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HBC Hires Ed Burstell to Accelerate Innovation

HBC sees Burstell engaged in bringing innovative concepts to all of its divisions.

clock 21hDavid Moin


Balenciaga Names Cédric Charbit as New CEO

A product and marketing executive at Yves Saint Laurent, he will take over Isabelle Guichot's role.

clock 22hMiles Socha


Tokyo Fashion Week: Watching for See-Now-Buy-Now

New sponsor Amazon didn't make vast changes to the format, while the local industry seemed open to the Instant Fashion experience.

clock 16hKelly Wetherille

Whole New Ball Game: Men’s Firms Tap Sports As Key Marketing Tool

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Play ball! Hike! Start your engines! No matter what phrase one uses, men’s wear companies are playing a new game as they increasingly look to complex sports partnerships to drive sales and build brands.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Emanuel Chirico, Tommy Hilfiger and Fred Gehring.


Hilfiger Taking Control of Business in China

Hilfiger cuts deal with licensee Dickson Concepts to assume direct control of its Chinese wholesale and retail business in 2011.

clock March 31, 2010Evan Clark

Michele Norsa


Conference Examines China’s Market Potential

Participants pondered the untapped potential of third and fourth tier cities and other topics.

clock March 31, 2010WWD Staff


Lundgren’s Pay Rises 8.6 Percent

Also, Macy’s buys back $500M in debt.

clock March 31, 2010Arnold J. Karr

Jos. A. Bank posted a 13 percent comp-store sales gain in the fourth quarter.


Jos. A Bank 2009 Net Rises

Jos. A. Bank continued its strong performance in the fourth quarter and Wall Street responded by driving up its stock to an all-time high yesterday.

clock March 31, 2010Jean E. Palmieri and Arnold J. Karr

Designer and Luxury

D&A Trade Show Heads to Paris

Designers & Agents, the fashion trade show with editions in Los Angeles and New York, is Paris bound.

clock March 31, 2010Marc Karimzadeh

A look from Rue de Jeans.


Rue de Jeans Seeks a Comfortable, Stylish Road

Cindy Yun couldn’t find comfortable yet fashionable apparel to match a lifestyle that required frequent travel, so she decided to make her own.

clock April 1, 2010Ross Tucker

W Magazine


Memo Pad: Changes at W… App-etite for Travel… Shelterpop Launching…

The magazine’s longtime creative director Dennis Freedman is leaving, marking the first major exit of the new Stefano Tonchi era at the title.

clock March 31, 2010WWD Staff

A Look from OTR.


Anlo Denim Firm Expands Offering

A poor economic environment has presented an opportunity to bring a new denim concept to the market for Anlo.

clock April 1, 2010Ross Tucker


Miraclebody Jeans to Launch Campaign Contest

Miraclebody Jeans, the denim shapewear label from the Miraclesuit swimwear company, is launching a contest to find the faces for its next advertising campaign.

clock April 1, 2010Ross Tucker

Government and Trade

Hugo Boss to Reopen Talks on Cleveland Plant

Pressure from the National Labor Relations Board has led Hugo Boss to renew negotiations with the suit factory that it has slated to close later this month.

clock April 1, 2010Brenner Thomas

Fashion Features

French Label Iro to Launch Men’s

Iro, a trendy French brand, has a small celebrity following, including Kate Moss.

clock April 1, 2010Jean Scheidnes

Cristiano Ronaldo for Emporio Armani.

Marketing and Promotion

Men’s Brands Embrace Sports Figures

Men’s wear companies are playing a new game as they increasingly look to complex sports partnerships to drive sales and build brands.

clock April 1, 2010Brenner Thomas

Ginevra Elkann


The Museum of Everything Exhibit Opens in Turin

Entrepeneur James Brett’s private collection of unconventional art is on display at the Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli.

clock April 1, 2010Luisa Zargani

A Chanel look from the “An Ideal History of Contemporary Fashion, Volume I” exhibit at Musée des Arts Decoratifs.

Designer and Luxury

Looking at Seventies and Eighties Parisian Fashion

The first in a series of exhibits examining French collections from the Seventies through today opens at Musee des Arts Decoratifs.

clock April 1, 2010Katya Foreman

An American Apparel store in Toronto.

Business Features

American Apparel Focuses on Fundamentals

American Apparel’s Dov Charney addressing issues as globally, the company’s same-store sales declined 10 percent last year.

clock April 1, 2010David Lipke

A Look from Jackie Rogers.

Designer and Luxury

Jackie Rogers Fall 2010: Chinatown

Former Chanel model Jackie Rogers presents her first full-fledged men’s collection.

clock April 1, 2010WWD Staff

A look from Akris.

Designer and Luxury

Akris Adjusts Offerings

The recession compels the luxury brand to rethink what it does.

clock April 1, 2010Beth Wilson

Business Features

French Fight for Local Production

In a bid to save France’s shrinking clothing manufacturing sector, leading fashion brands will sign a charter of good conduct with their subcontractors.

clock April 1, 2010Katya Foreman and Joelle Diderich


Levi’s Sues Evisu Over Tribute Jean

In a somewhat unsurprising move, Levi’s has cried foul over Evisu’s plans to replicate some of the American denim brand’s most famous pairs of jeans.

clock April 1, 2010Matthew Lynch

Designer and Luxury

PPR Opens Sales Academy

Retail-to-luxury group PPR has opened a sales academy in a bid to help unqualified young and senior job seekers find employment in the retail channel.

clock April 1, 2010Joelle Diderich

Government and Trade

USTR Report Details Trade Barriers

Issues range from increasing or consistently high tariff rates to licensing and customs concerns.

clock April 1, 2010Liza Casabona

Natalie Massenet and Guillaume Henry at the Net a Porter dinner.

Fashion Scoops

Carven’s Crew… SCAD to Honor Deneuve… Williamson, All Gossip…

“A young Yves Saint Laurent” isn’t a bad moniker for an emerging designer, especially when it’s bestowed by Net-a-porter founder Natalie Massenet.

clock April 1, 2010WWD Staff


Pharrell Williams, Gilmar Face Off Over Ice Brands

Pharrell Williams opposes ruling on his Ice Cream brand with suit.

clock April 1, 2010Matthew Lynch


Retail Stocks End Strong Quarter on Weak Note

S&P Retail down 0.8% on day but up 9.4% in first quarter.

clock April 1, 2010Evan Clark


People’s Liberation Narrows 4th-Qtr. Loss

People’s Liberation Inc. reduced its fourth-quarter losses despite sales erosion related to a legal battle with Charlotte Russe Holding Inc.

clock April 1, 2010Vicki M. Young


Tommy Bahama, Hochman Ink Men’s Innerwear Deal

Tommy Bahama has signed a licensing agreement with The Carole Hochman Design Group to manufacture and market the brand’s first collection of men’s sleepwear.

clock April 1, 2010Karyn Monget

Rick Darling


American Image Awards Set Honoree Slate

Li & Fung’s Rick Darling and designer John Bartlett will be among the honorees at the American Apparel & Footwear Association American Image Awards.

clock April 1, 2010WWD Staff

A Rite Aid store.


Rite Aid Posts $208.4M Loss

Store closings and same-store declines weigh on profitability.

clock April 1, 2010Matthew W. Evans


OFI Ups Stake in Dessange International

OFI Private Equity Capital has acquired 21.61 percent of Dessange.

clock April 1, 2010Jennifer Weil


Daily Stock Wrap: March 31, 2010

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock April 1, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Michelle Obama: Planting the Seed of Fashion

First Lady Michelle Obama planted her garden Wednesday in black pencil pants and a black knit sweater set.

clock April 1, 2010WWD Staff

From Left: Bottega Veneta’s jacket and Duckie Brown’s pants, both in wool. Viktor & Rolf’s wool jacket and Maison Martin Margiela’s leather shirt. Duckie Brown’s wool jacket. Louis Vuitton’s wool jacket.

Fashion Features

Men’s Tailored Clothing Trend: Strong Shoulder

For the fall season, designers infused an architectural sensibility into their tailored clothing.

clock April 1, 2010Alex Badia


Galeries Lafayette Net Slips 16 Percent

French retailer Galeries Lafayette reported sales down 3.8 percent in 2009.

clock April 12, 2010Natasha Montrose


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clock 9hArthur Zaczkiewicz

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