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Maria Grazia Chiuri's First-Ever Fashion Show for Dior

In her debut collection for Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri proclaimed her ascent boldly, with a fresh take on on daytime dressing.

clock 12hBridget Foley

Fashion

Inside Jonathan Anderson's Loewe's Spring Collection

Jonathan Anderson elaborated on the long, languid silhouettes he introduced for fall, here more organic and unfinished, but just as alluring.

clock 22hMiles Socha

Fashion

Bottega Veneta Names Claus Dietrich New CEO

He succeeds Carlo Alberto Beretta, who will take on the new role of chief client and marketing officer at Kering.

clock September 29, 2016Luisa Zargani and Joelle Diderich

Spain’s Industry Bucks Up

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Overview

Even with the potential bailout, surviving the worst financial crisis in the country’s 37-year democratic history won’t get easier anytime soon for Spain’s retailers and fashion firms. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Retail

Walmart.com Launches Cash Payment Method

New Pay With Cash option is among a series of service and technology enhancements developed by R&D unit @WalmartLabs.

clock June 7, 2012Denise Power

Retail

J. Crew Teams With Lane Crawford

The American retailer has formed a strategic partnership with the Hong Kong-based designer specialty store to bring collections to Asia.

clock June 11, 2012Samantha Conti

An image announcing H&M's collaboration with Maison Martin Margiela.

Fashion Features

H&M to Launch Margiela Collection

Swedish high street retailer will collaborate with Maison Martin Margiela on a collection to go on sale Nov. 15.

clock June 12, 2012Joelle Diderich

A view of the Michael Kors store in Madrid.

Financial

Spain’s Fashion Industry Bucks Up

Even with the potential bailout, surviving the current financial crisis won’t get easier anytime soon for the country’s retailers and fashion firms.

clock June 11, 2012Barbara Barker and Samantha Conti and Evan Clark

Media

Bob Shrum Joins Newsweek

The Democratic strategist starts a weekly column on politics with this week’s issue.

clock June 11, 2012Erik Maza

Elizabeth and James Resort 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Elizabeth and James Resort 2013

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen took a practical position on the season for their contemporary line, and not at the expense of style or polish.

clock June 11, 2012WWD Staff

Jonathan Saunders Resort 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Jonathan Saunders Resort 2013

Prints are a foundation of the designer’s aesthetic, so for resort, there were plenty of great ones.

clock June 11, 2012WWD Staff

Givenchy Resort 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Givenchy Resort 2013

Riccardo Tisci blended strong tailoring with bohemian influences for a collection that reinforced the identity he has established for the house.

clock June 11, 2012WWD Staff

Valentino Resort 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Valentino Resort 2013

For resort, creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli opted for clean and graphic silhouettes done in a fresh and summery color palette.

clock June 12, 2012WWD Staff

Alberta Ferretti Resort 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Alberta Ferretti Resort 2013

Looking to the shapes and the decorative motifs of the Seventies, the designer made a push for tie-dye prints in this lineup.

clock June 11, 2012WWD Staff

Chloé Resort 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Chloé Resort 2013

A current of romance and nostalgia ran through Clare Waight Keller’s resort collection.

clock June 11, 2012WWD Staff

Rick Helfenbein

Government and Trade

Rick Helfenbein Upbeat on China’s Longevity

Luen Thai president offers sourcing advice to financial executives in keynote address at Geller & Co. seminar.

clock June 11, 2012Arthur Friedman

Sonia Rykiel Resort 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Sonia Rykiel Resort 2013

Creative director April Crichton mined the Seventies and Eighties for the designer’s resort collection.

clock June 11, 2012WWD Staff

Emilio Pucci Resort 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Emilio Pucci Resort 2013

Peter Dundas channeled the Seventies — think Yves Saint Laurent and Lauren Hutton — for his safari-inspired collection.

clock June 11, 2012WWD Staff

Celine Resort 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Celine Resort 2013

The tone for Phoebe Philo’s sophisticated collection followed her precise sportif ethos with strong outerwear.

clock June 11, 2012WWD Staff

Prabal Gurung Resort 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Prabal Gurung Resort 2013

The works of Canadian artist Aaron Moran — who collects words, images and textures and turns them into geometric sculptures — inspired the designer for resort.

clock June 11, 2012WWD Staff

Financial

Retail’s Hot Countries: Smaller Markets Gain Broader Appeal

Financial challenges across the globe are translating into new opportunities for retail development, according to a new A.T. Kearney study.

clock June 11, 2012Arnold J. Karr

B Michael's designs for Whitney Houston in the upcoming musical film "Sparkle." Here, a double-faced wool jersey demi-cape and matching eggplant sheath.

Retail

B Michael on Whitney Houston and Macy’s

The designer discusses creating dresses for Houston in the upcoming musical film “Sparkle” and launching his first ready-to-wear line.

clock June 12, 2012David Moin

Mary Helen Bowers in her New York studio.

Lifestyle

Mary Helen Bowers on ‘Ballet Beautiful’

Former New York City Ballet dancer aims to alter both bodies and minds with her dance-inspired fitness company — and a new book.

clock June 12, 2012Alessandra Codinha

Holly Felder Etlin, Robert V. Grecco, Maggy Siegel and Christopher Vignone.

Marketing and Promotion

Panel Discusses Cost Issues for Retailers

Social media is a key area for retailers to have a presence — the good news is they don’t have to spend a lot for that.

clock June 11, 2012Vicki M. Young

Eva Longoria

Human Resources

Eva Longoria Talks Life After ‘Desperate Housewives’

WWD caught up with the 37-year-old in Cannes, France, where she walked the red carpet as brand ambassador for L’Oréal Paris.

clock June 11, 2012Joelle Diderich

Legal

Wal-Mart Hit With Another Shareholder Suit

The New York City Pension Funds is the latest organization to file a shareholder derivative action against the retailer.

clock June 11, 2012Vicki M. Young

Couture

Chambre Syndicale Reelects Didier Grumbach as President

The federation’s executive board, which consists of 18 members, including the ceos of Christian Dior, YSL and Chanel fashion, was also reelected.

clock June 11, 2012Katya Foreman

A sketch of the dress with the robe.

Fashion Scoops

Zuhair Murad Fits J.Lo for Summer Tour

The actress and singer first wore one of the Beirut-based designer’s couture creations to the 2011 Met Gala.

clock June 12, 2012Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

Michael Kors Launching Digital Video Series

The fashion brand will amp up its digital presence this week with the unveiling of the redesign of Destination Kors.

clock June 12, 2012Rachel Strugatz

A look from the Mavi/Chalayan collection.

Fashion Scoops

Mavi Teams Up With Hussein Chalayan

The designer has created a capsule line of women’s jeans, which will launch in the U.S. in November.

clock June 12, 2012David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

Azzedine Alaïa Opening Paris Shop?

Rumor has it the designer is in discussions to open a boutique at 5 Rue de Marignan.

clock June 12, 2012Miles Socha

Dax Dasilva

Media

LightSpeed Gets $30M in Funding

The Montreal-based company’s ceo Dax Dasilva is intent on bringing the ease and efficiency of online shopping to the store environment.

clock June 12, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Lady Gaga will be on the September cover.

Media

Vogue Taps Lady Gaga for September Issue

According to sources, the singer has already been shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for the cover.

clock June 12, 2012Amy Wicks

Media

H&M Names Continental Communications Director

Marybeth Schmitt was previously senior vice president of communications at Tommy Hilfiger.

clock June 12, 2012Sharon Edelson

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Inside the DFS  T Galleria Fondaco dei Tedeschi store in Venice.

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DFS Group Opens First European Store in Venice

clock September 29, 2016Luisa Zargani

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