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Beauty

Frédéric Fekkai Unveils New Beauty Brand Called Bastide

The serial entrepreneur's new beauty brand is based around the lifestyle and artisans of Provence.

clock 15hPeter Born

Fashion

Riccardo Tisci Delivers Givenchy Collection for Babies, Kids

The debut collection for fall 2017 retailing will be produced and distributed by CWF.

clock 15hMiles Socha

Business

Italy's Fashion World Stands Behind Renzi Ahead of Referendum

Uncertainty looms as Italian citizens gear up for a referendum on Dec. 4 to vote on a change in the country’s constitution.

clock 15hLuisa Zargani

Fashion’s Talent Race: Executive Pay Soars

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Overview

The pay and the perks at the top are good — very good. Sixty-seven fashion executives logged compensation of more than $5 million last year, according to a WWD analysis.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Real Estate

Mall Vacancies on the Rise in India’s Major Cities

A new report out by Cushman & Wakefield said vacancies were as high as 19.6 percent in the first half of 2012.

clock July 29, 2012Mayu Saini

The H&M store in the Central shopping district in Hong Kong.

Retail

H&M to Relocate Hong Kong Flagship

Inditex’s Zara is expected to move into the location the retailer is vacating because it could not reach an agreement with the building’s owner.

clock July 29, 2012Ellen Sheng

Maison Kitsuné’s Gildas Loaëc and Masaya Kuroki in designs from the soon-to-be-released limited edition Petit Bateau Kitsuné collection.

Human Resources

Petit Bateau Names First Artistic Directors

The French label has signed on Kitsuné’s Gildas Loaëc and Masaya Kuroki to design its men’s and women’s adult lines.

clock July 27, 2012Katya Foreman

Footwear

Beauty, Footwear Lead Chinese Luxe Spend

A new Ruder Finn/Ipsos study finds watches, handbags and jewelry are less in demand.

clock July 29, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Cat-eye frames from Miu Miu’s holiday collection.

Eyewear

Eyewear Fired Up on Retro Styles

Current hot retail shapes heading into holiday are sending a bold, vintage message.

clock July 30, 2012Rachel Strugatz

A Bric bag commemorating the brand’s 60th anniversary.

Leather Goods

Bric’s Fetes 60th Anniversary

Called Life 60°, the limited-edition travel pieces and bags hit stores in late July.

clock July 30, 2012Alessandra Turra

Human Resources

Financo in Expansion Mode

Company has hired two new vice presidents and has relocated to larger offices at 600 Madison Ave. between 57th and 58th Streets.

clock July 27, 2012David Moin

A Dannijo necklace.

Jewelry

Capitalizing on the Contemporary Market

Jewelry makers and merchants strike while the category is hot.

clock July 30, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Walter Steiger

Footwear

Walter Steiger’s Big Step

The French brand unveils a new shoe and a big push in the U.S.

clock July 30, 2012Rachel Strugatz

From top: Sunglasses from Oscar de la Renta by Linda Farrow; Jimmy Choo; David Yurman and Judith Leiber. 

STYLED BY ROXANNE ROBINSON-ESCRIOUT, FASHION ASSISTANT AMANDA ETKIND

Eyewear

Exotic Eyewear: Kicking it Up

The category is pushing pricing limits with exotic materials such as leather, wood, pearl, bone and semiprecious and precious gems.

clock July 30, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Hats, Gloves and More

Coeur Trade Show Lands in New York

The show, which premiered last fall in Los Angeles and was held two seasons there, is expanding to the East Coast.

clock July 30, 2012Kristi Garced

A snap bracelet watch from Reflex.

Watches

Fashion Watches See Reinvention

As consumers increasingly use their cell phones to tell time, watches have become even more of a fashion statement.

clock July 30, 2012Kristi Garced

Financial

Innovation Seen Defining the Future of Shopping

“Future of Retail” seminar at the technologically-friendly boutique Story pinpointed changes underfoot.

clock July 27, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

A marketing image for Lycra fiber W Technology.

Activewear

Invista to Launch Revolutionary New Technology

Lycra fiber W Technology has enhancements the company claims will upgrade all categories of intimates and sleepwear, as well as elastics and laces.

clock July 30, 2012Karyn Monget

Michelle Monaghan in Tucker pants, Dannijo and Coach.

Parties

Tea Time in Beverly Hills

Tucker, Dannijo and Coach showed off their latest pieces at a private trunk show, while Kelly Cole hosted a store opening on La Brea Avenue.

clock July 27, 2012Marcy Medina and Sarah Tooker

Financial

Diamond Prices Drop Like a Stone

Research group Rapaport attributed the drops to slowing demand in the Far East and India, as the Indian rupee has recently fallen sharply.

clock July 27, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Paz de la Huerta as Lucy Danziger in "Boardwalk Empire."

Intimates

Intimates Trend: Under the Influence

Lingerie designers are finding inspiration in TV’s latest period dramas and fantasy shows.

clock July 30, 2012Karyn Monget

Ron Johnson

Financial

Compensation Close-up: A Look at Pay at the Top

The art and science of motivating top executives leads to a jumble of often confusing compensation.

clock July 30, 2012WWD Staff

Ron Johnson

Financial

Fashion’s Talent Race: Executive Pay Soars

C-level compensation skyrocketed last year with 67 fashion executives logging compensation of more than $5 million.

clock July 30, 2012Evan Clark

Beverly Johnson

Hair

Frederick’s of Hollywood Ties With Beverly Johnson

Retailer to launch a luxury line of beauty, body and hair-care products under the Beverly Johnson Luxurious Lifestyle brand.

clock July 30, 2012Karyn Monget

Craig Harnden at work in the kitchen.

Lifestyle

Washington’s Magic Chef, Craig Harnden

British Ambassador Sir Peter Westmacott and his wife, Lady Susan, hosted an Olympics party on Friday where the 37-year-old chef’s food took center stage.

clock July 30, 2012Susan Watters

A visual from Brian Atwood campaign.

Designer and Luxury

Brian Atwood, Jones Group Set Expansion Plan

The designer is gearing up for a series of major initiatives, including a freestanding store, a revamped digital flagship and his first ad campaign.

clock July 30, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Accessories from Jonathan Adler.

Handbags

Jonathan Adler in Deal With LF USA

The collection, which includes handbags, totes, belts, scarves, hats and small leather goods, will debut during August Market Week.

clock July 30, 2012Sharon Edelson

Media

Target Reveals Details for Holiday Campaign

The face for the Target + Neiman Marcus tie-up is Karlie Kloss, an unusual move for the retailer, which doesn’t tend to go with well-known models in its ads.

clock July 30, 2012Sharon Edelson

Media

‘Downton Abbey’ Leading Ladies Featured on Cover of Love Magazine

The issue, which takes the idea of costume drama as its theme, is the magazine’s largest edition to date.

clock July 30, 2012Nina Jones

Media

Alyce Alston Takes New Gig in Houston

Publishing heavyweight has been named chairman and chief executive officer at CultureMap, a digital media company.

clock July 30, 2012Holly Haber

Josh Beech in the Ermanno Scervino fall ad campaign.

Media

Ermanno Scervino Taps Dree Hemingway, Josh Beech for Fall

The ad campaign was shot in Brooklyn by photographer Francesco Carrozzini.

clock July 30, 2012Cynthia Martens

Venus Williams and First Lady Michelle Obama at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Fashion Scoops

Michelle Obama Cheers on U.S. Athletes at London Olympics

She sat with Venus Williams in the Williams’ family box on Saturday to watch Wimbledon champion Serena return to Centre Court.

clock July 29, 2012Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Miuccia Prada Gives Interview to La Repubblica

In a rare interview, the designer spoke her mind on issues including fashion and politics.

clock July 30, 2012Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Diego Della Valle Helps Out

In light of the difficult Italian economy, the Tod’s chairman and ceo has decided to help his employees with a number of initiatives.

clock July 30, 2012Luisa Zargani

Tilda Swinton in the Katerina Jebb-directed “The Future Will Last a Very Long Time.”

Fashion Scoops

Tilda Swinton to Star in Fashion Performance

Katerina Jebb has produced a short movie made during rehearsals for the event, which debuts at the Festival d’Automne à Paris.

clock July 30, 2012Katya Foreman

Fashion Scoops

Industry Raises Funds for Earthquake Reconstruction in Italy

Riccardo Grassi’s “Love Shopping” initiative raised 97,000 euros, or $120,000 at current exchange rates, for the town of Mirandola.

clock July 30, 2012Cynthia Martens

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