Spring 2014 Collections: Fashion Intensity

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Overview

It was a complex season of provocative beauty, audacity, emotion and rebellion. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Features

Suffering for Fashion: Show Mishaps

Fashion might be a spectator sport, but that doesn’t mean the sidelines are free of bumps and bruises.

clock November 11, 2013Lauren McCarthy

Jean Patou with models, 1924.

Designer and Luxury

Jean Patou’s Revival Meeting

The house of Patou is planning to relaunch a ready-to-wear collection.

clock November 11, 2013Miles Socha and Jennifer Weil

Tsumari Chisato RTW Spring 2014 Invite.

Fashion Features

You’re Invited: Fashion Week Save-The-Dates

Designers telegraph messages well before the first looks hit the runways, with quirky save-the-dates in the form of original art, novelty toys and more.

clock November 11, 2013Lauren McCarthy

Hannah Bronfman

Other

Fashion’s DJs: They’ve Got The Beat

Spinning records—or playing digital downloads off a laptop—at fashion parties isn’t only trendy, it’s become highly lucrative.

clock November 11, 2013David Lipke

Gloria Gaynor performs at Moschino RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Features

Gracious Gloria Gaynor

The artist performed at Moschino’s 30th anniversary show and after party.

clock November 11, 2013Luisa Zargani

Nicholas Ghesquière

Business Features

Right Place, Right Time: Nicolas Ghesquière

The designer lands one of the most coveted jobs in fashion.

clock November 11, 2013Miles Socha

Francisco Costa

Designer and Luxury

Francisco Costa’s Decade at Calvin Klein

Ten years later, Costa is in full creative ownership of the label.

clock November 11, 2013Bridget Foley

It's time to start defining the digital world.

Marketing and Promotion

In Search of the Grand Unified Theory

Freedom of information—it’s not just an act.

clock November 11, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Chanel RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Features

State Your Case: Retailers Weigh In

WWD asks retailers which single collection of the season they liked best, and why.

clock November 11, 2013Sharon Edelson

Rick Owens RTW Spring 2014.

Designer and Luxury

Rick Owens: Breaking the Rules

The designer talks about his motivations and stepping outside the lines.

clock November 11, 2013Miles Socha

Marco de Vincenzo

Designer and Luxury

In the Limelight: Marco de Vincenzo

The young Sicilian designer has caught the eye of LVMH.

clock November 11, 2013Alessandra Turra

Jonathan Anderson portrait

Designer and Luxury

In The Limelight: J.W. Anderson

In J.W. Anderson’s case, any number of wrongs apparently do make a right.

clock November 11, 2013Samantha Conti and Julia Neel

"The choice was easy....Prada shows are always avant-garde, but this time Miuccia unveiled not only clothes but real works of art." - Davide Maestri

Fashion Features

Just One Shot: Spring 2014 Collections

WWD photographers choose their single favorite snap of the season.

clock November 11, 2013WWD Staff

Gina Gershon and Lake Bell at Marchesa RTW Spring 2014.

Parties

Eichner’s Eye: New York Fashion Week Spring 2014

WWD nightlife photographer Steve Eichner sees it all through his viewfinder during fashion week.

clock November 11, 2013WWD Staff

Mergers and Acquisitions

The M&A Dealwatcher

Here are some of the key themes on the industry’s radar.

clock November 11, 2013Evan Clark

Thailand, Australia and Indonesia are among the fastest growing emerging luxury markets.

Designer and Luxury

BRICs and More

Brazil, Russia, India and China aren’t the only emerging markets with an appetite for luxury.

clock November 11, 2013Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

Angry Tweets: Zingers from the Fashion Set

From petty gripes—“What is she wearing?”—to more serious concerns, Twitter proved to be an easy outlet during fashion show season.

clock November 11, 2013Kristi Garced

Femen activists invade the runway at Nina Ricci

Fashion Features

Breast Behavior at Nina Ricci

Fashion show attendees got an eyeful this season when two topless Femen protestors briefly interrupted the Nina Ricci show in Paris.

clock November 11, 2013Joelle Diderich

Joseph Altuzarra

Designer and Luxury

The Interviews: Joseph Altuzarra, Continental American

Both Paris and New York influence the adult allure of his collection, which this season found a big suitor in Kering.

clock November 11, 2013Jessica Iredale

Richard Baker

Human Resources

Meet Mr. Big: Richard Baker

Baker has a full plate, between buying Saks and expanding Lord & Taylor — and that’s just how he likes it.

clock November 11, 2013David Moin

Marni

Beauty Features

Spring 2014 Collections: Artists in Residence

Three experts in makeup, hair and nails talk about creating the beauty looks of the season.

clock November 11, 2013Molly Prior and Julie Naughton and Belisa Silva

Michael Kors

Fashion Features

Spring 2014 Accessories: On Solid Ground

The season’s strongest accessories offered exaggeration, eccentricity, whimsy and some clever practicality, too.

clock November 11, 2013Roxanne Robinson

Dior RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Features

Spring 2014 Collections: Fashion Intensity

It was a complex season of provocative beauty, audacity, emotion and rebellion.

clock November 11, 2013Mayte Allende

Nicholas Kirkwood portrait

Designer and Luxury

In the Limelight: Nicholas Kirkwood

Nicholas Kirkwood has come a long way from the converted disabled bathroom that he used as a studio when he was creating his first collection.

clock November 11, 2013Julia Neel

Marc Jacobs takes a bow after Louis Vuitton RTW Spring 2014.

Designer and Luxury

The Interviews: Marc Jacobs, The Newsmaker

The designer talks his new contract with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.

clock November 11, 2013Bridget Foley

Céline RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Features

Opposing Forces: Minimalism and Maximalism

Fashion is a world of extremes, this season with two of the dominant moods coming from opposites ends of the spectrum.

clock November 11, 2013Jessica Iredale

Radiohead's Collin Greenwood played solo bass riffs at Dries Van Noten.

Fashion Features

Musically Inclined: Sounds From the Runways

Wide-ranging soundtracks and live performances blanketed the runways across all four fashion cities.

clock November 11, 2013Tara Bonet-Black and Joelle Diderich and Cynthia Martens and Stephanie Hirschmiller

The Givenchy RTW Spring 2014 runway ambiance.

Fashion Features

All In Place: Spectacular Venues

This season, the runway venues made (almost) as much news as the clothes.

clock November 11, 2013WWD Staff

GABRIEL SPECTER, "Colorful Women"

Fashion Features

Bridget Foley’s Diary: Take a Look

Sifting through all the seasonal mayhem and clutter, one finds genuine and beautiful fashion.

clock November 11, 2013Bridget Foley

Rag & Bone's google hangout with blogger Leandra Medine, The Man Repeller.

Media

Electronic News: Developments in Digital

Google said in September that it would team with the Council of Fashion Designers of America on a program that lets users purchase from a Google+ Hangouts app.

clock November 11, 2013Rachel Strugatz

GRAPHIC: Ralph Lauren RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Trends

Spring 2014 Collections: The Trends

Trends from the recent runways.

clock November 11, 2013Mayte Allende

Stefano Pilati's first collection for Agnona Collezione Zero.

Designer and Luxury

The Pilati Method: Stefano Pilati Makes Agnona Debut

The designer swiftly advanced the venerable brand into a seasonless collection that could be purchased on the spot during Milan Fashion Week.

clock November 11, 2013Luisa Zargani

Marine Deleeuw backstage at Jason Wu RTW Spring 2014.

Fashion Features

Marine Deleeuw, Catwalk Queen

Razor-sharp cheekbones, killer brows and a dash of je ne sais quoi—the 19-year-old model has it all.

clock November 11, 2013Lauren McCarthy

Business Features

The Industry by the Numbers

All around the world in stats.

clock November 11, 2013WWD Staff

Mergers and Acquisitions

The Long View on Luxury Spending

The category might be subject to the occasional quarterly blip, but it’s here to stay.

clock November 11, 2013Luisa Zargani

Junya Watanabe RTW Spring 2014

Textiles

Spring 2014 Collections: Heavy Handed

Fur. Suede. Double-faced wool. They’re generally suited to winter months—unless, that is, you’ve seen the most recent spring collections.

clock November 11, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Tod's RTW Spring 2014

Designer and Luxury

Tod’s Runway Debut

Diego Della Valle began a new era at his flagship brand, with Alessandra Facchinetti at the creative helm.

clock November 11, 2013Luisa Zargani

Essentialist

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Love Beauty and Planet

Business

Unilever Beauty Sales Climb 3.1% in Q1

clock 17hSamantha Conti

Social Studies