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Picking the Fashion Runway Winners With Big Data

An analysis of online patterns by big data firm Edited shows the runway styles most likely to resonate with shoppers.

clock 23hEvan Clark

Fashion

Anthony Vaccarello Confirms His Label’s End

The Belgian designer is dedicating himself to Saint Laurent, where he was named creative director last April.

clock 13hMiles Socha

Fashion

Carolina Herrera Hires Vice President of Design

Raffaele Ilardo will head up creative development and design for the Carolina Herrera New York ready-to-wear and bridal collections.

clock August 29, 2016Rosemary Feitelberg

Fast’s Global Ambitions Could Involve J. Crew

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Overview

Fast Retailing Co. Ltd.’s Tadashi Yanai appears ready to spend big in his drive to become the world’s largest fashion retailer — including up to $5 billion to snap up J. Crew Group Inc.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Show Reviews

Roland Mouret RTW Fall 2014

Roland Mouret is in a reflective mood.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Chalayan RTW Fall 2014

With every Hussein Chalayan show comes the expectation of the conceptual.

clock February 28, 2014WWD Staff

Mergers and Acquisitions

Jos. A. Bank and Men’s Wearhouse to Begin Talks

Advisers for the two retail chains are set to begin discussions regarding a possible merger.

clock March 2, 2014Vicki M. Young

Fashion Show Reviews

Julien David RTW Fall 2014

Following a dreamy and colorful spring season, the designer steered into street-style territory with black as his central shade.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Issey Miyake RTW Fall 2014

Nature proved a fertile source of inspiration for Yoshiyuki Miyamae’s fall collection for the brand.

clock February 28, 2014WWD Staff

Department Stores

Victoria Beckham’s Corner of Paris

Printemps christened a 430-square-foot shop-in-shop for her signature brand in the middle of fashion week.

clock February 28, 2014Miles Socha

Fashion Show Reviews

Dior RTW Fall 2014

In his strongest collection yet for the house, Raf Simons led his Dior woman from spring’s dense, mysterious garden to more urban enclaves.

clock February 28, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Isabel Marant RTW Fall 2014

Marant sampled several tomboy aesthetics: a cozy nomadic look, sulky military grunge and urban androgyny — all laced with a little glamour.

clock February 28, 2014WWD Staff

Financial

Neiman Marcus Upbeat for Spring Despite Q4 Headwinds

The retailer reported a net loss of $68 million for its second quarter ended Feb. 1, compared with net earnings of $40.4 million in the prior-year period.

clock March 2, 2014David Moin

Front Row at Dior

Rihanna, Valérie Trierweiler, Emma Roberts and Jessica Alba attended the show.

clock February 28, 2014Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

Barneys Hosts Dries Van Noten Exhibit Debut

Claude Montana, Erdem Moralioglu and Kris Van Assche turned out for the preview on Thursday in Paris.

clock February 28, 2014Laure Guilbault

Fashion Show Reviews

Maison Martin Margiela RTW Fall 2014

The show had the relaxed, friendly feel of a Sunday stroll.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Sonia Rykiel RTW Fall 2014

Designer Geraldo da Conceicao worked the house aesthetic and knit base with a fresh polish.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Yohji Yamamoto RTW Fall 2014

Witness the power of the puffer jacket in the hands of Yohji Yamamoto, who elevated that most banal staple of cold weather sportif.

clock March 1, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Haider Ackermann RTW Fall 2014

Ackermann achieved his desired fusion of masculine gentleness within a men’s-inspired framework.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Junya Watanabe RTW Fall 2014

Junya Watanabe explored a dark, romantic spirit for fall, with clothes that showed off the designer’s strong workmanship.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Viktor & Rolf RTW Fall 2014

Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren dedicated their fall collection to the gray mélange knit V-neck sweater.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Pedro Lourenço RTW Fall 2014

The designer glossed his slick, sporty silhouettes with shiny treatments.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Acne Studios RTW Fall 2014

Looking to the late Sixties and early Seventies, creative director Jonny Johansson worked a psychedelic swirl print throughout his spirited fall lineup.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Véronique Leroy RTW Fall 2014

A deconstructed chevron — the two sides of the arrow touching but misaligned — ran through Leroy’s fall collection.

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Memo Pad

Kate Moss Au Naturel for Lui

The model fronts the March issue of the French men’s magazine.

clock March 1, 2014Laure Guilbault

Fashion Show Reviews

Comme des Garçons RTW Fall 2014

Rei Kawakubo explored the convergence of ugly and beautiful in her fall collection.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Jean Paul Gaultier RTW Fall 2014

Gaultier showed a retro-futuristic lineup that while sometimes outshone by the theatrics, demonstrated he still has his own perspective on Planet Fashion.

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Front Row at Jean Paul Gaultier

Rihanna and Beth Ditto caught the show in Paris.

clock March 1, 2014Joelle Diderich

Fashion Show Reviews

Vivienne Westwood RTW Fall 2014

The designer’s fall show was an ecstatic melting pot of ethnic dress.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Andrew Gn RTW Fall 2014

Tina Chow and Yayoi Kusama, the designer’s two muses this season, co-existed effortlessly on his fall runway.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Kenzo RTW Fall 2014

At Kenzo, wild and weird graphic patterns such as zigzags and undulating lines in bold colors were delivered on sharp tailoring and voluminous coats.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Maiyet RTW Fall 2014

Kristy Caylor built her fall collection around a self-portrait of Frida Kahlo, working off the self-reflective concept of “a look inside.”

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Fashion Show Reviews

Maxime Simoens RTW Fall 2014

There were hints of Sixties brands like Courrèges in his boxy “space cadet” tailoring and short shift dresses banded with fur or crystals.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Maison Rabih Kayrouz RTW Fall 2014

Rabih Kayrouz celebrated his hybrid culture — one foot in his native Lebanon, the other in his adoptive Paris.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Céline RTW Fall 2014

The fall collection was as wide-ranging a lineup as Phoebe Philo has ever shown.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Chloé RTW Fall 2014

The fall collection held steady with the calmly desirable aesthetic Clare Waight Keller has honed since her arrival at the brand.

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Front Row at John Galliano

Laura Smet, Frédérique Bel and Esther Garrel were among the front row guests.

clock March 2, 2014Joelle Diderich

Fashion Show Reviews

Ter et Bantine RTW Fall 2014

Manuela Arcari’s delicately conceptual yet highly wearable collection let off a peaceful, Far Eastern vibe.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Akris RTW Fall 2014

Albert Kriemler sent out one of his strongest collections to date.

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Parties

Film Independent Spirit Awards Bow in L.A.

Reese Witherspoon, Jared Leto and Cate Blanchett attended.

clock March 2, 2014Marcy Medina

Fashion Show Reviews

John Galliano RTW Fall 2014

With his fall collection, Bill Gaytten etched the brand’s retro, romantic legacy with a light hand while asserting his penchant for modernism.

clock March 2, 2014WWD Staff

Front Row at Givenchy

Rihanna, Beth Ditto and Kanye West attended the show.

clock March 2, 2014Joelle Diderich

Parties

Charles Finch and Chanel Host Oscar-Eve Dinner Party

Many of Saturday night’s guests — Alice Eve, Lily Collins, Vanessa Getty and Adrien Brody — are regulars, though each year sees a few new faces.

clock March 2, 2014Marcy Medina

Fashion Show Reviews

Givenchy RTW Fall 2014

Riccardo Tisci created a tension between rich romance and powerful tailoring.

clock March 2, 2014WWD Staff

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Nasty Gal Grows Team, Products

The online retailer, estimated to have sales close to $130 million last year, has brought on Sheree Waterson as president and chief product officer.

clock March 3, 2014Rachel Strugatz

People

Old Navy Taps Sarah Holme for Women’s Design

The retailer’s first store in China opened Saturday on Shanghai’s Nanjing West Road.

clock March 2, 2014David Moin and Casey Hall

Couture

Bruce Oldfield Prepares to Take on New York

Bruce Oldfield has been creating dresses for four decades, but nothing makes him wince like the words “couturier” or “fashion designer.”

clock March 3, 2014Samantha Conti

Mergers and Acquisitions

Fast Retailing Setting Sights on J. Crew

Uniqlo’s parent is in talks to acquire J. Crew from owners TPG and Leonard Green & Partners.

clock March 3, 2014Evan Clark and Amanda Kaiser and Vicki M. Young

Memo Pad

Style Coalition Unveils Nominees for Fashion 2.0 Awards

This year, both Burberry and Ralph Lauren led the pack with the most nominations followed by ASOS, DKNY, Free People and Michael Kors.

clock March 3, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Memo Pad

Lily Cole Talks Up Social Giving Site in U.S.

The model has a number of speaking engagements lined up to discuss Impossible.com over the next few weeks.

clock March 3, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion

Clear Skies: On the Red Carpet at the Oscars

After days of torrential rain, the clouds parted just in time for Cate, Lupita, Sandra, Amy, Jennifer and Julia to walk the red carpet.

clock March 2, 2014Marcy Medina

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