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Cynthia Rowley’s soft little bra and tap pants.


Underfashion Club Seminar: Lingerie Looks Abound

Maintaining ownership of the $7.2 billion lingerie business was a key message at last week’s trend seminar hosted by the Underfashion Club.

clock October 20, 2011Karyn Monget

Stephen I. Sadove, Jennifer Hudson and Elie Tahari at Crown.

Fashion Scoops

Saks Kicks Off Key to the Cure

Gigi Mortimer, Lara Spencer and Zani Gugelmann were among those who joined host Stephen I. Sadove, Saks’ president and ceo, at Crown.

clock October 21, 2011WWD Staff

Felicity Jones


Felicity Jones in Character

The star of “Like Crazy” is set to see her stock rise.

clock October 21, 2011Matthew Lynch

Ann Taylor RTW Spring 2012

Fashion Features

Ann Taylor Spring 2012

Lisa Axelson was aiming for “the new pretty,” which manifested in clean, modern shapes and bold, optimistic tones.

clock October 21, 2011WWD Staff

Emilio Cavallini will be featuring lots of bold color for spring 2012.


Legwear Lends Fashion Options for Spring 2012

The tough economy is expected to help drive continued growth, as consumers seek inexpensive ways to dress up an outfit.

clock October 21, 2011Karyn Monget

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Jamie Drake


A Very Old School Party at the Armory

The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center hosted its annual preview party for the International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show on Thursday.

clock October 21, 2011Alessandra Codinha

Gilles Mendel

Designer and Luxury

NDA Awards Proclaim Power of Design

The 2011 National Design Awards’ winners were unwaveringly united about championing the inclusiveness of design at Thursday’s gala.

clock October 23, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

Leonard Lauder, Elizabeth Hurley and Michael Gould

Human Resources

Breast Cancer Research Fund’s Campaign Goes Digital

Bloomingdale’s Ready, Set, Pink! event honored Evelyn Lauder and the organization.

clock October 21, 2011Julie Naughton and Pete Born

Designer and Luxury

Germany Founds Luxury Association

The German Forum for Luxury joins the European Union’s four existing luxury associations.

clock October 21, 2011Joelle Diderich

Vivienne Westwood Spring RTW 2012

Designer and Luxury

Vivienne Westwood Opens in China

The brand is now officially in China, but it’s unclear whether the designer really cares that much about being here.

clock October 22, 2011WWD Staff

Gia Coppola in Proenza Schouler, Joseph Altuzarra and Riley Keough


The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Takes L.A.

The fund finalists showed off their designs to the Hollywood set.

clock October 21, 2011Khanh T.L. Tran

Pharrell Williams


Pharrell Williams on a Whirl

The singer-producer-composer-fashion designer is streetwise enough to keep an eye on design everywhere he goes.

clock October 23, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg


Louis Vuitton Said Readying Launch Into Fragrance

Luxury brand has tapped a master perfumer for the project.

clock October 24, 2011Miles Socha and Jennifer Weil

Karl Lagerfeld and Pier Paolo Righi

Designer and Luxury

Lagerfeld to Launch Karl Line in January

Designer’s rock ’n’ roll-flavored Karl collection will make its debut on Net-a-porter via an exclusive global distribution partnership.

clock October 24, 2011Miles Socha

Designers have a weakness for colorful lingerie.


Innerwear Trend: Let It All Hang Out

Designers are offering quite a lingerie lineup for spring, with bold brights, fanciful prints and charm galore.

clock October 24, 2011WWD Staff

A Marc Alary for Natacha Langerman ring


Natacha Langerman Is “Painting” With Diamonds

Six-piece collection inspired by Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” painting is both modern and Baroque.

clock October 24, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Cobra Society Boots


Cobra Society Grows Moroccan

Alex Davis launched the line this fall with four styles of boots that incorporate kilim fabrics handwoven by artisans in Morocco.

clock October 24, 2011Rachel Strugatz

A Reece Hudson handbag


Reece Hudson’s Expansion

Just two years after launch, the designer has more than doubled her offerings.

clock October 24, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Gavroche’s Ultimate Beauty Bag


Betsy Lee’s Modern Utility

The designer named her line of all-purpose bags “Gavroche” after little Cosette’s best friend in “Les Misérables.”

clock October 24, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Khirma Eliazov bracelets


Khirma Eliazov’s Mixed Media

For spring, the designer is adding jewelry, belts and small leather goods.

clock October 24, 2011Rachel Strugatz

A Sang A handbag


Sang A’s Contemporary Journey

Designer veered out of her comfort zone for her first group of nonexotic-leather handbags since launching her collection in 2006.

clock October 24, 2011Rachel Strugatz

An Évocateur cuff


Evocateur’s Gold Leaf Motif

Barbara Innamorati is bringing a new concept to the jewelry category: pieces in 22-karat gold and sterling silver leaf.

clock October 24, 2011Rachel Strugatz

A bracelet by A.L.C.


Andrea Lieberman: Two Sides to the Story

With a balance of feminine elements and edgy components, the designer is about to unveil the second season of her jewelry range.

clock October 24, 2011Rachel Strugatz

An Eva Marcus ring


Eva Marcus’ Raw Beauty

Jewelry line’s founder strives for originality and imperfection in her designs.

clock October 24, 2011Rachel Strugatz

An Efva Attling necklace


Efva Attling Comes Stateside

Stockholm-based designer made her U.S. debut this month, opening her first freestanding store in New York’s Meatpacking District.

clock October 24, 2011Rachel Strugatz

From Ugg’s high-end collection.


The Expansion Challenge

Firms try to make the leap to “lifestyle brand.”

clock October 24, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Faraone Mennella’s “Cleopatra” bangles from its signature line.


As Time Goes By: Faraone Mennella Turns 10

Brand celebrates a decade in the industry with a photo shoot titled “10 Years, 10 Muses, 10 Portraits.”

clock October 24, 2011Rachel Strugatz

A TOKYObay watch


As Time Goes By: TOKYObay Turns 20

The San Francisco-based accessories brand will begin selling its watch collection this week at the Liberty of London store in the British capital.

clock October 24, 2011Arthur Friedman

Marisa Noel Brown

Accessory Trends

Accessories: Social Designs

Bags and baubles from the Beautiful People.

clock October 24, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Martina Mondadori, Coco Brandolini, Karl Lagerfeld and Inès de la Fressange.


Roger Vivier Hosts Fete for Tar Magazine

Guests including Diego Della Valle, Karl Lagerfeld, Michelle Yeoh and Jean Todt turned out to support the launch of the issue.

clock October 24, 2011Natasha Montrose

Fashion Scoops

Camera Nazionale della Moda, Chinese Fashion Chamber Team Up

Organizations have arranged for a fashion forum to take place Tuesday and Wednesday in Beijing.

clock October 24, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Monique Lhuillier Unveils Tableware Collection

Designer will introduce new line in partnership with Waterford at the New York Tabletop show on Tuesday.

clock October 24, 2011WWD Staff

The limited edition tweed cover for Assouline’s Chanel book set.


Assouline’s Luxe Chanel Project

Special limited edition slipcase contains the publisher’s three-book set on Chanel fashion, jewelry and perfumes.

clock October 24, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Gucci Throws Fete in Houston

Luxury brand imported artisans from Florence to create updated versions of the Bamboo and the Jackie, two of the brand’s iconic bags.

clock October 24, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Missonis Take Hollywood

Two generations of Missonis were present at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills for a presentation of Missoni’s resort collection.

clock October 24, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

David Lynch Sets Programming for Club Silencio

The filmmaker has devised a program including concerts, movies and an exhibition.

clock October 24, 2011WWD Staff


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