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

Mary G. Berner

Media

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

Gordon Ramsay Steak

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

Blank Generation

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

33rd & Mad by Koret bag.

Sportswear

WWD MAGIC: The Hits List

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

clock August 21, 2012Kim Friday

Democracy

Ready To Wear

WWD MAGIC: Ones to Watch

Showcases and fresh faces.

clock August 21, 2012WWD Staff

The entry hall to WWDMAGIC.

Ready To Wear

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

Urban Outfitters

Financial

Urban Outfitters Income, Sales Rise

Stock soars 12.4 percent on second-quarter results.

clock August 20, 2012Evan Clark

Metallic Denim

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

President Obama

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

A look from the Doneger show at Mandalay Bay Magic in Las Vegas.

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

Mike Feldman and Jason Jones

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

Devi Kroell Fall '12 Ad campaign

Media

Devi Kroell Taps Danko Steiner for Fall Ads

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

clock August 21, 2012Sharon Edelson

A view of the Ordos Museum building in China.

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

A look from 1436.

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

A look from the Cindy Crawford Collection.

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

A James Franco T-shirt from Seven For All Mankind.

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

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

"Narciso Rodriguez: An Excercise in Minimalism"

Fashion

Fashion Scoop: No-Show Narciso

clock 7hBridget Foley

Social Studies