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Overview

The psychology of now, best in digital, Chinese lessons, Mondo Cane, retail picks, Raf, Ronaldus, Rosen and more.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Daphne Guinness at the Purple magazine party in New York.

Parties

Behind the Lens at Spring 2012

WWD photographer Stephane Feugere captures the energy of Fashion Weeks in New York, Milan and Paris.

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Uniqlo

Fashion Features

Spring 2012: 28 Days

A few of the key news stories that broke during the spring collections season, from Fashion’s Night Out in New York through the last show in Paris.

clock November 14, 2011Dianne M. Pogoda

Gucci

Designer and Luxury

Spring 2012: Sketch to Runway

Months before the runway, original designer sketches plant the seed for each look — and sometimes it’s not such a vast leap.

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Isaac Mizrahi with Harry.

People

Designers and Their Dogs

Some count on real furry friends for moral support both at and after work.

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Chanel's undersea world.

Fashion Features

Bridget Foley’s Diary: The Power Brokers

WWD’s executive editor shares a portfolio of some of the best fashion spring 2012 has to offer.

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Valentino's entrance at DVF.

Fashion Features

Steve Eichner’s Eye: New York Fashion Week

A WWD photographer shares his unique perspective on one of the city’s busiest weeks of the year.

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Ronaldus Shamask with his daughter, Arianne.

Designer and Luxury

Q&A: Ronaldus Shamask

The designer who pioneered modernity and austerity in the Eighties made a triumphant return to New York’s fashion week.

clock November 14, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Lanvin

Fashion Features

Spring 2012: Fashion is… FABULOUS!

Here, a portfolio of what’s making fashion fabulous for spring.

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Newly affluent Chinese tourists love to travel and are armed with cash.

Retail

Chinese Lessons: The Luxury Consumer

Newly affluent Chinese tourists love to travel and are armed with cash. What makes them tick?

clock November 14, 2011Joelle Diderich and Lara Farrar

Amped-up change has supercharged the consumer and is frying retailers' brains.

Financial

Consumer Behavior: The Psychology of Now

Amped-up change has supercharged the consumer and is frying retailers’ brains.

clock November 14, 2011Evan Clark

Backstage as backdrop at Gaultier.

Fashion Features

Fashion Lab: The State of Show Me

A number of designers presented their spring collections in most unusual ways.

clock November 14, 2011Laurent Folcher and Natasha Montrose

Karl Lagerfeld

Business Features

Fixing the Economy: The Creative Spark

WWD turned to fashion’s creative side looking for out-of-the-box ideas on how to break the cycle of lingering economic woe.

clock November 14, 2011Miles Socha and Samantha Conti and Luisa Zargani and Marc Karimzadeh

Marc Jacobs

Fashion Trends

Spring 2012: Fashion is… CHARM

From Proenza Schouler to Prada, designers added charming prints and silhouettes to their collections this season.

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The fashion industry has embraced social media in all its instantaneous glory.

Media

Social Media: Nobody Does It Better

The fashion industry has embraced social media in all its instantaneous glory.

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Narciso Rodriguez RTW Spring 2012

Fashion Trends

Spring 2012: Fashion is… THE NEW CHIC

Modern twists on classic pieces dominated the runways at Chanel, Givenchy, Dries Van Noten and more.

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Alexander McQueen RTW Spring 2012

Fashion Features

Spring 2012 Favorites: Retailers State Their Case

Retailers choose their favorite collection of the season.

clock November 14, 2011Sharon Edelson and Samantha Conti and Nina Jones and Joelle Diderich

Raf Simons

Fashion Features

Q&A: Raf Simons

The designer, a disciple of modernism if ever there was one, muses on the allure of the mid-century era and its pitch-perfect play with form and function.

clock November 14, 2011Miles Socha

Comme des Garçons

Fashion Trends

Spring 2012: Fashion is… BRAVADO

Designers such as Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga and Rick Owens constantly dare to push the limits of fashion.

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Andrew Rosen

Fashion Features

Q&A: Andrew Rosen

WWD Collections spoke to Rosen about his role in the industry, what it’s like running a modern company today and where he sees the business headed.

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Giorgio Armani RTW Spring 2012

Fashion Trends

Spring 2012: Fashion is… GENTLE

A tender moment on the runway at Giorgio Armani.

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Louis Vuitton

Fashion Trends

Spring 2012: Fashion is… WHIMSY

A merry-go-round on set added a touch of whimsy to the Louis Vuitton spring show.

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Marni

Fashion Trends

Spring 2012: Fashion is… THE X-tra FACTOR

A handbag in a complementary print at Marni or just the right fedora at Christian Dior, the best designers know great fashion is all about that extra touch.

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Alexander Wang RTW Spring 2012

Fashion Trends

Spring 2012: Fashion is… MUSCULAR

Designers including Tory Burch and Victoria Beckham took a sporty turn this season.

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Oscar de la Renta RTW Spring 2012

Fashion Trends

Spring 2012: Fashion is… ROMANCE

A romantic theme came as no surprise in some spring collections, including Rodarte or Valentino.

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Roberto Cavalli RTW Spring 2012

Fashion Trends

Spring 2012: Fashion is… FOR THE BIRDS

Birds of a feather design together. The winged prints at Carolina Herrera and Kenzo were nothing short of an ornithologist’s dream.

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Bryanboy

Media

Hot Fashion Bloggers

Regular front-row fixtures Bryanboy, Susie Lau, Rumi Neely, Kelly Framel and Leandra Medine have become as relevant as the shows they blog about.

clock November 14, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Business

Kenneth Cole Rejoins ShopRunner E-comm Platform

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Social Studies