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Chanel Métiers d’Art Show at the Ritz Paris: Review

Karl Lagerfeld paraded a pre-fall collection for the 2016-17 Chanel Métiers d’Art collection as opulent as the setting — the Ritz Paris.

clock 17hMiles Socha

Business

Job Cuts at Honest Co. Could Mean IPO Tabled

The business is cutting about 80 positions in the first quarter.

clock 4hAllison Collins and Evan Clark

Business

Supreme Court Decision Seen as Blow to Fashion Designers

The court's ruling in favor of Samsung in its battle with Apple could weaken patent protection for fashion designs.

clock 4hKristi Ellis

Iconix in the Hunt to Buy HMX Group

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Overview

HMX Group is fielding interest from potential buyers — and Iconix Brand Group Inc. is among the strongest suitors. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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For spring, Chaiken's perforated leather cardigan, black leather skirt and black boy shirt with leather collar.

Ready To Wear

Slow and Steady Growth for Chaiken

The San Francisco-based sportswear brand is putting the pieces together to become a factor again in the fast-growing contemporary market.

clock September 18, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Richard Nicoll RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Richard Nicoll RTW Spring 2013

The designer sent out a collection that focused on clean, athletic-inspired designs.

clock September 18, 2012WWD Staff

Giles RTW Spring 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Giles RTW Spring 2013

Giles Deacon took his smashed glass motif and turned it into a black print for long and short white dresses.

clock September 18, 2012WWD Staff

Outside the London shows.

Street Style

They Are Wearing: London Fashion Week Spring 2013

While the clothes on London’s spring runways were a shade or three brighter, the street style hewed more seasonally appropriate this week.

clock September 17, 2012WWD Staff

Media

Vanity Fair to Launch in France

Condé Nast France plans to launch a French edition of the monthly magazine in 2013.

clock September 18, 2012Joelle Diderich and Laure Guilbault

JW Anderson RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

JW Anderson RTW Spring 2013

There was a strict femininity at play here: The opening look was a white, strapless bandeau top that had wide pleats falling above a bare midriff.

clock September 18, 2012WWD Staff

First Lady Michelle Obama in Barbara Tfank with children from the Girls Place, a Gainesville, Fla. after school program.

Fashion Scoops

First Lady Michelle Obama Says Tfanks

Michelle Obama wore a dress by designer Barbara Tfank on the campaign trail.

clock September 18, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg and Bobbi Queen

Mulberry RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Mulberry RTW Spring 2013

Emma Hill’s lighthearted collection was filled with sugary pastels and florals.

clock September 18, 2012WWD Staff

Roksanda Ilincic RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Roksanda Ilincic RTW Spring 2013

The contrasting aesthetic languages of artists Josef Albers and Niki de Saint Phalle were the foundation upon which the designer built her spring collection.

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Thomas Tait RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Thomas Tait RTW Spring 2013

In this assured collection, the designer tapped into a Space Age aesthetic but gave the look a contemporary edge.

clock September 18, 2012WWD Staff

Simone Rocha RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Simone Rocha RTW Spring 2013

The designer is rapidly making a name for herself in London with thoughtful collections that reflect her love of mixing fabrics and techniques.

clock September 18, 2012WWD Staff

Meadham Kirchhoff RTW Spring 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Meadham Kirchhoff RTW Spring 2013

Dubbed “A Cautionary Tale,” the designers set off on another madcap outing inspired this time by 18th-century lingerie and Victorian attire.

clock September 18, 2012WWD Staff

Christopher Kane, Samantha Cameron in a dress by the designer with Erdem Moralioğlu.

Parties

Smythson Celebrates Anniversary While Liberty Fetes Kenzo

Andy Janowski and Samantha Cameron, creative consultant and Britain’s First Lady, hosted the party at the newly refurbished store on Bond Street.

clock September 18, 2012Stephanie Hirschmiller

A view of the Wrangler store in Leipzig, Germany.

Denim

Wrangler Ventures Into European Retail

The first brand store has opened in Leipzig, Germany, and others are planned.

clock September 18, 2012Norma Quinto

A preview look from Paco Rabanne.

Designer and Luxury

Paris Preview: Ones to Watch

Look out for new names at old houses, a new line and a designer’s fresh start at Paris Fashion Week.

clock September 18, 2012WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Versace Spirit Comes to E-commerce

Expect a “very Versace” online store when the company unveils its new site on Wednesday.

clock September 18, 2012Luisa Zargani

Tom Kingsbury

Retail

Burlington Coat Factory to Open in Union Square

After 40 years of operating stores, the discount retailer this Friday finally gets its “flagship” — a three-level, 92,000-square-foot store in lower Manhattan.

clock September 18, 2012David Moin

Lana Del Rey

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Mulberry

Kate Moss and Alexa Chung were among those seated front row at the spring show.

clock September 18, 2012Stephanie Hirschmiller

Ready To Wear

ENK Inks Joint Venture for Shanghai Show

The deal expands ENK’s reach in China, following its initial foray into the market in March 2011.

clock September 18, 2012David Lipke

The main dining room at La Dame de Pic.

Lifestyle

Paris Preview: The Scene

Some tastes, shops and scents around the City of Light.

clock September 19, 2012WWD Staff

Cycling chic.

Marketing and Promotion

IBM Taps Social Media to Root Out Trends

The company’s “Birth of a Trend” project has developed an algorithm that taps into trends that have the potential to hit the big time.

clock September 19, 2012Evan Clark

A look from Fake Natoo Fall / Winter 2012.

Fashion Features

ChinaFile: Zhang Na, China’s Gen-X Designer

Compared to other fashion designers in China, Zhang Na of Fake Natoo is very low-key.

clock September 19, 2012Huang Hung

Retail

Disney Shops Headed for J.C. Penney

The department store chain will open Disney children’s boutiques in at least 520 stores next fall.

clock September 19, 2012David Moin

Pomellato 67 bracelets.

Jewelry

Pomellato Makes a Move Into Silver

The company will toast its debut collection, Pomellato 67, with an event during Milan Fashion Week.

clock September 19, 2012Rachel Strugatz

A view inside YSL's concept store.

Designer and Luxury

Hedi Slimane’s YSL Concept to Be Unveiled in Shanghai

Plans call for the 51-year-old fashion house to open about 15 directly operated stores and shops-in-shop a year, all under the new Saint Laurent banner.

clock September 19, 2012Miles Socha

Doug Williams

Mergers and Acquisitions

Iconix in the Hunt to Buy HMX Group

Sources said that more than two dozen firms have looked at the financially troubled men’s wear company, although Iconix seems to be the most interested.

clock September 19, 2012Vicki M. Young

Media

Oscar de la Renta Gets Lady Gaga’s Vote

The designer’s beef toward Cathy Horyn’s review of his runway show got even meatier on Tuesday when the singer weighed in on Twitter.

clock September 19, 2012Amy Wicks

Fashion Scoops

Beth Ditto Headed for Milan Fashion Week

The American singer will perform live at the Versus show, to be held at Versace’s headquarters on Friday at 10 p.m., right after the signature brand’s show.

clock September 19, 2012Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Natalie Massenet Takes Reins of British Fashion Council

In her capacity as BFC ambassador, Samantha Cameron thanked outgoing chairman Harold Tillman for his service.

clock September 19, 2012Julia Neel

Financial

Hard Times for Apparel Sales in France

Sales fell 3.7 percent in the first half of 2012 as freak weather and a flat economy wreaked havoc with buying intentions.

clock September 19, 2012Joelle Diderich

Giles RTW Spring 2012

Fashion Features

London Collections: It’s a Wrap

The shows closed with nods to the Seventies and Nineties, pastels and neons, and prints inspired by everything from broken glass to blooming flowers.

clock September 19, 2012WWD Staff

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