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Fashion's Game of Musical Chairs Quickens in Paris

The spring shows feature debuts at four major brands, prompting reflection on the pace of designer change.

clock 3hMiles Socha

Retail

Tough Times for Neiman's as Firm Battles 'Challenges'

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock 18hDavid Moin

Retail

Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.

clock 11hWWD Staff

H&M Gets Ready for Other Stories

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Overview

The fashion behemoth is ramping up store expansion and writing a new chapter with & Other Stories, its new brand set to launch next year.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Financial

H&M Gets Ready for Other Stories

Despite disappointing third-quarter results, the fashion behemoth is ramping up store expansion and preparing to launch a new brand.

clock September 27, 2012Alex Wynne

Fashion Show Reviews

Mugler RTW Spring 2013

Nicola Formichetti debuted his new handbag line for Mugler on his spring runway.

clock September 27, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Balenciaga

Kristen Stewart dressed in a yellow biker jacket and printed black jeans.

clock September 27, 2012Miles Socha

Fashion Show Reviews

Carven RTW Spring 2013

Guillaume Henry laced his signature blend of retro elements with the inky colors and delicate curlicues of Art Nouveau.

clock September 27, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Rue du Mail RTW Spring 2013

Martine Sitbon tapped into fashion’s current love affair with the Swinging Sixties with a Mod-inspired collection for Rue du Mail.

clock September 27, 2012WWD Staff

Executive Changes

Bochic Names Andrea Hansen President

She will help grow the company’s namesake fine jewelry brand, as well as Miriam Salat, its high-end contemporary business.

clock September 27, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Miss World Attends Liu Fang Show

Until now Yu Wenxia has had zero exposure to the luxury world, having grown up on a farm in the Heliongjiang province in northern China.

clock September 27, 2012Katya Foreman

Fashion Show Reviews

Limi Feu RTW Spring 2013

Models mingled with guests and also appeared in a video projected in a loop.

clock September 27, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Manish Arora RTW Spring 2013

The designer chose India to inform his spring lineup — yet not of the Bollywood variety.

clock September 27, 2012WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Deborah Needleman Decamps for T Magazine

Executives at The Wall Street Journal were said to have done their best to hold onto her but to no avail.

clock September 27, 2012Erik Maza and Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Show Reviews

Sharon Wauchob RTW Spring 2013

Asia is certainly in the air this season. So, too, are white, black and an abundance of pajama pants.

clock September 27, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Balenciaga RTW Spring 2013

The collection was all intensely worked, yet with the end result of a fabulous lightness that relinquished none of the strength of the Balenciaga woman.

clock September 27, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Ann Demeulemeester RTW Spring 2013

The designer was in thrall of flou for her spring show, a torpid parade of trailing chiffon sleeves and billowing, featherweight jersey.

clock September 27, 2012WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Chloé’s Creative Crew

Three of the fashion house’s best-known designers reminisce about their tenure.

clock September 28, 2012Miles Socha

Designer and Luxury

The Chloé Revolution

Founder and designer Gaby Aghion broke new ground with her innovative approach to fashion and branding.

clock September 28, 2012Joelle Diderich and Miles Socha

Designer and Luxury

Marty Wikstrom: Chloé’s Proud Parent

The president and ceo of Richemont’s fashion division discusses the brand’s history and potential.

clock September 28, 2012Miles Socha

Advertising

Chloé’s Campaigns: Spirited Away

Image building at the house has consistently supported the iconoclastic essence of its fashions.

clock September 28, 2012Laure Guilbault

Fragrance

How My Garden Grows: Chloé Fragrances

The brand’s scents are nothing if not romantic and floral.

clock September 28, 2012Jennifer Weil

Designer and Luxury

Chloé Timeline: The Frill of It All

A look back at the house through the years.

clock September 28, 2012WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Chloé Now: Clare Waight Keller

The designer is slated to show her third runway collection for the fashion house on Monday.

clock September 28, 2012Miles Socha

Designer and Luxury

More Is More for Chloé

Ralph Toledano is credited with having masterminded the house’s now full-fledged product range.

clock September 28, 2012Katya Foreman

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Nina Ricci

Elettra Wiedemann attended the spring show.

clock September 27, 2012Alex Wynne

Fashion Features

Chloé Exhibit Takes a Playful Look Back

“Chloé: Attitudes,” which opens Saturday at the contemporary art museum Palais de Tokyo, captures the essence of a brand with big personality.

clock September 28, 2012Miles Socha

Designer and Luxury

Stella McCartney Sales, Profits Climb

In the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, sales at the company advanced 19 percent to 21 million pounds, or $33.6 million.

clock September 27, 2012Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Zadig & Voltaire to Open Hotel in Paris

The French contemporary brand staged a catwalk presentation on the building site of its future hotel.

clock September 27, 2012Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Carven

Inès de la Fressange and Dree Hemingway attended.

clock September 27, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Balmain RTW Spring 2013

Olivier Rousteing showed an early-Nineties play via bold patterns and exaggerated shapes, particularly with strong shoulders.

clock September 27, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Rick Owens RTW Spring 2013

The designer, who has a proclivity for darkness, was channeling a lighter spirit. The result was nothing short of terrific.

clock September 27, 2012WWD Staff

Financial

Markwins to Acquire Physicians Formula

The two companies have signed a definitive merger agreement.

clock September 27, 2012Molly Prior and Faye Brookman

Fashion Show Reviews

Nina Ricci RTW Spring 2013

During a preview, Peter Copping said he wanted to put an English slant on the French house.

clock September 27, 2012WWD Staff

Financial

Nike Inc. Net Slips in First Quarter

A higher tax rate, lower gross margins and an increase in expenses hurt the bottom line.

clock September 27, 2012Vicki M. Young

Department Stores

Sheryl Crow Covers Bloomingdale’s Pink Book

Inside, she discusses her bout with breast cancer, plus her upcoming Broadway musical adaptation of the movie “Diner,” her children and making music.

clock September 27, 2012David Moin

Fashion Show Reviews

Lanvin RTW Spring 2013

The designer prefers to populate his runway with options, and this season he funneled them through a Saint Laurent-cum-Eighties lens.

clock September 27, 2012WWD Staff

Clothing/Furnishings

Trussardi Scent Honors Milan

The new men’s eau de toilette, Trussardi My Land, hits stores at the end of September.

clock September 28, 2012Cynthia Martens

Fashion Features

The Legacy: Chloé Through the Years

Myriad designers have taken the helm,but the carefree nature of the house has always ruled its aesthetic.

clock September 28, 2012WWD Staff

People

Yohji Yamamoto Off the Cuff

The Japanese designer sat down for an interview with WWD at his headquarters in Tokyo just more than a week before his Paris runway show.

clock September 28, 2012Amanda Kaiser

Fashion Scoops

Finazzo Trial Date Set

Christopher Finazzo, Aéropostale’s former chief merchandising officer, has a date set with a Brooklyn federal court for Nov. 12.

clock September 28, 2012Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Ole Yde, Georg Jensen Team Up

The Danes have paired up to show some of Jensen’s archival pieces alongside Yde’s ready-to-wear collection in Paris this week.

clock September 28, 2012Roxanne Robinson

Fashion Features

Paris Collections: Spring 2013

Thursday’s highlights included accessible chic at Balenciaga and a modern kind of sexy at Lanvin.

clock September 28, 2012WWD Staff

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