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Retail

Rick Owens’ Concrete Castle in SoHo

His new New York store is on the corner of Howard Street and Crosby Street in SoHo.

clock 12hJessica Iredale

Fashion

French Court Rules Against Burkini Ban

The decision could set a precedent and topple other beach bans that have caused an international furor.

clock 6hMiles Socha

Beauty

Elf Cosmetics Files for IPO

The mass-market beauty company had $96.8 million in sales for the first half of 2016.

clock August 26, 2016Allison Collins

Gucci Adapts Strategy For Changing China

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Overview

Faced with a fast-changing landscape in China, Gucci is ditching the rapid expansion model of recent years for an “à la carte” approach to retail and merchandising.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion

The Drawing Room: New York Fashion Week in Sketches

Andrew Allen and Georg Petschnigg of FiftyThree Inc. showcased their Paper by Fifty Three app to draw highlights of the shows.

clock February 8, 2013WWD Staff

Business

VF Corp. Income Leaps 29.9%

Sportswear and contemporary coalitions shine in the fourth quarter.

clock February 18, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Department Stores

Saks to Close Stamford, Conn. Location

Continuing to prune its full-line store base, the retailer will close the store in Stamford Town Center in early 2014.

clock February 15, 2013David Moin

The Markets Features

Las Vegas Preview: Shows at a Glance

A quick listing of the upcoming trade shows.

clock February 19, 2013WWD Staff

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Fresh Faces at WWDMAGIC

Three brands to check out at the upcoming show.

clock February 19, 2013Nola Sarkisian-Miller

Financial

Coty, Puig Terminate Distribution Deal

Both companies said the decision was mutual.

clock February 15, 2013Julie Naughton

Retail/Business

Las Vegas Preview: Retailers See Myriad Opportunities for Fall

The fashion needle is moving again, with a new swath of colors, prints and shapes expected to drive business in the year ahead.

clock February 19, 2013Jean E. Palmieri and Rachel Brown

Lifestyle

Las Vegas Preview: The Scene

Where to eat, drink and see a show — between the shows.

clock February 19, 2013WWD Staff

The Markets Features

Las Vegas Preview: Seminars at WWDMAGIC

The following seminars are held at LVCC and Mandelay Bay Convention Center (MBCC).

clock February 19, 2013WWD Staff

Clothing/Furnishings

Ones to Watch in Las Vegas

New names and fresh faces at the shows in Las Vegas.

clock February 19, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Family Matters at 10 Downing Street

The Cameron clan mingled with designers and retailers to kick off London Fashion Week.

clock February 16, 2013Samantha Conti

Fashion Show Reviews

Central Saint Martins RTW Fall 2013

A heightened focus on the new talents from Central Saint Martins contributes to London’s re-emergence as a fashion capital.

clock February 16, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Clements Ribeiro RTW Fall 2013

Suzanne Clements and Inacio Ribeiro’s signature cross-pollination of patterns and colors on geek-chic silhouettes clashed more than matched.

clock February 16, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Julien Macdonald RTW Fall 2013

Rhinestone cowgirls mingled with flashy mermaids in this high-energy collection.

clock February 16, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Todd Lynn RTW Fall 2013

The signature style of Karl Lagerfeld occasionally came to mind in this men’s wear-inspired collection.

clock February 16, 2013WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Christian Wijnants Wins International Woolmark Prize

The Belgian designer took home the award that was presented at an event during London Fashion Week.

clock February 18, 2013Samantha Conti and Stephanie Hirschmiller

Fashion Show Reviews

Moschino Cheap & Chic RTW Fall 2013

Rosella Jardini has infused the young and cheeky collection with some local attitude.

clock February 16, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Issa London RTW Fall 2013

Cara Delevingne flailed her arms in her caftan, announcing the Seventies spirit of Daniella Helayel’s collection.

clock February 16, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

David Koma RTW Fall 2013

David Koma found a new sensuality in this beautifully tailored collection inspired by the shape and grooves of vinyl records.

clock February 17, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Thomas Tait RTW Fall 2013

This was a confident outing for Tait, whose sporty, motor racing inspiration translated into clothes that were sleek and dynamic.

clock February 17, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi RTW Fall 2013

Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi’s fall collection played out in mannish tailoring accented with zippers and contrasted with softness.

clock February 17, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Mulberry RTW Fall 2013

Creative director Emma Hill sent out a outerwear-heavy collection packed with plaids, checks and leather.

clock February 17, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Temperley London RTW Fall 2013

Despite the Hitchcock theme, the Temperley collection was largely lacking in suspense or drama.

clock February 17, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

L’Wren Scott RTW Fall 2013

Fabrics reached a new level of lavishness in this collection.

clock February 17, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

House of Holland RTW Fall 2013

Henry Holland’s trademark tongue-in-cheek, bad taste aesthetic evolved this season into a grown-up, sophisticated collection.

clock February 17, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Vivienne Westwood Red Label RTW Fall 2013

Catherine Deneuve in the Sixties and Seventies was the inspiration behind this collection of familiar, ladylike dresses and suits.

clock February 17, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Topshop Unique RTW Fall 2013

Cara Delevingne opened the show in a wet-look leather skater skirt with a midriff-baring knit top and a coat made of giant furry patches.

clock February 17, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Matthew Williamson RTW Fall 2013

This was a big collection with a clutch of new ideas, some of which worked brilliantly.

clock February 17, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Paul Smith RTW Fall 2013

Sir Paul Smith sent out a peppy, color-drenched collection with a whiff of the brash Eighties.

clock February 17, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Jonathan Saunders RTW Fall 2013

The designer has been steadily moving away from pattern play, all but abandoning it for fall.

clock February 17, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Mary Katrantzou RTW Fall 2013

Mary Katrantzou’s kaleidoscopic, photo-based prints are unmistakable – and can be overwhelming.

clock February 17, 2013WWD Staff

L’Wren Scott Holds Court at Café Royal

Designer and boyfriend Mick Jagger host sumptuous dinner at fabled London nightspot.

clock February 18, 2013Samantha Conti and Miles Socha

Fashion Show Reviews

Richard Nicoll RTW Fall 2013

The designer’s knack for fabric development shone on the catwalk as he transposed the look of crocodile skin onto knitted jacquards.

clock February 18, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Marios Schwab RTW Fall 2013

This cohesive collection of sculpted tailoring showcased the designer’s light touch and clean lines.

clock February 18, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Christopher Kane RTW Fall 2013

The designer proved he has plenty of ideas — perhaps even too many — to propel his fledgling house into fashion’s bigger leagues.

clock February 18, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Margaret Howell RTW Fall 2013

For fall there were perfectly cut long flannel kilts paired with matching military shirts or Guernsey knit sweaters, plus tailored coats and pants.

clock February 18, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Peter Pilotto RTW Fall 2013

The designers managed to elevate the familiar while injecting a sense of excitement and sophistication into the collection.

clock February 18, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Antonio Berardi RTW Fall 2013

The collection had its good moments — skinny patchwork tweed dresses with sheer black panels or jaunty cheerleader skirts.

clock February 18, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Erdem RTW Fall 2013

Darkness fell on Erdem Moralioglu’s typically dainty and painterly floral garden for fall.

clock February 18, 2013WWD Staff

Front Row at Burberry Prorsum

Kate Beckinsale, Rita Ora, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Frieda Pinto attended the show.

clock February 18, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Burberry Prorsum RTW Fall 2013

Christopher Bailey’s collection had a youthful feel, with silhouettes and accessories that had a whiff of the early Sixties.

clock February 18, 2013WWD Staff

Denim

Iconix Said in Talks to Buy Lee Cooper

The European denim brand is being sold by private equity firm Sun European Partners, an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners in the U.S.

clock February 18, 2013Vicki M. Young

Fashion Show Reviews

Giles RTW Fall 2013

At this haute pajama party, ball gowns were equally welcome and occasionally topped off with a floppy, oversized knit hat.

clock February 18, 2013WWD Staff

Sportswear

Sam Ben-Avraham to Launch Liberty Fairs Trade Show

New exhibition from industry veteran and the founder of Project will launch in Las Vegas in August with a focus on the men’s denim and contemporary market.

clock February 19, 2013David Lipke

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Catherine Malandrino to Unveil Secondary Line at Magic

The debut of the diffusion line is the first major move by the designer and investors Elie Tahari and Arthur S. Levine since they joined forces.

clock February 19, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Show Reviews

Tom Ford RTW Fall 2013

For his grand reentrance to the formal fashion schedule, the designer ruled out subtlety from the start.

clock February 18, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Nicole Farhi RTW Fall 2013

In her debut collection for the brand, creative director Joanna Sykes showed off a lineup of androgynous, boxy silhouettes and mannish proportions.

clock February 18, 2013WWD Staff

Design

Karl Lagerfeld’s Lens Flare

The designer’s latest photo exhibition, “Fire Etchings,” opens today at the Galerie Gmurzynska in Saint Moritz, Switzerland.

clock February 19, 2013Miles Socha

Merchandising

Buyers Focus on New York’s Hits

As the European collections season hits full swing, retailers continue to digest the New York shows, which provided a mix of styles from power women to tomboys.

clock February 19, 2013Sharon Edelson

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Parker Adds E-commerce to Site

The contemporary sportswear firm worked with Onestop Internet Inc. for the refresh, redesign and execution of parkerny.com.

clock February 19, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Designer and Luxury

Burberry Said Opening Brookfield Place Unit

Formerly known as the World Finan­cial Center, the 200,000-square-foot site in lower Manhattan is in the midst of a $250 million renovation.

clock February 19, 2013Sharon Edelson

Memo Pad

Bloomberg’s Pursuits Gets a Makeover

Before the redesign by two Condé veterans, the luxury magazine was edited by the small team behind Bloomberg Markets, its more trade-oriented sibling magazine.

clock February 19, 2013Erik Maza

Front Row at Tom Ford

Celebrity guests included Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, who called the collection “phenomenal.”

clock February 19, 2013Samantha Conti and Stephanie Hirschmiller

Fashion Scoops

Coach Inc. Pay Package for Victor Luis Revealed in SEC Filing

Lew Frankfort, who will become executive chairman after giving up the post of ceo, earned a total of $12.3 million in 2012, $1.5 million of it in salary.

clock February 19, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Scoops

Selfridges Planning to Fete ‘Oz’ Prequel

The Yellow Brick Road and Emerald City-themed shop will showcase merchandise designed around the film.

clock February 19, 2013Naomi Attwood

Business Features

Gucci Adapts Strategy for Changing China

PPR is the latest luxury group to restrategize its approach as the tastes of consumers in major cities matures and brands push into smaller locales.

clock February 19, 2013Joelle Diderich

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