Proenza Schouler Gets Group of New Backers

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Proenza Schouler is ready to take the next step. After more than a year of negotiations, designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez have severed most of their ties with Valentino Fashion Group.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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François-Henri Pinault

Business Features

As Profits Climb, PPR Plots Redcats Sale

French retail-to-luxury group’s net income rose 16.1 percent in first half thanks to strong luxury sales.

clock July 29, 2011Joelle Diderich



Shiseido Cuts Profit Forecast for Half

The beauty company saw growth at home in Japan and abroad.

clock July 29, 2011Amanda Kaiser


Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Chairman to Step Down

Charles Koppelman to depart by end of year.

clock July 29, 2011Amy Wicks

Echo tote bag and handbag.


Echo Design Group Lanches First Handbag Collection

The 88-year-old accessories brand expects the new line to add strong growth to its business.

clock July 29, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Unisex boxer shorts from Yasmine Eslami.


French Lingerie Designer Yasmine Eslami Branches Out

For spring 2012, she has introduced the first in a range of shirts to match her bras and added unisex boxers and a few men’s underwear items.

clock July 29, 2011Natasha Montrose

Legwear by DKNY.


DKNY Legwear Links with ‘Gossip Girl’ Designer

The brand is collaborating with Eric Daman, costume designer of the hit TV series, to design a capsule collection for fall.

clock July 29, 2011Karyn Monget


Malls Gain Traction Despite Slow Recovery

Sales, rents on the rise at Simon Property Group and Taubman Centers.

clock July 29, 2011Evan Clark

Proenza Schouler's Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez

Designer and Luxury

Proenza Schouler Gets New Backers

Designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez have teamed with a group of 20 investors led by industry veteran Andrew Rosen and financier John Howard.

clock July 29, 2011Evan Clark and Marc Karimzadeh

Designer and Luxury

CFDA Welcomes 33 New Members

The additions bring the number of CFDA members to 406.

clock July 29, 2011Marc Karimzadeh


E-Land Finalizes Mandarina Duck Buy

Korean group has appointed Christopher Bizzio as chief executive officer of the accessories brand.

clock July 29, 2011Luisa Zargani



Gap to Open Rome Store

Brand hopes to open four new Gap and Banana Republic units in Italy by the end of 2011.

clock July 29, 2011Sofia Celeste

Richard J. Durbin


Amazon Backs Web Tax Bill

Legislation introduced by Sen. Dick Durbin would authorize 24 states to require all Internet retailers to collect tax on online sales.

clock July 29, 2011Kristi Ellis

The Gap 1969 denim studio.

Marketing and Promotion

Gap Ads Go Behind the Scenes

In a break from past ad campaigns, the retailer takes a look inside its denim studio in Los Angeles.

clock August 1, 2011David Moin and Rachel Brown

Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière, Stella McCartney, Rebecca Minkoff, Diane von Furstengerg, Brian Atwood, Jason Wu, See by Chloé, Nicholas Kirkwood, Bottega Veneta, Moschino, Proenza Schouler, Tabitha Simmons, Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik


Resort 2012 Trend: Happy Glow Lucky

Once relegated to the teenybopper set, neon brights have gone decidedly upscale for resort.

clock August 1, 2011Roxanne Robinson

Silver Sands Factory Stores in Destin, Fla.


Outlets Add Service to the Price Proposition

Shoppers aren’t simply looking for low prices — they want the creature comforts and services of full-price stores.

clock August 1, 2011Sharon Edelson


Memo Pad: Jobs Available… ‘Project Runway’ Still in Demand…

A few big magazine publisher jobs are open, but there are some challenges facing those going for the top spots at Glamour, Women’s Health and Real Simple.

clock August 1, 2011Amy Wicks

Sawgrass Mills


Simon Property Remaking Mills Outlets

The firm’s centers, generally dominated by outlets, are being cross-fertilized with an increasing presence of regular-price, but value-oriented tenants.

clock August 1, 2011David Moin

The Gucci Style by Gucci app for the iPad.

Designer and Luxury

Gucci Launches Fashion App for iPad, iPhone

With a strong editorial focus, polished content and lively text, it has the look of a glossy fashion magazine.

clock August 1, 2011Alessandra Ilari

Rose gold, champagne diamond and Lemon quartz Suzanne Kalan at Fragments necklace.


New High for Gold Prices

The precious metal reached an all-time high on Friday of $1,637.50 an ounce.

clock August 1, 2011Rachel Strugatz

David and Victoria Beckham


ACE Awards Winners Named

The Accessories Council today revealed the recipients of the 2011 Accessories Council Excellence Awards, which will be held Nov. 7.

clock August 1, 2011Rachel Strugatz

A Betsey Johnson watch.


Haskell Jewels Growing on Multiple Fronts

The company is one of the leading costume jewelry designers and manufacturers in the U.S.

clock August 1, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Fashion Scoops

Coco Chanel’s Secrets… Topshop’s Newest Partner…

Biographer Lisa Chaney claims to have evidence that the designer used drugs, embraced bisexuality and had an affair with Salvador Dalí.

clock August 1, 2011WWD Staff

Mike Tindall and Zara Phillips


Royal Wedding Encore: Zara Phillips Weds Rugby Star in Scotland

Zara Phillips donned a gown by one of the monarch’s favorite designers, Stewart Parvin, for her wedding.

clock August 1, 2011Samantha Conti



Kreayshawn’s White Girl Problems

The up-and-coming rapper whose YouTube hit “Gucci Gucci” led to a million-dollar deal in less than a month talks the talk with WWD.

clock August 1, 2011Zeke Turner


Today's Must Read

Nick Kamen in Munich in 1987.


Industry Pays Tribute to Model Nick Kamen

clock May 6, 2021Tianwei Zhang

Social Studies

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