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Speculation Grows About Baker's Chase for Neiman's

A deal to sell the Dallas-based luxury chain would be difficult to execute.

clock 15hDavid Moin

Fashion

Inside Giorgio Armani's Chic Spring Collection

Dubbing his collection ‘Charmani,’ Giorgio Armani’s spring line radiated a chic charm that felt fresh and alluring.

clock September 23, 2016Bridget Foley

Fashion

Versace Rethinks Ath-leisure for Spring 2017

Donatella Versace played an athletic hand for the win for spring.

clock September 24, 2016Jessica Iredale

PPR Aims to Triple in Size by 2020

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Overview

François-Henri Pinault, chairman and ceo of PPR, hopes to triple the size of its core luxury and sport & lifestyle divisions and increase revenues to 24 billion euros.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Show Reviews

Joanna Mastroianni RTW Fall 2012

The designer showed her cooler side for fall, with simple and sporty details like leather trim on black double-faced wool jacket and shorts.

clock February 15, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Threeasfour RTW Fall 2012

A geometric crop-circle formation was the main inspiration for Adi Gil, Angela Donhauser and Gabriel Asfour.

clock February 15, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Elie Tahari RTW Fall 2012

The designer stuck to a palette of deep purples, turquoise and strong blues and greens, sometimes styling hues of the same tone in one look.

clock February 15, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

GANT by Michael Bastian RTW Fall 2012

The women’s looks were all about Ali MacGraw in “Love Story.”

clock February 15, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Anna Sui RTW Fall 2012

The designer successfully reinvented her look for fall with a lineup that drew on various Sixties inspirations.

clock February 15, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Vivienne Tam RTW Fall 2012

This season, she called her show “Shangri-la Remix” and offered up a fresh take on her usual East-meets-West aesthetic.

clock February 15, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Proenza Schouler RTW Fall 2012

Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez made a powerful sportswear statement with the distinct beat of the audacious urban warrior.

clock February 15, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Proenza Schouler

Dakota Fanning, Rachel Zoe, Felicity Jones, Caroline Sieber and Tory Burch sat front row at the fall show.

clock February 16, 2012Alessandra Codinha

Financial

PPR Aims to Triple in Size by 2020

François-Henri Pinault revealed his ambitions to shed the French group’s retail activities to focus on high-growth potential brands like Gucci.

clock February 16, 2012Joelle Diderich and Miles Socha

Financial

VF’s North Face Stays Hot in Warm Winter

Outerwear brand’s sales helped lift parent company’s fourth-quarter profits above expectations despite heightened margin pressure.

clock February 16, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Show Reviews

Elizabeth and James RTW Fall 2012

The Olsens described the aesthetic as an ongoing play between masculine tailoring and feminine élan.

clock February 16, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Ralph Lauren RTW Fall 2012

In a season of major fabric awareness, the designer’s combinations felt natural and uncontrived.

clock February 16, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Brood RTW Fall 2012

Though Serkan Sarier put his presentation on the last day of New York Fashion Week, the clothes still stood out.

clock February 16, 2012WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Belstaff Previews Fall 2012

The brand is preparing to unveil a sporty ready-to-wear and accessories collection at London Fashion Week.

clock February 16, 2012Samantha Conti

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Nicole Richie Does Line for QVC

The Nicole Richie Collection is set to debut on the home-shopping network’s “The Buzz on the Red Carpet — Live From L.A.” show on Feb. 24.

clock February 16, 2012Marcy Medina

Fashion Show Reviews

L’Wren Scott RTW Fall 2012

Scott’s fall collection conjured England in the early 1900s.

clock February 16, 2012WWD Staff

Business

Nordstrom Gains With Rack, E-commerce

For the year ended Jan. 28, the retailer’s total sales surpassed $10 billion for the first time.

clock February 16, 2012David Moin

Fragrance

Ed Hardy to Launch 3-D Flacons

The designer adding a dimension to his fragrance business in the form of his-and-hers skulls, two ghostly interpretations of a Sixties-era Hardy tattoo.

clock February 16, 2012Belisa Silva

Fashion Show Reviews

Calvin Klein RTW Fall 2012

The idea of real strength was the central theme for Francisco Costa and his bold fall collection.

clock February 16, 2012WWD Staff

People

Nicki Minaj, Ricky Martin Team Up for MAC

The MAC AIDS Fund celebration drew more than 700 people.

clock February 16, 2012Julie Naughton

Parties

Last Magazine, J.Mendel and Proenza Parties Close Fashion Week

There was a palpable air of relief at the events, as revelers were eager to unwind after busy weeks.

clock February 16, 2012Matthew Lynch and Alessandra Codinha

Financial

Revlon Reports Second Year of Top-line Growth

Beauty company sees fourth quarter losses since it registered a big tax benefit in the year-ago period.

clock February 16, 2012Molly Prior

Business

Jones Group Creates Fashion Office

Company has tapped Wendy Hirschberg Clurman, Danielle de Marne and Amanda Ross, who will report to Stefani Greenfield, chief creative officer.

clock February 16, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Show Reviews

Chado Ralph Rucci RTW Fall 2012

The real story this season was his use of fabrics, the thought behind the remarkable silhouettes and the complexity of the workmanship.

clock February 16, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Bill Blass RTW Fall 2012

Jeffrey Monteiro kept things clean for fall with a notably trim and tailored look.

clock February 16, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Calvin Klein

Rooney Mara and Emma Stone got a look at the collection from designer Francisco Costa ahead of the show.

clock February 16, 2012Matthew Lynch

Color Cosmetics

Dolce & Gabbana, Monica Bellucci Team Up

A longtime muse to the brand, the Italian actress is about to launch a lipstick collection for the house with her name on it.

clock February 17, 2012Cynthia Martens

Financial

Pressure Building on Avon to Find Andrea Jung’s Successor

The beleaguered direct seller could have a new chief executive officer in place by its annual shareholders meeting in May.

clock February 17, 2012Molly Prior and Pete Born

Fragrance

Yankees’ New Pitch: Fragrance Masterbrand

Men’s and women’s scents will launch at the end of April in Macy’s stores in the New York metropolitan area, at Yankees Stadium and online.

clock February 17, 2012Julie Naughton

Memo Pad

Carine Roitfeld in Talks for Magazine Project?

The former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris has made no secret of her wish to launch her own magazine.

clock February 17, 2012WWD Staff

Memo Pad

U.K. Magazines Post Slow-Growing Circulation Figures

In terms of fashion titles, British Vogue fell 0.2 percent in the six months to December, while Hearst’s Elle declined 2.7 percent.

clock February 17, 2012Nina Jones

Fashion Scoops

Occupy Wall Street Stages Demonstration at Calvin Klein

Only a handful of individuals showed up at the fashion show Thursday afternoon.

clock February 17, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Giorgio Armani Fetes Renovation of New York Flagship

The party also celebrated the brand’s first-time sponsorship of the annual Museum of the City of New York Winter Ball.

clock February 17, 2012Kristi Garced

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Milly

India de Beaufort, who appears in “Jane by Design,” as well as Kristin Chenoweth, Gail Simmons of “Top Chef” and Tinsley Mortimer attended.

clock February 17, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

KCD Exec Hosts Party for International Fashion Editors

The cocktail reception was held at the Chelsea penthouse of KCD co-president Ed Filipowski and Mark Lee on Wednesday night.

clock February 17, 2012Matthew Lynch

Fashion Scoops

‘Fashion Draft NYC’ Kicks Off

Macy’s ceo Terry Lundgren will welcome the 25 college and university students participating in the 3-day program organized by Parsons and the NYCEDC.

clock February 17, 2012David Moin

Fashion Scoops

Benetton Family Moves Ahead With Plan to Delist Group

The family holding, Edizione Srl, said it will launch a tender offer to delist the Italian clothing and textile manufacturer in the months of March and April.

clock February 17, 2012Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Bloomingdale’s CEO to Deliver Keynote Address

Michael Gould will speak at the commencement exercises of LIM College on May 31.

clock February 17, 2012David Moin

Fashion Scoops

Cape Town Diamond Museum Opens

Museum bills itself as the first to pay homage to the extraordinary story of South Africa’s diamond industry.

clock February 17, 2012Bambina Wise

Fashion Features

Youth Movement Wows Buyers in New York

The tribe of contemporary designers that includes Jason Wu, Alexander Wang, Prabal Gurung and Thakoon Panichgul came into its own during fashion week.

clock February 17, 2012Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

New York Collections Fall 2012: It’s a Wrap

The New York collections ended on a strong note with ladylike, charming looks, a minimalist streak and, ultimately, beautiful clothes.

clock February 17, 2012WWD Staff

Essentialist

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The candidates and their families wear George W. Bush-era fashions, conjuring adversarial, provocative styles that could emerge during either party’s administration: From left to right: Chelsea Clinton as Paris Hilton, Hillary Clinton in Juicy Couture, Bill Clinton as Blink-182’s Travis Barker, Melania Trump as Avril Lavigne, and Ivanka and Donald Trump as Britney Spears and Kevin Federline.

Fashion

Could the Election Be Good for Fashion?

clock 15hMisty White Sidell

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