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Retail

Retailers Keep Holiday Plans Conservative and Inventories Tight

Inventories are being kept tight in hope of increasing full-price selling and reducing markdowns.

clock 8hDavid Moin

Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Fenty Puma Show

The music star had launched the collection last February during New York Fashion Week.

clock 3hMiles Socha

Retail

Aéropostale Bankruptcy Jeopardizes 10k Jobs

Teen retailer Aéropostale is awaiting a decision from a bankruptcy judge that is likely to impact whether it can find a buyer.

clock 11hVicki M. Young

In Focus

Roger Federer on His Nike Collaboration and Coming Back Strong in 2017

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

L’Wren Scott’s Death Still Puzzles Industry

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Overview

The fashion industry remained in shock Tuesday over the death of L’Wren Scott, seeking answers to why the designer apparently took her own life.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

Bochic Enters Handbag Market

The brand is branching out from fine jewelry and entering the handbag market with a new line of evening clutches.

clock March 13, 2014Lauren McCarthy

They Are Wearing

They Are Wearing: Tokyo Fashion Week

Tokyo’s street style is in full force. Many looks are as imaginative and quirky as ever, but tailored, minimal and chic are making a strong appearance, too.

clock March 24, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Atsushi Nakashima RTW Fall 2014

The elaborate light projection of shifting geometric shapes that opened the show foreshadowed the collection.

clock March 18, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Dressedundressed RTW Fall 2014

Takeshi Kitazawa and Emiko Sato didn’t stray much from the brand’s signature androgyny, with the exception of a few pencil and miniskirts.

clock March 18, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Somarta RTW Fall 2014

Tamae Hirokawa opened her show with a small army of mannequins dressed in her Skin by Somarta knit bodysuits.

clock March 18, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Ha ha RTW Fall 2014

In a bid to create “universal fashion,” designer Takafumi Tsuruta said he aimed to make a collection that everyone could wear.

clock March 18, 2014WWD Staff

Color Cosmetics

NYX Cosmetics Seeks Buyer

The company’s U.S. employees were notified on Monday that the company is exploring strategic alternatives, particularly as it plots its global expansion.

clock March 18, 2014Molly Prior

Fashion Show Reviews

Beautiful People RTW Fall 2014

Hidenori Kumakiri turned out a Sixties-inspired collection of luxe classics.

clock March 18, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion

Patchy Cake Eater Men’s RTW Fall 2014

Shigeki Morino said he drew from various pop-culture elements of the late Seventies and Eighties.

clock March 18, 2014WWD Staff

Retail/Business

Google Extends Android to Smartwatches

The Web giant is working with Fossil and others to bring wearable technology to the wrist.

clock March 18, 2014Evan Clark and Rachel Strugatz

Financial

Eurazeo Takes Stake in Desigual

The investment firm’s 10 percent share values the Spanish fashion chain at more than $3.7 billion.

clock March 18, 2014Miles Socha and Barbara Barker

Fashion

Factotum RTW Fall 2014

Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen, Koji Udo opened his Factotum show in literary fashion with a large bookcase at the end of the runway.

clock March 18, 2014WWD Staff

Parties

Arden Wohl Celebrates Vegan Shoe Line

Zani Gugelmann, Jessica Stam, Tennessee Thomas and Dustin Yellin came out to Hecho en Dumbo on Monday to toast the collection.

clock March 18, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Design

Harold Koda Brings Eye to Miami Beach

The Costume Institute’s curator in charge loaned his expertise and some of his enviable vaults’ treasures for “Vanitas: Fashion and Art.”

clock March 19, 2014Rebecca Kleinman

Executive Changes

L’Oréal Taps Lubomira Rochet for Digital Post

As chief digital officer, a newly created role, she reports to Jean-Paul Agon, the French beauty giant’s chairman and chief executive officer.

clock March 18, 2014Jennifer Weil

Fashion Features

Mexico Fashion Week Seeks Global Audience

The country will strive to add more European and foreign buyers as part of efforts to build a stronger international fashion identity.

clock March 19, 2014Ivan Castano

Jewelry

Fabergé Closes Unit Over Ukraine Fears

The high-end jeweler said that the closure of its Kiev boutique will be temporary.

clock March 18, 2014Samantha Conti

Financial

American Apparel Misses SEC Filing Deadline

Annual report delayed as the Los Angeles-based retailer explores financing options.

clock March 18, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Business Features

Li & Fung Defends ‘Middleman’ Model

The sourcing giant’s ceo Bruce Rockowitz is optimistic about the future, noting that the troubled LF USA unit swung back to profitability in fiscal 2013.

clock March 19, 2014Amanda Kaiser and Vicki M. Young and Ellen Sheng

People

Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl’s Old-Fashioned Romance

The couple behind folk music project The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger caught up with WWD while at the recent South by Southwest festival.

clock March 19, 2014Jenny Sundel

People

Mouna Ayoub’s Moving Sale

The Lebanese socialite, jet-setter and couture patron is auctioning off the contents of her yacht Phocéa, which she owned between 1997 and 2009.

clock March 19, 2014Paulina Szmydke

Real Estate

Turnstyle to Bring Retail Underground at Columbus Circle

The project envisions a 30,000-square-foot underground shopping mall populated by beauty, fashion, accessories and food shops.

clock March 19, 2014Sharon Edelson

Financial

J. Crew IPO More Likely as Fast Retailing Negotiations Falter

Numerous reports on Tuesday said discussions had broken down entirely.

clock March 19, 2014Evan Clark

Designer and Luxury

L’Wren Scott’s Death Still Puzzles Industry

The fashion industry remained in shock Tuesday, seeking answers to why the designer apparently took her own life.

clock March 19, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg and Lisa Lockwood and David Moin and Samantha Conti and Pete Born

Fashion Features

Collections Shimmer on Lakmé Runways

The five days of Lakmé Fashion Week emphasized femininity in the summer and resort collections on show.

clock March 19, 2014Mayu Saini

Memo Pad

Monique Péan Ad to Bow in Vogue’s September Issue

The fine jewelry designer competed against Suno, Creatures of the Wind, Public School and Eddie Borgo.

clock March 19, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Memo Pad

Billboard Names Tasha Green Fashion Editor

Janice Min is zeroing in on fashion as she looks to remake the struggling music trade publication.

clock March 19, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Memo Pad

Jay McInerney to Pen Wine Column for Town & Country

His first column will appear in the magazine’s June/July issue, which will hit newsstands on May 20.

clock March 19, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Dover Street Market to Host Giambattista Valli Pop-up in N.Y.

The designer will launch a three-and-a-half week pop-up shop from March 28 to April 22.

clock March 19, 2014Kristi Garced

Fashion Scoops

Chloé Taps Clémence Poésy for New Scent

The actress, who from 2008 to 2010 served as the face of Chloé Eau de Parfum, will return to the brand as the face of a new fragrance.

clock March 19, 2014Julie Naughton

Fashion Scoops

Kate Hudson and Ann Taylor Launching Capsule of LBDs

The five styles hit stores April 10.

clock March 19, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Rania Abu-Eid to Join Journelle

The longtime Victoria’s Secret designer has been named senior designer in the retailer’s design department.

clock March 19, 2014Karyn Monget

Fashion Scoops

Giorgio Armani’s ‘Films of City Frames’ Project Kicks Off

The designer marked the official start of the movie project with a video message available starting today at framesoflife.com.

clock March 19, 2014Alessandra Turra

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