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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 4hMiles Socha


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

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock 19hDavid Moin


Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

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

clock 12hWWD Staff

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All the madcap activity surrounding the sexy world of social media is masking what really pays the bills: e-commerce.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Vince Camuto Takes a Casual Spin

The label is broadening its offerings with a new denim-based collection called Two by Vince Camuto.

clock September 19, 2012Lisa Lockwood


Italian Fabrics Look to Break Out of Slump

Increase in Chinese buyers provides bright spot in difficult market at Milano Unica.

clock September 24, 2012Alessandra Turra


Book Club: Will Schwalbe’s Life Class

Former senior vice president and editor in chief of Hyperion Books has written a new book, “The End of Your Life Book Club” (Alfred A. Knopf).

clock October 1, 2012Lorna Koski

Fashion Show Reviews

Sacai RTW Spring 2013

Chitose Abe trained her clever eye for trompe l’oeil and illusion dressing on preppy classics for spring.

clock October 1, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Stella McCartney RTW Spring 2013

Stella McCartney’s upbeat mood revealed itself in vibrant whites, oranges and shots of kelly green (along with black, of course).

clock October 1, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Maiyet RTW Spring 2013

Cofounder Kristy Caylor was inspired by Peru, where she developed knits for fall, and implemented elements of the Amazon and Sacred Valley into this collection.

clock October 1, 2012WWD Staff


Who Rocked Givenchy’s After Party

Riccardo Tisci, Kayne West, Erin Wasson, Sky Ferreira and Leigh Lezark were some of the guests.

clock October 1, 2012Devorah Lauter

Fashion Show Reviews

Giambattista Valli RTW Spring 2013

The designer played with fashion’s current fascination with transparency, here offering sheer dresses and skirts over matching panties.

clock October 1, 2012WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Global Production Slowed in Second Quarter

Weak consumer demand is impacting production flows, a United Nations report said.

clock October 1, 2012John Zarocostas

Government and Trade

Better Factories Cambodia Seeks More Oversight

The watchdog body that monitors export-oriented apparel factories to ensure compliance with labor standards will begin monitoring subcontracted factories.

clock October 1, 2012John Zarocostas

Fashion Show Reviews

Chloé RTW Spring 2013

Clare Waight Keller got assertive for spring, going big on sportswear in bold shapes and crisp colors.

clock October 1, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Pedro Lourenço RTW Spring 2013

For spring, the designer revisited war photographer Richard Mosse’s eastern Congo series, which was his starting point for resort.

clock October 1, 2012WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Pakistan’s Textile Industry Playing a Balancing Act

Country is looking to upgrade its image amid safety issues and travel restrictions.

clock October 1, 2012Mahlia S. Lone

Designer and Luxury

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Plots Expansion

Under new ownership since last year, the brand is brimming with projects.

clock October 1, 2012Joelle Diderich


Roger Vivier Spring 2013

“Fabulous. Creative. French. Vivier.” Those four words were featured in this season’s cheeky film at the presentation.

clock October 1, 2012WWD Staff

The Markets Features

Paris Fairs Reflect Sector Shifts

Weavers and manufacturers showing at the Première Vision Pluriel and Texworld fairs said business is picking up, slowly but surely.

clock October 1, 2012Katya Foreman and Devorah Lauter

Fashion Features

Donna Karan Meditates, Gives Keynote Speech

Leave it to the designer to lead an impromptu meditation session in the midst of her keynote address at a business conference at Harvard.

clock October 1, 2012Katherine Bowers

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Chloé

A new generation of actresses stood ready to fly the flag for the French brand at the ready-to-wear show marking its 60th anniversary.

clock October 1, 2012Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

A-Listers Turn Out to Support Obama in Paris

Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lopez and Mick Jagger showed up to back Barack Obama at a Paris Fashion Week event.

clock October 1, 2012Alex Wynne

Designer and Luxury

LVMH Confident as Stock Market Probe Moves Forward

Company surprised markets by revealing in October 2010 that it had amassed a 17.1 percent stake in Hermès via cash-settled equity swaps.

clock October 1, 2012Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Saint Laurent

Designers and celebrities thronged a pitch-dark room inside the Grand Palais on Monday night to witness Hedi Slimane’s runway debut.

clock October 1, 2012Miles Socha and Joelle Diderich

Fashion Show Reviews

Saint Laurent RTW Spring 2013

Hedi Slimane’s much-anticipated debut had all the markings of a cool fest.

clock October 1, 2012WWD Staff


Stacy London: From Makeovers to Memoir

While the brazen, quick-witted stylist has dished out plenty of advice, now she’s ready to peel back the layers of her own life.

clock October 1, 2012Amy Wicks

Business Features

Sourcing Horizons: A New Manufacturing Map Emerging

While China remains the industry’s top manufacturing destination, its dominant position is being slowly eroded.

clock October 2, 2012Kristi Ellis and Arthur Friedman and John Zarocostas

Forecasts and Analysis

NRF Projects 4.1% Holiday Boost

Improving consumer confidence will trump the effects of lingering employment woes and propel retailers to an increase in sales.

clock October 2, 2012Evan Clark and Arnold J. Karr


Carolina Herrera, Ruben Toledo Among Icon Honorees

Family members of the honorees played a leading role at Vanidades magazine’s Icons of Style awards Thursday night.

clock October 1, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Government and Trade

FTC Sets New Guidelines for Eco Claims

The Federal Trade Commission warned companies against making unsubstantiated marketing claims or certifications for “environmentally or eco-friendly.”

clock October 2, 2012Kristi Ellis

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Amazon E-commerce Reign Pushes Retailers to Step Up

As the only metric brands and retailers have to measure success in the digital world, enhancing the online shopping experience is becoming paramount.

clock October 2, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Memo Pad

Sam Taylor-Johnson Lenses Campaign for Margiela, H&M Collection

The photographer took to the streets of Paris to help create the ad campaign for Maison Martin Margiela’s upcoming collaboration.

clock October 2, 2012Samantha Conti

Memo Pad

Purple Magazine Fetes 20th Anniversary

A fashionably late Scarlett Johansson almost went incognito at the dinner at mythic Paris club Chez Castel on Sunday night.

clock October 2, 2012Katya Foreman

Fashion Scoops

Karl Lagerfeld’s Message: ‘No Smoking Here’

The designer handed out a humorous illustration to editors during previews — his way of saying the Chanel show will be tuxedo-free, focusing on its own codes.

clock October 2, 2012Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Nanette Lepore Dresses Felicity Blunt Wedding Party

The groom, Stanley Tucci, wore a Hugo Boss tuxedo.

clock October 2, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Celebs Turn Out for Tod’s New Signature Bag Collection

Scarlett Johansson, Elettra Wiedemann and Jessica Stam were among the guests to attend the Paris presentation.

clock October 2, 2012Devorah Lauter

Fashion Scoops

Louis Vuitton Joaillerie Unveils Lockit Collection

The new 15-piece fine jewelry collection features necklaces, rings and bracelets.

clock October 2, 2012Roxanne Robinson

Fashion Features

Paris Collections: Spring 2013

Monday’s runways saw an artful moodiness at Stella McCartney, sportswear in bold shapes and colors at Chloé and a play on transparency at Giambattista Valli.

clock October 2, 2012WWD Staff


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