Dior Plots Global Retail Push for Chiuri's First Collection

The initiative combines freestanding pop-ups, partnerships with key retailers and special in-store merchandising.

clock 6hJoelle Diderich and Sharon Edelson


Franca Sozzani's Mass Draws Designers, Executives in Milan

The Mass was held at the tail end of Milan Fashion Week to remember the late editor in chief of Vogue Italia, who died in December.

clock 16hLuisa Zargani and Alessandra Turra


Warren Buffett Baffled by Retail

The investor praised Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and said he can’t figure out retail.

clock 6hEvan Clark

Value Retail to Open Luxe Outlets in China

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Chic outlet shopping is the next golden opportunity in China. Value Retail, operator of nine high-end outlet “villages” in Europe, will break ground in March on a 600,000-square-foot outlet center in Suzhou.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

An MiH blazer from a capsule collection with Net-a-Porter.

Fashion Scoops

MiH Does Net-a-Porter

After the success of its first capsule collection with Net-a-Porter this spring, MiH Jeans is launching another with the e-tailer tomorrow for the fall season.

clock September 21, 2011WWD Staff

The Q by Equinox blog.


Equinox Launches Editorial Web Site

In upcoming Q&As, Hilary Swank discusses her pet chicken and Katie Couric confesses she has a pink Hello Kitty bike.

clock September 21, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

A still from the Fashion Forward ad shoot.


Fashion Forward’s Diverse New Campaign

The gender bending ads are intended to drum up excitement for the fashion industry’s upcoming HIV/AIDS fundraiser event.

clock September 21, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Alain Delon and Liam Neeson


Gala Opening of Mandarin Oriental in Paris

Liam Neeson, Alain Deon and Maggie Cheung flocked to the fete.

clock September 23, 2011WWD Staff

Karmen Pedaru


Models Turn Out in Force for Fendi

Isabelli Fontana, Bianca Balti and Karmen Pedaru attended another Fendi O’ party.

clock September 23, 2011WWD Staff

Maria Bradley in Proenza Schouler Spring 2012.

Fashion Scoops

Model Maria Bradley to Walk Exclusively for Versace

17-year-old model makes her Milan debut.

clock September 23, 2011WWD Staff

An anchor necklace from the Kate Moss for Fred line.


Kate Moss Does Jewelry for Fred

The collection features 22 styles made from gold and precious stones.

clock September 23, 2011Katya Foreman

Franca Sozzani and Anna Wintour

Fashion Scoops

Vogue Italia Sponsors Talent Search for Up-And-Coming Designers

Eva Cavalli, Silvia Venturini Fendi, Rossella Jardini, Antonio Marras and Cesare Paciotti were amongst those in attendance.

clock September 23, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Dolce and Gabbana Promote Young Designers

The design duo toasted young international designers at their multi brand boutique Spiga2.

clock September 23, 2011WWD Staff

Teaser image for the Lady Gaga - Mugler video.

Fashion Scoops

Lady Gaga to Star in Mugler Film

The clip is to be screened at the Mugler show on Sept. 28 and feature a new Lady Gaga remix.

clock September 23, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

French Accessories Site Launches in Italy and Germany

E-commerce site Monnier Freres aims to be in 26 languages by the end of next year.

clock September 23, 2011WWD Staff

Sebastian Brice’s rock band Avius at C’N’C Costume National.

Fashion Scoops

Avius Rock C’N’C Costume National

Sebastian Brice’s rock band Avius provided live music at this year’s Milan show.

clock September 23, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Organizers of Paris Fashion Week in Dispute with Toronto Based Company

Federation Francaise de la Couture accuses Toronto based company of touting spaces for Paris Fashion Week.

clock September 23, 2011WWD Staff

Mask by Christian Lacroix.

Fashion Scoops

Designers Decorate Surgical Masks in Charity Initiative

An auction this week of 100 masks raised 30,000 euros for charity KnK Japan Children Without Borders.

clock September 23, 2011WWD Staff

Stella and Paul McCartney


All Eyes on Paul McCartney at ‘Ocean’s Kingdom’ Premiere

The former Beatle’s collaboration with the New York City Ballet bowed Thursday night, with a little help from Stella.

clock September 23, 2011Alessandra Codinha

William Ackman


William Ackman Boosts J.C. Penney Stake to Maximum

Return swaps lift Pershing Square stake in the retailer to 26.1%.

clock September 25, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Shiva Rose in Chanel and Marisa Tomei in Viktor & Rolf


Chanel Celebrates New Book With Its Ladies

The fashion house hosted a party for Justine Picardie’s “Chanel: Her Life” in Los Angeles on Thursday night.

clock September 23, 2011Khanh T.L. Tran

Alina Shriver and Carolina Fitzgerald Shriver

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Emporio Armani

Alina Shriver, Bar Rafaeli and Giulia Beilacqua sat front row at the spring show.

clock September 24, 2011WWD Staff

A Cirque de Soleil arialist


Roman Jeweler Monete Launches New Collection

Cirque de Soleil performed at a party in the gardens of the Bulgari Hotel.

clock September 23, 2011WWD Staff

Anna Wintour outside the New York shows.


Anna Wintour Lashes Out Against Berlusconi

“I am disgusted,” Vogue editor in chief tells Italian newspaper.

clock September 25, 2011Luisa Zargani

Sortilège de Cartier bracelet set in white gold with diamonds, pink sapphires, purple sapphires.

Fashion Scoops

Cartier’s Precious Moments

A new line of precious bags will feature fabrics made by the historic Florentine weaver Fondazione Arte della Seta Lisio.

clock September 25, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Italian Designers Debate Show Calendar

According to sources, three options are being considered: to show in July; to stay put; or to move before New York Fashion Week.

clock September 25, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Massimo Suppancig Joins Swiss Brand Jet Set

Suppancig, who has worked in executive positions at firms such as Hugo Boss, Escada and Valextra, will lead Jet Set as its new ceo.

clock September 25, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Marni Unveils Quarterly Online Magazine

Anticamera wil be edited by Carolina Castiglioni, daughter of Marni designer Consuela.

clock September 25, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Kate Middleton Wears Erdem to Wedding

The Duchess wore a red lace number with her signature nude pantyhose and a pair of L.K. Bennett maroon patent leather heels.

clock September 25, 2011WWD Staff

Stefano Gabbana, Scarlett Johansson and Domenico Dolce

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Dolce & Gabbana

Scarlett Johansson, Poppy Delevigne, Felicity Jones and Bianca Brandolini sat front row at the spring show.

clock September 25, 2011WWD Staff

A watch from IWC’s Portofino collection.


IWC Eyes U.S. Expansion

International Watch Co. Schaffhausen is looking to raise its profile stateside.

clock September 26, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Business Features

Bruno Magli Revamps Strategy

The brand is outsourcing its production and logistics in an effort to return to profit in 2013.

clock September 26, 2011Luisa Zargani

Mauboussin’s renovated Madison Avenue flagship.


Mauboussin Revamps Madison Ave. Flagship

The brand is keen to attract a newer, younger and potentially more female customer.

clock September 26, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Calvin Klein


Patterns, Retro Seen at Vision Expo

Eyewear makers are holding steady with trends, broadening price points and investing in already strong and emerging markets.

clock September 26, 2011Marcy Medina

Christian Louboutin’s Sweet Charity Woodoo handbag.

Accessory Trends

Celine, Ferragamo, Smoking Slippers Drive Fall Sales

Forget the ballet flat. Retailers claim that the hot trend in flat footwear for fall is the smoking slipper.

clock September 26, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Invista’s Lycra fiber hosiery.


Legwear Industry to Tackle Economy in Barcelona

Invista plans to introduce an innovation designed to drive legwear demand at its second annual conference.

clock September 26, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Intermix opened a store at 812 Washington Street in Manhattan.


Intermix Opens Sixth New York Store

The 2,725-square-foot store at 812 Washington Street is expected to do sales of $6 million to $10 million in the first year.

clock September 26, 2011Sharon Edelson

Roberto Verino RTW Spring 2012

Fashion Features

Madrid to Alter Show Dates

Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week is shifting its dates starting next year in a bid to attract more international attention.

clock September 26, 2011Barbara Barker

Bicester Village is the template for Value Retail’s China strategy.


Value Retail to Open Luxe Outlets in China

Operator of nine high-end outlet “villages” in Europe will break ground in March on a 600,000-square-foot outlet center in Suzhou, 50 miles west of Shanghai.

clock September 26, 2011David Moin

The newer Penney’s layout.


J.C. Penney Unveils Updated Look

The retailer is rolling out a more contemporary, colorful look and a new layout designed to spur accessory and shoe sales.

clock September 26, 2011Holly Haber

Linda Wells


Honoring Linda Wells

The Allure editor accepted an award at the DreamBall at Cipriani 42nd Street Thursday evening.

clock September 26, 2011Amy Wicks


Condé Nast Sets More Restaurants

The publisher said it will open a Vogue Café in Kiev and a GQ Bar in Istanbul in 2012.

clock September 26, 2011Nina Jones

Bally RTW Spring 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Bally RTW Spring 2012

An illustrated poster ad for the brand’s 1951 centenary celebrations offered some cues for creative directors Graeme Fidler and Michael Herz.

clock September 26, 2011WWD Staff

Tod's RTW Spring 2012


Spring 2012 Accessories: Tod’s

A cliché, definitely, but if there’s a time and a place to employ a pasta metaphor to explain your collection it’s in Milan for an Italian megabrand.

clock September 26, 2011WWD Staff

A limited edition DV One Cruise watch.


Spring 2012 Accessories: DV One

On Saturday, Donatella Versace unveiled her latest collection of watches above the rooftops of Milan at the Terrazza Martini.

clock September 26, 2011WWD Staff

Renzo Rosso and Roberto Cavalli

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Just Cavalli

Italian industrialists outshone starlets at the runway show on Saturday.

clock September 26, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Vionnet Store Coming to Milan

The unit will be located in the same expansive, historical building housing the brand’s headquarters.

clock September 26, 2011WWD Staff

Jil Sander RTW Spring 2012

Fashion Features

Collections Spring 2012: Weekend in Milan

It was zeal Milanese in the Italian fashion capital, complete with a handful of milestone markings, a few quirky collections and some truly sensational clothes.

clock September 26, 2011WWD Staff

Looks from Top Secret Society.


Top Secret Society Expands Into Loungewear

New items from the Miami-based company are tank versions of best-selling bras and silk camis and tap pants.

clock September 26, 2011Rebecca Kleinman


Today's Must Read

Spring bags from Michael Kors featured in The Walk campaign.


Michael Kors Reprises ‘The Walk’ Street-Style Handbag Campaign

clock 6hLisa Lockwood

Social Studies