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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


Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Fenty Puma Show

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

clock 10hMiles Socha


French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at the Age of 86

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

clock 4hMiles Socha

In Focus

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

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Target Taps Jason Wu as Next Designer Tie-up

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Jason Wu is Target’s new man. The designer will be the latest to do a collection for the mass retailer’s Go International program, WWD has learned.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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British Fashion Council Toast Designers in Paris

Britain’s first lady Samantha Cameron joined British Ambassador Sir Peter Westmacott in celebrating British Designers.

clock September 30, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Fete New Handbag Collection in Paris

The sisters celebrated the launch with a cocktail party at multi-brand store Montaigne Market.

clock September 30, 2011WWD Staff

Front Row at Christian Dior Spring 2012

Orlando Bloom, Olivia Palermo, Leighton Meester and Poppy Delevingne attended the show in Paris on Thursday.

clock September 30, 2011WWD Staff

Leather Goods

Mipel: Leather Industry Seen Gaining Strength

The handbag and leathergoods industry convened at the 100th edition of Mipel in Milan.

clock September 30, 2011Courtney Smith

Front Row at Lanvin Spring 2012

The venue for the show had all the makings of a throbbing nightclub — one with a really great V.I.P. guest list, that is.

clock September 30, 2011WWD Staff


Appeal Possible in Liz Claiborne Suit

Manhattan judge last week dismissed shareholders’ claims that the company misrepresented its relationship with Macy’s.

clock September 30, 2011Alexandra Steigrad


Stella McCartney U.K. Profits Climb

Profits rose 34.4 percent to 2.8 million pounds, or $4.4 million, on the back of a double-digit sales increase.

clock September 30, 2011Samantha Conti


LVMH Infringement Ruling Upheld in Appeal

Court affirms Akanoc decision holding third parties accountable for counterfeiting.

clock October 2, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Media Features

Bettencourt Affair Erupts Anew

Letter suggests heiress plans to revoke peace accord with her daughter.

clock October 2, 2011Jennifer Weil

Kanye West Fetes Runway Debut

Lindsay Lohan, Dean and Dan Caten, Bar Refaeli and Leigh Lezark celebrated the singer’s first collection.

clock October 2, 2011Katya Foreman and Joelle Diderich

Fashion Features

Hogan RTW Spring 2012

Karl Lagerfeld’s third collaboration with the brand features outerwear with a rocker edge, accessories and footwear.

clock October 2, 2011WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Diego Della Valle Blasts Italian Politicians

The Italian entrepreneur bought an entire page in the dailies to denounce the status quo in a country weighed down by debt, political unrest and scandals.

clock October 2, 2011Luisa Zargani


Q&A: Sound Check With Fergie

The Black Eyed Peas singer took a few moments to chat with WWD before the band’s rain-delayed Central Park show.

clock October 3, 2011Matthew Lynch

Memo Pad

Huffington Post Taps Rita Wilson

In her role as editor at large, Wilson will over see the site’s new baby boomer vertical, called HuffPost/50.

clock October 3, 2011John Koblin

Memo Pad

Glenda Bailey to Be Honored

The French government is expected to bestow the Harper’s Bazaar editor with the Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres early next year.

clock October 3, 2011Amy Wicks

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

StyleOwner Taps Into Social Selling

For launch, bloggers, stylists and fashionistas have been invited to create individual fashion boutiques on the site.

clock October 3, 2011David Moin


BLK DNM Shop Opens in Stockholm

For his second boutique, Swedish designer Johan Lindeberg is headed back to his roots.

clock October 3, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Features

Paris Collections Spring 2012: Le Weekend

The three-day marathon was packed with peplums, a focus on shoulders, feminine flourishes and, yes, real-life clothes.

clock October 3, 2011WWD Staff

Intimates and Activewear

Tharanco Lifestyles Acquires Dunning Golf

Ralph Dunning, founder of the Toronto-based brand, will remain a partner in the company and will continue to design the collection.

clock October 3, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Mass and Off-Price

Target Confirms Jason Wu as Next Designer Tie-up

The designer will be the latest to do a collection for the mass retailer’s Go International program.

clock October 3, 2011Sharon Edelson

Fashion Scoops

CFDA’s ‘Americans in Paris’ Cocktail Party

Diane von Furstenberg hosted the event in her Paris apartment on Friday night.

clock October 3, 2011WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

New Owners Plot Courrèges’ Return

Jacques Bungert and Frédéric Torloting are poised to relaunch the label this fall, starting with a new e-commerce site.

clock October 3, 2011Joelle Diderich

Front Row at John Galliano

Singer and music producer Ryan Leslie is planning to team up with the label’s workshops on costumes for his next tour.

clock October 3, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Smythson, Jonathan Saunders Collection Debuts

The London-based designer’s line for the stationery and leather goods label arrives in stores later this week.

clock October 3, 2011WWD Staff

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