The Markets

Muslim Fashion Industry Reacts to France's Burkini Ban

Designers, including burkini creator Aheda Zanetti, are puzzled over the recent backlash.

clock 4hRitu Upadhyay

Fashion

Hilfiger to Create Fashion Carnival at South Street Seaport

The designer will showcase the fall Tommy x Gigi Collection designed in collaboration with supermodel Gigi Hadid.

clock 22hLisa Lockwood

Business

Paris Stands to Lose $1.5 Billion in Tourism This Year

Visits by Japanese tourists in the first six months of the year fell 46.2 percent, Russians by 35 percent and Italians by 27.7 percent.

clock 8hMiles Socha

In Focus

Zika Fears Causing Bug-Repellent Clothes to Sell Out

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is shifting funding to develop a vaccine for Zika.

MAC Bows in Paris in Overseas Push

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MAC Cosmetics is ratcheting up its international profile with an otherworldly flagship set to open on the tourist-clogged Champs-Elysées here on Tuesday.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Show Reviews

Mugler RTW Fall 2013

Nicola Formichetti and designer Sebastien Peigné approached their collection as if they were charged with wardrobe duty on the set of a sci-fi fantasy noir.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Carven RTW Fall 2013

Guillaume Henry showed his fall collection against a backdrop of an old car, closing the show with a couple of doe patterns.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Balenciaga RTW Fall 2013

Alexander Wang researched well, and, at least this first time out, created a look distinct from that of his signature label.

clock February 28, 2013WWD Staff

Parties

H&M Rocks the House With Paris Fashion Show

Chloë Grace Moretz, Emma Roberts and Ashley Olsen were among guests at the event.

clock February 28, 2013Miles Socha and Joelle Diderich

Financial

Mixed Q4 Results at Sears, Kohl’s

Sears showed improved quarterly results by narrowing its loss to $489 million, while net income at Kohl’s fell 16.9 percent.

clock February 28, 2013Vicki M. Young

Fashion Show Reviews

Sharon Wauchob RTW Fall 2013

The designer chose an interplay of tough and tender.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Ann Demeulemeester RTW Fall 2013

A dark, brooding mood is always present in the designer’s work, and for fall she captured the spirit again.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Bouchra Jarrar RTW Fall 2013

The collection stayed well within the designer’s comfort zone and was designed to make a woman feel at ease.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Balmain RTW Fall 2013

The big question Olivier Rousteing seemed to pose was, “What would Claude Montana do?”

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Fashion Show Reviews

Karl Lagerfeld RTW Fall 2013

The designer decided to unite his masstige Karl range and the more upscale Karl Lagerfeld Paris line under one label called — you guessed it — Karl Lagerfeld.

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Business

BCBG Hires Blackstone to Seek Investors

Financial sources familiar with the plans ruled out an outright sale of the entire company.

clock February 28, 2013Vicki M. Young

Nina Ricci Show Features Live Piano

Katia and Marielle Labèque played music by Philip Glass at the show.

clock February 28, 2013Joelle Diderich

Parties

‘Stoker’ Screens in New York

Aussie actress Mia Wasikowska stars with Nicole Kidman and Matthew Goode in the genre-bending horror piece.

clock February 28, 2013Lauren McCarthy

Financial

Chico’s Profits Rise 25.6% in Quarter

The retailer said fewer markdowns boosted earnings.

clock February 28, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Show Reviews

Rick Owens RTW Fall 2013

The designer worked exquisite surface details and couture volumes with Japanese influences.

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Front Row at Barbara Bui

Laura Smet and Mylène Jampanoï attended the show.

clock February 28, 2013Paulina Szmydke

Fashion Show Reviews

Nina Ricci RTW Fall 2013

Copping fused the elegant dishabille of the ballet world seamlessly with his ladylike stylings for a collection of serene beauty.

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Designer and Luxury

Fausto Puglisi Gets Set for First Ungaro Show

While declining to reveal details about the fall collection, he conceded he has reworked iconic looks and the label’s “polka dots, trenches and knits.”

clock March 1, 2013Luisa Zargani

People

Barkley L. Hendricks Talks Latest Exhibit, ‘Hearts Hands Eyes Mind’

The artist’s work will be on display at Jack Shainman Gallery in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood until April.

clock March 1, 2013Taylor Harris

Financial

Gap Inc. Profits Up 61%

The company’s fourth-quarter results beat Wall Street’s expectations by 2 cents.

clock February 28, 2013Vicki M. Young

Clothing/Furnishings

Nike Pledges $50M to First Lady’s New ‘Active Schools’ Effort

The “Let’s Move” campaign is aimed at more physical education for school-age children.

clock February 28, 2013Ed Finkel

Financial

Limited Brands Speeding Pink Expansion

Capital expenditures budgeted to rise 10.5 percent to about $650 million.

clock February 28, 2013Arnold J. Karr

People

Q&A: André Leon Talley

He chatted with WWD about his projects for Numéro Russia, his take on the Academy Awards and the fascination of Americans with tabloid celebrities.

clock February 28, 2013Luisa Zargani

Fashion Show Reviews

Lanvin RTW Fall 2013

“Help.” “Cool.” Those two words — telegraphed via flamboyant message necklaces — bookended Alber Elbaz’s brilliant collection on Thursday night.

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Department Stores

Macy’s Continues to Square Off With Martha, Penney’s

Robin Marino was surprised to hear Martha Stewart cut a deal with J.C. Penney, given the brand’s agreement with Macy’s.

clock February 28, 2013Evan Clark

Digital

Jane Pratt Takes on Beauty With XoVain

The Say Media-owned digital property solely dedicated to beauty launches today.

clock March 1, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Designer and Luxury

Gucci Launches Chime for Change Foundation

The initiative furthers women’s education, health care and justice through social media platforms.

clock March 1, 2013Marcy Medina

Retailing

New Paris Flagship Puts MAC in Another World

The otherworldly store is set to open on the tourist-clogged Champs-Elysées on Tuesday.

clock March 1, 2013Jennifer Weil

Fashion Scoops

Opening Ceremony to Fete Rihanna’s River Island Collection With Exhibit

The New York-based specialty retailer has also curated an exhibition of seven of her best-known outfits to fete the in-store launch, called “RIHtrospective.”

clock March 1, 2013Kristi Garced

Fashion Scoops

Dana Lorenz Makes Foray Into Fine Jewelry

The designer of collections Fenton and Fallon will unveil her first fine jewelry line today, a capsule collection created for Plukka.com.

clock March 1, 2013Rachel Strugatz

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