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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.

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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

Charney Set to Fight for American Apparel

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Overview

The battle for American Apparel Inc. is heating up with both ousted founder Dov Charney and the board that deposed him angling for position.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Lifestyle

NBA Style: Top Pick Andrew Wiggins Makes Draft Day Statement

While suiting up, WWD was there for all the behind-the-scenes action.

clock June 26, 2014David Yi

Jewelry

Tasaki Moves Past Pearls

Sixty years after its founding, Tasaki is attempting to position itself as a fine jewelry player with international ambitions.

clock June 27, 2014Kelly Wetherille

Legal

Marzotto Tax Trial Deferred to November

Matteo Marzotto’s tax trial was deferred to November 28 by judge Lucio Nardi at Milan’s courthouse on Friday during the first hearing.

clock June 27, 2014Luisa Zargani

Fashion

Junya Watanabe Men’s RTW Spring 2015

Junya Watanabe never strays far from denim, and his slouchy and cropped jeans for spring looked like winners.

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Fashion

Ann Demeulemeester Men’s RTW Spring 2015

Creative director Sébastien Meunier stuck to the codes of the brand with a light-hearted collection that played out in a monochrome and nude palette.

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Fashion

Maison Martin Margiela Men’s RTW Spring 2015

The show was fresh and compelling, though not without mishaps.

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Fashion

Kris Van Assche Men’s RTW Spring 2015

Youthful and loosely tailored suits were the designer’s main statement in lustrous fabrics in jean-like shades.

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Financial

Another Cavalli Suitor Said to Drop Out

After Permira, Bahrain-based Investcorp has also taken a step back, in disaccord over the price tag, according to media reports.

clock June 27, 2014Luisa Zargani

Fashion

Comme des Garçons Men’s RTW Spring 2015

Rei Kawabuko explained the message she wanted to get across this spring was “anti-war — but in a quiet way, with no words.”

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Fashion

Cerruti Men’s RTW Spring 2015

Creative director Aldo Maria Camillo took the brand in a more casual direction with outfits inspired by a road trip from Palm Springs to Los Angeles.

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Fashion

Givenchy Men’s RTW Spring 2015

The tailoring was strong and sharp, contrary to the prevailing loungewear mood in men’s wear this season.

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Fashion

Loewe Men’s RTW Spring 2015

Jonathan Anderson’s first design effort for Loewe brought a youthful air into the Spanish leather goods company.

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Direct, Internet and Catalogue

E-commerce, Social Brands Seen as ‘Patriotic’

Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook and eBay now viewed as among most patriotic U.S. brands.

clock June 29, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Fashion

Berluti Men’s RTW Spring 2015

Noticing that a growing number of men were requesting made-to-measure casual items, Alessandro Sartori decided to devote his collection to leisure pursuits.

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Fashion

Kenzo Men’s RTW Spring 2015

Carol Lim and Humberto Leon drew inspiration from Paris for their collection — a gaudy celebration of the city’s storied monuments, and even its tourist traps.

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Financial

American Apparel Adopts Poison Pill Defense

The company has set up a stockholder rights plan to prevent ousted founder Dov Charney from regaining control of the firm by accumulating more stock.

clock June 29, 2014Evan Clark

Fashion

Acne Men’s RTW Spring 2015

The Fifties are the favored design decade of Jonny Johansson, creative director of Stockholm-based Acne Studios.

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Fashion

Sacai Men’s RTW Spring 2015

Having turned garments inside out for her last collection, Chitose Abe set about splicing and overlaying them for her spring lineup.

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Fashion

Dior Homme Men’s RTW Spring 2015

Kris Van Assche paraded linear yet loose shapes mashed up with cheerful nautical sportswear.

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Front Row at Dior Homme

Ansel Elgort, Kid Cudi and Vic Chou were among the guests at the show in Paris.

clock June 28, 2014Joelle Diderich

Designer and Luxury

Woolmark Prize Unveils European Judges

The Europe regional awards take place in Paris on July 8.

clock June 29, 2014Laure Guilbault

Fashion

A.P.C. Men’s RTW Spring 2015

The brand showed a selection of understated Nineties-inspired looks that nevertheless included a first for the brand — a print sweater.

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Fashion

Jean Paul Gaultier Men’s RTW Spring 2015

His ‘n’ hers matching outfits, anyone? The men’s lineup contained several items that also appeared in the designer’s resort collection for women.

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Fashion

Hermès Men’s RTW Spring 2015

Véronique Nichanian’s latest collection was another demonstration of calm and quiet chic.

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Fashion

Ami Men’s RTW Spring 2015

Alexandre Mattiussi set his youth-fueled spring show in a Parisian high school, sprinkling real-life students as props among the working press and buyers.

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Fashion

Lanvin Men’s RTW Spring 2015

The show was mainly about tailoring worn in an offhand way, and sportswear given a dressy spin.

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Fashion Scoops

Barneys New York Fetes Russell Westbrook in Paris

The basketball player was joined by a hip crowd at the event held during men’s fashion week in Paris.

clock June 29, 2014Joelle Diderich

Fashion

Y-3 Men’s RTW Spring 2015

Yohji Yamamoto’s spring collection was inspired by surfing and tropical gardens.

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Fashion

Paul Smith Men’s RTW Spring 2015

Potted plants inspired the designer’s spring collection — and were dotted across the mosaic floor of the circular Bourse de Commerce.

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Fashion

Umit Benan Men’s RTW Spring 2015

Photographer Slim Aarons served as inspiration for Benan this season.

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Fashion

Thom Browne Men’s RTW Spring 2015

Harking back to Tron, the sci-fi classic by Steven Lisberger, the show was divided into two parts, showcasing two essentially different collections.

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Designer and Luxury

Shanghai Tang Makes Plans for 20th Anniversary

A major runway event is in the works, new collections set to launch and there are plans to push further into Europe.

clock June 30, 2014Samantha Conti

Department Stores

‘SNL,’ Saks Team for Key to the Cure

Past and present cast members were photographed wearing the Rag & Bone-designed T-shirt for KTTC.

clock June 30, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Executive Changes

Ivana Nonnis Tapped at Lejaby

Maison Lejaby has nominated Ivana Nonnis, a former ceo of La Perla North America, to the newly created position of U.S. manager, effective this month.

clock June 30, 2014Laure Guilbault

Memo Pad

Marc by Marc Jacobs Gets Social With Fall Campaign

The campaign — the first since Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley came on board — is making a strong statement with a cast of real people.

clock June 30, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Mass and Off-Price

Forever 21 Sets Ambitious Growth Plan

Don Chang, the retailer’s founder and chief executive officer, told WWD his “ultimate goal is to double the size of our company within the next three years.”

clock June 30, 2014Michelle Tyree

Government and Trade

Obama Taps Former P&G CEO Robert McDonald

The retired Procter & Gamble Co. ceo is expected to be nominated to head the Department of Veterans Affairs as its new secretary.

clock June 30, 2014David Yi

Fashion

Band of Outsiders Men’s RTW Spring 2015

Founder Scott Sternberg was inspired by his fall capsule collaboration with Mackintosh, but decided to take the story one step further.

clock June 30, 2014Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

Michael Kors Taps Stéphane Lafay for Asia

She has been named president of Asia, a new post, effective July 28.

clock June 30, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Fashion

Saint Laurent Men’s RTW Spring 2015

Hedi Slimane continues to indulge his rock ’n’ roll fantasies on the Saint Laurent runway.

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Lifestyle

Front Row at Saint Laurent

Lenny Kravitz and Alex Kapranos attended the men’s show in Paris.

clock June 29, 2014Joelle Diderich

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