Letter from the Editor

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Overview

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From This Issue

The Lane Crawford fall-winter 2011 campaign

Marketing and Promotion

Lane Crawford Features China’s Top Models

Fei Fei Sun, Liu Wen, Ming Xi, Shu Pei and Xiao Wen Ju star in the fall-winter campaign.

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Paul Blum

Business Features

Kenneth Cole Shares Climb 5.1%

Second-quarter results in which income fell 38.2% includes an impairment charge for the value of the firm’s auction-rate securities.

clock August 3, 2011Vicki M. Young

Mindy Grossman

Business Features

Income Up 29.4 Percent at HSN

Home shopping firm moving away from silver in jewelry, expanding its use of bronze.

clock August 3, 2011Evan Clark

A sketch from Genny.

Designer and Luxury

Genny Set for Comeback

Swinger International has tapped young designer Gabriele Colangelo to bring the storied but dusty Italian label back to its glory days.

clock August 3, 2011Alessandra Ilari

Looks from the Van Heusen Studio collection.

Textiles

Phillips-Van Heusen Launching Updated Dress Shirts

Slim-fit shirts now represent 20 percent of the sales for the manufacturer.

clock August 3, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Government and Trade

CPSC Flags Ultrasheer Style as Potential Safety Hazard

Flammability depends on a number of characteristics, including fiber content, fabric weight and fabric construction, according to the agency.

clock August 3, 2011Kristi Ellis and Joelle Diderich

A new study finds that Wal-Mart is losing its price edge.

Retail

Study: Wal-Mart Losing Price Edge

The retailer is no longer viewed as the least-expensive place to shop, according to a consumer report by WSL/Strategic Retail.

clock August 3, 2011Sharon Edelson and David Moin

Outfits styled by eBay from Web giant’s upcoming virtual outlet mall.

Retail

Exclusive: eBay to Launch Outlet Site

No more schlepping to the outlet centers. On Sept. 19, eBay will launch eBay Fashion Outlet, the first virtual “outlet shopping mall” in the U.S.

clock August 3, 2011David Moin

Inside Univers d’Homme & Femme.

Textiles

Univers d’Homme & Femme: Culmination of a Vision

In Manila, entrepreneur Mark Gonzalez has turned his groundbreaking brand into a full-blown lifestyle concept.

clock August 4, 2011Bambina Wise

People

Man of the Week: Ryan Gosling

The actor plays a fashion guru to Steve Carell in the romantic comedy “Crazy Stupid Love” but needs a little style advice himself.

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Ariel and Shimon Ovadia

Designer and Luxury

Ovadia & Sons Builds on the Classics

Brothers Shimon and Ariel Ovadia turn a family legacy in children’s wear into a sophisticated new men’s line.

clock August 4, 2011David Lipke

Media

Levi Strauss & Co. Leads Denim Brands in Facebook ‘Likes’

A little more than two years after establishing a presence on Facebook, the jeans company has left behind the notion of “a small circle of friends.”

clock August 4, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Kevin O’Malley and Robbie Myers

Media

Hearst, Elle Staff Fete New Publisher

Kevin O’Malley, late of Esquire, was David Carey’s choice to run the empire’s new star.

clock August 4, 2011Zeke Turner

A look from the agnès b. HOMME capsule collection.

Retail

Agnès B. Creates Line for Barneys

The debut of the homme capsule collection is a homecoming of sorts for the Paris-based designer.

clock August 4, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

J.Crew's Rockefeller Center store.

Retail

J. Crew to Open Men’s Store in Columbus Circle

Expected to open in November, the unit will have a suit department, shirt shop, shoes and will sell third-party goods.

clock August 4, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

The Clad homepage.

Media

Clad Set for Mid-August Launch

Esquire is producing a promotional “mini-magazine,” called the Clad Report, for the e-commerce and style site four times a year.

clock August 4, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Yves Saint Laurent Resort 2011

Business Features

Judge Disregards YSL Exhibits in Louboutin Case

Court still to decide on preliminary injunction.

clock August 4, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

High tea delicacies inspired by a Victoria Beckham crocodile tote, a Tory Burch sundress and a Miu Miu bikini are being served at The Berkeley in Knightsbridge.

Fashion Scoops

The Berkeley’s Fashionable Tea… Peering Ahead at Tory Burch…

At afternoon tea, the Berkeley in London is serving up sweets inspired by designs from Victoria Beckham, Tory Burch and Miu Miu.

clock August 4, 2011WWD Staff

Sonia by Sonia Rykiel’s top and sweater dress. Mulberry belt.

Fashion Trends

Resort 2012 Trend: Fleet Wave

Nautical is sure having its day in the sun.

clock August 4, 2011Antonia Sardone

Media

A Letter from the Editor

One hundred and one years ago, “Women’s Wear” was launched by the Fairchild family. Today we launch our new Web site, the reimagined WWD.com.

clock August 4, 2011Edward Nardoza

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Supreme store in Milan

Fashion

Supreme Opens First Italian Store in Milan

clock 13hAlessandra Turra

Social Studies

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