Ray of Light

WWD 04.19.17

Overview

The fall season conveyed a sense of mystical allure that felt almost ceremonial. Here, Calvin Klein 205W39NYC’s cotton quilt coat, polyester stocking top and PVC plastic over-dress; Early Halloween necklaces, and Ulla Johnson earrings.

From This Issue

James Scully, Francesco Risso, Fernando Garcia, Laura Kim, Clare Waight Keller, Raf Simons

Fashion Features

Who Did We Talk About?

The people who stirred conversation throughout the season.

clock April 19, 2017Joelle Diderich and Leigh Nordstrom and Luisa Zargani and Jessica Iredale

Gucci

Designer and Luxury

When It Comes to the Fashion Show Set, It’s No Holds Barred

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VIP Shoppers Redefine the ‘Influencer’

Fashion Features

Move Over, Blonde Salad: VIP Shoppers Redefine the ‘Influencer’

Private shoppers, a near-invisible band of high-net-worth individuals, are shaping trends and making up a big portion of retailers’ overall sales with their lavish spending habits.

clock April 19, 2017Natalie Theodosi

Prabal Gurung and his finale of slogan T-shirts.

Fashion Features

Wearing Your Politics on Your Sleeve

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gross margins apparel retailers

Business Features

Apparel Retailers Struggle to Maintain Gross Margins

Gross and operating margins for fashion apparel firms have fallen for the trailing 12-month period.

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shoppers

Retail

As Retailers Close Doors, Brands Step Up Direct-to-Consumer Efforts

Wholesalers that continue to overproduce stock will lose retail customers.

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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Italy.

Business Features

Milan’s Golden Moment

The Italian city is enjoying a brisk cultural moment and solid fashion initiatives, as well as a return of Chinese and Russian tourists.

clock April 19, 2017Luisa Zargani

Comme des Garçons fall 2012.

Fashion Features

Bridget Foley’s Diary: The Joy of Rei

A look back at Rei Kawakubo’s remarkable career — and the delight it has brought.

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Essentialist

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TJMaxx

Business

Growth for Ross Stores, TJX Seen as Amazon-Proof

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Social Studies