New Faces, Trends Spur Praise in Milan

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The first signs of a recovery in the Italian economy and a crop of new young designers leaving their mark on the scene contributed to an effervescent season that left retailers excited.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Frederic Cumenal

Human Resources

Frederic Cumenal Named Tiffany President

In his new role, Cumenal, 54, will retain his regional responsibilities and will assume responsibility for the design, merchandising and marketing functions.

clock September 24, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Designer and Luxury

Diego Della Valle Hits Back at Giorgio Armani

War of words goes on.

clock September 24, 2013Luisa Zargani

Prabal Gurung becomes an official American Citizen.

Fashion Scoops

Prabal Gurung Becomes U.S. Citizen

The designer took his United States citizenship test on Sept. 6, just 24 hours before his spring 2014 runway show.

clock September 24, 2013Lauren McCarthy

Alain Ducasse


Alain Ducasse Takes on Le Meurice

The Michelin-starred chef is adding the famed Parisian eatery to his portfolio.

clock September 25, 2013Laure Guilbault

Cécile Cassel

Fashion Scoops

Cécile Cassel to Front for Secret de Rochas Scent

The French actress and singer will appear in the fragrance’s advertising starting in December.

clock September 24, 2013Jennifer Weil


Jones Group Weighing Sale Options

The company is still evaluating bids from the Citi-led auction.

clock September 24, 2013Evan Clark

Looks from Munji Kim's winning collection.

Fashion Features

H&M Opens Design Competition to U.S.

The Swedish retailer will open the 2014 contest to students from the Fashion Institute of Technology and Parsons the New School For Design.

clock September 24, 2013Sharon Edelson

A marketing image by Invista.


Invista in Collaboration With Eurovet

The French trade-show giant will bring a taste of the Parisian Interfilière textile fair to North America.

clock September 25, 2013Karyn Monget

Human Resources

Lancel Names Nicole Stulman Creative Director

The leather accessories house has tapped Stulman as Richemont shops the brand around the investment community.

clock September 25, 2013Samantha Conti and Miles Socha

The open displays exalt Galliera Palace's soaring ceilings, topped with elaborate cupolas.

Designer and Luxury

Azzedine Alaïa Retrospective Opens in Paris

Organized by fashion curator Olivier Saillard, the exhibition showcases about 80 dresses amid the 19th-century splendor of the Galliera Palace.

clock September 25, 2013Miles Socha

Rendering of the Shanghai Village outlet center.


Value Retail to Open Second China Site

The developer of the nine Chic Outlet Shopping Villages in Europe has signed an agreement with Shanghai Shendi Group to develop and operate Shanghai Village.

clock September 25, 2013David Moin

Etro RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Features

New Designers, Craftsmanship Entice Milan Buyers

The first signs of a recovery in the Italian economy and a crop of new young designers leaving their mark on the scene contributed to an effervescent season.

clock September 25, 2013WWD Staff

An ad visual for Chip & Pepper California.


Chip & Pepper Adds Spice to Belk’s Denim

Retailer has partnered with Chip and Pepper Foster, the twin brothers who founded the brand, to launch Chip & Pepper California, an exclusive at Belk Inc.

clock September 25, 2013David Moin

Ad for Lucky Brand’s American made jeans.


M&A Deals Stalling Near Finish Line

Fifth & Pacific’s divestitures of both Lucky Brand and Juicy Couture — and Joe’s Jeans’ acquisition of Hudson Jeans —?are taking longer than expected.

clock September 25, 2013Evan Clark and Vicki M. Young and Arnold J. Karr

Sagmeister & Walsh's shopping bag for "A New York Holiday."


Get Carter: Barneys New York Teams With Jay Z for Holiday

The luxury retailer has partnered with Shawn “Jay Z” Carter for a high-wattage promotion, dubbed “A New York Holiday.”

clock September 25, 2013David Lipke

‪Keija Minor‬


Brides Editor Keija Minor Gaining Momentum

A look at the magazine’s up-and-down year since Minor, the former executive editor, became editor in chief.

clock September 25, 2013Erik Maza


Teen Vogue, Goldman Sachs Partner on Millennials Survey

For the 2013 Brand Affinity Index, fashion, retail and beauty brands are assessed by three criteria — brand awareness, favorability and word of mouth.

clock September 25, 2013Sharon Edelson


Franca Sozzani Heading to L.A.

The Vogue Italia editor will be honored at the Dream for Future Africa Gala hosted by Wolfgang and Gelila Puck, Naomi Campbell and Amber Valletta.

clock September 25, 2013Marcy Medina

ABC's "Scandal" stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope.


Saks, ABC Team on ‘Scandal’ Promo

Saks Fifth Avenue has linked with the popular television show to try to win style points with some of its estimated 10 million weekly viewers.

clock September 25, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Digital Developments at Victoria Beckham, CFDA

Beckham is partnering with Skype on a collaborative project, while the CFDA is working with Google on a Google+ Hangouts on Air app.

clock September 25, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Fashion Scoops

Sport Line on Deck at Tory Burch

The designer is developing the line with the goal of introducing it in 2015.

clock September 25, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Gucci, P&G Prestige Building Support for Chime for Change

Kering ceo François-Henri Pinault participated in a special strategy session at the annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New York this week.

clock September 25, 2013Cynthia Martens

MSGM RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Features

Spring 2014 Collections: Milan’s New Guard

Emerging talent was a major focus in Milan this season.

clock September 25, 2013WWD Staff


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Fulvia Visconti Ferragamo


Fulvia Visconti Ferragamo Dead at 67

clock 16hLuisa Zargani and Alessandra Turra

Social Studies