Beauty

Beauty Forced to Confront Racism

clock June 5, 2020Alexa Tietjen and Allison Collins and Ellen Thomas

Fashion

Voices of Fashion's Black Creatives on the Work to Be Done

clock June 5, 2020Andrew Shang and Victor Vaughns Jr. and Thomas Waller and Luis Campuzano and Emily Mercer and Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion

Bottega Veneta Taps Designer Matthieu Blazy

clock June 5, 2020Miles Socha

Gucci

Retail stores preparing for the protests.

Legal

Retailers Facing Store Damage May Look to Insurance

High-profile retailers may turn to damage insurance amid national protests against police brutality and the police killing of George Floyd.

clock June 1, 2020Sindhu Sundar

Off-White RTW Fall 2020

Designer and Luxury

EXCLUSIVE: Off-White Licensee New Guards Group Sets New Delivery Calendar

The brand will skip a show in September and launch its spring 2021 collection in stores in February.

clock June 1, 2020Luisa Zargani

Protesters near Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California.

Business Features

Riots, Looting Amid Protests Upend National Return to Normalcy

As brands and retailers across the U.S. started to reopen after the coronavirus lockdown, chaotic protesting has forced closures and led to a great deal of damage.

clock May 31, 2020Kali Hays and Rosemary Feitelberg

Looting Los Angeles

Fashion Scoops

Looting of Retail Takes Over L.A.’s George Floyd Protests

Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs and Gucci were all early targets of looters, but many more were hit during a night of protesting and unrest.

clock May 30, 2020Kali Hays

Protesters in L.A. on Saturday afternoon heading west toward Beverly Hills.

Fashion Scoops

L.A. Protests Cause Rodeo Drive, Luxury Retail to Shut Down

Fearful of riots and looting, many stores are preemptively closing just days after beginning to reopen in LA.

clock May 30, 2020Kali Hays

Most Followed Fashion and Beauty Brands on TikTok

Fashion Scoops

The Top 10 Most Followed Fashion and Beauty Brands on TikTok

Many fashion and beauty brands have been early adopters of the Gen Z-favorite social media platform.

clock May 28, 2020Layla Ilchi

Backstage Gucci RTW Fall 2020

Financial

Gucci Supports Its Supply Chain Facilitating Loans

The luxury brand has teamed up with bank institute Intesa Sanpaolo to guarantee quick access to loans for its suppliers.

clock May 28, 2020Alessandra Turra

Gucci Women's RTW Fall 2020

Designer and Luxury

Gucci Changes in Sync With the Zeitgeist

Observers believe shaking the industry’s unwritten rules was long overdue and that the pandemic has accelerated the process.

clock May 27, 2020Luisa Zargani

Alessandro Michele

Designer and Luxury

Gucci to Streamline to Two Shows, Rename Collections

Alessandro Michele said the brand will not be ready to show in September, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

clock May 25, 2020Luisa Zargani

Backstage Gucci RTW Fall 2020

Designer and Luxury

Gucci to Go Seasonless, Hints at New Ways to Show

“I will abandon the worn-out ritual of seasonalities and shows to regain a new cadence, closer to my expressive call,” writes Alessandro Michele on Gucci’s Instagram. “We will meet just twice a year.”

clock May 24, 2020Luisa Zargani

Kering

Designer and Luxury

Gucci’s Chime for Change, Kering Foundation Launch #StandWithWomen

The campaign aims to expand funding of nonprofit organizations addressing the increase of gender-based violence during the coronavirus pandemic.

clock May 20, 2020Luisa Zargani

The center fountain at Bal Harbour Shops.

Retail

Bal Harbour Shops to Open Monday in Bal Harbour, Fla.

The open-air shopping center will provide retail to-go curbside pick-up for all retail purchases, and provide curbside restaurant take-out.

clock May 16, 2020Lisa Lockwood

Adut Akech on the catwalkValentino show, Runway, Fall Winter 2020, Paris Fashion Week, France - 01 Mar 2020

Human Resources

Valentino Appoints Jacopo Venturini as CEO

Effective June 1, Venturini will succeed Stefano Sassi, confirming a WWD report in December.

clock May 12, 2020Luisa Zargani

Long queue outside Chanel store in Hangzhou on Sunday rumors of significant price increases taking effect on Monday began to spread on social media.

Marketing and Promotion

Luxury Brands Brace for Price Hikes, Entry-Level Items in China Rebound

Chanel ramps up handbags price by a quarter, Vuitton increased price in March and May, while entry-price products take center stage online.

clock May 11, 2020Tianwei Zhang

Gucci

Designer and Luxury

Gucci-Supported Exhibit Unveiled in Seoul

“No Space Just a Place — Eterotopia” at the city’s Daelim Museum will be accessible through a virtual tour. 

clock May 8, 2020Luisa Zargani

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Beauty Companies Donate to Black Lives Matter

clock June 5, 2020Alexa Tietjen

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