nitches will create a Backwoods line for the stores.

Retail Features

Nitches’ New Backwoods Adventure

Nitches Inc., parent company of NAP Inc., a $100 million innerwear firm, is expanding its intimates, sleepwear and loungewear businesses to include retail with the acquisition of Backwoods Equipment Co., a lifestyle retail chain and adventure travel…

clock March 10, 2008Karyn Monget

The Dark Sapphire scent.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: New Joop Fragrance…

Jette Joop has gone back to her jewelry-designer roots for her newest scent, Dark Sapphire.

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Taryn Rose

Business Features

Founder Quits as President of Taryn Rose

Citing a conflict with the board, Taryn Rose is stepping down as president of the company she founded 10 years ago, Taryn Rose International.

clock March 10, 2008Marcy Medina

The Ralph Lauren-designed T-shirt to benefit Fashion Targets Breast Cancer.

Marketing and Promotion

Cancer Initiative to Benefit Young Survivor Network

The Council of Fashion Designers of America/CFDA Foundation cast a wider net to promote its Fashion Targets Breast Cancer program with Net-a-porter.com.

clock March 10, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Lavelle Olexa

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Adding Up… L&T’s New Models…

Glenn O’Brien and Fabien Baron continue to bring in new staffers as they revamp Interview magazine, and now they could be close to tapping a new creative…

clock March 10, 2008David Moin and Stephanie D. Smith and Amy Wicks

Financial

Decline in Jobs Fuels Recession Fears

The latest job figures could confirm widespread fears of a recession as both retailers and manufacturers posted steep employment losses.

clock March 10, 2008Liza Casabona

Designer and Luxury

A ‘Fresh’ Approach at Japan Fashion Week

The cherry trees will soon blossom here, and so will fashion.

clock March 10, 2008Koji Hirano

Mergers and Acquisitions

In Brief: Fortunoff Deal Closes…

NRDC Equity Partners, owner of Lord & Taylor, has closed on its deal to acquire Fortunoff for $110 million, including $30 million to meet debt, benefits…

clock March 10, 2008WWD Staff

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