Fashion

Alessandro Michele's Clear Signature for Gucci

The designer's fall collection was a carefully considered, exquisitely rendered adventure in real fashion.

clock 13hBridget Foley

Business

Retailers Withdraw from Bangladesh Apparel Summit

Seven leading apparel companies - H&M, Gap, Inditex, C&A, Next, VF Corp. and Tchibo - have pulled out of the Dhaka Apparel Summit.

clock 17hArthur Friedman

Business

CFDA, Suntchi Forge Five-Year Partnership

They will connect China’s premiere business network and brand platform with U.S. based fashion brands and designers.

clock 18hLisa Lockwood

J.C. Penney Wins Round in Macy’s-Martha Fight

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Overview

Score one for Ron Johnson and J.C. Penney Co. Inc. A New York state judge ruled Penney’s can move ahead, for now, with its plan to set up Martha Stewart shops next spring.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Designer and Luxury

Krupp Group Partners to Launch Showroom

Goods and Services, as the showroom is called, will open for New York Fashion Week.

clock August 28, 2012Jessica Iredale

Media

Martin Amis Goes Gay at RNC

On Tuesday night, the writer showed up at Homocon 2012, the party for gay conservatives.

clock August 30, 2012Erik Maza

Financial

Carrefour Sees Glimmer of Turnaround

The company revealed it had narrowed the first-half net loss compared with a year earlier and detailed elements of its turnaround plan, including 600 job cuts.

clock August 30, 2012Joelle Diderich

Dannijo's Jodie Snyder's closet page on Material Wrld.

Fashion Scoops

Materialwrld: Fashion’s New Ebay

In April and May, the site hosted two online pop-up stores to test the concept with New York-based designers and bloggers.

clock August 30, 2012Rachel Strugatz

The Jeffrey Fashion Cares fashion show.

Lifestyle

Jeffrey Fashion Cares Show Held in Atlanta

The amount raised Monday night for the Atlanta AIDS Fund and the Susan B. Komen for the Cure Greater Atlanta Affiliate was probably a little over $600,000.

clock August 30, 2012Brenda Lloyd

The Sally Hansen Salon GelPolish kit.

Retail

Critical Mass: Rosy Outlook for B-t-s Beauty Shopping

A spate of hot beauty items across the nail polish, mascara and skin-care categories promise to boost back-to-school beauty sales.

clock August 31, 2012Faye Brookman

Martha Stewart

Retail

J.C. Penney Can Move Ahead With Martha Stewart

New York state judge denies Macy’s request for an injunction against rival chain.

clock August 30, 2012Evan Clark

Bon Chic

Fragrance

BCBG Building Fragrance Franchise

A little more than a year after launching its signature scent the brand is back with another fragrance, BCBG Max Azria Bon Chic.

clock August 30, 2012Rachel Brown

The public service ad.

Human Resources

Laura Mercier, Claudia Poccia Set Up Ovarian Cancer Fund

They are developing two new products to raise money for the effort.

clock August 30, 2012Pete Born

Janna Ryan wore a $169 Talbots dress Wednesday night at the Republican convention.

Fashion Scoops

Janna Ryan Goes for Talbots

Paul Ryan’s wife wore a $169 emerald brushed-back wool sheath by the brand for her husband’s debut on the national stage at the Republican convention.

clock August 30, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

An assortment from Nest Fragrances.

Fragrance

Nest to Unveil First Fine Fragrance Collection

Brand is moving from a primarily candle and home fragrance-focused business to a “luxury fragrance and lifestyle brand.”

clock August 30, 2012Belisa Silva

Financial

Retailers Post Strong August Comps

Same-store sales came in better-than-expected, but caution remains.

clock August 30, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Financial

Belk Net Up 9.6% in Q2

Same-store sales grow 4.9 percent as gross margin remains at 33.3 percent.

clock August 30, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Mitt Romney

Government and Trade

GOP Convention Wraps Up

Industry representatives generally felt the message from the convention was positive and would resonate with voters.

clock August 30, 2012Kristi Ellis and Erik Maza

Financial

August Comps Crux

Among the retailers tracked by Thomson Reuters, only two reported comparable-store sales results below analysts’ expectations.

clock August 31, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Hiroshi Onishi

Retail

Isetan Mitsukoshi Evolves With the Times

The company’s president and ceo, Hiroshi Onishi, talks about the changing habits of Japanese consumers and what the future holds.

clock August 31, 2012Kelly Wetherille

A view of the fragrances.

Fragrance

Zegna to Launch Fragrance Quintet

Ermenegildo Zegna is aiming to put a decisive point of view on the men’s category with a quintet of scents.

clock August 31, 2012Julie Naughton

Oscar de la Renta’s Essential Luxuries lineup.

Fragrance

Oscar de la Renta’s New Essentials

To the designer, fragrance is not much different from fashion.

clock August 31, 2012Julie Naughton

An image featuring MonDuck.

Designer and Luxury

Moncler Takes Comic Approach to 60th

The brand will mark its 60th anniversary this year with a series of comics featuring MonDuck, its iconic duck character that appears on the label’s tags.

clock August 31, 2012Luisa Zargani

Partygoers around the pool.

Parties

Venetian Shades: Valentino and W Magazine Throw Fete

A turquoise swimming pool and a view of an old clock tower set the scene for the party Thursday night at the Hotel Cipriani.

clock August 31, 2012Cynthia Martens

Lauren Miller at the Mondrian Los Angeles.

People

Lauren Miller Knows a Good Time

Her career has taken such a quantum leap since “For a Good Time, Call…” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

clock August 31, 2012Marcy Medina

Joe Montana

Media

Uniqlo Kicks Off Next ‘People’ Campaign

Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana, choreographer Benjamin Millepied and Man Repeller blogger Leandra Medine star in the ads.

clock August 31, 2012David Lipke

Media

Playboy Hires Neville Wakefield

The British curator and writer will consult on special marketing projects.

clock August 31, 2012Amy Wicks

Media

Details to Host Men’s Shows

The magazine will launch a dedicated men’s show space during New York Fashion Week, located at the New York Public Library at Lincoln Center.

clock August 31, 2012David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

Belstaff Sets First Runway Show

The label will hold its first show in New York on Sept. 10 at IAC, after presenting creative director Martin Cooper’s collection last season in London.

clock August 31, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Attend Paralympic Games

The duo watched individual pursuit cycling at the velodrome venue in east London.

clock August 31, 2012Lorelei Marfil

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Bernard Arnault and French President François Hollande

Business

LVMH Launches New Prize for Start-ups

clock February 21, 2017Joelle Diderich

Social Studies