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Retail

Retailers Keep Holiday Plans Conservative and Inventories Tight

Inventories are being kept tight in hope of increasing full-price selling and reducing markdowns.

clock 6hDavid Moin

Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Fenty Puma Show

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

clock 13mMiles Socha

Retail

Aéropostale Bankruptcy Leaves 10,000 Jobs in Jeopardy

Teen retailer Aéropostale is awaiting a decision from a bankruptcy judge that is likely to impact whether it can find a buyer.

clock 8hVicki M. Young

In Focus

Roger Federer on His Nike Collaboration and Coming Back Strong in 2017

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Ralph Lauren Names Nemerov President

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Overview

It’s a changing of the guard at Ralph Lauren Corp. The fashion house elevated Jackwyn Nemerov to president and chief operating officer, succeeding Roger Farah. He becomes executive vice chairman.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

Memorial Held in Paris for Jean-Louis Scherrer

Family and friends gathered at the Eglise Saint Sulpice Tuesday for music and prayer, in accordance with the late couturier’s wishes.

clock September 18, 2013Paulina Szmydke

Financial

Inditex Profits Climb 0.7% in Half

Company sales were up 6.9 percent in the period.

clock September 18, 2013Samantha Conti

Parties

Condé’s Night at the Opera

A healthy sampling of Ferragamos, Zegnas and Missonis joined a battalion of Condé Nast brass for a performance of opera classics on Wednesday night.

clock September 18, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Dsquared2 RTW Spring 2014

The vacationlike atmosphere opened Milan Fashion Week on a playful note.

clock September 18, 2013WWD Staff

Business Features

The Industry’s Standard Bearers

Working conditions, safety and reasonable wages are among the biggest concerns of Italy’s manufacturing sector.

clock September 19, 2013Cynthia Martens

The Markets Features

Training the Next Generation of Italian Artisans

Launching new, sophisticated programs and opening schools is the key to developing craftsmen for the Italian fashion industry.

clock September 19, 2013Stephanie Epiro

Fashion Show Reviews

Gucci RTW Spring 2014

The primary theme seems to have been the imposition of a techno-athletic vibe onto languid clothes for both day and night.

clock September 18, 2013WWD Staff

Business Features

Playing to Their Strengths: Execs Tout Made in Italy Craftsmanship

Italian executives are capitalizing on their historic advantages in manufacturing and supply-chain management.

clock September 19, 2013Luisa Zargani

Retail/Business

McGregor Adds to Store Count

The preppy men’s and women’s brand is rolling out four new stores in Italy to reach a total of 12 by the end of the year.

clock September 19, 2013Luisa Zargani

Designer and Luxury

Judge Details Dolce, Gabbana Ruling

The designers were aware that the company they sold their brands to in 2004 was a fictitious entity, according to Judge Antonella Brambilla.

clock September 18, 2013Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Michelle Obama to Host National Design Award Winners

This year’s fashion award winner Behnaz Sarafpour will be on hand.

clock September 18, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Show Reviews

Fay RTW Spring 2014

Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi gave Seventies athleticwear a luxe spin.

clock September 18, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Alberta Ferretti RTW Spring 2014

While the colors will turn some heads — even in the dark — their fluidity added to the collection’s light-spirited nature.

clock September 18, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

No. 21 RTW Spring 2014

Alessandro Dell’Acqua tackled the tension between masculine and feminine with renewed verve in his spring collection.

clock September 18, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Agnona RTW Spring 2014

Turning 60 this year, the label brought in Stefano Pilati as creative director to do more than tweak its heritage.

clock September 18, 2013WWD Staff

Department Stores

Nordstrom’s New Americana Home

The 135,000-square-foot store at Caruso Affiliated’s shopping center The Americana at Brand in Glendale, Calf., is the only full-line store completed this year.

clock September 18, 2013Rachel Brown

Business Features

Lacoste to Outline New Strategies at Global Summit

The conference, at the Palais Brongniart, is also aimed at improving coordination among the brand’s license partners and redefining key areas of investment.

clock September 18, 2013David Lipke

Designer and Luxury

Hugo Boss to Unveil Revamped N.Y. Flagship

The Shops at Columbus Circle store now spans 15,000 square feet on three floors — including a women’s-only floor with its own entrance.

clock September 19, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Front Row at Gucci

Blake Lively sat front row at the spring show.

clock September 18, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Couture

In the Works: Italy’s Artisan Heritage

High technology has inarguably made production more efficient in many parts of the manufacturing cycle, but sometimes, the old ways are the best ways.

clock September 19, 2013Stephanie Epiro

Designer and Luxury

Fendi Celebrates New Milan Palazzo

The luxury company will unveil its new flagship on Thursday, the day of its fashion show, and stage an exhibition.

clock September 18, 2013Luisa Zargani

Fashion

New York Fashion Week: Men’s Trends

Florals, soft tailoring and street influences were among the top spring trends that are helping define the new American aesthetic.

clock September 19, 2013Alex Badia

Digital

Stuart Weitzman Kicks Off Made for Walking Campaign With Kate Moss

The brand is looking to go viral with its fall campaign, which features Moss strutting down several central London streets in a video shot this summer.

clock September 19, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Designer and Luxury

Jackwyn Nemerov Succeeds Roger Farah at Ralph Lauren

On Wednesday, the fashion house elevated Nemerov to president and chief operating officer, while Farah was named executive vice chairman.

clock September 19, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Young Designers Showcased at Milan’s Palazzo Morando

Jonathan Newhouse, Anna Wintour, Lapo Elkann, Giuseppe Zanotti, Goga Ashkenazi, Silvia Venturini Fendi and Diego Della Valle attended the event.

clock September 19, 2013Alessandra Turra

Textiles

Made in Italy: Fast Facts and Stats

Textile and apparel production in Italy.

clock September 19, 2013Anna Novaro

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