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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 9hJessica Iredale


Ralph Lauren Receives John B. Fairchild Honor

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

clock 8hLisa 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 10hKristi Garced

J.C. Penney’s Turns Lens on Young Men’s

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In time for the back-to-school selling season, J.C. Penney Co. Inc., will unveil three new brand partnerships. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Louis Vuitton RTW Sping 2009


LVMH Expected to Show ‘Superior Resilience’

HSBC estimates luxury giant to report 2 percent rise in first-quarter sales.

clock April 8, 2009Miles Socha


Jos. A. Bank’s Net Rises 15 Percent in Quarter

Results exceed expectations and send shares of men’s specialty store retailer Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. soar Wednesday.

clock April 8, 2009Matthew Lynch

Anne Grauso and Guy Bedariea


Ladies Day: $75K Raised for Pediatric Cancer Dept.

More than 130 women gathered at the Oak Room and raised $75,000 for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s pediatric department.

clock April 8, 2009WWD Staff


Retail Stocks Rise 4.5 Percent Wednesday

Retail shares rebound after two days of losses.

clock April 8, 2009Evan Clark

A look from Alice + Olivia’s 9T capsule.

Ready To Wear

Pricing Pressures Hit Contemporary Designers

Designers in the contemporary arena are more price-focused than ever.

clock April 9, 2009Julee Kaplan


In Brief: Counterfeit Seizure… Kors Names Men’s Exec…

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday it seized a shipment of counterfeit Ed Hardy apparel at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

clock April 9, 2009WWD Staff

Calvin Klein White underwear.

Marketing and Promotion

Calvin Klein Underwear Launches Black, White

Calvin Klein is maintaining its pace of annual underwear launches.

clock April 9, 2009Jean Scheidnes

Wide colorful waistbands are designed to be seen.

Fashion Features

Underwear Waistbands: A Peekaboo Fashion Trend

Low-rise pants have had an unintended but far-reaching impact on men’s underwear: the proliferation of boldly colored and heavily branded waistbands.

clock April 9, 2009Brenner Thomas

Joseph H. Clissold


Designers Drawn to Classic Textiles From Britain

More European firms, from Dior Homme to Lanvin, turn to U.K. textile mills for authentic, unique men’s wear fabrics.

clock April 9, 2009Emilie Marsh

Ryan Sheckler approves every design in the line.


Ryan Sheckler Gets on Board With Active Line

For Wicked Fashions, it was a no-brainer to approach skateboard icon Ryan Sheckler when seeking to launch an action sports brand.

clock April 9, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Ralph Lauren cotton boxer-brief worn with an Adam cotton T-shirt.

Fashion Features

Fall 2009 Men’s Underwear Trend: Back to Basics

Traditional, minimalist black and white (in some cases multistriped) underwear is all the rage this season.

clock April 9, 2009Alex Badia

San Diego


The WWD List: U.S. Retail Markets With Lowest Expected Vacancy Rates

The lowest and highest 2009 projected vacancy rates in top U.S. retail markets.

clock April 9, 2009Cecily Hall

Aubrey Plaza


Aubrey Plaza: Amy Poehler’s New Sidekick

Newcomer Aubrey Plaza stars opposite “SNL” star Amy Poehler in the NBC series “Parks and Recreation.”

clock April 9, 2009Amanda FitzSimons

Viva South America by Oliver Balch.


Author Oliver Balch’s Long Trip

Travel meets politics in a first book by journalist Oliver Balch called “Viva South America! A Journey Through a Restless Continent.”

clock April 9, 2009Christina Roperti

A mural by a local artist hangs inside a room in the Ace Hotel.


ACE Hotel Comes to NYC

The ACE Hotel, opening May 1, will be stocked with a restaurant from the Spotted Pig chef and Stumptown Coffee Roasters.

clock April 9, 2009Amanda FitzSimons

Skateboarder Ryan Sheckler shows looks from his new line for Wicked Fashions.


J.C. Penney Turns Lens on Young Men’s

Retailer J.C. Penney unveils new brand partnerships with skate-oriented label RS by Sheckler, Third Rail, and Rusty, the popular surf brand.

clock April 9, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

An Italian Vogue cover by Steven Meisel.


Memo Pad: Steven Meisel in Hyères… ForbesWoman Launching…

Photographer Steven Meisel will make a rare personal appearance at this year’s Hyeres International Festival of Fashion and Photography.

clock April 9, 2009WWD Staff

Look from Resin.


Chris Gilbert Returns to Denim With Resin

Paper Denim & Cloth Chris Gilbert starting new line in sib-$150 price range.

clock April 9, 2009Ross Tucker

Georges Marciano

Fashion Scoops

Marciano Runs for Governor… Viktor & Rolf Design for Robert Wilson..

Georges Marciano, the Beverly Hills-based entrepreneur who co-founded Guess Inc., is making a run for the California governor’s office.

clock April 9, 2009WWD Staff


Parlux Deal Seen as Boon for Fragrance Firm

Scents from hip-hop powerhouses Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, Rihanna, and an unidentified female artist could almost double the revenues of Parlux Fragrances Inc.

clock April 9, 2009Evan Clark

Lezlee Westine

Human Resources

PCPC Names Lezlee Westine as President

Lezlee Westine has been named president and chief executive officer of the Personal Care Products Council.

clock April 9, 2009Julie Naughton


Eddie Bauer Expects First Quarter Sales Drop

Specialty store Eddie Bauer expects ‘very difficult’ 2009.

clock April 9, 2009Alexandra Steigrad


Beryl Raff Joins Helzberg as CEO

Beryl Raff, who was executive vice president and general merchandise manager of fine jewelry at J.C. Penney Co. Inc., has joined Helzberg Diamond Shops Inc.

clock April 9, 2009Arnold J. Karr


Bamford, Pringle Said to Be Restructuring

British luxury labels Bamford and Pringle seek footing in tough economic climate.

clock April 9, 2009Samantha Conti and Nina Jones


Daily Stock Wrap: April 8, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock April 9, 2009WWD Staff



WWD List: U.S. Retail Markets With Highest Expected Vacancy Rates

The recession has caused a pullback in retail growth, especially in hard-hit states such as California.

clock April 9, 2009WWD Staff


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