Designers Line Up to Support Obama

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With the 2012 Presidential election cycle now in full swing, a sizeable contingent of fashion designers is working to sew up a victory for Barack Obama, under a new campaign initiative dubbed Runway to Win.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Nina Ricci Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Nina Ricci Pre-Fall 2012

Peter Copping juxtaposed strength with romance, playfully mixing military elements with delicate lingerie-inspired pieces.

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Employment Shows Growth but Uncertainty Still Lingers

Lower unemployment seen as one of many metrics needed for sustained turnaround.

clock January 8, 2012Kristi Ellis

Jean-Claude Biver and Ricardo Guadalupe

Human Resources

Jean-Claude Biver Changes Role at Hublot

He steps down as ceo but will remain as chairman and official spokesman.

clock January 8, 2012Joelle Diderich

Chloé Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Chloé Pre-Fall 2012

Clare Waight Keller’s first pre-fall collection comprised an easy, urban wardrobe that played on both maxi and mini proportions and motifs.

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Rochas Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Rochas Pre-Fall 2012

“Pulled together, but not ladylike. Preppy but not girly.” That’s how creative director Marco Zanini described his pre-fall lineup.

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A dotted room by Yayoi Kusama at Centre Pompidou.

Designer and Luxury

Louis Vuitton Links With Artist Yayoi Kusama

Product range includes leather goods, ready-to-wear, accessories, shoes, watches and jewelry.

clock January 6, 2012Miles Socha


Human Resources

Eugene Kahn Exits Claire’s

James Conroy and Jay Friedman to head interim office of ceo until successor is named.

clock January 6, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Alexander Wang Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Alexander Wang Pre-Fall 2012

The designer built on his signature hybrid of sportswear and tailoring, tweaking sharp cuts and men’s wear fabrics in a playful yet edgy way.

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Yigal Azrouël Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Yigal Azrouël Pre-Fall 2012

Noting that he was inspired by the effortless beauty of everyday living, the designer took a feminine-versus-masculine route for pre-fall.

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Glenn Close in Giorgio Armani and Julia Koch in Chanel with Naomi Watts.


String Game: The Kochs Host a Joshua Bell Recital

David and Julia Koch opened up their 740 Park Avenue apartment Thursday for a performance by the Grammy winner.

clock January 6, 2012Alessandra Codinha

Inside the Stella McCartney SoHo store.

Designer and Luxury

Stella McCartney Moves to SoHo

Plans for the relocation of her original Meatpacking District flagship have been under way for months.

clock January 6, 2012Jessica Iredale

Human Resources

Lululemon Founder to Leave Executive Role

Chip Wilson to remain chairman at the yoga apparel firm.

clock January 6, 2012Evan Clark

Dondup’s DQueen line.

Fashion Features

Pitti Bimbo: Ones To Watch

Five lines to check out at the show.

clock January 9, 2012Alessandra Turra

Bleu Comme Gris

Fashion Features

Europeans Soldier Ahead at Pitti Bimbo

Vendors look for opportunities despite economic concerns in the euro zone.

clock January 9, 2012Cynthia Martens

Rykiel Enfant cashmere dress. Pretty Ballerinas mary janes.

Fashion Features

Children’s Wear Trend: Kids’ Stuff

Pint-size fashion takes its cues from the grown-ups this season, working sophisticated prints and a rich palette into clothes that are pure fun.

clock January 9, 2012Kim Friday

Fiveloaves Twofish

Fashion Features

WWD Children’s Preview: Kids Get Trendy

The steady need for children’s wear is being bolstered by a swing to more forward fashions.

clock January 9, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

A look at the Superdry store sign.


Scene: Play Time in Florence and New York

Visitors to children’s markets on either side of the Atlantic should find plenty to do after hours.

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Marc Jacobs

Designer and Luxury

Designers Line Up to Support Obama

The Obama-Biden campaign has partnered with 22 designers to create merchandise that will raise funds for the President’s reelection efforts.

clock January 9, 2012David Lipke

Queen Elizabeth II

Fashion Scoops

Queen Elizabeth Biography Released

“Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch,” by Sally Bedell Smith, hits stores Tuesday.

clock January 9, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Fashion Scoops

Kate and William’s Red Carpet Turn

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge graced the red carpet when they attended the premiere of Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of “War Horse.”

clock January 9, 2012Nina Jones

Tom Ford photographed his own spring campaign.


Tom Ford Shoots Spring Campaign

After a series of high-gloss ads this past fall shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, the designer took the camera back into his own hands.

clock January 9, 2012David Lipke

A road trip to Las Vegas is the theme of the John Galliano campaign.


John Galliano Spring Campaign Hits the Road

The fashion house has collaborated with photographer Sebastian Kim for its next ad campaign.

clock January 9, 2012Natasha Montrose

Abbey Doneger


Abbey Doneger to Receive Honor

The president of the Doneger Group is being inducted into the Accessories Council’s Hall of Fame.

clock January 9, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

The dining room at North End Grill.


Feast for the Eye: North End Grill

Danny Meyer and Floyd Cardoz bring their second act to Battery Park.

clock January 9, 2012Alessandra Codinha

Lady Gaga on the cover of L’Uomo Vogue.


L’Uomo Vogue Features Lady Gaga Cover

The megastar appears on the January gatefold cover of the Condé Nast glossy men’s magazine, which hits newsstands Tuesday.

clock January 9, 2012Alessandra Turra


‘Project Runway All Stars’ Debuts

Elisa Jimenez, who came in 10th place during her original season of “Project Runway,” was the first one voted off with her HotPants look.

clock January 9, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Marketing and Promotion

Target Drops Wieden + Kennedy as Lead Ad Agency

The mass retailer parted ways with another of its longtime ad agencies, Peterson Milla Hooks, late last year.

clock January 9, 2012Sharon Edelson

Matthew Shay


NRF Convention to Focus on ‘New Rules’

About 24,000 senior executives, buyers and store operators at all levels, as well as suppliers and consultants, are expected to attend.

clock January 9, 2012David Moin


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