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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


Five Left Dead in Shooting at Macy’s in Washington State

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

clock 23hWWD Staff

Bad News Flows On: Two More Retailers Hit Financial Crunch

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The retail shakeout continues. Once high-flying Steve & Barry's University Sportswear is scrambling to raise $30 million in financing — and is up against increasingly difficult odds.

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Fashion Features

‘Femme’ Nomination Sends a Vote of Retail Confidence

The 25 nominees for the 33rd annual Dallas Fashion Awards represent a diversity of styles, but all have one thing in common: They know that taking home the…

clock June 24, 2008Rusty Williamson

Designer and Luxury

Michael Kors Unplugged at Arts Club

Over the past 27 years, Michael Kors has weathered the pratfalls that go along with building a $500 million business, and he’s not afraid to laugh about them.

clock June 24, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Media Features

Market Basket: Kidman In Vogue At BG… Dressing Obama…

Many women try to emulate Nicole Kidman’s style, and now Bergdorf Goodman is giving them the chance to duplicate it.

clock June 24, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Charities Deal With Economy

Escalating energy costs, the real estate meltdown and climbing food prices have many Americans tightening their spending, and charitable donations, but…

clock June 24, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Dior Encore… Janet Wear… Liz’s New Look…

Fashion’s favorite First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy does seem to adore Dior.

clock June 24, 2008WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Lesotho Prime Minister Seeks Broader Exports

Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili of Lesotho, a poor sub-Saharan African nation, said his country needs to diversify away from its heavy dependence on…

clock June 24, 2008John Zarocostas

Government and Trade

Report Ranks Nations’ Trade Policies

Developing countries that are major textile and apparel exporters, such as China, India and Vietnam, are lagging behind on removing barriers to enhance the…

clock June 24, 2008John Zarocostas


Invista Rolls Out Latest Coolmax Ads

Invista has unveiled the latest installment in the ad campaign promoting its Coolmax moisture-wicking fabric.

clock June 24, 2008Khanh T.L. Tran


The Fiber Price Sheet

The last Tuesday of every month, WWD publishes the current, month-ago and year-ago fiber prices.

clock June 24, 2008WWD Staff


Pitti Filati Mills Focus on Color, Organics

European spinners preparing to exhibit at next week’s Pitti Filati fair in Florence are banking on new and enlarged color palettes to ensure a strong second…

clock June 24, 2008Kerry Olsen


The Color Parade

European mills exhibiting at next week’s Pitti Filati textile show are looking to challenge a tepid sales environment by getting bold with color for the…

clock June 24, 2008WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: L’Uomo Vogue Turns 40… Cover Turn… The Winning News…

Vogue Italia editor in chief Franca Sozzani rolled out the red carpet for a party at Palazzo Litta on a balmy night in Milan Sunday to fete 40 years of…

clock June 24, 2008Ellen Groves and Irin Carmon and Stephanie D. Smith and Andrew Roberts


Bad News Flows On: Two More Retailers Hit Financial Crunch

The retail shakeout continues. Steve & Barry’s University Sportswear is scrambling to raise $30 million in financing.

clock June 24, 2008Sharon Edelson and Vicki M. Young and David Moin and Jeanine Poggi

Human Resources

Ballantyne Taps Creative Head

Ballantyne has appointed its first creative director: Dawidh di Firmo, who previously was senior designer at Prada for women’s wear.

clock June 24, 2008Luisa Zargani

Beauty Features

Musc Botanique Looks to Capture ‘Animalistic Quality’….

For her newest scent, called Musc Botanique, Strange Invisible Perfumes founder Alexandra Balahoutis focused on one note — musk — with a…

clock June 24, 2008Rachel Brown

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Kira Plastinina Takes L.A.

The teenage Russian designer punctuated her U.S. retail drive with a fashion show and launch celebration here this month.

clock June 24, 2008Anne Riley-Katz

Mergers and Acquisitions

Blancpain in Deal for Vincent Calabrese

Consolidation continues in Switzerland’s high-end watch industry.

clock June 24, 2008Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

Feminine Persuasion

From architecture to theater, when it comes to a designer’s entrée into the industry, anything goes.

clock June 24, 2008WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Orange Blossom

Remember the old Johnny Mathis song “Wild Is the Wind”? Now that ditty also has influenced a couple of Chicago designers, Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters.

clock June 24, 2008WWD Staff


Making a Racquet

“Hold on, I need to take a picture of Spiderman,” said Maria Hatzistefanis as her son Aris, his face painted to look like the superhero, mugged for the camera.

clock June 24, 2008WWD Staff


American Dream

Some people feel they should have been born in another era, but French director Mabrouk El Mechri thinks he should have been born in a different country.

clock June 24, 2008Chantal Goupil


Feast for the Eye

The new restaurant James in Prospect Heights is the kind of neighborhood joint that could make even a Manhattan dweller wish they lived across the river so…

clock June 24, 2008Emily Holt


Eye Scoop

The City of Light recently added two more well-dressed gamines to its roster. Speculation is that the ever-stylish sisters Victoria and Vanessa Traina are…

clock June 24, 2008WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Tom Ford Returns to Milan

Tom Ford’s new flagship here in Italy’s fashion capital marks a homecoming of sorts.

clock June 24, 2008Alessandra Ilari

Real Estate

Plans for Upscale Mall at Oyster Bay Resume

Taubman Centers’ long-delayed Mall at Oyster Bay in Oyster Bay, N.Y., is closer to becoming a reality.

clock June 24, 2008Sharon Edelson

Business Features

In Brief: Jones Buys Interest In Licensee… Ann Taylor Stake… Jimmy Choo To Open In Ginza…

Jones Apparel Group Inc. has acquired a minority interest in GRI Group Ltd.

clock June 24, 2008WWD Staff


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