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Retailers Keep Holiday Plans Conservative and Inventories Tight

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

clock 15hDavid Moin


Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Fenty Puma Show

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

clock 10hMiles Socha


French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at the Age of 86

The French designer was synonymous with striped sweaters and Left Bank insouciance.

clock 3hMiles Socha

In Focus

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

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

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With the masterful collection she showed on Thursday evening, Miuccia Prada created some serious fashion drama.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Bulgari Shows Off Elizabeth Taylor Collection in Hollywood

A handful of starlets turned out to see the jeweler’s recently re-acquired gems.

clock February 20, 2013Ericka Franklin


Barneys Toasts Sharon Socol Photo Book

Narciso Rodriguez cohosted a party in honor of “Plus One: An Outsider’s Photographic Journey Into the World of Fashion.”

clock February 20, 2013Taylor Harris

Fashion Show Reviews

Andrea Incontri RTW Fall 2013

The designer presented a well-executed collection that paid homage to traditional Italian elegance.

clock February 21, 2013WWD Staff

Front Row at Max Mara

Hailee Steinfeld, winner of Max Mara’s annual award for new talents, attended the show in Milan.

clock February 21, 2013Miles Socha and Joelle Diderich


Wal-Mart Sees Gains in Apparel

Improved results in apparel and jewelry came despite softer overall sales in the fourth quarter ended Jan. 26 that continued into the start of February.

clock February 21, 2013Sharon Edelson

Fashion Scoops

First Lady Wears Reed Krakoff

Michelle Obama appears to be one of the designer’s most steadfast fans, having chosen one of his dresses for her official portrait released today.

clock February 21, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Show Reviews

Max Mara RTW Fall 2013

Citing a Bauhaus inspiration, the design team stuck to a basic palette of camel, gray, black and dark blue, keeping the focus on shapes and outerwear.

clock February 21, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Blugirl RTW Fall 2013

Alexa Chung was the muse for Anna Molinari’s collection, the younger sister of Blumarine.

clock February 21, 2013WWD Staff


Kate Spade Buoys Fifth & Pacific

The company once known as Liz Claiborne reaffirmed its 2013 forecast for adjusted EBITDA of between $120 million to $150 million.

clock February 21, 2013Vicki M. Young

Fashion Show Reviews

Just Cavalli RTW Fall 2013

Georgia May Jagger was the last model to walk the flame-licked runway.

clock February 21, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Fendi RTW Fall 2013

Program notes for Karl Lagerfeld’s Fendi collection proclaimed “a contemporary rereading of fur.”

clock February 21, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Jet Set RTW Fall 2013

Chief executive officer Massimo Suppancig believes he knows what women want and said his goal is to provide them with “softness, femininity and beauty.”

clock February 21, 2013WWD Staff

Government and Trade

The European Union’s Labeling Quandary

The European Commission, Europe’s executive branch, proposed a package of new rules aimed at improving market transparency.

clock February 22, 2013Cynthia Martens

Designer and Luxury

Men’s Tailored Clothing a Stronghold of Italian Manufacturing

According to Sistema Moda Italia, in 2012 the Italian men’s fashion business generated 8.6 billion euros, or $11.4 billion at current exchange, in revenues.

clock February 22, 2013Alessandra Turra


Made in Italy: Leathers and Footwear

The web of factories set up in the Brenta area over the years have been absorbed by or turned into suppliers for big fashion brands.

clock February 22, 2013Luisa Zargani

The Markets Features

Italian Manufacturing: The Production Districts

A breakdown of the heart of Italian manufacturing, region by region.

clock February 22, 2013WWD Staff

Business Features

Made In Italy: Textiles

A snapshot of the country’s storied textile districts of Biella, Como and Prato.

clock February 22, 2013Alessandra Turra


Made in Italy: Eyewear

The district of Belluno, in Veneto, represents the core of Italy’s eyewear production with giants such as Luxottica, Safilo, De Rigo and Marcolin.

clock February 22, 2013Matteo Aceti


Made In Italy: Jewelry

According to data provided by the Italian Chamber of Commerce association Union Filiere, the country’s jewelry business counts 28,559 companies.

clock February 22, 2013Alessandra Turra

Fashion Show Reviews

Krizia RTW Fall 2013

Mariuccia Mandelli made a case for her own brand of power woman with a lineup that had a tough edge and an early Eighties vibe.

clock February 21, 2013WWD Staff

Business Features

Italy Exports: Around the World

The following data reflects exports for various segments of Italian manufacturing.

clock February 22, 2013WWD Staff

Color Cosmetics

Made In Italy: Collistar Marks 30 Years

The cosmetics brand is unveiling limited editions of some of its best-selling products throughout 2013 to mark its anniversary.

clock February 22, 2013Cynthia Martens

Fashion Show Reviews

Antonio Marras RTW Fall 2013

The designer sought to blend British sartorial wools with feminine shapes and embellishment — with little regard for convention.

clock February 21, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Tod’s Fall 2013

Several new fashion statements were made for the season.

clock February 22, 2013WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Made In Italy: Beauty’s Big Players

Many companies in the beauty business in Italy make product origin and craftsmanship a selling point.

clock February 22, 2013Cynthia Martens

Body Care

Burt’s Bees Taps Carly Rae Jepsen to Front Güd’s New Body Line

The “Call Me Maybe” singer is the first celebrity spokesperson for any products under the Burt’s Bees umbrella.

clock February 21, 2013Rachel Brown

Business Features

Made in Italy: The Intangible Quality

Makers strive to protect what “Made in Italy” represents to the rest of the world.

clock February 22, 2013Luisa Zargani


Bumble to Build on Thickening Range

The new Thickening items, all designed for creating voluminous full-bodied hairstyles, will be introduced in a two-phase launch.

clock February 21, 2013Belisa Silva


Museum of the City of New York Holds Winter Ball

Carolina Herrera cosponsored the annual gala.

clock February 21, 2013Matthew Lynch


Nordstrom to Pump Up Rack, Online

On Thursday the retailer unveiled a 20 percent increase in fourth quarter earnings and outlined its plan to practically double its capital expenditures.

clock February 21, 2013David Moin

Fashion Show Reviews

Prada RTW Fall 2013

Miuccia Prada delivered a cinematic reverie that offered a little retro and major glamour.

clock February 21, 2013WWD Staff


Procter & Gamble’s Push for Productivity

One year after laying out plans to cut $10 billion in costs by fiscal 2016, the company said it is moving full steam ahead.

clock February 21, 2013Molly Prior

Designer and Luxury

Valentino’s Paris Flagship Renovation Complete

A dinner will mark the official opening on March 5, after the Valentino show.

clock February 21, 2013Luisa Zargani and Paulina Szmydke

Department Stores

Macy’s Exec Testifies in Martha Stewart Case

Leonard Marcus’ fears were realized when the home goods brand cut a deal with Penney’s.

clock February 21, 2013Evan Clark


Sheri McCoy Accelerates Digital Push at Avon

The chief executive officer is pushing for a more contemporary approach to direct selling that would move the brand deeper into the digital realm.

clock February 21, 2013Molly Prior

Designer and Luxury

Sales, Profits Up at Bottega Veneta in 2012

The year was a record one for the Italian luxury firm, which crossed the $1 billion mark in revenues for the first time and posted strong profitability.

clock February 22, 2013Luisa Zargani


New Era at Jimmy Choo

In their first joint interview, creative director Sandra Choi and Pierre Denis, the brand’s newly appointed ceo, outlined some of their plans for the brand.

clock February 22, 2013Samantha Conti

Memo Pad

Dior Taps Jennifer Lawrence for Miss Dior Campaign

She wears looks from the spring ready-to-wear collection by Raf Simons, showing off her long neck, her face occasionally veiled in netting.

clock February 22, 2013Miles Socha

Memo Pad

Michael Clinton Fetes Sixth Book Release

“The Globetrotter Diaries” boils down the Hearst executive’s best travel advice culled from 25 years of trips.

clock February 22, 2013Erik Maza

Memo Pad

Ken Kurson Staying Busy at The New York Observer

The new editor in chief, who has been on the job a little over a month, hasn’t radically changed the salmon-colored weekly, as some staffers feared.

clock February 22, 2013Erik Maza

Fashion Scoops

Karl Lagerfeld’s Take on German-French Relations

German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung is launching the first fashion-themed issue of its magazine with a sketch by the designer.

clock February 22, 2013Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Juliette Binoche Touches Down in Milan

The French actress will attend tonight’s opening of the Santoni flagship on Via Montenapoleone.

clock February 22, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Front Row at Fendi

The fur in the audience rivaled that on the catwalk at the show Thursday, which drew an international crew of bright young things.

clock February 22, 2013Joelle Diderich and Alessandra Turra

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