An image from the Prada Spring 2021 digital show.

Retail

International Buyers Give Milan Fashion Week the Thumbs Up

A new sense of rebirth, the return to a polished femininity and a desire for uncomplicated uniforms emerged from the Milanese collections.

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JC Penney's Store & Execs

Retail

J.C. Penney Losses Deepen

It’s taking longer than expected to finalize a reorganization plan.

clock September 25, 2020David Moin

Philipp Plein at his Men’s Fall 2019 show in Milan.

Business Features

Moore From L.A.: Philipp Plein on COVID-19 Financial Loss, Plans for L.A. Show, OnlyFans Collaboration

“Our business has been absolutely stressed by COVID-19, and we have been hit in a way I can say that by the end of the year, we will probably have 25 to 40 percent off the top line,” the German designer said.

clock September 25, 2020Booth Moore

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

Technology

Apple Gives In, Allows Facebook Pay for Paid Online Events

Apple lets Facebook temporarily bypass Apple Pay for paid online events, settling just one of many clashes dogging Silicon Valley.

clock September 25, 2020Adriana Lee

Tod's

Business Features

Diego Della Valle Enthuses Over China Recovery, Digital Tools

The Italian entrepreneur sees young and small brands, as well as the Italian fashion industry, benefiting from the storytelling potential.

clock September 25, 2020Luisa Zargani

Geoffroy van Raemdonck

Retail

Neiman Marcus Group Emerges From Bankruptcy

While successfully exiting bankruptcy, the luxury retailer still faces challenges to long-term survival.

clock September 25, 2020David Moin

What to Know About Amazon Prime Day 2020

Retail

What to Know About Amazon Prime Day 2020

The annual shopping event was initially postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

clock September 25, 2020Layla Ilchi

Nike, climate, sustainability,

Technology

At Nike, Waste Is Working New Wonders

Nike is focused on sustainability at scale and it’s moving the needle in a number of new ways.

clock September 25, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

An image from boohoo.com's summer shoot.

Human Resources

Boohoo Publishes Results of Investigation After Sweatshop Allegations

In response to allegations of poor worker conditions in its supplier factories in Leicester, the retailer is committing to a new set of measures to improve transparency in its supply chain.

clock September 25, 2020Natalie Theodosi

Dagsmejan

Business Features

Field Notes: When Fabric Goes Next Level

Materials are enhanced for Dagsmejan and Cone Denim as they each debut new innovations in the sector.

clock September 25, 2020Tracey Meyers

Women at work in a WWI-era poster.

Business Features

French Fashion, Women and World War I Explored in New Museum Exhibition

The exhibition examines the role that some women played in war efforts, and how the fashion industry served a morale and economic booster in France.

clock September 25, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

Police officers gather in the area of a knife attack near the former offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, Friday Sept. 25, 2020 in Paris. Paris police say they have arrested a man suspected of a knife attack that wounded at least two people near the former offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. Police initially thought there were two attackers but now say there was only one.  (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Retail

Attacker Stabs Two People in Paris

The attack took place near the former offices of Charlie Hebdo, where 12 people were killed in January 2015.

clock September 25, 2020Jennifer Weil

Marc Metrick

Retail

Saks Fifth Avenue’s CEO on What’s Ahead

In a letter to vendors, Marc Metrick recaps Saks’ performance thru the pandemic and initiatives in the works.

clock September 25, 2020David Moin

Derek Blasberg

Media

Media People: Derek Blasberg of YouTube Fashion

Usually a man about town, WWD spoke to Blasberg as a man about his house, working away on fashion and beauty strategy for YouTube.

clock September 25, 2020Kali Hays

Roll of "I voted" circular stickers

Government and Trade

The Election and the Latinx Vote

The nation’s second-largest ethnic group could flex its muscle at the polls in November.

clock September 25, 2020Evan Clark

latinx hispanic woman shopping cell phone

Business Features

Here’s How Fashion Should Be Catering to the Latinx Consumer

The meeting of inclusion and technology could help brands tap into the growing $1.5 trillion Latinx market.

clock September 25, 2020Evan Clark

Robert L. Johnsonin

Markets

G-III Elects Robert L. Johnson to Board

The founder and chairman of The RLJ Cos. was previously founder and chairman of Black Entertainment Television.

clock September 24, 2020Lisa Lockwood

W magazine

Media

BDG Pitches Investors With Bullish Growth Forecasts

The media company recently revealed itself as the new operator of W magazine.

clock September 24, 2020Kathryn Hopkins

Retail

Bloomingdale’s Puts New Twist on ‘Pink’ Campaign

Comics and boxing classes are part of the program.

clock September 24, 2020David Moin

Amazon's latest Echo Show 10, a new display-equipped smart speaker that can track movement.

Technology

Amazon’s New Echo Show 10 Features Body-tracking

Amazon’s latest display-equipped smart speaker can pinpoint and follow users as they move across a room.

clock September 24, 2020Adriana Lee

Kenneth Cole Portraits

Markets

American Image Awards Recognizes Fashion Industry’s Resilience

Kenneth Cole, Ralph Lauren Corp., Brandon Maxwell, Bravo/”Project Runway” and Alibaba were the evening’s honorees.

clock September 24, 2020Lisa Lockwood

Neymar Jr.

Business Features

Puma North America’s CEO Champions E-commerce, Middle America

The athletic lifestyle company recently signed an endorsement deal with world-renowned soccer star Neymar.

clock September 24, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

LVMH chief Bernard Arnault.

Financial

Groupe Arnault Reinforces Investment in Lagardère

Arnault Lagardère and Groupe Arnault together hold 12.77 percent of Lagardère capital with 15.19 percent of voting rights.

clock September 24, 2020Mimosa Spencer

Media

Wolfgang Blau Exits Condé Nast in London

His is the latest in a string of high-profile departures from the organization, which has been consolidating its U.S. and U.K. operations.

clock September 24, 2020Samantha Conti

Patagonia, ceo, executive, sustainability, changes,

Human Resources

Patagonia Names New CEO

Patagonia has locked in new leadership to carry the company forward in its mission to “save our home planet.”

clock September 24, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

Looks from the Chanel Cruise 2021 collection

Business Features

Chanel to Make Its Debut on the Public Markets With a Green Bond

The luxury giant has raised 600 million euros via a new bond that will be listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

clock September 24, 2020Samantha Conti

augmented reality Snapchat Camera IQ

Financial

AR Marketing Platform Raises $5 Million in Series A Round

Camera IQ sees the ongoing pandemic creating a boon for AR marketing by beauty and media companies.

clock September 24, 2020Kali Hays

Birkin handbag

Legal

Former Hermès Employees Get Prison Time for Counterfeiting 

The toughest sentence was three years of prison and a 200,000 euro fine.

clock September 24, 2020Mimosa Spencer

finance

Business Features

Finances Remain Top of Mind for the American Voter

New survey data from Credit Karma finds more than 60 percent of voters believe the election will directly impact their financial futures.

clock September 24, 2020Alexandra Pastore

Gucci has opened the  application process for its North America Changemakers  initiative.

Media

Gucci Changemakers Opens Application Process for Second Round

Launched in 2019, this is the second year of the fund in which Gucci has already invested more than $2 million of a multiyear commitment.

clock September 24, 2020Lisa Lockwood

Samata Pattinson of Red Carpet Green Dress

Business Features

Red Carpet Green Dress’ Samata Pattinson Explains How Small Tweaks Can Make a Huge Difference

The ceo emphasized the importance of including marginalized communities in discussions and decision making.

clock September 24, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

Irina Shayk

Marketing and Promotion

H&M to Work With EcoTree to Support Biodiversity in France

H&M will sell paper bags for 15 euro cents and give the sum to EcoTree to finance biodiversity projects in France.

clock September 24, 2020Mimosa Spencer

Photo by: STRF/STAR MAX/IPx 2020 9/22/20 Big Business in New York Ctiy.

Retail

Neiman Marcus Group Reducing Headcount in Stores and Restaurants

NMG’s ceo has notified vendors of “significant” staff reductions.

clock September 24, 2020David Moin

Caroline Brown and Colleen Vien, Timberland

Business Features

Completing the Circle in Fashion’s New Economy

Timberland’s Colleen Vien and Closed Loop’s Caroline Brown on pushing sustainability forward.

clock September 24, 2020Evan Clark

Customer services answering your call

Technology

For Smaller Customer Service Issues, Let the Bots Handle It

Automated tools such as chatbots along with FAQs can address most issues, leaving live customer service agents available to tackle bigger problems.

clock September 24, 2020Madeleine Streets

Jennifer Betka, Indigo Ag

Business Features

Sustainable Tech Firm Talks Nature-Based Climate Solutions

Indigo Ag creatively promotes environmental sustainability through its microbiology and digital technology.

clock September 24, 2020Tracey Meyers

AR

Technology

AR Takes on More Functional Role in Consumer Experience

The technology is improving online shopping via a virtual try-on approach.

clock September 24, 2020Madeleine Streets

Mary Beth Laughton of Athleta and Patrick Woodyard of Nisolo.

Business Features

Athleta, Nisolo CEOs Outline the Upsides of Putting Sustainability First

In a world ravaged by COVID-19, transparency and customer-centricity should be core operating values for businesses — particularly fashion firms.

clock September 24, 2020David Moin

James Reinhart, Thredup

Retail

ThredUp CEO Says Sustainability Will Win Over Fast Fashion, Luxury

ThredUp’s cofounder has positioned the company as a platform for setting up retailers with the tools to participate in resale.

clock September 24, 2020David Moin

Helena Barbour of Patagonia

Business Features

Patagonia Outlines What Fashion Should Be Doing With Consumption, Carbon and Cotton

Patagonia knows there’s no panacea for sustainability, but there are certain efforts the industry can make now.

clock September 24, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

Personalized information and fashion recommendations generated by Psykhe technology.

Technology

MadaLuxe Establishes Investment Arm

The luxury distributor’s first investment is in product recommendation technology utilizing A.I. and psychology.

clock September 24, 2020David Moin

Lauren Shields, Business for Social Responsibility, Mara Hoffman, designer, and Ngozi Okaro, Custom Collaborative.

Business Features

‘Introspection’ Is Key to Equitable Partnerships

Designer Mara Hoffman and Ngozi Okaro of Custom Collaborative spoke to the value of introspection in fashion partnerships.

clock September 24, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

Jill Standish, Accenture

Technology

Now More Than Ever the Fashion Industry Needs a ‘Reset’

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it a reckoning that has resurfaced fashion’s need for a correction.

clock September 24, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

TikTok

Technology

TikTok Warns Half Its User Base at Stake Under Trump Ban, Says Fashion Strategy Won’t Change

TikTok files a temporary injunction, as acting chief Vanessa Pappas paints dire picture for the app if ban takes effect.

clock September 23, 2020Adriana Lee

Shopify

Technology

Shopify Working With Feds to Investigate Security Breach

Shopify’s cooperating with authorities on a data breach by two wayward employees, which compromised data from more than 100 retailers.

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A look from Charles de Vilmorin's capsule collection.

Fashion

Rising Designer Charles de Vilmorin Has No Time to Waste

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