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Sweatshops Persist in U.S. Garment Industry

Despite decades of enforcement, labor investigators keep turning up violations in garment shops in California.

clock 4hKristi Ellis and Khanh T.L. Tran

Business

J. Crew's Credit Rating Downgraded

Credit watchdog Moody's downgraded the debt backing J. Crew to “Caa2” from “B3.”

clock December 2, 2016Evan Clark

Business

Italy's Prime Minister Resigns

Renzi acknowledged the result of the exit polls following the referendum on Sunday, which showed the “no front” ahead almost 60 percent.

clock 8hLuisa Zargani

HMX Under Pressure, Decision Expected Soon

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Overview

Liquidity constraints are forcing the men's wear firm to decide as soon as this week whether to sell the firm or file for bankruptcy court protection.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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A view of stores at KaDeWe’s Luxury Boulevard.

Retail

Karstadt Kicks It Up a Level

A triple-header of major store events has seen the German department store chain taking rapid strides towards modernizing.

clock October 15, 2012Melissa Drier and Susan Stone

Human Resources

Alfred Dunhill Taps Eraldo Poletto

He replaces Christopher Colfer in the role of chief executive officer.

clock October 14, 2012Nina Jones

Valentino Garavani Rockstud shoes, 2011.

Footwear

V Is for Versatile: Accessories at Valentino

The house produces a wide array of successful, high-end accessories, which currently account for 30 to 35 percent of sales.

clock October 15, 2012Alessandra Turra

Fall 2012 by Deborah Turbeville.

Marketing and Promotion

Valentino’s Sophisticated Ladies

The house is known for ad campaigns that ooze chic.

clock October 15, 2012Cynthia Martens

Media

Joanna Coles, Anne Fulenwider Set Editorial Teams

The two are spending their first months at their new magazines playing a game of swap-the-editor.

clock October 12, 2012Erik Maza

The Valentina fragrance launched in 2011.

Fragrance

Valentino’s Fragrance Story

The house’s first foray into the beauty business dates back to the late Seventies.

clock October 15, 2012Cynthia Martens and Jennifer Weil

Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri

Designer and Luxury

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli: Carrying the Torch at Valentino

The design team brings the heritage of the house forward with a modern spirit.

clock October 15, 2012Luisa Zargani

Sarah Jessica Parker, 2012.

Fashion Features

The Stars Are Out, and They’re Wearing Valentino

The designer and the house have long been celebrity favorites.

clock October 15, 2012Luisa Zargani

Valentino Men's RTW Spring 2013

Designer and Luxury

Valentino Men’s New, Youthful Spirit

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli started a revolution that culminated in a runway presentation staged at Pitti Uomo last January.

clock October 15, 2012Alessandra Turra

The mood board for the spring ready-to-wear season.

Designer and Luxury

In the Mood: Valentino’s Spring 2013 Inspiration

Inspiration comes in many forms and from myriad sources.

clock October 15, 2012WWD Staff

Business Features

Valentino’s New Owners, Mayhoola for Investments

In July, the investment vehicle backed by a private investor group from Qatar agreed to acquire the fashion house.

clock October 15, 2012Luisa Zargani

Alexa Chung in Maje.

Parties

Alexa Chung & Co. Fete Maje’s Fall Campaign

“I’m such a poser,” the model said between drags of her cigarette on the back patio of Chelsea’s Hotel Americano on Thursday night.

clock October 12, 2012Taylor Harris

The Red Valentino pop-up greenhouse in Milan.

Designer and Luxury

Red Valentino Taps Into Brand’s Dreamy Side

Diffusion line features a specific and defined individual identity.

clock October 15, 2012Alessandra Turra

Katy Perry in Naeem Khan and Martin Katz.

Parties

Stars Turn Out for amfAR’s Inspiration Gala

Leading ladies such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Hudson and Octavia Spencer attended the event.

clock October 12, 2012Lindzi Scharf

Valentino's flagship in Milan.

Business Features

Stefano Sassi Builds for the Future

Valentino’s chief executive officer has rebuilt a storied house and overseen the smooth transfer of ownership and design.

clock October 15, 2012Luisa Zargani

1968: Aristotle Onassis and Caroline Kennedy flank Jacqueline Kennedy in Valentino.

Designer and Luxury

Valentino Timeline: Fabulous at 50

The fashion house’s storied history.

clock October 15, 2012Fabiana Repaci

Giancarlo Giammetti and Valentino at the New York City Ballet in September.

People

Valentino and Giammetti, Five Years Later

Keeping busy is not a problem for the house founders.

clock October 15, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Inside the Hickey-Freeman factory in Rochester, N.Y., factory.

Financial

HMX Under Pressure, Decision Expected Soon

Liquidity constraints are forcing the men’s wear firm to decide as soon as this week whether to sell the firm or file for bankruptcy court protection.

clock October 15, 2012Vicki M. Young and Jean E. Palmieri

Legal

Paris Prosecutor Examines Hermès Complaint

The probe will determine whether the prosecutor drops the case or hands it over to an investigating judge.

clock October 12, 2012Joelle Diderich

Allegra Hicks

Human Resources

A Salute to Vidal Sassoon

Creative figures from the hairdressing, fashion, art, architecture, film and design worlds turned out in force on Friday for a service at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

clock October 12, 2012Samantha Conti

Human Resources

Aron Goldfarb, G-III Founder, Dead at 88

His son, Morris, is now ceo of the firm.

clock October 12, 2012Arthur Friedman

Textiles

Cotton Inc. Launches Cotton U

Education, online program is aimed at students and professionals.

clock October 12, 2012Arthur Friedman

Elin Kling for Marciano.

Media

Elin Kling Talks Marciano

The model-turned-blogger-turned-fashion-editor’s latest project is a clothing line with the brand.

clock October 15, 2012Rachel Strugatz

A view of the Monique Lhuillier store.

Designer and Luxury

Monique Lhuillier Opens First New York Store

The designer’s new flagship comes 12 years after she opened her first location in Los Angeles.

clock October 14, 2012Jessica Iredale

Tommy Fazio

Human Resources

Tommy Fazio Named Project Show President

He is exiting his role as men’s trend director at Nordstrom for the new position, which encompasses Project and S.L.A.T.E., Street and Mens/Wear shows.

clock October 15, 2012David Lipke

Ebel's updated homepage.

Watches

Ebel Elevates Collection, Takes to the Web

Movado Group is relaunching the upscale women’s watch brand and adding a robust advertising campaign and e-commerce platform to its arsenal.

clock October 15, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

A Mawi handbag.

Textiles

Men’s Line, Handbags to Propel Mawi

The line has introduced the two new categories in the past month.

clock October 15, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Valentino RTW Spring 1967

Designer and Luxury

Valentino Through the Years: The Glam Team

Style, elegance and chic have been hallmarks of the fashion house for a half-century.

clock October 15, 2012WWD Staff

Media

Departures Publisher Steven DeLuca Promoted to SVP

In his new role, executive will add Travel + Leisure to his portfolio.

clock October 15, 2012Erik Maza

LaLa and Carmelo Anthony

Fashion Scoops

Rookie USA Fetes Opening on Upper West Side

An adorable crew of basketball and baseball offspring walked the runway at a grand opening event for the new children’s athletic apparel and footwear store.

clock October 15, 2012David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

Buccellati, Clessidra in Talks Over Stake

The private equity group may acquire a stake in the high-end fine jeweler and watchmaker.

clock October 15, 2012Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Nordstrom Weighs in on Gay Marriage

The Seattle-based department store chain is officially supporting the right for gay and lesbian couples to marry.

clock October 15, 2012David Moin

Fashion Scoops

Martha Stewart’s ‘American Made’ Fair Coming to Grand Central

The two-day blitz will celebrate artists, artisans and small entrepreneurs engaged in fashion, food, gardening, crafts and technology.

clock October 15, 2012David Moin

Fashion Scoops

Jenner Girls to Launch Juniors Line

Kendall and Kylie Jenner are breaking into teen fashion with a new label launching for spring.

clock October 15, 2012Khanh T.L. Tran

Fashion Scoops

Presenters Confirmed for Fashion Group International Gala

Renée Zellweger, Sarah Jessica Parker, Viola Davis, Glenda Bailey and John Demsey will present awards at the Oct. 25 event.

clock October 15, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Between the Sheets silk chiffon dressing robe over Only Hearts' nylon and spandex slip. Barbara Flood's Closet hair clip, ring and brooch.

Intimates

Spring 2013 Intimates Trend: The Lady Is a Vamp

Old Hollywood films and their femme-fatale stars never dim. And when it comes to lingerie, what could be more inspiring than Twenties cinema?

clock October 15, 2012WWD Staff

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Minkoff to Offer Self-Checkout Option at SoHo Store

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