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Business

Prada Profits Slump 25% in H1 as Sales Falter

Revenues dropped 15 percent, despite the "first signs of improving trends in Mainland China.”

clock 16mGordon Sirlisi

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celebrity Fragrance Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 10hRachel Strugatz

Business

Emanuel Chirico Talks Raf Simons at Calvin Klein

PVH ceo Emanuel Chirico expects big things from Raf Simons’ take on Calvin Klein.

clock 20hEvan Clark

Global Stock Markets Rise as Russian Tensions Ease

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Overview

Financial markets, brands and retailers with interests in Russia are hoping the crisis in Ukraine will be resolved peacefully, without any long-term damage to business. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Footwear

Roger Vivier RTW Fall 2014

Creative director Bruno Frisoni took inspiration from Central Asia and its bazaars, deploying rich colors and materials.

clock March 4, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac RTW Fall 2014

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac coined fall Sportsoir, code, per the show notes, for “sporty in Paris and evening in New York.”

clock March 4, 2014WWD Staff

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

PowaTag Looks to Unite Online and Offline Retailing

Firms including Carrefour, Laura Ashley, Waitrose and Theo Fennell have signed up to the service.

clock March 4, 2014Nina Jones

Fashion Scoops

Dior Film to Debut at Tribeca Festival

The documentary traces Raf Simons making his first couture collection for the French house.

clock March 4, 2014Miles Socha

Front Row at Chanel

Keira Knightley, Rihanna and Melanie Griffith admired the supermarket-themed set.

clock March 4, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Roger Vivier Celebrates Collaboration With Miroslava Duma

Catherine Deneuve and Setsuko Klossowski were among guests who joined Bruno Frisoni, Inès de la Fressange and Miroslava Duma at the party Monday evening.

clock March 4, 2014Alex Wynne

Fashion Scoops

Gaia Repossi Hosts Cocktail in Paris

Rei Kawakubo and Cindy Sherman viewed the jewelry designer’s artsy collection-cum-exhibition Monday night.

clock March 4, 2014Paulina Szmydke

Fashion Show Reviews

Chanel RTW Fall 2014

Karl Lagerfeld’s spectacle will surely trigger conversation, as it had a great deal to say about fashion in its current state.

clock March 4, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Valentino RTW Fall 2014

The show covered both American and Italian Pop Art, as well as the idea of the individualist spirits of the artists and a whiff of Sixties Mod.

clock March 4, 2014WWD Staff

Financial

Fast Retailing Set for Hong Kong Debut

The company will make its debut on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Wednesday with a secondary listing.

clock March 4, 2014Ellen Sheng

Financial

Lux Accessories Acquires Noir NY Inc.

The manufacturer of private-label costume jewelry and fashion accessories has stepped out into the branded arena.

clock March 4, 2014David Moin

Government and Trade

Obama’s Budget Proposal Prioritizes Trade Agencies

The proposal put a priority on exports, opening new markets, trade enforcement and cracking down on counterfeit products.

clock March 4, 2014Kristi Ellis

Parties

BCBG Max Azria Fetes Whitney Biennial

The Monday night dinner, hosted by Lubov Azria and Adam D. Weinberg, acted as part one of the Biennial’s kickoff.

clock March 4, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Fashion Show Reviews

Léa Peckre for Maison Lejaby RTW Fall 2014

Inspired by lingerie, Peckre showed a feminine lineup that played with the idea of transparency and second-skin comfort.

clock March 4, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Iris van Herpen RTW Fall 2014

The designer delivered a selection of shimmering silver and black dresses that gracefully pooled like liquid around the body.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Shiatzy Chen RTW Fall 2014

In her show notes, Wang Chen Tsai-Hsia said she found a muse in the shape, material and colors of the inkstone.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Alexander McQueen RTW Fall 2014

Sarah Burton’s show felt like a dangerous, magical fairy tale come to life.

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Fashion Scoops

Alessandra Ambrosio Launching Apparel

The Victoria’s Secret model’s first clothing line, ále by Alessandra, debuts March 17 at Planet Blue in Beverly Hills.

clock March 4, 2014Marcy Medina

People

Bernard Arnault Receives MoMA’s David Rockefeller Award

An understated lunch took place at the Museum of Modern Art in New York Tuesday to salute the LVMH chairman.

clock March 4, 2014Erik Maza

Financial

Global Stock Markets Rise as Russian Tensions Ease

Financial markets, brands and retailers with interests in Russia are hoping the crisis in Ukraine will be resolved peacefully — and swiftly.

clock March 5, 2014WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Ukrainian Designers Evolve

Despite the ongoing turmoil in their home country, Ukraine’s designers are more determined than ever to prove their importance on the global fashion map.

clock March 5, 2014Alex Wynne

Digital

Facebook Making Mobile Push With WhatsApp

Experts see the buyout as a data play, with Facebook aiming to gather as much information on users as possible in order to better tailor services to them.

clock March 5, 2014Rachel Strugatz

Memo Pad

Buzzfeed’s Jonah Peretti Talks About the Future

The site’s founder and chief executive officer sat for a Q&A session Monday night at the Hearst Tower in New York.

clock March 5, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

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