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Paris Inspirations: Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Paris designers share their inspirations as the spring collections get under way.

clock 8hWWD Staff

Fashion

Anthony Vaccarello's Debut for (Yves) Saint Laurent

In addition to some tony basics, a llittle Eighties-inspired bad taste made for an audacious collection of racy party clothes.

clock 13hBridget Foley

Retail

Barneys Prepared to Ride Out Storm at Perry Capital

Amid the luxury malaise, Barneys' ceo says the company is profitable and performing well.

clock 9hDavid Moin and Vicki M. Young

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

Björn Gulden

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

Max Mara RTW Fall 2014

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

Blugirl RTW Fall 2014

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

Fabiana Filippi RTW Fall 2014

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

Just Cavalli RTW Fall 2014

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

Krizia RTW Fall 2014

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

Stella Jean

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

Alien Eau Extraordinaire

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

Fendi RTW Fall 2014

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

Patrizio Bertelli

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

Versace fragrance from Euroitalia.

Beauty Features

Italy’s Big Beauty Push

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

clock February 21, 2014Cynthia Martens

The Divergent Limited Edition Multi-Piece Collector’s Kit.

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

Giampaolo Sgura’s covers for international editions of Vogue.

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

Diego and Andrea Della Valle of Tod’s, which is sponsoring the restoration of the Colosseum.

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

Cariaggi is investing $3.4 million into yarn research.

Beauty Features

Made in Italy: The Innovators

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

clock February 21, 2014Stephanie Epiro

Fendi’s Astuccio fur.

Designer and Luxury

Made in Italy: Modern Times

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

clock February 21, 2014Alessandra Ilari

Costume National RTW Fall 2014

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

Brioni has sometimes bought raw materials to help suppliers in dire straits that could not provide cash in advance to secure the fabrics.

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

Italy is battling with illegal operations that claim the qualities of the "Made in Italy" label; the conflict is most apparent in Prato, Italy.

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

Nonie Creme

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

The scene at Elements Showcase.

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

Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

Business Features

Milan: Fast Facts

A breakdown of who visited Milan in 2013 and more.

clock February 21, 2014WWD Staff

Bonobos' shop in shop in Belk.

Clothing/Furnishings

Bonobos Lands at Belk, Expands in Shirts

The quickly growing brand is branching out.

clock February 20, 2014Rachel Strugatz

Elaine Stritch

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

Jamie Tisch and Dennis Basso

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

Moschino RTW Fall 2014

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

Prada RTW Fall 2014

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

Ports 1961 RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Ports 1961 RTW Fall 2014

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

clock February 20, 2014WWD Staff

The exterior of a J. Crew store.

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 from Jimmy Choo's collection, Choo.08°.

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

Looks from the L.A.M.B. x Hanky Panky name.

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

A Salvatore Ferragamo Fiamma bag.

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

Sheri McCoy

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

Jennifer Lawrence in the Dior campaign.

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

Mia Moretti, Katy Perry, and Rita Ora.

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

A children’s design by Satu Maaranen for Petit Bateau.

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

Today's Must Read

A look from the NikeLab Rio collection.

Business

The Present is Good for Nike, but the Future Disappoints

clock 16hEvan Clark

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