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Year in Fashion 2016

Year in Fashion: Beauty’s Buying Spree

Major movement in brand rosters — largely with the aim of appealing to Millennials — is happening at an…

Year in Fashion: Luxury Hits a Speed Bump

The high-end market experienced its roughest year in recent memory. All is not right yet, but hopeful signs…

Year in Fashion: Sports Brands Go Luxe

Score one for the athletic set, which is doing an end-run on fashion.

Year in Fashion: Ralph, Donna and Calvin See Changes

Three powerhouse American brands are in a moment of transition.

Year in Fashion: Remembering Industry Figures Who Died This Year

The following from the worlds of fashion, beauty, retail, society and media were among those who died this…

The Year in Fashion: Retail Execs Passing the Baton

The orderly transition of power is not confined to the White House. Retail and fashion revealed a host of…

Year in Fashion: Brexit and the Global Populist Movement

Great Britain was the catalyst in the growing global populist movement that has spread to Italy and could hit…

Year in Fashion: The Rise of Instant Fashion

The Instant Fashion phenomenon swept through the industry in a fundamental challenge to the business model.

Year in Fashion: The Social Media Influence Peddlers

There's big bucks — and potential for entrepreneurship — in those clicks.

Bridget Foley’s Diary: Fashion in the Shadows

Election turmoil aside, in 2016, genuine fashion took a sorry back seat to instant fashion in the proverbial…

The Year in Fashion: We Need to Talk About Kanye

Fashion — and the rest of the world — witnessed the celebrity-cum-fashion designer descend into…

WWD’s Newsmaker of the Year: The Angry American

The country, maybe the world, was reshaped in 2016 as people wracked by working-class rage made themselves…