Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...


Burkini Ban Rejected by French High Court

Rights groups applaud the decision as a victory for individual and religious freedom.

clock 6hMiles Socha


Prada Profits Slump 25% in H1

Revenues dropped 15 percent, despite the "first signs of improving trends in mainland China.”

clock 7hGordon Sirlisi


Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celeb Scent Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 16hRachel Strugatz

Women’s Fashion Needs Retail Jolt

No cover image


As designers gather at tonight’s CFDA Awards at Lincoln Center, the women’s fashion business is at a crossroads and creativity has never been needed more.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Fashion Show Reviews

Chris Benz Resort 2013

The designer’s resort collection teemed with color, print and fabrics that may sound complicated but are actually designed to be low-maintenance.

clock May 31, 2012WWD Staff


Scandal, Nostalgia Pepper Wal-Mart Meeting

Retailer’s chairman Rob Walton stresses integrity at the annual meeting.

clock June 3, 2012Sharon Edelson

Fashion Show Reviews

Yigal Azrouël Resort 2013

Standouts included crisply tailored blazers and unfussy cropped trousers.

clock June 1, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Skaist-Taylor Resort 2013

Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor called the collection “autobiographical,” referencing Studio 54 and California casual luxe.

clock June 1, 2012WWD Staff


Olsens, Victor Cruz Honored at Fresh Air Fund Benefit

The charity held its annual spring fundraiser at Chelsea Piers.

clock June 1, 2012Matthew Lynch


Catching Up With the Mets’ David Wright

Baseball player made an appearance at Macy’s Thursday night on behalf of Woolmark.

clock June 4, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Show Reviews

St. John Resort 2013

“It’s all about great American sportswear,” said George Sharp, the label’s creative director.

clock June 1, 2012WWD Staff

Memo Pad

New Republic Looks to Poach Competitors’ Talent

The newly-flush Beltway journal is taking direct aim at some of its competitors’ marquee reporters.

clock June 1, 2012Erik Maza

Intimates and Activewear

Vilebrequin to Add Three U.S. Boutiques

Luxury French swimwear and resortwear brand for men and boys to add locations in San Francisco, Short Hills, N.J., and Greenwich, Conn., by this fall.

clock June 4, 2012Karyn Monget

Fashion Scoops

Diamond Jubilee Takes Queen to the Thames

Queen Elizabeth and her family sailed on the royal barge, the Spirit of Chartwell, as part of the first major event to kick off the monarch’s celebrations.

clock June 3, 2012Samantha Conti

Fashion Show Reviews

Burberry Prorsum Resort 2013

The mood is laid-back luxury rendered in relaxed tailoring with a worn-in feel.

clock June 4, 2012WWD Staff

Department Stores

Vince Camuto, Kurt Geiger in European Distribution Deal

Agreement pertains to the Vince Camuto, VC Signature and Jessica Simpson brands throughout Europe.

clock June 4, 2012Lisa Lockwood


Lens Legacy: Helmut Newton Exhibits Come to L.A.

The late photographer is having a Los Angeles moment.

clock June 4, 2012Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

CFDA Fashion Awards Expecting Strong Turnout

Tonight’s event will bring out the usual mix of designers, models and celebrities who favor fashion parties.

clock June 4, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Newswire Report Sparks Speculation Over Giorgio Armani Future

The Italian press went into a tizzy after Ansa reported that the designer was planning to leave his company to a foundation.

clock June 4, 2012Cynthia Martens

Fashion Scoops

Donna Karan to Pen Book About Stephan Weiss

More than a decade after he passed away, the designer is giving her husband a suitable tribute.

clock June 4, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Jean Paul Gaultier Going Co-ed at Couture Show

The designer will forgo a runway show during the Paris men’s wear shows later this month.

clock June 4, 2012Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Name Change for The Dress Barn?

One strong possibility for the Ascena Retail Group division is Roz & Alli, a new label introduced this spring.

clock June 4, 2012David Moin

Fashion Scoops

H&M Opens Pop-Up Shop in Miami

The temporary space on Meridian Avenue is a few blocks from its permanent Lincoln Road flagship, which is due this fall.

clock June 4, 2012Rebecca Kleinman

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Fine Jewelry Market Sparkles Online

All signs point to the category slowing down but the opposite holds true for pure play e-tailers.

clock June 4, 2012Rachel Strugatz


Weatherproof’s Freddie Stollmack Set to Retire

The outerwear firm’s cofounder and president will stay on as a consultant to the company until the end of the year.

clock June 4, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Michael Gould Honored by LIM

The chairman and ceo of Bloomingdale’s was given an honorary degree and a distinguished achievement award by the college.

clock June 4, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Designer and Luxury

Women’s Fashion Sales Face Challenges

The flagging women’s apparel business is primed for a jolt.

clock June 4, 2012David Moin

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

The Limited Partners With Sophie Theallet for Exclusive Collection

Designer’s first pieces for the retail chain will hit stores in November for the holiday season.

clock June 4, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Designer and Luxury

Bridget Foley’s Diary: Tommy Hilfiger at the Top

Winner of CFDA’s Lifetime Achievement Award discusses the highs, the lows, the pressures of success and why, if it all vanished tomorrow, he’d still be happy.

clock June 4, 2012Bridget Foley

Fashion Show Reviews

Reed Krakoff Resort 2013

The designer infused his signature utilitarian look with lightness for his resort collection.

clock June 4, 2012WWD Staff

Latest Galleries

Social Studies