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Fashion's Game of Musical Chairs Quickens in Paris

The spring shows feature debuts at four major brands, prompting reflection on the pace of designer change.

clock 13hMiles Socha

Retail

Tough Times for Neiman's as Firm Battles 'Challenges'

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock September 26, 2016David Moin

Retail

Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.

clock 22hWWD Staff

Fashion Firms Grapple With Succession Issue

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Overview

Crafting succession plans for its creative departments is no doubt a smart strategy for any large fashion firm. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Executive Changes

J.C. Penney Names Laurie Beja Miller

Executive vice president to oversee The Square.

clock March 4, 2012David Moin

Sonia Rykiel RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Sonia Rykiel RTW Fall 2012

“Paris in the effervescent Seventies,” a period during which Sonia Rykiel blossomed, inspired creative director April Crichton.

clock March 2, 2012WWD Staff

Neil Barrett RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Neil Barrett RTW Fall 2012

The designer continued his masculine-feminine theme this season.

clock March 3, 2012WWD Staff

Vivienne Westwood RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Vivienne Westwood RTW Fall 2012

The designer looked to the 17th century for inspiration.

clock March 3, 2012WWD Staff

Franca Sozzani

Memo Pad

Vogue Italia’s Franca Sozzani to Receive Legion of Honor

She will be made a Knight, one of France’s highest civilian distinctions, on March 13.

clock March 4, 2012Alex Wynne

Fashion Scoops

Akris to Mark Anniversary With Book

Valerie Steele to pen Assouline tome marking Swiss firm’s 90th birthday.

clock March 4, 2012Miles Socha

Issey Miyake RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Issey Miyake RTW Fall 2012

The designer again looked to nature, this time the world of minerals.

clock March 4, 2012WWD Staff

Kenzo RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Kenzo RTW Fall 2012

After their spring hit full of playful innocence, the designers’ second season felt cacophonous.

clock March 4, 2012WWD Staff

Delfina Delettrez

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Kenzo

Sean “P.Diddy” Combs, Francesco Vezzoli and Robyn attended the show in Paris.

clock March 5, 2012Joelle Diderich

Stella McCartney RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Stella McCartney RTW Fall 2012

The designer transported sartorial elements of life’s leisure side into a collection as urbane as it was functional. It looked terrific.

clock March 5, 2012WWD Staff

Loewe RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Loewe RTW Fall 2012

Stuart Vevers gave a tough luxe spin to his collection, which was inspired by the royal Baroque riding schools of southern Spain.

clock March 5, 2012WWD Staff

Léonard RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Leonard RTW Fall 2012

Maxime Simoens unveiled his debut collection for the brand in a highly charged atmosphere.

clock March 5, 2012WWD Staff

Blanca Li and Lucie de la Falaise

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Stella McCartney

Salma Hayek and Alicia Keys joined Sir Paul McCartney and his clan in the front row.

clock March 5, 2012Joelle Diderich

Sacai RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Sacai RTW Fall 2012

Tony, brass-buttoned military coats and colorful leather motorcycle jackets spliced with robust ruffles and layered peplums dominated this season.

clock March 5, 2012WWD Staff

Maiyet RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Maiyet RTW Fall 2012

The sculptural architecture of Santiago Calatrava, as well as the mysterious allure of owls, is how Gabriella Zanzani described her influences.

clock March 5, 2012WWD Staff

Giambattista Valli RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Giambattista Valli RTW Fall 2012

The look was surprisingly somber and almost mannish, at least for Valli, who is usually prone to sexier fare.

clock March 5, 2012WWD Staff

Pierre Balmain RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Pierre Balmain RTW Fall 2012

Balmain’s secondary line was sensual, but with a tougher, sexy edge this season.

clock March 5, 2012WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Government-Industry Ties Stressed at USA-ITA Confab

Apparel company executives who attended the seminar pushed for flexibility on trade pacts.

clock March 5, 2012Kristi Ellis

Maxime Simoens takes his bow at Leonard

Fashion Scoops

Maxime Simoens Shrugs Off Rumors at Leonard Show

The designer is negotiating with the French label’s owners about his future there.

clock March 5, 2012Katya Foreman and Joelle Diderich

Lily Donaldson

Fashion Scoops

My Dior Fine Jewelry Line Kicks Off

Kid Creole and the Coconuts played at the launch party Sunday night.

clock March 5, 2012Katya Foreman

Night view of Xiamen, China.

Retail Features

Xiamen Seen at Center of Expanding Art Scene

Other Chinese cities have enclaves of artists and other creative types, but there is perhaps no other community of artists like this one.

clock March 5, 2012Lara Farrar

A view of the new Chanel boutique on Avenue Montaigne.

Design

Chanel Ups the Luxe

The French fashion house is more than doubling its selling space on the elegant Avenue Montaigne in Paris.

clock March 5, 2012Miles Socha

Chloé RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Chloé RTW Fall 2012

Clare Waight Keller, who moved from London last year to head up this august Paris house, decided to make her collection a tale of those two cities.

clock March 5, 2012WWD Staff

Diane von Furstenberg with granddaughter Talita and friends.

Parties

Diane von Furstenberg Launches Gap Children’s Line

Several celebrity moms, like Busy Philipps and a pregnant Alyson Hannigan, came wearing grown-up DVF dresses.

clock March 5, 2012Marcy Medina

Giorgio Armani

Fashion

Fashion’s Big Issue: Succession Planning

The scale of today’s most powerful brands is increasingly insulating them from turbulence when designers depart.

clock March 5, 2012Miles Socha

Katy Perry

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Yves Saint Laurent

Katy Perry and Alicia Keys were among those who sat front row at the fall show.

clock March 5, 2012Joelle Diderich

Yves Saint Laurent RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Yves Saint Laurent RTW Fall 2012

Stefano Pilati’s final collection for the fashion house is rooted in a dark sensuality, albeit not unfamiliar to his oeuvre.

clock March 5, 2012WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Aéropostale’s Charity Hits Milestone

In the just-ended campaign, Teens for Jeans and DoSomething.org collected more than 1 million pairs, thanks to an extra boost from young Hollywood.

clock March 6, 2012Sharon Edelson

Diego Della Valle and Nicole Kidman

Fashion Scoops

Tod’s Fetes Launch of Signature Collection

Nicole Kidman was the guest of honor at the event, which was held at the Italian embassy in Paris on Monday night.

clock March 6, 2012Katya Foreman

Fashion Scoops

Guess Inc. Gifts $2.5M to New York University

The gift will fund a visiting professorship called the Guess Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Fashion and Fashion Business.

clock March 6, 2012Khanh T.L. Tran

Fashion Scoops

Donna Karan Gives Keynote at Conference Series

Additional speakers are also scheduled to speak at Kent State University’s College of Nursing’s annual Driving the Future series.

clock March 6, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Colin Farrell, Claudine Farrell, Bono and Ali Hewson.

Fashion Scoops

Edun Hosts First Runway Show in L.A.

Ali Hewson and Bono touched down in Beverly Hills to celebrate the line’s launch at Neiman Marcus.

clock March 6, 2012Marcy Medina

Mergers and Acquisitions

Junior Gallery Outerwear Brand Sold

David Peyser Sportswear Inc., known for its Weatherproof brand, has acquired the women’s outerwear brand.

clock March 6, 2012Vicki M. Young

Uma Wang

Designer and Luxury

CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Unveils China Initiative

Thanks to the financial support of Silas Chou, this spring the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund will launch a China Exchange program.

clock March 6, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Yves Saint Laurent RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Features

Paris Collections Fall 2012: Day Six

Mixed textures, cozy knitwear and a sporty sensibility led the way on Monday’s runways.

clock March 6, 2012WWD Staff

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