When Do Designers Reach the Next Level?

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As Prabal Gurung and Thakoon Panichgul sent their collections down the runway over the weekend, one thought no doubt preoccupied them: When would their companies be ready for the next level?SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Saskia de Brauw in a Chanel jacket.

Fashion Scoops

Chanel Details Photo Book

Tome celebrates the French house’s classic jacket.

clock February 7, 2012Miles Socha

A look by Amaya Arzuaga.

Fashion Features

Economy, Austerity Cast Pall Over Fashion Week in Spain

The high end and the low end appear to be holding their own in financially beleaguered Spain, but the midmarket retail sector is in bad shape.

clock February 9, 2012Barbara Barker

Designer and Luxury

Tod’s Gets OK for Colosseum Project

Restoration work on the Roman amphitheater is due to start in spring.

clock February 12, 2012Luisa Zargani

Government and Trade

Industry Imports Down in 2011

Seven of the top 10 supplier countries posted declines in textile and apparel imports to the U.S. compared with 2010.

clock February 12, 2012Kristi Ellis

Media

Dior Well ‘Liked’ on Facebook

No brand in apparel and footwear gets more of the social media site’s thumbs-up signs.

clock February 10, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Anna Sui

Handbags

Coach Partners With Anna Sui

The designer has been tapped to create two versions of the brand’s Duffle Sac for fall.

clock February 10, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Designer and Luxury

When Do Designers Reach the Next Level?

Twenty-five million dollars seems to be the magic number for young designers to hit for their businesses to reach real scale.

clock February 12, 2012Evan Clark

Peter Harris

Footwear

Q&A: Pedder Group President Peter Harris

WWD caught up with the executive to discuss footwear and accessories trends in Asia, as well as how Western brands should approach Far East expansion.

clock February 10, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

St. John RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

St. John RTW Fall 2012

Creative director George Sharp always aims to have his women look chic in an effortless way, and for fall he looked to Loulou de la Falaise for inspiration.

clock February 10, 2012WWD Staff

Charlotte Ronson RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Charlotte Ronson RTW Fall 2012

More sophisticated than past collections, the designer’s fall show contained many chic leather pieces and her signature minidresses.

clock February 10, 2012WWD Staff

N. Hoolywood Men's RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

N. Hoolywood Men’s RTW Fall 2012

Inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s days in Cuba, Daisuke Obana delivered a well-executed celebration of Americana classics.

clock February 10, 2012WWD Staff

Retail

Martha Stewart Fires Back at Macy’s

Home goods firm says department store breached contract, failing to “maximize net sales.”

clock February 10, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Helmut Lang RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Helmut Lang RTW Fall 2012

Nicole and Michael Colovos continued to deliver their steady cast of cool, hard-edged looks, this time inspired by the dark HBO series “Game of Thrones.”

clock February 10, 2012WWD Staff

Suno RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Suno RTW Fall 2012

Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty continued to make a compelling argument for big prints worn in brash combinations.

clock February 10, 2012WWD Staff

Academy of Art University RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Academy of Art University RTW Fall 2012

The collection from Jeanette Au was the most inventive. She delivered a colorful, textural display of mohair and metallic knits with intricate 3-D patterns.

clock February 11, 2012WWD Staff

Billy Reid RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Billy Reid RTW Fall 2012

The designer’s Southern-twinged Americana style continued for fall with a lineup of great sportswear and deft tailoring, plus a dose of European polish.

clock February 11, 2012WWD Staff

Lacoste RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Lacoste RTW Fall 2012

Looking to the Sixties, Felipe Oliveira Baptista showed Alpine sweaters, bicolored leggings and little zip-front knit shifts in geometric patterns and solids.

clock February 11, 2012WWD Staff

Christian Cota RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Christian Cota RTW Fall 2012

Working with local artisans in Mexico, the designer combined floral embroideries and weaves with Aztec prints inspired by his native country.

clock February 11, 2012WWD Staff

Jill Stuart RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Jill Stuart RTW Fall 2012

The season’s more grown-up point of view was best illustrated by the clean, loosely tailored coats and little black dresses with tulle or lace inserts.

clock February 11, 2012WWD Staff

Prabal Gurung RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Prabal Gurung RTW Fall 2012

Backstage before the show, the designer said he found inspiration in the blue rose.

clock February 11, 2012WWD Staff

VPL by Victoria Bartlett RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

VPL by Victoria Bartlett RTW Fall 2012

Bartlett’s way with clothes is always eccentric and still eminently wearable for those whose imaginations match that of the designer.

clock February 11, 2012WWD Staff

Hervé Léger by Max Azria RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Hervé Léger by Max Azria RTW Fall 2012

For fall the design duo tried to tweak the now obsequious bandage dresses in a variety of ways.

clock February 11, 2012WWD Staff

Wes Gordon RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Wes Gordon RTW Fall 2012

The designer expanded his collection for fall with a larger selection of knits and eveningwear.

clock February 11, 2012WWD Staff

Rachel Zoe RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Rachel Zoe RTW Fall 2012

A year into her contemporary collection, Zoe graduated to a runway presentation for fall.

clock February 11, 2012WWD Staff

Girl by Band Of Outsiders RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Band of Outsiders RTW Fall 2012

Scott Sternberg’s lineup of sweet rosebud-printed wool gauze dresses and hints of the prairie aesthetic he’s riffed on in the past.

clock February 11, 2012WWD Staff

Gisele Bündchen

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Alexander Wang

Gisele Bündchen headlined a pack of supermodels, that also included Shalom Harlow and Karolina Kurkova, that closed the show.

clock February 11, 2012Christina Lynch

Tibi RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Tibi RTW Fall 2012

Eschewing the charming party frocks of seasons past, Amy Smilovic, who has been working a cleaner, minimal aesthetic, made yet another leap in this direction.

clock February 11, 2012WWD Staff

Miguel Adrover RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Miguel Adrover RTW Fall 2012

With his strong collection, the designer proved he hasn’t lost his thoughtful irreverence.

clock February 11, 2012WWD Staff

Alexander Wang RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Alexander Wang RTW Fall 2012

Wang continued the trompe l’oeil thread he started for pre-fall by taking, he said before the show, “a Surrealist approach to fabric manipulation.”

clock February 11, 2012WWD Staff

L.A.M.B. RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

L.A.M.B. RTW Fall 2012

Gwen Stefani said that a modern-day Sixties sweater girl was her starting point.

clock February 11, 2012WWD Staff

Altuzarra RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Altuzarra RTW Fall 2012

The stunning collection showed on Saturday night displayed the designer’s growing range and confidence to push himself into new territory.

clock February 11, 2012WWD Staff

WWD

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Victoria Beckham

A dapper looking David Beckham attended his first ever Victoria Beckham show Sunday morning.

clock February 12, 2012WWD Staff

WWD

Fashion Scoops

Rachel Zoe’s Line Hits the Ground Running

The label should be in more than 400 doors internationally by the end of the year, according to LF USA execs.

clock February 12, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Robert Geller RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Robert Geller Men’s RTW Fall 2012

Capelets were draped over trenchcoats and elongated knits and shirts blossomed below sharply tailored jackets at the designer’s fall show.

clock February 12, 2012WWD Staff

Ostwald Helgason RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Ostwald Helgason RTW Fall 2012

London-based designers Susanne Ostwald and Ingvar Helgason gave a stellar debut presentation.

clock February 12, 2012WWD Staff

Monique Lhuillier RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Monique Lhuillier RTW Fall 2012

The designer went for glitz for fall, showing geometrically embroidered jackets and gowns in sizzling gold and fiery red.

clock February 12, 2012WWD Staff

Victoria Beckham RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Victoria Beckham RTW Fall 2012

Beckham’s look is undeniably womanly, yet the military and baseball themes gave the collection a gripping dose of street.

clock February 12, 2012WWD Staff

Antonio Azzuolo Men's RTW Fall 2012

Other

Antonio Azzuolo Men’s RTW Fall 2012

“It is a new way of dressing the man, merging streetwear influences with traditional tailoring” said the designer about his direction for fall.

clock February 12, 2012WWD Staff

Lela Rose RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Lela Rose RTW Fall 2012

The designer was inspired by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and focused on his “fusion of structure and movement; romanticism and functionality.”

clock February 12, 2012WWD Staff

Brooke Shields and her daughter Grier.

Fashion Scoops

Barbie’s ‘Dream Closet’ on Display at New York Fashion Week

The original fashion plate joined the New York Fashion Week calendar, setting up camp Friday night in the David Rubenstein Atrium with her own “Dream Closet.”

clock February 12, 2012WWD Staff

Jeremy Laing RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Jeremy Laing RTW Fall 2012

For fall, the designer married his inclination toward more sensual fare with oversize and more rigid pieces.

clock February 12, 2012WWD Staff

WWD

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Lela Rose

Camila Alves, Jenna Bush and Shay Mitchell enjoyed the view from the front row at the designer’s fall show.

clock February 12, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Derek Lam RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Derek Lam RTW Fall 2012

The designer worked a fashion-forward yet understandable look that felt very now — and the right amount of then, too, with a nod to mid-Nineties Prada.

clock February 12, 2012WWD Staff

Coco Rocha, Nina Dobrev and Ashley Greene

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at DKNY

Coco Rocha, Nina Dobrev and Ashley Greene sat front and center at the fall show.

clock February 12, 2012Lisa Lockwood

The scene at RPM.

Lifestyle

Las Vegas Scene

Yearning for an escape? Check out a sampling of distractions, diversions and delights around town.

clock February 13, 2012Sarah Jones

DKNY RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

DKNY RTW Fall 2012

Donna Karan made a strong case for black once again with her fall collection, with the Beat Generation as her key inspiration.

clock February 12, 2012WWD Staff

The Las Vegas Convention Center.

Retail

Buyers: Maintaining a Disciplined Approach

Executives are upbeat heading to Las Vegas, encouraged by the uptick in the economy but still working within conservative strategies.

clock February 13, 2012Rachel Brown

Tracy Reese RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Tracy Reese RTW Fall 2012

Not one to follow trends, the designer did what she does best: pretty clothes for the young at heart.

clock February 12, 2012WWD Staff

Markets

WWDMAGIC at a Glance

For a full schedule of events and other show information, visit magiconline.com.

clock February 13, 2012WWD Staff

The “Dreaming of Chanel” exhibit.

Markets

WWDMAGIC: In the Know

Five things not to miss during the show at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

clock February 13, 2012Marcy Medina

Sue Wong’s beaded nylon gown.

Fashion Trends

WWDMAGIC Trend: All That Glitters

Elegant silhouettes and a bit of sparkle are right on trend this season.

clock February 13, 2012WWD Staff

Markets

WWDMAGIC: Learning Opportunity

A guide to seminars at the trade show.

clock February 13, 2012WWD Staff

Edun RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Edun RTW Fall 2012

The collection was full of cool, worldly looks framed by urban style.

clock February 12, 2012WWD Staff

A red cotton tank dress from Moon.

Sportswear

Ones to Watch at WWDMAGIC

Two fashion veterans roll with new ventures.

clock February 13, 2012Khanh T.L. Tran

A look from L.K. Bennett’s fall collection.

Footwear

L.K. Bennett Eyes U.S. Growth

The British accessories and ready-to-wear brand will open its first New York flagship on April 1 at The Shops at Columbus Circle in the Time Warner Center.

clock February 13, 2012Samantha Conti

In Cashmere’s cashmere sweater and pants.

Fashion Trends

WWDMAGIC Trend: Touch Down

Comfort is a key message at this season’s trade show.

clock February 13, 2012WWD Staff

Anthony and Sean Souza

People

The Brothers Spin: Sean and Anthony Souza

The budding DJs, also sons of longtime Valentino p.r. chief Carlos Souza, have always been united by their love of sound.

clock February 12, 2012Samantha Conti

Patrik Ervell RTW Fall 2012

Other

Patrik Ervell Men’s RTW Fall 2012

While his outerwear looked more aggressive, he continued with his minimal, tailored looks that were still sharp, but a bit more youthful.

clock February 12, 2012WWD Staff

Skaist-Taylor RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Skaist-Taylor RTW Fall 2012

It would be hard-pressed to find industry veterans more excited than Juicy Couture founders Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor are.

clock February 12, 2012WWD Staff

Diane von Furstenberg RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Diane von Furstenberg RTW Fall 2012

The collection was the designer’s most sophisticated lineup in recent memory, with a distinct Parisian chic.

clock February 12, 2012WWD Staff

Olivia Palermo

Fragrance

Olivia Palermo Picked as Face of New Rochas Scent

Further information about the brand’s upcoming scent is under wraps, but will be presented to the press after the Rochas fashion show in Paris on Feb. 29.

clock February 13, 2012Jennifer Weil

David Bassuk

Human Resources

David Bassuk Named Juicy Co-President

Consultant steps in full time to oversee the brand’s operations and work with LeAnn Nealz.

clock February 13, 2012Evan Clark

Fashion Scoops

The Hilfigers Out in Full Force at Fashion Week

Tommy Hilfiger made an appearance at his daughter Ally Hilfiger and Nary Manivong’s NAHM show at Milk Studios Friday morning.

clock February 13, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

New York Fashion Week’s ‘It’ Bag

The Celine luggage tote follows in the footsteps of Proenza Schouler’s PS1, Givenchy’s Nightingale and YSL’s Muse.

clock February 13, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Fashion Scoops

All About Wes Gordon

Diane Gordon was clearly the proud mom greeting throngs of guests at her son’s fashion show at Chelsea Piers.

clock February 13, 2012WWD Staff

Jean Dujardin, André Saraiva and Guillaume Canet.

Parties

After Parties: The Weekend Report

Fashion Week nightlife lit up with a handful of after-show celebrations. Here, a peppering of the weekend’s highlights.

clock February 13, 2012WWD Staff

Media

Marie-Amélie Sauvé Heading to W Magazine

As senior fashion editor, she will work closely with fashion and style director Edward Enninful to style stories.

clock February 13, 2012Amy Wicks

Media

Condé Nast Unveils Corporate Web Site Redesign

Now visitors can personalize their experience on the site by filtering brand feeds to show only those they want to see, for example.

clock February 13, 2012Amy Wicks

Media

‘Home by Novogratz’ Taps Fashion Designers

Cortney and Bob Novogratz will be featuring Norma Kamali and Cynthia Rowley in the second season of their HGTV reality show.

clock February 13, 2012Karyn Monget

A look from Diane von Furstenberg RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Features

New York Collections Fall 2012: Weekend Update

A never-ending parade of clothes — everything from dark glamour to bright American classics — hit the runways. And, still, four more days to go.

clock February 13, 2012WWD Staff

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