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Retail

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Pilati Out at YSL, Is Slimane in Wings?

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Overview

It’s been an electrifying season of surprising fashion comebacks: First Jil Sander back to Jil Sander — and now Hedi Slimane poised to return to Yves Saint Laurent.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Vittoria Puccini

Fashion Scoops

Valentino Unveils Renovated Milan Store

Chinese actress Gao Yuanyuan attended the opening.

clock February 24, 2012Joelle Diderich and Alessandra Turra

Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce

Fashion Scoops

Italian Designers Turn Out for New Talents

A who’s who of Italian fashion turned out Thursday night for the opening of The Vogue Talents Corner, co-hosted by Vogue Italia and Yoox.

clock February 24, 2012Joelle Diderich and Alessandra Turra

Kenneth Cole

Designer and Luxury

Kenneth Cole Offers to Buy Namesake Company

Designer is ready to pay $15 a share, valuing the brand at $280 million.

clock February 26, 2012Evan Clark

Financial

J.C. Penney Reports Loss

CEO sees 2012 as “year of transformation.”

clock February 26, 2012David Moin

Moschino RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Moschino RTW Fall 2012

A medley of influences, including toy soldiers, party girls and what looked to be motocross rangers, marched through the fall collection.

clock February 24, 2012WWD Staff

Etro RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Etro RTW Fall 2012

Veronica Etro sent out a lineup that delivered a tony vibe, and at its best, plenty of strong clothes.

clock February 24, 2012WWD Staff

Just Cavalli RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Just Cavalli RTW Fall 2012

The lineup had all the ingredients Roberto Cavalli is known for, but the collection was rendered in a younger, and possibly more playfully sexy version.

clock February 24, 2012WWD Staff

C'N'C Costume National RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

C’N’C Costume National RTW Fall 2012

Show notes said Ennio Capasa had “imagined a woman in a virtual metropolis” who is “post-punk, post-chic but above all technological.”

clock February 24, 2012WWD Staff

Clutches from Jonathan Adler’s fall line.

Handbags

Jonathan Adler Launches Handbags

The boldly patterned totes and clutches hit the designer’s e-commerce site and 16 freestanding stores this month.

clock February 24, 2012David Lipke

Les Copains RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

2012 Les Copains RTW Fall 2012

Alessandro Dell’Acqua created several interesting knit combinations, often mixing different gauges in the same piece.

clock February 24, 2012WWD Staff

GANT by Michael Bastian RTW Fall 2012

Intimates and Activewear

Runway Legwear: A Leg Up on Fall

It was one of those trends that popped up as if everyone got the same message for the fall: socks.

clock February 24, 2012Bobbi Queen

Tod's RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Features

Tod’s RTW Fall 2012

Derek Lam was inspired by a young, wild child Mick Jagger with Anita Pallenberg and friends in a grand estate.

clock February 24, 2012WWD Staff

A still from the Louis Vuitton film on Hong Kong.

Fashion Scoops

Louis Vuitton Sets Film Series on Major Cities

The first film, set in Hong Kong, portrays eight attractive women in romantic settings across the Chinese territory.

clock February 24, 2012Kristiano Ang

Maurice Reznik

Intimates and Activewear

Q&A: Maurice Reznik, Maidenform CEO

Executive says he’s more positive about the business outlook this year, but economic turbulence took its toll last year.

clock February 24, 2012Karyn Monget

A look from the Happy Socks Kids line.

Intimates and Activewear

Happy Socks to Launch Premium Collection

A children’s line, also new, is a co-branding venture with the Crewcuts children’s label at J. Crew.

clock February 24, 2012Karyn Monget

Eliana Tranchesi

People

Eliana Tranchesi, Former Daslu Owner, Dies at 56

She transformed the Brazilian retailer into a luxury powerhouse.

clock February 24, 2012Sharon Edelson

Blumarine RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Blumarine RTW Fall 2012

There was little subtlety in Anna Molinari’s bold collection, which provided a zany visual feast.

clock February 24, 2012WWD Staff

Emilio Cavallini’s graphic hosiery.

Intimates and Activewear

Modern and Vintage Headline CurveNY

Luxury legwear in metallics and back-seam sheers for fall made a big statement at last week’s trade show.

clock February 24, 2012Karyn Monget

Versace RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Versace RTW Fall 2012

The clothes were all gothic drama and underground kink, as Donatella Versace turned on the dark for fall.

clock February 24, 2012WWD Staff

A Danielle Nicole handbag.

Trends

Key Lines at AccessoriesTheShow

Color is here to stay — especially for friendship bracelets and anything neon.

clock February 24, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Financial

Yak Pak Headed to the Auction Block

Wells Fargo listed as secured creditor and auction sponsor.

clock February 24, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Scoops

Mugler to Broadcast on Ustream

The designer will stream preparations for the women’s wear show in Paris live from the atelier on Feb. 28 and 29.

clock February 25, 2012Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

FNO to Shift Streets in Paris

The event will now be held on Rue Saint Honoré, home to boutiques including Colette, Goyard, Gucci, Dsquared and Longchamp.

clock February 25, 2012Miles Socha

Bérénice Marlohe

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Versace

The French model and actress Bérénice Marlohe sat front row along with Christopher Kane and Anja Rubik.

clock February 25, 2012Joelle Diderich

Bottega Veneta RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Bottega Veneta RTW Fall 2012

The clothes exuded precision and discipline, with their lean lines and narrow fit.

clock February 25, 2012WWD Staff

Emporio Armani RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Emporio Armani RTW Fall 2012

Giorgio Armani put “fun little touches of pure fantasy” into his fall collection.

clock February 25, 2012WWD Staff

Piazza Sempione RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Piazza Sempione RTW Fall 2012

The Art Deco movement was the jumping-off point for the collection.

clock February 25, 2012WWD Staff

Jil Sander RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Jil Sander RTW Fall 2012

Raf Simons closed his Jil Sander chapter with a tour de force, one that proved how captivating calm clothes can be.

clock February 25, 2012WWD Staff

Sportmax RTW FAll 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Sportmax RTW Fall 2012

Martial arts and ski gear were two of the influences in the collection, which the show notes summed up as “luxurious body armor.”

clock February 25, 2012WWD Staff

Agnona RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Agnona RTW Fall 2012

Already known for its refined cashmeres, the design team amped up the luxe factor.

clock February 25, 2012WWD Staff

Genny RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Genny RTW Fall 2012

The best looks were the simplest, such as classic suits with flared pants and fitted blazers.

clock February 25, 2012WWD Staff

Uniqueness RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Uniqueness RTW Fall 2012

Alessandra Facchinetti’s cues ranged from the Twenties, with brocadelike gold leaf laminations on a floor-length dress, to more urban looks.

clock February 25, 2012WWD Staff

Antonio Marras RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Antonio Marras RTW Fall 2012

Milanese chic, particularly the Fifties kind — womanly silhouettes that suggested a sexiness without being overtly so — was the feel at the show.

clock February 25, 2012WWD Staff

Marni RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Marni RTW Fall 2012

It was a strong lineup, grounded in a singular, outerwear shape born out of a classic.

clock February 26, 2012WWD Staff

Dolce & Gabbana RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Dolce & Gabbana RTW Fall 2012

Heavy gold embroideries on black, inspired by ornately carved frames, were the principal motif.

clock February 26, 2012WWD Staff

Emilio Pucci RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Emilio Pucci RTW Fall 2012

One of Peter Dundas’ major motifs: mannish tailoring that hailed from the Saint Laurent school of thought.

clock February 26, 2012WWD Staff

Howard Kissel

Film and TV

Howard Kissel, Former WWD Theater Critic, Dies at 69

He also worked at The New York Daily News.

clock February 26, 2012Sharon Edelson

Helen Mirren and her husband, Taylor Edwin Hackford

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Dolce & Gabbana

Helen Mirren, Monica Belluci and Sonam Kapoor all attended the fall show.

clock February 26, 2012Luisa Zargani

Salvatore Ferragamo RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Salvatore Ferragamo RTW Fall 2012

The gilded life of the elite few guided creative director Massimiliano Giornetti for fall, with strong results.

clock February 26, 2012WWD Staff

Missoni RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Missoni RTW Fall 2012

Though the earthy nature of the clothes was obvious, they were grounded in sleekness.

clock February 26, 2012WWD Staff

A shoe from Dannijo.

Footwear

Dannijo Gets Into Shoes

Co-founders Danielle and Jodie Snyder collaborated with footwear brand Matt Bernson on their premiere shoe collection.

clock February 27, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Memo Pad

Condé Nast Adds to Executive Masthead

The publisher said Friday that it hired Gillian Gorman Round to become senior vice president, brand development, which is a new position.

clock February 27, 2012John Koblin

Diane von Furstenberg

Memo Pad

The Stats: New York Fashion Week Chatter

Jason Wu, Diane von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors were the most “talked” about designers during New York Fashion Week in the online space.

clock February 27, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Anna Wintour and Miuccia Prada

Fashion Features

Early Look at Schiaparelli-Prada Exhibition

Miuccia Prada, Diego Della Valle and Anna Wintour hosted a luncheon in Milan previewing The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s upcoming exhibit.

clock February 27, 2012Luisa Zargani

Gwyneth Paltrow in Band of Outsiders at Women in Film.

Parties

Awards Tour: Hollywood Fetes Oscar Weekend

The yearly mix of ancillary awards shows, pre-parties and art openings kept the town busy on the nights leading up to the big show.

clock February 26, 2012Marcy Medina

Designer and Luxury

Industry Thoughts on Jil Sander Move

The designer’s return to her namesake label generated a range of reactions from retailers and editors.

clock February 27, 2012WWD Staff

Christopher Kane, Donatella Versace and Raf Simons

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Versus

Raf Simons, fresh off his final tour de force at Jil Sander, made a surprise appearance at the show Sunday night.

clock February 27, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Footwear Label Bruno Magli to Launch RTW

The company tapped Max Kibardin in the fall to relaunch its ready-to-wear business.

clock February 27, 2012Alessandra Turra

A rendering of the Topshop-Topman store in Los Angeles.

Retail/Business

Topshop Set to Open in Los Angeles

Sir Philip Green will today reveal plans to open a store at The Grove shopping center.

clock February 27, 2012Samantha Conti and Rachel Brown

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Net-a-Porter Makes Move Into China

A multiphase launch of company’s Web sites will begin next month.

clock February 27, 2012Samantha Conti

Stefano Pilati

Designer and Luxury

Stefano Pilati Out at YSL, Is Hedi Slimane in Wings?

The fashion house will announce the departure of its creative director today, WWD has learned.

clock February 27, 2012Miles Socha

Chloë Grace Moretz

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Sportmax

At only 15, “Kick-Ass” star Chloë Grace Moretz is fast turning into a fashion fixture.

clock February 27, 2012Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

Italian Fashion Executives Eye Growth

Marni and Salvatore Ferragamo plan to expand in 2012.

clock February 27, 2012Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

WSJ. Magazine Fetes Spring Issue in Milan

Fashion editors negotiating Milan’s grand-but-gritty central station in their stiletto heels Friday night made for an unusual sight.

clock February 27, 2012Luisa Zargani

Jil Sander

Designer and Luxury

Jil Sander Makes Her Return

Coming back to her namesake brand for the second time in a decade, the designer says she’s in a mood to experiment.

clock February 27, 2012WWD Staff

Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen and Harry Winston.

People

Red Carpet Report: Oscar Trends

Highlights included a slew of white gowns and dresses in bolder colors, including shades of red and emerald green.

clock February 26, 2012Marcy Medina

Dolce & Gabbana RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Features

Milan Collections Fall 2012: A Weekend in Milan

The recent runways were awash in fanciful romance, chic austerity and Gothic glitz.

clock February 27, 2012WWD Staff

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