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French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at the Age of 86

The French designer was synonymous with striped sweaters and Left Bank insouciance.

clock 8hMiles Socha

Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Next Fenty Puma Show

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

clock 15hMiles Socha

Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 5hAlexandra Steigrad

Neiman Marcus Unveils Top Management Roles

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The Neiman Marcus Group will today reveal it’s merging its store and online merchandising and planning teams into a single organization.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

Light Force Eyes IPO in Italy

The fashion firm could go public by 2016.

clock April 1, 2014Alessandra Turra

Clothing/Furnishings

Kering Partners With Kelly Slater

The pro surfer announced he was separating from sponsor Quiksilver after 23 years to launch his own brand.

clock April 1, 2014Joelle Diderich

Executive Changes

Carmine Petruzello Exits Perry Ellis

There are no plans to fill the post of president of the Perry Ellis division of Perry Ellis International Inc. at this time.

clock April 1, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Executive Changes

James Fielding Out at Claire’s Stores Inc.

He will be replaced by Beatrice Lafon, president of Claire’s Europe.

clock April 1, 2014Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Bagir Group Heading to Market

The Israel-based firm that designs and creates men’s and women’s formalwear for labels and retailers is gearing up to float on London’s AIM market.

clock April 1, 2014Nina Jones

Denim

True Religion Adds John Anderson, Marka Hansen to Board

The brand is also preparing to launch a new store concept later this year.

clock April 2, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Designer and Luxury

Nina Ricci Taps Sophie Templier and Iliana Giannakoura

Gearing up for an expansion phase, the brand is staffing up its fashion and accessories departments.

clock April 2, 2014Miles Socha

Juniors

Fall 2014 Trend: Cat Girl

The feline queen of the jungle’s spots are the reigning print of the season.

clock April 2, 2014Kim Friday

Trends and Analysis

In Demand in Contemporary: What’s Selling for Spring

Jumpsuits and crop tops have emerged as bestsellers in contemporary departments at major department and specialty stores.

clock April 2, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Joy Bryant Launches Basic Terrain Collection

The actress and her husband, stuntman David Pope, have created a line based on the couple’s love of outdoor adventure and comfortable, functional clothing.

clock April 2, 2014Marcy Medina

Designer and Luxury

Diesel to Boost Runway Show With Twitter

The brand will unveil its first full-fledged collection under the artistic direction of Nicola Formichetti in Venice on Thursday.

clock April 2, 2014Luisa Zargani

Department Stores

Neiman Marcus Unveils Top Management Roles

In a major change at headquarters, the retailer will today reveal it’s merging its store and online merchandising and planning teams into a single organization.

clock April 2, 2014David Moin

Lifestyle

Bound 2 Wed: Gifts for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

WWD asked notables: What would they get the couple that, quite literally, has everything?

clock April 2, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Alexa Chung to Host FIT’s Future of Fashion Show

The British Vogue contributing editor will be on campus at the May 1 event, which Calvin Klein will sponsor.

clock April 2, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Black Frame P.R. Launches New Division

Called Framework, the division is dedicated to art direction, branding and video production.

clock April 2, 2014Jessica Iredale

Fashion Scoops

Glasgow Caledonian University’s New York Campus Set to Debut

GCU will welcome Scotland’s First Minister, the Rt. Hon. Alex Salmond MSP, for the inaugural Caledonian Lecture on April 7.

clock April 2, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Design

Victoria and Albert Museum Puts Italy in the Spotlight

The London museum fetes Italian glamour from the forties to today, and from Elizabeth Taylor to Sophia Loren.

clock April 2, 2014Samantha Conti

Memo Pad

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy’s Encore for Bulgari

The Rome-based jewelry firm has tapped France’s former first lady to front its ad campaign for fall.

clock April 2, 2014Luisa Zargani

Memo Pad

Allure Launching YouTube Channel

The beauty magazine will today become the latest Condé Nast title to get its own channel, a project helmed by Condé Nast Entertainment.

clock April 2, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Memo Pad

FT’s How to Spend It Magazine Coming to Italy

The Financial Times has inked a new partnership with Il Sole 24 Ore to produce an Italian edition of the British newspaper’s luxury magazine.

clock April 2, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Footwear

Charlotte Olympia Plots Expansion

The self-funded British footwear and accessories brand is using a cocktail of nostalgia, glamour and laughs to build an international business.

clock April 2, 2014Samantha Conti

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