Greenfield Hire Shows New Focus on Brands

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The Jones Group Inc. is pushing forward with the development of a brand-centric approach to its divisions that the company hopes will enable it to get to the next level of growth.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Media

Lagardère Stock on the Rise

Shares gain on news that Qatar could further up its stake in the media company.

clock January 4, 2012Jennifer Weil

David Beckham models his bodywear line for H&M.

Textiles

H&M Unveils David Beckham’s Undies

Swedish firm launches bodywear collection in collaboration with the British soccer player.

clock January 4, 2012Joelle Diderich

Giles Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Giles Pre-Fall 2012

Giles Deacon continued to play on the ladylike silhouettes that have become his calling card over the past few seasons.

clock January 4, 2012WWD Staff

Mergers and Acquisitions

Macy’s, Shopko and Dollar General to Open Stores

While specialty chains last quarter spoke of store closures, two retail channels — department stores and discounters — instead are opening stores.

clock January 4, 2012Vicki M. Young

VSTR's mantra is everything fits into a pack. Here, a compilation of items from its spring and fall collections with some travel necessities.

Ready To Wear

Quiksilver to Launch Line for Kelly Slater

The VSTR collection is targeted at a man with an adventurous spirit.

clock January 4, 2012Khanh T.L. Tran

Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud

Fragrance

Louis Vuitton Confirms Fragrance Debut

The brand has tapped Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud, a master third-generation perfumer.

clock January 4, 2012Miles Socha

Government and Trade

Debate Over Cotton Prices in India Builds

Worried about the continued decline in cotton prices and a surplus in production, farmers are seeking protectionist measures from the government.

clock January 4, 2012Mayu Saini

Lanvin Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Lanvin Pre-Fall 2012

Alber Elbaz showed clothes that at first sight looked rather simple but were actually loaded with elaborate details and done in experimental shapes and fabrics.

clock January 5, 2012WWD Staff

Donna Karan

Fashion Features

Pitti Uomo: Ones to Watch

New and notable brands to check out at the Florence trade show include Chevignon, Massif, DKNY and Valentino.

clock January 4, 2012WWD Staff

Financial

Byron Wien Offers Predictions for 2012

The former chief U.S. investment strategist for Morgan Stanley, now vice chairman of Blackstone Advisory Partners, disclosed his top ten surprises for the year.

clock January 4, 2012Vicki M. Young

Kate Spade Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Kate Spade Pre-Fall 2012

Expanding further into the lifestyle category, creative director Deborah Lloyd showed a collection that featured clothes, accessories and swimwear.

clock January 4, 2012WWD Staff

The Ferragamo boutique in Milan.

Retail

European Brands Upbeat on Future Men’s Business

Luxury labels look to creative offerings, expanded categories to sustain momentum.

clock January 4, 2012Katya Foreman and Sofia Celeste

Suits were strong at many specialty stores over the holiday.

Retail

Men’s Specialty Stores Positive, but Still Cautious

At the upcoming New York market, dollars will be spent on updated sportswear, clothing and denim.

clock January 4, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Andrew Pollard

Retail

The View From Project New York

The show continues to gain traction as it rebuilds following a downturn after the recession.

clock January 4, 2012David Lipke

Beyond Yoga’s cotton and spandex top; Via Prive’s nylon and spandex pants.

Intimates

Sportswear Trend: Good Sports

Athletic garb is scoring major fashion marks for spring.

clock January 5, 2012Kim Friday

Human Resources

James Shay Named President of Isaia

He will oversee the Italian luxury brand’s operations in North and South America.

clock January 5, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Black Sweater

Sportswear

Making a Mark in New York

A Ralph Lauren alumnus strikes out on his own, Ghurka retools and a documentarian designs a collection. Highlights from the upcoming January market.

clock January 5, 2012WWD Staff

Wesley Card, Stefani Greenfield and Richard Dickson.

Business Features

Jones Group Crystallizing Its Vision

The hiring of Stefani Greenfield sent a clear signal about the company’s strategy under Wesley Card and Richard Dickson.

clock January 5, 2012Marc Karimzadeh and Evan Clark

Ashley Greene in the DKNY ad.

Media

Ashley Greene Strikes a Pose for DKNY

The ads featuring the “Twilight” actress are scheduled to break globally in February and March magazines.

clock January 5, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Media

ABC Family Premieres ‘Jane by Design’

In the first episode, Jane (Erica Dasher) lands a job as assistant to an icy, insecure fashion designer (Andie MacDowell).

clock January 5, 2012Jessica Iredale

Max Irons in INC.

Media

Macy’s Signs Max Irons

It was English actor’s “natural style” that prompted the retailer to sign him as the new face of its INC men’s collection.

clock January 5, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Green Day for John Varvatos.

Media

John Varvatos Taps Green Day

The punk rock band will star in the designer’s spring advertising campaign.

clock January 5, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Scoops

Wall Street Gives Liz Claiborne Name Change Favorable Nod

The company’s stock reached a 52-week high on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, closing at $9.40.

clock January 5, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Duchess of Cambridge to Reveal Charity Patronages

The duchess has chosen four charities: the National Portrait Gallery, Action on Addiction, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices and The Art Room.

clock January 5, 2012Samantha Conti

A ring from Ivanka Trump’s sustainable diamond collection.

Fashion Scoops

Russell Simmons’ Diamond Empowerment Fund to Honor Ivanka Trump

Founded in 2007, the nonprofit organization will host its first annual Good Awards tonight at the Empire Hotel in New York.

clock January 5, 2012Rachel Strugatz

The Valentino Va Va Voom for Montaigne Market.

Fashion Scoops

Montaigne Market to Fete Valentino Handbag

The Va Va Voom handbag, in black leather with black studs and a silver chain strap, will be launched at the event on Jan. 23.

clock January 5, 2012Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

Rick Caruso to Enter Bid for Los Angeles Dodgers

The Southern California developer has sparked speculation about turning Dodger Stadium’s environs into a destination for shops and restaurants.

clock January 5, 2012Rachel Brown

Jean Paul Gaultier

Fashion Scoops

Lycée Francais de New York to Honor Jean Paul Gaultier

The designer will be given the Charles de Ferry de Fontnouvelle Award at the school’s annual gala on March 17.

clock January 5, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

From the  “Power to the She” campaign.

Marketing and Promotion

Gap Pumps Up Athleta Marketing

The campaign, called “Power to the She,” is the division’s first integrated national marketing effort.

clock January 5, 2012David Moin

Kunis appears with new versions of the Miss Dior handbag.

Marketing and Promotion

Christian Dior Signs Mila Kunis

The “Black Swan” star has been named a new face of the French house, and will appear in its spring fashion campaign, shot by Mikael Jansson.

clock January 5, 2012Miles Socha

Financial

Uneven Holiday Ends With Up Week

Sales for the seven days beginning on Christmas and concluding Dec. 31 rose 5.3 percent over the comparable week of 2010.

clock January 5, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Essentialist

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A folkloric figure, part of Charles Jeffrey Loverboy's new installation at Dover Street Market in London.

Fashion

Charles Jeffrey Brings Hope, and More, to Dover Street Market

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Social Studies

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