Penney’s New Look to Include Joe Fresh

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The J.C. Penney of the future has come to life in a 16,000-square-foot mock-up inside a Penney’s store in the Dallas area.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue


Supima Design Competitors Set for Lincoln Center

Eight finalists will show a capsule collection on the runway during Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week in September.

clock July 23, 2012Arthur Friedman

Tony Leonard and Michael Harari of ColorZen.


ColorZen Pursues Clean Dyeing Dream

New process said to greatly reduce toxic output, water and energy consumption.

clock July 23, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Mergers and Acquisitions

TPG Capital Renews Billabong Pursuit

Firm’s proposal to acquire all shares in the troubled surfwear brand values the company at 695 million Australian dollars, or $716 million.

clock July 24, 2012Patty Huntington


Swatch Profits Surge 25% in Half

Swiss watchmaker trumpets a positive outlook for the balance of the year.

clock July 24, 2012Miles Socha

Kevin Plank

Business Features

Under Armour Net Rises in Q2

Shares shot up on Tuesday after the company posted second-quarter results that topped expectations and boosted guidance for the year.

clock July 24, 2012Evan Clark

Mandy Lieu


Max Mara Fetes Hong Kong Flagship

To toast its new store in the Central district, the Italian brand threw itself a party featuring — what else — a fashion show.

clock July 24, 2012Ellen Sheng

Designer and Luxury

Gucci Backs UNICEF Initiative

Company has embraced the association’s Schools for Asia initiative, aimed at increasing access to quality basic education across Asia and the Pacific.

clock July 24, 2012Alessandra Turra

Arizona Muse in a denim look from G-Star Raw.


Bread & Butter’s Soft Take for a Soft Market

Stores, suppliers emphasize flexibility, versatility in merchandising.

clock July 24, 2012Norma Quinto

A style from Monique Lhuillier's shoe collection.


Monique Lhuillier Launches Shoes

The designer’s first shoe collection is a capsule line for spring of about 15 styles that will expand into a full line for fall 2013.

clock July 24, 2012Jessica Iredale


Milan Preview: Shows at a Glance

Following are shows from September through December.

clock July 24, 2012WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Gucci Wins Trademark Case in Italy

Court has found ToBeG Srl, created by Guccio Gucci and his brother Alessandro, great-grandsons of the luxury goods brand’s founder, guilty of infringement.

clock July 24, 2012Luisa Zargani

La Prairie’s caviar body treatment.


Milan Preview: The Scene

Where to eat, stay and shop during the shows.

clock July 24, 2012WWD Staff

A look from Manoukian.


Manoukian to Launch in Lord & Taylor

BCBG Max Azria Group will bring the French brand it acquired in 2005 into 22 L&T stores.

clock July 24, 2012Marcy Medina

Matthew McConaughey with Gina Gershon in Dolce & Gabbana and Bally.


Matthew McConaughey Premieres ‘Killer Joe’

The Cinema Society and Bally Switzerland hosted a screening of the new nail-biting thriller at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in Manhattan.

clock July 24, 2012Belisa Silva

Pants from Tres Chic s.a.r.t.o.r.i.a.l.


Milan Trade Show Preview: Ones to Watch

Three fresh faces at the fairs.

clock July 24, 2012Alessandra Turra


Consumers Will Shop Later, but Spend More for B-t-s

A survey conducted by The NPD Group also revealed that consumers intend to shop more at department and specialty stores this year than they did in 2011.

clock July 24, 2012Lisa Lockwood


Style Awards Heading to New York

Penske Media Corp. has signed a deal with IMG Fashion and NBC Universal’s Style Network to bring the awards show to Manhattan from Los Angeles.

clock July 24, 2012WWD Staff

A White by Vera Wang gown for David’s Bridal.

Fashion Scoops

Vera Wang Hosts Presentation of David’s Bridal Line

Editors were invited to high tea at Thomas Keller’s Per Se restaurant in New York to preview the designer’s White by Vera Wang collection.

clock July 25, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Miley Cyrus Hits Project New York

The pop star and her friends stopped at the Zanerobe and Project after party at the Soho Grand Hotel, where she chatted up the label’s founder Leith Testoni.

clock July 25, 2012David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

Wet Seal in Talks With The Clinton Group

The activist investor is pushing for a sale of the firm.

clock July 25, 2012Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

First Cashmere District Award Winners Announced

Perugia, Italy-based Umbria Trade Agency teamed with London’s Central Saint Martins to assign the first awards; the next edition takes place in New York.

clock July 25, 2012Alessandra Turra

Kate Hudson in the fall Ann Taylor campaign.


Kate Hudson Re-ups With Ann Taylor

The brand is extending its run with the actress for its fall campaign in new ads shot by Tom Munro.

clock July 25, 2012David Lipke

Shay Mitchell appears in American Eagle Outfitters fall ad campaign.


American Eagle Outfitters Takes ‘Live Your Life’ Campaign to the Street

The retailer on Tuesday held an event in Times Square to find 15 “real people” to appear in the spring advertising campaign.

clock July 25, 2012Sharon Edelson


Spot the Editor in Karl Taro Greenfeld’s New Novel

An excerpt from “Triburbia” in the most recent issue of Harper’s includes a tantalizing description of life at a Condé Nast magazine.

clock July 25, 2012Erik Maza

Hervé Léger by Max Azria


Fashion Trends

Resort 2013 Trend: That’s a Stretch

Sexy, second-skin dresses are second nature for a handful of designers this resort season.

clock July 25, 2012WWD Staff

The I jeans by Buffalo shop.


J.C. Penney Unveils Mock-up of New Look

Ron Johnson’s vision of the retailer’s future has come to life inside a Penney’s store in the Dallas area.

clock July 25, 2012David Moin

A visual from Paige Denim's fall ad campaign.


Denim M&A: Not What You Think

Premium denim firms are definitely on the wish list on the mergers and acquisitions front — and it’s the smaller brands that might attract the most attention.

clock July 25, 2012Vicki M. Young

A view of a Joe Fresh shop in J.C. Penney.


The Vision for Joe Fresh at J.C. Penney

Ron Johnson and Joseph Mimran worked out a four-year agreement whereby Joe Fresh designs the shops and supplies the merchandise.

clock July 25, 2012David Moin


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A leather jacket from the Faith Connexion x Swizz Beatz collaboration


Faith Connexion Taps Swizz Beatz for Capsule Clothing Line

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