Alexander Wang’s Asian Expansion

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First stop, New York. Next stop, Beijing. That’s the route of the Alexander Wang retail express, set to gather major speed beginning next month with the opening of the designer’s Beijing flagship.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Human Resources

Wal-Mart China Taps New CEO

Retailer has promoted Greg Foran from post of senior vice president for Wal-Mart International.

clock February 7, 2012Amanda Kaiser and Lara Farrar

Omega’s Ladymatic.


Swatch Posts 18.1% Rise in Profit for Year

Momentum continued in January with double-digit growth in the watches and jewelry segment.

clock February 7, 2012Joelle Diderich

Michael McNamara


Online On Track for 20 Percent Share

E-commerce likely to account for one in every five dollars spent on specialty apparel in 2012.

clock February 7, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Aleesha Smalls, Mirna Bard, and Jon Kubo.


Social Commerce IQ: Rules of Engagement

There are various methods for social engagement, and what works for one brand isn’t necessarily what works for another.

clock February 7, 2012Vicki M. Young

Christa Depoe


Keen Goes Global With E-Commerce

It has become a global brand due to a cohesive, single-platform e-commerce strategy.

clock February 7, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Denise Incandela


Saks’ Incandela: Mutichannel Retailing Is Critical

Technology that was considered cutting edge or experimental is now mainstream, said the chief marketing officer and president of Saks Direct.

clock February 7, 2012Sharon Edelson

A photo of Iselin Steiro from Peter Farago and Ingela Klemetz-Farago's book, "Northern Women in Chanel."


What’s Hot at Cold Copenhagen’s Fashion Week

Highlights from the fashion-packed five-day event included Kopenhagen Fur’s International Talents show and an uptick in Japanese visitors.

clock February 7, 2012Katya Foreman


Levi’s Seeks $1.2B in Dockers Sales

On earnings call, ceo Chip Bergh noted brand has “struggled” and that stopping its “rapid erosion” was among his top priorities.

clock February 7, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Erik Lautier

Marketing and Promotion

Melding Mobile With Retail: Lacoste’s Erik Lautier

As digital evolves, firms need to consider whether an app is really necessary, how to best use QR codes and own correct digital locations.

clock February 7, 2012Vicki M. Young

Anna Catherine’s leather jacket and silk tank top worn with Dylan George’s cotton and spandex jeans.

Ready To Wear

Project Preview: Women’s Gets Spotlight

To appeal to women’s buyers and exhibitors in a show dominated by men’s wear, the trade show is revamping its women’s section.

clock February 7, 2012Khanh T.L. Tran

Erika Bearman

Designer and Luxury

Oscar de la Renta’s Focus on Innovation

Erika Bearman, OscarPRGirl, mapped out a five-point strategy — be innovative, develop evangelists, eliminate middlemen, move first and sell more stuff.

clock February 7, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

A look behind-the-scenes of Avril Lavigne’s shoot for JustFab.


JustFab Links With Avril Lavigne’s Abbey Dawn Line

The singer will next month launch accessories from her brand’s spring collection on the online accessory subscription footwear and styling service.

clock February 7, 2012Rachel Brown

Marissa Kraxberger

Designer and Luxury

Kate Spade Likes Digital All Wrapped Up

The brand’s holiday ad campaign helped hike last year’s e-commerce sales by 11 percent.

clock February 7, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Melissa Payner, Paul Blum, and Les Berglass.

Human Resources

Recruiting in a Digital World

Where do online and brick-and-mortar retailers look to hire tech-savvy, merchant-friendly, self-starting, collaborative job candidates?

clock February 7, 2012Sharon Edelson

Julie Carlson


Instant Gratification: Remodelista’s Lifestyle Approach

The online home design publication has a following that’s borderline obsessive.

clock February 7, 2012Amy Wicks

Designer and Luxury

Accessories, Men’s Wear Propel Luxe Spending

Industry executives predict more of the same in 2012.

clock February 7, 2012Luisa Zargani

Wade Gerten


The Web’s Latest Wave: Rise of Social Commerce

Wade Gerten of 8thBridge said the future of e-commerce lies within reshaping the experience completely around people.

clock February 7, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Alexander McQueen RTW Spring 2012

Fashion Features

Face Value: Five Models Talk Fashion Week

WWD caught up with a handful of breakout models to discuss how they’re gearing up for their second season of New York collections.

clock February 8, 2012Taylor Harris

James Franco and Lily Donaldson on the set of the campaign in Santa Monica, California.

Marketing and Promotion

James Franco Goes Vintage in Seven For All Mankind Ads

The actor stepped behind the camera to direct a series of vignettes that will break on the denim brand’s dedicated YouTube channel beginning Feb. 15.

clock February 7, 2012David Lipke

Equipment’s silk blouse with Insight’s cotton and spandex high-waist denim jeans and Frye brogues.

Fashion Trends

Project Trend: Attention Grabber

The fall season is brimming with look-at-me color and abstract prints.

clock February 8, 2012Kim Friday

Ready To Wear

Project Preview: Seminar Series

The trade show will hold the following seminars in Las Vegas Feb. 13 and 14.

clock February 8, 2012WWD Staff

Marc Jacobs’ “South Park” T-shirts.

Fashion Scoops

Marc Jacobs Pays Tribute to ‘South Park’

Eric Cartman, Randy Marsh and Butters Stotch are featured on T-shirts to benefit The Interdisciplinary Melanoma Cooperative Group at NYU.

clock February 8, 2012Taylor Harris

A Rag & Bone ad for the Samsung Galaxy Note.

Fashion Scoops

Rag & Bone to Unveil First ‘Techcessory’

The team has designed a case for the Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone, which will be sold exclusively at AT&T beginning Feb. 19.

clock February 8, 2012Kristi Garced

Carmen Marc Valvo and his staff.

Fashion Scoops

Carmen Marc Valvo Rings Closing Bell

The designer will show his fall collection at Nasdaq’s Times Square outpost at 6 p.m. Sunday.

clock February 8, 2012Evan Clark

Fashion Scoops

The Model Alliance Fetes Launch at The Standard

The long-in-the-works nonprofit aims to improve working conditions in the American modeling industry.

clock February 8, 2012Matthew Lynch


Bloomingdale’s, ‘Jane by Design’ Team Up

Store windows this week feature looks inspired by the ABC Family series and curated by Stephanie Solomon, the retailer’s fashion director of ready-to-wear.

clock February 8, 2012Sharon Edelson

An image from Americana Manhasset’s spring catalogue called, “I Love Americana.”


Americana Manhasset Releases Spring Catalogue

Karlie Kloss and Simon Nessman play house in a Neutra-style ranch filled with Fifties details such as shag carpets, rotary phones and mid-century furniture.

clock February 8, 2012Sharon Edelson


Newsstand Sales End 2011 on Down Note

The entire magazine industry was down an average of 10 percent during the second half of last year, with some fashion titles falling much harder.

clock February 8, 2012Amy Wicks

Mario Sorrenti shot Penelope Tree for Barneys New York’s spring campaign.


Barneys New York Unveils Spring Campaigns

For the women’s campaign, Penelope Tree is joined by seven other novelty models, including Jane Aldridge, Jessica Saund and Julia Sarr-Jamois.

clock February 8, 2012Jessica Iredale

From Luvon’s series of ads on the Chinese Lolita, photographed by Quentin Shih.

Marketing and Promotion

ChinaFile: Lolita in China

Young designer Liu Lu spotlights China’s open secret of young mistresses by featuring Chinese Lolitas in her latest ad campaign for Luvon.

clock February 8, 2012Huang Hung

Rodrigo Bazan, Dennis Wang, Alexander Wang, and Aimie Wang.

Designer and Luxury

Alexander Wang’s Asian Expansion

The designer’s retail express is set to gather major speed with the opening next month of a flagship in Beijing.

clock February 8, 2012Bridget Foley

“The new Alexander Girard book by Todd Oldham; the new Eames documentary, ‘The Architect and the Painter,’ and the charming love story of illustrators Walter and Naiad Einsel portrayed in the book, ‘Art From the Heart.’” — Anna Sui

Designer and Luxury

Designer Inspirations: Part Three

What do you get when a prim girl meets a “big, bad handsome man”? Or when “ice ice baby” intersects with warm modernism?

clock February 8, 2012WWD Staff


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