Kering’s 2015 Focus: Fixing Gucci, Puma

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Overview

Kering is putting acquisitions on hold as it focuses on turning around its struggling cash cow luxury brand Gucci and sportswear maker Puma. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

A sketch by Anna B. Sheppard for "Maleficient."

Fashion Features

Costume Designers Discuss Their 2015 Oscar Nominations

Colleen Atwood, Jacqueline Durran talk cinema fashion.

clock February 18, 2015Lindzi Scharf and Kari Hamanaka

Lupita Nyong’o

Fashion Features

Turning Stars into Brands

It’s nice to have a fashion or beauty deal to fall back on.

clock February 18, 2015Khanh T.L. Tran and Rosemary Feitelberg

Karla Welch

Fashion Features

Oscars 2015: Day of the Stylists

The powers behind the (dressing room) curtain.

clock February 18, 2015Marcy Medina

The Fifth Element

Fashion Features

Oscars 2015: Direction Meets Design

When fashion designers collaborate with movie directors, magic happens.

clock February 18, 2015Taylor Harris

The Philadelphia Story

Fashion Features

Fashion & Film: They Wore It, We Wanted It

How 75 years of memorable movie characters influenced fashion.

clock February 18, 2015Marcy Medina and Donna Heiderstadt

Lauren Bacall

Fashion Features

5 Stars Who Jumped From Fashion to Film

The journey from one glamour biz to another is by no means a short—or guaranteed—trip.

clock February 18, 2015Dianne M. Pogoda and Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

Joan Rivers’ Red Carpet Gems

WWD’s staff remembers the late comedienne’s most famous red carpet put-downs.

clock February 18, 2015WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Red Carpet Commentators: The Best of the Rest

Who’s in the running to fill Joan Rivers’ shoes?

clock February 17, 2015Erik Maza

Kathy Griffin

Fashion Features

Kathy Griffin: The Next Joan of Snark?

Kathy Griffin tells WWD what she really thinks of Gwyneth, Miley and Julianne.

clock February 18, 2015Marcy Medina

Graydon Carter

Media

No Expense Spared for Oscars After Parties

Vanity Fair remains one of the most coveted—and pricey— Academy Awards after party invites.

clock February 18, 2015Alexandra Steigrad

Oscars 2015

Beauty Features

Academy Award Contenders’ Red Carpet Beauty Plan

The sky’s the limit when it comes to the cost of getting red carpet ready.

clock February 18, 2015Jenny B. Fine and Anna Dysinger

Luise Rainer in a knit frock, 1938.

Fashion Features

Oscars 2015: A Brief History of Red-Carpet Coverage

Once upon a time, the Academy Awards were a rather innocent event.

clock February 18, 2015Lorna Koski

Christian Lacroix

Fashion Features

Oscars 2015: Redefining Red-Carpet Glamour

Despite some sporadic fashion hijinx, red-carpet audacity is harder than you think.

clock February 18, 2015Jessica Iredale

Stuart Weitzman's glittery Nudist sandal.

Footwear

Shoe Designers Consider the Value of Suites

Shoe designers are often left out of the red carpet call-out, but brands like Paul Andrew have other promotional methods in their arsenal.

clock February 18, 2015Roxanne Robinson

Tom Ford

Designer and Luxury

Catching Up With Tom Ford

Ford is officially doing double duty, simultaneously in the early stages of casting his second film while planning his fall fashion show.

clock February 18, 2015Bridget Foley

Fashion Features

Oscar-Worthy Costume Party

It’s the real-life application for the kids who loved to play ‘dress-up.’

clock February 18, 2015Lindzi Scharf and Kari Hamanaka

Meryl Streep in Lanvin.

Designer and Luxury

Shopping the Couture Collections for the Oscars

Bridget Foley shops the couture in search of the best looks for Oscar-nominated actresses.

clock February 18, 2015Bridget Foley

Dennis Basso RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Dennis Basso RTW Fall 2015

Dennis Basso channeled the “glamour of the Seventies” for what turned out to be an over-the-top display of opulence.

clock February 16, 2015Mayte Allende

Bradley Cooper

Designer and Luxury

Academy Awards Best Actor Nominee Fashion Rx

WWD men’s fashion editor Alex Badia prescribes looks for the men vying for acting honors, as well as host Neil Patrick Harris.

clock February 18, 2015Alex Badia

Rosie Assoulin RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Rosie Assoulin RTW Fall 2015

There are rarely overarching inspirations behind Rosie Assoulin’s collections, which are marked by her monochromatic, sculptural, modern-retro silhouettes.

clock February 16, 2015Kristi Garced

Amal Clooney

Business Features

Monetizing the Red Carpet Moment

Does a turn on the red carpet make the cash register ring?

clock February 18, 2015Lisa Lockwood and Luisa Zargani and Kari Hamanaka

Jessica Biel in Chanel and Tiffany & Co.

Fashion Features

The Most Expensive Dresses and Jewels at the Oscars

Tracking some of the most expensive dresses and jewels at the Academy Awards.

clock February 18, 2015alley

Alice + Olivia RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Alice + Olivia RTW Fall 2015

Stacey Bendet fused swinging Sixties Mod with rock ‘n’ roll Seventies vibes in a sultry, glamorous collection.

clock February 16, 2015Kristi Garced

3.1 Phillip Lim RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

3.1 Phillip Lim RTW Fall 2015

Lim subjected classics to some fairly vigorous deconstruction and distressing to give reliable, traditional looks some teeth.

clock February 16, 2015alley

Zero + Maria Cornejo RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Zero + Maria Cornejo RTW Fall 2015

The wonder of Maria Cornejo’s most impressive clothes lies in the grace with which she balances the eccentric with the classic — sometimes in a single look.

clock February 17, 2015Bobbi Queen

Patrik Ervell Men's RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Patrik Ervell Men’s RTW Fall 2015

Patrik Ervell looked to the past as well as the future for his fall collection.

clock February 17, 2015Alex Badia

Zac Posen RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Zac Posen RTW Fall 2015

The designer homed in on ease and fluidity, eschewing the voluminous and sculptural evening looks for which he is known in favor of leaner silhouettes.

clock February 16, 2015Kristi Garced

Vivienne Tam RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Vivienne Tam RTW Fall 2015

Inspired by chinoiserie, Tam infused her collection with ornate Baroque patterns, a touch of Victoriana and traditional Asian prints.

clock February 17, 2015WWD Staff

Reem Acra RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Reem Acra RTW Fall 2015

Reem Acra found herself inspired by Nicks’ 24-Karat Gold Collection exhibit last fall of digitally reprinted self-portrait Polaroids from the Seventies.

clock February 16, 2015Roxanne Robinson

Rag & Bone RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Rag & Bone RTW Fall 2015

After last season’s flirtation with spare, David Neville and Marcus Wainwright have re-upped the ante.

clock February 17, 2015Bridget Foley

François-Henri Pinault

Financial

Kering’s 2015 Focus: Fixing Gucci, Puma

A mixed performance at Gucci and a turnaround plan at Puma dragged on results.

clock February 17, 2015Joelle Diderich and Miles Socha

A style from Pandora.

Financial

Pandora Net Climbs 36% in Q4

The Danish jewelry firm said it signed an agreement to push growth in China.

clock February 17, 2015Paulina Szmydke

Giulietta RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Giulietta RTW Fall 2015

Dark glamour took center stage as Giulietta designer Sofia Sizzi looked to the 1970 Bernardo Bertolucci film “The Conformist” for fall inspiration.

clock February 17, 2015Antonia Sardone

Baja East RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Baja East RTW Fall 2015

John Targon and Scott Studenberg of Baja East Influenced by their travels to Morocco.

clock February 17, 2015Kristi Garced and Frederick Marfil

Tory Burch RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Tory Burch RTW Fall 2015

Tory Burch worked a feisty bohemian fusion — Marrakech meets Chelsea — for her appealing fall collection.

clock February 17, 2015Bridget Foley

Vera Wang RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Vera Wang RTW Fall 2015

In a boldly provocative collection, Vera Wang went dark and brooding, invoking both her minimalist and decorative tendencies.

clock February 17, 2015Bridget Foley and Vera Wang

J.Crew RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

J. Crew RTW Fall 2015

To some extent the lineup was one-stop shopping for a series of trends, which is not an insult.

clock February 17, 2015Jean E. Palmieri and Jessica Iredale

Band of Outsiders RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Band of Outsiders RTW Fall 2015

Scott Sternberg referenced Los Angeles-based artist Brian Sharp, and Seventies-era Perry Ellis for fall.

clock February 17, 2015Kristi Garced

Rodarte RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Rodarte RTW Fall 2015

Kate and Laura Mulleavy channeled migrating birds for fall, featuring feather embellishments and lots of leather leggings.

clock February 17, 2015Jessica Iredale

Parties

Purple Magazine Hosts Dinner for Rag & Bone

Uma Thurman, David Neville, Marcus Wainwright, Kim Gordon, and Natasha Lyonne attended the party at Narcissa.

clock February 17, 2015Lauren McCarthy

Financial

Italy Fashion Industry Forecasts 1.6% Growth

The positive trend seen in January is expected to strengthen in the coming months.

clock February 17, 2015Luisa Zargani

Diesel Black Gold RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Diesel Black Gold RTW Fall 2015

Andreas Melbostad took a tough-girl approach for the fall collection.

clock February 17, 2015Mayte Allende

Naeem Khan RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Naeem Khan RTW Fall 2015

On his 10th anniversary of his showing at New York Fashion Week, Naeem Khan wanted an ode to the people that have shaped his designs.

clock February 17, 2015Roxanne Robinson

Outside the opening of Forever 21's Fifth Avenue location.

Human Resources

Forever 21 Has Reorganized Its Retail Division Workforce

The new structure provides a career path starting from the part-time associate level.

clock February 17, 2015Vicki M. Young

Retail

E-commerce Pace Slows in Q4

The pace of online sales growth slowed somewhat in the fourth quarter, but the digital revolution is still alive and well in fashion.

clock February 17, 2015Evan Clark

Badgley Mischka RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Badgley Mischka RTW Fall 2015

Mark Badgley and James Mischka, inspired by all things Spanish, were equally fixated on the glamorous fanfare that goes on outside the ring.

clock February 17, 2015Bobbi Queen

Marc by Marc Jacobs RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Marc by Marc Jacobs RTW Fall 2015

A year into Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier’s tenure at Marc by Marc Jacobs, their message of youth, energy and grit remained strong.

clock February 17, 2015Jessica Iredale

Elie Tahari RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Elie Tahari RTW Fall 2015

Tahari had his lady’s best interests in mind while designing his fall collection.

clock February 17, 2015Mayte Allende

Designer and Luxury

Fossil Inks Kate Spade Deal Amid Q4 Earnings Miss

The retailer signed a 10-year global licensing agreement for watches under the Kate Spade New York brand with Kate Spade & Co.

clock February 17, 2015Arnold J. Karr

Maxim’s March cover featuring Candice Swanepoel.

Media

Maxim Launches Modest Makeover

The magazine has gone modest. And it’s hoping the new cover up will kickstart a magazine that was on literal life support two years ago.

clock February 18, 2015Alexandra Steigrad

Media

CFDA Fashion Incubator Yearbook Launches

The 10 Incubator brands comprise a diverse group.

clock February 18, 2015Sharon Edelson

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Oscar de la Renta

Annette de la Renta, Barbara Walters, Anna Wintour, Mercedes Bass and Taylor Swift sat front row at Oscar de la Renta.

clock February 17, 2015Erik Maza

Inside CurveNV at MAGIC.

Activewear

MAGIC Links With Curve

UBM Advanstar, producer of MAGIC Marketplace, entered into an alliance with Eurovet-Curvexpo that will bring the lingerie and swimwear show into the MAGIC fold.

clock February 18, 2015Jean E. Palmieri and Rhea Cortado

Colleen Kelly

Designer and Luxury

Colleen Kelly Joins Alex Apparel as CEO

Colleen Kelly has been named ceo of the Alex Apparel Group Inc., which designs and manufactures eveningwear under the Alex Evenings and Kay Unger labels.

clock February 18, 2015David Moin

Oscar de la Renta RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Oscar de la Renta RTW Fall 2015

Peter Copping’s Oscar debut was part homage, part anthology representative of the house’s range.

clock February 17, 2015Bridget Foley

Media

Mashable Inks Deal With India.com

The partnership brings Mashable together with India.com Web Portal Ltd., a joint venture between Penske Media Corp. and Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd.

clock February 17, 2015Alexandra Steigrad

A scene for Bottega Veneta's "Emotion of Sound" video.

Fashion Scoops

Bottega Veneta Debuts New Video

A troupe of modern dancers wearing Bottega Veneta’s spring collection appear in a new promotional video, “Emotion of Sound.”

clock February 18, 2015Amanda Kaiser

Fashion Scoops

Fragrance Foundation to Honor Estée Lauder’s John Demsey

The Fragrance Foundation has chosen John Demsey, a group president of Estée Lauder Cos., to receive its Hall of Fame Award.

clock February 18, 2015Pete Born

Fashion Scoops

Chanel’s Métiers d’art Brands Unite For Suite 1521

The brand’s three Métiers d’art brands — Barrie, Cause and Maison Michel — are uniting for an event exclusively for members of New York’s Suite 1521.

clock February 18, 2015WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Miu Miu to Open New Tokyo Flagship

The brand is about to get new digs in Tokyo — and in all likelihood make an architectural statement along the way.

clock February 18, 2015Amanda Kaiser

Paul Jowdy

Media

Paul Jowdy Takes on Expanded Role at WWD

WWD publisher Paul Jowdy has been promoted to senior vice president and group publisher, effective immediately.

clock February 18, 2015WWD Staff

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