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A&F Finds 'Growing Up' Tough Now that Sex No Longer Sells

Abercrombie is aging its models to show it is no longer a "teen" brand; company reported a Q2 loss.

clock 8hVicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

Through her Instagram account, Barbie “produces” sponsored content.

clock 3hMaghan McDowell

Fashion

Costume Institute's Next Subject Said to Be Rei Kawakubo

The exhibit next spring would be only the second the Met has devoted to a living designer.

clock 3hWWD Staff

Jane Lauder Named Head of Clinique

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Overview

Jane Lauder is moving up the ranks of the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. Lauder, who has spent 17 years at the company, has been named global brand president of Clinique.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion

Ivanman Men’s RTW Fall 2014

Men’s wear designer Ivan Mandzukic’s meticulous tailoring was evident in all 13 looks of his show.

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Fashion

Marc Stone Men’s RTW Fall 2014

The Swiss designer continues to experiment with fit as well as texture.

clock January 14, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Augustin Teboul RTW Fall 2014

For the first time designers Annelie Augustin and Odély Teboul included color, a pinky beige, in their intricate crystal-encrusted designs.

clock January 14, 2014WWD Staff

Retailing

Lyn Kirby’s Plan for Beauty Brands

The former chief executive officer of Ulta Beauty teamed up with a private equity fund to buy a majority stake in the regional retailer.

clock January 14, 2014Molly Prior

Fashion Features

Alena Akhmadullina RTW Fall 2014

The Russian designer once again took inspiration from her country’s fairy tales.

clock January 15, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Achtland RTW Fall 2014

The designers Oliver Lühr and Thomas Bentz have a penchant for preppy.

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Fashion Features

Kaviar Gauche RTW Fall 2014

The fall collection, entitled Everlasting Love, featured a milliner’s worth of oversize floppy fedoras and a liberal use of bows.

clock January 15, 2014WWD Staff

Parties

Chanel Hosts Drew Barrymore Book Party

Each guest at the seated dinner received a copy of Barrymore’s heart-themed tome, “Find It in Everything.”

clock January 15, 2014Marcy Medina

Parties

Tory Burch Toasts New Beverly Hills Store

Q-Tip DJed the party, while Rashida Jones, Emmy Rossum and Eva Amurri shimmied to “Rapper’s Delight.”

clock January 15, 2014Rachel Brown

Financial

Richemont Sales Gain 2.8% in Q3

Exchange rates hampered sales in the period, as did lower sales in Mainland China and sluggish wholesale growth.

clock January 16, 2014Samantha Conti

Fashion

Raf Simons Men’s RTW Fall 2014

Sharing his label for fall with California artist Sterling Ruby, Raf Simons sent out one of his strongest men’s collections in years.

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Fashion

3.1 Phillip Lim Men’s RTW Fall 2014

The designer reinterpreted the theme with sleek denim tailoring and ultra-light leather combos.

clock January 16, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion

Issey Miyake Men’s RTW Fall 2014

Yusuke Takahashi tapped a mineral theme with batik patterns inspired by magma, and intriguingly textured fabrics, such as a stone gray powder-bleached Tencel.

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Financial

IFF Acquires Supplier Aromor

Israel-based firm expected to be accretive to IFF’s earnings in 2014.

clock January 16, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Mass and Off-Price

Sears Sublets Space to Dick’s Sporting Goods

The sporting goods chain will occupy the second floor of the 215,000-square-foot store in the King of Prussia Mall.

clock January 16, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Fashion

Alexander Wang Men’s RTW Fall 2014

The designer incorporated traditional men’s wear patterns into his sportswear-inspired outerwear, and made them look not only fresh, but also a little tough.

clock January 16, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion

Rick Owens Men’s RTW Fall 2014

The designer’s army of gothic gangsters was, in his own words, a representation of “how men create and reject authority” via clothing.

clock January 16, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion

Kolor Men’s RTW Fall 2014

Junichi Abe is gaining in stature, and his accomplished fall effort cemented that.

clock January 16, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion

Balmain Men’s RTW Fall 2014

Olivier Rousteing injected animal prints into knits and varsity jackets, a first for the house.

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Fashion

Louis Vuitton Men’s RTW Fall 2014

NASA maps of the Atacama Desert were the starting point for a collection built on “lightness, ease and comfort.”

clock January 16, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Features

JULIAANDBEN RTW Fall 2014

Julia Heuse’s fall men’s and women’s collection reflected a surprisingly elegant sense of Berlin underground chic.

clock January 16, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Dawid Tomaszewski RTW Fall 2014

The Glamour-prone designer showed his tougher, somewhat less formal side for fall.

clock January 16, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion

Yohji Yamamoto Men’s RTW Fall 2014

Floral prints of every variation were the focus of his men’s show, either piled on and clashing, or rendered in tone-on-tone autumn leaf shades.

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Fashion Features

Schumacher Fall RTW 2014

The designer’s easy glamour for fall included just a tinge of tough.

clock January 16, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion

Dries Van Noten Men’s RTW Fall 2014

The streetwear trend is gathering steam in Paris, and the designer took to the task with gusto.

clock January 16, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion

Damir Doma Men’s RTW Fall 2014

The designer’s texture-based collection was packed with strong outerwear options for fall.

clock January 16, 2014WWD Staff

Financial

Brunello Cucinelli Sales Rise 15%

Expansion of its retail network and a 52.5 percent jump in sales in China propelled the Italian luxury firm forward in 2013.

clock January 16, 2014Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Kate Moss Fetes 40th Birthday With Friends

Guests included Moss’ husband Jamie Hince, Sir Philip Green, John Galliano, Mario Testino, Stella McCartney and Naomi Campbell.

clock January 16, 2014Samantha Conti and Lorelei Marfil

Beauty Features

Beauty and the Maturing Mobile Marketplace

Once seen as the wave of the future, mobile apps appear to have become a sea of sameness for many beauty brands.

clock January 17, 2014Belisa Silva

Fragrance

Balmain Unveils Extatic Fragrance

The brand is upping the fashion quotient for its new women’s scent, conceived with the label’s creative director Olivier Rousteing.

clock January 17, 2014Jennifer Weil

Designer and Luxury

Victoria Beckham Makes Two Big Moves

The designer discusses her forthcoming New York office and first store, set to open in the fall in London.

clock January 17, 2014Jessica Iredale

Design

Helmet Heads: Bloomingdale’s Toasts Super Bowl Designs

On Wednesday night, the retailer unveiled all 48 of the customized helmets that CFDA designers created in honor of the upcoming game on Feb. 2.

clock January 17, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Financial

Shares of Nu Skin Drop on Allegations

A report in the Chinese newspaper People’s Daily on Wednesday questioned the direct seller’s recruiting and selling practices.

clock January 16, 2014Molly Prior

Couture

Giorgio Armani Preps for ‘One Night Only’ in Paris

After parading his spring Privé collection, the designer will stage a tweaked version of his “Eccentrico” couture exhibition and host a seated dinner.

clock January 17, 2014Miles Socha

Couture

Couture Appreciation Remains Robust

Christian Dior, Chanel, Giorgio Armani and more ride the ongoing growth of couture sales.

clock January 17, 2014Miles Socha

Fashion Features

LVMH Names Fashion Designer Prize Panel

Forty prominent figures from retail and publishing will help the luxury firm choose the first recipient of its new LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize.

clock January 17, 2014Miles Socha

Executive Changes

Jane Lauder to Take Helm at Clinique

The beauty executive, who has spent 17 years at the company founded by her family, is moving up the ranks of the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.

clock January 17, 2014Pete Born and Jennifer Weil

Designer and Luxury

Hunter to Show During London Fashion Week

The British brand, known for its Wellington boots in a rainbow of shades, is expanding new categories, including outerwear, knitwear and accessories.

clock January 17, 2014Samantha Conti

Memo Pad

Condé Nast Reports on First Quarter Ad Pages

The year is looking a little bit brighter for many of the publishing company’s glossy titles, according to an internal memo released Thursday.

clock January 17, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Memo Pad

Condé Nast Editors Lunch at the Lamb’s Club

Top brass flocked to the Manhattan eatery for lunch Thursday.

clock January 17, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Joseph Boitano to Exit Saks Fifth Avenue

The retailer’s group senior vice president and general merchandise manager is leaving the company on Jan. 31.

clock January 17, 2014Sharon Edelson

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Peter Som Tapped for Blue Les Copains

He will begin with the spring 2015 collection.

clock January 17, 2014Luisa Zargani and Lisa Lockwood

Department Stores

Neiman Marcus Issues Apology for Data Breach

The luxury retailer has not said how many customers had credit and personal information stolen.

clock January 17, 2014Sharon Edelson

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