Wearable Technology Nears Tipping Point

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The soldiers in the wearable revolution are amassing. And they’re a formidable force, from tech giants Google Inc. and Apple Inc., to online retailers Net-a-porter and Amazon to brands such as Fossil. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Didier Grumbach and Ralph Toledano


Paris Marks End of Couture Week With Black-Tie Party

Raf Simons, Christian Louboutin, Marco Zanini and a host of other designers attended.

clock July 11, 2014Miles Socha and Joelle Diderich

Christian Dior’s fitted Bernique ensemble and Pierre Cardin’s day suit from 1958 on display at the Palais

Fashion Scoops

Designers Turn Out for Fifties Fashion Exhibit

Claude Montana, Guillaume Henry and Bruno Frisoni were among guests attending the event at Paris’ Palais Galliera on Thursday.

clock July 11, 2014Laure Guilbault

Christopher Bailey


Burberry Shareholders Reject Christopher Bailey’s Pay Package

The vote at the annual general meeting Friday is non-binding.

clock July 13, 2014Samantha Conti

Astrid Bergès-Frisbey in Chanel with Michael Pitt.


‘I Origins’ Premieres in New York

Michael Pitt, Brit Marling and Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey star in the latest sci-fi thriller from director Mike Cahill.

clock July 11, 2014Kristi Garced

Anna Sui


Anna Sui Goes Retro for O’Neill Line

A retro wave is hitting the surf industry next summer in the form of Anna Sui’s 16-piece collection for O’Neill.

clock July 14, 2014Rebecca Dancer

Lottie Moss for Calvin Klein Jeans.


Calvin Klein Launching Capsule With Mytheresa.com

The collection features modernized, limited-edition versions of nine of the brand’s most iconic pieces.

clock July 14, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Diesel Black Gold Mens RTW Spring 2015


Currencies, Marni Deal Cut Into OTB Net

As reported preliminarily in April, revenues totaled 1.57 billion euros, or $2.07 billion, up 4.3 percent.

clock July 13, 2014Luisa Zargani

Stacey Griffith


Soul Sister: Catching Up With SoulCycle’s Stacey Griffith

Known as Stacey G, she is among the most in-demand spin instructors at the New York studio, and getting in to her classes is tough.

clock July 14, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

The Alert Shirt lets the wearer experience what the players are feeling.


Wearable Tech Inching Closer to the Everyday

The soldiers in the wearable revolution are amassing. And they’re a formidable force, from tech giants like Google Inc. to online retailers like Amazon.

clock July 14, 2014Sharon Edelson

Armani Privé Fall Couture 2014


Fall 2014 Couture Trend: Good Evening, Ladies

The recent runways were filled with shimmer and shine, from the curvy at Versace to the cash-rich at Maison Martin Margiela.

clock July 14, 2014WWD Staff

Boucheron's Trésor de Perse necklace.


Houses Look to Past for Latest High-Jewelry Collections

Many brands showcasing their wares during Paris Couture Week conjured the spirit of the Roaring Twenties.

clock July 14, 2014Joelle Diderich

A Gorreri bag.


Niche Luxe Brands Seek Growth in China

Demand for luxury goods may be slowing, but small, artisanal companies that offer limited or bespoke products are hoping they can step into the gap.

clock July 14, 2014Hannah Gardner

Image from Coach's fall 2014 ad campaign.


Coach Unveils Fall Advertising Campaign

The brand’s new look continues with its first campaign under the creative direction of Stuart Vevers.

clock July 14, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Paul Smith Wallpaper August cover Memo Pad WWD 2014


Wallpaper’s Handmade Issue Turns Five

The magazine is marking the anniversary with five covers featuring the handprints of famous designers.

clock July 14, 2014WWD Staff


Alibaba Raises Valuation to $130B

The Chinese e-commerce giant has increased its valuation ahead of its initial public offering.

clock July 14, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Monique Péan Names Global Sales Director

Katelyn Buckley Colas was previously in charge of wholesale for the Americas at Balenciaga.

clock July 14, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Britain’s Channel 4 TV Critical of Net-a-porter

On Friday evening, the station aired a program that criticized the way the company pays its taxes.

clock July 14, 2014Samantha Conti


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