Franco Fieramosca and Cristina Nannelli in Capri.

Footwear

Franco Fieramosca, Former Gucci and Prada Executive, Dies at 81

Franco Fieramosca was instrumental in building the footwear businesses of Gucci, Prada and other luxury brands in the U.S. market.

clock 2hKatie Abel

Nicholas Kirkwood has collaborated with The Andy Warhol Foundation on a capsule marking the Year of the Ox.

Footwear

Andy Warhol’s Cows Pop Across Nicholas Kirkwood’s Latest Capsule

The footwear designer is marking the Year of the Ox with a capsule that will sell on Farfetch, and on the Nicholas Kirkwood website.

clock 10hSamantha Conti

Skechers x JGoldcrown

Footwear

Skechers Taps Muralist James Goldcrown for Collaboration

The collaboration will be released online Monday and be expanded to other retailers and styles throughout the year.

clock 18hJean E. Palmieri

Sergio Rossi

Footwear

M&A Rumors Swirl Over Italian Footwear Brands

Market rumors about a possible sale are swirling over the Sergio Rossi, Giuseppe Zanotti and Aquazzura brands.

clock January 21, 2021Luisa Zargani

Artwork designed by Amanda Assad Mounser

Jewelry

Jewelry Designer Amanda Assad Mounser Launches Artwork

The Mounser jewelry label’s founder and creative director has expanded her playful, creative offering through abstract artwork.

clock January 21, 2021Emily Mercer

Dr. Martens x Keith Haring

Footwear

Dr. Martens Unveils Collaboration With Keith Haring Estate

A new collaboration with the boundary-breaking sociopolitical artist and the powerhouse British footwear brand.

clock January 21, 2021Luis Campuzano

Adwoa Aboah in her John Hardy Mad Love collection.

Jewelry

John Hardy Partners With Adwoa Aboah on Second Collaboration

The model, muse and activist created the Mad Love collection with the artisanal jeweler.

clock January 20, 2021Thomas Waller

Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice president by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, wearing a necklace by Wilfredo Rosado.

Jewelry

Kamala Harris Wears Custom Pearl Necklace by Wilfredo Rosado for Inauguration

Kamala Harris wears a custom pearl necklace by Puerto Rican designer Wilfredo Rosado for her swearing in as vice president.

clock January 20, 2021Misty White Sidell

Pomellato

Jewelry

Pomellato Launches First Capsule Collection

For the first time, Pomellato is employing the storied Japanese kintsugi technique, repairing damaged stones for one-of-a-kind jewels.

clock January 20, 2021Luisa Zargani

The game worn Air Jordan 1 sneakers from 1985

Footwear

Sotheby’s Sets Sights on Sneaker Market in 2021

The auction house soft-launched a buy-now model offering watches, jewelry and cars, as well as sneakers for collectors eyeing rare kicks.

clock January 20, 2021Obi Anyanwu

Frauke Muecksch, a Bulgari fellow at The Rockefeller University, in the lab.

Jewelry

Bulgari Engages Top Female COVID-19 Scientists on Gender Inequality

Executives and virologists reviewed how the scientific field could be enriched by greater gender representation.

clock January 19, 2021Misty White Sidell

Girard Perregaux Laureato

Watches

Girard-Perregaux Launches E-commerce Site

The Kering-owned label will sell a black and blue carbon glass Laureato Absolute Wired watch exclusively online for a month.

clock January 19, 2021Mimosa Spencer

De Beers' Ten/ten collection by independent jewelry designers.

Jewelry

De Beers Lends a Hand to Independent Designers With Engagement Ring Collection

De Beers has enlisted 10 independent jewelers for a line of limited-edition engagement rings to be sold on Blue Nile.

clock January 18, 2021Misty White Sidell

Dior

Eyewear

CEO Talks: Giovanni Zoppas on Thélios, Dior and Stella McCartney Licenses

The Italian eyewear company Thélios, a joint venture between LVMH and Marcolin, is launching Dior and Stella McCartney collections for spring, as well as its own new proprietary brand.

clock January 18, 2021Luisa Zargani

Audemars Piguet in Atlanta.

Watches

Ginny Wright Named North America CEO for Audemars Piguet

The former beauty executive was most recently president of L’Oréal label Kiehl’s Since 1851.

clock January 15, 2021Mimosa Spencer

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Hats, Gloves and More

Jeremiah Fraites to Unveil Music at Borsalino’s Gentlemen’s Club Event

The folk-rock musician is among the guest of the digital project marking the debut of Borsalino’s fall 2021 men’s collection.

clock January 15, 2021Martino Carrera

Chrome hearts

Eyewear

Chrome Hearts Updates The Lowrider

The eyewear is reimagined by singer Jesse Jo Stark, daughter to the brand’s founder.

clock January 14, 2021Thomas Waller

A beaded hat from the Edas x Cameron Tea collaboration.

Handbags

Edas Makes Strides With Accessories

This sustainable accessories brand is known for creating feminine accessories just right for every eclectic woman.

clock January 14, 2021Victor Vaughns Jr.

Hari Mari founders Lila and Jeremy Stewart.

Footwear

Hari Mari Taps Jake Szczepanski to Oversee Apparel Launch

He had been CEO of Billy Reid for 13 years.

clock January 13, 2021Jean E. Palmieri

ASICS elite runner Gel-Nimbus 23Sound Mind, Sound Body 2021

Footwear

Asics’ New Campaign Centers Around Mental Wellness

The brand is dedicated to increasing its reach in the run specialty arena.

clock January 13, 2021Jean E. Palmieri

Empress Joséphine with a Herbarium, 1805 painting by Robert Lefèvre

Jewelry

Chaumet to Hold Joséphine and Napoleon Exhibit at Vendôme Flagship

The exhibit runs from April 10 to June 12.

clock January 12, 2021Mimosa Spencer

Pandora

Jewelry

Pandora Expects to Post Organic Growth in Q4

The jeweler flagged “elevated uncertainty” given the surge in coronavirus infections; full-year results will be released Feb. 4.

clock January 11, 2021Mimosa Spencer

From left: Anthony Ledru , Alexandre Arnault, and Michael Burke

Jewelry

LVMH Supercharges Management at Tiffany

The luxury giant tapped a trio of top executives to accelerate the jeweler’s potential.

clock January 8, 2021Miles Socha

Cartier Bell Boys

Watches

Watch Brands Rush to Digital Channels

Watches & Wonders Geneva has emerged as the main industry trade show — which will be held entirely online.

clock January 7, 2021Mimosa Spencer

Ana de armas

Jewelry

The Debate Between Natural and Lab-grown Diamonds Gets Hotter

The natural and lab-grown diamond industry both raised the stakes in 2020, contending for consumers whose behaviors are rapidly evolving.

clock January 7, 2021Misty White Sidell

Amélie Pichard's new bag and the elephant ear leaf from which it's made.

Accessory Trends

Can a Tropical Leaf Forge the Future of Sustainable Accessories Design?

A new, organic material made from giant tropical leaves is landing on the desks of accessories designers at top brands around the world.

clock January 6, 2021Misty White Sidell

Cartier campaign

Jewelry

Cartier Launches Campaign Showcasing House Classics

Santos, Tank, Ballon Bleu and Panthère watches sit alongside the Love and Juste Un Clou bracelets; a Trinity ring anchors the lineup.

clock January 6, 2021Mimosa Spencer

A sketch of Tiffany's forthcoming necklace with the 80 carat flawless diamond that it will include.

Jewelry

Tiffany & Co. to Sell Its Most Expensive Jewelry Design, Featuring 80-Carat Diamond

Tiffany &. Co’s upcoming necklace will be unveiled at its flagship reopening next year and is expected to be priced in the eight-figure range.

clock January 5, 2021Misty White Sidell

Clockwise from top left: Tequfe, Perpetual Kid, Santa.

Accessory Trends

The 5 Biggest Accessory Trends From 2020

The global pandemic made us accessorize in unique ways this past year.

clock December 23, 2020Thomas Waller

UGG x VIP

Accessory Trends

Very Important Puppies Teams Up With Ugg

The doggie brand now offers an Ugg for your four-legged friend.

clock December 23, 2020Thomas Waller

Marina B's new Soleil collection

Jewelry

This Jewelry Brand Will Bring Its ‘Soleil’ to St. Barths This Holiday Season

Marina B is introducing a more approachable jewelry collection, focused on a joyful Mediterranean look.

clock December 21, 2020Alessandra Turra

Messika necklace from Kate Moss collection

Jewelry

Messika Opens Store in Hudson Yards

The store features a blown-up jewelry box that appears to be exploding out of the wall.

clock December 21, 2020Mimosa Spencer

Rhinestone Vintage Rhinestone and Glass Pendant Earrings designed by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel.and Glass Pendant Earrings

Jewelry

Rare Chanel Vintage Jewelry Designed by Karl Lagerfeld Will Be Resold For the First Time

clock December 21, 2020WWD Staff

The Qeelin x Mr. Bags Wulu collection

Jewelry

EXCLUSIVE: Mr. Bags Releases First Jewelry Collaboration With Qeelin

With China leading optimistic growth, the brand recently ranked third in the Tmall Singles Day luxury jewelry and accessories category.

clock December 21, 2020Tianwei Zhang

Rhinestone Vintage Rhinestone and Glass Pendant Earrings designed by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel.and Glass Pendant Earrings

Jewelry

Rare Chanel Vintage Jewelry Designed by Karl Lagerfeld to Be Sold for the First Time

One-of-a-kind, vintage Chanel jewelry from the collection of Lagerfeld’s friend Susan Gutfreund will be auctioned at Christie’s.

clock December 21, 2020Misty White Sidell

a Girard-Perregaux watch

Watches

Mechanical Watchmaking Joins Unesco Cultural Heritage List

“The practice conveys many values such as good workmanship, punctuality, perseverance, creativity, dexterity and patience,” Unesco said.

clock December 17, 2020Mimosa Spencer

Frédéric Zaavy

Jewelry

Jeweler Frédéric Zaavy Gets a Monograph

“Stardust: The Work and Life of Jeweler Extraordinaire” Frédéric Zaavy takes a detailed look at renowned Parisian jeweler.

clock December 17, 2020Thomas Waller

The scene at Mido 2019.

Eyewear

Italian Eyewear Sector Looks to Mido 2021 as Exports Set to Fall 25 Percent

Exports of sunglasses and prescription frames in 2020 are expected to drop 25 percent.

clock December 16, 2020Martino Carrera

Furla

Handbags

Furla USA Files Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization for the Americas

On Jan. 28, the Court in New York is expected to hold a hearing on approval of the plan, which enables Furla USA to exit Chapter 11 swiftly.

clock December 16, 2020Luisa Zargani

Lil Milan will debut higher-positioned line bejeweled with conflict-free diamonds and sapphires.

Jewelry

Jewelry Brand Lil Milan Moves to the Next Level

The Italian demi-fine jewelry label debuted a physical outpost, adjusted its business structure and is ready to launch a higher-positioned range.

clock December 11, 2020Sandra Salibian

Amedeo Scognamiglio

Jewelry

Amedeo Scognamiglio Has Big Plans for the Faraone Mennella Jewelry Brand

After the passing of cofounder Roberto Faraone Mennella, the jewelry designer is gearing up to celebrate the brand’s 20th anniversary in Capri next summer, fragrance launch included.

clock December 10, 2020Alessandra Turra

The windows of the Dr. Martens' store in Rome, Italy

Footwear

Dr. Martens Makes Retail Debut in Italy, Internalizes Wholesale Distribution

The shoemaker owned by Permira is opening a store in Rome and internalizing its wholesale operations in Italy after 30-plus years.

clock December 10, 2020Martino Carrera

Annelise Michelson

Jewelry

Annelise Michelson Opens Paris Showroom

The designer is seeking to widen her audience with a new, nature-inspired collection called Unity.

clock December 9, 2020Mimosa Spencer

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Jewelry

Market Moments: Johnny Nelson NYC Jewelry

Johnny Nelson is honoring Black icons through his jewelry.

clock December 9, 2020Victor Vaughns Jr.

Cardi B. with her new Reebok sneaker design, photographed for Footwear News.

Footwear

Cardi B, Rihanna, Priyanka Chopra Celebrate Virtual Footwear News Achievement Awards

The 34th annual FNAA touched on global events and was celebrated in a virtual format for the first time.

clock December 9, 2020Misty White Sidell

Alexandre Vauthier and Giuseppe Zanotti

Footwear

Alexandre Vauthier, Giuseppe Zanotti Sign Footwear Licensing Agreement

As per the new license, the first collection branded as Alexandre Vauthier will bow for pre-fall 2021.

clock December 4, 2020Alessandra Turra

Jewelry by Tacori

Jewelry

Tacori Plots Growth With Chief Commercial Officer

The jeweler has named its first c-suite executive from outside its founding family.

clock December 3, 2020Misty White Sidell

Lele Sadoughi x Eataly

Accessory Trends

Lele Sadoughi Partners With Eataly

Ten percent of all proceeds from the mask collaboration will be donated to the Independent Restaurant Coalition.

clock December 3, 2020Thomas Waller

A look from Spyder.

Footwear

Spyder Signs License for Footwear

The assortment produced by Footwear Unlimited will be introduced for fall 2021.

clock December 2, 2020Jean E. Palmieri

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