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Inside Bottega Veneta's 50th Anniversary Show

Tomas Maier eschewed trends in favor of a design ethos of “private luxury” for a collection that was effortlessly sophisticated.

clock 14hBridget Foley

Fashion

Ghesquière ‘Dives Deep’ Into Louis Vuitton

Designer and Michael Burke reflect on progress, next steps in creative retooling of luxury megabrand.

clock September 23, 2016Miles Socha

Retail

Five Left Dead in Shooting at Macy’s in Washington State

The shooter, thought to be a lone gunman, opened fire on Friday night.

clock 19hWWD Staff

Hermès Margins Rise to Record Heights

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Overview

Signaling the sector’s impressive profitability even in the face of a topsy-turvy global economy, Hermès International said Thursday that its operating margin widened 1 point to 32.1 percent last year.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Beauty Features

CEW, QVC to Unite for Charity

The two have partnered on “Beauty with Benefits,” a two-hour live broadcast on April 25 whose net proceeds will benefit Cancer and Careers.

clock March 14, 2013Belisa Silva

Fashion Show Reviews

Fleamadonna RTW Fall 2013

South Korean designer Jei Kim turned out a feminine-yet-edgy collection that incorporated copious amounts of faux fur.

clock March 20, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Matohu RTW Fall 2013

Hiroyuki Horihata and Makiko Sekiguchi once again drew inspiration from the natural world.

clock March 20, 2013WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Hermès Profits Increase 24.6% in 2012

Luxury firm says operating margin rose to 32.1 percent of sales, a record level.

clock March 21, 2013Miles Socha

Memo Pad

Beyoncé Goes Beachy for H&M

Singer appears in retailer’s summer ads, and gave input to the collection.

clock March 21, 2013Miles Socha

Financial

H&M Plans More Stores, Sports Line

Against the backdrop of disappointing first-quarter results, the company said it will open 350 stores in 2013 instead of the 325 previously planned.

clock March 21, 2013Paulina Szmydke

Parties

David Bowie Exhibit Opens in London

Victoria & Albert Museum hosts party to kick off singer’s retrospective.

clock March 21, 2013Julia Neel

Fashion Show Reviews

Gut’s Dynamite Cabarets RTW Fall 2013

Designer Aki staged his return in a memorably madcap way, enlisting the help of wrestlers, Japanese celebrities and a clan of underwear-clad dancers.

clock March 21, 2013WWD Staff

Financial

Restructuring Costs Weigh on Li & Fung Net

Earnings fell by 9.4 percent and the company dialed down its target for 2013.

clock March 21, 2013Ellen Sheng

Fashion Show Reviews

Atsushi Nakashima RTW Fall 2013

The designer turned out a tailored collection this season­­ in a neutral palette of black, white and soft grays.

clock March 21, 2013WWD Staff

Financial

Lululemon Net Up, Pants Recall to Hit Sales

Activewear brand on Thursday quantified the cost of its too-sheer yoga pants: up to $67 million in lost revenues.

clock March 21, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Show Reviews

Johan Ku RTW Fall 2013

The designer showed a dark collection of modern, edgy styles.

clock March 21, 2013WWD Staff

Human Resources

VF’s Eric Wiseman Sees 33.5% Pay Increase

Stock and option awards and other items also up over 2011.

clock March 21, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Show Reviews

Somarta RTW Fall 2013

An embroidered geometric pattern appeared on coats and dresses, while a series of silk dresses in striking prints had an art deco vibe.

clock March 21, 2013WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Patrick Robinson Joins A|X Armani Exchange as Creative Director

His responsibilities range from product development to providing creative direction in marketing areas.

clock March 21, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Business

Salvatore Ferragamo Profits Up 30%

Global retail and wholesale growth and gains in the footwear and leather goods categories lifted the company’s net profit in 2012.

clock March 21, 2013Luisa Zargani

Parties

Barneys Toasts Irene Neuwirth

The retailer hosted a quiet supper at the home of Mark Lee to toast the bijoux designer on her recent CFDA nomination.

clock March 21, 2013Taylor Harris

Skin Care

Clinique Expands on Skin Care With CC Cream

The brand is taking a deeper leap into the world of alphabet skin enhancers with its new product, due in April.

clock March 21, 2013Julie Naughton

Executive Changes

Chanel Promotes Christine Dagousset

Currently executive vice president of fragrance and beauté at Chanel Inc. in the U.S., she has been named the global fragrance and beauté president.

clock March 21, 2013Julie Naughton

People

Rachel Korine’s Big Break

WWD chats with the 26-year-old “Spring Breakers” star about the film and more.

clock March 22, 2013Taylor Harris

Parties

Female Power Players Toasted at Italian Embassy

Washington’s boys’ club took another hit at the dinner hosted by Elle and Gucci to honor the magazine’s salute to its pick of the capital’s top 10 power women.

clock March 21, 2013Susan Watters

Department Stores

Belk Flagship Push Leads to Remodel in Charleston

The retailer will spend $10.2 million to double the size of its store in the Mt. Pleasant Town Centre during a two-phase expansion.

clock March 21, 2013David Moin

Financial

Nike Shares Up on Q3 Earnings Beat

Ongoing restructuring leads to declines in sales and profitability in Greater China.

clock March 21, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Scoops

Michelle Franklin Wins ‘Project Runway’ Lord & Taylor Challenge

The designer’s dress, priced $259, will be sold at certain Lord & Taylor stores and on lordandtaylor.com and will be displayed in the windows on Fifth Avenue.

clock March 21, 2013David Moin

Designer and Luxury

IMG Fashion Teams Up With Joor

Partnership with the online fashion wholesale marketplace to assist designers in expanding their businesses.

clock March 22, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Financial

J. Crew Outlines Expansion Plans

The company has its eye on continued investment in the company and “long-term growth” following solid fourth-quarter and 2012 results.

clock March 22, 2013David Moin

Beauty Features

Hyper Growth Across Skin Care’s Alphabet City

Brands are racing down the alphabet to launch multifunctional products, which tend to sound more like bond ratings than beauty offerings.

clock March 22, 2013Molly Prior and Belisa Silva and Julie Naughton and Pete Born

Body Care

Kardashians Enter Skin Care With Tanning Line

Next up for Kim, Khloé and Kourtney will be Kardashian Sun Kissed, a five-stockkeeping-unit sunless tanning system exclusive to Ulta that’s due in April.

clock March 22, 2013Julie Naughton

Memo Pad

Jackie Nasser Joining Rue La La

As editorial director, fashion, she will lead the production of content for look books, style tips and curated boutiques.

clock March 22, 2013Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Dior Pops Up at Maxfield in Los Angeles

Social hostesses Quinn Ezralow, Julia Sorkin and Kelly Styne bid their pals to stop by for bubbly and browsing Wednesday night.

clock March 22, 2013Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

Vs. Magazine, G-Star Toast Rie Rasmussen’s Short Film

Marie de Villepin, who also appears in the film, performed a moody acoustic set at the party at the Dream Hotel’s Electric Room in New York Wednesday.

clock March 22, 2013Erik Maza

Fashion Scoops

Carlos Miele Takes Miami

The city solidified its slot as little Brazil Wednesday night when the designer showed his fall collection at Miami Fashion Week.

clock March 22, 2013Rebecca Kleinman

Fashion Scoops

Macy’s, Strategic Marks Trial to Move Forward

A federal judge denied Macy’s Inc.’s request for a partial summary judgment in a case involving the trademarks of several legacy department store banners.

clock March 22, 2013Evan Clark

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clock September 22, 2016Vicki M. Young

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