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Authentic, Carlyle Said in HMX Running

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HMX Group’s bankruptcy-court auction today is expected to be primarily between two bidders, with “stalking horse” Authentic Brands Group facing off against Bluestar Alliance and its backer, The Carlyle Group.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Amanda Mackenzie Stuart


Amanda Mackenzie Stuart’s New Ode to Diana Vreeland

The author has written “Empress of Fashion: A Life of Diana Vreeland” with the cooperation of the late fashion editor’s family.

clock December 14, 2012Lorna Koski

The cover of Vogue Germany January issue


Bruce Weber Takes on German Vogue

Photographer is creative director for January issue.

clock December 13, 2012Melissa Drier

Designer and Luxury

Dolce, Gabbana Trial to Proceed

Prosecutor Gaetano Ruta has lined up 15 witnesses to testify in the trial, which has its first hearing on Jan. 30.

clock December 16, 2012Luisa Zargani

Kristen Stewart in Erdem.


‘On the Road’ Hits New York

Showing some major skin in a sheer Erdem number, Kristen Stewart recalled her first time reading the novel, as a freshman in high school.

clock December 14, 2012Lauren McCarthy

A look from the Sonia by Sonia Rykiel pre-fall 2013 collection.

Designer and Luxury

Sonia Rykiel Preps for Growth

The French fashion house has set in motion a three-pronged strategy for development under new majority owner Fung Brands Ltd.

clock December 14, 2012Joelle Diderich

Temperley London Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Temperley London Pre-Fall 2013

“There’s a smoky Parisian feel to it, a bit like Loulou de la Falaise — but more rough and ready, like us,” said Alice Temperley of her pre-fall collection.

clock December 14, 2012WWD Staff

Interior of Joseph's Robertson Boulevard location in Los Angeles.


Joseph Opens Second U.S. Store in Los Angeles

The brand joins the likes of Paul & Joe, Tory Burch and Alice + Olivia on a high visibility block on Robertson Boulevard.

clock December 14, 2012Rachel Brown

Designer and Luxury

PPR Seeks to Improve Eco Cost Calculation

The accounting measures translate the environmental impact of the French group’s products into a figure in euros and cents.

clock December 14, 2012Joelle Diderich

Monique Lhuillier Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Monique Lhuillier Pre-Fall 2013

The designer looked to the cosmos for her pre-fall collection.

clock December 14, 2012WWD Staff

Alice + Olivia Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Alice + Olivia Pre-Fall 2013

London called and Stacey Bendet answered, with a pre-fall collection that was all nods to Sixties British suiting and rebellious youth.

clock December 14, 2012WWD Staff

Araks' silk georgette vest and pants.

Fashion Trends

Spring 2013 Trend: Vest in Show

A summery take on the blazer, long vests are the new staple.

clock December 17, 2012Antonia Sardone

Leather bags from the Dressage collection.


Charles Chehebar Launching Dressage Collection

The elite nature of the equestrian sport sometimes referred to as “horse ballet” is exactly why the designer bought the rights to the name.

clock December 17, 2012Jessica Iredale

Michael Kors' shop-in-shop at Macy’s Herald Square.


Handbags Back in the Spotlight

Footwear might still drive the accessories category with respect to innovation, but in terms of retail, handbags are regaining momentum.

clock December 17, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Renzo Rosso and Alessandro Maggioni, in front of the Ponte di Rialto.

Designer and Luxury

Renzo Rosso Sets Aside Funds to Restore Venice Bridge

The Diesel chief has earmarked 5.5 million euros to sponsor the restoration of the city’s most famous bridge, the Ponte di Rialto.

clock December 17, 2012Luisa Zargani

Mergers and Acquisitions

Authentic, Carlyle Seen Vying for HMX Group

The firm’s bankruptcy-court auction today is expected to be primarily between two bidders, with Authentic Brands Group facing off against Bluestar Alliance.

clock December 17, 2012Vicki M. Young and Jean E. Palmieri

Naeem Khan Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Naeem Khan Pre-Fall 2013

This season, the designer worked fabrics and beading to a lighter effect, and focused on simple shapes.

clock December 17, 2012WWD Staff


American Apparel Responds to ASA Censure

Public complaints said that the offending ad appeared to sexualize a child.

clock December 17, 2012Julia Neel


Bomoda Web Site Adds to Newsletters

Over the last eight months, the community for Chinese shoppers has more than 45,000 subscribers.

clock December 17, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Marcus Wainwright and David Neville.

Fashion Scoops

Designers Touch Down in Tokyo

Rag & Bone designers David Neville and Marcus Wainwright hosted a cocktail party to celebrate the launch of their new handbag line.

clock December 17, 2012Kelly Wetherille

Fashion Scoops

Jimmy Choo, DKMS Tie Up for Fund-raiser

For 10 days from Dec. 7 to Dec. 16, 15 percent of all purchases made at any of Jimmy Choo’s four New York City stores was donated to the nonprofit.

clock December 17, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Fashion Scoops

Hukkster Secures Funding From Winklevoss Capital

The brothers view the start-up as part of a new wave of anti-social Web sites.

clock December 17, 2012Rachel Brown

Fashion Scoops

Rent Increase at Harvey Nichols’ Knightsbridge Flagship

is resisting the latest proposed rent increase and that both parties have hired specialist advisers to handle the dispute.

clock December 17, 2012Julia Neel


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