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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 15hVicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

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

clock 10hMaghan 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 10hWWD Staff

Retail Shares Hit Highs Despite Economy’s Woes

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Overview

If the stock market were the real world, retailers would be pretty happy. The S&P Retail Index hit a new all-time high Friday, marking a 27.9 percent rise for the year.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Specialty Stores

Sass & Bide Looks to Open First New York Unit

The Australian label hopes the location will debut within the next year.

clock September 14, 2012Nina Jones

Calvin Klein Hosts Dinner at The Beatrice

The rebooted restaurant served upscale fare to the corral of starlets, models and socials in attendance.

clock September 14, 2012Taylor Harris

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Hanro Knits to Debut for Spring 2013

The 21-piece collection will be previewed at the Fashion Coterie and will start selling at hanro.com from Feb. 20.

clock September 16, 2012Karyn Monget

Designer and Luxury

Christian Dior Sales Up 28%

The company noted that revenues in its own retail stores advanced 36 percent versus the year-ago period.

clock September 16, 2012Miles Socha

Legal

Chanel Fined in World Tricot Case

Paris Court of Appeal ordered brand to pay 200,000 euros, or $258,400 at current exchange, in a long-running counterfeiting suit.

clock September 14, 2012Miles Socha

Leather Goods

Smythson Unveils New Look

Britain’s most famous stationer will mark its 125th anniversary with a cocktail party at its newly refurbished and expanded Bond Street store.

clock September 16, 2012Samantha Conti

Parties

To Sleep, Perchance to Meme: Lady Gaga Dozes at Guggenheim

The singer feigned sleep through her own fragrance launch party on Thursday.

clock September 14, 2012Matthew Lynch

Government and Trade

Owners of Plant in Deadly Pakistan Blaze Turn Up

Sindh Provincial Minister for Industry and Commerce Rauf Siddiqui resigns as investigation mounts.

clock September 16, 2012Mahlia S. Lone

Fashion Show Reviews

Kinder Aggugini RTW Spring 2013

The designer showed a print-heavy collection with a nautical theme.

clock September 15, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Clements Ribeiro RTW Spring 2013

Suzanne Clements and Inacio Ribeiro sent out a jaunty, youthful collection, packed with the label’s signature knitwear.

clock September 15, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

House of Holland RTW Spring 2013

This collection saw Henry Holland take a softer and prettier approach to his perennially quirky designs.

clock September 16, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Issa London RTW Spring 2013

Daniella Helayel’s runway sizzled with searing tropical colors, and Seventies silhouettes fit for breezy walks on the sand or post-swim cocktails.

clock September 16, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Moschino Cheap & Chic RTW Spring 2013

Creative director Rossella Jardini sent a collection that fused Seventies, hip-hop, African culture and sporty street themes.

clock September 16, 2012WWD Staff

Issa Party Heats Up LouLou’s

Derek Blasberg co-hosted the after-party following the Issa show on Saturday night.

clock September 16, 2012Samantha Conti and Miles Socha

Fashion Show Reviews

Marios Schwab RTW Spring 2013

The tribal-themed show opened on a strong note with a filmy burgundy dress.

clock September 16, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Nicole Fahri RTW Spring 2013

The designer sent out a collection in neutrals such as chalk white, taupe, and light gray.

clock September 16, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Diego Della Valle Slams Fiat Chief

On Friday, the Tod’s chief issued a statement criticizing Sergio Marchionne and the car group’s chairman, John Elkann.

clock September 16, 2012Luisa Zargani

Financial

Jack Wills Sets Record Sales, Continues U.S. Expansion

The British clothing and accessories brand targeted at university-age students has reported that sales in the year ended Jan. 31 climbed 32 percent.

clock September 16, 2012Samantha Conti

Fashion Show Reviews

Matthew Williamson RTW Spring 2013

Every bit of the collection was doused or daubed in primary colors or pavéd with sparkling beads and mirror ornaments.

clock September 16, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi RTW Spring 2013

Python, crocodile, and stingray prints snaked across the duo’s modern yet feminine silhouettes.

clock September 16, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Temperley London RTW Spring 2013

Temperley opened her show with a column dress, made with wide ribbon appliquéd onto the fabric.

clock September 16, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Christopher Raeburn RTW Spring 2013

The designer was inspired by the first female aviators and embraced some new, ladylike shapes as well as more of his signature outerwear.

clock September 16, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Unique RTW Spring 2013

This slick collection was built on fabrics that revealed and concealed the body, all worked into insouciant, unstructured silhouettes.

clock September 16, 2012WWD Staff

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Carven Teams With Petit Bateau

The label’s creative director, Guillaume Henry, has joined up with Petit Bateau to create a capsule collection for adults and children.

clock September 17, 2012Joelle Diderich

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Amazon Collects Sales Tax in Calif.

The long push by brick-and-mortar retailers for Internet sales tax fairness reached a critical milestone on Saturday.

clock September 17, 2012Kristi Ellis

Financial

India Approves Retail Direct Investment

State governments will have a choice in allowing global retailers to set up shop in their states.

clock September 17, 2012Mayu Saini

Designer and Luxury

Buyers See Green at New York Shows

Individual, handmade and quirky don’t sound like recipes for big sales, but retailers believe that’s exactly what will inspire their customers come spring.

clock September 17, 2012Sharon Edelson

Financial

Stock Market’s Rise Belies Economic Pain

While retail stocks have rallied this year, and outperformed the market, the economy has continued to suffer.

clock September 17, 2012Evan Clark and Alexandra Steigrad

Jewelry

Swarovski’s Green Move: Lead-free Crystal

The Austrian crystal firm has patented a formula for the creation of a new product called the Advanced Crystal.

clock September 17, 2012Luisa Zargani

Footwear

Casadei Pushes the Wedge

The brand is projecting nearly $50 million in sales for next year, with hopes that a series of complicated silhouettes will help get it there.

clock September 17, 2012Rachel Strugatz

People

Lady Gaga’s Message in a Bottle

The singer’s personal appearance at Macy’s Herald Square on Friday marked her second grand entrance in as many days.

clock September 16, 2012Julie Naughton

Memo Pad

Oscar de la Renta Writes ‘Open Letter’ to Cathy Horyn

The designer took out a full-page ad in Women’s Wear Daily to publish an “open letter” ad that took the critic to task for calling him a hot dog.

clock September 17, 2012Amy Wicks

Fashion Scoops

Prabal Gurung Interviews Rachel Zoe at Lincoln Center

The designer told the crowd of American Express cardholders, “I’m channeling Oprah today.”

clock September 17, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Karl.com Gets a Makeover

The updated platform has three main sections: homepage, shopping “sektion” and “kollections.”

clock September 17, 2012Jennifer Weil

Fashion Features

London Collections Kick Off

This season, designers were inspired by everything from distant lands to women warriors and, yes, even Ernest Hemingway.

clock September 17, 2012WWD Staff

Essentialist

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Topshop Latest to Join Runway-to-Retail Move

clock 10hLorelei Marfil

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