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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 20hMaghan 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 20hWWD Staff

Strong Grow Stronger in February Comp Sales

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Overview

February was further proof of retailing’s new world order: it’s a market share game — and only the strong are truly thriving.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Forecasts and Analysis

Improved Economic Outlook Lifts February Sales

Monthly sales better than expected in first month of fiscal retail year.

clock March 1, 2012Sharon Edelson

Financial

Kenneth Cole Swings to Gain

Despite $8 million fourth-quarter profit, firm posts loss for year.

clock March 1, 2012Vicki M. Young

Fashion Show Reviews

Ann Demeulemeester RTW Fall 2012

The collection essentially boiled down to two themes — powerful outerwear and darkly elegant dresses.

clock March 1, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Balenciaga RTW Fall 2012

Nicolas Ghesquière — modernist clothier to the working woman? Such was the ruse behind the designer’s interesting fall collection.

clock March 1, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Rue du Mail RTW Fall 2012

Unusual textures were a common thread across this dress-centric collection with a perfume of the Twenties.

clock March 1, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Carven RTW Fall 2012

Guillaume Henry brought a touch of subversion to his Sixties schoolgirl aesthetic in his collection.

clock March 1, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Mugler RTW Fall 2012

Nicola Formichetti and Sébastien Peigné scaled back on the theatrics for their collection, at least in terms of production.

clock March 1, 2012WWD Staff

Front Row at Balenciaga

Kristen Stewart, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Pascal Greggory and Amira Casar were amongst the guests who sat front row.

clock March 1, 2012Miles Socha

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Revillon RTW Fall 2012

Creative director Andrew Heather, who will present a collection of 23 coats, comes to the French furrier after a 13-year career at Givenchy.

clock March 1, 2012WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Isabel Marant in Expansion Mode

The designer is having a banner year, with a new home in Paris and six boutiques opening worldwide.

clock March 1, 2012Joelle Diderich

Fashion Show Reviews

Bouchra Jarrar RTW Fall 2012

The collection was a slightly more affordable extension of the luxury ready-to-wear she showed during couture.

clock March 1, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Sharon Wauchob RTW Fall 2012

The designer displayed her skill at handling the textural plays that have emerged as a key theme of this season.

clock March 1, 2012WWD Staff

Marketing and Trends

PCPC Faces Off Against Regulation

Joining the fight were 20 representatives from nine international personal care organizations.

clock March 1, 2012Julie Naughton and Pete Born

Fashion Show Reviews

Hogan by Karl Lagerfeld RTW Fall 2012

The designer gave urban-chic contemporary essentials a couture dusting.

clock March 1, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Balmain RTW Fall 2012

Olivier Rousteing amped up the flash with a bold lineup that explored surface ornamentation, taking it to the nth degree.

clock March 1, 2012WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Bankruptcy Auction for Connaught Group

Firm that sells couture-level apparel to high-net worth women via independent sales consultants through trunk shows filed for bankruptcy court protection.

clock March 1, 2012Vicki M. Young

Specialty Stores

Joe Fresh Grows Manhattan Footprint

The brand on March 30 will unveil a 14,000-square-foot flagship at 510 Fifth Avenue.

clock March 1, 2012Sharon Edelson

Fashion Show Reviews

Rick Owens RTW Fall 2012

The collection contained a sense of subtle romance.

clock March 1, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Nina Ricci RTW Fall 2012

That the clothes were exquisite in their naïve femininity was almost a given, but the seductive edge that coursed throughout came as an enticing surprise.

clock March 1, 2012WWD Staff

Parties

Women In Need Hosts Pre-Benefit Cocktail

The Georg Jensen flagship on Madison Avenue Wednesday night was jammed with supporters and working up momentum for the WIN fundraiser on April 11.

clock March 1, 2012David Moin

Designer and Luxury

Dolce & Gabbana Case Could Set Legal Precedent in Italy

The Supreme Court said tax avoidance, or tax mitigation, on an earnings declaration is a criminal offense under the law.

clock March 1, 2012Luisa Zargani

People

Topaz Page-Green: Model Citizen

The South African model was not only blessed with a fast metabolism and great bone structure, but a strong social conscience as well.

clock March 1, 2012Sharon Edelson

Memo Pad

Neiman Marcus Testing New App

The app, developed by Signature, is being tested at four stores in Austin and Dallas, Tex. and San Francisco and Palo Alto, Calif.

clock March 2, 2012David Moin

Memo Pad

WPP to Spend $400M With Facebook

This figure comes nowhere near the $2 billion it will spend with Google in 2012.

clock March 2, 2012Amy Wicks

Financial

Rebecca Minkoff, Charming Charlie to Present at Consensus Conference

Some of last year’s presenters, which included fine jewelry buying firm Circa, were able to secure investments from attendees.

clock March 2, 2012Vicki M. Young

Forecasts and Analysis

February Comp Crux

There were estimates for 16 of the retailers reporting results Thursday, and 13 of the firms managed to exceed them.

clock March 2, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Scoops

Yoox to Unveil New Online Shoe Store

The site, according to rumors in Milan, is expected to be called Shoescribe.com.

clock March 2, 2012Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Hussein Chalayan Show to Feature Palladium

The designer’s fall 2012 show will feature two dresses with graphic, sculptural necklines made of palladium.

clock March 2, 2012Jessica Iredale

Fashion Features

Paris Collections Fall 2012: Day Two

The runways were infused with everything from clothes imagined for climbing the corporate ladder to looks built on a subtle romance.

clock March 2, 2012WWD Staff

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Topshop Latest to Join Runway-to-Retail Move

clock 20hLorelei Marfil

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