Social Media’s Issue: Does It Drive Sales?

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Call it the Facebook backlash. The company’s disappointing initial public offering has increased scrutiny throughout the social media space, including in the fashion world.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Clinton Group Ups Wet Seal Stake

The activist investor group has boosted its holdings to 6.6 percent of retailer shares.

clock August 30, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Human Resources

Carol McCabe Named President of Chaus Division

She succeeds Helene Goldberg, who left the company.

clock August 30, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Barda men's messenger bag in crocodile leather.


Hermès Bullish on China on Robust Sales Growth

The French luxury house’s net profit gained 15 percent in first half.

clock September 3, 2012Joelle Diderich

John Berg, Gilbert Harrison and Colin Welch.

Business Features

Financo Ushers In a New Era

The advisory banking firm’s founder and chairman, Gilbert W. Harrison, has brought in two partners, John A. Berg and Colin S.A. Welch.

clock September 3, 2012David Moin

Fine jewelry from Monique Lhuillier.


Monique Lhuillier, Blue Nile Partner for Jewelry

The designer is launching fine jewelry, beginning with engagement rings and wedding bands.

clock September 3, 2012Jessica Iredale


Supima Names Design Contest Judges

Gilt Groupe co-founder Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, InStyle fashion director Cindy Weber-Cleary and designer Tadashi Shoji are among the judges.

clock August 31, 2012Arthur Friedman

A still from a Isaac Mizrahi video clip.


Isaac Mizrahi Expands Reach With Augmented Reality

The technology merges the physical and virtual worlds on mobile devices through the new Isaacmizrahinewyork app.

clock September 3, 2012Vicki M. Young

WWD iPhone App.


WWD Expands Mobile Efforts

Women’s Wear Daily has gone mobile with an updated iPhone edition that is available in Apple’s app store.

clock September 4, 2012WWD Staff

Ivanka Trump's redesigned New York flagship.


Ivanka Trump to Unveil New Retail Format

The socialite-turned-designer is fine-tuning her brand, and that process begins with her New York flagship.

clock September 4, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

A look from Alcantara


Milano Unica Targets Foreign Buyers

Companies showcasing their fall 2013 collections at the trade show are gearing up to find their way into the hearts of international clients.

clock September 4, 2012Alessandra Turra

Ashley Sabin and David Redmon, directors of "Girl Model."


Girlhood Interrupted: ‘Girl Model’ Sets Sights on Siberia

The documentary follows young model hopefuls — including Nadya Vall, a shy, lanky blonde — as they try to break into the industry.

clock September 4, 2012Sharon Edelson

Gwen Stefani in Malibu.


Bygone Days: A Last Look at Summer

As the fashion flock eases into more cosmopolitan environs and harried schedules, The Eye takes one more look at the jet set during the season’s sunlit days.

clock September 4, 2012WWD Staff

Oscar de la Renta website

Business Features

Social Media’s Issue: Does It Drive Sales?

Facebook’s disappointing initial public offering has increased scrutiny throughout the social media space, including in the fashion world.

clock September 4, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Supreme's Ewelina Kruszewska in a different kind of step class.

Fashion Features

Walk This Way: A Runway Lesson

WWD gets a hands-on lesson on what goes into the perfect strut.

clock September 4, 2012Taylor Harris

Pat Cleveland: Cleveland's wild gesticulations gave new meaning to the term "working the runway." Here, Oscar de la Renta spring 1974.

Fashion Features

Sashay Shante: A Runway Walk Down Memory Lane

From Pat Cleveland’s outlandish gestures to the powerful steps of Naomi Campbell, WWD takes a look at some memorable runway walks.

clock September 4, 2012Lauren McCarthy


Magazines Line Up NYFW Fetes

The invitations have started to roll in for New York Fashion Week parties hosted by fashion publications.

clock September 4, 2012Amy Wicks

Still from the Under Armour commercial.


Under Armour Targets Women’s Market With New Campaign

The Baltimore-based activewear brand’s first multimedia marketing campaign aimed at women has the tag line “No Matter What, Sweat Every Day.”

clock September 4, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Anna Dello Russo in the H&M video for "Fashion Shower."

Fashion Scoops

H&M to Release Anna Dello Russo Song and Video

The “Fashion Shower” video was directed by Alex Turvey.

clock September 4, 2012Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

Carlos Slim’s Shrinking Saks Inc. Stake

The Mexican billionaire is inching closer to ceding his position as the retailer’s top shareholder.

clock September 4, 2012Evan Clark

Fashion Scoops

British Fashion Awards Announces Nominees

Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Stella McCartney and Christopher Kane are among the labels that are up for awards.

clock September 4, 2012Lorelei Marfil

Fashion Scoops

Tommy Hilfiger, Chado Ralph Rucci Headed for Sunday Showdown

Both fashion labels will show their spring collections at 8 p.m. on Sunday.

clock September 4, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Michael Kors Launching New Online Initiative

Kors Collaborations will feature the designer partnering with a creative on various projects.

clock September 4, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

L'Wren Scott

Fashion Scoops

FGI Adds to List of Gala Honorees

L’Wren Scott will receive the Lord & Taylor Fashion Oracle Award, while Neiman Marcus Group’s ceo Karen Katz will take home the Corporate Leadership Award.

clock September 4, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

A screenshot of Destination Iman.


Destination Iman Launches Online

The digital magazine is dedicated to the model-turned-executive’s global travels and how they relate to fashion, beauty and lifestyle.

clock September 4, 2012Kristi Garced

Fashion Scoops

KCD Makes Key Hires for London Office

The agency today officially opens its London office inside the studio complex of multichannel creative agency Spring.

clock September 4, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Brian Atwood Unveils Redesigned Digital Flagship

The new site has an invite-only section called the “Vault,” full of editorial content like a director’s cut from a branded film and behind-the-scene images.

clock September 4, 2012Rachel Strugatz


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Nicolas Ghesquiere


Louis Vuitton Renews Contract With Nicolas Ghesquière

clock 14hJoelle Diderich

Social Studies