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Maison Margiela, Lanvin and Dries Van Noten Spring 2017

At Paris Fashion Week all three houses offered exhilarating collections that were a heady exploration of creative unsettling.

clock 11hBridget Foley

Fashion

Fenty x Puma by Rihanna RTW Spring 2017

Rihanna's second collection for Puma merged the worlds of 18th-century French fashion and current gender-fluid street style.

clock 14hJessica Iredale

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Study: Influencers Rule the Social Media Beauty Landscape

Advertising technology firm Pixability found brand-generated digital content is falling behind the content produced by individual creators.

clock 22hRachel Brown

China Industry Being Slammed by Rising Costs

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Overview

Higher labor and materials costs, and the maturing of its economy have pummeled the Chinese apparel and textile production industry, leading to mass factory closures and cost control measures.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Government and Trade

TPP Pact Holds Promises and Risks

The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations are hitting a critical stage.

clock March 29, 2011Kristi Ellis

Government and Trade

Fiber Price Sheet: March 28, 2011

The last Tuesday of every month, WWD publishes the current, month-ago and year-ago fiber prices.

clock March 29, 2011WWD Staff

Nicaraguan workers make pants at the Gatornica factory.

Government and Trade

Sourcing Horizons: Warming Up to CAFTA

After a slow start, Central America’s proximity is catching on.

clock March 29, 2011Kristi Ellis and Ivan Castano

Timothy Geithner in Beijing.

Government and Trade

A Plodding Course to Currency Reform

U.S. takes diplomatic approach with China.

clock March 29, 2011Kristi Ellis

China remains the world’s largest apparel producer.

Government and Trade

China Industry Being Slammed by Rising Costs

Higher prices to come for customers.

clock March 29, 2011Kathleen E. McLaughlin and Constance Haisma-Kwok

DMA curator Kevin Tucker with models in fall 2011 Jean Paul Gaultier.

Fashion Features

Getting Ready for Jean Paul Gaultier

An exhibit of his designs makes its debut in June at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal.

clock March 29, 2011Holly Haber

Joan Mitchell's East Ninth Street, 1956.

People

Joan Mitchell, Freedom of Expression

The first full-length biography on the famously difficult Abstract Expressionist, written by Patricia Albers, comes out in May.

clock March 29, 2011Lorna Koski

The damaged Azoth printing plant.

Government and Trade

Sourcing Horizons: Japanese Industry Assessing Damage

Many apparel factories were damaged in the disaster.

clock March 29, 2011Kelly Wetherille

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