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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 8hMiles Socha

Retail

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

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock 22hDavid 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 16hWWD Staff

Vuitton Wins Ruling in Counterfeit Battle

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Overview

Louis Vuitton just got a boost from the U.S. government in its battle against counterfeits.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Memo Pad

Citizen Watch Company Reveals New Campaign

Sports photographer Paul Aresu shot the new ads, which feature brand ambassadors Eli Manning, Matt Kenseth and Kim Clijsters.

clock April 16, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Fashion Scoops

Tommy Hilfiger Parties in Tokyo

Jessica Alba and Tao attended the festivities.

clock April 16, 2012WWD Staff

Financial

Burberry Sales Climb 17.1% in 2nd Half

Firm said knitwear, men’s tailoring and accessories, along with fragrance and watches, helped drive growth.

clock April 17, 2012Nina Jones

Fashion Scoops

Michael Kors Opens in Beijing

The 2,400-square-foot store, located in the Shin Kong Place shopping mall, is the brand’s largest store in China.

clock April 17, 2012WWD Staff

Financial

Hermès to Bolster Defenses Against LVMH

At its annual shareholders’ general meeting on May 29, French firm will propose nominating the largest family shareholder to its supervisory board.

clock April 17, 2012Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

Karl Lagerfeld to Comment on Queen’s Jubilee

Designer agrees to participate in live broadcast on France 2 television in June.

clock April 17, 2012Miles Socha

Fragrance

Nicki Minaj Sings Fragrance Song

The hip-hop and pop artist has inked a licensing deal with Give Back Brands LLC — the makers of Justin Bieber’s Someday scent.

clock April 17, 2012Molly Prior

Executive Changes

Jean-Victor Meyers Confirmed to L’Oréal Board

The 25 year old replaces Liliane Bettencourt, his grandmother, in the post.

clock April 17, 2012Jennifer Weil

Designer and Luxury

Aquascutum Goes Into Administration

Storied British luxury brand on Tuesday entered the U.K. equivalent of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

clock April 17, 2012Nina Jones

Denim

Italy’s Green Embrace Now a Necessity

Stricter standards for waste from textiles within the country and throughout Europe help boost sustainability in denim industry.

clock April 18, 2012Cynthia Martens

Denim

Extreme Sports Bleed Over to Denim

High-performance products resonate with participants in high-risk pursuits.

clock April 18, 2012Norma Quinto

Denim

Jeans Firms Adapt With Denim Do-Overs

Brands are taking a second look at positioning, fashion to meet changing needs.

clock April 18, 2012Khanh T.L. Tran

Denim

Denim Runs Deep in Jeans Firms’ DNA

Even as they diversify, companies cling to genetic indigo culture.

clock April 18, 2012Arnold J. Karr and Khanh T.L. Tran and Melissa Drier

Denim

Prices, Options Pressure Jeans Sales

Sales and units decline in 2011 as average ticket moves up.

clock April 18, 2012WWD Staff

Denim

Fall 2012 Denim Trend: Wild Kingdom

Leopard and cheetah and snake prints, oh my.

clock April 18, 2012WWD Staff

Denim

Fall 2012 Denim Trend: Best Buds

Flora and fauna bloom big for fall.

clock April 18, 2012WWD Staff

Denim

Fall 2012 Denim Trend: Naughty and Nice

A little leather plus a little lace makes for one great look.

clock April 18, 2012WWD Staff

Denim

Fall 2012 Denim Trend: Suit Yourself

Men’s-wear-inspired patterns stand tall.

clock April 18, 2012WWD Staff

Denim

Fall 2012 Denim Trend: Metal Mania

Metallics shine on.

clock April 18, 2012WWD Staff

Denim

Fall 2012 Denim Trend: Shirting the Issue

Denim and chambray shirts are major news this season.

clock April 18, 2012WWD Staff

Specialty Stores

Intermix Set for Expansion

The discovery that its model resonates with more than just urban Americans has spawned a three-tiered growth strategy.

clock April 17, 2012Rachel Brown

Business

CFDA and Fireman Capital Host Financial Panel

Fashion firms looking to grow their business should take a good hard look at the value system of their potential partners before finalizing their choices.

clock April 17, 2012Vicki M. Young

Parties

Robert De Niro Honored by NY Academy of Art

Art aficionados and supporters of the academy such as Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Carla Gugino and Rachel Hovnanian attended its annual Tribeca Ball.

clock April 17, 2012Alessandra Codinha

Fashion Features

Bridget Foley’s Diary: Woman in Need…Of Perspective

Anna Quindlen managed to speak very little about WIN and the people it serves during her keynote remarks at the annual major fund-raiser last week.

clock April 17, 2012Bridget Foley

Denim

Fall 2012 Denim Trend: Kick It Up

Novelty prints and treatments are driving business this fall, but well-designed basics are a cornerstone of the denim market.

clock April 18, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Features

ChinaFile: Haute Everything vs. Hurt Everything

The past week gave us two points of view on Chinese fashion: one from the outside looking in, and one from the inside.

clock April 18, 2012Huang Hung

Trends

Fall 2012 Trend: South by Southwest

Ralph Lauren has loved it all along, and now a new wave of designers is embracing Southwestern style for fall.

clock April 18, 2012WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Louis Vuitton Wins Counterfeit Ruling

French luxury brand just got a boost from the U.S. government in its battle against counterfeits.

clock April 18, 2012Kristi Ellis

Memo Pad

Time 100 List Names Sarah Burton, Sara Blakely

The magazine’s annual list of influential people is a little light in the fashion department this year.

clock April 18, 2012Amy Wicks

Memo Pad

The New Yorker Sets Table for White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Fred Armisen of “Saturday Night Live,” Carrie Brownstein, Jason Schwartzman and Aziz Ansari have accepted the magazine’s invitation to the event.

clock April 18, 2012Amy Wicks

Memo Pad

Kimberly Grabel Exits Saks Fifth Avenue

It is believed the senior vice president of marketing’s departure is related to the recent reorganization of the marketing team.

clock April 18, 2012David Moin

Fashion Scoops

Brunello Cucinelli IPO Said Oversubscribed

According to the initial public offering prospectus, the company aims to raise 151 million euros, or $198.4 million, from the offer.

clock April 18, 2012Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Tiffany & Co. Unveils Windows Dedicated to Central Park

Brand is paying homage to the Central Park Conservancy and the 30th anniversary of the Frederick Law Olmsted Award luncheon.

clock April 17, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

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Lands’ End Stock Falls on CEO Marchionni’s Exit

clock 23hArthur Zaczkiewicz

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