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Maison Margiela, Lanvin and Dries Van Noten Spring 2017

At Paris Fashion Week all three houses offered exhilarating collections that were a heady exploration of creative unsettling.

clock 21hBridget Foley

Fashion

Chloé Captured the Effortless Simplicity of French Style

The seafaring life was the inspiration for Clare Waight Keller's lovely, breezy spring collection for Chloé.

clock 5hBridget Foley

Beauty

Study: Influencers Rule the Social Media Beauty Landscape

Advertising technology firm Pixability found brand-generated digital content is falling behind the content produced by individual creators.

clock September 28, 2016Rachel Brown

Coty IPO Values Firm at Over $7 Billion

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Coty Inc.'s shareholders are setting their sights higher as they head toward the fragrance firm's long-awaited initial public offering.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Footwear

Robert Clergerie Signs Footwear License With Sonia Rykiel

The French luxury shoemaker will manufacture and distribute footwear for the label starting spring-summer 2014.

clock May 28, 2013Joelle Diderich

The exterior of a Printemps store in Paris.

Department Stores

Printemps Seeks to Reassure Staff Ahead of Sale

The retailer reported that sales rose 5.7 percent in the 2012-13 financial year and forecast sales could reach 2 billion euros, or $2.56 billion, by 2017.

clock May 28, 2013Joelle Diderich

The Tiffany & Co blue box

Financial

Tiffany Tops Q1 Projections but Keeps Cautious

Sales were bolstered by growth from its Asia-Pacific business, but the jeweler remained bearish on fiscal 2013 in the face of economic volatility.

clock May 28, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Michele Scannavini

Financial

Coty IPO Set to Raise Up to $1.22B

An initial public offering at the high end of the current range would value the total company in excess of $7 billion.

clock May 28, 2013Evan Clark

Escada Resort 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Escada Resort 2014

Daniel Wingate infused his vast resort collection with pastels, such as pink, canary yellow and cornflower blue, as well as a sharp nautical moment.

clock May 28, 2013WWD Staff

Tim Coppens

Fashion Features

Ten of Tomorrow: Tim Coppens, Men’s Wear Designer

The Belgian-born designer’s take on men’s wear is helping to define a new aesthetic of a global youth movement with a blend of streetwear and athleticism.

clock May 29, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Christine Dagousset

Human Resources

Ten of Tomorrow: Christine Dagousset, Chanel Inc.

In 2015, the beauty executive will be named global president, Fragrance and Beauté, with global strategic authority for the division.

clock May 29, 2013Julie Naughton

Marcus Wainwright and David Neville

Designer and Luxury

Ten of Tomorrow: Rag & Bone’s David Neville and Marcus Wainwright

A philosophical point of view has reinforced the brand’s aesthetic vision — a blend of New York street, classic English tailoring and American sportswear.

clock May 29, 2013Jessica Iredale

Justin Cooke

Marketing and Promotion

Ten of Tomorrow: Justin Cooke, Topshop

The company’s chief marketing officer is inspired by the work of leaders in retail and technology like Google, Apple and Nike.

clock May 29, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Government and Trade

Wage Growth Slows for Chinese Migrant Workers

An 11.8 percent salary hike in 2012 is half the increase of a year earlier, according to government data released this week.

clock May 28, 2013Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Denim

Scott Baxter, Stan Jewell to Lead VF in South America

Regional development considered a key to the company’s goal of making international 45 percent of sales by 2017.

clock May 28, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Resort 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Resort 2014

Looking to its house codes, the design team turned out a playful resort collection built on stripes, lip motifs and bold colors.

clock May 28, 2013WWD Staff

A view of the fair.

Textiles

Denim PV Battles the Euro Blues

Innovation, much of it with a green theme, helped to combat the recent drop in continental consumption.

clock May 28, 2013Laure Guilbault

Joseph Altuzarra

Designer and Luxury

Ten of Tomorrow: Joseph Altuzarra, Designer

In an industry obsessed with youth and the eternal chase to preserve it, the designer offers an unexpected counterpoint with refreshing candor.

clock May 29, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Bouchra Jarrar

Designer and Luxury

Ten of Tomorrow: Bouchra Jarrar, Designer

Since launching her signature label in 2010 during couture week in Paris, the designer has accrued a cultlike following for her streamlined, elegant sportswear.

clock May 29, 2013Miles Socha

Miki Berardelli

Marketing and Promotion

Ten of Tomorrow: Miki Berardelli, Tory Burch

As chief marketing officer, executive has helped position the brand as one of the most innovative fashion companies in the digital arena.

clock May 29, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Claire Distenfeld

Designer and Luxury

Ten of Tomorrow: Claire Distenfeld, Fivestory

When she opened her multibrand luxury fashion boutique in April 2012 in a townhouse on New York’s Upper East Side, the press pounced.

clock May 29, 2013Jessica Iredale

Christopher Peters and Shane Gabier

Designer and Luxury

Ten of Tomorrow: Creatures of the Wind’s Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters

The duo’s design talent and charmingly quirky and slightly nerdy demeanor is now touching a fashion nerve.

clock May 29, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Doug Mack

Retail

Ten of Tomorrow: Doug Mack, One Kings Lane

As ceo, his goal for the home industry’s leading flash-sale site is to reach more than $1 billion in revenue.

clock May 29, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Legal

Versace Wins Counterfeit Ruling

After four-and-a-half years of litigation, the house scored a court victory in a case in Northern California against Griffith Suisse Luxury Group.

clock May 28, 2013Luisa Zargani

A rendering of The Denim Studio at Selfridges.

Denim

Selfridges to Unveil Denim Studio

The entire store will take on an indigo mood to mark the opening of the 26,000-square-foot, 100-brand department.

clock May 28, 2013Samantha Conti

Textiles

Nike, Livestrong Cut Ties

The move is the result of Lance Armstrong’s admission that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France seven times.

clock May 28, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Designer and Luxury

Luxe Demand Picks Up in Japan

After years of economic gloom and 2011’s natural disasters, the country’s fashion-conscious consumers appear to be back in spending mode.

clock May 28, 2013Amanda Kaiser

The Velvet store in Brentwood, Calif.

Ready To Wear

Velvet Expands Into Retail

The Southern California contemporary brand will open a store today on San Vicente Boulevard in Brentwood and in August on Abbot Kinney in Venice.

clock May 29, 2013Rachel Brown

The Raoul-branded store at the Paragon mall on Singapore's Orchard Street.

Designer and Luxury

Raoul to Roll Out China Stores

The Singapore-based fashion label signed a franchise deal with Budy (Chongqing) Import & Export Trading Co. to bring 27 boutiques to the country by 2017.

clock May 28, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Ralph Lauren Corp. to Issue Sustainability Report

N.Y. State comptroller withdraws shareholder proposal after firm agrees to provide details next year.

clock May 28, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Financial

Wal-Mart to Pay $81.6 Million in Environmental Fines

Retailer pleaded guilty to six misdemeanor counts of “negligently violating” the Clean Water Act.

clock May 28, 2013Kristi Ellis

Retail

A Look Ahead at Shorter Holiday Season

This year, there will be six fewer selling days in the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

clock May 29, 2013Sharon Edelson

Lemoine Tricote’s wool felt, mohair coat and skirt and wool knit vest, and Julien David’s silk organza shirt. Maria Francesca Pepe earrings & gold ring; Ligia Dias necklaces & bracelet; Junka Shimada belt; Sonia Boyajian black ring; Tabio fishnets; Buffalo shoes.

Fashion Trends

Fall 2013 Trend: Neo Gypsy

Call it vagabond chic. Dark layers, piles of jewelry and a quirky air make for a strong fall look.

clock May 29, 2013Laurent Folcher

An illustration of the décor at the "A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes, Fashion & Chess" exhibition.

Designer and Luxury

World Chess Hall of Fame Puts Focus on Fashion

Upcoming exhibition “A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes, Fashion and Chess” will feature garments that explore notions associated with the game.

clock May 29, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Tyson Chandler in Waraire Boswell jacket and pants with Kimberly Chandler in Suno at Canoe Studios.

People

Homecourt Hand: Meet the Chandlers

New York Knick Tyson Chandler and wife Kimberly will be honored at The Fresh Air Fund’s Spring Benefit on Thursday night.

clock May 29, 2013Matthew Lynch

Erin Wasson in Alexander Wang.

Media

Peter Lindbergh Shoots CFDA Journal

With styling from Vanity Fair’s Jessica Diehl, he shot portraits and fashion for a good three days for the 150-page portfolio.

clock May 29, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Gisele Bündchen on the cover of Brazilian Vogue (shot by Mario Testino).

Media

Brazilian Vogue Taps Gisele Bündchen for June Cover

The supermodel is back in the spotlight — just a few months after giving birth to her second child, a daughter named Vivian, in December.

clock May 29, 2013Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Duchess of Cornwall Calls on Dior Atelier in Paris

Sidney Toledano gave the duchess a tour of the premises, and designer Raf Simons was on hand to walk her through his collections for the house.

clock May 29, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Gucci Artisans Heading to Bloomingdale’s New York Flagship

From June 6 to 9, seven artisans will be on site assembling handbags, personalizing silk scarves and monogramming leather bags.

clock May 29, 2013David Moin

Fashion Scoops

Jimmy Choo Taps David Collins for New Retail Look

The first shop to benefit from Collins’ design will be in Beverly Hills and will be unveiled in next spring.

clock May 29, 2013Julia Neel

Lapo Elkann

Fashion Scoops

Italia Independent Heading for IPO

Lapo Elkann is taking his company public, confirming a WWD report in January, and this could take place as early as next month.

clock May 29, 2013Luisa Zargani

A look at Fleur du Mal's mobile shopping site.

Fashion Scoops

Fleur du Mal Launches Mobile Site

Features include shoppable editorials, touch-optimized UX, social media integration and a mobile pop-up store.

clock May 29, 2013Kristi Garced

Fashion Scoops

Theodora & Callum Launches Kids Collection

Inspired by its women’s line, the collection includes vibrant print scarves, caftans and smock dresses.

clock May 29, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

KIDS to Honor Fashion Group International’s Margaret Hayes

The June 6 luncheon will also serve to introduce Denise Williams, the new president of Kids in Distressed Situations.

clock May 29, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

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