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Retailers Keep Holiday Plans Conservative and Inventories Tight

Inventories are being kept tight in hope of increasing full-price selling and reducing markdowns.

clock 16hDavid Moin


Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Fenty Puma Show

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

clock 10hMiles Socha


French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at the Age of 86

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

clock 4hMiles Socha

In Focus

Roger Federer on His Nike Collaboration and Coming Back Strong in 2017

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Fashion’s Disgruntled Workers

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Employees at U.S. retail and apparel firms are looking to improve the quality of their work lives as well as their compensation, according to a new survey from 24 Seven.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Fashion Show Reviews

MSGM Resort 2013

Massimo Giorgetti infused his resort collection with a sporty, Olympic-inspired attitude.

clock June 7, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Giorgio Armani, Luxottica Ink Eyewear Deal

The 10-year agreement will begin on Jan. 1, and the first collection will be presented during the year.

clock June 8, 2012Luisa Zargani


Convivio Attendees Shop for a Cause

The 20th annual AIDS fund-raiser opened in Milan on Thursday.

clock June 8, 2012Luisa Zargani and Delphine Hervieu

Fashion Show Reviews

The Row Resort 2013

Exceptional outerwear anchored Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s solution to the long, transitional nature of resort.

clock June 8, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Barbara Bui Resort 2013

The designer said she wanted to rework all the house codes in a clean, simple and casual way, affirming her desire for easy, comfortable clothes.

clock June 11, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Nina Ricci Resort 2013

“From beach to evening” is how Peter Copping summed up his Seventies-inspired collection.

clock June 11, 2012WWD Staff


amfAR Fetes Fergie and Robert Duffy

The AIDS charity hosted its annual Inspiration Gala in New York on Thursday.

clock June 8, 2012David Lipke

Marketing and Consumer Behavior

Great Expectations for the Olympics

London retailers are approaching the upcoming summer games with relish.

clock June 8, 2012Samantha Conti and Nina Jones


Collaborative Efforts: Artists, Designers Celebrate Olympics

A clutch of London-based artists and fashion designers are marking the summer games with a series of idiosyncratic art works.

clock June 8, 2012Nina Jones

Designer and Luxury

Balenciaga’s New Paris Look

The fashion house’s 60th directly operated store, opening on the Rue Saint-Honoré in Paris, symbolizes how the company has accrued critical mass in retail.

clock June 8, 2012Miles Socha

Fashion Show Reviews

Cushnie et Ochs Resort 2013

Alien tales and a futuristic Marie Antoinette gave way to Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs’ latest lineup.

clock June 8, 2012WWD Staff

Human Resources

American Fashion Workers Feeling Restless

New survey from talent recruitment firm 24 Seven shows declining job satisfaction and loyalty, more openness to change.

clock June 11, 2012Arnold J. Karr


French Court Setback for Christian Louboutin

The court delivered a blow to the shoe designer after it ruled in favor of the local subsidiary of clothing chain Zara over the right to sell red-soled shoes.

clock June 8, 2012Joelle Diderich


Richard Baker, Ken Hicks Awarded AJC Prize

The crowd at the Hilton New York raised $2.6 million for the American Jewish Committee.

clock June 8, 2012David Moin

Fashion Scoops

Adam Kimmel to Suspend Line

New York-based men’s wear designer will deliver fall collection.

clock June 10, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Fire Destroys Richard Tyler’s Studio

The cause of the blaze in South Pasadena, Calif., is under investigation by the SPFD arson investigator.

clock June 10, 2012WWD Staff

Executive Changes

Kobi Halperin to Join Kenneth Cole

Ingo Wilts, who has served as senior vice president, creative director of Kenneth Cole Productions for the past three years, is leaving the firm.

clock June 11, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Designer and Luxury

CFDA Welcomes 26 New Members

Rachel Zoe, Joseph Altuzarra, Lisa Perry and Vince Camuto are among the designers ratified by the board.

clock June 11, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Designer and Luxury

Bally Aims for Greater Luxe

Creative directors Graeme Fidler and Michael Herz are ready to move the brand forward.

clock June 11, 2012Luisa Zargani

Fashion Show Reviews

Jason Wu Resort 2013

“Nature versus man-made” is how the designer described his collection, citing the work of artist Mike Libby as his main inspiration.

clock June 11, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Helmut Lang Resort 2013

Nicole and Michael Colovos’ resort collection for the brand was a play on texture, layers and sharp silhouettes.

clock June 11, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Roksanda Ilincic Resort 2013

With the artists Edward Kelly and Kazimir Malevich on the brain, the designer sent out a riot of color and texture this season.

clock June 11, 2012WWD Staff

Memo Pad

NFL Upping Fashion Quotient in Fall Ads

Stylist Tiina Laakkonen mixed designer labels with an assortment of logo apparel and accessories from the NFL’s 32 teams for the “It’s My Team” campaign.

clock June 11, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Memo Pad

InStyle Magazine Taps Tory Burch

The designer is joining the magazine as a monthly advice columnist, starting with the July issue out next week.

clock June 11, 2012Erik Maza

Fashion Scoops

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana Tax Case Goes On

A judge for preliminary hearings decided on Friday the designers are to stand trial.

clock June 11, 2012Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Duchess of Cambridge’s Gray Ensemble

Kate wore a Katherine Hooker light gray coat over a silk dress by Jenny Packham to the marriage of Emily McCorquodale, one of Princess Diana’s nieces.

clock June 11, 2012Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

W Magazine’s Stefano Tonchi Fetes Frida Giannini

A handful of socials and notables turned out to rub elbows with the Gucci creative director, who was in New York for cruise 2013 appointments.

clock June 11, 2012Matthew Lynch

Fashion Scoops

Cartier Ties Up With Exhibition in Taiwan

The three-month showcase includes pieces from the National Palace Museum’s permanent collection as well as loans from the Cartier Collection.

clock June 11, 2012Mengly Taing

Fashion Scoops

Missoni, Havaianas Celebrate Second Collaboration

The signature Missoni zigzag pattern on each sandal is crafted from rubber leftover from the manufacturing process.

clock June 11, 2012Christina Silvestri

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