Fashions Anonymous: Houses Favoring Unknown Designers

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“Who?” That’s how most people — even insiders — likely responded to the latest batch of designer appointments as the industry continues to shift away from star talents in favor of under-the-radar types.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Lot 78

Ready To Wear

Lot 78: Leather From London

Self-taught designer Ollie Amhurst started his label as a means to launch the “cool men’s jacket” that he felt was missing from the fashion landscape.

clock June 30, 2011Nina Jones

Outside the opening of the first Italian fashion outlet in Tianjin, China.

Designer and Luxury

Outlet Mall Brings Discounts, Italian Style to China

The complex, which is located midway between Beijing and Tianjin, includes Prada, Giorgio Armani, Versace and Salvatore Ferragamo.

clock July 5, 2011Kathleen E. McLaughlin

The cover of Assouline’s new tome, “Bals.”

Fashion Scoops

Having a Ball… Making Scents and White Carpet…

Costume balls are proving a major jewelry theme this season, and Van Cleef & Arpels is putting it in writing, launching an Assouline tome, “Bals.”

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Lanvin Resort 2012


Lanvin Inks Eyewear License With De Rigo

First collections are slated to arrive in stores in December.

clock July 6, 2011Miles Socha

Anne Hathaway

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Valentino Fall Couture

The fashion pack may have looked a little bleary-eyed at Valentino’s couture show this morning, but Anne Hathaway was fresh as a daisy.

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Fabergé’s Train des Fleurs Egg necklace.


Fabergé’s Incredible (and Thankfully Inedible) Eggs

The house has introduced two lines of egg pendants spanning the high jewelry and fine jewelry categories.

clock July 6, 2011Katya Foreman

A look from Waterman.


Quiksilver to Open First Waterman Store

The outdoor sports apparel company is embarking on a retail push to lure maturing Gen-Xers and spry Baby Boomers.

clock July 7, 2011Rachel Brown

A surf-inspired tank top by Warriors of Radness.

Ready To Wear

Buyers Surf for Key Items at Paris Shows

Tranoï, Rendez-Vous Homme, Capsule attract retailers with vintage beach-inspired brands for spring.

clock July 7, 2011Alex Wynne

A sketch of the down vest.

Business Features

Columbia Sportswear, Jeffrey Kalinsky Launch Co-Branded Line

The capsule collection will be available at the Jeffrey New York flagship in New York as well as five Nordstrom stores this fall.

clock July 7, 2011David Lipke

Christopher Fischer’s linen and cotton sweater and Transit Uomo’s cotton pants. Nicole Farhi shoes.

Fashion Features

ENKNYC Preview: The Great Adventure

A youthful explorer sensibility is the overriding trend at the show for the spring 2012 season.

clock July 7, 2011Alex Badia


Ready To Wear

ENKNYC Preview: Ones to Watch

These eight brands are introducing new lines or innovative collections for spring 2012.

clock July 7, 2011Jean E. Palmieri and David Lipke

Government and Trade

U.S., Mexico Move to End Trucking Dispute

First trucks could roll across border by end of August.

clock July 7, 2011Kristi Ellis

Dream Downtown


ENKNYC Preview: New York Scene

The latest hot spots for dining, drinking and diversions while in town for the trade shows.

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Ling Lui and Dawei Sun

Designer and Luxury

Fashion Houses Favoring Unknown Designers

The industry continues to shift away from star talents in favor of appointing under-the-radar types.

clock July 7, 2011Miles Socha and Samantha Conti

Anna Sherbinina

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Elie Saab… Erin Wasson Meets Zadig & Voltaire…

Anna Sherbinina took in Elie Saab’s couture show with a mini-me in tow: a blonde doll wearing an outfit designed by Saab for an auction benefiting UNICEF.

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Human Resources

Sephora Americas Taps Lina Kutsovskaya for New Post

As the executive to vice president and executive creative director, she will be responsible for overseeing and guiding the evolution of Sephora’s brand image.

clock July 7, 2011Julie Naughton

A sketch from the “Carmen and Her Troupe” collection.


Bob Mackie Selling Sketches Online

Instead of going the traditional route of teaming up with a major auction house, the designer is selling his archives at

clock July 7, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

A Juicy Couture ad for fall.


Memo Pad: Juicy Couture’s New Campaign… Anna Wintour Honored…

Juicy Couture is breaking out two new ad campaigns in September magazines.

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Looks from the Douglas Hannant Pink collection.

Designer and Luxury

Douglas Hannant Pink Bows This Spring

The label’s new contemporary sportswear line features interchangeable separates that are considerably more affordable than the designer’s signature collection.

clock July 7, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

Monique Lhuillier Bridal Spring 2012

Designer and Luxury

Monique Lhuillier Plots New York Entrée

Having secured her first bridal boutique in the Upper East Side, the designer is scouting a location for a second.

clock July 7, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

Anne Hathaway

Designer and Luxury

A White Night at the White Fairy Tale Love Ball

Anne Hathaway, Daphne Guinness and Tommy Hilfiger attended Natalia Vodianova’s fete at Valentino’s estate outside Paris.

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Tandy Brands Accessories Paring Assortment, Workforce

Dallas-based accessories marketer expects $4M-$5M swing in EBITDA in new fiscal year.

clock July 7, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Club Monaco’s Fifth Avenue flagship.


Club Monaco Adds Heritage Brands to Mix

Retailer is partnering with the blog A Continuous Lean to add a curated selection of products to two men’s shop-in-shops.

clock July 7, 2011David Lipke

A sketch of the men’s Hilfiger golf line.


Tommy Hilfiger Hits the Links

Brand has signed a deal with Fletcher Leisure Group to manufacture and market men’s and women’s golf apparel beginning in the spring.

clock July 7, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Justin Bartha


Boys’ Night Out With Justin Bartha

WWD met the actor at a bar in Manhattan’s theater district to talk about his roles, dating, fashion and Words With Friends.

clock July 7, 2011Jessica Iredale


Man of the Week: Novak Djokovic

The Wimbledon champ looks more like a European businessman ready for a night on the town.

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Designer and Luxury

Former Marc Jacobs Exec Says Core Issue of Suit Still Not Addressed

Patrice Lataillade defends record as steward of MJI finances in court filing.

clock July 7, 2011Vicki M. Young


NPD Study Reveals Gender Split on Value, Fit

Men and women view purchases of apparel brands through different lenses.

clock July 7, 2011Arnold J. Karr

William and Kate, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge


A Laid Back Kate

The Duchess of Cambridge worked a low-key look as she boarded a plane at Yellowknife in Canada’s remote Northwest Territories Wednesday.

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