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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 24hDavid 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

Wal-Mart, Nordstrom See Profits Decline

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Overview

Further evidence of retailers’ tough holiday is beginning to come to light — and firms aren’t particularly bullish about 2014.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

Diane von Furstenberg to Stage Tokyo Show

The American designer will make an appearance at Japan Fashion Week next month.

clock February 20, 2014Kelly Wetherille

Business

Puma Posts $156.8M Q4 Loss

The German activewear firm said full-year net earnings slumped 92.4 percent.

clock February 20, 2014Paulina Szmydke

Fashion Show Reviews

Max Mara RTW Fall 2014

It was open season on outerwear at Max Mara, where coats have achieved fetish status.

clock February 20, 2014WWD Staff

Human Resources

Engaged Capital Nominates 5 to Abercrombie Board

The hedge fund is pushing for more independent board members.

clock February 20, 2014Vicki M. Young

Fashion Show Reviews

Blugirl RTW Fall 2014

Designer Anna Molinari’s fall lineup paid homage to bad girls Marianne Faithfull and Anita Pallenberg.

clock February 20, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Fabiana Filippi RTW Fall 2014

Mixed and matched materials were a key element in the designer’s understatedly elegant collection.

clock February 20, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Just Cavalli RTW Fall 2014

The collection paid homage to the cultural heyday of Florence, the designer’s hometown.

clock February 20, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Krizia RTW Fall 2014

Mariuccia Mandelli returned to her comfort zone, showing a collection defined by rigorous lines and power silhouettes that echoed the Eighties.

clock February 20, 2014WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Made in Italy: With a Little Help From My Friends

Almost more than money, young designers need business support, encouragement and mentorship from the fashion establishment.

clock February 21, 2014Alessandra Turra

Fragrance

Thierry Mugler Bringing Alien Eau Extraordinaire to U.S.

The fragrance will launch in its full U.S. distribution in April, after a one-month exclusive at Saks Fifth Avenue.

clock February 21, 2014Julie Naughton

Fashion Show Reviews

Fendi RTW Fall 2014

Karl Lagerfeld’s exhilarating collection was strong on great clothes, moving in so many directions that a trail of joyful chaos was left behind.

clock February 20, 2014WWD Staff

Business Features

4 Questions With Patrizio Bertelli

The Prada Group chief executive officer discusses his perspective on Italy’s supply chain and the struggles it faces.

clock February 21, 2014Luisa Zargani

Beauty Features

Italy’s Big Beauty Push

Promoting the cosmetics industry requires stepped-up efforts in teamwork and communications.

clock February 21, 2014Cynthia Martens

Color Cosmetics

Sephora Creating ‘Divergent’ Cosmetics Collection

The retailer is partnering with Summit Entertainment/Lionsgate to produce a limited-edition line designed around the upcoming movie.

clock February 21, 2014Julie Naughton

People

In a Snap: The New Wave of Fashion Photographers

These rising talents are using their Italian heritage to their best advantage.

clock February 21, 2014Alessandra Turra

Business Features

Italian Entrepreneurs Step Up Stewardship

The future of the Made in Italy label rests on the future of the country’s territory and storied monuments.

clock February 21, 2014Luisa Zargani

Beauty Features

Made in Italy: The Innovators

Exploring the new technologies that keep Italian production contemporary and competitive.

clock February 21, 2014Stephanie Epiro

Designer and Luxury

Made in Italy: Modern Times

Moving time-honored skills and techniques into the present and beyond.

clock February 21, 2014Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Show Reviews

Costume National RTW Fall 2014

The clothes contrasted the masculine and feminine by mixing tailoring with more casual shapes.

clock February 20, 2014WWD Staff

Business Features

Propping Up the Pipeline in Italy

If the smaller cogs in the country’s production wheel are not maintained, the entire system faces a dire fate.

clock February 21, 2014Luisa Zargani

Business Features

Fighting Against the Fakers in Italy

The battle against illegal operations that claim the qualities of the Made In Italy label but do not rise to its standards goes on.

clock February 21, 2014Cynthia Martens

Color Cosmetics

Butter London Founder to Develop Mass Line

Colour Prevails will be a robust line of painting-inspired products designed to encourage experimentation through color.

clock February 21, 2014Belisa Silva

Beauty Features

Elements: Beauty Shows Its Mettle

The seventh iteration of the niche beauty trade show, held Feb. 4 to 6 at Skylight West in New York, focused on alchemy and secret societies.

clock February 21, 2014Belisa Silva

Government and Trade

Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety to Move Operations to Dhaka

As part of the shift, the alliance said its president and ceo, Jeffrey Krilla, is stepping down but will continue as a senior adviser.

clock February 20, 2014Kristi Ellis

Business Features

Milan: Fast Facts

A breakdown of who visited Milan in 2013 and more.

clock February 21, 2014WWD Staff

Clothing/Furnishings

Bonobos Lands at Belk, Expands in Shirts

The quickly growing brand is branching out.

clock February 20, 2014Rachel Strugatz

People

Elaine Stritch: The Lady Who Screeched

A new documentary about the actress screened Wednesday night in Manhattan at the Paley Center for Media.

clock February 20, 2014Erik Maza

Parties

Museum of the City of New York Holds Annual Winter Ball

The crowd included Jamie Tisch, Amy Fine Collins, Nicole Miller, Jill and Andrew Roosevelt, Tory Burch and even an English lord, Viscount William Astor.

clock February 20, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Fashion Show Reviews

Moschino RTW Fall 2014

For his runway debut at the house that the late Franco Moschino built, Jeremy Scott held nothing back.

clock February 20, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Prada RTW Fall 2014

The show was marked by a casual, rugged flamboyance that felt at once grounded, sensual and eccentric.

clock February 20, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Ports 1961 RTW Fall 2014

Charlotte Rampling was the muse behind Fiona Cibani’s pretty lineup.

clock February 20, 2014WWD Staff

Financial

J. Crew Q4 Sales Rise 6.7%

Direct sales increase 9.5%, comps ahead 4%.

clock February 20, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Financial

American Apparel Stock Tumbles

Shares fell 32 percent Thursday after reports said the retailer has hired Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom to advise it on restructuring options.

clock February 21, 2014Vicki M. Young

Footwear

Jimmy Choo Launching Choo.08° in Milan

The new collection is tapping into a growing trend for comfortable and sporty — but still glamorous — footwear.

clock February 21, 2014Samantha Conti

Intimates and Activewear

L.A.M.B. Links With Hanky Panky

In the latest in a string of deals, Gwen Stefani and her label have entered into a collaboration with the lingerie and thong specialist.

clock February 21, 2014Karyn Monget

Handbags

Salvatore Ferragamo Set to Unveil Fiamma Handbag Line

Designed by creative director Massimiliano Giornetti, the brand’s latest handbag collection is inspired by the Ferragamo family’s history.

clock February 21, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Beauty Features

Avon, P&G and L’Oréal Execs Sound Off at CAGNY

Sheri McCoy, Avon’s chief executive officer, gave the most detailed account to date of her turnaround plan at the conference on Thursday.

clock February 21, 2014Molly Prior and Pete Born

Financial

Wal-Mart, Nordstrom See Profits Decline

Further evidence of retailers’ tough holiday is beginning to come to light — and firms aren’t particularly bullish about 2014.

clock February 21, 2014David Moin and Sharon Edelson

Memo Pad

Jennifer Lawrence, Dior Reunite for Third Campaign

The ads break just in time for the Oscars, where she is nominated for best supporting actress for “American Hustle.”

clock February 21, 2014Miles Socha

Memo Pad

Time Inc. Takes Stake in 120 Sports

The digital-only, sports-video programming network will be launched in the spring.

clock February 21, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Moschino

Katy Perry and Rita Ora made quite an entrance at the Moschino show, which was held almost an hour for them.

clock February 21, 2014Luisa Zargani and Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Satu Maaranen Collaborates With Petit Bateau on Capsule

The Finnish designer, who won the Première Vision Grand Prize at Hyères, has designed a collection of nine items for children and women.

clock February 21, 2014Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

Dots Approved for Bankruptcy Auction

The $325 million chain filed a voluntary Chapter 11 petition for bankruptcy court protection last month.

clock February 21, 2014Vicki M. Young

Essentialist

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The candidates and their families wear George W. Bush-era fashions, conjuring adversarial, provocative styles that could emerge during either party’s administration: From left to right: Chelsea Clinton as Paris Hilton, Hillary Clinton in Juicy Couture, Bill Clinton as Blink-182’s Travis Barker, Melania Trump as Avril Lavigne, and Ivanka and Donald Trump as Britney Spears and Kevin Federline.

Fashion

Could the Election Be Good for Fashion?

clock 24hMisty White Sidell

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