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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 17hVicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

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

clock 12hMaghan 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 12hWWD Staff

Google’s Brin Stars as DVF Shows ‘Glass’

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Overview

Uberchic met ubergeek at Lincoln Center Sunday. That bearded man taking a bow with Diane von Furstenberg at her spring show Sunday was none other than Google cofounder Sergey Brin.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Retail/Business

Theory Sets European Expansion

The brand is planting twin boutiques in the French capital — and plotting expansion across the Channel, too.

clock September 9, 2012Miles Socha

Department Stores

Al-Sabah Plans Kuwait City Department Store

Slated to open in early 2014, the Exhibition Hall will mingle international fashion brands with Middle Eastern culture, heritage and design.

clock September 9, 2012Miles Socha

Fashion Show Reviews

Helmut Lang RTW Spring 2013

Nicole and Michael Colovos delivered a decidedly sporty lineup, defined by techy fabrics, boxy silhouettes and colorblocking.

clock September 7, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion

N. Hoolywood Men’s RTW Spring 2013

The play on plaids, so traditional of the early Nineties, were best used in bomber jackets, sleeveless shirts and baggy shorts.

clock September 8, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Suno RTW Spring 2013

Designers Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty sent out a soft and charming Suno lineup, one filled with modern takes on classic Americana.

clock September 8, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Academy of Art University RTW Spring 2013

The San Francisco-based art and design university staged its biannual graduate fashion show.

clock September 8, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion

Billy Reid Men’s RTW Spring 2013

Tweed isn’t a conventional summer fabric, but the recent CFDA men’s wear winner used it to handsome effect when worked in linen for a double-breasted suit.

clock September 8, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Marissa Webb RTW Spring 2013

This was a strong debut from the designer, the former head of women’s design at J. Crew.

clock September 8, 2012WWD Staff

Front Row at Jill Stuart

Rose Byrne, who attended the designer’s show, just came back from the Democratic National Convention.

clock September 8, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Fashion

Todd Snyder Men’s RTW Spring 2013

The designer’s forte is good-looking, well-executed American sportswear, and that’s just what was demonstrated here.

clock September 8, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Jill Stuart RTW Spring 2013

For spring, the designer translated Hollywood glamour into lace or cage-netting dresses with long sleeves or a retro seven-eighths length.

clock September 8, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion

Lacoste Men’s RTW Spring 2013

Felipe Oliveira Baptista used prints of tennis rackets in a nod to the brand’s sport heritage, but firmly moved the clothes into a fashion-forward space.

clock September 8, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Prabal Gurung RTW Spring 2013

The designer had been looking at the work of Anish Kapoor, which got him thinking about how women dress in the Eastern world.

clock September 8, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Edun RTW Spring 2013

Sharon Wauchob has really hit her stride, this time offering a solid mix of sportswear pieces that were as interesting as they were wearable.

clock September 8, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

VPL by Victoria Bartlett RTW Spring 2013

Victoria Bartlett drew inspiration from this summer’s Olympic Games and cited a contrast between restriction and exertion.

clock September 8, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Rebecca Taylor RTW Spring 2013

The designer was dreaming of Hawaii this summer, and while she never made the trip, her vision manifested on the runway.

clock September 8, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

MM6 Maison Martin Margiela RTW Spring 2013

The label presented a lineup of easy, wearable pieces that hewed closely to the brand’s quirky minimalism.

clock September 9, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Parsons Presents Graduate Thesis Collections

With nearly 150 looks, the show at Milk Studios never felt dull.

clock September 8, 2012WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Google’s Sergey Brin Stars as DVF Shows ‘Glass’

The models at the Sunday runway show sported Glass by Google — a new technology that brings the digital world to the user and tries to stay out of the way.

clock September 9, 2012Evan Clark and Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Show Reviews

Threeasfour RTW Spring 2013

Citing inspiration from the human magnetic field, the design trio showed dresses and tunics in their signature elliptical seaming.

clock September 8, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Hervé Léger by Max Azria RTW Spring 2013

Spring’s motif was a quilted patchwork that created a graphic effect when spliced throughout the bandage dress.

clock September 8, 2012WWD Staff

Front Row at Prabal Gurung

Allison Williams, Elettra Wiedemann and Kate Bosworth attended the designer’s show.

clock September 8, 2012Matthew Lynch

Front Row at Rachel Antonoff

Despite a significantly shorter do, “Girls” star Lena Dunham was instantly recognizable at Saturday’s presentation.

clock September 8, 2012WWD Staff

Parties

Barneys Pairs Off on New Shoe Floor

New York City Council speaker Christine Quinn talked convention footwear.

clock September 8, 2012WWD Staff

Parties

Emporio Armani Brings Music to Madison

Carine Roitfeld, Stephan Gan, Bryan Boy, Mia Moretti, Paris Hilton, Rachel Chandler, Cory Kennedy and Olivier Zahm turned out for the affair.

clock September 8, 2012Kristi Garced

Fashion Show Reviews

Boy by Band of Outsiders RTW Spring 2013

Scott Sternberg’s jumping off point was a heady one — the Japanese cult film “Battle Royale.”

clock September 8, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Tibi RTW Spring 2013

The first look — a white shirt, black miniskirt and washed-denim vest — signaled that spring is about essentials at for Amy Smilovic.

clock September 8, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Alexander Wang RTW Spring 2013

While Wang holds fast to something quite specific — stripped-down street with an urgent attitude — he does not lack for inventive ways to handle it.

clock September 8, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Monique Lhuillier RTW Spring 2013

The designer worked in luxurious silk georgette, crepe and faille for both day and night, but she also incorporated some great leathers.

clock September 9, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Altuzarra RTW Spring 2013

The designer was inspired by the 1992 movie “Orlando.”

clock September 9, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Ostwald Helgason RTW Spring 2013

With the second collection they showed in New York, designers Susanne Ostwald and Ingvar Helgason demonstrated that their style is full of whimsy.

clock September 9, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion

Robert Geller Men’s RTW Spring 2013

Photographer Sarah Moon’s moody, painterly images of beaches were a touchstone for the designer this season.

clock September 9, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Victoria Beckham RTW Spring 2013

The designer decided that the time had come to advance her collection by adding chic, tailored separates.

clock September 9, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Lyn Devon RTW Spring 2013

The designer delivered her signature elegant sportswear with a classic polish and a south-of-the-border fiesta in mind.

clock September 9, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Lela Rose RTW Spring 2013

Lela Rose’s show was a testament to just what a great balancing act the designer can perform within a single collection.

clock September 9, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion

Michael Bastian Men’s RTW Spring 2013

A louche elegance pervaded the lavender sport coats, berry-hued chinos and artfully frayed corduroy shorts.

clock September 9, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Catherine Malandrino Black Label RTW Spring 2013

A dramatic white jumpsuit with a peekaboo fishnet blouson set the tone for the collection, which featured lots of mesh, cutouts and lace.

clock September 9, 2012WWD Staff

Alexander Wang Parties at Bank

The designer’s Saturday night bash at the former Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank building opposite City Hall will be hard to top.

clock September 9, 2012Matthew Lynch

Intimates and Activewear

Louis Van Amstel Enters Fitness

The ballroom dance champion and choreographer of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” is launching his first collection of fitness apparel, LVA by Louis Van Amstel.

clock September 10, 2012Karyn Monget

Intimates and Activewear

No Nonsense Updates Its Message

The push for fashion will be aimed at women who shop at mass merchants such as Wal-Mart and national food and drugstore chains.

clock September 10, 2012Karyn Monget

Intimates and Activewear

Frederick’s of Hollywood Launches New Luxury Brand, Redoes Catalogue

Called Harriett, the collection of upscale silks, satins and laces is named after the wife of Frederick’s founder, Frederick Mellinger.

clock September 10, 2012Karyn Monget

Fashion Show Reviews

Rafael Cennamo RTW Spring 2013

Venezuelan evening wear designer Rafael Cennamo delivered a dramatic lineup of dresses steeped in Japanese traditions.

clock September 9, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Derek Lam RTW Spring 2013

Working in an earthy palette of golden browns, greens and yellows, the designer took a graphic, textural approach to spring.

clock September 9, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Skaist-Taylor RTW Spring 2013

There’s little understated about the collection Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor presented to the strains of the Eagles’ “Witchy Woman.”

clock September 9, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

DKNY RTW Spring 2013

The designer interpreted the New York look with a handful of strong essentials, including a sleeveless white blazer teamed with a full skirt.

clock September 9, 2012WWD Staff

The Markets Features

Chinese, Italians Talk Fashion and Opportunities

Seeking common ground and new business opportunities are top priorities for the countries’ fashion and textile industries.

clock September 10, 2012Luisa Zargani

Fashion

J. Press York Street Men’s RTW Spring 2013

J. Press couldn’t have picked a better locale than the Yale Club for the debut presentation of its J. Press York Street collection.

clock September 9, 2012WWD Staff

Prabal Gurung Parties Upstairs and Down

The designer hosted a post-show dinner with Linda Farrow designer Tracy Sedino at the penthouse of The Standard East Village on Saturday night.

clock September 9, 2012Matthew Lynch

Fashion Show Reviews

Tracy Reese RTW Spring 2013

Pretty dresses in vibrant prints — like the one Michelle Obama wore for her Democratic National Convention speech — is what the designer does best.

clock September 9, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Eleanor Lambert’s Legacy

Starting the CFDA was much like many of the other milestones in her life: initially unthinkable but ultimately beneficial to many.

clock September 10, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Designer and Luxury

Dior Homme Reopens in NYC

The brand’s 57th Street store opened Saturday following a five-month renovation.

clock September 10, 2012David Lipke

Jewelry

H&M’s Anna Dello Russo Fantasy

The Swedish high-street retailer today unveiled the full look book for the fashion editor’s collection of extravagant accessories.

clock September 10, 2012Joelle Diderich

Fashion Show Reviews

Thakoon RTW Spring 2013

For spring, Thakoon Panichgul offered a deft and creative collection that transcended the mundane yet was grounded enough for daily life.

clock September 9, 2012WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Belstaff’s First U.S. Store Lands on Madison Ave.

Under Harry Slatkin’s direction, the label has been morphing into a full-fledged luxury lifestyle collection with multiple product categories.

clock September 10, 2012David Moin

Designer and Luxury

A Light, Feminine Approach to Spring for Belstaff

For his collection, which he’s presenting today, the brand’s chief creative officer Martin Cooper drew inspiration from the romanticism of travel days of yore.

clock September 10, 2012Taylor Harris

Fashion Show Reviews

Diane von Furstenberg RTW Spring 2013

The designer’s princess moment served as the inspiration for a strong collection full of pretty colors, bold prints and a hefty dose of embellishment.

clock September 9, 2012WWD Staff

Executive Changes

Ginny Hershey-Lambert, Bill Brobston Exiting Bergdorf Goodman

Hershey-Lambert, executive vice president of merchandising and the retailer’s top ranking merchant, is leaving to pursue other opportunities.

clock September 10, 2012David Moin

Skin Care

Estée Lauder to Launch Osiao Skin Care Line

The beauty company’s first Chinese skin care line will debut at two Lane Crawford stores in Hong Kong mid-October.

clock September 10, 2012Pete Born and Jennifer Weil

Fashion Show Reviews

Y-3 RTW Spring 2013

The designer never met a classic he didn’t want to tweak; there’s always something special.

clock September 9, 2012WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Chris Benz Repositioning Line

His spring collection, which he presents today, will be more in line with the upper contemporary price point.

clock September 10, 2012Jessica Iredale

Memo Pad

Hedi Slimane Shoots First Ad for YSL

The double-page spread is to appear in the latest issue of Vogue’s Homme Japan, due out on newsstands today.

clock September 10, 2012Miles Socha

Memo Pad

People StyleWatch Launching Video E-commerce Game

The 16-part series is a test for the site to see whether readers are ready to shop via video.

clock September 10, 2012Amy Wicks

Memo Pad

Marie Claire Debuts Shopping Widget

The publication is going live with a new widget on its Web site that will let readers play a shopping version of the “hot or not.”

clock September 10, 2012Evan Clark

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Tibi’s Frank Smilovic Launching New Contemporary Line

The collection, called 4.collective, targets the professional woman on-the-go in her 20s and 30s.

clock September 10, 2012Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Busy Sunday for the Beckhams

Victoria Beckham presented her collection first thing in the morning and David Beckham wrapped up the day at Yohji Yamamoto’s Y-3 show.

clock September 10, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Front Row at Edun

Alicia Keys looked cool as can be dressed all in white with black sunglasses at Saturday’s show.

clock September 10, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg and Sharon Edelson

Fashion Scoops

Nanette Lepore’s Brazilian Beat

Once again, the designer will have a live band performing at her fashion show Wednesday.

clock September 10, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Nicola Formichetti Readying Mugler Handbags

The designer may show certain styles on the runway during Paris Fashion Week.

clock September 10, 2012Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Kate Spade Breakfast Photographed for Brad Goreski Reality Show

Guest entering the event on Friday were greeted with a huge placard telling them they would be photographed.

clock September 10, 2012Roxanne Robinson

Elie Tahari Catches Catherine Malandrino Show at NYFW

As an investor, the designer liked what he saw.

clock September 10, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Front Row at DKNY

Ashley Greene says she’s pleased to be spending a month in New York promoting “Butter,” her new film that comes out next month.

clock September 10, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Shiseido Taps Chinese Model Sui He

She has been named the newest face of the Shiseido Makeup line globally, and for Shiseido skin care and sun care in Asia.

clock September 10, 2012Belisa Silva

Fashion Features

New York Collections: Weekend Wrap

So many shows, so little time. It was a jam-packed weekend with strong collections from Diane von Furstenberg, Altuzarra, Alexander Wang and more.

clock September 10, 2012WWD Staff

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