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Industry Execs Gather at WWD CEO Summit

Industry leaders gathered at The Pierre hotel in Manhattan for the WWD CEO Summit to discuss the consumer, the state of business and the challenges of the fashion calendar.

clock 11hRosemary Feitelberg


Kering Luxury Sales Jump 11.3% in Q3

The market-beating performance helped propel Kering’s revenues up 10 percent in the third quarter to 3.18 billion euros, or $3.54 billion.

clock 15hJoelle Diderich


Gigi Hadid Sticks With Hilfiger for Spring

They are inviting consumers to vote for their favorite designs, which will be included in the collection.

clock 9hLisa Lockwood

Wal-Mart Shares Dive 5% on Bribery Claims

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In the wake of a bribery scandal involving its subsidiary in Mexico, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s stock had its worst day in more than three years.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Designer and Luxury

Cerruti Names New Artistic Director

Aldo Maria Camillo, most recently head men’s wear designer at Valentino, has been tapped for the role.

clock April 23, 2012Katya Foreman


Wal-Mart Shares Dive 5% on Bribery Claims

In the wake of a bribery scandal involving its subsidiary in Mexico, the retailer’s stock had its worst day in more than three years on Monday.

clock April 23, 2012Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis and Sharon Edelson

Econscious T-shirts with the GOTS label.

Government and Trade

GOTS Grows as Industry Benchmark

Use of organic cotton falls in 2011, according to the Textile Exchange’s “2011 Farm & Fiber Report.”

clock April 23, 2012Arthur Friedman


Richemont Invests in Watchmaking Campus

The center, which will open in the fall, will initially offer 45 places to apprentices and offer official certifications.

clock April 23, 2012Samantha Conti

Guatemala is the 15th highest source of U.S. apparel and textile imports.

Government and Trade

CAFTA, U.S. Exports on Upswing as China Declines

The countries of the Central American Free Trade Agreement are benefiting from a movement away from China and its escalating costs.

clock April 23, 2012Arthur Friedman

The runway show

Designer and Luxury

Gucci’s Shanghai Statement

Through a number of initiatives, the luxury label is looking to establish its heritage with its audience in China.

clock April 23, 2012Lara Farrar

Amanda de Cadenet


Amanda de Cadenet Talks the Talk With ‘The Conversation’

The British photographer and television personality brings her act to the U.S.

clock April 23, 2012Alessandra Codinha

Patricia Kalember


Patricia Kalember Stars in ‘Don’t Dress for Dinner’

The charming new farce by the late Marc Camoletti is scheduled to open at the American Airlines Theatre in Manhattan on April 26.

clock April 23, 2012Lorna Koski

Rivini Bridal Spring 2013

Designer and Luxury

Bridal Designers Set Their Own Path

Instead of continuing along as a stepchild of sorts of the fashion industry, they seem to be making their businesses more of-the-moment.

clock April 23, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg


Opening Ceremony Pops Up for Olympic Games in London

Retailer will plant its first flag in Europe, with a temporary store set to open just before the 2012 Olympics and a permanent unit set for the fall.

clock April 24, 2012Samantha Conti


Fiber Price Sheet: April 24, 2012

The last Tuesday of every month, WWD publishes the current, month-ago and year-ago fiber prices.

clock April 24, 2012WWD Staff


Coach Buys Back South Korea Distribution

Deal marks the completion of a slew of buyback deals in Asia, giving the handbag and accessories maker the power to continue its rapid expansion in the region.

clock April 24, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

The Phillip Lim shop-in-shop.


Saks Fifth Avenue Opens First 3.1 Phillip Lim Shop-in-Shop

The department store is pumping up its fast-growing contemporary business.

clock April 24, 2012David Moin


Facebook Profits Decline in First Quarter

Total revenues rose 44.7 percent to $1.06 billion from $731 million, a substantial majority of which is from advertising.

clock April 24, 2012Vicki M. Young


Sonia Rykiel Addresses Illness in New Book

The designer has revealed she has been suffering from Parkinson’s disease for 15 years.

clock April 24, 2012Joelle Diderich


Teri Agins in Book Deal for Industry Exposé

The author of “The End of Fashion,” (1999) and freelance writer for The Wall Street Journal has another fashion book in the works.

clock April 24, 2012Lisa Lockwood


Prada Taps ‘Paris vs. New York’ Illustrator for Project

For “Parallel Universes,” Vahram Muratyan has created a number of animated graphics featuring men’s and women’s summer accessories.

clock April 24, 2012Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Belk Inc. Executives See Compensation Decline

Thomas M. Belk Jr., chairman and ceo, saw a 22.3 percent decline for 2011 due primarily to a decrease in stock awards.

clock April 24, 2012Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Reality Show Seeking Star Perfumer

Production company RelativityReal has been searching for “the Indiana Jones” of the fragrance world for a potential show for Animal Planet.

clock April 24, 2012David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

Turnaround for Children Honors Goldie Hawn

The New York City charity honored the actress for her efforts in improving educational opportunities for disadvantaged children at its Impact Awards Dinner.

clock April 24, 2012Jasmine Dilmanian

Poppy Delevingne

Fashion Scoops

Cartier Fetes New Tank Anglaise Watch

Guests including Charlotte Dellal, Kelly Hoppen and Poppy Delevingne were among those who gathered at the Orangery in London’s Kensington Palace.

clock April 24, 2012Nina Jones

Fashion Scoops

Diego Della Valle Unveils High-Speed Train Service

The Tod’s chief developed the NTV Italo with Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo.

clock April 24, 2012Luisa Zargani

Stella McCartney and Kate Hudson

Fashion Scoops

Recapping British Vogue’s Inaugural Fashion Fest

Guests spanned from Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana to Tom Ford, Christopher Bailey and Stella McCartney — who was interviewed onstage by Kate Hudson.

clock April 24, 2012Nina Jones

The Chopard Trophy.

Fashion Scoops

Sean Penn Returning to Cannes Film Festival

The actor, who was president of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival four years ago, will be the patron of this year’s edition of the Chopard Trophy.

clock April 24, 2012Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

Weinstein, Lucas and Scorsese Spotted at Michael’s

Seems that the New York City restaurant was the place for film’s heavy hitters Monday afternoon.

clock April 24, 2012Julie Naughton

Elle’s Facebook page.


S-Commerce’s New ‘Like’

Graphite, a new platform with enhanced social action buttons that aims to transform the notion of social commerce, will launch today.

clock April 24, 2012Rachel Strugatz

SHORT COMINGS: Oscar de la Renta Bridal Spring 2013

Fashion Trends

Bridal Trend: Walk This Way

The spring 2013 bridal shows wrapped last week, delivering a variety of fresh looks for the season.

clock April 24, 2012WWD Staff


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