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Berluti Confirms Haider Ackermann as Creative Director

Prized for his colorful, globe-trotting style, the designer is to show his first collection for the French brand next January.

clock 32mMiles Socha


J. Crew Narrows Loss in Second Quarter

Madewell continues to show gains while comp sales at the J. Crew brand remained challenged.

clock 7hDavid Moin


China Powers a 19.2% First-Half Gain at SMCP Group

The French retail group operates the Sandro, Maje and Claudie Perlot chains.

clock 20hMiles Socha

Powers of Persuasion: Europe’s Personal Touch

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With even wealthy consumers skittish about spending during the financial crisis, Europe’s luxury players are fast becoming expert event planners.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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All For China at Zeng Fanzhi Opening

Art world types and fellow Chinese A-listers showed up to fete the artist at the Acquavella galleries on the Upper East Side.

clock April 2, 2009WWD Staff


Private Equity Takes Majority Stake in Peter Millar

Golf and luxury apparel maker Peter Millar has a new majority owner.

clock April 6, 2009Brenner Thomas


Ronsons Take J.C. Penney Party Up a Notch

The Ronson clan headlined a boisterous bash hosted by J.C. Penney on Friday at Bar Marmont in honor of daughter Charlotte’s new line, I [Heart] Ronson.

clock April 6, 2009Khanh T.L. Tran

Designer and Luxury

Just Cavalli Extends License With Ittierre SpA

Five-year deal covers production, distribution.

clock April 6, 2009Andrew Roberts


Fall 2009 Fashion Trend: On The Bright Side

Designers from Dennis Basso to Chris Benz create neon fur looks.

clock April 7, 2009Bobbi Queen


Lauren Ambrose’s Regal Turn in ‘Exit the King’

The “Six Feet Under” actress plays Queen opposite Geoffrey Rush in Broadway’s “Exit the King.”

clock April 7, 2009Vanessa Lawrence


When Green Is the New Black

Manufacturers and retailers, from Patagonia to LVMH to H&M, increase eco-friendly and sustainable practices.

clock April 7, 2009WWD Staff


Italian Firms Invest in Natural Fiber Production

Ermenegildo Zegna, Loro Piana and textile mill Cotonificio Honegger among those investing in development programs for natural fibers.

clock April 7, 2009Emilie Marsh

Government and Trade

U.N. Seeks to Reduce Synthetic Fabric

In an effort to improve the world’s supply of natural resources, the U.N. has declared 2009 the International Year of Natural Fibers.

clock April 7, 2009Rachel Mascetta

Specialty Stores

Argentine Store Etiquetta Negra Opens in N.Y.

Argentine brand launches in U.S.

clock April 7, 2009Sharon Edelson


Italy Vows to Rebuild After Deadly Quake

Search continues for victims, survivors.

clock April 7, 2009Alessandra Ilari


Ackman, Target Trade Blows Over Board

Target’s retail shares dip 1.3%.

clock April 7, 2009Evan Clark


McComb’s 2008 Pay Falls

Liz Claiborne CEO grossed $5.5M, including awards and perks.

clock April 7, 2009Evan Clark

Designer and Luxury

Aronsson’s New Turkish Venture

Aronsson Group co-founder Jeffry Aronsson’s aim is to create new retail concepts and boost distribution.

clock April 7, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Drawing Lessons… Print It Says Variety…

Society of Illustrators celebrated its newest exhibit, “The Line of Fashion,” last Friday.

clock April 7, 2009WWD Staff


Buyers Push for Price Cuts at Interstoff Asia

Buyers move toward cheaper fabrics and smaller orders prevails at Interstoff Asia textile fair.

clock April 7, 2009Andrea Li


Filo Yarn Fair Scores on Innovation

Attendance uptick spurs confidence at Filo.

clock April 7, 2009Kerry Olsen

Designer and Luxury

Z Zegna to Show in Milan in June

Designer sportswear line Z Zegna is moving its runway show to Milan, WWD has learned.

clock April 7, 2009Emilie Marsh

Designer and Luxury

Burberry Seeks to End Hartmarx License

Burberry seeks to void its tailored clothing license with Hartmarx, citing failure to meet terms of the original agreement.

clock April 7, 2009Brenner Thomas

Designer and Luxury

Europe’s Luxury Players Get Personal

Yves Saint Laurent and Hermes plan more in-store events, parties.

clock April 7, 2009Miles Socha and Samantha Conti and Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Scoops

Oscar Take Two… L&T Picks Up Liz… Stila Sale?

Michelle Obama’s apparent fondness for European designer labels has raised a few eyebrows.

clock April 7, 2009WWD Staff


Vuitton Art Show Set for Asia

Louis Vuitton exhibit provides look at some of brand’s art before Paris space is complete.

clock April 7, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Wedding Belle: Alabama Chanin Launches Bridal

Not many bridal designers are like Natalie Chanin of Alabama Chanin.

clock April 7, 2009Venessa Lau


Beauty Beat: Jane Files Chapter 11

Cosmetic brand Jane blames ‘cash liquidity issues’ for bankruptcy.

clock April 7, 2009Andrea Nagel and Vicki M. Young

Specialty Stores

Uniqlo Enters Singapore

The Japanese brand Uniqlo will open its first store in Tampines, Singapore, on Thursday.

clock April 7, 2009Ong Soh Chin

Fashion Features

Famous for Misbehavin’: Pretty Girls and Bad Boys

By now you’ve no doubt heard about Gisele and Tom’s “Shotgun Wedding.” Here are some of their celebrity colleagues, from Kate Moss to Mike Tyson.

clock April 7, 2009Jessica Iredale and Sarah Haight


Daily Stock Wrap: April 6, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock April 7, 2009WWD Staff


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Tom Mora Named Cole Haan Creative Director, Women’s and Licensed Goods

clock 8hMisty White Sidell

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