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Speculation Grows About Baker's Chase for Neiman's

A deal to sell the Dallas-based luxury chain would be difficult to execute.

clock 19hDavid Moin

Fashion

Inside Giorgio Armani's Chic Spring Collection

Dubbing his collection ‘Charmani,’ Giorgio Armani’s spring line radiated a chic charm that felt fresh and alluring.

clock September 23, 2016Bridget Foley

Fashion

Versace Rethinks Ath-leisure for Spring 2017

Donatella Versace played an athletic hand for the win for spring.

clock September 24, 2016Jessica Iredale

Valuations Climb as M&A Heats Up

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Overview

As money sloshes through the private-equity world and strategic players seek to exercise their cash-rich balance sheets, strong brands are commanding higher and higher multiples.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Business Features

Valuations Climb as M&A Heats Up

Compagnie Financière Richemont expands its apparel business with the acquisition of golf-inspired brand Peter Millar.

clock September 24, 2012Evan Clark and Jean E. Palmieri and Samantha Conti

Fashion Show Reviews

Moschino RTW Spring 2013

Given the round helmets, short A-line shifts and ample military buttons, Rossella Jardini went whole hog for Sixties Pop at Moschino.

clock September 21, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Just Cavalli RTW Spring 2013

Roberto Cavalli sent out well-executed clothes that incorporated patterns and surface details with a more subtle hand than in past seasons.

clock September 21, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Etro RTW Spring 2013

Moved by the romanticism of Orientalist paintings, Veronica Etro developed this season’s prints from hand-painted originals.

clock September 21, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

C’N’C Costume National RTW Spring 2013

Edgy and dark, the asymmetric dresses, vests and shorts were by no means simple.

clock September 21, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Benetton RTW Spring 2013

Creative director You Nguyen continues to infuse the brand with more fashion-forward elements, but he’s not forsaking its commercial appeal.

clock September 21, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Les Copains RTW Spring 2013

Alessandro Dell’Aqua mixed broad sailor stripes with tribal-inspired patterns in his second collection, injecting the label with a dose of athletic chic.

clock September 21, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Iceberg RTW Spring 2013

The lineup showed Western references mixed with Seventies-inspired tapestry prints and Eighties volume.

clock September 21, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Kanye West Will Not Show in Paris

The musician got lukewarm reviews for his last two shows in the French capital.

clock September 21, 2012Joelle Diderich

Fashion Show Reviews

Blumarine RTW Spring 2013

The well-edited lineup included several floating tulle and lace dresses, some embroidered and embellished in delicate motifs.

clock September 21, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Etro

Rose McGowan and Cameron Silver were among the guests at the show.

clock September 21, 2012Joelle Diderich

Fashion Show Reviews

Sportmax RTW Spring 2013

Contemporary architecture was the main reference, and it played out rather literally in clean lines, controlled volumes and the odd flash of hardware.

clock September 21, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Versace RTW Spring 2013

The collection Donatella Versace showed for spring was light, airy and terrifically appealing.

clock September 21, 2012WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Gianfranco Ferré Owners Sound Off

After 18 months of silence, the management has decided it is time to talk.

clock September 23, 2012Luisa Zargani

Financial

India Staying the Course on FDI

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh indicated he has no plans to back away from plans to allow overseas companies to own 51 percent of multibrand retailers.

clock September 23, 2012Mayu Saini

Fashion Show Reviews

Bottega Veneta RTW Spring 2013

In his show notes, Tomas Maier said he aimed for “clothes that blur the lines, that offer a more complex idea.”

clock September 22, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Versus RTW Spring 2013

Beth Ditto’s live performance and Christopher Kane’s vivid, clubby clothes were high-energy.

clock September 22, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Milan Remembers Anna Piaggi

Manolo Blahnik, Stephen Jones and Franca Sozzani were among speakers at the memorial event.

clock September 22, 2012Joelle Diderich

Fashion Show Reviews

Antonio Marras RTW Spring 2013

The designer celebrated his new alliance with Mantua-based manufacturer Castor with a wedding party.

clock September 22, 2012WWD Staff

Handbags

Tod’s Spring 2013

The house’s theme for spring, “Italian Attraction,” was a fitting approach.

clock September 22, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Fendi RTW Spring 2013

Karl Lagerfeld showed a crystal clear vision of dynamic sportswear, not plain but crisp in its approachability.

clock September 22, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Jil Sander RTW Spring 2013

Sander’s second homecoming was a strong but imperfect déjà debut featuring some lovely clothes, some unresolved issues and a knockout finish.

clock September 22, 2012WWD Staff

Jewelry

Bulgari Tightens Accessories Focus

The company is reining back the expansion of its leather goods division to place the focus squarely on watches and jewelry.

clock September 22, 2012Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

Fendi Unfurls New Runway Theater

Singer Anna Calvi, Sharon Stone, Chiara Mastroianni and Delfina Delettrez Fendi were among VIPs who took in the show.

clock September 22, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Aquilano.Rimondi RTW Spring 2013

Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi zeroed in on Picasso and Commedia dell’Arte for spring.

clock September 22, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Emilio Pucci RTW Spring 2013

With a perfume of Asia Peter Dundas steered the Florentine house in a softer, more languid direction for spring.

clock September 22, 2012WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Dolce & Gabbana Opens New Milan Boutique

Following the new store on Corso Venezia, the brand is set to open a location on New York’s Fifth Avenue in November.

clock September 23, 2012Luisa Zargani

Fashion Show Reviews

Marni RTW Spring 2013

No stranger to exaggerated volume, Consuelo Castiglioni made it the focal point of a strong Marni collection.

clock September 23, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Uma Wang RTW Spring 2013

The collection was lighter and more feminine than her last, with flashes of skin and even a floral print.

clock September 23, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Dolce & Gabbana RTW Spring 2013

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana chose Sicily as their inspiration, as they have countless times throughout their career.

clock September 23, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Missoni RTW Spring 2013

Angela Missoni reimagined the label’s cornerstone knits through interesting plays with layering and transparency.

clock September 23, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Salvatore Ferragamo RTW Spring 2013

The gaucho was the muse of creative director Massimiliano Giornetti this season, yielding a handsome, equestrian-tinged collection steeped in luxury.

clock September 23, 2012WWD Staff

Parties

Hollywood Pre-Parties for the Emmys

The official nominees’ reception gave a school picture day air to the Pacific Design Center’s Spectra restaurant in West Hollywood on Friday.

clock September 23, 2012Jenny Sundel and Fatima Rizwan

Fashion Show Reviews

Giorgio Armani RTW Spring 2013

The collection was all quite soothing, even into evening when celestial prints and dazzling force fields of crystals exploded against grounds of black and navy.

clock September 23, 2012WWD Staff

Mass and Off-Price

Derek Lam Unveils Line for Kohl’s

The designer drew from a May visit to Rio de Janeiro for his limited-edition DesigNation collection.

clock September 24, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Financial

La Perla, Frette on the Block

Industry executives believe a purchase price would have to be in the $300 million range to justify the investment.

clock September 24, 2012Karyn Monget

People

Allison Williams: From ‘Girls’ to ‘It’ Girl?

The actress’ red carpet appearance at the Emmy Awards on Sunday was the culmination of a year’s worth of work to introduce her to the fashion world.

clock September 24, 2012Rachel Brown

Memo Pad

Tim Tebow Featured in Vogue, GQ

While the NFL quarterback eventually appeared on GQ’s September cover, he did not pose for new photos and declined an interview.

clock September 24, 2012Erik Maza

Fashion

A Blaze of Color at the Emmy Awards

Actresses donned the brightest of bright colors and the most brilliant of sparkles on the red carpet at the Nokia Theatre.

clock September 23, 2012Rachel Brown

Fashion Features

Milan Collections: Spring 2013

The weekend was full of elegant ease at Giorgio Armani, a trip to Sicily with Dolce & Gabbana and dynamic sportswear at Fendi.

clock September 24, 2012WWD Staff

Essentialist

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The candidates and their families wear George W. Bush-era fashions, conjuring adversarial, provocative styles that could emerge during either party’s administration: From left to right: Chelsea Clinton as Paris Hilton, Hillary Clinton in Juicy Couture, Bill Clinton as Blink-182’s Travis Barker, Melania Trump as Avril Lavigne, and Ivanka and Donald Trump as Britney Spears and Kevin Federline.

Fashion

Could the Election Be Good for Fashion?

clock 19hMisty White Sidell

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