Private Equity Group Buys J. McLaughlin

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Emporio Armani Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Emporio Armani Pre-Fall 2012

Giorgio Armani named this collection “Bazaar,” mixing and matching different fabrics and styles for a lineup that balanced the feminine with the masculine.

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Fashion Scoops

Vivienne Westwood Addresses Tent City Crowd

The designer talked about the links between climate change — one of her favorite causes — and Europe’s financial woes.

clock November 21, 2011WWD Staff

The Jack Wills flagship at Leighton Centre


Jack Wills Launches Stores in Asia

The British university-inspired brand will debut in two areas in Hong Kong frequented by mainland Chinese tourists.

clock November 21, 2011Joyce Man

Business Features

Stocks Drop on U.S. Deficit Gridlock

Investors on both sides of the Atlantic sold off shares and fretted over the larger economic picture.

clock November 21, 2011Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis

Charlize Theron


‘Young Adult’ Bows in New York

Charlize Theron, Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman toasted their collaboration on Friday night.

clock November 21, 2011Kristi Garced

Carlos Arias and Jeff Streader

Government and Trade

Issues Intertwine Across Textile Production Pipeline

Speakers at the Annual Textile & Apparel Importer Trade & Transportation Conference covered a wide swath of industry concerns.

clock November 21, 2011Arthur Friedman

A look from the Lagerfeld collection with F.D. Fashion.

Designer and Luxury

Lagerfeld Seen at $108.2M in 2012

Karl Lagerfeld has extended the partnership with licensee F.D. Fashion Herrenmode for his men’s collection.

clock November 21, 2011Miles Socha

A Miansai bracelet.


Miansai Expands, Unveils New Site

Michael Saiger’s men’s accessories line — which is also popular with female consumers — is now carried in about 130 stores in 17 countries.

clock November 21, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Government and Trade

China to Up IPR Enforcement

Country has agreed to step up its enforcement of intellectual property rights to curb prevalent counterfeiting and pirating of U.S. trademarks.

clock November 21, 2011Kristi Ellis

The Kelly Wearstler store on Melrose Avenue in LA.

Designer and Luxury

Kelly Wearstler Opens Los Angeles Store

The designer’s evolution from interior designer to doyenne of all things design has reached another milestone with the opening of a store on Melrose Avenue.

clock November 21, 2011Rachel Brown and Rachel Strugatz

Human Resources

Sol Solk, Men’s Wear Retail Exec, Dies at 85

The longtime men’s wear executive headed Grodins’ merchandising.

clock November 21, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Arlene Goldstein


Arlene Goldstein Brings Southern Touch to Belk

The department store’s fashion director has made sure the company stays on trend and has a consistent message.

clock November 22, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

The interior of the J.McLaughlin store in Westport, Conneticut.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Private Equity Group Buys J. McLaughlin

The deal, completed Monday, values the classic, preppy brand at $80 million, according to sources.

clock November 22, 2011David Moin


Franca Sozzani Sounds Off

The editor in chief of Italian Vogue would like to see a little less conversation and a little more action from the Catholic Church.

clock November 22, 2011Cynthia Martens

A print ad from Hilfiger’s holiday campaign.


‘The Hilfigers’ Return for Holiday Campaign

A new TV spot titled “Holiday Par-tay” will air internationally beginning Nov. 23, in conjunction with a global print and outdoor effort.

clock November 22, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Teddy’s Legacy at IMG Worldwide

Observers are quietly speculating about the future of IMG Worldwide following the death of ceo Theodore J.”Ted” Forstmann.

clock November 22, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

American Eagle Outfitters Offers Robert Hanson a Hearty Hello

The details of the pay package offered to the company’s new chief executive officer were revealed in a filing with the SEC.

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Fashion Scoops

Dates Set for Marc Jacobs Exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs

“Louis Vuitton Marc Jacobs” will open on March 6, which coincides with Paris Fashion Week.

clock November 22, 2011WWD Staff

Sir Paul Smith

Fashion Scoops

Sir Paul Smith to Be Honored at British Fashion Awards

The designer is to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award, the British Fashion Council said Monday.

clock November 22, 2011WWD Staff

Lady Gaga at the ribbon cutting for?Gaga’s Workshop at Barneys New York.

Designer and Luxury

Gaga’s Workshop Opens at Barneys New York

Twenty-five percent of the shop’s sales will go to the pop star’s Born This Way Foundation.

clock November 21, 2011Matthew Lynch

Fashion Scoops

New Museum Hosts Next Generation Party

Co-chairs Fabiola Beracasa, Poppy de Villeneuve, Kalup Linzy, Lorenzo Martone, Meredith Melling Burke and Carlos Mota wrangled a colorful crowd for the cause.

clock November 22, 2011WWD Staff


China E-commerce Seen Spiking

New report by The Boston Consulting Group finds China’s e-commerce market is on track to top $314 billion and possibly surpass the U.S. market by 2015.

clock November 21, 2011Evan Clark

Stella McCartney


Stella McCartney Readies for February Debuts

The designer will show a one-off capsule collection during London Fashion Week and has plans to open a second London unit that month as well.

clock November 22, 2011Samantha Conti

A view of Marni’s Edition store in the Meatpacking District.

Designer and Luxury

Marni’s Edition Makes Its U.S. Debut

Edition, which was born two years ago, targets a younger customer with prices that are 20 to 25 percent less than the main collection.

clock November 22, 2011Sharon Edelson

Chado Ralph Rucci’s sequined silk chiffon dress with plastic insets. Badgley Mischka earrings; Marc Jacobs shoes.

Fashion Trends

Spring 2012 Trend: Silver Wear

It’s a balancing act this spring as designers show simple, stark shapes covered with dazzling shimmer and shine.

clock November 22, 2011Bobbi Queen


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