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Paris Inspirations: Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Paris designers share their inspirations as the spring collections get under way.

clock 12hWWD Staff


Anthony Vaccarello's Debut for (Yves) Saint Laurent

In addition to some tony basics, a llittle Eighties-inspired bad taste made for an audacious collection of racy party clothes.

clock 18hBridget Foley


Barneys Prepared to Ride Out Storm at Perry Capital

Amid the luxury malaise, Barneys' ceo says the company is profitable and performing well.

clock 13hDavid Moin and Vicki M. Young

Raf’s Debut at Dior: A New Master of the House

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In one of the most highly anticipated designer debuts ever, Raf Simons catapulted the house of Dior into a new, vibrant era just as John Galliano did before him.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

Enjoy Good Days Spotlights Young Designers

The 2,500-square-foot pop-up takes over the GunBar at 55 Gansevoort Street in New York during daylight hours every Wednesday through Sunday.

clock June 29, 2012Sharon Edelson


Fund Withdraws Takeover Bid for David Jones

The Australian department store group said that EB Private Equity has scuppered its $1.7 billion bid.

clock July 2, 2012Patty Huntington

François Hollande

Business Features

Industry Weighs a Socialist France

Executives, designers and retailers are prepared to let President François Hollande enjoy a short honeymoon before they pass judgment on his fiscal policies.

clock July 2, 2012Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

Tila March Opens Pop-Up for David Hicks Collection

The shop will remain open on Paris’ Rue Vieille du Temple in the Marais district until late July.

clock July 2, 2012Alex Wynne

Christophe Josse Fall Couture 2012


Christophe Josse Fall Couture 2012

The designer drew inspiration from architect Tadao Ando’s concrete Church of the Light in Japan.

clock July 2, 2012WWD Staff


Revlon Acquires Pure Ice, Bon Bons

Beauty firm pays more than $22 million for the nail care and cosmetics brands.

clock July 2, 2012Evan Clark and Faye Brookman

Balmain Resort 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Balmain Resort 2013

A recent Miami vacation ended up being a studious destination for the brand’s resort collection.

clock July 2, 2012WWD Staff

Marc Jacobs and Donatella Versace

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Christian Dior

Sharon Stone, Princess Charlene of Monaco and a galaxy of designers turned out for the couture show.

clock July 2, 2012Joelle Diderich


Lenzing to Build New Tencel Plant

Company will invest $164 million in a production facility to manufacture the specialty fiber near its headquarters in Austria.

clock July 2, 2012Arthur Friedman

Annabelle Dexter-Jones with André Saraiva


Harry Winston Fetes Ocean Sport at Sunset Beach

The dinner held on Shelter Island, N.Y., on Friday night had a distinctly Sud de France feel.

clock July 2, 2012Alessandra Codinha

Boucheron’s Bouquet d’Ailes (Wing Bouquet) necklace.


Boucheron, Chanel Joaillerie Reveal Latest Collections

Biennale des Antiquaires fever has hit Place Vendôme, with many of the square’s fine jewelry residents showing collections that will head to the fair this fall.

clock July 2, 2012WWD Staff

Christian Dior Fall Couture 2012


Christian Dior Fall Couture 2012

In one of the most highly anticipated designer debuts ever, Raf Simons catapulted the house into a new, vibrant era just as John Galliano did before him.

clock July 2, 2012Bridget Foley and Miles Socha and Joelle Diderich

Alexis Mabille Fall Couture 2012


Alexis Mabille Fall Couture 2012

The designer went for opulent old-school glamour.

clock July 2, 2012WWD Staff

Giambattista Valli Fall Couture 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Giambattista Valli Fall Couture 2012

For his third couture outing, the designer took a more daring path evident from the first exit.

clock July 2, 2012WWD Staff

Serkan Cura Fall Couture 2012


Serkan Cura Fall Couture 2012

For his sophomore couture effort, the Belgian designer continued his devotion to feathers and corsetry.

clock July 2, 2012WWD Staff

Bouchra Jarrar Fall Couture 2012


Bouchra Jarrar Fall Couture 2012

The collection Jarrar showed was fabulous, based on a single piece, the trenchcoat.

clock July 2, 2012WWD Staff

This hand-painted pump was inspired by a photo taken by Vivier creative director Bruno Frisoni.


Roger Vivier Rendez-Vous Spring 2013

The designer’s delicate spring Rendez-Vous collection was loosely inspired by the luminescent, fragile aura of Marilyn Monroe.

clock July 2, 2012WWD Staff

Forecasts and Analysis

Retail Heads Into Iffy Second Half

After strong first-half gains, fashion stocks face a muddier outlook for the rest of the year.

clock July 2, 2012Evan Clark

Designer and Luxury

Tommy Hilfiger to Open W. Hollywood Flagship

The store will be in a high-profile, 6,600-square-foot space at the corner of Robertson Boulevard and Beverly Boulevard.

clock July 2, 2012Rachel Brown

Fashion Scoops

Cacharel Stepping Into Eyewear

The French brand under the Aeffe umbrella has signed a four-year licensing agreement with Hong Kong-based Mondottica.

clock July 2, 2012Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Patrizio Bertelli Honored

The chief executive officer of Prada and head of the Luna Rossa Challenge was inducted into the Herreshoff Marine Museum’s America’s Cup Hall of Fame.

clock July 2, 2012Cynthia Martens

Designer and Luxury

Ralph Lauren Signs Five-Year Deal

Founder and ceo of Ralph Lauren Corp. has a new contract that extends through the end of the firm’s 2017 fiscal year.

clock July 2, 2012Arnold J. Karr

The dining room at Jezebel.


Feast for the Eye: A Preview of SoHo’s Jezebel

Nightlife impresarios Henry Stimler and Menachem Senderowicz are out to make kosher cool.

clock July 3, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Davis Love III and Stephen Urquhart


Omega Names Golf Pro Davis Love 3rd Newest Ambassador

In an additional move deepening its commitment to golf, the Swiss watchmaker will become the official timekeeper of the Ryder Cup in September.

clock July 3, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Ivanka Trump sunglasses.


Ivanka Trump Launching Sunglasses

Set to hit stores in November, the classic, yet modernized collection incorporates looks from her jewelry line.

clock July 3, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

A Kamal Group factory in Faisalabad

Government and Trade

Pakistan Mills Battle for Market Share

The country’s value-added textile exports decreased 9.8 percent in the four months through May, while exports of competitors have increased.

clock July 3, 2012Mahlia S. Lone

The Louis Vuitton jewelry store.

Designer and Luxury

Louis Vuitton Jewelry Gets Its Own Home

The boutique, which occupies a prime corner spot in the Place Vendôme, a Paris epicenter for hard luxury, is a first for the brand.

clock July 3, 2012Miles Socha and Joelle Diderich

Memo Pad

The Wall Street Journal Weighs In on Supreme Court Decision

On Monday, the newspaper’s editorial board took the unusual step of dedicating its entire editorial to a single topic.

clock July 3, 2012Erik Maza

Memo Pad

Sports Illustrated’s Television Business Expanding

The publication has two big network deals in the works including an hour-long magazine-style TV show that will premiere on NBC Sports Network this month.

clock July 3, 2012Amy Wicks

Georgia May Jagger in the MDNA campaign.

Memo Pad

Madonna Sets Material Girl Ads Backstage at MDNA Tour

In a shrewd bit of synergy, the signer is promoting her global concert tour in the new campaign for her juniors line at Macy’s, which stars Georgia May Jagger.

clock July 3, 2012David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

Avon Taps Jon Bon Jovi for New Scents

The two new concert-inspired fragrances are due out this fall.

clock July 3, 2012Belisa Silva

Peter Brant Jr. and Harry Brant

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Giambattista Valli

Teenage brothers Harry and Peter Brant Jr. are learning the ins and outs of couture week — and have the battle scars to prove it.

clock July 3, 2012Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

The Carlyle Group Takes Majority Stake in Light Force SpA

Founded by Tiziano Sgarbi and Simona Barbieri, the Italian clothing company controls the Twin-Set Simona Barbieri diffusion line.

clock July 3, 2012Alessandra Turra

Memo Pad

Natasha Cowan Joins International Herald Tribune

She started Monday as Suzy Menkes’ fashion assistant after working beside Daily Telegraph scribe Hilary Alexander for more than a decade.

clock July 3, 2012Miles Socha

A look from Zahia Dehar’s collection.

Fashion Scoops

Zahia Dehar Holds Second Couture Lingerie Show

The curvaceous former tabloid sensation is steadily building up a fan club for her skimpy creations.

clock July 3, 2012Alex Wynne

Christian Dior Fall Couture 2012

Fashion Features

Paris Couture Fall 2012: Monday’s Shows

In addition to Raf Simons debut at Christian Dior, highlights included collections from Bouchra Jarrar and Giambattista Valli, among others.

clock July 3, 2012WWD Staff

Ellie Kemper, Jenna Dewan and Jessica Paster.

Fashion Scoops

JustFab Fetes Collection With Jessica Paster in L.A.

The line includes sunglasses, purses and shoes with cork and neon accents priced from $29.95 to $39.95.

clock July 3, 2012Kira Cole


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A look from the NikeLab Rio collection.


The Present is Good for Nike, but the Future Disappoints

clock 20hEvan Clark

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