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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.

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Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Fenty Puma Show

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

clock 9hMiles Socha

Eye

French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at the Age of 86

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

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In Focus

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

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Comps Rise Sharply But Picture Murky

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Overview

April comparable-store sales figures released Thursday showed a strong uptick while other data sounded a more bearish note.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Memo Pad

Niche Media Taps Ann Song

In the role Song will lead the creative vision for Niche’s portfolio of 11 magazines.

clock May 7, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Show Reviews

Cut25 by Yigal Azrouël Resort 2015

For his contemporary resort collection, Yigal Azrouël sought to add a little sportif to his signature Nineties fare.

clock May 8, 2014WWD Staff

Financial

April Comp Gains Send Contradictory Message

Sales figures released Thursday showed a strong uptick while other data sounded a more bearish note.

clock May 9, 2014Evan Clark and Arnold J. Karr

Designer and Luxury

Calvin Klein Inc. Signs Latin America Distribution Deal

The agreement is with American Designer Fashion S.A.

clock May 8, 2014Vicki M. Young

Memo Pad

All About the Clio Image Awards

Sarah Jessica Parker received the Honorary Clio Award Wednesday night at the Pierre Hotel.

clock May 8, 2014David Yi

People

Creative Time Honors Kara Walker

The exhibit will open to the public Friday.

clock May 8, 2014Erik Maza

Parties

Suki Waterhouse, More Toast New Museum Artists

A dinner honored artists at the New Museum, where the hosting duties fell to Waterhouse, Burberry, W magazine and the museum’s director, Lisa Phillips.

clock May 8, 2014Erik Maza

Parties

Ryan Korban Celebrates New Book at Alexander Wang Store

The cool crowd rallied on Tuesday night for a book bash toasting “Ryan Korban: Luxury Redefined.”

clock May 8, 2014Taylor Harris

Executive Changes

Alessandro Benetton Steps Aside

For the first time in the history of the 49-year old company, a non-family member will lead the business.

clock May 8, 2014Luisa Zargani

Hair

Bumble and bumble Launching Oil-Infused Range

Bumble is looking to grow the category in the hair segment with a new three-piece collection.

clock May 9, 2014Belisa Silva

Handbags

Narciso Rodriguez, Bottletop Mark Collaboration

On Thursday Livia Firth presented the official Green Carpet Challenge Brandmark to the designer’s line of sustainable handbags for Bottletop x Pepsi.

clock May 8, 2014Lauren McCarthy

People

Celebrating Working Moms: A Delicate Balance

The recipients of the 36th annual Outstanding Mother Awards each gave poignant acceptance speeches on what it means to be a mother today.

clock May 9, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Jewelry

The National Jewelry Institute Fetes 10 Years

A crush of jewelry executives, editors, and friends of NJI president Judith Price filled The Morgan Library & Museum on Wednesday evening.

clock May 8, 2014Lauren McCarthy

People

Jennifer Aniston Talks Living Proof at WWD’s Beauty CEO Summit

The actress discussed her role with the brand in front of an audience of the beauty world’s heavy hitters.

clock May 9, 2014Julie Naughton

Designer and Luxury

A Trip With Michael Kors to the Mainland

The designer is in Shanghai for what his brand calls its biggest event ever tonight, a “Jet Set” extravaganza at Hongqiao International Airport.

clock May 9, 2014Amanda Kaiser and Casey Hall

Advertising

Christy Turlington Burns Back for Eternity

The original face of Calvin Klein Eternity women’s fragrance is returning to that role this fall — along with her husband, filmmaker Ed Burns.

clock May 9, 2014Julie Naughton

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Isaac Mizrahi Gets Into E-commerce Game

Aim is to create one central location that can showcase product available from the brand, while at the same time allow the designer to speak with his customers.

clock May 9, 2014Vicki M. Young

Executive Changes

Deborah Weinswig Joins Fung Group

The Wall Street veteran will serve as executive director and head of global retail research and intelligence at The Fung Business Intelligence Centre.

clock May 9, 2014Evan Clark

Memo Pad

Time Inc. Sets Date for IPO

The publishing arm of Time Warner has pegged June 6 as its date to go public.

clock May 9, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

The Whitney’s American Art Awards Draws a Lively Crowd

Dorothy Lichtenstein, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Maramotti family of Max Mara were honored on Wednesday night.

clock May 9, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Number of Designers, Design Firms Climbs in NYC

When it comes to having the greatest concentration of designers, New York City stands head and shoulders above the rest of the country.

clock May 9, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Bag Snob Duo Toast Snob Essentials Bag Launch

The party, hosted by HSN at General Assembly, was joined by editors and bloggers, including Nicky Hilton.

clock May 9, 2014David Yi

Fashion Scoops

Bergdorf Goodman Channels Charles James

The 57th Street store commissioned seven designers to create James-inspired pieces that are now on view in its windows.

clock May 9, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

People

Delete Blood Cancer Gala Raises $4 Million

On Wednesday night Cipriani Wall Street was abuzz with black tie-clad industry insiders attending the eighth annual event.

clock May 9, 2014Belisa Silva

Fashion Features

Designers Talk Moms for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day approaching, WWD asked designers to share their mom’s words of wisdom, greatest talents, signature dishes and more.

clock May 9, 2014WWD Staff

Parties

Dior’s Cruise Crowd Parties Into the Night

After the brand’s cruise show at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Christian Dior chief executive officer Sidney Toledano threw a dinner at Indochine in NoHo.

clock May 9, 2014Erik Maza

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