Business

Jerry Storch Exiting Hudson's Bay Co.

clock October 20, 2017David Moin

Business

Stitch Fix in the Spotlight

clock October 20, 2017Evan Clark and Adriana Lee

Business

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clock October 20, 2017Jean E. Palmieri

Mixed Company

WWD, February 25, 2016

Overview

  Determined to stake a claim for street style, Gucci’s Alessandro Michele infused his exquisitely ornamented geek chic with an element of toughness. His lineup featured a dash of the Eighties and a GG graffiti moment: New York-based artist Trevor Andrew, aka GucciGhost.   SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Designer and Luxury

Giorgio Armani Discusses Timing of Shows

The designer said it was “desirable” to review show calendars but cautioned against easy see-now, buy-now strategies.

clock February 24, 2016Luisa Zargani

Inside the Max Mara factory in Reggio Emilia, Italy

Retail

Italy’s Fashion Industry: Growing, Profitable and Cash Rich

A Mediobanca study found that Italy’s 143 largest fashion companies had double-digit growth last year.

clock February 24, 2016Gordon Sorlini

Salma Hayek featured in Pomellato's 2016 ad campaign, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.

Jewelry

Pomellato’s CEO Discusses Brand Development

The Italian jeweler will open a boutique in Milan’s Via Montenapoleone in April and unveil a new ad campaign with Salma Hayek that month.

clock February 25, 2016Luisa Zargani

Shinola Silver Lake

Jewelry

Shinola Taps Pamela Love to Design Jewelry Range

The Detroit-based firm has contracted Love to design its first extensive in-house jewelry range.

clock February 25, 2016Misty White Sidell

Government and Trade

Hong Kong Government Invests in Fashion

The government is allocating 500 million Hong Kong dollars, or $64.35 million, of its 2016-17 budget to promoting local fashion designers and brands.

clock February 24, 2016Amanda Kaiser

Mcqueen Perfume fragrance

Fragrance

The Night Is My World: Alexander McQueen Launches a Fragrance House

The first juice is called McQueen Parfum, a high-end scent made from night-blooming flowers.

clock February 24, 2016Samantha Conti

Leonard A. Lauder, Kilian Hennessy, Fabrizio Freda and William P. Lauder

Financial

Estée Lauder Adds By Kilian to Luxury Fragrance Holdings

The acquisition follows Lauder’s deals for Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, Rodin Olio Lusso and Le Labo.

clock February 25, 2016Allison Collins

Brian Cornell

Retail

Target’s Shares Rise 4% as Comp-Store Sales Increase

Target reported an increase in income, but earnings miss Wall Street consensus estimate.

clock February 24, 2016Sharon Edelson

Traders work on the fl oor of the New York Stock Exchange moments after the morning bell Wednesday.

Financial

Retail Wins From Sequential, TJX and HSNi

Sequential, HSNi and TJX beat earnings, while Gildan Activewear and Target disappointed investors.

clock February 24, 2016Debra Borchardt

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2015

Financial

L Brands Surges Ahead in 2015, Conservative for First Quarter

The parent to Victoria’s Secret drove profits up 20.3 percent last year and, as usual, guided on the low side for the first quarter.

clock February 24, 2016Evan Clark

Gucci RTW Fall 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Gucci RTW Fall 2016

For fall, Gucci’s Alessandro Michele gave his quirky, nerdy girl a newfound, subtle tough side in a lineup that featured offbeat pilings and lavish decoration.

clock February 24, 2016Bridget Foley

Alberta Ferretti RTW Fall 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Alberta Ferretti RTW Fall 2016

Alberta Ferretti’s dreamy vision of lingerie and pajama-inspired fall looks was a bit blurry.

clock February 24, 2016Jessica Iredale

Roberto Cavalli RTW Fall 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Roberto Cavalli RTW Fall 2016

Taking his cues from early 20th-century bohemianism, as well as the occult and Sixties rock, Peter Dundas turned out a collection for rich witches.

clock February 24, 2016Jessica Iredale

Brunello Cucinelli RTW Fall 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Brunello Cucinelli RTW Fall 2016

A tomboy-chic mood was injected in this collection, which showed a young, urban attitude.

clock February 24, 2016Alessandra Turra

No. 21 RTW Fall 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

No. 21 RTW Fall 2016

Alessando Dell’Acqua’s fall collection for No. 21 was a mash-up of Thirties influences with sportswear, with a dose of grunge sprinkled in.

clock February 24, 2016Joelle Diderich

Blugirl RTW Fall 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Blugirl RTW Fall 2016

Anna Molinari’s Blugirl collection featured modest, ladylike pieces presented in puzzling layers.

clock February 24, 2016Jessica Iredale

Fausto Puglisi RTW Fall 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Fausto Puglisi RTW Fall 2016

Athletic and streetwear references — rendered in jewel tones — gave the collection a graphic verve.

clock February 24, 2016Miles Socha

Fay RTW Fall 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Fay RTW Fall 2016

Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi called their collection an ode to the carefree style of California girls.

clock February 24, 2016Miles Socha

Genny RTW Fall 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Genny RTW Fall 2016

Creative director Sara Cavazza delivered an evening-focused collection, filled with shimmering, sparkling light effects.

clock February 24, 2016Alessandra Turra

Capucci RTW Fall 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Capucci RTW Fall 2016

The fall collection homed in on founder Roberto Capucci’s signature pleating effects.

clock February 24, 2016Joelle Diderich

Francesco Scognamiglio RTW Fall 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Francesco Scognamiglio RTW Fall 2016

clock February 24, 2016WWD Staff

Eleventy RTW Fall 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Eleventy RTW Fall 2016

The brand introduced the new Platinum line positioned in the affordable luxury segment.

clock February 24, 2016Alessandra Turra

Giorgio Armani, Renzo Rosso, Matteo Renzi and Alberta Ferretti.

Fashion Features

Milan Fashion Week: Prime Time With Matteo Renzi

Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi officially inaugurated Milan Fashion Week drawing the industry’s heavy hitters

clock February 24, 2016Luisa Zargani

Matteo Renzi and Roberto Martone

Fragrance

On the Scent: Prime Minister Unveils ICR Expansion

Matteo Renzo helped lay the “first stone” for the 100,000-square-foot expansion.

clock February 24, 2016Emily Backus

Lea Michele at Vanity Fair and Fiat celebrate 'Young Hollywood', Arrivals, Los Angeles, America - 23 Feb 2016

Parties

Vanity Fair 2016 Young Hollywood Party: Olivia Munn, Lea Michele, Joe Jonas

The annual pre-Oscar fete at Chateau Marmont, hosted by Munn, included Ashley Greene, Keke Palmer and Jack Quaid.

clock February 24, 2016Lindzi Scharf

Dana Hammond Stubgen, Patrick Stubgen and Nicole Miller.

Parties

The Museum of the City of New York Throws 2016 Winter Ball

The Museum of the City of New York celebrated their 31st annual winter ball, with Peter Copping, Nicky Hilton, Jaimee Gregory and more.

clock February 24, 2016Leigh Nordstrom

Angelica Cheung

Media

Vogue China to Launch New Title as Country’s Government Cracks Down on Digital Content

Publishing companies are still trying to determine the impact of the new regulations, which go into effect March 10.

clock February 24, 2016Amy Chung and Casey Hall

Elizabeth Olsen

Fashion Scoops

Elizabeth Olsen Takes in Gucci Show in Milan

The American actress will start shooting soon on “Wind River” opposite her “Avengers” co-star Jeremy Renner.

clock February 24, 2016Joelle Diderich

FENDIRUMI Bug-kun bag charm

Fashion Scoops

Fendirumi to Attend Fendi Show

Two Fendirumi characters will attend the Italian brand’s show on Thursday.

clock February 25, 2016Luisa Zargani

Robert Pattinson in the Dior Homme fall 2016 campaign.

Marketing and Promotion

Lagerfeld Shoots Robert Pattinson for Dior Homme Autumn Ads

This marks the first time the brand has done ads for a pre-collection.

clock February 25, 2016Jean E. Palmieri

Oscars Social Media

Media

Brands Are Watching Social Media Reactions to Red Carpet Looks

How social media players react to red-carpet looks is a marketing and research tool for fashion brands across the price spectrum.

clock February 26, 2016Kari Hamanaka

Beauty Features

Personal Care Products Council Data Show Huge Leap in Jobs

More than $236.9 billion. That is the personal-care industry’s contribution to the gross domestic product of the U.S., according to a study.

clock February 26, 2016Julie Naughton

The IMF cut its outlook for global economic growth this year.

Marketing and Promotion

Apparel Shoppers Saving More, Spending Less

As experts debate whether a recession looms, apparel shoppers are staying home and saving their money.

clock February 26, 2016Evan Clark

Oscars Accessories

Footwear

Beyond the Gown: Red Carpet Accessories

While much is made about the gowns that glide down the red carpet, the frenzy behind selecting the jewels, shoes and handbags is just as chaotic.

clock February 26, 2016Khanh T.L. Tran

Y/Project Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016

Fashion Features

Paris Fashion Week: Designers to Watch for Fall 2016

Here are a few fresh faces to keep an eye on during the season.

clock February 29, 2016Laurent Folcher

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Looks from Harrys of London Fall 2017.

Business

Harrys of London CEO Out After Charles Cohen Acquisition

clock October 20, 2017Kali Hays

Social Studies