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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 9hBridget 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 11hJessica 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 20hRachel Brown

Lampert Says Sears Must Trim Apparel

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Overview

Edward Lampert wants Sears Holdings Corp.’s apparel business to be sleeker, speedier and more stylish. And he wants to make it all happen within a smaller footprint.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Business Features

Adidas Net Slumps 34% in Q1

The company is banking on the 2014 FIFA World Cup to boost its slumping sales, following what analysts described as “disappointing” first-quarter results.

clock May 6, 2014Paulina Szmydke

Technology

Invista Launches Bio-Derived Lycra

The introduction represents a major development for one of the company’s core products and a larger commitment to sustainability.

clock May 6, 2014Arthur Friedman

A fall look from Joe Fresh.

Fashion Features

Joe Fresh Fall 2014

Focused on outerwear and new proportions, the brand looked to the great Canadian outdoors with a winter adventure vibe.

clock May 7, 2014WWD Staff

Nick Caves's soundsuit.

Fashion Features

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Celebrates 80th Annual Fashion Show

The reciprocal relationship between fashion and art was explored on Friday at the school’s fashion show.

clock May 6, 2014Kristin Larson

Financial

Sheri McCoy Pushing Ahead at Avon

The ceo is still in the middle innings of her turnaround at the direct merchant.

clock May 6, 2014Evan Clark

Alibaba

Retail

Alibaba Files for U.S. IPO

The Chinese Web giant officially submitted paperwork for what’s expected to be a blockbuster initial public offering on Wall Street this year.

clock May 6, 2014Evan Clark

Diane Kruger and Anne Hathaway in Calvin Klein Collection.

Parties

Blow-Out After the Met

Following the Costume Institute’s gala the fashion crowd headed to the Boom Boom Room and Up & Down.

clock May 6, 2014Marc Karimzadeh and Taylor Harris and Erik Maza

Sarah Jessica Parker

Beauty Features

Clio Image Awards: The Grand Winners

A preview of tonight’s Clio Image Awards, which will bestow its first Honorary Award to Sarah Jessica Parker.

clock May 7, 2014WWD Staff

A polyester fleece jacket lined with Pima cotton over a cotton and Lycra spandex top and pants by Skin.

Intimates

Skin: Getting Dressed to Feel Naked

The loungewear brand is growing its presence as a trendsetter in both the innerwear and ready-to-wear realms.

clock May 7, 2014Karyn Monget

The Prince's Palace of Monaco.

Fashion Features

Louis Vuitton to Show Cruise Line in Monaco

Nicolas Ghesquière will parade his first cruise collection at the foot of the Prince’s Palace of Monaco on May 17.

clock May 7, 2014Miles Socha

Human Resources

Paul Buckter Takes Post at Brioni

The Italian brand has named Buckter chief executive officer of North American operations.

clock May 7, 2014Luisa Zargani

The Filson store on Great Jones Street in New York.

Textiles

Filson Adds Urban Edge for NYC Store

Best known for its hunting and outdoors apparel, the brand has set up shop on Great Jones Street in the NoHo section of Manhattan.

clock May 7, 2014David Yi

Edward Lampert

Retail

Edward Lampert Says Sears Must Trim Apparel

Sears ceo wants the retailer’s apparel business to be sleeker, speedier and more stylish. And he wants to make it all happen within a smaller footprint.

clock May 7, 2014Ed Finkel

François-Henri Pinault at the 2014 Kering annual shareholders meeting.

Designer and Luxury

François-Henri Pinault on Sustainability

Kering’s chairman and chief executive officer has set ambitious goals, and on Tuesday also put them front-and-center at the firm’s annual shareholders’ meeting.

clock May 7, 2014Miles Socha and Joelle Diderich

Human Resources

Mickey Drexler Discusses J. Crew Mercantile

J. Crew Group’s chairman and ceo on Tuesday discussed for the first time where the company is at with the newly trademarked name.

clock May 7, 2014David Moin

Reed Krakoff

Designer and Luxury

Reed Krakoff Talks Phillips Honor, Made in USA

The designer will stand shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Edward Hopper and Willem de Kooning when he is honored by The Phillips Collection.

clock May 7, 2014Kristi Ellis

Media

Shake Up Begins at Self Magazine

New editor in chief Joyce Chang hasn’t wasted any time shuffling her staff at the Condé Nast title.

clock May 7, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Media

Estée Lauder, Bumble and bumble Link Up for Instagram Initiative

The brands, which are both owned by the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc., plan to spend a week creating hair and beauty content that will appear on both brands’ accounts.

clock May 7, 2014Julie Naughton

Uniqlo 2014 fall winter

Retail

Uniqlo Maps Out U.S. Openings

The Japanese fast-fashion company is moving into markets north and south of the New York metropolitan area, as well as Boston and Philadelphia.

clock May 7, 2014Sharon Edelson

Fashion Scoops

Madonna Stirs Controversy With Instagram Post

The singer posted a black-and-white selfie of her torso with the word “CENSORED” plastered across her breasts.

clock May 7, 2014Taylor Harris

Laure Heriard Dubreuil in Eres.

Fashion Scoops

Eres Names The Webster’s Laure Heriard Dubreuil Brand Ambassador

It’s a first for both the swimwear brand and the founder of The Webster Miami, who share a mutual admiration.

clock May 7, 2014Jessica Iredale

The Daisy Dream bottle.

Fashion Scoops

Marc Jacobs Launching Daisy Dream Scent

Due out in July, the designer has tapped longtime friend Sofia Coppola to create an ethereal TV ad for the latest Daisy incarnation.

clock May 7, 2014Julie Naughton

Jemima Kirke and Mike Mosberg

Fashion Scoops

Leila Heller Hosts Dinner at New Gallery Space

More than 250 of her nearest and dearest were on hand to break bread in the sixth-floor, 18,000-square-foot venue on West 57th Street.

clock May 7, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Parfums Givenchy Taps Alicia Keys

The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter will begin appearing in advertising for a yet-to-be-revealed fragrance in September.

clock May 7, 2014Julie Naughton

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