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Paris Inspirations: Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Paris designers share their inspirations as the spring collections get under way.

clock 10hWWD Staff

Fashion

Anthony Vaccarello's Debut for (Yves) Saint Laurent

In addition to some tony basics, a llittle Eighties-inspired bad taste made for an audacious collection of racy party clothes.

clock 16hBridget Foley

Retail

Barneys Prepared to Ride Out Storm at Perry Capital

Amid the luxury malaise, Barneys' ceo says the company is profitable and performing well.

clock 11hDavid Moin and Vicki M. Young

Marcolin Said Eyeing Sale of Majority Stake

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Overview

Marcolin SpA — in which Tod’s chief Diego Della Valle and his brother Andrea hold a 40.6 percent stake — said it is negotiating a potential sale of a majority shareholding to private equity firm Pai Partners.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Fashion Scoops

J. McLaughlin Names Chief Marketing Officer

For the last five years, Patricia Doherty has been an independent consultant for fashion, luxury and media clients.

clock October 7, 2012David Moin

George Friedman

Obituaries

George Friedman Dead at 77

The executive helped shape today’s modern beauty industry.

clock October 7, 2012Pete Born

Sunglasses by Tom Ford.

Eyewear

Marcolin Said Eyeing Sale of Majority Stake

Private equity firm Pai Partners could buy the stake and delist the Italian eyewear company, sources said.

clock October 8, 2012Luisa Zargani

Business

Jimmy Choo Takes Control of Mainland China Business

The company has acquired the activity from Kutu, its distribution partner since 2009.

clock October 8, 2012Samantha Conti

Alessandra Ambrosio in BCBG with son, Noah.

Parties

Pacific Play Date: Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic Takes L.A.

The annual match drew a celebrity crowd on Saturday.

clock October 8, 2012Jenny Sundel

Sue Kroll, Queen Latifah, Jessica Biel in Gucci, Felicity Huffman, Katherine Heigl and Maria Menounos in Michael Kors.

Parties

Power Lunch: Variety Hosts Annual Women’s Luncheon

The Hollywood trade held its Women in Power luncheon on Friday at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire hotel in Beverly Hills.

clock October 8, 2012Fatima Rizwan

Mark Lee

Department Stores

Barneys New York to Close Dallas Unit

There has long been speculation that the store doesn’t perform as well as Barneys’ flagship on New York’s Madison Avenue.

clock October 8, 2012Sharon Edelson

Gianni Castiglioni

Designer and Luxury

Marni Said Seeking Investor

Retail expansion has become a priority for the brand — and the company is on the hunt for a financial partner to support its growth.

clock October 8, 2012Luisa Zargani

J. Hicks Lanier and Thomas Chubb

Executive Changes

J. Hicks Lanier to Retire as Oxford CEO

After stepping down on Dec. 31, he will continue to serve as chairman of the board.

clock October 8, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Katy Perry

Parties

Hammering It Home at Hammer Museum’s 10th Annual Gala

Armie Hammer co-chaired the gala at his great grandfather’s namesake museum in Los Angeles.

clock October 8, 2012Marcy Medina

A look from Free People.

Specialty Stores

Free People Inks Deal for Japan

Urban Outfitters Inc. has signed an exclusive distribution and marketing agreement for the brand with World Co. Ltd.

clock October 8, 2012Sharon Edelson

Cam Newton in his collection for Belk.

Department Stores

Belk to Do Cam Newton Line

The Made Cam Newton collection will bear the quarterback’s signature and offer “fashion-forward, versatile, professional apparel options for men.”

clock October 8, 2012David Moin

A view of the Shang Xia boutique at the China World Mall in Beijing.

Designer and Luxury

Shang Xia Opens Second Store

The Chinese brand, which was established by French fashion house Hermès International, now has locations in Shanghai and Beijing.

clock October 9, 2012Carolynne Wheeler

Vera Wang's bridal store in Hong Kong.

Designer and Luxury

Vera Wang to Show Bridal at Shanghai Fashion Week

The designer has been aggressively penetrating the Asian market in the past few months and last week opened a store in Hong Kong.

clock October 9, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Thomas Travis

Government and Trade

Presidential Trade Policy Vital to Production Plans

During this election cycle, companies need to pay close attention to the candidates’ policies on trade, said speakers at the WWD Global Sourcing Forum.

clock October 9, 2012Arthur Friedman

Gabriella Wortmann

Business Features

Supply Chain Execs Navigate Stormy Seas

Sourcing managers at the WWD Global Sourcing Forum spoke about the struggle to balance speed, cost and global citizenship in an ever-changing world.

clock October 9, 2012Evan Clark

Memo Pad

Deborah Needleman Sparks Twitter Fest

Within minutes, a tweet from the new T: the New York Times Style Magazine editor had inspired its own hashtag and hundreds of mocking responses.

clock October 9, 2012Erik Maza

Memo Pad

The New York Times Hosts Talk With Arianna Huffington

The Q&A, at which executive editor Jill Abramson asked the questions, was open only to Times employees.

clock October 9, 2012Erik Maza

Stella McCartney RTW Spring 2013

Trends

Spring 2013 Trend: Broad Almighty

Lean can be so overrated. Wide and boxy made for a leading silhouette on the spring runways, worked to chic effect by many designers.

clock October 9, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Patrizio Bertelli Eyeing America’s Cup

The Prada ceo and team principal of Luna Rossa Challenge 2013 is determined to succeed with the latest incarnation of the famed yacht.

clock October 9, 2012Luisa Zargani

Gap's MetroCard.

Fashion Scoops

Gap Launches MetroCard Promotion in NYC

The retailer’s remodeled flagship on Broadway and 34th Street reopens Wednesday.

clock October 9, 2012David Moin

Fashion Scoops

David Remnick Hosts Party for New Yorker Festival

The late-night fete drew an assortment of literary heavyweights, including Julian Barnes, Gay Talese and Malcolm Gladwell.

clock October 9, 2012Matthew Lynch

A candle from Carol Brodie's new collection for HSN.

Fashion Scoops

Carol Brodie to Launch New Line With HSN

Her first accessories collection with the network, which debuted back in 2009, is still a bestseller.

clock October 9, 2012Kristi Garced

Miss USA gets fitted by Jacqueline Quinn with the New Balance dress made from a shoe.

Fashion Scoops

New Balance, Jacqueline Quinn Team Up for Cause

A five-part video film series, which supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month, shows the designer deconstructing the 860v2 running shoe to create a dress.

clock October 9, 2012David Moin

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

A look from the NikeLab Rio collection.

Business

The Present is Good for Nike, but the Future Disappoints

clock 18hEvan Clark

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