The Best of Fall 2014

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Tiffany & Co., long an anchor of luxury along Fifth Avenue, now shares the storied thoroughfare with mass retailers like H&M.

Designer and Luxury

NYC’s Fifth Avenue Element

Is a mix of high-end, mid-market and mass good for one of the world’s premier shopping streets?

clock April 14, 2014David Moin

Flying High: A drone follows Cara Delevingne at Fendi.

Fashion Scoops

Flying High at Fendi

A drone follows Cara Delevingne at Fendi.

clock April 14, 2014Luisa Zargani

Designer Inspirations NYFW Fall 2014 Narciso Rodriguez

Fashion Features

Fall 2014: Inspiration to Execution

Here, three of fall’s more interesting designer journeys.

clock April 14, 2014Marc Karimzadeh and Alessandra Turra

JW Anderson RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Features

No Sex Please, We’re British

London designers veered away from flashing the flesh this season, with covered-up creations dominating the city’s runways.

clock April 14, 2014Nina Jones

Diane von Furstenberg

Designer and Luxury

Donna Karan and Diane von Furstenberg: The 30/40 Club

Marking two special anniversaries in New York.

clock April 14, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Marie-Amélie Sauvé, Florent Buonomano and Nicolas Ghesquière at work on Ghesquière's inaugural Vuitton collection.

Designer and Luxury

The Nicolas Ghesquière Effect

In the season’s most anticipated show, Nicolas Ghesquière puts his own imprimatur on Louis Vuitton.

clock April 14, 2014Miles Socha and Jessica Iredale

Adèle Exarchopoulos, Lupita Nyong’o and Léa Seydoux get snappy.


Fall 2014: Me, My Selfie and I

Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscars selfie might have been the most retweeted picture ever, but there was no shortage of Instagramers during the season.

clock April 14, 2014Laure Guilbault


Instagram’s Big Gainers

Among designer brands that showed during fashion season, these are the top earners of new followers on Instagram for the months of February and March.

clock April 14, 2014Rachel Strugatz

Delphine Arnault

Designer and Luxury

Delphine Arnault Rising

Delphine Arnault, a scion of LVMH, discusses her roles as talent nurturer, executive and daughter of one of the most powerful men in fashion.

clock April 14, 2014Miles Socha

Comme des Garçons RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Trends

Fall 2014 Trend: Dream Sequence

Exquisite strangeness permeated some of fall’s most alluring collections, running variously raw, weird and romantic.

clock April 14, 2014Mayte Allende

Portrait of Jeanne Lanvin by Edouard Vuillard.


Jeanne Lanvin: Portrait of a Lady

The French house is granting rare insight into the private life and character of its founder, a woman ahead of her time.

clock April 14, 2014Paulina Szmydke

The exterior of Zaha Hadid’s Clydeside.

Designer and Luxury

Modern Times: Designers Weigh in

‘Modern’ is a mercurial adjective, considered imperative to thrive yet difficult to define. Fashion observers weigh in on what it means today.

clock April 14, 2014Miles Socha and Samantha Conti and Jennifer Weil and Paulina Szmydke

Norman Norell

Fashion Features

Words and Meaning: Quotes on Modernism

What is modern? It’s clearly in the eye of the beholder, and geared toward its time. Here, some reflections on that idea.

clock April 14, 2014Lorna Koski

Dries Van Noten discovered Thierry De Cordier's Mer Montée at the Xavier Hufkens gallery in Brussels.

Fashion Features

A Dark and Stormy Dries Van Noten

One of the most captivating paintings at the Dries Van Noten “Inspirations” exhibition in Paris is a 2011 seascape by Belgian artist Thierry De Cordier.

clock April 14, 2014Miles Socha

Pringle of Scotland RTW Fall 2014

Designer and Luxury

3-D: No Glasses Required

Massimo Nicosia’s collection for Pringle of Scotland offered a titillating glimpse of the future.

clock April 14, 2014Samantha Conti

At Miu Miu with Adèle Exarchopoulos, Léa Seydoux, Margot Robbie, Lupita Nyong’o, Elizabeth Olsen and Bella Heathcote.


Fall 2014: Front Row Flash

Celebrities labored through snow and slush, or were chauffeured around through the elements more likely to take their rightful place front and center.

clock April 14, 2014Erik Maza


Fashion Features

Please Join Us: Fashion Week Invitations

Sometimes just getting invited is half the fun. Here, a few of the more innovative show invitations.

clock April 14, 2014WWD Staff

John Targon and Scott Studenberg

Fashion Features

Getting To Know You: Four Designers with Buzz

Four cities, four brands with buzz.

clock April 14, 2014Nina Jones and Marc Karimzadeh and Alessandra Turra and Paulina Szmydke

Altuzarra RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Trends

Fall 2014 Trend: Color Field

Dusty blue. Sunshine yellow. A riot of reds. They’re all shades of chic for fall.

clock April 14, 2014WWD Staff

Balmain RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Features

Retailers State Their Case on Fall 2014

A global gallery of retailers choose their favorite single collection of the season. Top vote-getters Dries Van Noten and Chanel got three nods apiece.

clock April 14, 2014Sharon Edelson

Did you know that Michelle Harper's (seen here at the New York shows) sister-in-law's name is Tata Harper? True story.

Fashion Scoops

Fall 2014’s ‘Explain This’ Moments

From the blur, here are a few encounters that left an impression on our editors, for better or worse.

clock April 14, 2014WWD Staff

Renzo Rosso

Fashion Features

Renzo Rosso’s World

Life-changing moments pepper the universe of OTB’s Renzo Rosso.

clock April 14, 2014Luisa Zargani

Balmain RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Features

Fall 2014’s Orange Memo

Lots of designers got the message this season.

clock April 14, 2014Jessica Iredale

Accessories Collections RTW Fall 2014 Saint Laurent

Accessory Trends

Fall 2014 Accessories

Shoes ranged from dangerous to downright comfy, and while bag mania and ample jewelry roared on, hats and gloves made for surprising extras.

clock April 14, 2014Roxanne Robinson

The spectacular Dries Van Noten exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs celebrates the designer’s inspirations, including Damien Hirst and Elsa Schiaparelli.

Fashion Features

Bridget Foley’s Diary: The Butterfly Effect

Reining in an out-of-control fashion system might help renew what is so special about the runway.

clock April 14, 2014Bridget Foley

Fabric used in the Marco De Vincenzo fall '14 collection.


On the Surface

Fabrics can be the key to differentiating luxury from the rest of the pack.

clock April 14, 2014WWD Staff

Grace Coddington popularized slip-on sneakers in Paris.


The Rise of the Slip-on Sneaker

Ballerina flats have pirouetted out of the picture—at least where the front row is concerned.

clock April 14, 2014Miles Socha

Jessica Lange in the Marc Jacobs Beauty campaign.


Sixties in Swing: Is 60 the New 20?

Sixtysomething models have been seducing designers, brands and creatives and starring in ad campaigns and magazine shoots.

clock April 14, 2014Samantha Conti

"Crash" by The Primitives (Hunter Original)


Top Ten Tracks from the Fall Shows

What do Barry White, Star Wars, Metallica and Luciano Pavarotti have in common? All were part of the mix of live performances and soundtracks from fall 2014.

clock April 14, 2014Tara Bonet-Black and Cynthia Martens and Stephanie Hirschmiller

Ralph Lauren on the fall runway.

Fashion Features

Q&A: Ralph Lauren Now

In a talk with WWD, the designer discussed his increased focus on luxury, global challenges in a volatile world and (a little bit) the matter of succession.

clock April 14, 2014Bridget Foley


Love Stories: Investors in the Luxury Arena

Investors are falling for shares of luxe companies with a simple story to tell.

clock April 14, 2014Evan Clark and Nina Jones

Mint Designs RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Features

And Then Came Tokyo Fashion Week

Japanese designers are ready to extend the global trek.

clock April 14, 2014Sarah Taylor

OVERSIZE TAILORING: Jonathan Saunders RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Trends

Fall 2014 Collections: The Trends

Seven key directions of the season, from oversize tailoring and plaids to shine.

clock April 14, 2014WWD Staff

Manuela Frey

Fashion Features

Model Runway Rivalry: Manuela Frey and Nastya Sten

Manuela Frey and Nastya Sten share top-model honors and talk backstage essentials, celeb sightings and friendly competition.

clock April 14, 2014Lauren McCarthy

"A lesson on how to tie a bow with Rick Owens. The result will certainly be something that's pure and elegant. Both model and master seem to enjoy this moment, just a couple of days before the show."


Just One Shot: Fall 2014 Collections

Each season, WWD photographers snap thousands of images. Here, each picks a favorite from fall.

clock April 14, 2014WWD Staff


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clock 8hJennifer Weil

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