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Beauty

Elf Cosmetics Files for IPO

The mass-market beauty company had $96.8 million in sales for the first half of 2016.

clock 5hAllison Collins

Fashion

Burkini Ban Rejected by French High Court

Rights groups applaud the decision as a victory for individual and religious freedom.

clock 11hMiles Socha

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celeb Scent Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 21hRachel Strugatz

Rudes Exits J Brand, CEO Search Begins

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Overview

Jeff Rudes seems to prefer being an entrepreneur rather than a manager. Rudes on Tuesday stepped down as chief executive officer of J Brand, the premium denim leader he founded nearly a decade ago.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Intimates and Activewear

Spotlight on Gurao, China’s ‘Hometown of Underwear’

Featuring more than 1,000 full-scale factories, the town has become one of China’s prime hot spots for making intimate apparel.

clock May 22, 2014Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Fashion Show Reviews

Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Resort 2015

Named “Urban Poetry,” Sonia by Sonia Rykiel’s resort collection offered city ease with a subversive edge.

clock May 22, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Veronica Beard Resort 2015

Iconic New York socialites such as Babe Paley in “midcentury Jamaica” informed Veronica Swanson Beard and Veronica Miele Beard for resort.

clock May 22, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Maison Martin Margiela Resort 2015

“Detachable cuts where garments open and close around a free moving body” is how the press notes described the brand’s resort lineup.

clock May 22, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

MM6 Maison Martin Margiela Resort 2015

The design team merged Japanese and American influences.

clock May 22, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

M Missoni Resort 2015

Inspired by the laid-back spirit of Jamaica, Angela Missoni imbued a relaxed, youthful mood on her lineup.

clock May 23, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

DKNY Resort 2015

Feather, fringe and fantasy were key ingredients in DKNY’s resort collection.

clock May 27, 2014WWD Staff

People

Bella Thorne Talks ‘Blended,’ Modeling, Fashion and More

The actress stars in the big summer comedy “Blended” alongside Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler.

clock May 23, 2014Sharon Edelson

Department Stores

Selfridges to Expand Accessories Area

London retailer plans to more than double the size of its luxury handbag space.

clock May 26, 2014Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Rosita Missoni, Claudio Del Vecchio and Simonetta Stronati Awarded

They were made Cavaliere del Lavoro, one of the highest honors bestowed by the president of the Italian Republic.

clock May 26, 2014Luisa Zargani

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

China’s Trendy Launches New Brand

Coven Garden is aimed at women aged 30 to 45, counterbalancing the company’s portfolio of more youth-orientated labels.

clock May 27, 2014Lara Farrar

Fashion Features

DHL, IMG Fashion Reveal Award Winners

Four designers have won the opportunity to further their international growth plans for showing their collections during fashion week events.

clock May 27, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Show Reviews

Missoni Resort 2015

Angela Missoni played on the brand’s signature graphic motifs, juxtaposing bold, summery colors with black.

clock May 27, 2014WWD Staff

Retail/Business

Levi’s Scales Back Orders in Cambodia

Recent government crackdown has been a major cause of concern for international unions and major clothing brands.

clock May 27, 2014Dene-Hern Chen

Fashion Show Reviews

Escada Resort 2015

A trip to Los Angeles provided the foundation for fashion director Daniel Wingate’s latest collection for the brand.

clock May 27, 2014WWD Staff

Denim

Jeff Rudes Exits J Brand, CEO Search Begins

On an interim basis, he will be succeeded by Andrew Rosen. Lynne Koplin continues as president.

clock May 27, 2014Arnold J. Karr

People

Kiesza Gets Into the Groove

WWD caught up with the 25-year-old Canadian pop star on the rise in Cannes, France, where she parachuted in to fete a collaboration with Fendi.

clock May 28, 2014Paulina Szmydke

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Comptoir des Cotonniers Launches ‘Fast Shopping’ Concept

European customers can use their mobile phones to scan and buy tagged items on bus shelters, café tables, Uber cars, magazines, T-shirts or tote bags.

clock May 28, 2014Joelle Diderich

Designer and Luxury

Esteban Cortazar Gets Investor

London-based MH Luxe Ltd. has taken a significant minority stake in the label, which Cortazar relaunched in 2012 as an online exclusive with Net-a-porter.

clock May 28, 2014Miles Socha and Nina Jones

Fashion Show Reviews

Burberry Prorsum Resort 2015

Inspired by the graphic covers of poetry and fiction works from the early 20th century, Christopher Bailey took a bookish turn for resort.

clock May 28, 2014WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Donata Minelli Tapped as Adam Lippes CEO

Prior to this, Minelli had been serving as an adviser to the designer, who relaunched his brand last year.

clock May 28, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Jewelry

JCK Preview: Glittering in Vegas

A multitude of launches will greet retailers amid the shine.

clock May 28, 2014Marcy Medina

Jewelry

JCK Preview: Ones to Watch

These four jewelry lines are making their JCK debuts.

clock May 28, 2014Rebecca Dancer

Jewelry

JCK Preview: Coming Up Rosy

Fast becoming the new gold standard in fine jewelry, rose gold looks spectacular when paired with diamonds, real or faux.

clock May 28, 2014Roxanne Robinson

Memo Pad

Kim and Kanye Release First Wedding Images Over Social Media

In an uncharacteristically camera-shy move, Kardashian and West have chosen not to shop around their wedding photos to the celebrity tabloids.

clock May 28, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Memo Pad

Cosmopolitan Launching Fun Fearless Life Conference

The two-day event is geared toward young women primarily in their 20s who are looking for career advice and inspiration.

clock May 28, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Obituaries

Massimo Vignelli Dies at 83

Ambidextrous as he was in many disciplines of design, Vignelli spoke of the profession with the same degree of precision he used in his work.

clock May 28, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Milan Men’s Fashion Week Sees Calendar Changes

Jil Sander will forgo a runway show, opting for a presentation on June 22. Meanwhile, Tod’s now has a slot on the calendar.

clock May 28, 2014Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Tom Ford Launching Luxe Sneakers for Fall

The designer will offer high- and low-top models in seven colors of leather and five in velvet.

clock May 28, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Scoops

Italian Retailer OVS Partners With Google Enterprise

The tech firm will develop a range of technological tools for both the company’s retail network and internal organization.

clock May 28, 2014Alessandra Turra

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