The Best of Spring

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Artful strokes. The New Calm. Hottest Trends. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Netherlands native Maartje Verhoef walked a staggering 66 shows to earn spring’s top-model crown.

Fashion Features

Most Popular Model of the Season: Maartje Verhoef

Netherlands native Maartje Verhoef walked a staggering 66 shows to earn spring’s top-model crown.

clock November 17, 2014Kristi Garced

"In almost complete darkness, just with a black light, you do not see much... When you see it on your monitor, it’s much better than what your eyes saw and much more aesthetically pleasing than the pictures taken of the regular catwalk show.”

Fashion Features

Just One Shot: Spring 2015

From thousands of snaps during the season, WWD photographers each pick their favorite single frame.

clock November 17, 2014WWD Staff

In two runway seasons, Jeremy Scott has made Moschino his Dreamhouse. Love it or hate it, chances are you don’t just ‘like’ Scott’s Pop antics. But he doesn’t care what fashion thinks— he’s having too much fun.

Designer and Luxury

King of Pop: Jeremy Scott

In two runway seasons, Scott has made Moschino his Dreamhouse. But he doesn’t care what fashion thinks—he’s having too much fun.

clock November 17, 2014Jessica Iredale

Irene Kim

Fashion Features

Hurricane Irene Explains How to be an ‘It’ Girl

Each move is calculated, planned in advance every day, down to which accessories and three outfit changes she’ll have at every location.

clock November 17, 2014David Yi

Designer and Luxury

Italy’s Fashion-Obsessed Tax Authorities

Italy’s tax police have, over the years, cast an accusatory net over high-profile personalities that make headlines.

clock November 17, 2014Luisa Zargani

Prabal Gurung

Business Features

It’s Only Money: Financing an Independent Fashion Brand

The experience and know-how of a strategic partner can be as important as the checkbook to a young brand.

clock November 17, 2014Vicki M. Young and Miles Socha

Chanel RTW Spring 2015

Designer and Luxury

State Your Case: Retailers Look Back on Spring 2015

Retailers from around the world defend their favorite collection of the season.

clock November 17, 2014Sharon Edelson

Etro RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Trends

Spring 2015 Trend: 70’s Rewind

It’s that Seventies thing—again.

clock November 17, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Argyle chair, 1903-1905, by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, from the Arts and Crafts movement, which influenced many collections this spring.

Designer and Luxury

Of Art, Crafts and Clothes

A modern take on the Arts and Crafts movement of a century ago flavored the season.

clock November 17, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Chanel’s “Paris Boulevard” set.

Designer and Luxury

Chanel’s Spring 2015 Set

The world was created in seven days—the world of Chanel, that is.

clock November 17, 2014Laure Guilbault and Joelle Diderich

Opening Ceremony staged its show as a one-act play at the Met. Among the actors, Elle Fanning.

Designer and Luxury

Runway at the Met: Opening Ceremony’s One Act Play

100% Lost Cotton, cowritten by Jonze and Jonah Hill, was staged at the Met on Sept. 7, three days before opera season began.

clock November 17, 2014Jessica Iredale

Through the magic of digital imaging, Ralph Lauren appears to do a soft-shoe on a Central Park lake.

Designer and Luxury

Walking on Water at Ralph Lauren

Digital holograph technology had Ralph Lauren doing a soft-shoe on a Central Park lake.

clock November 17, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Prada's purple sand dunes.

Designer and Luxury

Purple Mountain at Prada and Armani

In their September shows, Giorgio Armani and Miuccia Prada each embraced a very summery inspiration with their own, distinctive points of view—and lots of sand.

clock November 17, 2014Alessandra Turra

Confetti rained on Jean Paul Gaultier’s final ready-to-wear runway.

Ready To Wear

Jean Paul Gaultier: Getting Off the Treadmill

Jean Paul Gaultier is stepping back from ready-to-wear to focus on couture and perfumes. Is he on to something?

clock November 17, 2014Joelle Diderich and Miles Socha

Salvatore Ferragamo

Footwear

The Bag and Shoe of Spring 2015

For spring, buyers are feeling groovy for the Seventies and plan to stock shelves with accessories straight out of the Age of Aquarius.

clock November 17, 2014Lauren McCarthy

LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize winner Thomas Tait keeps things a little off-balance—and that’s just what’s making his star rise.

Fashion Features

Thomas Tait Talks LVMH Young Fashion Designer Award

Thomas Tait keeps things a bit off-balance—and that’s just what’s making his star rise.

clock November 17, 2014Samantha Conti

Miuccia Prada

Business Features

Her Story: The Female Role in Fashion

Designers discuss how their creations have reflected the struggles of women throughout history.

clock November 17, 2014Miles Socha

Fashion Features

Do Female Designers Approach Fashion Design Differently?

Miuccia Prada, Donna Karan, Mary Katrantzou and Stella McCartney weigh in on the subject.

clock November 17, 2014WWD Staff

Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri

Fashion Features

The Renovators: Valentino’s Maria Grazia Chiuri, Pierpaolo Piccioli

The designers behind the brand forge their own way.

clock November 17, 2014Jessica Iredale

Prabal Gurung

Fashion Features

Spring Fabrics: Applied Imagination

Designers cut, appliquéd and printed fabrics to create intricate motifs that seemed to come alive as they reacted to light and the movement of the body.

clock November 17, 2014WWD Staff

Brunello Cucinelli runs a $425 million business based on “humanistic capitalism”—and that’s not a contradiction in terms.

Designer and Luxury

Brunello Cucinelli: The Philosopher

Cucinelli runs a $425 million business based on “humanistic capitalism”—and that’s not a contradiction in terms.

clock November 17, 2014Luisa Zargani

Chanel’s chic and fanciful protest.

Designer and Luxury

Bridget Foley’s Diary: Fashion Packed

The ladies protested—or did they?

clock November 17, 2014WWD Staff

Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad.

Media

The Business of Blogging

It’s a leap not every writer with an opinion and a laptop can make, but when a blog turns into big business, the payoff can be huge.

clock November 17, 2014Rachel Strugatz

Undercover

Fashion Trends

Spring 2015 Trend: Artful Strokes

Tutus, lush florals, bohemian flou. Some looks were inspiration-only. Others will transition beautifully from runway to retail and beyond.

clock November 17, 2014Mayte Allende

Oscar de la Renta, photographed by WWD in 1973.

Designer and Luxury

Finale: Goodbye, Oscar de la Renta

Oscar’s long tenure as a pillar of American fashion was defined by a simple principle—to help women look beautiful.

clock November 17, 2014Bridget Foley

WHITE ROMANCE: Givenchy RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Trends

Spring 2015 Collections: The Trends

Eight key directions of the season, from bohemian maxis and pastel coats to fringe.

clock November 17, 2014WWD Staff

Kate and Laura Mulleavy

Designer and Luxury

Rodarte: The Beauty’s Back

After some experimental bumps, the Mulleavys reestablish their romantic aesthetic to exquisite effect.

clock November 17, 2014Bridget Foley

Balenciaga

Fashion Features

Spring 2015 Trend: The New Calm

Spare, clean, unfettered—and plenty diverse. Spring’s emergent simplicity ranged from pretty to powerful.

clock November 17, 2014Mayte Allende

Media

Spring 2015 Social Media Scorecard

Social media intelligence firm Shareablee measured the designer brands presenting at New York, London, Milan and Paris fashion weeks.

clock November 17, 2014Rachel Strugatz

THE MODERNIST: Bag by Alexander Wang, shoes by Marni.

Accessory Trends

All Access: Accessories of the Season

From the high-tech futurist to the whimsical inner child or the classic sophisticate, there’s a shoe, bag or bauble for everyone come spring.

clock November 17, 2014Roxanne Robinson

The finance guys get a front-row perch, but they’re not just looking for the latest print or where hemlines hit.

Financial

Finance Executives at Fashion Week: What Are You Doing Here?

The finance guys get a front-row perch, but they’re not just looking for the latest print or where hemlines hit.

clock November 17, 2014Vicki M. Young

Essentialist

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Diptyque's pop up exhibition in Shanghai, China.

Beauty

Diptyque Smells Opportunity in China and U.S.

clock 10hTiffany Ap

Social Studies