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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 8hMiles 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 15hMiles Socha

Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 5hAlexandra Steigrad

Yucaipa Plots Bid For Ailing HMX

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Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa Cos. will have to pay more than $72.3 million if it wants to get control of HMX Group.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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They Are Wearing

They Are Wearing: Tokyo Fashion Week

Off the runways and onto the sidewalks and streets for some of the best looks.

clock October 15, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Somarta RTW Spring 2013

Designer Tamae Hirokawa mined the art nouveau aesthetic, turning out a series of delicately swirled dresses featuring florals and botanical motifs.

clock October 19, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Atsushi Nakashima RTW Spring 2013

Designer Atsushi Nakashima played with sharp angles and geometric elements this season.

clock October 19, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

G.V.G.V. RTW Spring 2013

This brand, under the creative helm of a designer who goes by the Mug, turned to the world of insects this season.

clock October 19, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion

Beautiful People RTW Spring 2013

Designer Hidenori Kumakiri brought a fresh, modern and very wearable take on traditional Japanese apparel and design motifs.

clock October 19, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Alice Auaa RTW Spring 2013

Alice Yasutaka Funakoshi’s spring collection, inspired by Alice in Wonderland, was chock full of the kind of theatricality for which his brand is known.

clock October 19, 2012WWD Staff

Executive Changes

Lorenz Bäumer Names Managing Director

Cristina Egal takes on the new post at Place Vendôme jeweler.

clock October 22, 2012Miles Socha

Financial

VF Net Leaps Despite Top-line Pressure

Jeanswear, contemporary units see profits grow despite sales declines.

clock October 22, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Mass and Off-Price

H&M to Open Quality Lab in Mexico City Store

The lab will be staffed by four dedicated employees, trained by the company’s global quality department.

clock October 22, 2012Sharon Edelson

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Kate Spade Launching Saturday Brand

The new multicategory collection will offer brightly colored apparel, accessories, beauty, tabletop and home decor items.

clock October 23, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Department Stores

New Coach Concept Bows at Macy’s

Shop-in-shop is nearly double the size of the brand’s previous installation, which was opened last spring.

clock October 22, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Lifestyle

Paris’ Quai Branly Museum Examines Hair Through the Ages

A new exhibit takes a historical perspective on hair.

clock October 22, 2012Jennifer Weil

Textiles

China’s Rising Costs Key Issue at Interstoff

Buyers and suppliers cited higher labor prices and less skilled workers as causes for concern.

clock October 22, 2012Joyce Man

Beauty Features

Walking and Talking With Sheri McCoy at Avon Walk New York

She walked 27 miles — one of the many endurance tests she faces as the new chief executive officer of Avon Products Inc.

clock October 22, 2012Molly Prior

Footwear

Nine West to Collaborate With Kirna Zabête

The Jones Group Inc.-owned brand is teaming up with boutique owners Sarah Easley and Beth Buccini for a six-month shoe collaboration.

clock October 22, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Esprit to Raise $667M With Offering

The company is turning to investors to fund its restructuring.

clock October 22, 2012Evan Clark

Parties

Dita Von Teese Toasts Cameron Silver’s Latest Tome

The burlesque star hosted a book party for the Decades founder in Los Angeles.

clock October 22, 2012Marcy Medina

Mergers and Acquisitions

Yucaipa Cos. Plots Bid for Ailing HMX Group

WWD learned that Ron Burkle’s firm is interested in bidding for all of the apparel company’s assets — including its North American factories.

clock October 23, 2012Vicki M. Young and Kristi Ellis

Obituaries

Harriet Selwyn, Designer, Dead at 81

In the Seventies, the self-taught designer was widely recognized for her interchangeable Fragments sportswear line.

clock October 23, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Memo Pad

Tory Burch Segment Airs on ‘Rock Center with Brian Williams’

The piece, “There’s Something About Tory,” had been 10 months in the making.

clock October 23, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Memo Pad

Fran Lebowitz Getting a Talk Show?

Frank Rich, who has a consulting contract with HBO, said the show is only in early development.

clock October 23, 2012Erik Maza

Fashion Scoops

Alex and Ani Receives Growth Investment

The growing lifestyle brand and specialty retailer has received a cash infusion of an unspecified amount from private equity firm JH Partners.

clock October 23, 2012Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Social Shopping App Snapette Taps Emma Roberts

In her role as fashion adviser, the actress will contribute to the blog and discuss her favorite trends and must-haves.

clock October 23, 2012Kristi Garced

Fashion Scoops

Givenchy Taps Simon Baker for Scent Campaign

The Australian actor, best known for his role on CBS’s “The Mentalist,” will appear in TV and print advertising for the new fragrance.

clock October 23, 2012Julie Naughton

Advertising

Karl Lagerfeld to Shoot Chanel Campaign in New York

The designer cast talent from two generations for the spring ads: veteran model Stella Tennant and newcomer Ondria Hardin.

clock October 23, 2012Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Burberry Fetes Opening of Milan Store

The raucous cocktail party was attended by more than 600 guests, including chief creative officer Christopher Bailey.

clock October 23, 2012Cynthia Martens

Trends

Spring 2013 Tokyo Collections: The Trends

Japan Fashion Week capped its eight-day run last week.

clock October 23, 2012Amanda Kaiser and Kelly Wetherille

Designer and Luxury

Buyers Praise Tokyo Shows

Japanese designers presented a variety of looks, from clean tailored trenchcoats to Goth bloomers.

clock October 23, 2012Amanda Kaiser and Kelly Wetherille

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