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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 6hBridget 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 11hWWD Staff

Proceed With Caution: Design Houses Wary As Milan Shows Begin

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As the spring collections begin their European leg, uncertainty hangs over fashion houses and retailers like a menacing black cloud, with everyone apprehensive the downpour is about to begin.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

Gareth Pugh Gets Ready for Paris

Gareth Pugh, who plans to show spring collection in Paris on Sept. 27, says he won’t temper his famously dark vision for the City of Light.

clock September 18, 2008WWD Staff


Enrique Puig Dies at 68

Puig was managing director of Puig Perfumes and an active member of Spain’s beauty industry.

clock September 19, 2008Rachel Tiplady

Government and Trade

Industry, Government Cooperation Urged to Beat Back the Bogus

Homeland Security official warns of growing sophistication, speed of counterfeiters.

clock September 22, 2008Matthew Lynch

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Contrast a Key Theme at Paris Shows

Buyers saw lots of contrasting bright colors paired with gray at the Who?s Next and Pr?t ? Porter trade shows.

clock September 22, 2008Ellen Groves

Business Features

The Traubs Celebrate 60 Years

Marvin and Lee Traub mark wedding anniversary.

clock September 22, 2008Pete Born

Department Stores

Kisan Concept Store Launches in Manhattan’s Soho

The Icelandic store’s owners Thorunn Anspach and Olivier Bremond personally choose each item.

clock September 22, 2008Sharon Edelson


Dress Barn’s Q4 Earnings Drop

Strength at Maurices unit helps firm beat estimates.

clock September 22, 2008Alexandra Steigrad


Chaus Loss Expands as Sales Fall

Cost cuts help to left gross margin.

clock September 22, 2008Arnold J. Karr


Hurricane Ike Costs Dillard’s $8M to $10M

Texas City store bears brunt of damage and will be closed.

clock September 22, 2008Evan Clark

Memo Pad

Platon, the New Avedon…People Dishes…Mags Swap Execs…

The New Yorker compares Platon to famed photographer Avedon.

clock September 22, 2008WWD Staff


Fiscal Woes Darken Holiday Outlook

Markets rally on government plan, but prospects trouble analysts.

clock September 22, 2008Alexandra Steigrad and Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis and Liza Casabona and Kristin Young

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Laundry by Shelli Segal Plans Comeback

Perry Ellis International projects sales growth of 30 percent for 2009.

clock September 22, 2008Whitney Beckett


Accessories Shows Accentuate the Positive

NY Fashion Week boosts activity at AccessoriesTheShow and Accessorie Circuit, despite the rocky economy.

clock September 22, 2008Caroline Tell


Verdura Expands at Bergdorf Goodman

Showing the strength of its pedigree, the jeweler is tripling its space.

clock September 22, 2008Sophia Chabbott


Iisli Pops Up on Manhattan’s Bond Street

Contemporary brand develops a portable store.

clock September 22, 2008Julee Kaplan




clock September 22, 2008WWD Staff

Intimates and Activewear

Revamped Mode City Fair Debuts With Uneven Results

Change in format gets mixed reviews.

clock September 22, 2008Karyn Monget


Escentric Molecules Scents in U.S. Rollout

Brand’s second fragrance effort includes six-month exclusive with Barneys New York.

clock September 22, 2008Susan Stone


Anthousa Expands Home Fragrance Offering

Company launching a trio of diffusers and new holiday fragrance.

clock September 22, 2008Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

Allegri Taps Three Designers

The new creative trio are Mauro Ravizza Kriege, Alessandro Turci, and Francesco Scognamiglio, who recently dressed Madonna for her “Sweet and Sticky” tour.

clock September 22, 2008WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Villa Moda’s Bahrain Bling

Strands of giant ?pearls? lining the entrance of the new Villa Moda store in Bahrain are the first clue this is no standard luxury boutique.

clock September 22, 2008Miles Socha

Retail Features

Moncler Opens in Milan

Outerwear brand to fete luxe-meets-lodge Milan store and plans for U.S. opening in December.

clock September 22, 2008Alessandra Ilari


DIFC Buys Majority Stake in Villa Moda

Villa Moda is gearing up to go global with a powerful partner, WWD has learned.

clock September 22, 2008Miles Socha


Design Houses Wary as Milan Shows Begin

As the spring collections begin their European leg, uncertainty hangs over fashion houses and retailers.

clock September 22, 2008Robert Murphy and Andrew Roberts

Fashion Features

Prada’s Transformer

Prada teams up with architectural genius Rem Koolhaas once again to create Transformer, a tetrahedron art space, in Seoul.

clock September 22, 2008Luisa Zargani


Dasha Zhukova’s Moscow Gallery

The Russian “It” girl opens the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture.

clock September 22, 2008Alastair Gee


WWD’s London Playlist

The hottest track from the London shows.

clock September 22, 2008WWD Staff


WWD Postcard: Tory Burch Does San Francisco

Designer’s escapades in California includes a celebratory opening of her 15th store and trip to Google.

clock September 22, 2008WWD Staff

Business Features

Narciso Rodriguez and Claiborne in Talks to Possibly Part Ways

Rodriguez and Liz Claiborne, stalemated over commercialization strategies for designer’s brand, are in talks to sever $4B vendor’s stake.

clock September 22, 2008Whitney Beckett and Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Designer Baby… Finger-Licking Good… Cavalli’s Crowd… Boogie Nights…

After fronting Dolce & Gabbana’s advertising campaign for the fragrance The One for Men, Matthew McConaughey is set to attend the designer duo’s women’s show.

clock September 22, 2008WWD Staff


Valentino Accessories Go Couture

Designers’ high-end collection goes ultra-luxe with cabochon-cut colored stones and feather details.

clock September 22, 2008Alessandra Ilari

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Promotions at Calvin Klein

Tom Murry named president and CEO.

clock September 22, 2008Marc Karimzadeh


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