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Industry Execs Gather at WWD CEO Summit

Industry leaders gathered at The Pierre hotel in Manhattan for the WWD CEO Summit to discuss the consumer, the state of business and the challenges of the fashion calendar.

clock 21hJessica Iredale


Ralph Lauren Receives John B. Fairchild Honor

The designer thanked his team, his family and WWD for the honor and support.

clock 20hLisa Lockwood


Levi's Unveils New 501 Skinny Jean

The latest addition to the 501 family, set to reach stores and in December, is one offered for men and women.

clock 22hKristi Garced

McComb Era Ends, Kate Spade Steps Out

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William L. McComb, chairman and ceo of Fifth & Pacific Cos., is stepping down after seven years at the helm. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Antonio Marras Pre-Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Antonio Marras Pre-Fall 2014

Looking into the world of Swiss artist Gret Lutz Stemmler the designer showed a collection strong on nature.

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Elizabeth and James Pre-Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Elizabeth and James Pre-Fall 2014

Playful layering with a bit of Nineties edge was the name of the game.

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Giles Pre-Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Giles Pre-Fall 2014

Volume was the key focus of Giles Deacon’s collection.

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Kenzo Pre-Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Kenzo Pre-Fall 2014

The designers looked to Americana, especially the Northwest.

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Yigal Azrouël Pre-Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Yigal Azrouël Pre-Fall 2014

The designer referenced the 1968 Marianne Faithfull film “The Girl on a Motorcycle” for his collection that was anchored by the biker jacket.

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Lisa Perry Pre-Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Lisa Perry Pre-Fall 2014

As her main inspiration, Perry cited a black-and-white photo of architect Philip Johnson standing with a model of a building featuring striking exterior lines.

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Dita Von Teese and Nicole Richie, both wearing Antonio Berardi.


Antonio Berardi Hosts L.A. Dinner

Nicole Richie, Ahna O’Reilly, Emmy Rossum, Brie Larson, Dita Von Teese, Iggy Azalea and Kate Beckinsale attended.

clock January 8, 2014Rachel Brown

Leonardo DiCaprio


Stars Come Out for National Board of Review Gala

A glance around the room found Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep and Jessica Chastain.

clock January 8, 2014Kristi Garced

The Alexander Wang billboard set for New York next week.

Fashion Scoops

Alexander Wang Unveils Spring Campaign

The designer’s ready-to-wear campaign might not show a lot of his clothes, but it does reveal his sense of humor.

clock January 9, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Olay Regenerist Luminous products.

Skin Care

Olay to Launch ‘Your Best Beautiful’ Campaign

The brand is aiming to help women put their best face forward in the New Year.

clock January 10, 2014Molly Prior

Dean and Dan Caten


Dsquared2 Secures China Rights

A court in Hangzhou has sentenced that the fashion company is “legitimately allowed” to distribute its collections in China.

clock January 9, 2014Luisa Zargani

A behind-the-scenes look at Bulgari's Aqua Amara men's fragrance campaign featuring Jon Kortajarena, photographed in Capri by Mario Sorrenti.


Bulgari to Introduce Aqua Amara Men’s Fragrance

The name conjures the bitter oranges found in southern Italy and Greece, and the fragrance’s packaging is designed to open like two halves of a piece of fruit.

clock January 10, 2014Cynthia Martens

Business Features

Da Vinci Invest Acquires Bruno Magli

The Swiss independent asset management firm acquired the brand from Fortelus Capital Management LLP.

clock January 9, 2014Luisa Zargani

William L. McComb

Human Resources

William McComb Leaving Fifth & Pacific

He will be succeeded by Craig Leavitt, chief executive officer of Kate Spade, who will take over F&P, which will undergo a name change to Kate Spade & Company.

clock January 9, 2014Lisa Lockwood


Condé Nast Entertainment Taps Joe LaBracio

The entertainment wing of the publishing firm named him executive vice president of alternative programming on Thursday.

clock January 9, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

An item from Target’s exclusive MD Complete collection.

Skin Care

Target to Introduce Premium Skin Care

The assortment will be stocked with seven brands culled from different retail channels and countries.

clock January 10, 2014Molly Prior

Skin Care

Outlook Bright for Living Proof’s New Strateris Technology

The company’s ceo, Jill Beraud, said the technology is “a game-changer,” which could eventually have a “huge impact” on the beauty category.

clock January 9, 2014Julie Naughton

Government and Trade

Trade Authority Bill Introduced in Congress

Experts said TPA needed to pass free trade pacts.

clock January 9, 2014Kristi Ellis

Brunello Cucinelli

Designer and Luxury

Retailers See Tailored Boom in 2014

Contemporary styling and updated color expected to draw young men.

clock January 9, 2014Alessandra Turra and Paulina Szmydke and Alex Badia


Kate Spade’s Growth Trajectory

As William L. McComb passes the baton to Craig Leavitt, he’s handing over a company projecting significant growth in its primary business.

clock January 9, 2014Evan Clark

Exterior of J. Press' Madison Avenue store.


J. Press Closing Madison Ave. Store

The venerable men’s wear retailer expects to find a new location by next year at the latest.

clock January 9, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Revlon is exiting China.


Foreign Beauty Brands Scale Back in China

The China beauty market is maturing at a rapid pace, causing growing pains for multinational beauty firms.

clock January 10, 2014Molly Prior and Casey Hall and Jennifer Weil

Textured knit ties from Altea.

Fashion Features

Trends at Pitti Uomo

Top hits from Pitti Uomo in Florence.

clock January 10, 2014WWD Staff


Sears Holiday Comps Tumble

Shares of Sears Holdings Corp. fell almost 13 percent in after-hours trading following the company’s discouraging report on its declining same-store sales.

clock January 10, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Lupita Nyong’o for Miu Miu.


Emerging Actresses Pose for Miu Miu Campaign

Miuccia Prada has turned to Elle Fanning, Bella Heathcote, Lupita Nyong’o and Elizabeth Olsen for the brand’s spring campaign.

clock January 10, 2014Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Riccardo Tisci Collaborating with Nike

According to sources, odds are the partnership will center around a special sneaker design.

clock January 10, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Julie de Libran Exits Louis Vuitton’s Paris Studio

As studio director of women’s ready-to-wear, de Libran has been the front woman for Vuitton’s cruise and pre-fall collections.

clock January 10, 2014Miles Socha

The new Mosaic bag with interchangeable pieces.

Fashion Scoops

Vionnet Launches New Bag

After more than a year as the creative director and chairman of Vionnet, Ashkenazi has launched a new bag style for the house called the Mosaic.

clock January 10, 2014Roxanne Robinson


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clock 23hJennifer Weil

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