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A&F Finds 'Growing Up' Tough Now that Sex No Longer Sells

Abercrombie is aging its models to show it is no longer a "teen" brand; company reported a Q2 loss.

clock August 30, 2016Vicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

Through her Instagram account, Barbie “produces” sponsored content.

clock 21hMaghan McDowell

Fashion

Costume Institute's Next Subject Said to Be Rei Kawakubo

The exhibit next spring would be only the second the Met has devoted to a living designer.

clock 21hWWD Staff

Jil Sander to Return as Raf Simons Exits

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The third coming of Jil at Jil Sander is about to happen. Sources said the fashion house is expected to announce today that its founder, Jil Sander, will return as its creative director.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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People

Edward St. Aubyn Steps Into the Spotlight

The English novelist’s highly acclaimed novel, “At Last” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) has just been published in the U.S.

clock February 15, 2012Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Diego Dolcini Sets Shoe Collaboration

Pirelli PZero teamed up with the Italian designer to launch a collection that combines PZero’s sporty-chic attitude with Dolcini’s sensual style.

clock February 22, 2012Alessandra Turra

Designer and Luxury

Rag & Bone Expands to Boston

The store, located in a town house on Newbury Street, is the brand’s seventh globally.

clock February 23, 2012Katherine Bowers

Designer and Luxury

Jil Sander to Return as Raf Simons Exits

Sources said the fashion house is expected to announce today that its founder will return as its creative director.

clock February 23, 2012WWD Staff

Financial

Sears Posts Loss of $2.4 Billion

Even as the retailer struggled under the huge quarterly loss, shares shot up 18.7 percent as investors focused on turnaround plans.

clock February 23, 2012Vicki M. Young

Financial

Kohl’s to Test New Approach

Stinging from a 7.9 percent drop in fourth-quarter profits, retailer is going to test new store layouts and new merchandise categories.

clock February 23, 2012Evan Clark and Sharon Edelson

Fashion Show Reviews

Max Mara RTW Fall 2012

The design team at the Italian sportswear powerhouse was inspired by the cult Fritz Lang film “Metropolis” from 1927.

clock February 23, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Blugirl RTW Fall 2012

A Sixties shift silhouette with a kicky drop-waist skirt was the common thread in Anna Molinari’s show.

clock February 23, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Fausto Puglisi RTW Fall 2012

The designer showcased a more wearable, urban version of that ancient Roman theme.

clock February 23, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Francesco Scognamiglio RTW Fall 2012

The designer displayed good skills in working leather for a girly yet sexy look.

clock February 23, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Dirk Bikkembergs RTW Fall 2012

For the company’s first women’s collection in seven years, designer Paola Toscano dug into the archive — which is heavy on men’s wear.

clock February 23, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Luisa Beccaria RTW Fall 2012

The designer’s fall collection was stocked with her familiar ultrafeminine fare.

clock February 23, 2012WWD Staff

Color Cosmetics

Coty to Build CK One Cosmetics Range

With price points starting at $13, line is poised to challenge entry-level department store leaders, such as Clinique and MAC.

clock February 23, 2012Julie Naughton

Fashion Show Reviews

Fendi RTW Fall 2012

Karl Lagerfeld sent out a lineup that could not have been more complicated or, in this age of Minimalist worship, bolder.

clock February 23, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Ermanno Scervino RTW Fall 2012

The designer took the equestrian theme and galloped with it, from tailored peplum jackets to leather riding pants.

clock February 23, 2012WWD Staff

Fragrance

Chanel Taps Kathryn Bigelow for Fragrance Campaign

The brand has inked the Academy Award-winning director to shoot the campaign for Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme, Chanel’s newest men’s scent.

clock February 23, 2012Julie Naughton

Fashion Show Reviews

Krizia RTW Fall 2012

“A new sobriety” is how Mariuccia Mandelli described this season’s collection.

clock February 23, 2012WWD Staff

Front Row at Fendi

The brand’s new chief executive Pietro Becca paid a visit to Karl Lagerfeld before the show.

clock February 23, 2012Miles Socha and Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

Sergio Rossi Taps Director Luca Guadagnino

The “I Am Love” director has created a short film that will be screened during the brand’s fall presentation in Milan.

clock February 23, 2012Luisa Zargani

People

E-Poll Market Research Ranks Oscar Nominees

E-Score Celebrity service ranks more than 6,500 celebrities on awareness, appeal and 46 different personality attributes.

clock February 23, 2012Marcy Medina

Designer and Luxury

Givenchy to Launch Play Sport Scent for Men

Fragrance will hit shelves four years after the introduction of Play eau de parfum and eau de toilette, and two years following Play for Her.

clock February 23, 2012Jennifer Weil

Financial

Gap Fourth-Quarter Income Falls 40.3%

Sales and earnings took a tumble last year, as the retailer continues to struggle with weak traffic and subpar fashion offerings.

clock February 23, 2012David Moin

Fashion Show Reviews

Prada RTW Fall 2012

Miuccia Prada’s focus was on pure fashion and strength of silhouette.

clock February 23, 2012WWD Staff

People

Katy Perry Introduces Eylure Lash Line

Girls started gathering at 8 a.m. on Wednesday at The Americana at Brand in Glendale, Calif., to meet the pop star at an Ulta pop-up shop.

clock February 23, 2012Rachel Brown

Financial

Urban Decay, StriVectin Tap Bankers

The beauty world is abuzz with M&A activity.

clock February 23, 2012Molly Prior and Evan Clark

Business Features

Mark Weber Speaks to NYU M.B.A. Students

The chairman and ceo of Donna Karan gave a talk Wednesday to the NYU Stern M.B.A. Luxury and Retail Club on the strategy behind managing a global brand.

clock February 23, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Financial

Procter & Gamble to Trim $10 Billion in Costs

The effort comes as P&G said it is facing headwinds from slowing growth in developed markets, increasing commodity costs and unfavorable foreign exchange rates.

clock February 24, 2012Molly Prior

Fragrance

Issey Miyake to Launch Men’s Scent

In conceiving L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Sport, man and nature’s relationship was kept in mind.

clock February 24, 2012Jennifer Weil

Memo Pad

David LaChapelle Readies New York Exhibit

The press release about the photographer’s new series said it appropriates “traditional Baroque still life paintings,” but that doesn’t really do them justice.

clock February 24, 2012Amy Wicks

Fashion Scoops

Terry Lundgren to Sell Macy’s Shares

Retailer’s ceo registered with the SEC to sell 500,000 Macy’s shares with a market value of $18.8 million.

clock February 24, 2012Evan Clark

Fashion Scoops

Tom Ford Opens Corners in Holt Renfrew Locations

The designer’s women’s in-store concept is coming to Toronto and Vancouver locations this month.

clock February 24, 2012David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

Skye Buys Thehipchick.com

Acquisition is the e-commerce platform firm’s fifth in two years and the 26th Web site it operates.

clock February 24, 2012Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Milan Collections Fall 2012: Milan, Day Two

Prada’s geometrics and jewels, Fendi’s modern-day warrior princess and Max Mara’s military mood set the tone on the runways.

clock February 24, 2012WWD Staff

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