Fashion Brands Decode Impact of New Web Names

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Overview

Battling counterfeits on the Web could become a little tougher. Brands are still digesting a change in Internet domain names that broadens the generic names, from the current 22 to an infinite number.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Camilla Belle in Miu Miu

Parties

Miu Miu Goes to the Movies

A fashionable crowd turned out in Beverly Hills Tuesday for a viewing of Lucrecia Martel’s short film “MUTA,” which features the brand’s eyewear.

clock July 20, 2011Marcy Medina

Financial

Swiss Watch Sales Rise 10.1 Percent in June

Gains reflect strength in Asia, excluding Japan.

clock July 21, 2011Katya Foreman

Designer and Luxury

Versace Scratches Sandblasted Denim from Offering

Technique is deemed dangerous to workers.

clock July 21, 2011Alessandra Ilari

Eric Wiseman; Chairman, President, CEO; VF Corp.

Business Features

VF Corp.’s 2Q Income Rises 16.7%; 2011 Guidance Raised

The strongest growth in the quarter was in their outdoor and active sports category.

clock July 21, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Financial

Blackstone Group Acquires Jack Wolfskin

The transaction is expected to close in August.

clock July 21, 2011Vicki M. Young

Gareth Pugh

Parties

Gareth Pugh Lures the Goths Into the Sun

The designer and MAC Cosmetics celebrated their upcoming collaboration with drinks at sunset on Wednesday night.

clock July 21, 2011Matthew Lynch

Coco Rocha

Parties

Hugo Boss Gives the Masses Thread and Circuses

The brand marked men’s market week with a literal circus on Wednesday night.

clock July 21, 2011David Lipke

The BCBG Max Azria scent.

Fragrance

BCBG Reenters Scent Arena

Launching Aug. 1, the fragrance is the result of a licensing deal struck between the brand and New Wave Fragrances.

clock July 22, 2011Rachel Brown

Sara Happ items.

Human Resources

Cautious Start Leads Happ to Expansion

For those who haven’t heard of Sara Happ yet, next year may change that.

clock July 22, 2011Rachel Brown

Beauty Features

Snippets: Randolph to Murad… Kiss Enters Mass Hair Category…

Marina Randolph has joined El Segundo, Calif.-based Murad Inc. as the executive vice president of direct sales.

clock July 22, 2011WWD Staff

Tracy Reese’s design for Great Lash.

Color Cosmetics

Great Lash Gets Designer Look

Target is fusing fashion and beauty as Maybelline’s partner for a limited collection of three interpretations of the iconic mascara.

clock July 22, 2011Faye Brookman

Bethenny Frankel

Body Care

The Original Skinnygirl to Introduce Skin Care

Tell-it-like-it-is reality TV star Bethenny Frankel has some tough words for the skin care industry: “A $150 eye cream is ridiculous and absurd.”

clock July 22, 2011Molly Prior and Faye Brookman

ICANN’s Stephen Crocker and Rod Beckstrom in the video discussing the decision.

Legal

The Web’s New Domain

Battling counterfeits on the Web could become a little tougher.

clock July 22, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Ann Taylor Holiday 2011

Fashion Features

Ann Taylor Holiday 2011

Lisa Axelson envisioned “a winter wonderland — an amazing Nordic landscape of barren birch trees and frost on the ground” for the holiday collection.

clock July 22, 2011Jessica Iredale

The “We Love Wool” Web site.

Media

Memo Pad: Woolmark Goes Social… Smiling Times…Condé Nast to Disclose Numbers

How happy is nytimes.com general manager Denise Warren about early paywall results for the New York Times’ Web site?

clock July 22, 2011WWD Staff

An item from Myla.

Activewear

Myla Launches Swimwear

When the British lingerie label wanted to revamp its swimwear, it turned to a region that’s an expert in the field — Brazil.

clock July 22, 2011Nina Jones

An exterior view of the Shay Todd store.

Activewear

Shay Todd Eyes Expansion

The swimwear designer has her eye on expanding the eight-year-old brand into accessories and jewelry.

clock July 22, 2011Marcy Medina

The Beckham ad.

Fragrance

David Beckham Launching Homme

Daughter Harper isn’t the only new project the soccer star has going on: he is set to launch a new scent in September.

clock July 22, 2011Julie Naughton

Céline Dion’s Signature.

Fragrance

Celine Dion Adding Fragrance

Coty Beauty, her licensee, is launching Signature, a new women’s scent, in September.

clock July 22, 2011Julie Naughton

The ad for Givenchy’s Dahlia Noir.

Fragrance

Tisci’s New Bloom: Dahlia Noir Scent

Dahlia Noir, Parfums Givenchy’s first fragrance under creative director Riccardo Tisci, is due out early August.

clock July 22, 2011Jennifer Weil and Julie Naughton

A page from the Nars' Web site.

Marketing and Promotion

Nars Relaunches E-Commerce

With a revamped site launching this week, the brand is aiming to evolve its presence in the digital space.

clock July 22, 2011Julie Naughton

Sephora’s iPad app

Retail

Sephora’s New App

The retailer is looking to build a bridge between its stores and iPad users with a free new app launching this week.

clock July 22, 2011Julie Naughton

An ad for Valentino’s fragrance Valentina.

Fragrance

Puig, Valentino Set for Fall Launch of Valentina

The fragrance also marks the fashion house’s first scent under its creative directors.

clock July 22, 2011Jennifer Weil

A rendering of the Akris store.

Designer and Luxury

Akris to Expand Store Network

The Swiss fashion house plans to open its first independent boutique in Japan, and an expansive location in Munich, next month.

clock July 22, 2011Miles Socha

Giancarlo Giammetti

Fashion Scoops

Red, Red Whine… Retailers Join Fashion Star… Minkoff’s New Role…

Giancarlo Giammetti has been watching the polemic over red soles ignited by Christian Louboutin’s legal action in New York against Yves Saint Laurent.

clock July 22, 2011WWD Staff

A look from Suss Designs.

Designer and Luxury

Suss Knits New Future

Designer Suss Cousins launches Suss Design label with aims to build a lifestyle knit brand.

clock July 22, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Retail

Paragon Breaks Ground in Texas

The company has broken ground on an outlet center in suburban Grand Prairie that had been delayed since 2008 by the recession.

clock July 22, 2011Holly Haber

A look from Macy’s exclusive Material Girl collection.

Financial

NRF Study: Consumer Pessimism Reigns

Concerns about the economy are still weighing heavily on the minds of 90% of U.S. consumers.

clock July 22, 2011Sharon Edelson

Designer and Luxury

Bally to Open in India

The Swiss leather goods brand will open its first store in New Delhi, at the DLF Emporio mall, in September.

clock July 22, 2011Samantha Conti

Essentialist

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Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford, Helena Christensen and Carla Bruni closed the Versace show as a tribute to Gianni

Fashion

The Original Nineties Supermodels Close Versace Show as a Tribute to Gianni

clock 21hLuisa Zargani

Social Studies