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Industry Execs Gather at WWD CEO Summit

Industry leaders gathered at The Pierre hotel in Manhattan for the WWD CEO Summit to discuss the consumer, the state of business and the challenges of the fashion calendar.

clock 21hJessica Iredale


Ralph Lauren Receives John B. Fairchild Honor

The designer thanked his team, his family and WWD for the honor and support.

clock 20hLisa Lockwood


Levi's Unveils New 501 Skinny Jean

The latest addition to the 501 family, set to reach stores and in December, is one offered for men and women.

clock 22hKristi Garced

China’s Workers Face Factories That Vanish

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A new disturbing trend appears to be emerging in China’s manufacturing heartland: factories that uproot and move their shops overnight, leaving behind thousands of unpaid employees and large debts.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Street style at Tokyo Fashion Week.

Street Style

They Are Wearing: Tokyo Fashion Week

The fashion-week frenzy continues, with the latest stop in Tokyo. WWD captured the best street style of the ever-creative city.

clock March 19, 2013WWD Staff

A look from Les filles d’ailleurs.

Ready To Wear

Knits a Hit at Paris Trade Shows

Technical touches and multiple applications catch buyers’ attention.

clock March 25, 2013Devorah Lauter

Workers at a clothing factory in China.

Business Features

New China Tale: The Runaway Bosses

The country has seen an upswing of cases in which factories uproot and move their shops overnight, leaving behind thousands of unpaid employees and large debts.

clock March 26, 2013Kathleen E. McLaughlin

CBP officers with a mobile truck x-ray a seaport container for contraband.

Government and Trade

Customs Center for Apparel Set for June Opening

The Apparel, Footwear and Textiles Center for Excellence and Expertise, or CEE, will serve as a single point of processing for importers.

clock March 26, 2013Kristi Ellis

Anastasia Ayala

Human Resources

Anastasia C. Ayala Named CEO of Nude Skincare

She will report to Jean-André Rougeot, chief executive officer of Benefit Cosmetics.

clock March 25, 2013Julie Naughton


John Cruz to Lead Saks Fifth Avenue Flagship

Vice president and general manager of Beverly Hills unit succeeds Suzanne Stemper-Johnson, who’s led the New York store since 2007.

clock March 25, 2013Arnold J. Karr


Tory Burch Sues Bluebell Accessories

Burch is suing the accessories company for allegedly knocking off her brand’s “T” monogram design on jewelry.

clock March 25, 2013Alexandra Steigrad


Kohl’s Board Trims Exec Compensation

The compensation committee is getting tough with top management, rating performance “inconsistent” for the year.

clock March 25, 2013Evan Clark

Styles from Escada.

Designer and Luxury

Escada’s Modern Take

Fashion director Daniel Wingate is rejuvenating the collection with a modern chic aesthetic.

clock March 26, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg and Antonia Sardone


Study: Digital Options Key to Holding On to Brand Fans

Companies approaching the market with out-of-date digital technology risk falling out of step with consumers, particularly the younger ones.

clock March 26, 2013Arnold J. Karr

A page from Victoria Beckham's Web site.

Designer and Luxury

Victoria Beckham Enters E-tail

The designer will today unveil a revamped Web site with e-commerce at

clock March 26, 2013Rachel Strugatz


Fiber Price Sheet: March 26, 2013

The last Tuesday of every month, WWD publishes the current, month-ago andyear-ago fiber prices.

clock March 26, 2013WWD Staff

Jeff Gennette

Government and Trade

Sourcing Horizons: Production Dynamic Taking New Turns

Ethical sourcing, Made in America and the search for low-cost production alternatives to China remain the top priorities for fashion companies.

clock March 26, 2013Kristi Ellis

Xing Hui


Chinese Makers Focus on Domestic Market

The rising buying power of Chinese consumers and a corresponding drop-off in European demand was readily apparent at the latest Interstoff Asia fabric fair.

clock March 26, 2013Ellen Sheng

Han Ahn Soon RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Features

Weak Yen Seen Boosting Japan Fashion

Tokyo’s fashion week capped its seven-day run Saturday, showcasing a tamer, more conservative range of fashion that stands to profit from a newly weak currency.

clock March 26, 2013Amanda Kaiser


Richard Beckman Launches Production Firm Three Lions

Along with a handful of high-profile private equity partners, the publishing veteran has founded a company that will produce televised event shows.

clock March 26, 2013Erik Maza

Jennifer Karol

Fashion Scoops

Dior Toasts New Dallas Store

Some 200 guests turned out to sip Champagne and celebrate the opening of the new Highland Park Village location.

clock March 26, 2013Holly Haber

Fashion Scoops

Jordi Constans Joins Puig Board

According to the company’s Web site, the board counts six directors, plus chairman and ceo Marc Puig and vice chairman Manuel Puig.

clock March 26, 2013Miles Socha

Susan Casden, Ralph Rucci and Tatiana Sorokko.

Fashion Scoops

Ralph Rucci Guest of Honor at Saks Luncheon

The designer presented a selection of fall ready-to-wear runway looks during a lunch with Saks president Ron Frasch and Los Angeles fans.

clock March 26, 2013Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

Guess Inc., Tiësto Team Up for Second Capsule Collection

The new collaboration will grow to 35 pieces from 22 and will include a growing range of accessories and casual footwear for women and men.

clock March 26, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Scoops

Miguel Adrover Subject of New Documentary

The Majorcan designer will fly to New York April 17 for the first U.S. screening of “Call it a Balance in the Unbalance” at Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn campus.

clock March 26, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Catherine Bennett Joins IMG Worldwide

She is succeeding Peter Levy, who left the company in an executive shakeup Friday.

clock March 26, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

The costumed runway show with rock and 18th-century royal court themes.

Fashion Scoops

DIFFA Dallas Hosts Annual Runway Benefit

The chapter has raised more than $5 million for area AIDS service organizations chiefly by auctioning denim jackets decorated or reworked by designers.

clock March 26, 2013Holly Haber

Fashion Scoops

Issa Opening First Store in Tokyo

The shop, in the Roppongi Hills Shopping Centre, spans 605 square feet and will open on Thursday.

clock March 26, 2013Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Prince Harry Returning to U.S. in May

The young royal’s upcoming tour is aimed at supporting the American and British military and his charities.

clock March 26, 2013Lorelei Marfil

QUIRKY KNITS: DressCamp RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Trends

Japan Fashion Week: The Trends

For fall, some of the city’s strongest trends were also leading looks at the New York, London, Milan and Paris shows.

clock March 26, 2013WWD Staff


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