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French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at the Age of 86

The French designer was synonymous with striped sweaters and Left Bank insouciance.

clock 9hMiles Socha

Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Next Fenty Puma Show

The music star had launched the collection last February during New York Fashion Week.

clock 16hMiles Socha

Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 6hAlexandra Steigrad

Coach Shares Fall as Net Drops 12%

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Coach Inc., which is in the process of evolving its product assortment, pricing and branding, saw its shares fall 7.9 percent Tuesday as it reported a 12 percent drop in fourth-quarter income.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

‘Top Young Italian Industrial Designers’ Show to Bow in New York

Under the watchful eye of architect Massimo Vignelli, 10 recent Italian grads have been chosen to show their work at the Italian Cultural Institute of New York.

clock July 26, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Nicola Formichetti Talks Tasks in Tokyo

The designer is concentrating on Uniqlo and Diesel… and less on Lady Gaga.

clock July 30, 2013Kelly Wetherille

Business

Coach Net Dips, Firm Cuts 200 Jobs

Changing of the guard at the accessories and handbag company spurs significant changes.

clock July 30, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Juniors

Current and Elliott Team for PBteen Line

The designers are getting back into retail via a collection for Williams-Sonoma’s teen spin-off of Pottery Barn.

clock July 31, 2013Marcy Medina

They Are Wearing

They Are Wearing: Agenda Trade Show

Denim was the go-to style for attendees, be it a worn-in classic jacket, overdyed colored jeans or ubercasual cutoffs.

clock July 31, 2013WWD Staff

Intimates and Activewear

Miami Swim Week Takes an Active Approach

Retailers are seeking other avenues like activewear to grow year-round business, as manufacturers expand into new categories to stimulate sales.

clock July 31, 2013Rebecca Kleinman

Forecasts and Analysis

U.S. Brands Top the Power List in China

The top 20 most powerful international brands in China are dominated by 13 American brands that include seven in the personal-care arena.

clock July 30, 2013Vicki M. Young

Denim

Berlin Jeans Scene Has Dressier Tone

Brands at the recent round of trade shows looked to emerging markets, along with Japan and less mature markets in Asia, to boost their sales.

clock July 31, 2013Norma Quinto

Trends

Resort 2014 Trend: Use Your Illusion

Strategically placed sheer panels give resort’s bounty of little white dresses a suggestive edge, without ever revealing too much.

clock July 31, 2013Mayte Allende

Sportswear

Outdoor Retailer Preview: Fashion Stokes Sports Apparel

The trade show, which starts today in Salt Lake City, has expanded along with the category that has grown dramatically over the last few years.

clock July 31, 2013Rachel Brown

Denim

David Conn Named CEO of True Religion as TowerBrook Closes Deal

Lynne Koplin, president of the company for the past two years and interim ceo since March, will assume the new post of chief merchandising officer.

clock July 31, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Denim

Delta Galil on Sidelines for Jones Bidding

The Tel Aviv-based company’s interest in Jones’ jeanswear properties, including Gloria Vanderbilt and L.E.I., could be rekindled in a subsequent round.

clock July 31, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Department Stores

Hudson’s Bay Faced Rival in Bid for Saks Inc.

According to sources, Neiman Marcus Group, working with private equity firm KKR & Co., was back in the running for Saks as late as last week.

clock July 31, 2013David Moin and Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Costume National Show Set for Milan

The brand is coming back to Italy in September, after more than 20 years of showing in Paris.

clock July 31, 2013Cynthia Martens

Memo Pad

Kate Hudson Reups With Ann Taylor

The actress is returning this fall for another round of advertisements with the retailer — this time with an assist from her two young nephews.

clock July 31, 2013David Lipke

Memo Pad

Sonia Rykiel Gets Graphic for Fall

To showcase its first collection under new artistic director Geraldo da Conceição, Rykiel is paying homage to French midcentury advertising posters.

clock July 31, 2013Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

Catching Up With Sophia Kokosalaki

Since she parted ways with Diesel a year ago, the designer has been working on a new ready-to-wear collection, with an emphasis on bridal.

clock July 31, 2013Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Neiman Marcus Changes Tack on Beverly Hills Remodel

Retailer had planned to close the Fresh Market on the third floor, but decided to reverse course after customers spoke up.

clock July 31, 2013Rachel Brown

Fashion Scoops

Fast Retailing’s Secondary Brands to Arrive in Mainland China

Company will open outposts for brands including GU, Comptoir des Cotonniers and Theory offshoot PLST within the new Uniqlo Shanghai flagship.

clock July 31, 2013Amanda Kaiser

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