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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 8hMiles Socha

Retail

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

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock 23hDavid Moin

Retail

Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

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

clock 16hWWD Staff

Nordstrom’s Big Plans For Expansion of Rack

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Overview

Nordstrom Rack is looking to expand north, south, east and west. The openings are part of parent Nordstrom’s goal of having 230 Racks in operation by 2016, a number it could reach even earlier than that.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Designer and Luxury

Buccellati Group to Open in Chicago

The two-story flagship covers around 2,000 square feet and is located in a historic building formerly occupied by the Esquire Theatre.

clock May 29, 2013Alessandra Turra

Fashion Show Reviews

Paule Ka Resort 2014

Artistic director Serge Cajfinger showed dresses and coats worn backwards.

clock June 13, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Jonathan Saunders Resort 2014

Saunders took his palette from graphic designer Peter Saville’s acid-hued artwork for New Order and the Pet Shop Boys.

clock June 14, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Lulu & Co. Resort 2014

The first resort collection by London’s Lulu Kennedy featured work by Beverly Ealdama, a Los Angeles-based high school student and illustrator.

clock June 14, 2013WWD Staff

Government and Trade

House Passes Bangladesh Procurement Bill

Bill would require firms selling licensed military apparel to comply with international safety accord.

clock June 16, 2013Kristi Ellis

Fashion Show Reviews

Emma Cook Resort 2014

French chic, Africana flare and London edge were the building blocks of the designer’s resort collection, in which she went big on mixed prints.

clock June 14, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Valentino Resort 2014

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli sought to blend the school girl and boho fare “to create an unconventional sense of elegance.”

clock June 14, 2013WWD Staff

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Cynthia Rowley Goes Online With Eyewear

In addition to introducing a full range of optical and sun frames, the designer will launch stand-alone e-commerce sites dedicated to the category.

clock June 17, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Parties

Jason Wu Hosts Young Friends of ACRIA Party

The designer drew a clutch of admirers and supporters to Thursday’s dinner.

clock June 14, 2013Taylor Harris

Fashion Show Reviews

Barbara Tfank Resort 2014

For resort, she cast her lineup in an icy palette of pale blue, green and purple often finished with shine.

clock June 14, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Rebecca Taylor Resort 2014

The designer used edgy materials to add a little kick to her signature silhouettes.

clock June 14, 2013WWD Staff

Legal

Dolce, Gabbana Ruling Expected Wednesday

On Friday, the designers’ accountant, Luciano Patelli, exercised his right to offer a statement as his lawyers asked the court for his full acquittal.

clock June 16, 2013Luisa Zargani

Intimates and Activewear

Black Bow Lingerie to Debut at Nordstrom

The collection of trendy, “sexy-smart” items will feature padded push-up bras, undies and baby dolls.

clock June 14, 2013Karyn Monget

Retail/Business

Desigual Seeks Bigger Slice of U.S. Market

The fast-growing Barcelona-based retailer is on track to generate $1 billion in global sales this year.

clock June 16, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Parties

Jennifer Lopez Honored at amfAR’s Inspiration Gala

The HIV/AIDS research foundation’s fundraiser proved as glitz a night as usual.

clock June 14, 2013David Lipke

Clothing/Furnishings

Icebreaker Eyes U.S. Expansion

The New Zealand-based performance brand has hired its first global vice president of retail and will add units in Bethesda, Md., and Chicago this fall.

clock June 16, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Parties

AJC Honors David Lauren, Eric Wiseman

Thursday night’s gala benefiting the American Jewish Committee was a record breaker, with more than $4.5 million raised by the crowd of 1,236

clock June 14, 2013David Moin

Fashion Features

Piero Cristaldi, Runway Photographer, Dead at 60

Before joining WWD two years ago, he worked for 26 years for Gap Japan fashion magazine.

clock June 16, 2013Luisa Zargani

Legal

Gucci Appeals Guess Ruling in Milan

The Italian court previously rejected Gucci’s claim that Guess Inc. violated several of its “iconic” trademarks.

clock June 17, 2013Sofia Celeste

Government and Trade

Wal-Mart Stepping Up Bangladesh Inspections

Mike Duke, the retailer’s president and ceo, gave a speech on integrity and business practices at The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit in Tokyo.

clock June 17, 2013Amanda Kaiser

Designer and Luxury

Elie Tahari Opens on Fifth Avenue

The temporary store, which will be open through at least the fall, is an experimental showcase to test design, merchandising and retail concepts.

clock June 17, 2013David Lipke

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Digital Platforms Alter Role of the CMO

Today’s chief marketing officer must be equally fluent in digital and traditional marketing practices.

clock June 17, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Footwear

Palter DeLiso Footwear Makes a Comeback

This fall, the brand will see its first new collection in more than four decades.

clock June 17, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Mass and Off-Price

Nordstrom’s Big Plans for Expansion of Rack

Retailer plans on having over 230 Nordstrom Racks in operation by 2016, a number it could reach even earlier than that.

clock June 17, 2013Sharon Edelson

Memo Pad

Fendi to Unveil Revamped Web Site

New features include a homepage that brims with moving images and fading effects and a “Magic of Fendi” section.

clock June 17, 2013Miles Socha

Memo Pad

Asia Argento Fronts for Ermanno Scervino Campaign

Shot in an old theater in Milan by Francesco Carrozzini, the images, featuring a foreboding, mysterious atmosphere.

clock June 17, 2013Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

David Hockney, Martin Scorsese to Be Honored at LACMA Gala

The black-tie affair, presented by Gucci, will take place on Nov. 2.

clock June 17, 2013Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

Chambre Syndicale Releases Couture Week Schedule

By-appointment visits to workshops will follow three days of runway shows by the likes of Chanel, Dior, Valentino and Jean Paul Gaultier.

clock June 17, 2013Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

L’Wren Scott to Cohost Serpentine Gallery Benefit

The outdoor party is a fund-raiser for the gallery and marks the opening of the Serpentine’s annual architectural pavilion.

clock June 17, 2013Samantha Conti and Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Little Marc Jacobs Bows in Los Angeles

The new 175-square-foot boutique at 8410 Melrose Avenue is located in what was previously the rear of the existing men’s Marc by Marc Jacobs store.

clock June 17, 2013David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

June Haynes Exits Valentino to Launch Consulting Firm

The senior vice president of retail has resigned from the company to start her own business, June Haynes Luxury Retail.

clock June 17, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

British Swimwear Brand Heidi Klein Eyeing U.S. Market

The Pentland Group has taken a significant majority stake in the brand founded by Penny Klein and Heidi Gosman in 2002.

clock June 17, 2013Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Club Monaco Launching Shoe Collection

Priced between $198 and $395, the fall collection will include smoking slippers, pointed-toe flats, booties and pumps.

clock June 17, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Olmetto and Ghertex Launch Co-branded Line

The Lombardia, Italy-based textile companies have launched an initiative to create more jobs in their region.

clock June 17, 2013Alessandra Turra

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