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Prada "Multiple Views" spring 2021.

Retail

A Minimal Wave Rises Virtually in Milan

Despite the difficulties of digital buying, international retailers praised Italian brands’ focus on a warmer minimalism, sophisticated soft tailoring and long-lasting investment pieces.

clock July 20, 2020WWD Staff

Evil eye necklace by Lito.

Jewelry

Consumers Connecting to Sentimental Jewelry During the Coronavirus

Always an emotional purchase, in such uncertain times customers are finding even deeper meaning in jewels featuring symbols of protection, love and friendship.

clock April 21, 2020Thomas Waller

Giacomo Santucci.

Human Resources

Giacomo Santucci Named President of Camera Buyer Italia

The former Gucci and Prada executive will succeed Francesco Tombolini at the helm of the Italian association of buyers.

clock April 16, 2020Sandra Salibian

Balenciaga RTW Fall 2020

Designer and Luxury

Love Those Boots, Say Buyers in Paris

Combat boots are the new must-have, according to retailers who braved coronavirus anxiety to see the shows in the French capital.

clock March 5, 2020Mimosa Spencer and WWD Staff

Mistergentleman RTW Spring 2020

Ready To Wear

Tokyo Fashion Week Shows Growth Amid Subdued Atmosphere

Rakuten took over as headlining sponsor, while young designers continued to show improvement.

clock October 24, 2019Kelly Wetherille

Francesco Tombolini

Business Features

Multibrands Stay the Course, Says Head of Italian Buyers’ Association

While admitting retailers feel the pinch of online distribution, Francesco Tombolini touted their resilience, and addressed issues such as the relations with brands and the gray market.

clock September 18, 2019Luisa Zargani

Shoppe Object

Business Features

Shoppe Object Spotlights Artistic Edge in Discreet Setting

The new independent show for home and gift is held semiannually — in February and August — with its anchor location at Pier 36.

clock August 15, 2019Kaley Roshitsh

Anita Ko

Jewelry

Buyers Encouraged at Couture Vegas, Prompting Budgets to Expand

WWD speaks to retailers to see what trends they saw, new designers who stood out, and most importantly — where they are putting their money.

clock June 10, 2019Thomas Waller

Models on the catwalkDior Men show, Runway, Fall Winter 2019, Paris Fashion Week Men's, France - 18 Jan 2019

Fashion Features

Buyers Laud Paris’ New Elegance

It was out with the hoodies, in with the animal prints: men’s fashion veers into more polished territory.

clock January 22, 2019WWD Staff

Human Resources

Francesco Tombolini Named President of Italian Buyers Chamber

This is the first time a manager is called to cover the role instead of a member of the association.

clock November 16, 2018Sandra Salibian

Balenciaga RTW Spring 2019

Retail

All Hail Futurism: Retailers Laud the Paris Look

The Balenciaga set captured imaginations; key trends included amped-up power shoulders, cyclist shorts and a profusion of tie-dye.

clock October 4, 2018WWD Staff

Markets

Berlin Fairs Prove Stable Focal Point for Local Market

The eight trade fairs during Berlin Fashion Week establish as focal points for the D-A-CH market with distinctive proposals.

clock July 9, 2018Quynh Tran

Retail

Buyers Tout Bold Yet Commercial Pieces Among Emerging Talent

Buyers favored the bold use of prints and patterns that emerged as a running theme among young London labels.

clock June 12, 2018Fiona Ma

A screen shot of the Ordre platform

Technology

Ordre Showroom Deploys VR for Buyers Unable to Attend Fashion Shows

Users of the technology will secure a front-row seat as part of the initiative.

clock March 16, 2018Elizabeth Doupnik

A view of the Satellite booth at Premiere Classe

Jewelry

Première Classe Puts Industrial, Tribal Jewelry on Show

The accessories salon in Paris saw a dip in visitor attendance.

clock October 14, 2015Katya Foreman

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Talitha Getty by Jeanloup Sieff for Vogue Paris, February 1970.

Fashion

Saint Laurent Acquires Major Private Collection of Vintage YSL Clothes

clock 10hJoelle Diderich

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