Media Firm Acquires Genetic Denim Stake

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Archetypes Inc. has made a strategic investment in Genetic Denim, buying close to 50 percent of the Los Angeles jeansmaker for an undisclosed sum.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

A behind-the-scenes view of Osklen's ad campaign shoot at Point Dume State Beach in Malibu.

Ready To Wear

Osklen Eyeing U.S. Expansion, Partnership

The surfy Brazilian brand is looking beyond its home country with its first appearance at New York Fashion Week and plans to add U.S. retail stores.

clock August 24, 2012Rachel Brown

A look from the Sears Outdoor Life collection.


Sears Launching Outdoor Life Line

The collection is inspired by the magazine of the same title from Bonnier Corp., which is geared toward hunting and fishing enthusiasts.

clock August 27, 2012David Moin


Tiffany Cautious Near Term, Sees Growth Ahead

Although the upscale jeweler cut its profit guidance for the second quarter in a row Monday, it expects growth in the fourth quarter, as commodity costs ease.

clock August 27, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Color Cosmetics

John Heffner Named President of OPI

Executive joins the Coty-owned nail company from rival Creative Nail Design (CND), where he held the post of president and ceo.

clock August 27, 2012Julie Naughton

Fashion Scoops

Vionnet Designers on the Way Out?

Barbara and Lucia Croce are said to be discussing the future.

clock August 27, 2012Luisa Zargani

Crailar flax fiber.


Innovation Fueling Fresh Fibers

Linen, cotton and nylon might have some competition ahead in a string of new fibers being developed for apparel and other uses.

clock August 27, 2012Arthur Friedman and Bambina Wise

The cover of "All We Know," with a photo of Mercedes de Acosta.


Lisa Cohen Recognizes Trio of Women in ‘All We Know’

In her new book, the author examines women from the first half of the 20th century that held prominent positions in the intellectual world, arts or fashion.

clock August 28, 2012Lorna Koski

Human Resources

Christopher Peterson Joins Ralph Lauren as CFO

He succeeds Tracey T. Travis, who resigned last month to become executive vice president and chief financial officer of The Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.

clock August 27, 2012Lisa Lockwood

A view of the Tommy Hilfiger flagship in Tokyo.


Tommy Hilfiger Lifts PVH Above Consensus

Second-quarter net income up nearly 30 percent as Hilfiger shines.

clock August 27, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Mergers and Acquisitions

Winona Said Shopping Peter Millar

The Chicago-based investment group is reportedly talking to interested parties about acquiring the men’s and women’s golf and lifestyle brand.

clock August 27, 2012Jean E. Palmieri


Fiber Price Sheet: August 28, 2012

The last Tuesday of every month, WWD publishes the current, month-ago and year-ago fiber prices.

clock August 28, 2012WWD Staff

A Chow Tai Fook ring.


Chow Tai Fook Showcases Diamonds

In a suite at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Hong Kong, the jeweler displayed more than a dozen rare colored and clear diamonds to about 150 top clients.

clock August 28, 2012Ellen Sheng

Gontran Cherrier


Paris’ Supply Stars

Chefs aren’t the only purveyors of go-to culinary destinations in Paris these days, as grocers, butchers and bakers have also earned a loyal following.

clock August 28, 2012Laure Guilbault

Fashion Scoops

Wittlebee Acquires Cottonseed Clothing

The vendor to the monthly membership service that ships parents a box of curated children’s apparel essentials makes apparel basics for kids.

clock August 28, 2012Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Miu Miu to Unveil Fourth Chapter of ‘Women’s Tales’

The next installment of the short movie saga will screen at the Venice Film Festival, which runs from Friday to Sept. 8.

clock August 28, 2012Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Citizen Watch Co. Taps Victoria Azarenka

The number-one ranked player on the Women’s Tennis Association Tour has also been named the company’s newest brand ambassador.

clock August 28, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

The Republican National Convention’s welcome party at Tropicana Field.

Government and Trade

Truncated GOP Convention Kicks Off

A tropical storm didn’t stand in the way of the Republican National Convention’s party Sunday, but it did cause Monday’s activities to be canceled.

clock August 28, 2012Kristi Ellis and Erik Maza

"Charged." — Alexander Wang

Fashion Features

Designer Inspirations: Part One

In the first of a three-part series, New York Fashion Week designers drop some hints about their new collections.

clock August 28, 2012Taylor Harris

The cover of Bloomberg Insider.


Bloomberg Launching New Glossy for Political Conventions

Bloomberg Insider runs for the duration of both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, and features stories by staffers from various divisions.

clock August 28, 2012Erik Maza


Report of Glamour’s Obama Interview Sparks Furor

The logic of political pundits and conservative bloggers goes the President has more important issues to attend to than sit down with a fashion magazine.

clock August 28, 2012Erik Maza

Graymarket owners Alex Kasavin and Wei Du.


Graymarket Taking Unique Retail Approach

A new boutique of archival designer clothing has opened its doors in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

clock August 27, 2012Kristi Garced

A look from Genetic Denim.


Archetypes Invests in Genetic Denim

The new multimedia venture has purchased close to 50 percent of the Los Angeles jeansmaker for an undisclosed sum.

clock August 28, 2012David Lipke


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