The New Modern

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Overview

It wreaks havoc with expectations. Ruffles turn bold; sheer goes sporty. And nothing updates the venerablelike a dose of irreverence.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Rei Kawakubo

Fashion Features

Rei Kawakubo: Exclusive Q&A

In a rare interview, the Comme des Garçons designer reflects on the moment and on an extraordinary fashion career.

clock November 19, 2012Miles Socha

Backstage at Versace RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Features

The Sex Factor: Fashion in the Mood

Questioning the ongoing appeal of the genre is as pointless as questioning what the average man finds attractive about Kate Upton.

clock November 19, 2012Jessica Iredale

Marissa Webb

Designer and Luxury

Fashion’s New Fab Five

The 411 on the next crop of It designers.

clock November 19, 2012WWD Staff

Michelle Lee at the Chloé casting.

Fashion Features

Michelle Lee, Model Maker

Industry eye discusses the art of choosing models for the runway.

clock November 19, 2012Taylor Harris

DELPHINE ACHARD: "Karlie at the sexiest Lanvin show I’ve ever seen, a collec- tion that reminds me of Helmut Newton pics....Skin, black and gold is a strong combination for the sexiest Lanvin show and the best accessories ever."

Fashion Features

Just One Shot: Spring 2013 Collections

WWD photographers pick their favorite snap of the season.

clock November 19, 2012WWD Staff

Marc Jacobs RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Features

Bridget Foley’s Diary: Fashion as Spectator Sport

Much of fashion’s appeal as mass entertainment centers on the collections—once on the radar of almost no one other than participating insiders.

clock November 19, 2012Bridget Foley

Dries Van Noten RTW Spring 2013

Designer and Luxury

Retailers State Their Case

Retailers answer the question: Which single collection was your favorite of the season and why?

clock November 19, 2012Sharon Edelson

Beth Ditto performed live and was projected on the runway backdrop at Versus.

Fashion Features

Band on The Runway

The spring runways rocked with a mix of live performances and booming soundtracks from the new to the nostalgic.

clock November 19, 2012Tara Bonet-Black and Alessandra Turra and Lorelei Marfil and Julia Neel and David Bazner

Fashion Features

Strange but True: Spring’s Most Bizarre Moments

The spring shows were marked by a significant flare-up of bizarre moments.

clock November 19, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Hedi Slimane

Fashion Features

Paris Match: Hedi vs. Raf

The face-off between the two men’s wear mavericks on fashion’s biggest stage was undoubtedly the juiciest story of the season.

clock November 19, 2012Miles Socha

An illustration of mobile devices and logos.

Media

Deciphering the Devices

Smartphones, iPads, tablets—what works for luxury?

clock November 19, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Financial

Top 10 Emerging Markets

Ranking the next big markets for retail growth.

clock November 19, 2012Evan Clark

Financial

Luxury: The Long View

Luxury brands might be feeling the impact of a slowdown in consumption worldwide, but the bigger picture is rosy.

clock November 19, 2012Samantha Conti and Julia Neel

An Illustration of Italy as a clothing hanger.

Financial

Italy in Transition

In an unforgiving economic climate, Italian companies explore options in financing to ensure growth and continuity.

clock November 19, 2012Luisa Zargani

Dior RTW Spring 2013

Designer and Luxury

The New Modern: Spring 2013 Trends

It wreaks havoc with expectations. Ruffles turn bold; sheer goes sporty. And nothing updates the venerable like a dose of irreverence.

clock November 19, 2012Antonia Sardone

Sorbet: Bally RTW Spring 2013

Accessory Trends

Accessories: The Trends

Sorbet colors give spring its flavor.

clock November 19, 2012Roxanne Robinson

Pat McGrath | STELLA MCCARTNEY

Beauty Features

Runway Beauty Trend: Fade to Blue

From a hint of teal to all-over aqua, hues of blue ruled runway makeup from start to finish this season.

clock November 19, 2012WWD Staff

Phillip Treacy in his studio.

Hats, Gloves and More

Philip Treacy: Head Master

The designer hits the runway at London Fashion Week.

clock November 19, 2012Julia Neel

Business Features

The Corporate Culture of Eileen Fisher

“We really care about people having integrated lives, with work and personal,” said Susan Schor, chief culture officer.

clock November 18, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Business

NBC White House Crew Talk Highs and Lows of Covering Trump

clock 4hKali Hays

Social Studies