Hermès’ Key Issue: Matching Demand

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Hermès International said it will slow the pace of store openings in 2012 and focus on boosting production after a year that saw it struggling to keep up with demand for leather bags and silk squares.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fur Fur RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Fur Fur RTW Fall 2012

This season, designer Koichi Chida opted for a live presentation over runway.

clock March 21, 2012WWD Staff

Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth, both in Calvin Klein Collection


‘The Hunger Games’ Premieres in New York

The stars of the much awaited science fiction thriller took their premier tour to Manhattan on Tuesday.

clock March 21, 2012Matthew Lynch

Lucy and Jorge Orta

Designer and Luxury

Zegna Puts Arty Side on Display

The company presented a work commissioned from artists Lucy and Jorge Orta, “Fabulae Romanae,” at the Maxxi in Rome.

clock March 22, 2012Luisa Zargani


Neiman Marcus Buys Minority Stake in Glamour Sales

The retailer is investing $28 million in the Asia-based e-commerce company.

clock March 22, 2012Lara Farrar

Hermès store in Mumbai.

Business Features

Hermès’ Key Issue: Matching Demand

Luxury firm said it will slow the pace of store openings and focus on boosting production after a record-breaking year that saw net profits spike 41 percent.

clock March 22, 2012Joelle Diderich

Christian Dada RTW Fall 2012


Christian Dada RTW Fall 2012

Masanori Morikawa showed a collection of dark, dramatic looks for both men and women.

clock March 22, 2012WWD Staff

Anrealage RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Anrealage RTW Fall 2012

Kunihiko Morinaga showed a strong offering of artistically wearable pieces designed around a singular concept: the passage of time.

clock March 22, 2012WWD Staff

Front view of the women’s Adidas Team GB presentation jacket designed by Stella McCartney.

Fashion Features

Stella McCartney, Adidas Unveil Team GB’s Olympic Uniforms

The pieces, which have been engineered to suit the individual sports, all feature an abstract take on the Union Jack in blue and white, with red details.

clock March 22, 2012Samantha Conti

Business Features

Strong Growth in Asia Fuels Li & Fung

Net profit for the full year 2011 rose 24 percent, driven by acquisitions and synergies gained from its three-year growth plan.

clock March 22, 2012Ellen Sheng


G-III in China Venture for Calvin Performance

Separately on Thursday, the apparel firm also posted fourth quarter results that reflected weaker outerwear sales due to the warmer weather.

clock March 22, 2012Vicki M. Young

Dressedundressed RTW Fall 2012


Dressedundressed RTW Fall 2012

For their first runway show, Takeshi Kitazawa and Emiko Sato showed a monotone collection for men and women.

clock March 22, 2012WWD Staff

Motonari Ono RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Motonari Ono RTW Fall 2012

The designer said he was inspired this season by the most recent edition of Fashion’s Night Out.

clock March 22, 2012WWD Staff

Ne-net RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Ne-net RTW Fall 2012

Never a brand known for its subtly, the designer turned out yet another wacky collection rife with animal motifs, alpine knitwear and prairie skirts.

clock March 22, 2012WWD Staff

Sarah Jessica Parker


Chanel Lands in Tokyo

Karl Lagerfeld’s team brought a dose of chic, retro travel to the city.

clock March 22, 2012Amanda Kaiser and Kelly Wetherille

Assorted E.l.f. Lip Stain colors.

Color Cosmetics

Critical Mass: Retail Expansion Fuels E.l.f.’s Growth Spurt

The brand is expanding its store distribution in a move that puts it on track to reach more than $125 million in retail sales this year.

clock March 22, 2012Faye Brookman

A visual for  the new scent.


Eva Longoria Launching Second Fragrance

The actress’ new scent, EVAmour by Eva Longoria, is the sultry counterpart to her lighter, fresher namesake debut.

clock March 23, 2012Rachel Brown

Coco Sumner performing at the launch party.


Salvatore Ferragamo’s Signorina Fragrance Arrives in the U.S.

Brand is banking on its new women’s scent living up to its youthful name to attract a new generation of young consumers.

clock March 22, 2012Pete Born and Courtney Smith

Lancôme's Absolue L’Extrait ad visual.

Skin Care

Lancôme to Launch Cream Powered by Rose Stem Cells

The brand will debut what it calls “the miracle cream,” Absolue L’Extrait, starting in April.

clock March 22, 2012Jennifer Weil

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tom Brady


Time Out: Audemars Piguet Fetes the Royal Oak

The watch brand drew a crowd of luminaries for the 40th anniversary of its Royal Oak timepiece.

clock March 22, 2012Alexandra Steigrad


Sales Growth, Cost Controls Push Nike Net Higher

Third-quarter profits grow 7.1 percent, outpacing analysts’ consensus estimates.

clock March 22, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Li-Ning sports apparel.


China’s Li-Ning Turns Eye on U.S.

The $1.23 billion brand, also the world’s third largest activewear company, officially launched its Digital Li-Ning brand Web site Wednesday.

clock March 22, 2012Karyn Monget

Chuck Close


Stars Turn Out for the Lunchbox Foundation’s Bookfair Auction

An intellectual and creative crowd descended on New York’s Del Posto Wednesday evening.

clock March 22, 2012Sharon Edelson


Lululemon Q4 Profits Rise 34.2%

Activewear firm posted double-digit gains in profits and revenues for the full year, noting that it reached the $1 billion revenue mark.

clock March 23, 2012Vicki M. Young

Adam Levine


Adam Levine on Scents, Singing and Style

The Maroon 5 front man and judge on “The Voice,” a past critic of celebrity fragrances, has done an about face with a deal to create his own scents.

clock March 23, 2012Julie Naughton


Randi Zuckerberg’s Next Venture

The former head of marketing at Facebook, and sister of its founder Mark Zuckerberg, is getting ready to go out on her own.

clock March 23, 2012Amy Wicks


A Bit More About Carine Roitfeld’s New Magazine

In Tokyo for various Chanel festivities, said she is flying to New York today to work on the September launch.

clock March 23, 2012Amanda Kaiser


Louis Vuitton N.A. Promotes Lesley Thompson Vecsler

Thompson Vecsler, who most recently served as senior p.r. manager, women’s, has been named director, public relations.

clock March 23, 2012Marc Karimzadeh


Warnaco Plots Five-Year Plan and Acquisitions

The maker of Calvin Klein underwear and jeans aims to grow sales by 10 percent a year, hitting $4 billion in revenue by 2016, up from $2.5 billion in 2011.

clock March 23, 2012David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

Fabricated Abercrombie & Fitch Site Caught

The fake Web site came to light on Thursday when they highlighted a style of brown men’s cargo pants whose name included a racial epithet.

clock March 23, 2012Sharon Edelson

Fashion Scoops

J Brand Looking to Expand Into Retail

Jeff Rudes, ceo, told WWD that the company is looking to open its first stores, flagships in New York and London, within 15 months.

clock March 23, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Scoops

Mariella Burani Fashion Group Loses Administrator

Giampiero Martini has suspended himself from his role in the fashion firm’s government-backed bankruptcy protection procedure.

clock March 23, 2012Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

French Institute Alliance Française Kicks Off ‘Fashion Talks’

Reed Krakoff, Stefano Pilati and Dries Van Noten are slated to be interviewed by Pamela Golbin in New York.

clock March 23, 2012Lauren McCarthy

Lily Cole

Fashion Scoops

The Body Shop Taps Lily Cole

Beauty retailer has named the British model its first global brand advocate.

clock March 23, 2012Nina Jones

Fashion Scoops

Rachel Roy Challenges Team to ‘Unplug’

The designer’s 24-hour digital fast — no BlackBerry, no iPhone, no laptops, nada — will start at sundown tonight as part of the National Day of Unplugging.

clock March 23, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Reiss Expanding Rapidly Into the U.S.

The British brand beloved of the Duchess of Cambridge is capitalizing on its popularity fueled in part by the new royal connection.

clock March 23, 2012Samantha Conti

Looks from Calvin Klein for fall 2012.

Fashion Features

Calvin Klein’s Sleek Sweep for Fall

Although shocking colors and prints were key for spring, Kevin Carrigan took the brand in a more graphic, sleek direction for fall.

clock March 23, 2012WWD Staff

Giovanni’s 2Chic Collection with Brazilian Keratin and Moroccan Argan Oil.


Natural Products Expo Offers Bright Outlook

Investors, retailers and brands touted the segment’s short-term growth and long-term potential as educated consumers evaluate their personal care choices.

clock March 22, 2012Rachel Brown


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clock 8hLisa Lockwood

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