Proceed With Caution: Design Houses Wary As Milan Shows Begin

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As the spring collections begin their European leg, uncertainty hangs over fashion houses and retailers like a menacing black cloud, with everyone apprehensive the downpour is about to begin.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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Gareth Pugh Fall 2008

Fashion Scoops

Gareth Pugh Gets Ready for Paris

Gareth Pugh, who plans to show spring collection in Paris on Sept. 27, says he won’t temper his famously dark vision for the City of Light.

clock September 18, 2008WWD Staff


Enrique Puig Dies at 68

Puig was managing director of Puig Perfumes and an active member of Spain’s beauty industry.

clock September 19, 2008Rachel Tiplady

Robert Barchiesi and Julie Myers

Government and Trade

Industry, Government Cooperation Urged to Beat Back the Bogus

Homeland Security official warns of growing sophistication, speed of counterfeiters.

clock September 22, 2008Matthew Lynch

Soft grays and bold colors at Eros.

Ready To Wear

Contrast a Key Theme at Paris Shows

Buyers saw lots of contrasting bright colors paired with gray at the Who?s Next and Pr?t ? Porter trade shows.

clock September 22, 2008Ellen Groves

Marvin and Lee Traub and Ralph and Ricky Lauren.

Business Features

The Traubs Celebrate 60 Years

Marvin and Lee Traub mark wedding anniversary.

clock September 22, 2008Pete Born

Kisan sells a variety of books.


Kisan Concept Store Launches in Manhattan’s Soho

The Icelandic store’s owners Thorunn Anspach and Olivier Bremond personally choose each item.

clock September 22, 2008Sharon Edelson


Dress Barn’s Q4 Earnings Drop

Strength at Maurices unit helps firm beat estimates.

clock September 22, 2008Alexandra Steigrad


Chaus Loss Expands as Sales Fall

Cost cuts help to left gross margin.

clock September 22, 2008Arnold J. Karr


Hurricane Ike Costs Dillard’s $8M to $10M

Texas City store bears brunt of damage and will be closed.

clock September 22, 2008Evan Clark

An image from Platon in the New Yorker.


Platon, the New Avedon…People Dishes…Mags Swap Execs…

The New Yorker compares Platon to famed photographer Avedon.

clock September 22, 2008WWD Staff

Urban Outfitters


Fiscal Woes Darken Holiday Outlook

Markets rally on government plan, but prospects trouble analysts.

clock September 22, 2008Alexandra Steigrad and Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis and Liza Casabona and Kristin Young

A spring dress from Laundry By Shelli Segal.


Laundry by Shelli Segal Plans Comeback

Perry Ellis International projects sales growth of 30 percent for 2009.

clock September 22, 2008Whitney Beckett

A Rebecca Minkoff bag.

Accessory Trends

Accessories Shows Accentuate the Positive

NY Fashion Week boosts activity at AccessoriesTheShow and Accessorie Circuit, despite the rocky economy.

clock September 22, 2008Caroline Tell

Verdura’s space at Bergdorf Goodman.


Verdura Expands at Bergdorf Goodman

Showing the strength of its pedigree, the jeweler is tripling its space.

clock September 22, 2008Sophia Chabbott

The Iisli pop-up shop on Bond Street.


Iisli Pops Up on Manhattan’s Bond Street

Contemporary brand develops a portable store.

clock September 22, 2008Julee Kaplan

Lisa Anastos, Marco Giacometti and Shamin M. Momin at Tod's.




clock September 22, 2008WWD Staff

Regence showed eyelet trim and waffle-patterned effects.


Revamped Mode City Fair Debuts With Uneven Results

Change in format gets mixed reviews.

clock September 22, 2008Karyn Monget

Escentric Molecules’s Escentric 02 and Molecule 02.


Escentric Molecules Scents in U.S. Rollout

Brand’s second fragrance effort includes six-month exclusive with Barneys New York.

clock September 22, 2008Susan Stone

Anthousa’s new trio.


Anthousa Expands Home Fragrance Offering

Company launching a trio of diffusers and new holiday fragrance.

clock September 22, 2008Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

Allegri Taps Three Designers

The new creative trio are Mauro Ravizza Kriege, Alessandro Turci, and Francesco Scognamiglio, who recently dressed Madonna for her “Sweet and Sticky” tour.

clock September 22, 2008WWD Staff

A view of Villa Moda’s boutique in Bahrain, designed by Marcel Wanders.

Designer and Luxury

Villa Moda’s Bahrain Bling

Strands of giant ?pearls? lining the entrance of the new Villa Moda store in Bahrain are the first clue this is no standard luxury boutique.

clock September 22, 2008Miles Socha

Inside the new Milan store.


Moncler Opens in Milan

Outerwear brand to fete luxe-meets-lodge Milan store and plans for U.S. opening in December.

clock September 22, 2008Alessandra Ilari


DIFC Buys Majority Stake in Villa Moda

Villa Moda is gearing up to go global with a powerful partner, WWD has learned.

clock September 22, 2008Miles Socha

Cristiana Ruella


Design Houses Wary as Milan Shows Begin

As the spring collections begin their European leg, uncertainty hangs over fashion houses and retailers.

clock September 22, 2008Robert Murphy and Andrew Roberts

Fashion Features

Prada’s Transformer

Prada teams up with architectural genius Rem Koolhaas once again to create Transformer, a tetrahedron art space, in Seoul.

clock September 22, 2008Luisa Zargani

Darya Zhukova


Dasha Zhukova’s Moscow Gallery

The Russian “It” girl opens the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture.

clock September 22, 2008Alastair Gee


Fashion Features

WWD’s London Playlist

The hottest track from the London shows.

clock September 22, 2008WWD Staff

Tory Burch

Fashion Features

WWD Postcard: Tory Burch Does San Francisco

Designer’s escapades in California includes a celebratory opening of her 15th store and trip to Google.

clock September 22, 2008WWD Staff

Narciso Rodriquez

Business Features

Narciso Rodriguez and Claiborne in Talks to Possibly Part Ways

Rodriguez and Liz Claiborne, stalemated over commercialization strategies for designer’s brand, are in talks to sever $4B vendor’s stake.

clock September 22, 2008Whitney Beckett and Marc Karimzadeh

Juliette Lewis at Miss Bikini Luxe.

Fashion Scoops

Designer Baby… Finger-Licking Good… Cavalli’s Crowd… Boogie Nights…

After fronting Dolce & Gabbana’s advertising campaign for the fragrance The One for Men, Matthew McConaughey is set to attend the designer duo’s women’s show.

clock September 22, 2008WWD Staff

Bags from Valentino’s Shopping Couture.


Valentino Accessories Go Couture

Designers’ high-end collection goes ultra-luxe with cabochon-cut colored stones and feather details.

clock September 22, 2008Alessandra Ilari

Ready To Wear

Promotions at Calvin Klein

Tom Murry named president and CEO.

clock September 22, 2008Marc Karimzadeh


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