Brands Rush to Tap China’s Web Boom

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There are arguably two final frontiers for foreign brands seeking to expand their market share in China: one is smaller cities across the country; the other is the Internet.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Mindy Grossman

Human Resources

Mindy Grossman Quashes Avon Talk

A memo sent by the HSN ceo to staff on Friday reiterated her commitment to the company.

clock February 17, 2012Pete Born

The Giorgio Armani boutique in Berlin.

Designer and Luxury

Armani, Dolce & Gabbana Open in Berlin

Stores are located across the street from one another on the designer-studded stretch of Kurfürstendamm.

clock February 17, 2012Melissa Drier

A look by Cédric Charlier.

Sportswear

Paris Preview: In With the New

WWD highlights a few noteworthy launches to catch during the upcoming Paris Fashion Week, which opens on Feb. 28.

clock February 20, 2012Katya Foreman and Laurent Folcher

A view of visitors in the trend forums at Première Vision.

Textiles

Paris Fabric Fairs Look Past Euro Zone

High-end weavers at the Première Vision trade show in Paris were upbeat, while the mood was more restrained at the Texworld and Apparel Sourcing fairs.

clock February 17, 2012WWD Staff

Burberry’s page on Weibo.

Business Features

Brands Rush to Tap China’s Web Boom

There are arguably two final frontiers for foreign brands seeking to expand their market share in China: smaller cities across the country and the Internet.

clock February 20, 2012Lara Farrar

Simone de Beauvoir in Paris, 1948.

People

Angella M. Nazarian, Frontier Woman

In her latest work, “Pioneers of the Possible: Celebrating Visionary Women of the World,” the author profiles 20 of the world’s most influential women.

clock February 17, 2012Lorna Koski

Basso & Brooke RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Basso & Brooke RTW Fall 2012

There was an artsy, intellectual feel to the collection, inspired by Henri Matisse’s paper collages.

clock February 17, 2012WWD Staff

Clements Ribeiro RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Clements Ribeiro RTW Fall 2012

This season, Suzanne Clements and Inacio Ribeiro gave their perennially quirky muse a harder, punk edge.

clock February 18, 2012WWD Staff

Moschino Cheap & Chic RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Moschino Cheap & Chic RTW Fall 2012

The collection was inspired by makeup and Queen Elizabeth, said creative director Rosella Jardini.

clock February 18, 2012WWD Staff

House of Holland RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

House of Holland RTW Fall 2012

This season the designer gave hound’s tooth checks and chevron stripes his Technicolor treatment.

clock February 18, 2012WWD Staff

Issa London RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Issa London RTW Fall 2012

“Russian doll meets James Bond,” Daniella Issa Helayel said of her collection — a fashion “journey from Moscow to Beijing.”

clock February 18, 2012WWD Staff

Rihanna and Stella McCartney

Parties

Stella McCartney Hosts Black-Tie Event in London

Swing band, a magician and dancers performed at the fete to showcase the designer’s evening wear capsule collection.

clock February 18, 2012Samantha Conti and Miles Socha

Temperley London RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Temperley London RTW Fall 2012

Inspired by early 18th-century paintings and Slavic folklore, the designer showed a richly embellished and colorful collection with a sense of drama.

clock February 18, 2012WWD Staff

Vivienne Westwood Red Label RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Vivienne Westwood Red Label RTW Fall 2012

The designer turned out a more grown-up collection than previous seasons, remaining true to her sartorial roots with a surfeit of checks and tartan.

clock February 19, 2012WWD Staff

Marios Schwab RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Marios Schwab RTW Fall 2012

The designer seduced with a luxurious collection that featured lots of layering, texture and sparkle.

clock February 19, 2012WWD Staff

Mulberry RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Mulberry RTW Fall 2012

Creative director Emma Hill turned out a rugged yet luxurious collection with an eclectic aesthetic.

clock February 19, 2012WWD Staff

Paul Smith RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Paul Smith Women RTW Fall 2012

This neat, tailored collection was packed with men’s wear fabrics — and felt tomboyish and playful.

clock February 19, 2012WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

‘Russian Spy’ Looks From Tom Ford

The designer unveiled his fourth women’s collection in London.

clock February 19, 2012WWD Staff

Nathalie Rykiel

Designer and Luxury

Fung Capital Buys Sonia Rykiel Brand

Deal will see Fung Brands acquire 80 percent of the fashion business and push international development.

clock February 20, 2012Joelle Diderich

Financial

Adidas Forecasts Growth in China Through 2015

Company expects sales to continue growing at a double-digit pace.

clock February 20, 2012Rebecca Kanthor

Alexa Chung

Parties

Lana Del Rey Performs at Mulberry Dinner

Guests included Michelle Williams, Michelle Dockery, Gillian Anderson, Lady Helen and Tim Taylor, Freddie Fox and Nicholas Hoult.

clock February 19, 2012Samantha Conti and Nina Jones and Stephanie Hirschmiller

Matthew Williamson RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Matthew Williamson RTW Fall 2012

Always dreaming about the sun, the designer turned out a collection full of bright colors, shimmer, prints and sequins.

clock February 20, 2012WWD Staff

Jonathan Saunders RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Jonathan Saunders RTW Fall 2012

The compelling collection showed that the designer can clearly push his aesthetic forward while creating exciting, real-world clothes.

clock February 19, 2012WWD Staff

Pringle of Scotland RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Pringle of Scotland RTW Fall 2012

Design director Alistair Carr used a few optical tricks, and played with texture and color for this collection, which took a more feminine turn.

clock February 20, 2012WWD Staff

Aquascutum RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Aquascutum RTW Fall 2012

Design director Joanna Sykes offered a sleek, modern take on the heritage label’s signature outerwear.

clock February 18, 2012WWD Staff

Peter Pilotto RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Peter Pilotto RTW Fall 2012

The standouts in the brand’s latest collection were the elegant evening dresses with cutaway panels at the neck and bodice.

clock February 20, 2012WWD Staff

Jeremy Irvine, Clemence Poesy and Eddie Redmayne

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Burberry Prorsum

Guests included Sonam Kapoor, Kate Bosworth, Alexa Chung, Clémence Poésy, Eddie Redmayne and Jessica Brown Findlay.

clock February 20, 2012Alannah Sparks

Burberry Prorsum RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Burberry Prorsum RTW Fall 2012

Christopher Bailey’s outerwear-packed collection was all about cross-breeding country with city dressing.

clock February 20, 2012WWD Staff

Erdem RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Erdem RTW Fall 2012

Known for his unabashedly feminine fashions, Erdem Moralioğlu challenged himself to create something darker and more potent this season.

clock February 20, 2012WWD Staff

Christopher Kane RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Christopher Kane RTW Fall 2012

Leather, leopard prints and fur all roared onto the runway, but the designer offered a dark and subversive take on the materials.

clock February 20, 2012WWD Staff

Penélope Cruz in “Nine.”

Intimates

Hollywood Legs: It’s All About Legwork

Amazing gams don’t just happen. Celebrity stylists and costume designers reveal their tricks for creating sexy, screen-worthy legs.

clock February 21, 2012Karyn Monget and Marcy Medina

Marlene Dietrich

People

Legging It With Lloyd’s of London

A host of celebrities and athletes have had their famous legs — and feet — insured by the specialist insurance house for $1 million or more.

clock February 21, 2012Karyn Monget

“Present-day, I would say Charlize Theron. Past, Raquel Welch.” — Adam Rodriguez (“CSI: Miami”)

People

Hollywood Legs: The Guys Weigh In

Hollywood hunks cast their votes for who’s got the sexiest legs in town, past and present.

clock February 21, 2012Marcy Medina

Retail

Goldman Sachs Makes $24M Investment in Fluid

Funds will be used by the e-commerce platform solutions firm to hire additional staff, to further its research and development goals and for marketing.

clock February 21, 2012Vicki M. Young

A look from Edition.

Ready To Wear

Robert Rodriguez’s New Edition

The designer is introducing a new line at the Fashion Coterie show in New York to fit the need for day-into-evening pieces.

clock February 21, 2012Marcy Medina

The cover of Shape magazine.

Media

Kate Walsh Bares All for Shape

The “Private Practice” star is going completely nude for the March cover.

clock February 21, 2012Amy Wicks

Media

‘House of Consignment’ to Debut on VH1

The new fashion reality show stars Corri McFadden, owner of Chicago’s eDrop-Off, which specializes in selling designer duds on eBay.

clock February 21, 2012WWD Staff

Textiles

Trend Takeaways From the Paris Fabric Fairs

Fresh mixtures of material and new directions for some old favorites highlighted the recent textile shows.

clock February 21, 2012WWD Staff

Birds of Paradis by Trovata striped knit dress.

Sportswear

Trovata to Launch Knitwear Line

John Whitledge, the contemporary brand’s creative director, will travel to one destination for inspiration for each season of Birds of Paradis by Trovata.

clock February 21, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Rooney Mara

People

Hollywood Legs: Leading Ladies

They may be competing for the little golden man on Sunday, but these best actress nominees are all winners when it comes to their legs.

clock February 21, 2012WWD Staff

Burberry Prorsum RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Features

London Collections Fall 2012: English Accents

Designers took an elegant turn with textured and embellished collections, many featuring men’s wear touches.

clock February 21, 2012WWD Staff

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