Firm Deals With Debt as Speculation Swirls

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The financial pressure is back on Barneys New York, which continues to be dogged by debt concerns and speculation that certain stores are struggling.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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10 Crosby Derek Lam RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

10 Crosby Derek Lam RTW Fall 2012

The fall drawing board at Derek Lam’s secondary collection began with the Macaulay Culkin movie “Home Alone.”

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Lara Bohinc

Parties

Stockdale Fetes New Jo Malone London Position

She hosted a dinner party at her funky London apartment to mark her appointment as style editor of the beauty brand.

clock February 7, 2012Alannah Sparks

Escada RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Escada RTW Fall 2012

Inspired by a globe-trotting female spy, the design team offered a practical wardrobe for the modern woman.

clock February 8, 2012WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Cambodian Worker Groups Seek Improved Conditions

Tribunal called on the government to specify the right to a minimum living wage and ensure that trade unions are allowed to act freely.

clock February 8, 2012Kristiano Ang

Fashion Scoops

Kanye West Returns to Paris Fashion Week

Singer-turned-designer will present his sophomore collection on March 6.

clock February 8, 2012Joelle Diderich

Club Monaco

Business Features

Ralph Lauren Profits Up, American Living Ending

Total revenues for the quarter rose 16.6% to $1.81 billion, which includes a total sales gain of 17.2% to $1.76 billion.

clock February 8, 2012Vicki M. Young

Business Features

The Jones Group Trims Fourth-Quarter Loss to $20.4M

Total sales for the quarter rose 2.3 percent.

clock February 8, 2012Vicki M. Young

Media

Buzzfeed Taps Amy Odell

After writing for New York Magazine’s The Cut blog for four years, she will start at BuzzFeed at the end of the month and run a vertical geared toward women.

clock February 8, 2012John Koblin

A Members Only leather jacket from the fall ‘12 line.

Mergers and Acquisitions

JR Apparel World Acquires Members Only Brand

The firm’s ceo, Jaggi Singh, is also the owner of NML International, which holds the ABS by Allen Schwartz and Vigoss outerwear licenses.

clock February 8, 2012David Lipke

Pirelli PZero's flagship store in Milan.

Designer and Luxury

Pirelli Revamps Design, Plans Retail Expansion

The fashion label has started a repositioning that involves multiple facets of the company.

clock February 8, 2012Alessandra Turra

Steven Cox and Daniel Silver of Duckie Brown

Fashion Features

Perry Ellis Taps Duckie Brown for Designer Collection

Line will be shown on the runway during New York Fashion Week in September.

clock February 8, 2012David Lipke

Steven Alan RTW Fall 2012

Other

Steven Alan RTW Fall 2012

Diego Rivera’s MoMA exhibition led the designer to his south-of-the-border inspiration.

clock February 8, 2012WWD Staff

Fragrance

‘Sex and the City’ Counterfeits Top Customs Perfume List

Overall, $51 million in fake perfume seized in 2011.

clock February 8, 2012Kristi Ellis

A view of The Plaza Hotel.

Designer and Luxury

Angelo Galasso Takes Space at Plaza’s Edwardian Room

The high-end men’s designer, who operates stores in Milan, London and Moscow, has inked a deal to open a 4,720-square-foot store in The Plaza hotel.

clock February 8, 2012Jean E. Palmieri and Alessandra Turra

Organic by John Patrick RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Organic by John Patrick RTW Fall 2012

He’s always shown lots of great sporty items at Organic, but this season the designer said he “wanted to elevate our basics to the next level.”

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Jil Sander Navy RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Jil Sander Navy RTW Fall 2012

The design team turned out a tight fall lineup that combined sporty, technical elements with feminine, Sixties couture-inspired silhouettes.

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Tanya Taylor RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Tanya Taylor RTW Fall 2012

Following two years working at Elizabeth and James, the designer’s first collection was full of polish and promise.

clock February 8, 2012WWD Staff

EA7 Hi-performance ski jacket & pant by Giorgio Armani in white.

Textiles

ISPO Brands Blend Performance Technology With Style

Fashion fused with new technology and sustainability emerged as key themes at the international sports business show.

clock February 8, 2012Norma Quinto

Newt Gingrich

Government and Trade

On the Campaign Trail: February Fight Songs

As the up-in-the-air Republican primary battle moves on, economic issues and political ideologies have dominated the candidates’ talking points.

clock February 8, 2012Kristi Ellis and Arthur Friedman

Financial

Bulgaris, Trapani Sell Some LVMH Shares

The sale of 4.48 million shares took place through an accelerated book-building procedure managed by Credit Suisse.

clock February 8, 2012Alessandra Turra

A view of Project Wooster at last season’s show.

Retail

Changes on Deck at MAGIC, Project Men’s Shows

The largest apparel trade show in the U.S. is evolving to create a more seamless experience between its multiple shows.

clock February 8, 2012David Lipke

A view of the Melissa store.

Footwear

Inside Melissa’s New SoHo Shop

Footwear brand has opened its second store — its first outside of Brazil.

clock February 8, 2012Jessica Iredale

A toursit walks in front of the Eiffel Tower during snow fall.

Retail

Europe’s Cold Snap a Boon to Retail

So far the chilly temps have done little to dampen retail sales with discounted winter inventory — and new spring fashions — now selling side-by-side.

clock February 8, 2012WWD Staff

Gilded Age Men's RTW Fall 2012

Other

Gilded Age Men’s RTW Fall 2012

Vintage motorcycle details appeared throughout the collection.

clock February 8, 2012WWD Staff

Women’s wear looks include many iconic pieces from designers.

Fashion Features

CFDA Shows Off 50 Years of American Fashion

“Impact: Fifty Years of the CFDA” opens at The Museum at FIT on Friday.

clock February 8, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Lazaro Hernandez, Diane von Furstenberg and Scarlett Johansson.

Parties

Scarlett Johansson, Anna Wintour Host Obama Fundraiser

A true-blue crowd of Democratic supporters turned out on Tuesday for the “Runway to Win” event at the Theory flagship in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District.

clock February 8, 2012David Lipke

“The boys look like illegitimate children of Glenn 
Danzig and Andrew Eldritch.” — Alexandre Plokhov

Fashion Features

Men’s Inspirations: The Final Lap

As we approach the last bend before the start of the men’s shows, we get a peek at how this season’s collections started.

clock February 9, 2012Luis Campuzano

The Duchess of Cambridge

Fashion Scoops

Duchess of Cambridge Visits National Portrait Gallery

So what’s a girl to do when her other half is carrying out search-and-rescue missions in the Falkland Islands? Go to a show, of course.

clock February 9, 2012Samantha Conti

Victor Cruz

Fashion Scoops

Victor Cruz Kicks Off Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

The New York Giants’ 25-year-old wide receiver cut the ribbon to launch the New York shows.

clock February 9, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Michael Phelps Eyes London Gold

The swimming superstar is hoping history keeps repeating itself: He won eight gold medals at the Olympics the summer after the Giants’ last Super Bowl victory.

clock February 9, 2012Pete Born

Fashion Scoops

Wilfredo Rosado Launches Fine Jewelry Collection

Pop stars Mariah Carey and Ricky Martin turned up at the Chatwal Hotel to support their friend.

clock February 9, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Faith Connexion, Annabelle Dexter Jones Team Up

The French brand’s capsule collection will be sold at Colette Paris and select, still-unconfirmed stores in New York.

clock February 9, 2012Mayte Allende

Rose Byrne and Dree Hemingway

Fashion Scoops

Sandro Fetes First U.S. Boutique

Dree Hemingway welcomed Rose Byrne, Harley Viera-Newton, Eugenia Silva and Elisabeth von Thurn to the opening.

clock February 9, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Courrèges Celebrates 50 Years at 10 Corso Como

From Feb. 11 to April 22, the Milanese retail emporium will sell dresses, bags and iconic products from the Space Age brand.

clock February 9, 2012Joelle Diderich

Lily Kwong and Lauren Remington Platt in Salvatore Ferragamo.

Fashion Scoops

Associates Committee Hosts Annual Luncheon

New York eatery Rouge Tomate had undergone a bit of a retail makeover, care of sponsor Salvatore Ferragamo.

clock February 9, 2012Matthew Lynch

An Alexsandro Palombo illustration.

Media

Humor Chic Plans Fashion Week Distribution

Designer-turned-artist Alexsandro Palombo’s bedridden state hasn’t stopped him from making his presence known in New York in a far from subtle way.

clock February 9, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Latte Black’s polyester faux shearling jacket with Yummie by Heather Thompson’s cotton, polyester and spandex denim jeans.

Ready To Wear

WWD Magic Preview: All Set for the Desert

The strong January jobs report released last week couldn’t have come at a better time for vendors heading to the show.

clock February 9, 2012Rachel Brown

Ready To Wear

WWD Magic Preview: See the Show

A guide to the upcoming show in Las Vegas, which runs Feb. 12-Feb. 15.

clock February 9, 2012WWD Staff

A view outside Barneys.

Financial

Barneys New York Seen Under Pressure Again

The financial pressure is back on for the retailer, which continues to be dogged by debt concerns and speculation that certain stores are struggling.

clock February 9, 2012WWD Staff

Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor

Fashion Features

Fashion Crazy: First Look at Skaist-Taylor

Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor are on cloud nine in their post-Juicy Couture, multihyphenate world.

clock February 9, 2012Jessica Iredale

A screen grab of Prabal Gurung for ICB.

Media

Fashion Week’s Latest Digital Moves

New York Fashion Week kicks off today — with nearly every major player live-streaming their runway shows, tweeting up a storm and hosting Facebook chats.

clock February 9, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Essentialist

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