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Fashion's Game of Musical Chairs Quickens in Paris

The spring shows feature debuts at four major brands, prompting reflection on the pace of designer change.

clock 10hMiles Socha

Retail

Tough Times for Neiman's as Firm Battles 'Challenges'

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock September 26, 2016David Moin

Retail

Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.

clock 18hWWD Staff

Bon-Ton Battling Time Limit on Debt

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Overview

It’s make or break time for The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. Bud Bergren, chief executive officer of the fatigued department store chain, has just over a year to show the retailer can turn around operations.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Retail/Business

YMA Event Honors Jason Wu, Raises $1.5 Million

Event commemorated the group’s 75th anniversary and drew many of the executives who had been honored by the organization throughout its history.

clock January 11, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Department Stores

Loretta Soffe, Nordstrom Part Ways

GMM of women’s apparel exits after 24 years with firm.

clock January 12, 2012David Moin

Retailing

Douglas Holding Mulling Going Private

The German retailer confirmed talks are underway.

clock January 13, 2012Susan Stone

Textiles

Italian Spinners Crafting Brighter Outlook

A favorable currency exchange and stable raw material prices are boosting yarn makers.

clock January 13, 2012Sofia Celeste

Fashion Show Reviews

Jonathan Saunders Pre-Fall 2012

The designer stuck to his signature color and print for his first pre-fall collection.

clock January 13, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Maison Martin Margiela Pre-Fall 2012

The house continued to look to its historical archive to develop an urban wardrobe, this time based on tailored men’s wear and blanket-inspired outerwear.

clock January 13, 2012WWD Staff

Executive Changes

Marvin Traub Associates Taps Kenneth Walker

The industry veteran, whose twisty career has taken him from store architect to brand consulting, licensing and lecturing, now operates in partner-innovation.

clock January 16, 2012David Moin

Fashion Features

Donna Karan Talks Career, Marriage and Barbra at 92Y

The designer was both blunt and at times funny about her highs and lows when talking with Fern Mallis.

clock January 13, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Government and Trade

Industry Voices Concerns Over Obama Consolidation Plan

Apparel importers say merging agencies could eliminate USTR’s ability to respond quickly to issues and proposals that arise during crucial trade negotiations.

clock January 13, 2012Kristi Ellis

Financial

Bon-Ton Battling Time Limit on Debt

It’s make or break time for Bud Bergren and the fatigued regional department store chain.

clock January 16, 2012Evan Clark

Fashion

Ermenegildo Zegna Men’s RTW Fall 2012

The fall collection was fashioned from a cozy combination of tactile and patterned fabrics.

clock January 14, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion

Dolce & Gabbana Men’s RTW Fall 2012

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana called their fall collection a “hymn to Italy.”

clock January 14, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Ermenegildo Zegna

Olivia Palermo and partner Johannes Huebl sat front row at the fall show.

clock January 14, 2012Luisa Zargani

Fashion

Jil Sander Men’s RTW Fall 2012

The show set — a black rubber runway and a graffiti-stained door — foreshadowed that Raf Simons would once again be exploring darker fashion territory.

clock January 14, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion

Burberry Prorsum Men’s RTW Fall 2012

For his latest outing, chief creative officer Christopher Bailey said he wanted to marry British city and country dressing.

clock January 14, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Dolce & Gabbana

Solange Knowles, Tali Lennox, Bianca Balti and Tinie Tempah took in the fall show.

clock January 14, 2012Luisa Zargani

Fashion

John Varvatos Men’s RTW Fall 2012

Everything looked soft, raw and lived-in, from sweater coats to washed biker jackets and softly constructed gentlemanly wool suits.

clock January 14, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Burberry Prorsum

British boxer Amir Khan said he was training for the next match that will take place in Los Angeles in mid-April.

clock January 14, 2012Luisa Zargani and Alessandra Turra

Fashion

Roberto Cavalli Men’s RTW Fall 2012

The designer showed a rakish collection full of intricate workmanship.

clock January 15, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion

Bottega Veneta Men’s RTW Fall 2012

The Bottega Veneta man strode out of his comfort zone in a collection that exuded a cool, rock ’n’ roll masculinity.

clock January 15, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion

Emporio Armani Men’s RTW Fall 2012

With their jaunty fedoras, beefy shoes and shoulders swaddled in scarves, Giorgio Armani’s Emporio crew looked like suave, urban explorers.

clock January 15, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion

Salvatore Ferragamo Men’s RTW Fall 2012

This show was a lesson in elegant power dressing: Suits and coats were strong and sharp, but the ingredients soft and often velvetlike.

clock January 15, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Emporio Armani

Tom Hiddleston, Christof Innerhofer and Alexander Kerzhakov sat front row at the fall show.

clock January 15, 2012Luisa Zargani

Fashion

Pringle of Scotland Men’s RTW Fall 2012

Design director Alistair Carr embraced a variety of lifestyles and types of men this season.

clock January 15, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion

Prada Men’s RTW Fall 2012

Miuccia Prada staged a fashion show dedicated to power — complete with a runway finale of acclaimed actors.

clock January 15, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion

Missoni Men’s RTW Fall 2012

Angela Missoni added a Mod spin to classic staples such as parkas, duffle coats and Scottish argyle sweaters.

clock January 15, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Salvatore Ferragamo

Paparazzis crammed to get a shot of Korean actor and director Ji Tae Yu at the fall show.

clock January 16, 2012Luisa Zargani

Financial

Richemont Sales Jump 24% in 3rd Qtr.

Firm highlights “above average” growth in Asia driven by strong demand in Hong Kong and Mainland China.

clock January 16, 2012Nina Jones

Fashion Scoops

Prada’s Posse: A Stellar Cast Walks the Show

Miuccia Prada recruited quite a power troop of actors for her fall runway presentation, including Gary Oldman, Willem Dafoe and Adrien Brody.

clock January 16, 2012Luisa Zargani and Katya Foreman

Fashion

Moncler Gamme Bleu Men’s RTW Fall 2012

Thom Browne celebrated the daredevils of Formula 1 and their wardrobes.

clock January 15, 2012WWD Staff

Watches

Roberto Cavalli, Franck Muller Team for Watch Line

The timepieces are due out worldwide in fall 2012.

clock January 16, 2012Luisa Zargani

Parties

GQ Hosts Fete at Giorgio Armani Hotel

An elegant designer crowd hit the magazine’s Milan Fashion Week party.

clock January 14, 2012Katya Foreman and Alessandra Turra

Designer and Luxury

Cédric Charlier Signs Deal With Aeffe

Company will produce and distribute the Belgian designer’s women’s line globally under a five-year licensing agreement.

clock January 16, 2012Luisa Zargani

Fashion

Gucci Men’s RTW Fall 2012

Romance and decadence were the twin inspirations behind the handsome collection that channeled poets, painters and heroes on horseback.

clock January 16, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion

Etro Men’s RTW Fall 2012

With Pegasus his seasonal fashion hero, Kean Etro employed feather prints galore, and also real feathers.

clock January 16, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Z Zegna

Daniel Bruhl sat front row at the fall show.

clock January 16, 2012Luisa Zargani

Fashion

Calvin Klein Men’s RTW Fall 2012

An intriguing marriage of precious materials and stylized urban garb characterized this collection by Italo Zucchelli, with varying degrees of success.

clock January 15, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Alberta Ferretti Pre-Fall and Demi-Couture 2012

Wallis Simpson’s aristocratic elegance served as inspiration for the collection, presented on the runway for the first time in Milan at the company’s palazzo.

clock January 17, 2012WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Michael Kors Taps Andrea Linett for VP Post

She has joined the fashion firm as vice president and global creative director, a new position.

clock January 17, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Memo Pad

Juicy Couture’s L.A. Girls: A Look at the Spring Campaign

Print ads shot in Beverly Hills will be augmented by a behind-the-scenes video that will air on juicycouture.com prior to the magazine release.

clock January 17, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Memo Pad

Oh Baby: Tatler Features Kate Middleton Cover

The British press has ceased swooning over the royal couple — and begun willing the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to have their first baby.

clock January 17, 2012Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

All for One: Nicola Formichetti Launches Live-Streaming

The designer has invited his followers to help shape the Mugler men’s collection he is to present in Paris on Wednesday.

clock January 17, 2012Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Five Alive: Chanel Plans Series of Japan Events

Karl Lagerfeld and the fashion house are coming to Tokyo to reprise the winter couture show, open a pop-up shop and mount an exhibition.

clock January 17, 2012Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

No Comparison: Miuccia Prada Critical of Costume Institute Exhibit

The designer has a bone to pick with the upcoming exhibition “Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada on Fashion.”

clock January 17, 2012Luisa Zargani

Business Features

Clinton Provides Hopeful Economic Outlook

The former president discussed a wide range of issues at the National Retail Federation conference.

clock January 17, 2012David Moin

Parties

Globe Hopping at the Golden Globes After Parties

There were no less than six after parties at the Beverly Hilton alone on Sunday night following the awards ceremony.

clock January 17, 2012Marcy Medina and Lexy Lebsack

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