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BREAKING: Consuelo Castiglioni to Leave Marni

Francesco Risso will become creative director of the label.

clock 3hLuisa Zargani


Reebok Names Steinbruck Creative Director

The designer has worked for Ellie Saab, Porsche Design and Kenneth Cole.

clock 8hJean E. Palmieri


Viktor & Rolf Debut Magic Fragrance Collection

Viktor & Rolf are debuting Magic, a new collection of six eaux de parfum.

clock 8hRachel Strugatz

Stores Reopen Slowly as Feds Widen Probe

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In the wake of what President Obama described as an “act of terror” at the Boston Marathon, security remained tight in Boston and other major cities worldwide Tuesday.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Designer and Luxury

J. Mendel to Relocate Madison Avenue Store

After 18 years at the same address, the brand will relocate a few blocks north this fall to double its store’s space.

clock April 10, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

The Missoni flagship store in this Milan's Golden Triangle luxury shopping district.

Designer and Luxury

Missoni Unveils New Flagship Concept

The boutique is a new concept conceived by Spanish designer and architect Patricia Urquiola, who infused the store with a sophisticated, cozy atmosphere.

clock April 11, 2013Alessandra Turra

Michelle Gloeckler

Business Features

Wal-Mart Seeks Support for Made in USA

The world’s largest retailer is looking to recruit other retailers to share its commitment to sourcing in the country.

clock April 16, 2013Sharon Edelson

A sketch of a Peter Dundas design for Beyoncé Knowles' tour.

Fashion Scoops

Beyoncé Adds Pucci, The Blonds to Tour Wardrobe

The list of designers who are dressing the singer for her Mrs. Carter Show world tour, which just kicked off, continues to grow.

clock April 16, 2013Marc Karimzadeh and Cynthia Martens


Target Issues Warning as Wall Street Rebounds

The market gained ground as the economy comes into focus, although not everyone was bouncing back.

clock April 16, 2013Evan Clark and Julia Neel


Macy’s Appeals Martha Decision

Lawyers for the retailer were quick to act following Judge Oing’s denial of the expansion of its permanent injunction against MSLO and J.C. Penney.

clock April 16, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Orta Anadolu's artisanal approach.


Young Turks Take on Maturing Italians in Denim Production

With cohesion and government help, Turkey is taking denim share from Italy.

clock April 17, 2013Cynthia Martens


Premium Denim Players Push the Envelope

Moves into contemporary by premium jeans players have blurred retailing’s merchandising lines.

clock April 17, 2013Rachel Brown

Kaihara holds a substantial market share in Japan.


Weaker Yen More Gain Than Pain for Japanese Denim

Shift presents more export opportunities but also lifts makers’ costs.

clock April 17, 2013Kelly Wetherille

Pier Luigi Loro Piana


Loro Piana Sees China Opportunity

Italian luxury brand is finding growing demand in China for clothes made of superfine wool, cashmere and other higher-quality fabric.

clock April 16, 2013Joyce Man

A rendering of Selfridges' Denim Studio, slated to open in June.


European Stores Rejigger to Adjust to Changes in Denim

Retailers are stepping up to ensure that contemporary jeans have a suitable home.

clock April 17, 2013Laure Guilbault


Denim: By the Numbers

A wide and growing range of jeans options is accelerating denim’s retail growth.

clock April 17, 2013Arnold J. Karr

A rug from recycled Nudie jeans.


Europeans Moving ‘Green’ Upscale

Higher prices have provided environmentally friendly denim with a beachhead in the premium denim business, but other opportunities beckon.

clock April 17, 2013Paulina Szmydke

Good Genes

Business Features

Think of It as Amsterdenim

The Dutch practically live in their jeans, and it’s provided the foundation for a large, growing denim business.

clock April 17, 2013Norma Quinto

Siwy's cotton and elastane denim jeans and Fotini's cotton velvet and silk tank top. Nocturne necklace; Heather Benjamin bangles and rings; Dianora Salviati and Me & Kashmiere scarves.


Fall 2013 Denim Trend: Turn It On

Fall’s exotic prints and lush jacquards are a rich alternative to basic blues.

clock April 17, 2013Kim Friday

Denim Identity


Fall 2013 Denim Trend: Quilt Trip

Quilted accents offer an alluring surface interest.

clock April 17, 2013Kim Friday

Acoustic Denim


Fall 2013 Denim Trend: Shred It

Rips and distressed looks continue to trend for fall.

clock April 17, 2013Kim Friday

Tracy Anderson in her new leggings, which she will sell on her Web site.


Tracy Anderson Launches Leggings Line

The go-to trainer to the stars is in partnership with Gwyneth Paltrow on all her fitness projects.

clock April 16, 2013Lisa Lockwood



Fall 2013 Denim Trend: Two-Faced

Contrast colors and materials add intrigue to fall’s lineup.

clock April 17, 2013Kim Friday

Big Star USA


Fall 2013 Denim Trend: Velvet Morning

Be it flocked or flat, the plush fabric is rising in popularity.

clock April 17, 2013Kim Friday

The Stone & Strand homepage.


Online Jewelry Destination Stone & Strand Gets Personal

New e-commerce site brings ease to fine jewelry market.

clock April 16, 2013Lauren McCarthy

Work by Keith Haring at Colette's pop-up.


Paris’ Keith Haring Spring

A number of exhibits and interpretations of the late Pop artist’s work will dot the Parisian cultural landscape this season.

clock April 16, 2013Paulina Szmydke

LVMH has seen weaker demand in China.

Designer and Luxury

As China Slows, LVMH Emphasizes Quality

Luxury goods group still believes that the key to future growth in China lies in fewer stores and pricier products.

clock April 16, 2013Joelle Diderich

Rob Smith

Human Resources

Rob Smith Joins Haddad Brands

The former top merchant at Macy’s has joined the company as global chief merchant officer.

clock April 16, 2013David Moin

A look from Uniqlo.


Uniqlo Sets Sights on Expansion in Europe

The Japanese retailer also recently outlined its ambitious expansion plans for the U.S. and China.

clock April 16, 2013Paulina Szmydke

Diesel Black Gold's studded denim jacket and Calvin Rucker's cotton denim skirt. Loeffler Randall clutch; Rag & Bone boots.

Fashion Trends

Fall 2013 Trend: Hey, Stud

It’s been a decade since studded denim has seen this much action. the look today has attitude to spare.

clock April 17, 2013Kim Friday

Human Resources

J. Crew Promotes Libby Wadle, James Scully

J. Crew Group Inc. has pumped up its organization with a string of high-level promotions, WWD has learned.

clock April 17, 2013David Moin

David Zinczenko


Catching Up With Dave Zinczenko

His first move as consulting editorial director of Men’s Fitness? The logo, typography and voice have been reinvented, and will hit newsstands in June.

clock April 17, 2013Erik Maza

Julian Geiger


Julian Geiger Takes Stand at Finazzo Trial

Parts of a taped meeting in which the former ceo of Aéropostale Inc. had to fire his friend and the retailer’s cmo were played for the jury.

clock April 17, 2013Vicki M. Young

Police kept watch over a desolate Copley Square on Tuesday.

Government and Trade

Boston Bombings Put Major Cities on Alert Across Globe

Retailers near where the two bombings struck reopened, although customer traffic remained sparse.

clock April 16, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Miguel Adrover, Hessnatur Part Ways

The Majorca, Spain, native disclosed the news at Pratt Institute’s Fashion Juried Panel Review Tuesday, where he served as a judge.

clock April 17, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Carolina Herrera Crisscrossing the U.S.

The designer is on a cross-country tour with charity tie-ins, making stops in Dallas, Miami, Chicago and Los Angeles.

clock April 17, 2013Rebecca Kleinman

Fashion Scoops

Bookmarc Hosts André Leon Talley Book Party

Fashion fanatics convened at Marc Jacobs’ store in Manhattan on Friday evening to toast the Vogue lifer’s new tome, “Little Black Dress.”

clock April 17, 2013Lauren McCarthy

Fashion Scoops

London Show Rooms Touches Down in New York

The traveling collective, run by the British Fashion Council, is hosting a two-day open house at Industria Superstudio.

clock April 17, 2013Jessica Iredale

Catherine Bloom, Gelila Puck and Penny Lovell.

Fashion Scoops

Panel Judging the 2013 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize Expands

The fourteen new judges hail from Italy, France, Switzerland and the U.S. — all countries where there are Dorchester Collection hotels.

clock April 17, 2013Julia Neel

Fashion Scoops

Nike to Boost Schools Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

In the wake of Monday’s bomb attacks in Boston, the company postponed the press conference unveiling the initiative.

clock April 17, 2013David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

Versace Eyeing Second Location in Milan

The space in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele is opposite a Louis Vuitton boutique, Prada’s first flagship and Prada’s new venue, expected to open soon.

clock April 17, 2013Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Saks Sets Details for ‘Unforgettable Evening’ Benefit

The annual event will take place May 2 at the Beverly Wilshire hotel in Beverly Hills with Chelsea Handler as hostess.

clock April 17, 2013Marcy Medina


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American Apparel Keeping Options Open as Bidders Said Circling

clock 8hVicki M. Young and Kari Hamanaka

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