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Maison Margiela, Lanvin and Dries Van Noten Spring 2017

At Paris Fashion Week all three houses offered exhilarating collections that were a heady exploration of creative unsettling.

clock 12hBridget Foley

Fashion

Fenty x Puma by Rihanna RTW Spring 2017

Rihanna's second collection for Puma merged the worlds of 18th-century French fashion and current gender-fluid street style.

clock 14hJessica Iredale

Beauty

Study: Influencers Rule the Social Media Beauty Landscape

Advertising technology firm Pixability found brand-generated digital content is falling behind the content produced by individual creators.

clock 23hRachel Brown

Industry’s New Woe: Currency Fluctuation

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Overview

The currency bogeyman is back, and has plans to wreak increasing havoc on European luxury — and high-street — companies’ global revenues.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Oscar de la Renta Bridal Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Oscar de la Renta Bridal Spring 2015

The designer took an elegant and timeless route with his bridal runway show.

clock April 11, 2014WWD Staff

Karen Murray with Liz Rodbell

Parties

Heartworks Gala Raises $1 Million

Executives from Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, Perry Ellis, Burlington Coat Factory and GQ turned out to support Karen Murray.

clock April 14, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Samuel Herring of Future Islands performing at Coachella.

People

Baltimore Breakouts: Checking In With Future Islands

Together for eight years, the band became a viral sensation overnight after their debut on the “Late Show With David Letterman.”

clock April 14, 2014Jenny Sundel

A shot from the 2013 Victoria's Secret show runway.

Intimates

Victoria’s Secret Moves Show to London

The event is to take place December 2 at London’s Earl’s Court.

clock April 15, 2014Nina Jones

Executive Changes

Rolex Names Jean-Frédéric Dufour CEO

The Zenith honcho is to take over from Gian Riccardo Marini. His start date has not been set.

clock April 15, 2014Haig Simonian

Footwear

Mass Protest at Chinese Sneaker Factory

Plant manufactures shoes for Adidas, Nike, Reebok, New Balance and more.

clock April 15, 2014Lara Farrar

Michael Kors

Designer and Luxury

Michael Kors Signs Luxottica License

The first collection produced with Luxottica will launch in January for spring 2015 selling.

clock April 15, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Memo Pad

Real Simple to Launch Apparel Line

The women’s magazine has inked a partnership with apparel and accessories company Cuyana.

clock April 15, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Marissa Webb

Executive Changes

Marissa Webb Named Banana Republic Creative Director

Retailer also plans to invest in designer’s contemporary line.

clock April 15, 2014Evan Clark

The department store chain is set to be acquired by Sanpower Group.

Financial

House of Fraser Profits Climb for Fiscal Year

Online sales, excluding VAT, rose 41 percent in the period, and represented 12.2 percent of overall sales.

clock April 15, 2014Samantha Conti

Georges Plassat

Financial

Carrefour Sees Firm Signs of Recovery

Such was the promise of Georges Plassat, chairman and chief executive officer of the French group, which held its annual shareholders meeting here Tuesday.

clock April 15, 2014Paulina Szmydke

"Donatien Alphonse François de Sade" by Jean-Pascal Hesse.

Lifestyle

Smooth Operator: Tome Sheds New Light on Marquis de Sade

Two hundred years after his death, the name of the French aristocrat and writer, famous for his libertine sexuality, can finally be spoken in polite society.

clock April 16, 2014Joelle Diderich

Outnet Chanel Iman

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

The Outnet Turns Five

The e-tailer will celebrate its anniversary with the help of designers and brands like Alexander McQueen, Oscar de la Renta, and Nicholas Kirkwood.

clock April 16, 2014Rachel Strugatz

The Juicy Couture Regent Street flagship in the U.K.

Intimates and Activewear

Authentic Brands Group Discusses Expansion Plans for Juicy Couture

The brand’s owner is in the planning stages for two new Juicy concept stores, one for intimates and sleepwear and the other for kids.

clock April 16, 2014Vicki M. Young

Inside Benetton’s new concept store.

Retail/Business

Benetton Flagship Sets Path for Future

Biagio Chiarolanza on Tuesday unveiled the new concept at the 16,200-square-foot United Colors of Benetton store in Milan’s Piazza Duomo.

clock April 16, 2014Luisa Zargani

Alberta Ferretti Bridal Spring 2015

Trends

Spring 2015 Bridal Trend: Ornate vs. Minimal

As the season comes to a close, many of the looks shown fell into one of two camps: traditional and embellished or modern and sleek.

clock April 16, 2014WWD Staff

Brett Eldredge and Jana Kramer for INC.

Department Stores

Macy’s Reprises American Icons Promotion

The initiative will kick off next month with a variety of events, special fashion collections, a give-back program to benefit U.S. war veterans and more.

clock April 16, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Carolina Herrera Bridal Spring 2015

Designer and Luxury

Highlights From the Bridal Market in New York

The arrival of last weekend’s springlike weather seemed perfectly timed for the shows, which offered an array of diaphanous gowns.

clock April 16, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Mary Katrantzou

Footwear

Adidas Links With Mary Katrantzou

The long-term partnership will consist of a women’s-focused apparel and footwear line.

clock April 16, 2014David Yi

Wesley Card

Executive Changes

Wesley Card Exits as Jones Splits Under Sycamore

Late Tuesday, the private equity firm said the rest of the business would be split up into four different operating companies.

clock April 16, 2014Evan Clark

Various currencies.

Financial

Industry’s New Millstone: Currency Fluctuation

The currency bogeyman is back, and has plans to wreak increasing havoc on European luxury — and high-street — companies’ global revenues.

clock April 16, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Henri Bendel Cutting Ties With Third-Party Vendors

The move will largely affect beauty and jewelry resources at the retailer’s Fifth Avenue flagship in New York.

clock April 16, 2014Pete Born

Fashion Scoops

Sunglass Hut Launching Partnership With Google

The retailer will offer its customers a try-on experience via Google+ Hangouts.

clock April 16, 2014Kristi Garced

Fashion Scoops

Eugenia Ulasewicz Joining the Vince Board

Prior to her retirement in March 2013, she was president of the Americas division of Burberry Group.

clock April 16, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Anna Sui will design Mustang-inspired items.

Fashion Scoops

Ford Motor Co. Taps Designers to Mark Mustang Milestone

Five fashion labels will design limited-edition T-shirts commemorating the car’s 50th anniversary.

clock April 16, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Genetic Denim founder Ali Fatourechi flanked by members of L.A.’s creative community wearing his spring line.

Denim

Peter Morton and Jimmy Iovine Invest in Genetic Denim

In a bid to become a brand embodying L.A.’s creative lifestyle, Genetic Denim has attracted two prominent entrepreneurs: Peter Morton and Jimmy Iovine.

clock April 16, 2014Khanh T.L. Tran

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