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Fashion's Game of Musical Chairs Quickens in Paris

The spring shows feature debuts at four major brands, prompting reflection on the pace of designer change.

clock 2hMiles Socha


Tough Times for Neiman's as Firm Battles 'Challenges'

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock 16hDavid Moin


Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.

clock 10hWWD Staff

Gap Inc., Intermix in Talks for Deal

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The specialty store hired investment banking firm The Sage Group to explore its options on how to fund an expansion plan.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Show Reviews

Bottega Veneta Pre-Fall 2013

The transitional nature of the season prompted Tomas Maier to focus on light fabrics that fall into the buy- and wear-now category.

clock December 11, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Jenni Kayne Pre-Fall 2013

It wouldn’t be a Jenni Kayne collection without a nod to the Nineties, and this season was no exception.

clock December 11, 2012WWD Staff

Forecasts and Analysis

Japan’s Consumers Brace for Election

The power grab is coming at an especially delicate time for the world’s third-largest economy after the U.S. and China.

clock December 14, 2012Kelly Wetherille


ACRIA Honors Elton John AIDS Foundation at Holiday Dinner

Attendees included Jason Wu, Kelly Klein, Barry and Sheryl Schwartz, Dana Lorenz, Alex de Betak, Adam Lippes and more.

clock December 12, 2012David Lipke

Specialty Stores

Topshop to Open in Hong Kong

The fast-fashion giant has linked up with Lane Crawford subsidiary LAB Concept for its first store in China.

clock December 13, 2012Samantha Conti and Amanda Kaiser


Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen Fete ‘Damien Hirst & The Row’ Bag in L.A.

Luxury boutique Just One Eye celebrated its collaboration with The Row and Damien Hirst.

clock December 13, 2012Marcy Medina

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Ittierre Signs John Galliano Deal

Starting with the fall 2013 season the Italian manufacturing company will produce and distribute the brand’s line for men, women and accessories.

clock December 13, 2012Luisa Zargani


Nexxus Introducing Two New Lines

As the antiaging hair trend continues to balloon — particularly at mass — it is the newest hair brand to play ball.

clock December 14, 2012Belisa Silva


Italian Cultural Institute’s Foundation Hosts La Notte Gala

The affair, honoring conductor Riccardo Muti, raised funds for the Institute’s foundation, which promotes cultural initiatives.

clock December 13, 2012Taylor Harris


Ivanka Trump Enters Fragrance

The scent, called Ivanka Trump, will start hitting fragrance counters in about 400 Macy’s doors next week.

clock December 13, 2012Pete Born


Study Forecasts Slowdown for China Luxe

Sales of luxury goods are projected to slow this year to single digits.

clock December 13, 2012Lara Farrar


‘The Impossible’ Screens in New York

Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor and Liev Schreiber joined tsunami survivors Maria Belon and Petra Nemcova at the Museum of Arts & Design.

clock December 13, 2012Kristi Garced

Government and Trade

Feds Bust Counterfeit Operations

Separate investigations lead to seizures in Texas and Puerto Rico.

clock December 13, 2012Kristi Ellis

Beauty Features

WWD Beauty Inc Awards Fete Industry’s Best

A full list of the 2012 winners.

clock December 14, 2012Jayme Cyk

Government and Trade

Labor Officials Find Violations at L.A. Factories

Joint investigation results in $326,200 in back pay for workers.

clock December 13, 2012Rachel Brown

Human Resources

Kellwood’s New CFO Brings IPO Experience

The quickly growing Vince brand appears to be several steps closer to the public markets.

clock December 13, 2012Evan Clark

Designer and Luxury

New Saint Laurent Concept Comes to U.S.

A 2,200-square-foot unit with Hedi Slimane’s new floor-to-ceiling concept just opened in the Bal Harbour Shops in Bal Harbour, Fla.

clock December 14, 2012Miles Socha

Fashion Features

Racing Toward the Red Carpet

As nominations were unveiled Thursday for the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 13, the red-carpet race kicked into high gear.

clock December 14, 2012Marcy Medina

Fashion Show Reviews

Thakoon Pre-Fall 2013

The collection was about a baseline of chic perennials done up with special details.

clock December 13, 2012WWD Staff


Drew Barrymore Launching Color Cosmetics Line

Flower, which she co-owns with design and manufacturing firm Maesa Group, will enter 1,509 Wal-Mart doors in January.

clock December 14, 2012Rachel Brown

Fashion Features

Polly Mellen Behind the Scenes

The stylist and fashion editor makes no bones about what some might call her over-amplified life during a Q&A Wednesday night at 92Y in New York City.

clock December 14, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Marketing and Trends

Skin Care, Makeup Outperforming Fragrance

Despite the flood of new fragrance launches, scent sales represented just 29 percent of prestige beauty dollars in November, NPD Group reports.

clock December 14, 2012Julie Naughton


Levi’s, Greenpeace Agree on Toxins

Jeans producer will increase transparency and speed up PFC phaseout.

clock December 13, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Memo Pad

Giorgio Armani Fronts for Charity Campaign

The designer and Sean Penn cut dapper figures in black tuxedoes in the ad for the actor’s J/P Haitian Relief Organization.

clock December 14, 2012Luisa Zargani

Memo Pad

Robbie Myers Adds to the Team at Elle

Carmen Borgonovo and Lori Goldstein have come on board for consulting gigs.

clock December 14, 2012Erik Maza

Memo Pad

Megan Mullally Tapped for InStyle Column

The actress, the vicious librarian in “Parks and Recreation,” is penning a regular back-page column titled “Last Laugh.”

clock December 14, 2012Erik Maza

Memo Pad

Clark’s Botanicals Names New Brand Ambassador

Model Cora Keegan, 19, will succeed Maggie Rizer.

clock December 14, 2012Julie Naughton


Gap Inc., Intermix in Talks for Deal

The specialty store hired investment banking firm The Sage Group to explore its options on how to fund an expansion plan.

clock December 14, 2012Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Renzo Rosso Said in Talks Over Marni Stake

In October, the brand’s ceo, Gianni Castiglioni, told WWD he was seeking a financial partner to support the company’s growth and retail expansion.

clock December 14, 2012Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Mentors Named for CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Winners, Runners-up

Winner Greg Chait of The Elder Statesman will be mentored by Chrome Hearts’ owners and designers Richard and Laurie Lynn Stark.

clock December 14, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Sergio Rossi Fetes ‘Sergio Rossi Meets Memphis’

The footwear brand celebrated the Memphis art movement with the special event, held Wednesday night at Milan’s 10 Corso Como.

clock December 14, 2012Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Sarah Burton Honored With OBE

The creative director of Alexander McQueen was given an OBE, or The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire honor, for her services to the fashion industry.

clock December 14, 2012Julia Neel


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