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A&F Finds 'Growing Up' Tough Now that Sex No Longer Sells

Abercrombie is aging its models to show it is no longer a "teen" brand; company reported a Q2 loss.

clock 9hVicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

Through her Instagram account, Barbie “produces” sponsored content.

clock 4hMaghan McDowell

Fashion

Costume Institute's Next Subject Said to Be Rei Kawakubo

The exhibit next spring would be only the second the Met has devoted to a living designer.

clock 4hWWD Staff

Economic Focus Set for Conventions

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Overview

Whether they like it or not, the state of the country's financial affairs will undoubtedly be the main theme of the Democratic and Republican presidential conventions.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Memo Pad

Berner to Head MPA

She succeeds Nina Link as the new president and chief executive officer of the MPA, the Association of Magazine Media.

clock August 20, 2012Erik Maza

Business Features

Las Vegas: Fast Stats and Fun Facts

A quick glance at some of the city’s hotel and gaming statistics.

clock August 21, 2012Sarah Tooker

Lifestyle

Fun and Games: Las Vegas Scene

There’s always time to squeeze in some R&R in Sin City.

clock August 21, 2012WWD Staff

Business Features

WWD MAGIC: All About Speed to Market

Vendors report the influence of fast fashion, as well as persistent uncertainty about the shopping habits of strained consumers.

clock August 21, 2012Rachel Brown

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

WWD MAGIC: The Hits List

A no-fail guide to the season’s most important trends.

clock August 21, 2012Kim Friday

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

WWD MAGIC: Ones to Watch

Showcases and fresh faces.

clock August 21, 2012WWD Staff

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

WWD MAGIC: At a Glance

Seminars and show facts for WWDMAGIC, Aug. 21-23.

clock August 21, 2012WWD Staff

Business Features

Keeping It Interesting With New MAGIC Features

New projects and expanded areas are being presented throughout the MAGIC marketplace.

clock August 21, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Financial

Urban Outfitters Income, Sales Rise

Stock soars 12.4 percent on second-quarter results.

clock August 20, 2012Evan Clark

Denim

Denim Trend: Glimmer Girl

Forget basics. This season’s most interesting metallic denim features hand-painted graphics, foil specks and lush baroque prints.

clock August 21, 2012WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Economic Focus Set for Conventions

The state of the country’s financial affairs will undoubtedly be the main themes of the Democratic and Republican presidential conventions.

clock August 21, 2012Kristi Ellis

Designer and Luxury

Trade Shows Focus on Color, Activewear

The early read for fall is encouraging as stores report solid consumer reaction to the pops of color and updated fabrications on their selling floors.

clock August 21, 2012Jean E. Palmieri and Rachel Brown

Designer and Luxury

Trunk Club to Launch Designer Series

The online men’s fashion service today launches the series featuring a partnership with Theory for its September trunk.

clock August 21, 2012Vicki M. Young

Leather Goods

Parabellum to Launch Women’s

Launching next month, the Emmeline and the Medicine Woman handbags are, like the men’s wares, classic shapes meant to last a lifetime.

clock August 21, 2012Marcy Medina

Memo Pad

Devi Kroell Taps Danko Steiner for Fall Ads

The photographer’s images often feature women in odd positions.

clock August 21, 2012Sharon Edelson

Lifestyle

Ordos Hosts Miss World Pageant

For three weeks starting late last month, 118 young women from around the world made the city their home.

clock August 21, 2012Kathleen E. McLaughlin

People

Black’s New Number

Graeme Black is no stranger to dressing powerful people, but his newest career turn places him on a path no international fashion designer has yet taken.

clock August 21, 2012Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Fashion Scoops

C&A Launching Cindy Crawford Line

German mass-market retailer is getting set to launch the exclusive collection in 1,500 branches.

clock August 21, 2012Melissa Drier

Fashion Scoops

James Franco Tees Up for Seven

The denim brand is expanding its relationship with the actor into a line of T-shirts.

clock August 21, 2012David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

L’Wren Scott to Show in Paris

Due to the timing of New York Fashion Week in September, the designer has decided to buy herself more time.

clock August 21, 2012Jessica Iredale

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Topshop Latest to Join Runway-to-Retail Move

clock 4hLorelei Marfil

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