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Chloé Captured the Effortless Simplicity of French Style

The seafaring life was the inspiration for Clare Waight Keller's lovely, breezy spring collection for Chloé.

clock 17hBridget Foley

Fashion

Claus Dietrich Lahrs Appointed Chief Executive of Bottega Veneta

He succeeds Carlo Alberto Beretta, who will take on the new role of chief client and marketing officer at Kering.

clock 17hLuisa Zargani and Joelle Diderich

Beauty

Acqua di Parma Goes Luxe, Plots Retail Expansion

Acqua di Parma is launching a higher-priced line, opening its first U.S. store and expanding its women's range.

clock 13hRachel Strugatz

L’Oréal Shares Climb On Nestlé Speculation

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Overview

L’Oréal shares climbed 4.5 percent Monday following reports that major shareholder Nestlé could be looking at ways to cut its 23.9 percent stake in the world’s largest beauty company.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

Levi’s Links Up With Beams for Collection

Japanese men will get to live out their California dreams with an exclusive collection launching this spring.

clock February 10, 2014Khanh T.L. Tran

Retail/Business

Patents in a Wearable Tech World

A panel discussion at the Fashion Law Institute explores legal landscape of burgeoning area.

clock February 9, 2014Evan Clark

Tim Coppens Men's RTW Fall 2014

Fashion

Tim Coppens Men’s RTW Fall 2014

The designer drew inspiration from the Austrian peaks for his handsome fall collection.

clock February 9, 2014WWD Staff

Edun RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Edun RTW Fall 2014

Creative director Danielle Sherman delivered a new take on sportswear with a great lineup of mostly casual looks chiced up with textured fabrics.

clock February 10, 2014WWD Staff

Financial

L’Oréal Shares Climb on Nestlé Reports

The Swiss company is said to be looking at ways to reduce its 23.9 percent stake in the French beauty giant.

clock February 10, 2014Jennifer Weil

Al Sharpton and Aisha McShaw

Fashion Scoops

Al Sharpton Talks Fashion and Politics at Ralph Rucci

Rev. Al Sharpton’s appearance at Ralph Rucci’s show was a political favor of sorts, though not in the most traditional way.

clock February 10, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Business

Jones Cuts Q4 Loss, Beats Estimates

Revenues fall 7.4 percent, miss Wall Street’s view.

clock February 10, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Porsche Design RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Porsche Design RTW Fall 2014

“Chic altitude” was the theme, as creative director Thomas Steinbruck looked to the Alps circa the late Seventies for inspiration.

clock February 10, 2014WWD Staff

Opening Ceremony RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Opening Ceremony RTW Fall 2014

Humberto Leon and Carol Lim’s interpretations ranged from minimalist to overt.

clock February 10, 2014WWD Staff

Ralph Rucci RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Ralph Rucci RTW Fall 2014

The designer showed a collection that was smaller and less dramatic than in the past.

clock February 10, 2014WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Entertainment Weekly Taps Matt Bean

Bean joins EW from SportsIllustrated.com where he served as managing editor since 2012.

clock February 10, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Tina Fey

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Carolina Herrera

Tina Fey, Emmy Rossum, Anna Kendrick and Dita Von Teese sat front row at the fall show.

clock February 10, 2014Taylor Harris

Carolina Herrera RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Carolina Herrera RTW Fall 2014

Herrera’s bid for a new daywear proportion — volume with rounded shoulders on top, over slim skirts and pants — yielded strong returns.

clock February 10, 2014WWD Staff

Tommy Hilfiger RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Tommy Hilfiger RTW Fall 2014

His strong fall collection nodded to grunge, filtered through the designer’s signature preppy lens.

clock February 10, 2014WWD Staff

The Trend Forum at Texworld.

Retail/Business

Paris Fairs Focus on Growth Markets

Against a challenging economic backdrop, textile fairs Première Vision and Texworld continue defending their territory.

clock February 10, 2014Paulina Szmydke

Marc by Marc Jacobs Men's RTW Fall 2014

Fashion

Marc by Marc Jacobs Men’s RTW Fall 2014

The line took a dramatic turn away from its usual aesthetic and into the land of action sports, showcasing a collection based on BMX and motocross.

clock February 10, 2014WWD Staff

Ovadia & Sons Men's RTW Fall 2014

Fashion

Ovadia & Sons Men’s RTW Fall 2014

The designers’ toned down their typically tailored look, instead drawing inspiration from the rock music they listened to growing up in New York.

clock February 10, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

L’Wren Scott Cancels Runway Show

Instead the designer will unveil her fall collection via social media and will show it to retailers and editors in her Paris showroom March 2 to March 5.

clock February 10, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Theory RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Theory RTW Fall 2014

Oliver Theyskens escalated the collection’s core of minimal basics by tweaking proportions and developing fabrics.

clock February 10, 2014WWD Staff

Executive Changes

Anthony D’Annibale Joins Jessica’s as President

He will head the off-price apparel distributor’s New York office and pursue expansion in underdeveloped categories.

clock February 10, 2014Rachel Brown

Dennis Basso RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Dennis Basso RTW Fall 2014

Basso’s collection was a dressy affair, with many of his furs and evening looks turned into a celebration of color — and lots of it.

clock February 10, 2014WWD Staff

Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne

Parties

Public School Hosts After Party at Up & Down

Close to midnight, designers Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne arrived at their party in the West Village.

clock February 10, 2014Erik Maza

Paris Hilton, Diane von Furstenberg and Nicky Hilton.

Parties

Diane von Furstenberg Toasts Anniversary Collection

As the snowfall-turned-slushy-muck blanketed Manhattan fashion folk hoofed it down to the designer’s studio.

clock February 10, 2014Taylor Harris

Rosie Assoulin RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Rosie Assoulin RTW Fall 2014

Continuing to refine her sophisticated aesthetic, the designer balanced American sportswear with men’s wear touches and tribal details for fall.

clock February 10, 2014WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Bain Warns Luxe Crowd on China Approach

Luxury firms need to act fast if they don’t want the rapidly evolving Chinese consumer to join the ranks of those disillusioned with their brands.

clock February 10, 2014Joelle Diderich

The Row RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

The Row RTW Fall 2014

Audacious calm — now there’s a sartorial oxymoron. Yet audacious calm is exactly what Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen delivered in their fall collection.

clock February 10, 2014WWD Staff

Milly RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Milly RTW Fall 2014

Inspired by classical dance, Smith looked at “the new crop of ballerinas as style stars,” she said backstage.

clock February 10, 2014WWD Staff

An Urban Outfitters store.

Financial

Urban Brand Cuts Into Q4 UO Sales

Anthropologie, Free People thrive as namesake brand’s struggles continue into first quarter.

clock February 10, 2014Arnold J. Karr

3.1 Phillip Lim RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

3.1 Phillip Lim RTW Fall 2014

It was a dynamic collection, a sharp mix of cartoony colors, exaggerated proportions and tweaked classics that felt modern and offered range.

clock February 10, 2014WWD Staff

Yeohlee RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Yeohlee RTW Fall 2014

Yeohlee Teng showed 16 pieces that were more a presentation of her cleverly cut signature items than a cohesive collection.

clock February 10, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Kenneth Cole

Jon Bon Jovi went to his first fashion show this week to support his “great friend.”

clock February 10, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Lorry Newhouse RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Lorry Newhouse RTW Fall 2014

The upcoming Charles James show at the Met, the draping techniques of Madame Grès and the Forties served as inspiration for the designer.

clock February 10, 2014WWD Staff

Kenneth Cole RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Kenneth Cole RTW Fall 2014

His woman’s collection was a very real commercial line, worked in a mix of textures and layering — and lots of it.

clock February 10, 2014WWD Staff

Thom Browne RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Thom Browne RTW Fall 2014

While still as thought-provoking as some of the designer’s past efforts, the collection was noticeably toned down in its sartorial strangeness.

clock February 10, 2014WWD Staff

The Pal Zileri website.

Designer and Luxury

Mayhoola Buys Pal Zileri

The Qatari investor group has acquired a majority stake in Forall Confezioni, which produces Pal Zileri and also holds licenses for Moschino and Cerruti 1881.

clock February 11, 2014Luisa Zargani

Graeme Black

Designer and Luxury

Les Copains Names Graeme Black Creative Director

The appointment is effective with the fall collection that bows on Feb. 21 in Milan.

clock February 11, 2014Luisa Zargani

A Charles James look.

Fashion Features

The Costume Institute Previews ‘Charles James: Beyond Fashion’

If Monday morning’s presentation was any indication, this spring’s show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art stands to live up to its name.

clock February 11, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Human Resources

Spanx CEO Laurie Ann Goldman Exits

Executive is credited with a long and successful run building the business from a spunky start-up into an internationally-recognized household brand.

clock February 11, 2014David Moin

Designer and Luxury

Tory Burch Said Planning Move Into Men’s

With Jeffrey Uhl said to be coming on board from Coach to take on accessories, men’s accessories could launch as soon as next year.

clock February 11, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg and Evan Clark

The Fader’s spring cover.

Media

The Fader Teams With Tavi Gevinson’s Rookie ‘Zine

To commemorate its 15th anniversary and 90th issue, The Fader is putting a spotlight on influencers born in the Nineties.

clock February 11, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Tory Burch Linking With Google’s Lightbox for NYFW

The ad technology has distributed live content from a Coldplay concert and Coachella, but Burch is launching it into the fashion category.

clock February 11, 2014Rachel Brown

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Dennis Basso

It was flashbulb city when Mary J. Blige marched in to the show on Monday wearing a $250,000 Russian lynx coat.

clock February 10, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Phillip Lim Collaborates With Nars Cosmetics

The 3.1 Phillip Lim for Nars Nail Collection includes nine limited-edition nail shades created in conjunction with the designer.

clock February 11, 2014Julie Naughton

Fashion Scoops

Coastal.com Launches ‘Try Before You Buy’ Program

The company’s new program allows customers to receive up to four pairs of glasses with prescription lenses in place to try on at home for up to 30 days.

clock February 11, 2014Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Uniqlo Headed for the O.C.?

The retailer has pointed to Southern California as one of the U.S. markets it will enter this fall.

clock February 11, 2014Rachel Brown

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Retail

DFS Group Opens First European Store in Venice

clock 11hLuisa Zargani

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