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Beauty

Frédéric Fekkai Unveils New Beauty Brand Called Bastide

The serial entrepreneur's new beauty brand is based around the lifestyle and artisans of Provence.

clock 24hPeter Born

Fashion

Riccardo Tisci Delivers Givenchy Collection for Babies, Kids

The debut collection for fall 2017 retailing will be produced and distributed by CWF.

clock 24hMiles Socha

Business

Italy's Fashion World Stands Behind Renzi Ahead of Referendum

Uncertainty looms as Italian citizens gear up for a referendum on Dec. 4 to vote on a change in the country’s constitution.

clock 24hLuisa Zargani

Versace Plots Growth and Eyes IPO by 2020

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Overview

“Versace is a gold mine.” So proclaimed Versace ceo Gian Giacomo Ferraris in describing the brand’s growth potential.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Anthony Vaccarello RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Anthony Vaccarello RTW Fall 2014

The designer zeroed in on coats to add coverage to his taut, leggy looks.

clock February 25, 2014WWD Staff

Christophe Lemaire RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Christophe Lemaire RTW Fall 2014

The designer turned his hand to knitwear for fall, featuring layered outfits in monochrome shades such as khaki, navy and black.

clock February 26, 2014WWD Staff

Undercover RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Undercover RTW Fall 2014

Tokyo-based designer Jun Takahashi staged his Undercover show like a fairy tale.

clock February 27, 2014WWD Staff

Delphine and Bernard Arnault with Humberto Leon and Carol Lim

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Crowd Eyes LVMH Prize Finalists

Karl Lagerfeld, Nicolas Ghesquière, Raf Simons and Kanye West joined Arnault family members at a cocktail.

clock February 27, 2014Alex Wynne

The view outside Sears.

Financial

Sears’ Q4 Loss Narrows, Sales Off 13.6%

Full-year net loss of $1.37 billion on 9.2% sales contraction.

clock February 27, 2014Arnold J. Karr

A view outside a Kohl's store.

Financial

Kohl’s Net Drops 11.6% in Q4

Gross margin improves despite 3.8% slip in sales.

clock February 27, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Balenciaga RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Balenciaga RTW Fall 2014

Alexander Wang said his approach to fall was about introducing a knitwear vocabulary to the brand.

clock February 27, 2014WWD Staff

Carven RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Carven RTW Fall 2014

Guillaume Henry took great pains to stage a cinematic fall show.

clock February 27, 2014WWD Staff

Jourdan Dunn and Solange Knowles

Fashion Scoops

H&M Holds Star-Studded Show in Paris

Jessica Alba, Miranda Kerr and Solange Knowles attended the evening catwalk show Wednesday.

clock February 27, 2014Joelle Diderich

Ann Demeulemeester RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Ann Demeulemeester RTW Fall 2014

The designers honed in on Demeulemeester’s rock ’n’ roll vibe with a nearly all-black lineup that riffed on some of the founder’s best silhouettes.

clock February 27, 2014WWD Staff

Paco Rabanne RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Paco Rabanne RTW Fall 2014

Julien Dossena evolved his vision of athletic-meets-evening with outfits that blended references to martial arts with sleek tailoring.

clock February 27, 2014WWD Staff

Bouchra Jarrar RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Bouchra Jarrar RTW Fall 2014

Fall was a deft translation of the fundamentals of the designer’s loftier line, done with elevated attainability.

clock February 27, 2014WWD Staff

Scott Havens

Media

Time Inc. Hires Atlantic President as Digital Head

Taps Scott Havens as senior vice president.

clock February 27, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Irfé RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Irfé RTW Fall 2014

Building on last season’s androgynous aesthetic, Olga Sorokina took an experimental approach to texture with her fall collection.

clock February 27, 2014WWD Staff

Balmain RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Balmain RTW Fall 2014

For fall, Olivier Rousteing made a statement with a lineup that was pared down, by his standards at least.

clock February 27, 2014WWD Staff

Sylvester Stallone and Annie Leibovitz

Parties

Annie Leibovitz Fetes Sumo Taschen Book in L.A.

Sylvester Stallone, Quincy Jones, Paul Haggis, Melanie Griffith, Patricia Clarkson and Kelly Lynch turned up at the Chateau Marmont.

clock February 27, 2014Marcy Medina

Nina Ricci RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Nina Ricci RTW Fall 2014

The majority of the collection reflected the sturdy opulence of upholsteries — all beautiful fabrics cut into plush, if hefty, clothes.

clock February 27, 2014WWD Staff

Financial

Gap Income Slips, Outlines Plans

Gap Inc. saw fourth-quarter profits drop 12.5 percent but still believes it experienced “a very consistent” 2013.

clock February 27, 2014David Moin

Lazaro Hernandez, Karlie Kloss and Jack McCollough

Designer and Luxury

Le Bon Marché Fetes Proenza Schouler

The duo’s display incorporates 80 of their favorite looks, plus a short documentary showing their personal side. It runs through March 22.

clock February 27, 2014Joelle Diderich and Paulina Szmydke

Emma Roberts

Fashion Scoops

Rihanna Pops Up at Lanvin Show

The singer showed up an hour late for the Balmain show, but was bang on time for Lanvin.

clock February 27, 2014Joelle Diderich

Rick Owens RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Rick Owens RTW Fall 2014

The designer made a strong point for fall with an imaginative show and a lineup of great clothes that pushed forward with just the right amount of urban verve.

clock February 27, 2014WWD Staff

Lanvin RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Lanvin RTW Fall 2014

Sometimes one must go to extremes. That was the state of mind Alber Elbaz found himself in as he undertook work on his fall collection.

clock February 27, 2014WWD Staff

Mergers and Acquisitions

Jos. A. Bank Willing to Talk to Men’s Wearhouse

The company on Thursday nixed the latest bid by The Men’s Wearhouse Inc., but said it is willing to open discussions as long as the talks are on its terms.

clock February 27, 2014Vicki M. Young

Alessio Rossi

Media

Alessio Rossi Discusses Lancôme’s Digital Strategy

The beauty firm’s vice president of interactive marketing and e-business challenged attendees to modernize their view of the digital universe.

clock February 28, 2014Molly Prior

Marisa Thalberg

Media

Key Trends in Digital Storytelling From Estée Lauder’s Marisa Thalberg

“How will we tell our brands’ stories?” was the theme behind the presentation by the beauty firm’s vice president for global digital marketing.

clock February 28, 2014Vicki M. Young

David Rubin

Media

Unilever’s David Rubin Discusses Brand Building in a Digital World

The company employs a three-pronged approach of “putting people first, building brand love and unlocking the magic.”

clock February 28, 2014Belisa Silva

Sarah Kugelman

Media

Skyn Iceland’s Sarah Kugelman Thinks Big

The independent skin-care company’s founder talked about the role “competitive benchmarks” have played in developing her desired digital flagship.

clock February 28, 2014Rachel Strugatz

Jill Friedson and Marie Jones

Marketing and Promotion

Allure’s Jill Friedson and Marie Jones Talk Content and Commerce

Separated at some publications like church and state, content and commerce are close allies at allure.com.

clock February 28, 2014Sharon Edelson

Rick Hasselbeck

Media

Rick Hasselbeck on Cover Girl’s Digital Approach

For Procter & Gamble Co., digital isn’t an afterthought. It’s increasingly the first phrase of a multimedia marketing campaign.

clock February 28, 2014Molly Prior

Deepika Pandey

Retail

Deepika Pandey Outlines Walgreens’ Omnichannel Future

The retailer’s group vice president of digital marketing, online strategy and customer experience focused her passions: digital, beauty and retail.

clock February 28, 2014Julie Naughton

Mally Roncal

Media

Mally Roncal’s Social Media Truths

Taking to the stage with her trademark pep and personality, the makeup artist and founder of Mally Beauty illustrated the parallels between makeup and digital.

clock February 28, 2014Faye Brookman

Malcolm de Leo

Media

NetBase’s Malcolm de Leo on ‘Social Listening’

Counting mentions isn’t enough, NetBase’s chief evangelist told attendees. Data has to be collected from social media to yield insights.

clock February 28, 2014Faye Brookman

Rob Ciampa

Media

Pixability’s Rob Ciampa on Getting the Most Out of Video

On YouTube, an astounding 97 percent of views on the platform are for independents, while beauty brands control just 3 percent.

clock February 28, 2014Rachel Strugatz

A Damien Hirst butterfly painting and a 1937 ensemble by Elsa Schiaparelli.

Fashion Features

Dries Van Noten’s Divine Inspiration

The designer has laid bare his inspirations in an exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

clock February 28, 2014Miles Socha

Retail

Marc Jacobs Talks Beauty in Paris

A chat with the designer in advance of the European launch of Marc Jacobs Beauty, which hits stores on March 6.

clock February 28, 2014Bridget Foley

Claire Thomson, Edie Campbell and Phoebe Arnolds

Parties

A Cocktail for Marc Jacobs Beauty’s Europe Launch

The line is to come out on Thursday in Sephora in France and the Marc by Marc shop in Paris.

clock February 28, 2014Jennifer Weil

Versace RTW Fall 2014

Designer and Luxury

Versace Plots Growth and Eyes IPO by 2020

The brand’s ceo Gian Giacomo Ferraris discusses the sale of a 20 percent stake in the Milan-based fashion house to Blackstone Group.

clock February 28, 2014Luisa Zargani

A look from Amuse Society.

Activewear

Amuse Society Gearing Up to Launch in SoCal

The women’s surf-inspired fashion line hopes to appeal to a woman aged 16 to 30, bitten by wanderlust and enamored of both the rock-star life and beach vibe.

clock February 28, 2014Khanh T.L. Tran

Masahiko Uotani

Human Resources

Masahiko Uotani Prepares to Take Helm at Shiseido

The incoming president and chief executive officer plans to accelerate the company’s international growth and strengthen its portfolio of brands.

clock February 28, 2014Amanda Kaiser

The March cover of Numéro Russia.

Media

André Leon Talley and Tom Ford Team Up for Numéro Russia’s March Issue

The designer photographed Pat Cleveland and South African model Conrad Bromfield for the cover and for a fashion story that runs over 14 pages.

clock February 28, 2014Samantha Conti

Zoe Saldana in Alexis Mabille and Neil Lane at the 2013 Academy Awards.

Media

People Magazine Looking to Maximize Red Carpet Power

The title is out to channel the influence and power the red carpet has on consumers, fashion and brands, beginning with a pre-Oscar consumer survey.

clock February 28, 2014Karyn Monget

Cuff from Viktor & Rolf’s Velvet Rock collection for Swarovski.

Fashion Scoops

Viktor & Rolf to Design for Atelier Swarovski

Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren thought up two lines for the Austrian crystal maker, Velvet Rock and Frozen Crystal.

clock February 28, 2014Paulina Szmydke

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clock December 1, 2016Vicki M. Young

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