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French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at the Age of 86

The French designer was synonymous with striped sweaters and Left Bank insouciance.

clock 5hMiles Socha

Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Next Fenty Puma Show

The music star had launched the collection last February during New York Fashion Week.

clock 12hMiles Socha

Retail

Retailers Conservative on Holiday Plans

Inventories are being kept tight in hope of increasing full-price selling and reducing markdowns.

clock 17hDavid Moin

In Focus

Roger Federer on His Nike Collaboration and Coming Back Strong in 2017

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Yoox Unveils Site for Chinese Market

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Overview

Two years after entering the China market, Yoox Group is making its biggest play yet in the Mainland’s exploding e-commerce sector.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Beyond the Rack Expands Into Plus Sizes

The Montreal-based off-price flash site has gone live with My Curvy Closet, a destination site for plus-size apparel.

clock October 3, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Business Features

Bernard Arnault to Receive British Knighthood

Queen approves Order of the British Empire distinction for business titan.

clock October 5, 2012Miles Socha

Executive Changes

Andrea Jung Schedules Departure From Avon Board

After stepping down as executive chairman at the end of this year, she will continue as an adviser to the direct merchant.

clock October 5, 2012Evan Clark

Fashion Scoops

Francois-Henri Pinault Backs Hedi Slimane

The chairman and chief executive officer of PPR has added his voice to the choir of retailers who praised the designer’s debut at Saint Laurent.

clock October 5, 2012Miles Socha

Leather Goods

New Delvaux CEO Gears Up for Growth

The company is finalizing a new store concept, which will be rolled out in fiscal 2013, and is looking for partners for an international expansion.

clock October 5, 2012Joelle Diderich

Parties

Gucci Hosts Art Production Fund Benefit

The house’s Madison Avenue Boutique took on an artisanal flare on Thursday.

clock October 5, 2012Taylor Harris

Fashion Features

Spring 2013 Accessories Roundup: Paris

Some of the best accessories from the spring 2013 presentations.

clock October 8, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Rebecca Minkoff to Open First U.S. Store

The contemporary lifestyle brand signed a lease for the SoHo space of retailer Kirna Zabête, which is moving.

clock October 5, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Footwear

Nine West Pumps Up Image

The $1 billion brand is out to up its “cool” factor with a string of new store formats that it will roll out worldwide.

clock October 7, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Trends

Spring 2013 Trend: The Amazing Lace

Delicate lace has always had a prime spot on the runways, but for spring, designers opted for a heavier hand.

clock October 8, 2012WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

The Mystery of the Saint Laurent Sketches

More than four years after the designer’s death, an international dispute about a 400-item portfolio of his drawings and personal items is swirling.

clock October 8, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg and Bobbi Queen and Melissa Drier and Miles Socha

Designer and Luxury

Vince Said to Be IPO Candidate

Kellwood’s parent, private-equity firm Sun Capital Partners, is looking to partially monetize its investment in the apparel group.

clock October 8, 2012Evan Clark and Vicki M. Young

Memo Pad

Paul Caine Talks Time Inc. at Advertising Week Panel

The company’s chief revenue officer and effectively ceo Laura Lang’s number two largely avoided discussing potential additional cutbacks.

clock October 8, 2012Erik Maza

Memo Pad

Vogue Italia Features Stella Tennant Family and Friends

The 30-page photo shoot by Bruce Weber captures the group vacationing at Drynachan Lodge on the Cawdor Estate in the Scottish Highlands.

clock October 8, 2012Alessandra Turra

Parties

Breguet Fetes New Carnegie Hall Timepiece

Well-heeled New Yorkers including Sarah Jessica Parker, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Terry J. Lundgren and Chelsea Clinton attended the cocktail reception.

clock October 8, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Advertising

Jockey to Launch Line With Rachel Zoe

The launch of the line will be supported by a multimillion-dollar advertising and marketing campaign.

clock October 8, 2012Karyn Monget

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Yoox Makes Big Move in China

Company is launching a Chinese version of its flagship multibrand online store Yoox.com.

clock October 8, 2012Lara Farrar

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