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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 5hMiles Socha

Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Fenty Puma Show

The music star had launched the collection last February during New York Fashion Week.

clock 11hMiles Socha

Retail

Retailers Keep Holiday Plans Conservative and Inventories Tight

Inventories are being kept tight in hope of increasing full-price selling and reducing markdowns.

clock 16hDavid Moin

In Focus

Roger Federer on His Nike Collaboration and Coming Back Strong in 2017

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Designers Brace for Major Blizzard

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Overview

Even before it is in full take-off mode, New York Fashion Week has hit major turbulence.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Fashion Show Reviews

Rachel Comey RTW Fall 2013

For fall, Comey’s girl — who usually swings more toward the Bowery-Brooklyn end of the city — worked several identities with confidence.

clock February 6, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Tanya Taylor RTW Fall 2013

The designer went for more of a metropolitan vibe with this charming lineup.

clock February 7, 2013WWD Staff

Executive Changes

Former BBC Chief Heads to Burberry

John Smith is to become chief operating officer, a new post.

clock February 7, 2013Samantha Conti

Forecasts and Analysis

After Soft Holiday, Markdowns Drive January Comps

Strong results reported by Macy’s, Kohl’s, Nordstrom and Gap.

clock February 7, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Show Reviews

Holmes & Yang RTW Fall 2013

The collection features understated classics, the type of clothes that are about fine quality and construction but might get lost on the runway.

clock February 7, 2013Jessica Iredale

Fashion

Todd Snyder Men’s RTW Fall 2013

“This is as bad-ass as I get,” said the designer of his motorcycle-inspired collection.

clock February 7, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Veronica Beard RTW Fall 2013

For fall, sisters-in-law Veronica Miele Beard and Veronica Swanson Beard were inspired by cowboy and Western wear.

clock February 7, 2013WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Designers Brace for Major Blizzard

Winter Storm Nemo is expected to wreak some havoc over the weekend, but executives say they are plowing ahead with their fashion shows, no matter what.

clock February 7, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Front Row at BCBG Max Azria

Jessica Hart was among the familiar faces seated front row at the show.

clock February 7, 2013Taylor Harris

Fashion Show Reviews

BCBG Max Azria RTW Fall 2013

The collection was full of lovely, wearable prints and rich textures.

clock February 7, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Behnaz Sarafpour RTW Fall 2013

“Artificial Beauty” was the theme of the collection.

clock February 7, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion

Richard Chai Men’s RTW Fall 2013

The designer’s overriding theme was military.

clock February 7, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Richard Chai Love RTW Fall 2013

The designer explored a decidedly more grown-up, polished look than in past seasons.

clock February 7, 2013WWD Staff

Fragrance

Coach Love: A New Fragrance for Valentine’s Day

The scent furthers the brand’s mission to address all sides of a woman’s personality.

clock February 7, 2013Julie Naughton

Beauty Features

Indie Beauty Brands Shine at Elements Showcase

With more emphasis on fine art, natural materials and globalization, the event drew 3,000 attendees and 120 niche beauty exhibitors from as far as Australia.

clock February 7, 2013Belisa Silva

Fashion Show Reviews

Creatures of the Wind RTW Fall 2013

Based on wearable classics, the clothes merged a Seventies vintage store vibe with designer-level sophistication and craftsy imagination.

clock February 7, 2013WWD Staff

Denim

Levi’s to Focus on Web Development

E-commerce is underdeveloped and remains a “huge upside opportunity” for the company, ceo Chip Bergh told WWD.

clock February 7, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Parties

Prabal for Target Launches With a Carnival

The designer put on a show for his collaboration with the mass retailer on Wednesday.

clock February 7, 2013Taylor Harris

Fashion Show Reviews

Kimberly Ovitz RTW Fall 2013

The show went on a dark and moody journey with cocoon layering, some abstract prints and a slight futuristic bent with silver, space-age pieces.

clock February 7, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion

Duckie Brown Men’s RTW Fall 2013

Steven Cox and Daniel Silver offered a new sophistication by making coats the focal point.

clock February 7, 2013WWD Staff

Parties

The New York Party Starts at amfAR Gala

The AIDS research fundraiser raised $2.6 million on Wednesday night.

clock February 7, 2013Matthew Lynch

Business

John Varvatos Taps Diesel Exec as CEO

Cristiano Quieti will report to John Varvatos, chairman and chief creative officer, who currently holds the title of president as well.

clock February 7, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Obituaries

Chip Tolbert Dead at 86

The longtime fashion director of the Men’s Fashion Association died Thursday afternoon from respiratory distress.

clock February 7, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Designer and Luxury

Chanel to Expand Historic Rue Cambon Location

Company said Thursday it has purchased a building at 19 Rue Cambon on the corner of Rue Saint-Honoré that would be used to grow the historic location.

clock February 8, 2013Miles Socha

Retail/Business

Tommy Hilfiger to Fly Flag in L.A. Again

Designer views the opening of his flagship on Robertson Boulevard as not just adding another store, but as a relaunch of the brand on the West Coast.

clock February 8, 2013Rachel Brown

Beauty Features

Think Tank: Iman on the Multicultural Consumer

The founder and ceo of Iman Cosmetics offers a business strategy for selling beauty products to women of all skin tones.

clock February 8, 2013Iman

Trends and Analysis

January Comp Crux

The surprising strength of the month’s comparable-store sales numbers produced a phenomenon not seen since the days of heated inflation and heavy spending.

clock February 8, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Scoops

Paparazzi Follow Anne Hathaway Into Lanvin Boutique

The actress was in Paris for the French premiere of “Les Misérables” and is believed headed to London for Sunday night’s BAFTA Awards.

clock February 8, 2013Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Pair of Parties Fete Marni Fragrance Launch in N.Y.

Consuelo Castiglioni flew into town for the party at Marni’s Meatpacking District store on Tuesday night and festivities at Saks the following evening.

clock February 8, 2013Julie Naughton and Matthew Lynch

Fashion Scoops

CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Returns With Americans in Paris

Back for a fourth time next month, 10 former fashion fund designers will show their fall collections in a communal space during Paris Fashion Week.

clock February 8, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Memo Pad

Pour La Victoire Taps Jessica Hart for Spring

This marks her second stint as a muse for PLV, which will launch the campaign during fashion week.

clock February 8, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Isa Tapia Branching Out to Handbags

Shoe designer Isamir Tapia is adding bags to her sexy and funky line of contemporary footwear.

clock February 8, 2013Roxanne Robinson

Fashion Scoops

Madeline Weinrib Collaborates With Manolo Blahnik

The company decided to use her fabrics for four shoe styles — a pump, wedge, smoking shoe and sandal.

clock February 8, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Department Stores

Saks Creates Omni-Management

Saks Inc. has reassigned its senior managers to broad cross-channel responsibilities and has anointed them with “omnichannel” titles.

clock February 8, 2013David Moin

Memo Pad

Magazine Newsstand Sales Down 8.2% in Second Half

Among the top 25 magazines according to newsstand sales, women’s titles and celebrity glossies took the deepest dives.

clock February 8, 2013Erik Maza

Memo Pad

CR Fashion Book Ups Circulation, Cover Price

The second issue, due on newsstands later this month, was conceived around a dance theme.

clock February 8, 2013David Lipke

Fashion Show Reviews

Pierre Balmain RTW Fall 2013

The collection was all about “style avengers”

clock February 8, 2013WWD Staff

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