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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

Sweatshops Persist in U.S. Garment Industry

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

clock 14hKristi Ellis and Khanh T.L. Tran

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 18hLuisa Zargani

Target Unveils Slew Of Holiday Promotions

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Overview

Target believes American consumers are feeling more upbeat — and is planning an aggressive push for the holidays to make sure they stay that way.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Facetasm RTW Spring 2013

Fashion

Facetasm RTW Spring 2013

Designer Hiromichi Ochiai turned out a futuristic collection that played with layering and contrasting fabric textures.

clock October 15, 2012WWD Staff

Phenomenon Men's RTW Spring 2013

Fashion

Phenomenon Men’s RTW Spring 2013

Takeshi Osumi designs one of the hottest men’s labels coming out of Tokyo at the moment.

clock October 15, 2012WWD Staff

Shiroma RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Shiroma RTW Spring 2013

Designer Shiro Shiroma used a silk-like polyester to turn out a feather-light assortment of fluttery dresses and separates in pastel watercolor prints.

clock October 15, 2012WWD Staff

Jun Okamoto RTW Spring 2013

Fashion

Jun Okamoto RTW Spring 2013

Jun Okamoto turned out a summery collection of breezy dresses and voluminous separates in featherweight fabrics like cotton gauze and matte jersey.

clock October 15, 2012WWD Staff

Matohu RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Matohu RTW Spring 2013

Designers Hiroyuki Horihata and Makiko Sekiguchi stayed true to their mission to provide fresh and innovative takes on kimonos and traditional Japanese apparel.

clock October 15, 2012WWD Staff

Ne-net RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Ne-net RTW Spring 2013

Models floated down the switch-back runway as if in a trance, wearing knit masks and headdresses that transformed them into fantastical creatures.

clock October 15, 2012WWD Staff

Page one of the weekend supplement.

Media

Les Echos to Launch Lifestyle Weekly

The French financial daily will introduce the weekend supplement, dubbed W.E., starting Nov. 16.

clock October 16, 2012Laure Guilbault

WC RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

WC RTW Spring 2013

Celebrity model Chinatsu Wakatusuki’s brand embodies Japanese females’ obsession with all that is cute.

clock October 16, 2012WWD Staff

Tiit RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Tiit RTW Spring 2013

Designer Sho Iwata focused on clean lines and tailoring for spring-summer.

clock October 16, 2012WWD Staff

Chanel Resort 2013

Designer and Luxury

Chanel Acquires Barrie Knitwear

The Scottish cashmere firm specializes in fine cashmere and is the maker of the French fashion house’s iconic two-tone cardigans.

clock October 16, 2012Miles Socha and Samantha Conti

Shoes from Christian Louboutin

Footwear

YSL, Louboutin End Red-Sole Legal Battle

After a highly publicized legal tug of war that lasted a year and a half, the French houses have agreed to dismiss the lawsuit.

clock October 16, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

The exterior of the Louis Vuitton store in Shanghai.

Financial

LVMH Looks to Allay Slowdown Fears

After reporting a deceleration in its third-quarter sales versus the first half, the company took pains to allay fears of a major slowdown at Louis Vuitton.

clock October 16, 2012Miles Socha

Cornelia's one-of-a-kind accessories will be featured at the Italian Fashion Expo at the DMC.

Markets

Dallas Preview: DMC Readies for Buoyant Market

If prebooked appointments and reorders are any indication, sales representatives are projecting a healthy turnout of buyers.

clock October 17, 2012Holly Haber

The Carmina Campus Dragon Bag.

Marketing and Promotion

Dallas Preview: City Touts Italian Fashion

The Italian American Chamber of Commerce and Italian Fashion Expo plan to produce Italian Fashion Week annually here for the next five years.

clock October 17, 2012Holly Haber

Media

Companies Still Lack Social Media Plan

Nearly a quarter of those surveyed by Grayling Pulse do not have a social media strategy in place.

clock October 16, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Michael Kors and Bette Midler.

Parties

God’s Love We Deliver Hosts Annual Golden Heart Awards

Michael Kors, “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy and God’s Love’s star volunteer Cindy Little were recognized for their involvement with the organization.

clock October 16, 2012Taylor Harris

Emma Watson and Sarah Jessica Parker, both in Calvin Klein Collection.

Parties

Elle Celebrates Women in Hollywood

The magazine hosted a slew of cover subjects and starlets on Monday night.

clock October 16, 2012Marcy Medina

Elton John and David Furnish.

Parties

Elton John AIDS Foundation Hosts 11th Enduring Vision Benefit

Stevie Nicks had certain attendees very excited on Monday night.

clock October 16, 2012Matthew Lynch

A suitcase by Tumi.

Financial

Tumi Plans Secondary Offering

The company said in a regulatory filing that it will offer at least 10.1 million shares of common stock.

clock October 16, 2012Vicki M. Young

Julie Taymor

Designer and Luxury

Pratt Celebrates 125th Anniversary

The school welcomed 500 guests to its annual gala at the Waldorf-Astoria Monday night, including honorees Julie Taymor and Kehinde Wiley.

clock October 16, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Art Peck

Human Resources

Gap Reorganizes Executive Ranks

Steve Sunnucks, Art Peck to lead new global brand organizations.

clock October 16, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Rachel Comey's silk and linen cargo jacket and dress, shown here with Swarovski sunglasses, Leatherock belt, Tory Burch iPad case and Stuart Weitzman pumps.

Fashion Trends

Spring 2013 Trend: Working Class

Gone are the days of stodgy workwear. Today’s power suits are being reinterpreted with thoroughly modern combos that are all woman.

clock October 17, 2012Kim Friday

Fashion Features

ChinaFile: A Marketing Cesspool

Are you very excited about using social media to market your products?

clock October 17, 2012Huang Hung

Holiday merchandise from the collaboration.

Retail

Target Unveils Slew of Holiday Promotions

Target believes American consumers are feeling more upbeat — and is planning an aggressive push for the holidays to make sure they stay that way.

clock October 17, 2012Sharon Edelson

Fashion Scoops

Hudson’s Bay Co. Files Paperwork for IPO

Authorities need to review the registration statement before it can be made public.

clock October 17, 2012Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Piazza Sempione on the Block?

Chief executive officer Enrico Morra confirmed Tuesday that the Italian company is in negotiations with a potential investor to sell its assets.

clock October 17, 2012Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Paris Hilton, Parlux Fragrances File Suit Against Perfume Palace

The lawsuit claims the packaging for “Paris Paris” collection of products is “identical or confusingly similar” to the heiresses’ products.

clock October 17, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Levi’s in London for European Presentation

The brand’s president James Curleigh showed editors from 13 countries its spring collections.

clock October 17, 2012David Lipke

Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl

Fashion Scoops

Montblanc Fetes Launch of New Pen

Eva Green, Olivia Palermo and her boyfriend, Johannes Huebl, turned out to celebrate the Meisterstück L’Aubrac.

clock October 17, 2012Laure Guilbault

Fashion Scoops

Design Museum Sets Paul Smith Exhibit

The designer — and his creative brain — will be the subject of a show at the London museum next fall.

clock October 17, 2012Samantha Conti

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Business

Minkoff to Offer Self-Checkout Option at SoHo Store

clock 14hLisa Lockwood

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