Strong Growth Continues Despite Japan Tragedy

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A buoyant Bernard Arnault is anticipating another strong year for luxury after an “incredible vintage” in 2010.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Penn Badgley models H&M’s Fashion Against AIDS collection.


Rising Costs Eat Into Profits at H&M

Soaring cotton prices and negative currency effects hit Swedish retailer’s gross margins.

clock March 31, 2011Joelle Diderich


American Apparel’s 2010 Loss Reaches $86.3M

Lion Capital directors resign from board in move said to foster “flexibility in evaluating options.”

clock March 31, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Bernard Arnault

Designer and Luxury

Record Sales, Earnings at LVMH

A buoyant Bernard Arnault is anticipating another strong year for luxury.

clock April 1, 2011Miles Socha and Jennifer Weil

Ann Taylor Fall 2011


Ann Taylor: Clean, Classic and Graphic

“Women of substance and style” inspired Lisa Axeslson, Ann Taylor’s senior vice president of design, for fall.

clock April 1, 2011Jessica Iredale

Isaac Mizrahi with models in The Aisle New York designs.

Designer and Luxury

Isaac Mizrahi, Ready for The Aisle

Designer’s capsule collection of wedding gowns for the members-only e-commerce site debuts Tuesday.

clock April 1, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

Wool coat from Woolrich John Rich & Bros Black Label; White + Warren’s cashmere turtleneck; Plenty by Tracy Reese’s polyester and rayon skirt. Hue tights; Rebecca Minkoff shoes.

Fashion Trends

Fall 2011 Trend: Checking In

No pattern epitomizes fall more than plaid.

clock April 1, 2011Mayte Allende

Justin Bieber


The Scent of Justin Bieber Fever

The teenage pop star is bent on igniting a trend: dog tags infused with fragrances.

clock April 1, 2011Molly Prior

Beauty departments are retrenching.


Retailers Restock Following Major SKU Slashes

Wal-Mart and Walgreens are bringing back items and lines and actively looking for new opportunities.

clock April 1, 2011Faye Brookman

Korres’ latest offerings.

Color Cosmetics

Korres Remains Prestige Player

Johnson & Johnson will not take the natural skin care brand into the mass market.

clock April 1, 2011Andrea Nagel

A slightly less stuffy Prince William and Kate Middleton earlier this year.


Changing of the Guard

As Prince William and Catherine Middleton gear up for their wedding, they are bringing a decidedly more open attitude to their roles.

clock April 1, 2011Samantha Conti and Nina Jones


Prada Listing Date Said Getting Nearer

The luxury goods house seems to be on track for an initial public offering by July.

clock April 1, 2011Luisa Zargani


Li & Fung Sues Contemporary Streetwear

Hong Kong-based sourcing titan said it ordered and delivered $1.7 million of apparel for the retailer, but no part of the sum has been paid.

clock April 1, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Designer and Luxury

Kenneth Cole Teams With Compass Partners

The designer himself will announce the Compass Fellowship in Partnership with Awearness, The Kenneth Cole Foundation, in Washington today.

clock April 1, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Gilles Bensimon’s take on Equinox Orange Label.


Memo Pad: Gilles Bensimon Shoots for Equinox… Grace Coddington Memoir News…

When it comes to snagging top-tier fashion photographers, Equinox never seems to sweat it.

clock April 1, 2011WWD Staff


Salvatore Ferragamo Returns to Black

Lifted by gains in Asia and at retail, the company posted sales that hit the $1 billion mark in 2010.

clock April 1, 2011WWD Staff


Designer Soyon An Links With Baby Phat

Costume designer for “American Idol” has signed on to be a guest celebrity stylist for the brand.

clock April 1, 2011Karyn Monget

Cynthia Vincent

Fashion Scoops

Cynthia Vincent, Rock Chick… Jets Players Tout Ermenegildo Zegna…

Cynthia Vincent is not a brand one generally associates with rock ’n’ roll.

clock April 1, 2011WWD Staff

Vincent Longo


Indie Beauty Brands Get a Second Chance

Vincent Longo and Paula Dorf, two contemporaries who helped carve out the makeup artist brand trend in the Nineties, are planning a resurrection.

clock April 1, 2011Molly Prior and Andrea Nagel

Biotherm is reintroducing Aquasource.

Skin Care

Putting Faces Forward: Biotherm’s Aquasource

Beauty company is reintroducing its best-selling face care product this month with a new formula.

clock April 1, 2011Jennifer Weil

CytoCell Energizing Eye Treatment

Skin Care

Putting Faces Forward: Kate Somerville’s Spring Launches

Two new skin care products — one a Nieman Marcus exclusive — bow this month.

clock April 1, 2011Julie Naughton

Mama Mio’s High Protein face care range.

Skin Care

Putting Faces Forward: Mama Mio’s High Protein

Tanya MacKay and Sian Sutherland’s latest project is a facial skin care range with a high-protein formulation.

clock April 1, 2011Julie Naughton

The three introductory products in Sadick’s line.

Skin Care

Putting Faces Forward: Sadick’s Park Avenue Prescription

The products have been developed by a “think tank” of skin care experts.

clock April 1, 2011Julie Naughton

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops

AmfAR will stage its Inspiration event in São Paulo later this month.

clock April 1, 2011WWD Staff


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