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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 10hRosemary Feitelberg


Kering Luxury Sales Jump 11.3% in Q3

The market-beating performance helped propel Kering’s revenues up 10 percent in the third quarter to 3.18 billion euros, or $3.54 billion.

clock 14hJoelle Diderich


Gigi Hadid Sticks With Hilfiger for Spring

They are inviting consumers to vote for their favorite designs, which will be included in the collection.

clock 8hLisa Lockwood

Kellwood Mixes It Up With Scotch & Soda

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When Michael Kramer walked into Scotch & Soda’s first U.S. store in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood, he was blown away. “I had a coronary. I was ‘Oh my God, the product is amazing,’” said Kramer.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Human Resources

Albert Lidji, Lou Lattimore Owner, Dies at 89

With his eye for fashion, gentlemanly charm and dapper style, Lidji built the women’s boutique into one of Dallas’ most prestigious.

clock July 11, 2011Holly Haber


Sonia Rykiel Mulling Sale of Minority Stake

French house mandates investment bank to explore options.

clock July 12, 2011Joelle Diderich

A Scotch & Soda boutique in Amsterdam.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Kellwood to Acquire Scotch & Soda

The Amsterdam-based fashion brand is just now starting to grow outside of Europe.

clock July 11, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Todd & Duncan will show at Spin Expo.


New York Preview: Fabric Shows Provide Timely Forum

Attendance across Texworld USA, the International Apparel Sourcing Show and Home Textiles Sourcing Expo is expected to reach 6,000.

clock July 12, 2011Arthur Friedman

Business Features

Euro Debt Worries Hit Milan, Luxury Issues

Aeffe, Tod’s among firms ensnared in fears of a growing crisis.

clock July 12, 2011WWD Staff

Dirk Bikkembergs Sport Couture Men's RTW Spring 2012

Designer and Luxury

Dirk Bikkembergs Sells His Brand

The Belgian designer has sold his label to Zeis Excelsa SpA, his footwear licensee. He remains involved as creative director.

clock July 12, 2011Luisa Zargani

Jean Paul Gaultier Fall Couture 2011


Fall Couture 2011 Trend: Flock to It

Feathers tickled the fancy of couture designers this season.

clock July 12, 2011WWD Staff

Rihanna in Stella McCartney


Memo Pad: Rihanna for Giorgio Armani… Channel Check…

Giorgio Armani has tapped Rihanna to front the fall-winter 2011-2012 Emporio Armani Underwear and Armani Jeans ad campaigns.

clock July 12, 2011WWD Staff


Judith Leiber Names Jana Matheson Creative Director

Her first collection for spring 2011, as well the upcoming pre-fall and fall collections, are a nod to the brand’s heritage.

clock July 12, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Daphne Guinness

Designer and Luxury

Fashion Group International Gala to Honor Saks Fifth Avenue CEO

Honorees at the annual Night of Stars event also include Raf Simons, Julianne Moore, François Nars and Daphne Guinness.

clock July 12, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Co-hosts Mary Alice Stephenson, Peter Davis and Hilary Rhoda at the 12th Annual Love Heals at Luna Farm.

Fashion Scoops

Sonja Morgan, Out and About… Eye on the Prize…

Real Housewife of New York Sonja Morgan isn’t letting her well-publicized financial woes keep her off the Hamptons party circuit.

clock July 12, 2011WWD Staff

Manhattanhendge strikes at 8:25 p.m. Wednesday.


New York Preview: Summer in the City

A sampling of homegrown things to see and do for out-of-towners or locals attending the spate of fabric and sourcing trade shows in town the next two weeks.

clock July 12, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

Business Features

New York Preview: Dealing With the Dollar

Currency fluctuations make manufacturing decisions more complicated.

clock July 12, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Alice St. Clair


Alice St. Clair, Teleplay Princess

The young actress will be playing Kate Middleton in “William & Catherine: A Royal Romance,” set to air on the Hallmark Channel.

clock July 12, 2011WWD Staff

Nicole Miller


Last Tango at Parrish Art Museum

The annual Midsummer Party was the final to be held in the museum’s current brick home on Jobs Lane in Southampton.

clock July 12, 2011David Lipke

Johnny Was plans to open three to five stores a year.


Johnny Was Reaps Retail Benefits

After nearly a quarter-century of wholesaling casual Bohemian chic apparel, the Los Angeles-based company has branched into retail.

clock July 12, 2011Rachel Brown

Guangdong province factory.

Government and Trade

A Sea of Change in the Pearl River Delta

A confluence of factors has curtailed China’s production prowess.

clock July 12, 2011Kathleen E. McLaughlin


Syms Names Interim CFO

Gary Binkoski is a senior director at consultancy firm Alvarez & Marsal, known for its restructuring expertise.

clock July 12, 2011Vicki M. Young

Carol Lim and Humberto Leon.

Designer and Luxury

New Creative Lead at Kenzo

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has tapped the Opening Ceremony duo of Humberto Leon and Carol Lim as creative directors.

clock July 12, 2011Miles Socha


The Warnaco Group in Venture to Expand India Presence

Firm has forged a pact with Brand Marketing India, its current distribution partner, to market and distribute Calvin Klein branded apparel and accessories.

clock July 12, 2011Lisa Lockwood


Macy’s Fined $750K by the Consumer Product Safety Commission

Government said retailer sold children’s garments with drawstrings at the neck.

clock July 12, 2011Kristi Ellis


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