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Berluti Confirms Haider Ackermann

Prized for his colorful, globe-trotting style, the designer is to show his first collection for the French brand next January.

clock 56mMiles Socha


J. Crew Narrows Loss in Second Quarter

Madewell continues to show gains while comp sales at the J. Crew brand remained challenged.

clock 7hDavid Moin


China Powers a 19.2% H1 Gain at SMCP

The French retail group operates the Sandro, Maje and Claudie Perlot chains.

clock 20hMiles Socha

Ex-IT Holding CEO Arrested in Italy

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Tonino Perna, former president and chief executive officer of the once high-flying but now defunct IT Holding SpA, was arrested Monday by Italy’s Guardia di Finanza on charges of criminal bankruptcy.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Carolee Celebrates 40th Birthday With Growth Plans

The New York-based fashion jewelry firm has planned several new product launches in 2012 that pay tribute to its storied history.

clock December 30, 2011Alexandra Steigrad


Cutie Pie Baby Buys Robar

The children’s wear manufacturer has acquired Robar, Inc., which makes the Babyworks and Mini Muffin children’s lines.

clock January 6, 2012Lisa Lockwood


Ex-IT Holding CEO Tonino Perna Arrested in Italy

The former executive of the once high-flying but now defunct firm faces criminal bankruptcy charges.

clock January 9, 2012Luisa Zargani


Jones Group, Delta Galil End Jeans Talks

The parties have been unable to reach an agreement regarding the sale of the Jones jeanswear business to the Israeli firm.

clock January 9, 2012Arnold J. Karr

The Markets Features

Berlin Preview: Show Calendar

A look at the runway and trade show schedules and events for Berlin Fashion Week. Times and locations are accurate as of press time but subject to change.

clock January 10, 2012WWD Staff


The Berlin Scene: Eat, Shop, Play

Suggestions for where to catch some R&R in between the shows.

clock January 10, 2012WWD Staff

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Berlin Preview: Ones To Watch

A slew of labels to keep an eye on throughout the week.

clock January 10, 2012WWD Staff


N.Y. Shows Present Fabric’s New Dynamic

Trends at the forefront in fabric and apparel sourcing will be highlighted in the textile shows taking place over the next two weeks.

clock January 9, 2012Arthur Friedman

Fashion Show Reviews

Givenchy Pre-Fall 2012

“People want identity. It’s not about the trend of the season, but the identity of the brand,” said Riccardo Tisci of his pre-fall collection.

clock January 9, 2012WWD Staff

Retail Features

Berlin Preview: Stores in Bloom

Here’s a roundup of the city’s newest retail residents — east, west and all around the town.

clock January 10, 2012WWD Staff

The Markets Features

Berlin Trade Shows on the Rise

Fashion week is getting a boost from overall strength in the German market.

clock January 10, 2012Melissa Drier

The Markets Features

Berlin Preview: The Guide

Fashion week is brimming with runway and showroom presentations and trade fairs.

clock January 10, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Carven Pre-Fall 2012

Guillaume Henry wanted things to look “cute, not heavy” so he worked with deliberate yet subtle imperfections.

clock January 9, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Prabal Gurung Pre-Fall 2012

Indian-inspired kaleidescopic prints as well as looks he and his girlfriends love fueled the designer for pre-fall.

clock January 9, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Celine Pre-Fall 2012

Phoebe Philo continued to explore her aesthetic at the brand with spare, often monochromatic, sportswear that at times verged on mannish.

clock January 9, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Valentino Pre-Fall 2012

Studio 54, Bianca Jagger, Marisa Berenson and photos by Guy Bourdin and Helmut Newton served as Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli’s inspirations.

clock January 10, 2012WWD Staff


Berndt Hauptkorn Exits Bally

Labelux Group, parent of brands including Bally, Jimmy Choo and Derek Lam, is now on the prowl for two chief executive officers.

clock January 9, 2012Samantha Conti


Bogus Apparel Tops Fed Seizure List in 2011

China maintained its status as the number-one source of counterfeit products and pirated goods confiscated, accounting for 62 percent.

clock January 9, 2012Kristi Ellis

Fashion Show Reviews

Peter Som Pre-Fall 2012

The designer mixed and matched patterns and textures in what appeared effortless for pre-fall.

clock January 9, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Sonia Rykiel Pre-Fall 2012

The influences of Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp and Salvador Dali were all evident in creative director April Crichton’s collection.

clock January 9, 2012WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Diesel Black Gold to Show in Milan

The first official runway show of the men’s collection will be held Jan. 17.

clock January 9, 2012Luisa Zargani


Apparel Ltd., Dickies in Suit Over Contract

Licensee claims that Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Co. is undercutting its sales while at the same time expecting royalty payments.

clock January 9, 2012Khanh T.L. Tran


Giancarlo di Risio Said to Be in Coma

Veteran fashion executive is in a pharmacological coma, following a heart and respiratory collapse, according to sources.

clock January 9, 2012Luisa Zargani


Sears Faces ‘Heightened’ Restructuring Risk

Retailer comes in at the bottom of Fitch Ratings’ list of high yield firms.

clock January 9, 2012Evan Clark

Government and Trade

Helping Bring Hope to Haiti

The fashion industry and U.S. government are playing a key role in relief for the country that is still struggling to rebuild.

clock January 9, 2012Arthur Friedman


Kate Spade Leads Liz Claiborne’s Direct-to-Consumer Comps

Firm said its chief financial officer, Andrew Warren, is leaving the company on March 16.

clock January 9, 2012Vicki M. Young

Designer and Luxury

Japanese Designers to Show at Pitti Uomo

“Tokyo Fashion Week in Italy,” a Japanese government–sponsored initiative, will showcase the work of some 20 labels.

clock January 9, 2012Amanda Kaiser


Nicole Crassat, French Elle Fashion Editor, Dies at 78

Sources cited a heart attack as the cause of death.

clock January 9, 2012Amy Wicks and Natasha Montrose


British Fashion Houses Set Sights on Spring in Ads

Blame it on the wet winter skies and cold wind in London: Mulberry and Pringle of Scotland channel warmth and sunshine in their new campaigns.

clock January 10, 2012Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Hitch in Tod’s Plans to Restore the Colosseum?

On Monday, Italy’s antitrust authority said it agreed with Codacons, which has expressed a negative opinion of the firm’s proposed sponsorship.

clock January 10, 2012Fabiana Repaci

Fashion Scoops

Golden Globes Week Kicks Off

On Sunday Audi threw its annual pre-Globes bash, drawing celebs like Zoe Saldana, Anne Heche, Maria Menounos and Julie Bowen.

clock January 10, 2012Lindzi Scharf

Fashion Scoops

Tommy Hilfiger Switching Venues for Fall Shows

The designer will present both his women’s and men’s collections at the Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street.

clock January 10, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Alshaya Acquires Rights to La Senza

The Kuwait-based retail franchise operator has rescued the U.K. lingerie brand and 60 of its stores.

clock January 10, 2012Nina Jones


Harvey Weinstein, DVF Host Luncheon for ‘The Artist’

The Weinstein Co. is maneuvering the silent, black-and-white film toward Oscar glory with steadily heightening buzz.

clock January 10, 2012Alessandra Codinha


Paris vs. New York: Graphically Speaking

Vahram Muratyan’s sketch-a-day blog, Paris versus New York, is now a book that will debut at a Feb. 2 signing at The Shop at The Standard hotel.

clock January 10, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Memo Pad

Shelter Titles Holding Strong, Mostly

Sources say online shelter magazine Lonny is not publishing now and has put its staff on furlough.

clock January 10, 2012Amy Wicks


AAFA American Image Awards Set Honoree Slate

The Warnaco Group will be bestowed the Excellence in Global Leadership Award to be accepted by Warnaco president and ceo Helen McCluskey.

clock January 10, 2012Karyn Monget

Government and Trade

Geography Lesson: Hispaniola

There are about 19.7 million people on the island of Hispaniola that is divided into the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

clock January 10, 2012Arthur Friedman


Continuum: A New Venue for Sustainability

Kingpins’ sister market will showcase ecologically friendly products and services.

clock January 10, 2012Arnold J. Karr


Scene: New York City Experiences

For buyers and exhibitors in Manhattan for the year’s first round of fabric and sourcing trade shows, there’s plenty of art, culture and exercise.

clock January 10, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Designer and Luxury

Karen Castellano Tapped for T.R. Designs Post

She succeeds Barry Miguel, who left in April to join Seven For All Mankind as president.

clock January 10, 2012Sharon Edelson


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Tom Mora Named Cole Haan Creative Director, Women’s and Licensed Goods

clock 9hMisty White Sidell

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