Business

All Change at Brooks Brothers: Flagship in Flux, New Designer Near

clock September 18, 2020Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion

Khaite RTW Spring 2021

clock September 18, 2020Bridget Foley

Fashion

London Fashion Week Spring 2021: The Season of No Expectations

clock September 18, 2020Natalie Theodosi

Versace

Business Features

Versace Inks Home License With Lifestyle Design Group

The agreement pertains to the brand’s furniture category and Versace Home will be sold and distributed through a new global network that will include a showroom located in Milan’s Via Durini.

clock September 17, 2020Luisa Zargani

COVID-19 Screening questionnaire form with stethoscope on it. Closeup.

Technology

Survey Reveals Retail Operational Hurdles, Need For Training

Multimedia Plus polled executives in the retail and hospitality sectors.

clock 11hArthur Zaczkiewicz

Asus ROG unit collaborated with techwear brand Acronym on its new ROG Zephyrus G14 ACRNM RMT01 laptop.

Technology

Can a PC Laptop Be Fashionable?

Asus is testing that out with a special edition Zephyrus G14 gaming laptop, a collaboration with techwear brand Acronym.

clock 23hAdriana Lee

Brooks Brothers flagship.

Retail

All Change at Brooks Brothers: Flagship in Flux, New Designer Near

New owners, ABG and SPARC, are negotiating with former Brooks Brothers owner Claudio Del Vecchio on the lease of the flagship, while Michael Bastian is in the running to be the designer.

clock September 18, 2020Jean E. Palmieri

TikTok

Technology

What TikTok’s Ban Means for Retail

With TikTok’s time in app stores running out, brands struggling under the pandemic may lose a key lifeline to Gen Z consumers.

clock September 18, 2020Adriana Lee

Katja Shrouder

Markets

Former DKNY Exec Katja Shrouder Named Chief Operating Officer of Kerri Rosenthal

Most recently, she was vice president of sales at DKNY Sport and Donna Karan Active at G-III Apparel Group.

clock September 18, 2020Lisa Lockwood

Online Shopping

Business Features

New Survey Data Quantifies Shifts in Purchase Priorities By U.S. Consumers

Unprecedented challenges are impacting the way Americans are saving and evolving spending habits.

clock September 18, 2020Alexandra Pastore

Tiffany tempoary flagship

Mergers and Acquisitions

LVMH Submits Tiffany Deal for European Antitrust Review

LVMH said it expects to receive all requisite antitrust clearances “well before” the Nov. 24 deadline to complete the contested deal.

clock September 18, 2020Joelle Diderich

centric brands web site model

Financial

Centric Brands’ Reorganization Approved

The brand collective expects to exit bankruptcy next month under private equity ownership.

clock September 18, 2020Evan Clark

Jasmine Jones of Cherry Blossom Intimates.

Business Features

FIT Design Entrepreneurs Literally Ends in a Tie

Sterling King and Cherry Blossom Intimates will each receive $75,000 in prize money from this eight-year-old program, which concludes with this round.

clock September 18, 2020Lisa Lockwood

TikTok

Media

TikTok, WeChat Banned Sunday Under Trump Order

New downloads of TikTok are banned starting Sunday, but it may be able to avoid a full ban starting next month. WeChat has no such option.

clock September 18, 2020Kali Hays

28 April 2020, Berlin: Mouth and nose masks from the Maisonnoee label are sewn in the fashion label's studio. The masks are currently offered in different patterns in the online shop. A charity sweatshirt is also being sold, 60 percent of the proceeds of which will be donated to associations, small businesses and needy individuals. Photo by: Jens Kalaene/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

Technology

Suite of Product Launches in Store at Higg Co.

The new product module tool is said to build on sustainability work by the European Commission, offering cooperation in the value chain.

clock September 18, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

Roberto Cavalli-RTW-Fall-2019

Human Resources

EXCLUSIVE: Roberto Cavalli CEO to Exit Company

Gian Giacomo Ferraris joined the brand in 2016 from Versace and will leave at the end of the year.

clock September 18, 2020Luisa Zargani

Apparel from Amazon Essentials, Basic Faith and Mippo on Amazon.com.

Retail

‘One-Stop Shop,’ Brand Awareness and Product Fit Driving Retail Sales

SimilarWeb’s Greg Malen shares insights into what’s fueling sales in the retail market.

clock September 18, 2020WWD Staff

Hazzys by JD.com Inc RTW Spring 2020

Retail

EXCLUSIVE: JD.com Opens Omnichannel Solutions to Luxury Brand Partners

In a big push to win over luxury houses, JD.com is leveraging its logistic network, low return rate, and high-spending user base in China.

clock September 18, 2020Tianwei Zhang

Marina Moscone RTW Spring 2021

Business Features

Plenty of Upsides, and Downsides, to NYFW

Retailers singled out their favorite designers and key trends.

clock September 18, 2020David Moin and Jean E. Palmieri and Rosemary Feitelberg

Facebook announces new Facebook Business Suite to help small businesses manage accounts across Facebook apps.

Technology

Facebook Offers New Tool to Wrangle Business Accounts

Facebook offers new launchpad for business accounts across Facebook, Instagram and Messenger.

clock September 17, 2020Adriana Lee

Retail

Kohl’s CEO on Pivoting Thru COVID-19 and for Holiday 2020

Michelle Gass discusses Kohl’s stores, market opportunities and leadership in a conversation with NRF’s Matt Shay.

clock September 17, 2020David Moin

street in xinjiang chinese flags

Financial

Xinjiang’s Cotton Ban Debated in House Hearing

While activists pushed to lock out 20 percent of the world’s cotton supply over forced labor, the AAFA argued for broader government action.

clock September 17, 2020Evan Clark

Loop

Markets

Zero Waste Packaging Platform Loop Expands Across the U.S.

Loop is taking its effort to curb single-use packaging national with expansion to 48 states.

clock September 17, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

Rent the Runway store

Retail

Rent the Runway Ends Unlimited Plan

The new price plan allows shoppers to choose between four, eight or 16 pieces a month.

clock September 17, 2020Kellie Ell

Nike M maternity collection.

Markets

Nike Doubling Down on Digital, New Product Introductions

This marked John Donahoe’s first annual shareholders meeting as ceo.

clock September 17, 2020Jean E. Palmieri

Chinese actress Tong Yao attends the opening ceremony of Bottega Veneta pop up in SKP Beijing.

Markets

Six Ways to Get Ready for China in 2021: Heuritech Report

Fashion-technology start-up Heuritech released an overview report with data analysis firm Luxurynsight for brands to better understand China.

clock September 17, 2020Tianwei Zhang

People Magazine Beautiful Issue 2020: Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson, Rani Rose on Cover

Media

Meredith Lays Off 180 Staffers Amid the Pandemic

Like much of the media industry, the company is grappling with unprecedented sliding ad revenues due to COVID-19.

clock September 17, 2020Kathryn Hopkins

Tiffany tempoary flagship

Mergers and Acquisitions

LVMH Fires Back at Tiffany Over Timing of Court Battle

The French luxury group accuses Tiffany of “meritless allegations and aggressive misdirection campaign tactics.”

clock September 17, 2020Miles Socha and Sindhu Sundar

Alber Elbaz

Human Resources

EXCLUSIVE: Alber Elbaz Finds CEO for Fashion Start-up

Laurent Malecaze joins Paris-based AZfashion from The Webster in New York.

clock September 17, 2020Miles Socha

Michela Panero

Mergers and Acquisitions

Made in Italy Fund Acquires Majority Stake in Accessories Brand Rosantica

Made in Italy Fund will boost the international business of Rosantica with a focus on the U.S.

clock September 17, 2020Alessandra Turra

A still from Roland Mouret's "No Show" film to mark the brand's launch on the Amazon Luxury Stores app.

Business Features

Roland Mouret Joins Amazon’s Luxury Stores Lineup

In the past year, Amazon customers ordered more than 1 billion fashion items on the mobile app, according to a company spokesperson, one reason why the online giant is getting into the luxury fashion game.

clock September 17, 2020Samantha Conti

Tiffany

Legal

Jilted Tiffany & Co. Fires Back at LVMH

Chairman Roger Farah said the luxury giant’s “shifting explanations” for pulling out of the $16.2 billion deal “indicate bad faith.”

clock September 16, 2020Evan Clark

Victor Glemaud

Media

Fashion Insiders Strive for Change With Action, Not Words

Some panelists spoke of discrimination they have dealt with in their careers.

clock September 16, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

The Room's silver decor.

Retail

The Room With a New View

High fashion at Hudson’s Bay in Vancouver shows breadth through an innovative renovation and reimagining of The Room.

clock September 16, 2020David Moin

FabFitFun

Retail

FabFitFun Sees Consecutive Data Breaches Affect Hundreds of Customers

The monthly subscription box this summer saw two back-to-back breaches of shopper information, WWD has learned.

clock September 16, 2020Kali Hays

Facebook cofounder and ceo Mark Zuckerberg streaming his keynote at the virtual Facebook Connect conference.

Technology

Facebook Announces Luxottica Deal, Unveils Plans for AR Glasses

Facebook says Luxottica-designed smart glasses will arrive next year, while revealing plans for future AR glasses and new Oculus VR tech.

clock September 16, 2020Adriana Lee

Backstage at Ann Demeulemeester RTW Fall 2020

Mergers and Acquisitions

Antonioli Acquires Ann Demeulemeester

This confirms a WWD report on July 5 that the Italian retailer was eyeing the Belgian fashion brand.

clock September 16, 2020Miles Socha

Salvatore Ferragamo Resort 2021

Financial

Salvatore Ferragamo Shares Climb After Reporting Encouraging Signs in Asia

Shares of the Florence-based company closed up more than 8 percent after reporting its first-half figures, despite a challenging performance.

clock September 16, 2020Luisa Zargani

shipping

Business Features

Retailers’ Pandemic-related Shipping Challenges Continue as Holiday Season Approaches

An expert from Berkley Asset Protection provides insights on the ongoing struggle to ensure timely and secure shipping amid COVID-19.

clock September 16, 2020Alexandra Pastore

Gregor Simmons in her new showroom.

Markets

Gregor Simmons Opens New Co-op Showroom in New York

Simmons is representing several apparel and home decor lines.

clock September 16, 2020Lisa Lockwood

young shopper in mask clothing store window

Financial

Retail Sales Slow, Anxieties Over Stimulus Remain

Fashion specialty stores gained ground in August, but department stores slid back.

clock September 16, 2020Evan Clark

online shopping

Business Features

New Consumer Behavior Study Reveals Thrifty Is Attractive

Data from Honey provides insights into how Americans are changing how they shop and showcase thriftiness.

clock September 16, 2020Alexandra Pastore

The Hut Group's Matthew Moulding

Financial

The Hut Group Makes a Splash on the London Stock Exchange

THG made its stock market debut on Wednesday, becoming the U.K.’s largest tech IPO and the biggest market listing for the past five years.

clock September 16, 2020Samantha Conti

Patrick Robinson at work on Pashko.

Business Features

Patrick Robinson Champions Maker-Made Movement With Pashko Label

Having worked for Giorgio Armani, Gap and other fashion companies, the designer is working to employ and empower displaced garment workers.

clock September 16, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

Zara's revamped flagship in Milan.

Financial

Inditex Swings to Profit as Fast Fashion Bounces Back

Online sales grew 74 percent over the first half.

clock September 16, 2020Mimosa Spencer

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