Spring 2012 Designer Inspirations: Part I

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Nothing says "fashion week is here" like WWD's roundup of Inspirations.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Mergers and Acquisitions

Liz Claiborne to Sell Mexx Unit to Gores

The $85M deal leaves the company with an 18.8 percent stake in the business.

clock September 5, 2011Evan Clark

There are 482 exhibitors set for Milano Unica.


Stage Set for Milano Unica

Italian mills seeing rebound amid raw material wrangling.

clock September 2, 2011Courtney Smith

Tammy Haddad


Tammy Haddad Rewrites Washington’s Rules

The TV producer turned hostess is reaching across aisles for her guest lists and liveblogging along the way.

clock September 2, 2011Susan Watters

Tom Ford’s woman’s shop at Bergdorf Goodman.

Designer and Luxury

Bergdorf Goodman Opens Tom Ford Shop

The shop is only the second location for Ford’s women’s wear in New York City.

clock September 5, 2011David Moin and Melissa Drier

Claire Choisne

Human Resources

Boucheron Taps Creative Director

Claire Choisne is to present her first designs for the jeweler in 2012.

clock September 5, 2011Katya Foreman

Diego Della Valle

Designer and Luxury

Tod’s to Launch Signature Collection for Handbags

The new collection will feature a diamond-and-circles motif reminiscent of the brand’s famed pebble sole moccasins.

clock September 5, 2011Luisa Zargani

Lazaro Hernandez prior to testifying at a House hearing on the Design  Piracy Bill in July.

Government and Trade

Divided Congress Considers Industry Issues

Trade pacts and piracy could find common ground.

clock September 6, 2011Kristi Ellis

Net-A-Porter’s homepage.


Retailers Go From Being Social to Selling

Communication is fine, but, in retailing, it’s commerce that matters.

clock September 6, 2011Rachel Strugatz

“American Googie architecture.” — Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, Proenza Schouler

Fashion Features

Spring 2012 Designer Inspirations

Spring is in the air, and nothing says it better than today’s lineup of Inspirations.

clock September 6, 2011WWD Staff

An ad visual from the Kardashian Kollection at Sears, shot by Annie Leibovitz.

Human Resources

Kardashian Kollection Launches

It will be sold in 700 Sears stores starting today.

clock September 6, 2011Karyn Monget


Steven Meisel Shoots Nearly Identical Portfolio for W, Italian Vogue

W staffers were not aware the concept was recycled.

clock September 6, 2011John Koblin

Susan Sarandon


Uniqlo Taps Diverse Celebs for Fall Campaign

The cast, which includes Susan Sarandon and Glee’s Darren Criss, is meant to underscore the retailer’s “Made for All” philosophy.

clock September 6, 2011David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

Yigal Azrouël to Open New Cut25 Store

The freestanding store will be located on Grand Street.

clock September 6, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Dolce & Gabbana Extends Pairing With Italian National Soccer Team

The designers have extended the collaboration through 2014.

clock September 6, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Web Site to Launch Sale of Vintage Valentino Haute Couture

1stdibs.com sale will feature about 30 pieces from 1960 to 1980.

clock September 6, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Swarovski Selects Designers for London Collective

On Monday, the company named the London designers it will collaborate with for spring 2012.

clock September 6, 2011WWD Staff


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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