Hudson Investors Said Eyeing Sale

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Hudson Jeans, or at least a piece of it, is on the block. Fireman Capital Partners and Webster Capital have put their stakes in the premium denim brand up for sale.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

From left to right: Anand Sharma, Armando Branchini, Altagamma Chandrajit Banerjee,?B Muthuraman,?Angela Ahrendts,?Ravi Dhariwal, and Sanjay Kapoor.

Designer and Luxury

India’s Luxury Market Seen Booming

The country’s top eight cities account for 60 percent of wealthy households, according to a new report.

clock October 21, 2011Mayu Saini

From Coach’s Madison collection.

Business Features

Coach Net Up 13.8% in Q1

Company is bullish about holiday sales.

clock October 25, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Jil sander Spring 2012

Fashion Scoops

Tilda Swinton, Raf Simons Promote ‘I Am Love’ in Tokyo

The designer and his team at Jil Sander designed all of the costumes for Swinton’s character in the movie, which will be released in Japan on December 23.

clock October 25, 2011WWD Staff


Consumer Confidence Lowest Since ’09

Decline considered to be due to consumers’ assessments of present-day conditions.

clock October 25, 2011Vicki M. Young

Trish Summerville with models in her collection for H&M.


H&M, Summerville Team for ‘Dragon Tattoo’ Tie-in

The retailer will today unveil a capsule collection with the costume designer of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”

clock October 26, 2011Joelle Diderich

Government and Trade

Global Trade Grew in 2010

U.S. apparel exports increased.

clock October 25, 2011John Zarocostas

A look at a child cotton farming.

Government and Trade

CSR Report: Uzbek Cotton Issue Getting Thorny

Child labor problems flair as companies weigh options.

clock October 25, 2011Kristi Ellis

Anya Hindmarch


Anya Hindmarch Profits, Sales Climb

British brand more than doubled 2010 profits on the back of a 12.3 percent rise in sales.

clock October 25, 2011Samantha Conti

Fiber art by Dana Barnes became the background for Jim Zivic's work in coal.

Fashion Features

Ralph Pucci’s Wall Art Celebrated in Book

Andrée Putman, Vladimir Kagan, Christopher Makos and Kenny Scharf are among the artists to have murals documented in “Wall.”

clock October 25, 2011David Moin


PayPal Aims for Bricks-and-Mortar World

The new services will help boost its volume of transactions in 2012 beyond the $100 billion the company expects to report this year.

clock October 25, 2011Sharon Edelson

The Classic Brands factory in Jordan.

Business Features

CSR Report: Turning Problems Into Solutions

Corporate Social Responsibility has gone from dealing with public relations fiascoes to a smart and profitable way to do business.

clock October 25, 2011Arthur Friedman and Kristi Ellis

Heather Payne


Heather Payne’s Active Imagination

After 15 years of modeling for American and European designers, she is using what she gleaned for a label of her own.

clock October 25, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg


Target Web Site Crashes Again

It’s the cheap-chic retailer’s second temporary shut down in as many months.

clock October 25, 2011Evan Clark

David Lipman

Marketing and Promotion

David Lipman Joins Seven For All Mankind

The fashion ad guru has ended his relationship with Hudson Jeans and has signed up to spearhead advertising for its rival, which is owned by VF Corp.

clock October 26, 2011David Lipke

Georgia May Jagger


Hudson Jeans Stakes for Sale

Sources expect that a sale of the firm, if it happens, would likely be for around $75 million.

clock October 26, 2011Vicki M. Young

A ring from Lalique's fine jewelry collection.


Lalique to Launch Fine Jewelry for Spring

Inspiration for the 30-piece offering was derived from nature’s four elements — water, air, earth and fire.

clock October 26, 2011Rachel Strugatz


Layoffs Hit Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

The flagship title has been making a huge push for reinvention as of late under new editor in chief Pilar Guzman.

clock October 26, 2011Amy Wicks

London Fog


London Fog Taps Nicole Scherzinger

The pop star will be the new face of the brand’s holiday and spring campaign that breaks in December magazines.

clock October 26, 2011David Lipke

A Bottega Veneta cruise advertisement

Marketing and Promotion

Bottega Veneta’s Dreamy Cruise Campaign

São Paolo-born photographer Mona Kuhn shot the campaign on the roof of the New Museum in New York City.

clock October 26, 2011Cynthia Martens

Ralph Lauren and Oprah Winfrey at Alice Tully Hall.


The Ralph Lauren Revue

Uma Thurman, Diane von Furstenburg, Brad Goreski and Martha Stewart attended the gala dinner following Ralph Lauren’s talk with Oprah Winfrey at Lincoln Center.

clock October 26, 2011Marc Karimzadeh


Carine Roitfeld Styles Chanel’s Forthcoming Campaign

Karl Lagerfeld photographed Saskia de Brauw and Joan Smalls for the ads over the weekend at the mythic Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France.

clock October 26, 2011Miles Socha


Condé Nast Italy Unveils Myself Magazine

The cover-star on the first edition of the new monthly title is Julia Roberts, interviewed for her 44th birthday.

clock October 26, 2011Fabiana Repaci


Cosmopolitan December Cover to Feature Adele

Insiders said the interview and photos will offer a new side to the pop star.

clock October 26, 2011Amy Wicks


Macy’s to Launch mBlog

The microsite will offer fashion, beauty, home and lifestyle news and trends with an insider-y voice.

clock October 26, 2011Sharon Edelson

Amanda Smith


Cissy Patterson and the Art of Accuracy

Amanda Smith has written a new book on the no-holds-barred newspaper mogul who once ruled the nation’s capital.

clock October 26, 2011Susan Watters

Fashion Scoops

Actresses Debut Films at Glamour Reel Moments

Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde and Eva Longoria made their directorial debuts at the Director’s Guild of America for the event.

clock October 26, 2011WWD Staff

Daphne Guinness and Christian Louboutin

Fashion Scoops

Daphne Guinness, Back in Black

Guinness was looking for a little luck with Christian Louboutin in Monaco’s Hôtel de Paris after helping Roger Dubuis celebrate its new watch collection.

clock October 26, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Sotheby’s to Auction ‘Kartell Loves Milano’

Forty-five fans — including Missoni and Philippe Starck — designed one-of-a-kind pieces for the benefit sale.

clock October 26, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Lela Rose’s World Series Dinner

The designer, whose father, Rusty, was an owner of the Texas Rangers, will host a seated dinner for 70 tonight at her TriBeCa home.

clock October 26, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Zagliani Taps New Creative Director

Alessandro Fumagalli is also fashion designer and coordinator at accessories firm Furla.

clock October 26, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Alberta Ferretti Launches Profile on Weibo

The Chinese microblogging platform counts 145 millions users.

clock October 26, 2011WWD Staff

A pair of shoes from the eco-friendly Marcia Patmos for Manolo Blahnik collection.

Fashion Scoops

Manolo Blahnik Goes Green

The designer and Marcia Patmos have teamed up to create a sustainable collection of shoes for spring.

clock October 26, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Patrick Demarchelier’s Dior Tome

The fashion photographer is putting the focus on Christian Dior in a new book titled “Dior Couture.”

clock October 26, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Nally & Millie Feted With Fashion Innovator Award

The award was revealed last week at an event called “California Dreaming: A Fashion Celebration for a Cause” in downtown Los Angeles.

clock October 26, 2011WWD Staff

Emma Roberts

Fashion Scoops

Denim Habit’s Welcome Waggin’

The company got more than it might have bargained for when it signed up to open its first New York store.

clock October 26, 2011WWD Staff

Cushnie et Och's perforated lambskin peplum jacket and pencil skirt; vintage cuff.

Fashion Trends

Spring 2012 Trend: Leather or Not

Drapy and pretty aren’t typical descriptions for leather. Yet for spring, designers are replacing its tough edge with soft shapes and a pale palette.

clock October 26, 2011WWD Staff


Today's Must Read

The "Snow White" Saks holiday windows with dresses by  Alberta Ferretti and Naeem Khan.


Breakfast at Saks, Disney-Style, in a ‘Snow White’ Holiday Campaign

clock 5hDavid Moin

Social Studies