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Retail

Speculation Grows About Baker's Chase for Neiman's

A deal to sell the Dallas-based luxury chain would be difficult to execute.

clock 12hDavid Moin

Fashion

Inside Giorgio Armani's Chic Spring Collection

Dubbing his collection ‘Charmani,’ Giorgio Armani’s spring line radiated a chic charm that felt fresh and alluring.

clock September 23, 2016Bridget Foley

Fashion

Versace Rethinks Ath-leisure for Spring 2017

Donatella Versace played an athletic hand for the win for spring.

clock September 24, 2016Jessica Iredale

Dept. Stores: ‘Irrelevant’ Or Reborn?

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Overview

Leslie H. Wexner has reignited an old industry debate: Are department stores dinosaurs headed for extinction?SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Show Reviews

JNBY RTW Spring 2014

Li Lin’s spring collection began with several all-white looks that were relaxed and elegantly casual.

clock October 16, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Christian Dada RTW Spring 2014

For spring, designer Masanori Morikawa presented a collection heavy on his signature black with flourishes of embroidery.

clock October 17, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Beautiful People RTW Spring 2014

After turning out a Sixties-inspired collection last season, Hidenori Kumakiri seemed to look to the Seventies for spring.

clock October 17, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion

Yoshio Kubo Men’s RTW Spring 2014

The collection included some very literal takes on its Spanish theme, including a bull fighting vignette print on baseball jackets and tailored pieces.

clock October 17, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Nozomi Ishiguro RTW Spring 2014

The designer combined his two brands into one show this season.

clock October 17, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Johan Ku RTW Spring 2014

The 2000 Lars von Trier movie “Dancer in the Dark” and its lead character Selma, as played by Bjork, inspired the designer this season.

clock October 18, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Theatre Products RTW Spring 2014

The designers seemed to take inspiration from a Gatsby-era country club.

clock October 18, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Atsushi Nakashima RTW Spring 2014

The designer drew inspiration from Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí for his spring collection.

clock October 18, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion

Facetasm RTW Spring 2014

Hiromichi Ochiai staged a unisex show that worked an edgy mix of creative layering and geometric prints.

clock October 21, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Fleamadonna RTW Spring 2014

Jei Kim said Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night” video and California teenage culture from the 1970s and 1980s inspired her spring collection.

clock October 20, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Jenny Fax RTW Spring 2014

Sheh Jen-Fang’s show, staged in a skate park as part of an outdoor fashion festival, offered up plenty of eccentric looks.

clock October 20, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

The Dress & Co. RTW Spring 2014

Hideaki Sakaguchi once again presented a collection of chic modern classics, staging his show in a park as part of a fashion festival.

clock October 20, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Alice Auaa RTW Spring 2014

Yasutaka Funakoshi showed a somewhat brighter take on the goth genre, turning out a collection that was mostly white and ivory.

clock October 20, 2013WWD Staff

Business

VF Earnings Rise 13.8%

With Q3 profits higher than expected, company pads ad budget by $30 million.

clock October 21, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Textiles

Sorona Puts Dupont Back in the Game

A modern fiber with a combination of performance and sustainable characteristics, it is leading the company back as a player in the sector.

clock October 21, 2013Arthur Friedman

People

Hiroshi Sugimoto Takes Paris

The Japanese artist is having a very big autumn in the French capital.

clock October 21, 2013Joelle Diderich

Department Stores

Martha Stewart Revises J.C. Penney Deal

The amended agreement covers a more focused range of product categories over a shorter period of time, through June 30, 2017.

clock October 21, 2013Vicki M. Young and Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Features

Coca-Cola, Dr. Romanelli Team for Retro Collection

Known for reconstructing vintage clothing pieces, Darren Romanelli is creating a line of 200 pieces inspired by the brand’s famous iconography.

clock October 22, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Memo Pad

Tom Wolfe on Hipsters, Writing Habits and His Next Book

The author chatted with WWD at Thursday’s National Design Awards, where he loquaciously honored Lifetime Achievement award winner James Wines.

clock October 22, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Forecasts and Analysis

Retail Fares Poorly in Accenture Service Study

Stores are most vulnerable to consumer “switches” among 10 business sectors, the ninth annual Global Consumer Pulse Survey finds.

clock October 22, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Business Features

The Great Department Store Debate: ‘Irrelevant’ or Reborn?

Retailers and brand chiefs defended their formats in the wake of Leslie Wexner’s dour appraisal last week.

clock October 22, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi Toast Latest Cookbook in New York

The American version of the pair’s “Ottolenghi” was published last month by Ten Speed Press.

clock October 22, 2013Taylor Harris

Fashion Scoops

Sass Brown Talks ‘Refashioned’ at FIT

The bulk of the presentation focused on highlighting sustainable designers, all of whom are featured in her latest book, a follow-up to 2010’s “Eco Fashion.”

clock October 22, 2013Lauren McCarthy

Fashion Scoops

FGI Honors Gustavo Cadile in Miami

The New York-based Argentine designer returned to his alma mater’s city last week to pick up the Fashion Achievement Award and premiere his spring collection.

clock October 22, 2013Rebecca Kleinman

Fashion Scoops

Anne Hathaway Lends a Hand to Elyse Walker’s Pink Party

The ninth annual event and fashion show at Santa Monica Airport raised $1.7 million for the Women’s Cancer Center at Cedars Sinai.

clock October 22, 2013Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

Bonmarché to File for IPO

The public offering on London’s Alternative Investment Market is expected to occur next month, with about 40 percent of its shares to be traded publicly.

clock October 22, 2013Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

H&M to Open First Store in New Orleans on Halloween

The 32,000-square-foot flagship in the historic French Quarter will be the first in the U.S. to carry a full home collection department.

clock October 22, 2013Sharon Edelson

Fashion Scoops

L.A. Brand Bailey44 Launches E-commerce

The site was built by Sweden Unlimited, which has done Web sites for such brands as Alexander Wang, Michael Kors and Marchesa.

clock October 22, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Al Fayed Group to Close Flash-Sale Site Cocosa

The owners said they deemed the ongoing costs of building the brand to leadership to be too high to warrant continued investment.

clock October 22, 2013Julia Neel

Fashion Scoops

Cruciani C Accessories Flagship Opens in New York

Separately, founder Luca Caprai donated 600,000 of its signature macramé lace bracelets to raise funds for the Miami Children’s Hospital.

clock October 22, 2013Rebecca Kleinman

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