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Industry Execs Gather at WWD CEO Summit

Industry leaders gathered at The Pierre hotel in Manhattan for the WWD CEO Summit to discuss the consumer, the state of business and the challenges of the fashion calendar.

clock 19hJessica Iredale


Ralph Lauren Receives John B. Fairchild Honor

The designer thanked his team, his family and WWD for the honor and support.

clock 18hLisa Lockwood


Levi's Unveils New 501 Skinny Jean

The latest addition to the 501 family, set to reach stores and in December, is one offered for men and women.

clock 21hKristi Garced

Four New Men’s Scents to Launch This Fall

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It's every man for himself this fall with LVMH's new scent quartet.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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David Kennedy


Revlon Returns to Black in Quarter

Revlon Inc. reversed year-ago losses in the second quarter thanks in part to better sales from both its U.S. and international divisions.

clock July 31, 2008Molly Prior


Boss Reports Loss in Quarter

Hugo Boss reported a net loss of 6.1 million euros, or $9.5 million, in the second quarter on a 9 percent rise in sales.

clock July 31, 2008Melissa Drier


German Chain Hertie Files for Bankruptcy

The struggling German department store chain, Hertie, filed for bankruptcy today, underscoring weaknesses in the German retail sector.

clock July 31, 2008Melissa Drier


Mervyns Receives DIP Approval

Court approves $465 million financing facility on an interim basis.

clock July 31, 2008Vicki M. Young


Aeffe Earnings, Sales Gain in First Half

Italian fashion group Aeffe SpA on Thursday posted growth in full-year sales and profits after reporting a 2 percent gain in first-half revenues and earnings.

clock July 31, 2008Andrew Roberts

Masood Max and his product lines.

Color Cosmetics

Hairstylist Designs Tools for the Masses

Hairstylist Masood Max is out to revolutionize even the most mundane hairstyling tools.

clock August 1, 2008Faye Brookman


Natural Players Ready for Competitors

Burt’s Bees, Nature’s Gate and Kiss My Face until now have enjoyed relatively little competition in the small but growing subsegment of natural hair care.

clock August 1, 2008Andrea Nagel

Marketing and Promotion

Industry Watchdog Asks Neutrogena to Tweak Ads

Neutrogena received several recommendations for its ad claims from the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus.

clock August 1, 2008Andrea Nagel

Jessica Alba in an ad visual for Revlon's upcoming Beyond Natural line.

Marketing and Promotion

Revlon Revs Up Product Pipeline

Revlon has a busy second half planned with the launch of two new makeup lines ? Beyond Natural for Revlon and Almay?s Bright Eyes line.

clock August 1, 2008Michelle Edgar

ME Bath products.


Bath Treats Garner Both Retail and Spa Appeal

ME Bath, the Los Angeles-based bath and body care company, known primarily for its ice cream version of bath fizz, is segmenting its retail and spa products.

clock August 1, 2008Rachel Brown

School Garden Co. items.

Body Care

School Project Yields Beauty Range

Lisa Ludwigsen knew that if she was going to have her own body care line, ingredients picked straight from nature had to be at the heart of it.

clock August 1, 2008Kavita Daswani

David Craggs



David Craggs, president, Professional Division of L’Oreal USA, has started a blog in an effort to help fight diversion.

clock August 1, 2008WWD Staff

Robert A. Amen


IFF Profits Down 14.5 Percent

Second-quarter revenue up 10.9 percent.

clock August 1, 2008Matthew W. Evans


Unilever Earnings Drop 19 Percent

Restructuring costs, higher tax rate pressure bottom line.

clock August 1, 2008Brid Costello

Shinzo Maeda, president and chief executive officer of Shiseido.


Shiseido Sales Drop 5.4% in 1st Qtr.

Shiseido Co. Ltd. reported Thursday its operating profits and net sales were down in the first-quarter ’08-’09, due to sluggish domestic business.

clock August 1, 2008Koji Hirano


Comfort Joining Wet Seal as Head Merchant

Resigns chief merchandising officer post at Hot Topic.

clock August 1, 2008Alexandra Steigrad


NRF Ranks Fastest Growing Retailers

Drugstore and restaurant chains were the fastest-growing retailers last year, according to the National Retail Federation’s “Hot 100” list.

clock August 1, 2008David Moin

A Rosa Cha bikini from the summer 2008 collection.


Rosa Cha Opens in Manhattan

Brazilian swimwear brand lands in SoHo.

clock August 1, 2008Sharon Edelson

The SCAD design.


Henri Bendel, SCAD Students, Team Up for Fall

This fall, Henri Bendel Limited Edition collection will have a floral printed cashmere sweater designed by students at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

clock August 1, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg


Gucci Fraud Artist Gets 51-Month Sentence

Timothy Khan faked membership on company advisory board.

clock August 1, 2008Matthew Lynch

Human Resources

Bridal Executive Ovadia ‘Obie’ Cohen

Longtime bridal executive Ovadia “Obie” Cohen died of cancer July 25 at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, N.J., said his daughter Esther. He was 84.

clock August 1, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Julie Gilhart


Fashion Talks Green

GQ partnered with Fashion Group International to host a panel event, “The Fashion Footprint.”

clock August 1, 2008WWD Staff


Safilo Shares Tumble

Fall in profit hits stock.

clock August 1, 2008Andrew Roberts

Fashion Features

Cavalli Club to Open in Dubai, Florence

The first unit of Roberto Cavalli?s latest venture, Cavalli Club, is set to open in Dubai in November, and a second store is to launch in Florence by yearend.

clock August 1, 2008Luisa Zargani


Luxottica Profits Hit by Economy

Exposure to the U.S. market hit Luxottica Group SpA for the second straight quarter, but the Italian eyewear giant still expects to meet its full-year goals.

clock August 1, 2008Andrew Roberts

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt


Got ‘Em… Awarding Creativity… Vanity Fair’s Next Subject…

Brangelina sure love People magazine ? or at least the checks the weekly keeps writing the celebrity couple.

clock August 1, 2008WWD Staff

The 9IX scent.


Arden Launching Rocawear Scent

Elizabeth Arden hopes to bring added urban appeal to stores this September with 9IX Rocawear, the first fragrance to be launched under its Rocawear license.

clock August 1, 2008Julie Naughton

An Illamasqua lipstick.

Color Cosmetics

Color Line Aims to Seize the Night

The color cosmetics brand, Illamasqua, which will bow in October, is setting itself up as a makeup line for women looking to unleash their alter egos at night.

clock August 1, 2008Brid Costello

New items from Fresh.

Body Care

Next for Fresh: Fragrance, Bath, Makeup

Fresh is expanding its fragrance portfolio with the launch of its latest scent Strawberry Flowers, created in celebration of Sephora’s 10th anniversary.

clock August 1, 2008Michelle Edgar

Lanc?me's Oscillation.

Color Cosmetics

Lancome’s Mascara Move

Lancome is lashing out with a new mascara this fall ? one the company believes will add volume not only to lashes, but to the brand’s bottom line.

clock August 1, 2008Julie Naughton

Kenzo Power


Kenzo’s Lucky Seven: Power

Parfums Kenzo is banking on flower power again for its new men’s scent, Kenzo Power, due out starting at the end of August.

clock August 1, 2008Jennifer Weil

Dior Homme Sport.


Dior Eyes New Consumers With Sport

Parfums Christian Dior hopes to tap into a casual Zeitgeist ? and a new male consumer ? with Dior Homme Sport, due out this fall.

clock August 1, 2008Jennifer Weil

The Guerlain Homme ad.


Guerlain’s New Man: Homme Set for Fall Launch

In tandem with Guerlain’s 180th birthday, the LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned brand is introducing a men’s scent, Guerlain Homme, in the fall.

clock August 1, 2008Jennifer Weil

The Givenchy Play ad.


Givenchy Launches Two Men’s Scents

It’s a man’s world at Parfums Givenchy this fall: The LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton unit will add a new facet to its successful Pi fragrance franchise.

clock August 1, 2008Julie Naughton and Jennifer Weil

Liz Claiborne's new logo for its spring 2009 relaunch under Isaac Mizrahi.

Designer and Luxury

Liz Claiborne Unveils New-Look Label

Understated logo adds New York.

clock August 1, 2008Whitney Beckett

Eva Mendes in the Calvin Klein Secret Obsession ad.

Fashion Scoops

Tripping the Censors… FrostFrench’s Next Phase… Dresses and Denim

Despite Coty’s efforts, network censors have refused to allow the company to run the steamy ad Steven Meisel shot for its new Calvin Klein Secret Obsession.

clock August 1, 2008WWD Staff


LVMH, Sony Reach IP Settlement

Use of company trademark on Cd’s and videos at issue.

clock August 1, 2008Matthew Lynch


An Offer for Jil Sander?

Owner said to get bid from Chinese investors.

clock August 1, 2008WWD Staff

Retail veteran Dawn Robertson has joined Sean John.


Dawn Robertson Hired as Sean John President

Dawn Robertson, the former president of Old Navy, has joined Sean John as president, WWD has learned.

clock August 1, 2008David Moin

Designer and Luxury

Dolce & Gabana U.S. Head Leaves

It looks like Dolce & Gabbana will have to start searching for a U.S. president again.

clock August 1, 2008Marc Karimzadeh


Vuitton Hire… Talbots Picks Chairman

Louis Vuitton North America Inc. has tapped Geoffrey van Raemdonck to be senior vice president of the Northeast region.

clock August 1, 2008WWD Staff


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