Challenges in 2012 Likely to Be Déjà Vu

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The key issues dominating the fashion and retail industries in the year ahead are likely to be the same ones they hoped they’d left behind when the clock hit 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 1.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Leah Larson

Business Features

Ugg Names Leah Larson Creative Director

The Deckers-owned brand promotes the seven-year footwear vet.

clock December 23, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Balenciaga Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Balenciaga Pre-Fall 2012

Outdoor apparel, the corporate working woman and nightclubbing were just a few of the inspirations behind Nicolas Ghesquière’s Balenciaga lineup.

clock January 3, 2012WWD Staff

Yeohlee Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Yeohlee Pre-Fall 2012

The designer took a new interest in laser cuts, using them on skirts, jackets and charming little tank tops.

clock December 30, 2011WWD Staff


The XI Factor: Bankruptcy Filings in 2011

Notable filings in the past year include Anchor Blue, No Fear and Syms Corp.

clock December 30, 2011Vicki M. Young

A Bulgari bracelet.


The Top 12 Deals of 2011

The big deals of the year covered all corners of fashion and retail, from the heights of luxury to mass markets, all around the world.

clock January 2, 2012Vicki M. Young and Samantha Conti and Luisa Zargani

A view of the Capital.

Government and Trade

Polarized Congress Could Act on Industry Issues

The new session of Congress may address Internet sales taxes, online counterfeits and trade with Russia.

clock December 30, 2011Kristi Ellis

Meryl Poster


Meryl Poster’s New Perch: Weinstein TV

The president of television at The Weinstein Co. is banking big on Isaac Mizrahi and “Project Runway All Stars,” which debuts Thursday.

clock December 30, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Stephanie Seymour strikes a pose to watch son Harry Brant in St. Barth’s.


Celebrities Get Away From It All

The boldface set hit the sand, slopes and sea (or just stayed close to home) for their holidays.

clock December 30, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Queen Elizabeth’s New Year Honors List Announced

Barbara Hulanicki, Lulu Kennedy and Helena Bonham Carter are among honorees.

clock December 30, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

François Pinault Receives French Honor

The French luxury titan was made a Grand Officer of the Legion of Honor.

clock January 2, 2012Joelle Diderich

A Glamour mag cover.


In With the New: A Look at 2012

From redesigns to new launches, a brief summary of what lies ahead in Media Land.

clock January 3, 2012Amy Wicks

Government and Trade

On the Table: Legislation That Could Gain Traction

Pinpointing some of the legislation that could gain traction in Congress.

clock January 3, 2012WWD Staff

Brunello Cucinelli


Politics, Production and Prediction: The Year Ahead

The key issues dominating the fashion and retail industries in 2012 are likely to be the same ones they hoped they’d left behind.

clock January 3, 2012Vicki M. Young and Nina Jones and Cecily Hall

Völki’s polyester jacket.

Fashion Trends

Outerwear Trend: Cold Call

What’s in store for next winter? Outdoor brands are forecasting bold hues, vibrant patterns and rad new shapes for 2012.

clock January 3, 2012Kim Friday

Alexandria Hilfiger and Nary Manivong

Designer and Luxury

Fashion Group International Names Rising Star Finalists

The winners will be announced at a luncheon on Jan. 26 featuring keynote speakers Isabel and Ruben Toledo.

clock January 3, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Vera and Daphne Correll of Correll Correll.

Designer and Luxury

Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award Winners Named

Seven up-and-coming designers will each receive $25,000.

clock January 3, 2012WWD Staff


Today's Must Read

Cate Blanchett


Cate Blanchett Broadens Role at Giorgio Armani Beauty

clock 13hJennifer Weil

Social Studies