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French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at the Age of 86

The French designer was synonymous with striped sweaters and Left Bank insouciance.

clock 8hMiles Socha

Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Next Fenty Puma Show

The music star had launched the collection last February during New York Fashion Week.

clock 14hMiles Socha

Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 5hAlexandra Steigrad

Fashion Execs Expect Growth Despite Clouds

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Overview

Fashion outlook dim for the second half on global economic worries.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Designer and Luxury

Karl Men’s Line Hits the Internet

Masstige range gets exclusive launch on Florence-based Luisa Via Roma.

clock June 5, 2012Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

British Royals Attend Jubilee Service

Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge among those at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

clock June 5, 2012Nina Jones

Executive Changes

Eddie Bauer Names Michael Egeck for CEO Post

He was most recently ceo at Hurley International, a division of Nike Inc.

clock June 5, 2012Vicki M. Young

Fashion Show Reviews

Marc by Marc Jacobs Resort 2013

The men and women’s looks featured a fresh mix of stylistic trappings from around the globe.

clock June 5, 2012WWD Staff

Denim

Denim by Première Vision Answers Crisis With Innovation

Economic challenges and environmental imperatives are opening up new business opportunities in the denim market.

clock June 5, 2012Laure Guilbault

Fashion Show Reviews

Belstaff Resort 2013

In his second season as chief creative officer, Martin Cooper is making strides toward transforming the brand’s heritage into a full luxury lifestyle range.

clock June 6, 2012WWD Staff

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Friends & Associates Launches for Resort

The new contemporary collection by Matthew Edelstein began with a simple idea: uniform dressing.

clock June 6, 2012Jessica Iredale

Fashion Show Reviews

Kelly Wearstler Resort 2013

The designer went wild with her theme, emblazoning fabrics with claw marks, tiger motifs, zigzag teeth prints and plenty of camouflage.

clock June 5, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Rachel Zoe Resort 2013

The designer mixed sequined party frocks, floral-printed blouses, Sixties mod dresses and feminine suiting.

clock June 5, 2012WWD Staff

Footwear

Pedro García Looks at Three Generations

Family owned and operated footwear company is celebrating its heritage with a new book.

clock June 5, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Financial

G-III Posts Loss, Firm Eyeing Acquisitions

Morris Goldfarb said ideally, he would like to acquire a global lifestyle brand and his second choice would be a national brand with global potential.

clock June 5, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Show Reviews

Monique Lhuillier Resort 2013

The designer considered her resort lineup “an escape from fall, a dark season.”

clock June 5, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Michael Kors Resort 2013

The designer packaged luxurious ornamentation on sleek, streamlined silhouettes for a resort collection of the utmost Korsian glamour.

clock June 5, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Ohne Titel Resort 2013

Designers Alexa Adams and Flora Gill introduced new silhouettes and bright colors to their lineup.

clock June 5, 2012WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Alexander Wang Denies ‘Sweatshop’ Allegations

The company filed its response to a lawsuit in March alleging New York State labor law violations.

clock June 5, 2012Vicki M. Young

Parties

The CFDA Celebrates Fashion With a Few Laughs

Post-awards, guests filed out of the auditorium for dinner, and several boldface names and designers bolted for Monkey Bar.

clock June 5, 2012Marc Karimzadeh and Lisa Lockwood and Matthew Lynch

Fashion Show Reviews

3.1 Phillip Lim Resort 2013

Titled Flutility, the designer’s collection fused the two concepts — utilitarianism and flowers — quite literally.

clock June 5, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Theyskens’ Theory Resort 2013

The latest collection offered lots of wardrobe staples in innovative fabrics and shapes.

clock June 5, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Lanvin Resort 2013

Alber Elbaz is upping his focus on bags, approaching them as he does his clothes, with acute attention to finish and construction.

clock June 6, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion

ChinaFile: Breaking the Mold

Xander Zhou, a 30-year-old men’s wear designer who is showing his collection in London in June, represents a new globalized generation of Chinese designers.

clock June 6, 2012Huang Hung

Fashion Features

Karl Lagerfeld Talks Chanel, Cats

WWD caught up with the designer to discuss black jackets, the state of politics and, of course, his newfound love for cats.

clock June 6, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Designer and Luxury

Alexis Mabille to Launch First Flagship

Store will be located on Rue de Grenelle, in Paris’ Saint Germain district.

clock June 6, 2012Katya Foreman

Memo Pad

Anna Wintour, Obama Campaign Under Attack

Both Republicans and conservative media outlets are speaking out about a video the Vogue editor in chief made in support of the President.

clock June 6, 2012Erik Maza

Memo Pad

Emporio Armani Ad Campaign Unveiled

The designer gave WWD a first look at the fall campaign, which was shot by Alasdair McLellan in Tokyo.

clock June 6, 2012Luisa Zargani

Forecasts and Analysis

Fashion Execs Expect Growth Despite Clouds

Industry outlook dim for the second half on global economic worries.

clock June 6, 2012Evan Clark and Arnold J. Karr

Designer and Luxury

Paco Rabanne Names Lydia Maurer Creative Head

She will present her first collection for the house during Paris Fashion Week in October and will also oversee accessories.

clock June 6, 2012Katya Foreman

Advertising

Sunglass Hut Taps Georgia May Jagger for New Ads

The model and daughter of Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall will appear in campaigns for the sunglasses retailer beginning in September.

clock June 6, 2012Nina Jones

Footwear

David Helpern, Joan & David Cofounder, Dies at 94

Founded in 1967, the label started out as one for comfortable, stylish shoes and evolved into a major international brand.

clock June 6, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

A New Claire’s CEO?

Jim Fielding, president of Disney Stores, is the lead candidate for the retailer’s chief executive officer position, according to sources.

clock June 6, 2012David Moin and Sharon Edelson

Fashion Scoops

Guess Inc. Teams Up With Blogger Elin Kling

The Swedish-born street-style fixture has designed a capsule collection called Elin Kling for Marciano.

clock June 6, 2012Khanh T.L. Tran

Fashion Scoops

Talbots Sued by Shareholder

Alleges that the deal to be acquired by Sycamore Partners for $369 million is too low.

clock June 6, 2012Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Stefani Greenfield to Enter Beauty Category

She will launch her debut scent, Curations — named for her Curations by Stefani Greenfield HSN line — on HSN June 22.

clock June 6, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Qatar Investment Authority Buys Retail Complex in Paris

The building at number 52 Champs-Elysées is now home to a Virgin Megastore, a branch of French retail chain Monoprix, a shopping arcade and offices.

clock June 6, 2012Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

Keith Johnson Exhibit Opens at Anthropologie in Rockefeller Center

Multimedia travelogue exhibition showcases the art and antiques buyer’s exotic finds from his travels for the retailer.

clock June 6, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

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