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Fashion's Game of Musical Chairs Quickens in Paris

The spring shows feature debuts at four major brands, prompting reflection on the pace of designer change.

clock 2hMiles Socha


Tough Times for Neiman's as Firm Battles 'Challenges'

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock 17hDavid Moin


Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.

clock 10hWWD Staff

Retailers, Groups Vow Compensation

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Who is going to pay and how much? That is among the questions being asked as the death toll from the collapse of the apparel factory building in Savar, Bangladesh, rose to 430 on Thursday.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Ferragamo Fetes Vara Shoe’s 35th

The Italian brand took over the McKittrick Hotel on Tuesday to celebrate its staple sole.

clock May 1, 2013Taylor Harris

Fashion Show Reviews

Cut25 by Yigal Azrouël Resort 2014

The designer has cultivated a following for his sexy leather jackets and bodycon dresses, so for resort he let those staples form the base of his collection.

clock May 1, 2013WWD Staff

Mass and Off-Price

Cherokee Cements Target Licenses for Canada

Cherokee and Liz Lange licenses being expanded into former Zellers units.

clock May 1, 2013Arnold J. Karr


Economy Hits Hugo Boss Results

Both net earnings and earnings before interest and taxes declined 14 percent.

clock May 2, 2013Melissa Drier


Ermenegildo Zegna Posts 13% Gain in Full-Year Profits

Italian firm cites more homogenous growth and plans to step up retail investments.

clock May 2, 2013Luisa Zargani


Kate Spade Drives Fifth & Pacific

Brand’s growth helps parent company narrow losses.

clock May 2, 2013Evan Clark


‘The Great Gatsby’ Celebrates Premiere at The Plaza

Baz Luhrmann said there was really no other place he considered for the film’s premiere since author F. Scott Fitzgerald lived “not 20 miles from this place.”

clock May 2, 2013Jean E. Palmieri and Alexandra Steigrad


Repositioning Hits Elizabeth Arden Results

Chairman, president and chief executive officer E. Scott Beattie reiterated that a successful restaging could ultimately double the brand’s sales.

clock May 2, 2013Molly Prior

Designer and Luxury

Michael Kors Furs Fall 2013

The looks had a lightness to them that could aid in their transition from fall into spring.

clock May 2, 2013WWD Staff


Delete Blood Cancer Gala Bows in New York

Evander Holyfield Jr. landed a knockout punch — of the emotional kind — at Wednesday night’s seventh annual gala.

clock May 2, 2013Julie Naughton and Pete Born

Government and Trade

Obama Names Choices for USTR, Commerce

Froman’s White House experience seen as a plus in trade talks.

clock May 2, 2013Kristi Ellis

Beauty Features

NACDS Cautious on Second Half

Much of the industry’s success hinges on consumers’ unrelenting interest in nail-care products, coupled with retailers’ ability to achieve sales goals.

clock May 3, 2013Faye Brookman


Samuelsohn Closing In on Acquisition

Stephen Granovsky said Grano was interested in purchasing the luxury men’s wear label during the bankruptcy proceeding of its former parent.

clock May 2, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Designer and Luxury

Narciso Rodriguez Launches E-commerce

Chief executive officer Robert Wichser predicts that e-commerce at will become 20 to 25 percent of the overall business.

clock May 2, 2013Rachel Strugatz


Estée Lauder to Launch Most Multitiered Scent in a Decade

The brand aims to reclaim its fragrance heritage this fall with the introduction of Modern Muse.

clock May 3, 2013Julie Naughton and Pete Born


Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing Wins Drexel’s Westphal Award

The award honors a leader in the fields of design, media or the arts.

clock May 2, 2013Marni Prichard Manko

Fashion Show Reviews

Diesel Black Gold Resort 2014

For his third outing, creative director Andreas Melbostad looked to workwear and uniforms for inspiration.

clock May 2, 2013WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

The Bellevue Collection Aims to Ramp Up Luxury

Kemper Freeman, owner of the mixed-use complex, has plans for a $1.2 billion, 2-million-square-foot expansion.

clock May 2, 2013David Moin


Hope Gimbel Solinger, Lorry Newhouse to Be Honored

At 98, Solinger’s honor melds together two of her lifelong interests — fashion and philanthropy.

clock May 2, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg


Uglydoll to Enter Beauty

Pretty Ugly LLC, creator of the Uglydoll characters and plush toys, has entered into a licensing agreement with Boldface Group Inc.

clock May 2, 2013Rachel Brown


Avon Shareholders Praise Sheri McCoy

At the annual meeting on Thursday, shareholders voted on six proposals, including one presented by The Green Century Equity Fund.

clock May 3, 2013Molly Prior


Estée Lauder Shares Reach 52-Week High

For the three months ended March 31, net income rose 37.1 percent to $178.8 million.

clock May 3, 2013Vicki M. Young


Allan Sherman Subject of New Book

Sherman managed to parlay a considerable gift for wordplay into a career as a creator and singer of song parodies.

clock May 3, 2013Lorna Koski

Government and Trade

Impact on Bangladesh Victims Weighed

Who is going to pay and how much? That is among the questions asked as the death toll from the collapse of the apparel factory rose to 430.

clock May 3, 2013Mayu Saini

Fashion Features

FIT Gives a Taste of Fashion’s Future

Some 90 looks paraded down the runway, created by graduating Fashion Design students at the Fashion Institute of Technology for their end-of the-year show.

clock May 3, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Memo Pad

National Magazine Award Winners Announced

New York magazine’s memorable package following Hurricane Sandy helped Adam Moss collect another trophy — best magazine of the year.

clock May 2, 2013Erik Maza

Memo Pad

Kerry Diamond Says Goodbye to Coach

The company’s divisional vice president of public relations and collaborations is exiting the company.

clock May 3, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Joseph Wan to Exit Harvey Nichols

The longtime group chief executive officer of the retailer is set to step down and the search is on for his successor.

clock May 3, 2013Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Net-a-porter Hosting Pre-Met Party

The online retailer’s brain trust of Natalie Massenet, Alison Loehnis and Lucy Yeomans will host a party on Saturday night at the yet-to-open Omar’s.

clock May 3, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Kering, Parsons Team for Contest

The annual contest gives the school’s graduating B.F.A. Fashion Design students a chance to gain an internship at one of the conglomerate’s brands.

clock May 3, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Dee Hilfiger to Donate Proceeds of Handbag Sales

Hilfiger will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of 4,000 handbags, valued at $280,000, to Autism Speaks.

clock May 3, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Chloe Green to Launch Accessories at Topshop

Topshop tycoon Sir Philip Green’s daughter will launch the collection of shoes, jewelry and scarves at the chain’s New York and Los Angeles outposts on May 30.

clock May 3, 2013Khanh T.L. Tran and Rachel Brown

Fashion Scoops

Self, Jennifer Aniston Host Yoga Book Party

Yoga guru Mandy Ingber’s first book is called “Yogalosophy: 28 Days to the Ultimate Mind-Body Makeover.”

clock May 3, 2013Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design Hosts Inauguration Party

Guests included Lulu Guinness, Tallulah Harlech, Alice Temperley, Rachel Johnson, Kim Winser and Michelle Feeney.

clock May 3, 2013Samantha Conti


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clock 17hArthur Zaczkiewicz

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