Fashion’s Big Ideas

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Overview

At its most compelling, fashion dares.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Martha Stewart

Business Features

28 Days of Fall 2012 Collections

Here, a spotcheck of stories that broke during the period and how they’re playing out.

clock April 16, 2012Dianne M. Pogoda and Vicki M. Young

“It” girls Hanneli Mustaparta, Tamu McPherson and Candice Lake after DKNY.

Parties

Eichner’s Eye at New York Fashion Week

WWD photographer Steve Eichner sees it, snaps it, says it at New York Fashion week.

clock April 16, 2012WWD Staff

Comme des Garçons RTW Fall 2012

Designer and Luxury

Retailers Name Top Fall 2012 Collections

They pick their single favorite collection of the season.

clock April 16, 2012Taylor Harris and Nina Jones and Joelle Diderich

Tilda Swinton and Alber Elbaz at the Lanvin after party.

Parties

Camera Man: Paris Playground

Stéphane Feugère snaps the best from Paris Fashion Week.

clock April 16, 2012WWD Staff

Lindsay Lohan at amfAR.

Parties

New York Minutes: In the Flash

Photographer Miles Ladin covers the scene at New York Fashion Week.

clock April 16, 2012WWD Staff

Alber Elbaz at the mic, with Kim Hastreiter.

Fashion Features

Alber Elbaz’s Expression of Freedom

Marking his 10th anniversary at Lanvin, the designer took his audience on a spirited romp—in both design and song.

clock April 16, 2012Joelle Diderich

Hedi Slimane

Designer and Luxury

A Hedi View for Yves Saint Laurent

Shaking things up—again—at a storied house.

clock April 16, 2012Joelle Diderich and Miles Socha

Front-row girls making the London scene: Leigh Lezark, Azealia Banks, Olivia Palermo, Alexa Chung, Pixie Geldof and Poppy Delevingne at Unique.

Fashion Features

A Little Respect, Please

A reenergized London is getting its due.

clock April 16, 2012Samantha Conti

Here’s how the market capitalization math adds up in fashion, give or take $100 million. (*Market capitalization given in U.S. dollars, according to Google Finance, March 30, 2012.)

Financial

Taking the IPO Plunge

The big-money lure of going public.

clock April 16, 2012Evan Clark

Financial

The L Word: L Capital’s Strategy

LVMH’s investment arm quietly keeps busy.

clock April 16, 2012Alex Wynne

An image from the Giorgio Armani/Luca Guadagnino film One Plus One for spring '12.

Fashion Features

Cinema Italiano

Designers all over are going big for film and multimedia presentations, but the Italians might be the most enthusiastic.

clock April 16, 2012WWD Staff

Stefano Pilati

Fashion Features

The Big Brand Era

What happens when houses square off against designers?

clock April 16, 2012Miles Socha

Ronald W. Burkle

Human Resources

Who is Ron Burkle and Why Does He Love Fashion?

A very private mogul has growing interests in the world of style.

clock April 16, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Pinterest

Media

Digital Do, Digital Don’t

Social commerce is digital’s most buzzed-about term right now and still in its infancy.

clock April 16, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Manolo Blahnik

Footwear

Manolo Blahnik vs. Christian Louboutin: Shoe Smackdown

Manolo Blahnik and Christian Louboutin were the reigning champs of runway shoe collaborations.

clock April 16, 2012Sarah Taylor

The Grand Scheme: Alexander McQueen

Designer and Luxury

Fall 2012’s Big Ideas

At its most compelling, fashion dares.

clock April 16, 2012Antonia Sardone and Bridget Foley

Uma Wang

Fashion Features

A New Designer Named Wang

Uma Wang works the West.

clock April 16, 2012Jessica Iredale

Creatures of the Wind Fall '12 presentation.

Fashion Features

Bridget Foley’s Diary: The Times They Are A-Changing

In a volatile season, the news came from all directions.

clock April 16, 2012WWD Staff

Julia Nobis backstage at Missoni.

Fashion Features

Julia Nobis: The Face of Fall

Catching up with the most in-demand model of the season.

clock April 16, 2012Taylor Harris

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Business

NBC White House Crew Talk Highs and Lows of Covering Trump

clock 5hKali Hays

Social Studies