A New Crop of CEOs: Wave of Changes Seen At Italy’s Fashion Firms

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Kim Winser

Designer and Luxury

Winser Departs From Aquascutum

Kim Winser stepped down after her bid to buy the brand was rebuffed by Aquascutum’s Japanese parent Renown Inc.

clock May 22, 2009Samantha Conti and Koji Hirano

Alexander Wang

Fashion Scoops

Wang Takes Tokyo

Alexander Wang finally got a chance to kick back and enjoy Tokyo Thursday night, attending a party thrown in his honor by trendy Aoyama boutique Adelaide.

clock May 22, 2009WWD Staff


De Beers Names Delage CEO

De Beers Diamond Jewellers has appointed Francois Delage to the post of chief executive officer, succeeding Guy Leymarie who will step down in January.

clock May 22, 2009Samantha Conti

A Hartmarx style.


Emerisque Tapped as Hartmarx Stalking Horse

London-based private equity firm’s “third and final” bid accepted.

clock May 22, 2009Vicki M. Young and Jean E. Palmieri


U.K. Court Deals Blow to L’Oreal in Ebay Case

L’Oréal’s bid to clamp down on trademark infringement and the sale of counterfeit products on eBay was dealt another blow Friday.

clock May 22, 2009Brid Costello

Anna Mouglalis at the "Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky" Premiere in Cannes

Fashion Scoops

Mouglalis Channels Chanel in Cannes

Lagerfeld whipped up an emerald satin bustier for Anna Mouglalis for the Cannes film festival’s closing film.

clock May 25, 2009WWD Staff


Arcandor Still Waiting on State Aid Decision

German government officials said Monday they want more details about a possible merger between Arcandor and rival retailer Metro.

clock May 25, 2009Damien McGuinness

Designer and Luxury

Sergio Rossi Names Mélard CEO

Roger & Gallet executive Christophe Mélard will join Gucci-owned footwear brand Sergio Rossi.

clock May 25, 2009WWD Staff

An image from Givenchy’s fall-winter 2009 campaign.


Memo Pad: Tisci Adores Leonor Scherrer… Kurt’s Quick Turn… Cover Queen…

His fetish model Mariacarla Boscono remains part of the picture, but otherwise, Riccardo Tisci is forging a new path with Givenchy’s advertising.

clock May 26, 2009WWD Staff

Mark Messura, Pat Nie Woo and J. Berrye Worsham at the Cotton Inc. press conference.


Cotton Looks to Improve Environmental Impact

Cotton Incorporated and Cotton Council International holds conference on sustainable cotton textiles.

clock May 26, 2009Constance Haisma-Kwok

Government and Trade

NGO Report Finds Labor Abuses in CAFTA Countries

The Washington Office on Latin America reports forced overtime, illegal dismissal of workers, and impediments to forming unions in CAFTA countries.

clock May 26, 2009Liza Casabona

Seventh Avenue has become a melting pot of nationalities.

Fashion Features

A Melting Pot of Nationalities on Seventh Avenue

Jason Wu, Doo-Ri Chung, Derek Lam, Thakoon Panichgul, Narcisco Rodriguez, and Tracy Reese represent a new diversity in the fashion industry in New York.

clock May 26, 2009Marc Karimzadeh and Whitney Beckett

Fila’s polyester and Lycra spandex tank with Nike’s polyester and spandex compression shorts. Donna Karan sunglasses; Timo Weiland scarf; Diesel Black Gold shoes.

Fashion Trends

Activewear Trend 2009: Body System

Activewear companies, like Fila and K-Swiss, focus on the figure.

clock May 26, 2009Court Williams

Diego della Valle


Della Valle Sees Profit on Saks Stake

The value of Diego Della Valle’s shares is up more than $3.1M since he purchased the Saks stock.

clock May 26, 2009Arnold J. Karr



Boscov’s Nears Financing Goal

Family-owned department store chain Boscov’s is closing in on $40 million target.

clock May 26, 2009Kate Fleisher

Kylie Minogue in Dolce & Gabbana.


Dolce & Gabbana Party in Cannes Draws Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue, Claudia Schiffer and a pack of London It kids, led by Peaches and Pixie Geldof, attend the D&G party in Cannes.

clock May 26, 2009WWD Staff


Stormy Outlook Hurts NY & Co. Stock Last Week

Shares of New York & Company Inc. lost over a quarter of their value last week after the firm disappointed investors with projections of second-quarter loss.

clock May 26, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

Robert Pattinson in Dolce & Gabbana, Peaches Geldof and Emile Hirsch in Georgio Armani.


Vamps in Cannes: Robert Pattinson, Sharon Stone and More

“Twilight” vampire Robert Pattinson and Sharon Stone show at the AmFar after-party.

clock May 26, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Ittierre’s License With C’N’C Renewed

Ittierre SpA renews licenses with Just Cavalli and C’N’C Costume National license.

clock May 26, 2009Andrew Roberts


Evisu Taps Morrison as CEO

Two months after exiting Earnest Sewn, Scott Morrison is back in the denim game as the newly appointed global chief executive officer of Evisu.

clock May 26, 2009David Lipke

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana


Dolce and Gabbana Deny Tax Evasion

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana could be personally liable for more than a billion dollars in unpaid taxes and fines.

clock May 26, 2009Andrew Roberts

Designer and Luxury

Burberry Prorsum to Show in London

Burberry will show its spring 2010 Prorsum collection in London to mark the 25th anniversary of London Fashion Week.

clock May 26, 2009Samantha Conti

Government and Trade

UNITE HERE Clash Intensifies

Bruce Raynor, general president of UNITE HERE plans to go before a federal judge as early as today to ask for an injunction against John Wilhelm.

clock May 26, 2009Kristi Ellis

Giancarlo Di Risio

Business Features

Wave of CEO Changes Seen at Italy’s Fashion Firms

Sources say Versace’s CEO, Giancarlo Di Risio, will step down in a few days, while Sergio Rossi president Didier Bonnin was dismissed last week.

clock May 26, 2009Luisa Zargani and Andrew Roberts

Bernard Arnault

Designer and Luxury

Vuitton’s Hong Kong Exhibit Shows Designs on Asia

Arnault was explaining the reason Louis Vuitton was participating in the city’s annual Le French May arts festival.

clock May 26, 2009Constance Haisma-Kwok

A handbag from Diane De Maria’s collection.

Fashion Scoops

De Maria’s Surreal Night… Winehouse at Work on Fashion Line…

A post-opening dinner celebrates handbag designer Diane De Maria and a gallery show of her late grandfather Pierre De Maria’s surrealist paintings.

clock May 26, 2009WWD Staff


Fiber Price Sheet: May 26, 2009

The last Tuesday of every month, WWD publishes the current, month-ago and year-ago fiber prices.

clock May 26, 2009WWD Staff


In Brief: Izod Home… Rocawear Heads East…

Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. has signed a licensing deal with WestPoint Home Inc.

clock June 2, 2009WWD Staff

Allan Tannenbaum’s photo of Patti Smith, 1974.


Memo Pad: New York in the Seventies… Marie-Go-Round…

New Yorkers gathered to celebrate former SoHo Weekly News photographer Allan Tannenbaum’s new exhibit.

clock June 2, 2009WWD Staff


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Madison Reed and Victoria Justice


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clock 24hJason Grunberg

Social Studies