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Beauty Features

Maybelline Inks Deal With Japan Fashion Week

The L’Oréal Group brand has signed on to be the official makeup sponsor, starting with the spring-summer 2012 shows this October.

clock August 8, 2011Amanda Kaiser

Global markets sank Monday following the U.S. downgrade from Standard & Poor’s.

Business Features

Retail Shares Dive in Market Freefall

The sector could be in for major turbulence in the second half of the year.

clock August 8, 2011Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis

A rendering of Vera Wang’s new offices.

Designer and Luxury

Vera Wang to Leave Garment District

After a two-year search, the designer and Vera Wang Group president Mario Grauso have zeroed in on a location near Madison Square Park.

clock August 8, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Oscar de la Renta


Oscar de la Renta’s Ladies of the Lake

Fans of the designer paid homage at the Fritz estate in Lake Tahoe Saturday at a fashion luncheon benefiting the League to Save Lake Tahoe.

clock August 8, 2011Diane Dorrans Saeks

A look from Anne Sofie Madsen.

Fashion Features

Copenhagen Fashion Week Proves Democratic

Morale was high as Danish exports soar and a slew of new Scandinavian brands made their debut.

clock August 8, 2011Katya Foreman

Prabal Gurung in his shop at the CFDA Fashion Incubator.

Government and Trade

New York, Los Angeles Push Production Upswing

Firms are bringing textile and apparel production back to the U.S. as a result of soaring costs in China and pressures on supply chains.

clock August 9, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg and Khanh T.L. Tran and Arthur Friedman

A shopper in India.


Consumers in India Becoming More Modern

Cotton Inc. survey shows shifts in buying patterns.

clock August 8, 2011Arthur Friedman

Chiara Mastroianni with Catherine Deneuve in “Beloved.”


Family Musical: Chiara Mastroianni and Catherine Deneuve in ‘Beloved’

The mother and daughter duo co-star in the musical by director Christophe Honoré, marking their most intimate on-screen collaboration to date.

clock August 8, 2011Joelle Diderich

The scene at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Fashion Scoops

Thousands Queue for Alexander McQueen Exhibit Final Weekend

A total of 31,000 people chose to wait in 90-degree temps on the final weekend (15,000 on Saturday, 16,000 Sunday) during which the Met stayed open until 12 am.

clock August 8, 2011WWD Staff


Online Spending Ahead Double Digits in Quarter

ComScore is cautious in outlook for remainder of 2011.

clock August 8, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Wal-Mart store.

Government and Trade

Retailers React to Jordanian Factory Allegations

Latest claims involve sexual abuse and intimidation of female workers at Classic Brands factory.

clock August 8, 2011Sharon Edelson

A handbag from Adrienne Vittadini’s spring 2012 collection


Adrienne Vittadini to Expand Offerings

Brand has unveiled a 40-piece handbag collection with new licensee Franco Franchi, which will have a spring 2012 retail launch.

clock August 8, 2011Rachel Strugatz


American Apparel Trims Loss in Second Quarter

Company has raised $22.5M by selling shares.

clock August 8, 2011Evan Clark

Producing a Canada Goose Parka

Government and Trade

WWD Magic Preview: U.S., Canadian Spotlight

Companies deal with cross-border issues.

clock August 9, 2011Brian Dunn

President Obama promoted the National Export Initiative during his State of the Union address in January.

Government and Trade

WWD Magic Preview: Textiles Key to National Export Initiative

The Obama administration says it is on track to achieving its goal of doubling exports by 2015.

clock August 9, 2011Kristi Ellis

The Mexican apparel and textile manufacturing market is forecasted to grow by five percent this year.

Government and Trade

WWD Magic Preview: Mexico Hurt by U.S. Slowdown

Industry battles competition and counterfeits.

clock August 9, 2011Ivan Castano

U.S. textile exports increased 20 percent in 2010.

Government and Trade

WWD Magic Preview: Sourcing in the Americas

The Western Hemisphere is diversifying and becoming a more viable alternative to rising costs in China.

clock August 9, 2011Kristi Ellis

Shoppers in Beijing.

Business Features

WWD Magic Preview: Top 10 Things to Know at the Show

Some key points of reference to make the most of the MAGIC Marketplace and Sourcing in the Americas Summit.

clock August 9, 2011WWD Staff

The Cosmopolitan’s Pool District.


WWD Magic Preview: Las Vegas Scene

Where to take a breather around all the trade shows.

clock August 9, 2011WWD Staff

A look from Karl Lagerfeld for Impulse, available exclusively at Macy's.

Fashion Scoops

Lagerfeld Goes Glam… G12 in Pacsun Stake…

Karl Lagerfeld’s new capsule collection for Macy’s made its runway debut during the retailer’s annual Glamorama fashion-show-meets-concert in Minneapolis.

clock August 9, 2011WWD Staff


Macy’s Taps Tom Stubbs

The British fashion journalist will serve as the “brand ambassador and style director” for its INC men’s label for fall.

clock August 9, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

A Dr. Martens ad.

Marketing and Promotion

Dr. Martens to Launch ‘First and Forever’ Campaign

The iconic British footwear firm is betting that remembering your first pair conjures up good memories.

clock August 9, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Town & Country


Town & Country’s September Reveal

Under Jay Fielden, the magazine is going back to tradition in the September issue, which will unveil his redesign of the magazine.

clock August 9, 2011Amy Wicks

Oleg Cassini and Marianne Nestor-Cassini


Marianne Nestor-Cassini Versus Vanity Fair

The widow of Jackie Kennedy pillbox hat designer Oleg Cassini is suing Vanity Fair and Condé Nast for $10 million.

clock August 9, 2011Zeke Turner

Maleonn’s photograph of a look from Miss Mean designed by Nio.


American Upstart Guides Chinese Designers

Timothy Parent, the 25-year-old founder of the China Fashion Collective, has made it his mission to advance talent while preserving cultural heritage.

clock August 9, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

Francisco Sanchez

Government and Trade

Q&A: Francisco Sanchez, Undersecretary of International Trade

The implementation of President Obama’s National Export Initiative, which seeks to double the amount of U.S. exports by 2015, is a top priority.

clock August 9, 2011Kristi Ellis

Left: So Low sweatshirt; Baby Phat top; Joy Cioci pants. Sugar shoes. Right: Yoana Baraschi blazer; McClintock Collection by Jessica McClintock top; Joy Cioci pants. Keds shoes.

Fashion Features

Juniors Trend: Material Girl 2.0

Unlike the racy lacy days of Madonna, today the junior market is turning out looks with a boy-meets-girl charm.

clock August 9, 2011Mayte Allende

A Jimmy Choo pump.

Designer and Luxury

Jimmy Choo Opens in West Village

The luxury footwear and accessories brand will open the doors on a new Bleecker Street store in downtown Manhattan today.

clock August 9, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Government and Trade

WWD Magic Preview: Brazil Boosts Exports on Favorable Exchange Rate

Brands battle low-cost imports, despite currency advantage.

clock August 9, 2011Michael Kepp


Today's Must Read

Alewya Demmisse in "Tall are the Roots."


For Byredo, Filmmaker Fenn O’Meally Captures the Zeitgeist of Today

clock 11hJennifer Weil

Social Studies

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