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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 2hMiles Socha


J. Crew Narrows Loss in Second Quarter

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

clock 8hDavid Moin


China Powers a 19.2% H1 Gain at SMCP

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

clock 21hMiles Socha

Benetton Family Eyes Delisting of Shares

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Benetton Group may be going private. The storied Italian firm's majority shareholder, Edizione Srl, is mulling a delisting of the company’s shares. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Fashion Features

Armani Collezioni RTW Fall 2012

The designer focused on daywear with sophisticated, functional looks.

clock January 27, 2012WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Kenneth Cole Names New CMO

Amy Choyne joins the company from Anthropologie, where she was executive director of marketing.

clock January 31, 2012Marc Karimzadeh


Benetton Family Eyes Delisting of Shares

Shares were suspended on the Milan Stock Exchange on Tuesday.

clock January 31, 2012Luisa Zargani

Forecasts and Analysis

Consumer Confidence Waivers in January

Consumers’ assessment of business and the jobs front is back to where it was in November 2011.

clock January 31, 2012Vicki M. Young


Berlin Fairs Stress Newness In and Out of Denim

Concerns about Europe’s economies put greater emphasis on innovation at Bread & Butter and Premium.

clock January 31, 2012Norma Quinto


They Are Wearing: The More, The Merrier in Tokyo

Such was the recent sartorial call in Tokyo at an event hosted by Japanese fashion house Mark-Styler.

clock February 1, 2012WWD Staff


Obama Sends Business Tax Proposals to Congress

The Startup America Legislative Agenda faces a difficult congressional climate.

clock January 31, 2012Kristi Ellis

Designer and Luxury

Lorry Newhouse Launches Fashion Line

Meant to evoke a sense of luxury that has been languishing, the elongated silhouettes were inspired in part by Norman Norell’s creations and Thirties films.

clock January 31, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Intimates and Activewear

Jockey in Deal to Enter Shapewear With Times Three Clothier

Heather Thomson, founder and president of Times Three, which produces the contemporary Yummie Tummie shapewear brand, will design the looks.

clock January 31, 2012Karyn Monget

Department Stores

Alberta Ferretti Designs Impulse Line for Macy’s

The Italian designer has created about 30 pieces inspired by the Amalfi Coast to be sold exclusively at Macy’s for 10 weeks starting April 17.

clock January 31, 2012David Moin


CIT to Stop Approvals to Sears Again

Retail and financial sources said CIT is the only factor that has officially stopped approvals.

clock January 31, 2012Vicki M. Young


Classic Ralph Lauren: A Fall Preview

The collections showcased a blend of archival references and modern influences.

clock January 31, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Features

ChinaFile: Who Made That Dress?

For Chinese television, there is an unwritten rule on celebrity fashion; namely, the make of the dress cannot be broadcast on air.

clock February 1, 2012Huang Hung


Questions Surrounding Avon Increase

Following the firing of Charles Cramb, a top-ranking executive, analysts are beginning to raise even more questions about the overall management of the company.

clock February 1, 2012Molly Prior

Media Features

Harper’s Bazaar Unveils New Look

The magazine is set to debut its first redesign in a decade — and the look is cleaner.

clock February 1, 2012Amy Wicks

Fashion Scoops

Obama Campaign Releases List of Top Fund-Raisers

Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour was ranked in the top tier of fund-raising “bundlers”, raising more than $500,000 for the president’s re-election campaign.

clock February 1, 2012Kristi Ellis

Fashion Scoops

Impending Layoffs at Emanuel Ungaro

The company has remained tight-lipped about its ongoing reorganization, but WWD has learned that at least 22 people will be laid off under the plan.

clock February 1, 2012Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

Rent the Runway Opening Pop-Up Shop in L.A.

The dress and accessory rental service will run a temporary store at the Andaz West Hollywood hotel from Feb. 11 to 13.

clock February 1, 2012Rachel Brown

Fashion Scoops

Coach Fetes Hugo Guinness Collaboration

Upon entry, party guests were handed a handful of Guinness-illustrated “Coach bucks” and encouraged to hit the tables in the makeshift gambling den.

clock February 1, 2012Matthew Lynch

Fashion Scoops

Pomellato Hosts Fete for Tilda Swinton

Monday night’s Rodeo Drive cocktail party was the latest in a string of events the Italian jewelry house has sponsored for the actress.

clock February 1, 2012Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

Heart Truth Red Dress Fashion Show Turns 10

Rose McGowan, Rebecca Romijn and Jenna Elfman are among the stars that will walk the runway when the lights go down on Feb. 8.

clock February 1, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Bonobos Names New Creative Head

The online men’s retailer has hired Sandra Hill as vice-president of creative design, reporting to ceo and co-founder Andy Dunn.

clock February 1, 2012David Lipke

Memo Pad

Condé Nast Gives Awards at Publisher’s Meeting

Susan Plagemann was named publisher of the year, after Vogue saw a 9 percent uptick in ad pages in 2011.

clock February 1, 2012John Koblin

Memo Pad

Alexander Wang Unveils Spring Campaigns

Ubercool South African hip-hop band Die Antwoord was flown in to appear in the images and two videos for his T by Alexander Wang campaign.

clock February 1, 2012Marc Karimzadeh


Food Advertisers Cinching Belts

Food titles soared in the recession — but now are coming back to Earth hard.

clock February 1, 2012John Koblin


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

clock 9hMisty White Sidell

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