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A coordinating bra and panty set by Freya at Eveden.


Wacoal’s $243M Buy Could Spur More Deals

The $243 million sale could stimulate mergers and acquisitions activity in the intimate apparel industry.

clock April 2, 2012Karyn Monget

Tom Ford


A Colorful Past: Eyewear Brands Look Back for Inspiration

Updated vintage was all the rage at Vision Expo East, as eyewear makers modernized retro-inspired looks with new materials, colors and technologies.

clock March 30, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Yohji Yamamoto

Designer and Luxury

Fashion Forum Focuses on Brand China

Industry leaders were told that as cost pressures on China-made apparel grow, Chinese fashion houses must learn to build brands for customers at home.

clock April 1, 2012Carolynne Wheeler


Josh Tyrangiel Tells Columbia Students, It’s Really for Me

He and Businessweek creative director Richard Turley reveal the recipe that has made the magazine a favorite among design lovers.

clock March 30, 2012Allan Kustanovich

A 1963 Christian Dior London dress worn by Gina Lollobrigida.

Fashion Features

Dior Launching ‘Stars in Dior’ Exhibit

The exhibition and accompanying book will highlight the outfits worn by some of the world’s most famous actresses, both on- and offscreen.

clock March 30, 2012Alex Wynne

Designer and Luxury

Conference Discusses India Luxe Conundrum

Diane von Furstenberg, Christian Louboutin and Michael Ward of Harrods were among the speakers at the Mint Luxury Conference in Mumbai.

clock April 1, 2012Mayu Saini

Government and Trade

Nations Take Argentina to Task at WTO

At issue is the country’s restrictive import policies, which are impacting a wide range of products, including apparel, footwear and textiles.

clock March 30, 2012Kristi Ellis


Benetton Group Delists Shares in Milan

After the process, parent company Edizione Srl will own a total of 168,735,687 shares, or 92.37 percent of the Italian firm.

clock April 1, 2012Luisa Zargani

Dries van Noten

Designer and Luxury

Talking Fashion With Dries Van Noten

The designer was the last in the “Fashion Talks” series at the French Institute Alliance Française.

clock April 1, 2012Vince Larubina


Nordstrom Reveals 2011 Pay Levels

Salaries changed little last year, according to the company’s proxy filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

clock March 30, 2012David Moin

Claiborne Swanson Frank and Lily Kwong


Vogue, Tod’s Host Launch Party for ‘American Beauty’

Claiborne Swanson Frank’s new book features portraits of women from the worlds of fashion, journalism, art, music, philanthropy and technology.

clock March 30, 2012Amy Wicks

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Joe Mimran


Joe Fresh Fetes Fifth Ave. Flagship

The Canadian brand opened its newest New York store Thursday.

clock March 30, 2012Matthew Lynch

Brunello Cucinelli

Designer and Luxury

Brunello Cucinelli IPO Planned for Early Next Month

According to sources, Italian firm is expected to launch its initial public offering on May 3.

clock April 2, 2012Luisa Zargani

Brulee’s silk pajamas and Carine Gilson Lingerie Couture’s silk mousseline kimono. Stubbs & Wootton slippers.

Fashion Trends

Fall 2012 Trend: You’re Not Dreaming

Rise and shine in silky sophistication. This season, designers are shaping classic pajamas in fluid satins shown under dramatic flowing robes.

clock April 2, 2012WWD Staff

Adam Rapoport


Editors and the ‘Cult of the Brand’

Publishers at Hearst Corp., Time Inc., Condé Nast and Meredith Corp. have reconceived the definition of a magazine editor.

clock April 2, 2012John Koblin

Fashion Scoops

Chanel to Upgrade Store in Boston in 2013

Luxury brand is moving into a new, 10,000-square-foot boutique on the first two floors of a new luxury residence on the coveted “A” block of Newbury Street.

clock April 2, 2012Katherine Bowers

Mónica Cruz for TechnoMarine

Fashion Scoops

TechnoMarine Names New Brand Ambassadors

Spanish stars Mónica Cruz and Andrés Velencoso Segura have joined the roster of ambassadors for the Geneva-based watch company.

clock April 2, 2012Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

Renzo Rosso Pulls April Fool’s Day Prank

The Diesel founder put his entire denim brand up for sale on eBay on Sunday morning around 8 a.m.

clock April 2, 2012Alessandra Turra

Reggie Bush is put through the paces for Equinox’s blog.


Equinox Taps Reggie Bush for Q Blog Video

In the 90-second content spot, the NFL running back invites a ponytailed trainer back to “his place” —?the Miami Dolphins’ Sun Life Stadium.

clock April 1, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg


Today's Must Read

Manish Chandra, Poshmark


Poshmark Slumps After Big IPO Increase

clock 5hEvan Clark

Social Studies

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