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French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at the Age of 86

The French designer was synonymous with striped sweaters and Left Bank insouciance.

clock 5hMiles Socha


Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Fenty Puma Show

The music star had launched the collection last February during New York Fashion Week.

clock 11hMiles Socha


Retailers Keep Holiday Plans Conservative and Inventories Tight

Inventories are being kept tight in hope of increasing full-price selling and reducing markdowns.

clock 16hDavid Moin

In Focus

Roger Federer on His Nike Collaboration and Coming Back Strong in 2017

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Kellwood Gets Active With Zobha Purchase

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Kellwood Co.’s acquisition spree continued Tuesday with its purchase of yoga and fitness apparel and accessories brand Zobha, its third transaction of the year.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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LVMH Rides Luxury Boom

French luxury conglomerate reports double-digit organic revenue growth in all business groups.

clock July 26, 2011Joelle Diderich


Kellwood Acquires Yoga Brand Zobha

The Mill Valley, Calif.-based firm is the first activewear company to join Kellwood’s portfolio.

clock July 26, 2011Vicki M. Young


Details of Lee Alexander McQueen Will Released

The designer was a family man — and an animal lover — to his core, his will reveals.

clock July 27, 2011Samantha Conti

Designer and Luxury

Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. to Contest ISS Critique

Corporate watchdog questions Ralph Lauren’s bonus arrangements.

clock July 27, 2011Arnold J. Karr


Freida Pinto’s Rise: From ‘Slumdog’ to Goddess

The actress talks about prepping for the “Planet of the Apes” prequel and playing a deity in “Immortals.”

clock July 27, 2011Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

Manchester United’s Soccer Style… Nicole Miller’s African Project…

The Manchester United soccer team swept into Cipriani Wall Street for a dinner and fashion show sponsored by Hublot.

clock July 27, 2011WWD Staff


Marc Jacobs Unveils New Denim Styles

The Marc by Marc Jacobs girl loves her denim and for fall, the designer is giving her nine new styles — in 12 washes — under his Standard Supply label.

clock July 27, 2011WWD Staff


Holiday 2011 Trend: Glisten Up

Nothing says “party” quite like sequins and gleaming metallics.

clock July 27, 2011WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Aquilano and Rimondi Fete Piazza Sempione With Collection

The design duo is wishing the brand a happy 20th birthday with a one-off capsule collection that will bow during Milan Fashion Week.

clock July 27, 2011Alessandra Ilari

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Balmain Adds Second Line

Sporting a more casual, downtown vibe than its big sister, Pierre Balmain is gunning for 700 doors in its first season.

clock July 27, 2011Miles Socha

Intimates and Activewear

Variety’s the Spice of Miami Swim Week

A recap of the news and trends from the latest swim shows.

clock July 27, 2011Rebecca Kleinman


Ferragamo Family Increases Stake of Ownership

Following the transaction, Ferragamo Finanziaria holds a 58.24 percent stake in the Florence-based firm.

clock July 27, 2011Luisa Zargani


Dutch Jeans Label KOI Readies for Launch

The brand is aiming to combine authentic American denim styles with Japanese detailing.

clock July 27, 2011Jennifer Wiebking

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Stella McCartney Gets Social… Bottega Veneta on Film…

Stella McCartney is out to woo her customers with a ramped-up Web site, a new edition of her iPad app and a first look at the fall ad campaign.

clock July 27, 2011WWD Staff


Denim Industry Veterans Launch Mother Label

The line juxtaposes opposites in the same garment, such as soft and edgy, and is made from a proprietary fabric.

clock July 27, 2011Sharon Edelson

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