Tahari, Levine Invest in Malandrino Brand

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Fashion has a new trio. Elie Tahari and Arthur S. Levine have completed a deal to invest in Catherine Malandrino to help the designer grow her brand with new categories and global expansion. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

Barbour Toasts Steve McQueen

The late actor’s son Chad stopped by the brand’s store in SoHo for a party to celebrate the Barbour Steve McQueen collection.

clock October 7, 2011WWD Staff

A view of the new Monika Chiang store.


Monika Chiang Store Bows in Los Angeles

Christopher Burch-backed brand opens first unit.

clock October 10, 2011Rachel Brown


Jones Group, Delta Galil in Talks

Firms are discussing the sale of Jones jeanswear division, which includes such brands as Gloria Vanderbilt, Energie, L.E.I. and Jessica Simpson.

clock October 11, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Human Resources

Gucci Acts on Employee Allegations

According to newspaper reports in China, sales staff have lodged complaints against the luxury brand for “inhuman” working conditions.

clock October 11, 2011WWD Staff

Michael McBreen


Michael McBreen: Local Knowledge Is Key

At the WWD Global Markets Forum, the svp of Collective Brands said that global brands can’t lose sight of customers in different markets.

clock October 11, 2011Sharon Edelson

Lydia Park Forstmann

Designer and Luxury

Tory Burch Builds an International Brand

The designer is getting ready to open her first freestanding store in Dubai, her third Hong Kong boutique and her first Singapore boutique.

clock October 11, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

Lawrence J. Brill

Government and Trade

Lawrence Brill on U.S. Export Promotion

In a presentation at the WWD Global Market Forum, he explained the many government programs aimed at aiding businesses looking to sell abroad.

clock October 11, 2011Arthur Friedman

Levi's jeans.


Levi’s Net Up 14.2% in Third Quarter

Revenues up 8.6% with growth led by retail and Asia Pacific operations.

clock October 11, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Michael DeSimone


Michael DeSimone Weighs In on E-commerce

At the WWD Global Markets Forum, the ceo of FiftyOne Global Ecommerce emphasized the importance of choosing the right approach in global Internet sales.

clock October 11, 2011Arthur Friedman

Milan’s Duomo.

Designer and Luxury

Milan Stays Firm on Show Dates

Mario Boselli, head of the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, told WWD that “there is nothing more to add or change.”

clock October 11, 2011Luisa Zargani

Cedric Prouvé

Beauty Features

Estée Lauder’s Global Strategy

China and Brazil are essential markets for the company.

clock October 11, 2011Julie Naughton



American Brands Taking Digital Lead

In the latest Digital IQ Index, which ranks fashion brands according to their online competence, 10 of the top 15 brands hail from the U.S.

clock October 11, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Inside Industrie Denim’s Scottsdale store.


American Rag Branches Out With Industrie Denim Stores

Levi’s brands will anchor the merchandise, but there will be more than 80 international denim brands available.

clock October 12, 2011Rachel Brown

Haider Ackermann RTW Spring 2012

Fashion Trends

Spring 2012 Trend: Boxy Lady

Many designers put the emphasis on wide volume for spring.

clock October 12, 2011WWD Staff

Government and Trade

China Currency Bill Passes Senate Test

Legislation could ultimately lead to punitive tariffs on Chinese imports.

clock October 12, 2011Kristi Ellis

The Alexander Wang pop-up store.

Designer and Luxury

Alexander Wang Shop to Open at Printemps

The New York-based designer will gain his biggest retail foothold in France with the opening of a shop in the retailer’s Paris flagship.

clock October 12, 2011Joelle Diderich

Elie Tahari, Arthur S. Levine and Catherine Malandrino

Designer and Luxury

Elie Tahari, Arthur Levine Invest in Catherine Malandrino Brand

Partnership aims to help the designer grow her brand both at retail and wholesale, as well as with new categories and global expansion.

clock October 12, 2011Marc Karimzadeh and Vicki M. Young


Carolyn Kremins’ Close Encounter

The new publisher of Condé Nast Traveler shares an anecdote from a recent vacation in Botswana.

clock October 12, 2011John Koblin

Demi Moore on the set with Norman Jean Roy


Demi Moore Shoots Holiday Campaign for Ann Taylor

The latest images were shot by Norman Jean Roy in a Los Angeles studio against a manufactured backdrop of snow-flecked pine trees.

clock October 12, 2011David Lipke

Elsa Schiaparelli in 1932.

Fashion Features

Elsa Schiaparelli, Miuccia Prada to Meet at the Met

The Costume Institute’s upcoming spring show will focus on two icons of Italian fashion.

clock October 12, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Dolce, Gabbana Host Dinner for Bruno Mars

The Hawaiian artist wore a three-piece gray Dolce & Gabbana suit and a hat in the same color to the fete at their Gold restaurant.

clock October 12, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Joan Collins Awarded Lifetime Achiever Award

Jane Bruton, editor of Grazia UK, and Aude Appolinaire, regional marketing director of Chanel, were also honored by Cosmetic Executive Women UK.

clock October 12, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Calvin Klein Collection to Host London Fete

The brand’s dinner party with the Design Museum in London this Thursday will feature quite a few creative forces.

clock October 12, 2011WWD Staff

Cheryl Hines in Diane von Furstenberg.


Cheryl Hines: The Crude Wife

Her sexy new role on ABC’s “Suburgatory” has the actress skewering real housewives and raking in the laughs.

clock October 12, 2011Matthew Lynch


Today's Must Read


Swimwear and Lingerie Companies Up In Arms Over Instagram's New Policy

clock 11hKellie Ell

Social Studies