Not Just ‘By Invitation’: Webcasts and Twitter Set to Open Up Shows

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What began as a tepid courtship between fashion and social media has become an all-consuming love affair as designers unveil new digital initiatives for fashion week.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Retail Apparel Rise in Jan.

Department store sales increased 0.2 percent in January compared with a month earlier.

clock February 12, 2010Liza Casabona

Naomi Campbell

Fashion Scoops

Fashion for Haiti

Naomi Campbell had the fashion crowd out in force at Friday night’s Fashion For Relief show.

clock February 13, 2010WWD Staff

Kirsten Dunst


Big Love at Opening Ceremony Fete

Where the Opening Ceremony crew goes, the cool squad tends to follow, and last night at the Ace Hotel was no different.

clock February 14, 2010WWD Staff

The denim wall at Stylemax.


Stylemax Show Sees Business Uptick

Citing stronger recent sales, some Midwestern retailers sensed a turnaround and shopped the Stylemax show for summer and fall merchandise.

clock February 15, 2010Beth Wilson

Human Resources

In Brief: Morrow Joins Stein Mart as Chief Merchant

CFO Kleffner promoted to executive vice president at Stein Mart.

clock February 15, 2010WWD Staff


Men’s Wearhouse Names Chief Marketing Officer

Diane Ridgway-Cross has joined Men’s Wearhouse as senior vice president and chief marketing officer, a new position.

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Retail Stocks Rise 1.7% for Week

Economic growth slow in Europe, credit tightens in China.

clock February 15, 2010Evan Clark and Arnold J. Karr

Alexander Wang’s billboard in Times Square.


Social Media: The New Front Row of Fashion

Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger and Rodarte among the brands that will live stream their shows.

clock February 15, 2010Lauren Benet Stephenson and Rachel Strugatz

Designer and Luxury

Mariella Burani Fashion Group Seeks Bankruptcy

The company is attempting to put itself into administration.

clock February 15, 2010Luisa Zargani


Damiani Reports Net Loss

Hurt by slow demand in markets such as Japan and Russia, Italian jewelry firm Damiani SpA reported a net loss of 7.4 million euros, or $10.5 million.

clock February 15, 2010Luisa Zargani


Zale Reaches Exit Pact With Former CEO

Severance of $600,000 for Neal Goldberg.

clock February 15, 2010Arnold J. Karr

An image from the Canvas ad campaign.

Ready To Wear

Lands’ End Canvas Division Charts Growth

From its small town headquarters in Dodgeville, Wis., Lands’ End, a company known for classic American sportswear, is on the move.

clock February 15, 2010Beth Wilson


China Okays Trade Finance Firm for Factoring License

UK-based firm operates in Tianjin, established as supply chain finance hub.

clock February 15, 2010Vicki M. Young

Erica Davies in a top from her new QVC collection.


Erica Davies to Launch on QVC

Contemporary designer Erica Davies is ready for her close-up on QVC.

clock February 15, 2010Khanh T.L. Tran


By George to Reenter Men’s Business

By George, one of the top independent fashion stores in Austin, Tex., is reintroducing men’s wear after a three-year hiatus.

clock February 15, 2010Holly Haber

A Marco Bicego bracelet.

Designer and Luxury

Vicenzaoro Fair Jewelers Seek Growth

Expansion topped the agenda for Italian jewelry makers exhibiting at the Vicenzaoro fair.

clock February 15, 2010Kerry Olsen

The cover of Envy.


Memo Pad: Angelina Jolie on Envy… Bazaar Goes Verite… Good Reid…

Hot on the heels of the French version of Grazia magazine, publisher Groupe Marie Claire last week unveiled the first issue of its weekly, Envy.

clock February 15, 2010WWD Staff

Stella McCartney for Gap Kids.

Designer and Luxury

Stella McCartney Sets Milan Store

Stella McCartney is beefing up her retail portfolio with a slew of store openings, including her first stand-alone unit in Milan’s golden triangle.

clock February 15, 2010Samantha Conti and Nina Jones


Strategic Holdings Group Acquires Buzzskin

Buzzskin Inc., which markets upscale men’s personal care items through its Web site,

clock February 15, 2010Matthew W. Evans

Playful mixes of contrasting fabrics and prints were key.


Vendors Cautious at Paris Lingerie Show

Although French women spent less on lingerie last year, visitors to the Salon International de la Lingerie said the sector would improve in 2010.

clock February 15, 2010Ellen Groves

Andrea Riseborough trying on a Tommy Hilfiger look.


Miss Matched: Andrea Riseborough on ‘The Pride’

The British actress searches for an opening night look at Tommy Hilfiger’s flagship.

clock February 15, 2010Vanessa Lawrence


Oriflame Fourth-Quarter Net Rises 6 Percent

Swedish direct seller Oriflame reported its fourth-quarter profits increased.

clock February 15, 2010Brid Costello

Craig Lawrence

Designer and Luxury

London Preview: Ones to Watch

Fresh — and returning — faces on London’s fashion scene.

clock February 15, 2010WWD Staff


Tommy Bahama to Launch Accessories

Tommy Bahama has inked a licensing deal with Randa Accessories to produce, market and distribute the brand’s travel accessories and small leather goods.

clock February 15, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Rocks… More Julianne Moore…

The fashion crowd was treated to a double dose of rock ’n’ roll icons Thursday evening.

clock February 15, 2010WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Report Urges PPR Spin Off

French retail-to-luxury group PPR would do better to split off its luxury goods brands and float the remaining retail divisions rather than sell them off.

clock February 15, 2010Joelle Diderich

A look from Elie Tahari’s new suit collection.

Designer and Luxury

Elie Tahari Launching Men’s Suits

On the eve his of fashion week presentation, Elie Tahari is looking to bolster his burgeoning men’s brand by branching out into another classification.

clock February 15, 2010Brenner Thomas

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Nicole Miller: Body Double

Kelly Rutherford and Howard Stern’s wife, Beth Ostrosky, turned up at Nicole Miller in the same white minidress.

clock February 14, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Prabal Gurung: Sisterly Love

Prabal Gurung had some special support at his runway show on Saturday.

clock February 14, 2010WWD Staff


Saldana’s Site

Zoe Saldana hosted the launch of fashion Web site

clock February 14, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Rebecca Taylor: Love Game

So many young starlets in Rebecca Taylor’s front row on Sunday, and only one brought her valentine.

clock February 15, 2010WWD Staff


Party All the Time

Ke$ha, Mena Suvari, Sophia Bush, Justin Tranter and Elizabeth Moss hit the dance floor at the Alice + Olivia party.

clock February 14, 2010WWD Staff

Maria Pinto

Designer and Luxury

Maria Pinto Shutters Businesses

Having First Lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey as clients wasn’t enough to keep designer Maria Pinto afloat in this economy.

clock February 16, 2010Beth Wilson


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Salvatore Ferragamo tapped several influencers for its Gancini digital project.


Influencer Marketing Goes Beyond Product Placement, Focuses on Values

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