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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 15hMiles Socha

Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 6hAlexandra Steigrad

Sadove and Frasch Seen Exiting Saks

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Overview

Both executives are leaving the business in the wake of the Hudson Bay Co.’s $2.9 billion takeover, according to sources. An announcement is expected imminently.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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People

Karstadt’s Andrew Jennings Says Change Is Essential to Survival

The ceo was a participant in the college’s CEO Speaker Series and addressed a room full of M.B.A. students and scholars at LIM College.

clock September 15, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Contemporary Label Gryphon Ceases Operations

The contemporary label Aimee Cho and Andrew Rosen founded in 2006 is shuttering.

clock September 11, 2013David Lipke

Calvin Klein Fetes Francisco Costa, New Fragrance

Pharrell Williams headlined the house’s expansive after party.

clock September 13, 2013Taylor Harris

Parties

Estée Lauder Toasts Modern Muse

The Guggenheim-hosted party saw a pack of beauty-world regulars and their muses.

clock September 13, 2013Julie Naughton and Pete Born

Fashion Show Reviews

Julien Macdonald RTW Spring 2014

The collection was packed with enough sheer, sparkling dresses to outfit a mermaids’ ball.

clock September 14, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

JW Anderson RTW Spring 2014

The designer delved deeper into the conceptual minimalism he’s been developing for the past few seasons.

clock September 14, 2013WWD Staff

Department Stores

Sadove, Frasch Seen Exiting Saks

Both executives are leaving the business in the wake of the Hudson Bay Co.’s $2.9 billion takeover, according to sources.

clock September 14, 2013David Moin

Fashion Show Reviews

Mulberry RTW Spring 2014

In her final collection for the brand, creative director Emma Hill sent out a feminine — but restrained — collection that featured heaps of bright flowers.

clock September 15, 2013WWD Staff

Front Row at L’Wren Scott

Mick Jagger is producing a film called “Get On Up,” a biopic about James Brown, he said before the start of the show.

clock September 15, 2013Samantha Conti

Fashion Show Reviews

L’Wren Scott RTW Spring 2014

The collection fused 16th century Japanese robes with L’Wren Scott’s own exacting style of dress.

clock September 15, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Manolo Blahnik Gets Kicks From Film

A short movie starring Rupert Everett accompanied his London presentation.

clock September 15, 2013Jessica Iredale

Fashion Show Reviews

Paul Smith RTW Spring 2014

The key looks at Paul Smith — there were two of them — were based on men’s tailoring cut with plenty of breathing room.

clock September 15, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Mary Katrantzou RTW Spring 2014

The designer exalted footwear with a collection using men’s brogues, sneakers and elaborate evening pumps as the jumping off point.

clock September 15, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Belstaff Taps David Beckham

The former soccer player will star in the brand’s spring 2014 campaign.

clock September 15, 2013Julia Neel

Fashion Show Reviews

Vivienne Westwood Red Label RTW Spring 2014

Lily Cole introduced Vivienne Westwood’s Red Label show with a melancholy dance inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s grisly fairy tale “The Red Shoes.”

clock September 15, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Topshop Unique RTW Spring 2014

Eastern influences came through on the Topshop Unique catwalk, including intricate Turkish tile motifs in printed silks.

clock September 15, 2013WWD Staff

Front Row at Mulberry

Brit Marling, Léa Seydoux, Rebecca Hall, Juno Temple and Douglas Booth sat front row at the show.

clock September 15, 2013Samantha Conti and Julia Neel

Fashion Features

New Silhouettes, Separates Key in N.Y.

New York Fashion Week blew through town with easy, effortless and colorful collections, a welcome development for retailers.

clock September 16, 2013Sharon Edelson

Fashion Show Reviews

Matthew Williamson RTW Spring 2014

This season, the designer opted instead for botanical motifs, hand-drawn daisies and dragonflies over loose, languid silhouettes.

clock September 15, 2013WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Andrew S. Gordon, Former Armani Architect, Dies at 52

He worked for Gruppo Finanziario Tessile/Giorgio Armani for 10 years before starting his own company, with current projects in New York, Florida and California.

clock September 16, 2013WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Roberto Cavalli Publishes Autobiography

Four years after penning his first rough draft, the designer will on Monday unveil the final product, which is called “Just Me!”

clock September 16, 2013Alessandra Turra

Memo Pad

Self’s Lucy Danziger Gushes on Condé at Women Doing Good Awards

The editor in chief was one of the first speakers at the magazine’s annual event, which recognizes philanthropic work.

clock September 16, 2013Erik Maza

Digital

Net-a-porter Group Launches Social Network

Via a new mobile app, called The Netbook, users can share their favorite products from the luxury e-tailer.

clock September 16, 2013Julia Neel

Fashion Show Reviews

Jonathan Saunders RTW Spring 2014

Anchored in psychedelic colors and Seventies athletic gear, one might call the designer’s look slacker chic.

clock September 15, 2013WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Simon Spurr Joins Kent & Curwen

The British heritage brand has tapped the designer as creative director and senior vice president.

clock September 16, 2013David Lipke

Trends

Spring 2014 Accessories: Highlights From the New York Presentations

A roundup of the events and presentations from New York Fashion Week.

clock September 16, 2013Roxanne Robinson

Real Estate

London’s Mayfair Seeing Retail Boom

British and international labels are racing to secure prime space in a property market that is rapidly heating up.

clock September 16, 2013Samantha Conti and Lorelei Marfil and Julia Neel

Fashion Scoops

Barbie’s Bandage Moment

Hervé Léger by Max Azria is the latest design house to dress Barbie, collaborating with Mattel on a limited-edition doll.

clock September 16, 2013Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

C. Wonder Continues Expansion

On Friday, it opened a 3,000-square-foot boutique at 285 King Street in Charleston, S.C.

clock September 16, 2013Lisa Lockwood

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