Simons Seen Bringing Minimalism to Dior

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Christian Dior on Monday named Raf Simons its next couturier, and said he would unveil his first collection for the house during Paris Couture Week in July.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

Parsons, NYCEDC to Present Fashion Campus NYC

Rachel Roy will be the keynote speaker at this year’s event which is designed to show off the business side of the industry.

clock April 5, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Roberto Cavalli Group Adds to Home Collection

Company has inked new licenses for lines of Murano glass lamps, rugs and tableware.

clock April 5, 2012Luisa Zargani

Anna S. in Juicy Couture’s spring ‘12 campaign

Ready To Wear

Juicy Couture to Open Two Shops in Moscow

In partnership with JamilCo., a leading Russian luxury brand distributor, the brand is unveiling a 1,500-square foot mono-brand store within GUM on Tuesday.

clock April 6, 2012Lisa Lockwood

A look at the Los Angeles International Textile Show in Los Angeles.


Balancing Quality and Quickness in L.A.

Texture, prints, novelty and bright colors were prevailing trends for spring 2013 at the Los Angeles International Textile Show.

clock April 9, 2012Khanh T.L. Tran

The fair attracted 26,000 visitors.


Intertextile Show Bustling in Beijing

Chinese buyers seek international fabrics.

clock April 9, 2012Debra Bruno

Raf Simons

Designer and Luxury

Raf Simons Seen Bringing Minimalism to Dior

Belgian designer to show his first collection for the house during Paris Couture Week in July.

clock April 9, 2012Miles Socha

Human Resources

Top Dillard’s Executives See Compensation Rise

Multimillion-dollar upswing in pension values accounts for most of increases for William Dillard 2nd, ceo, and Alex Dillard, president.

clock April 9, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Paul French


Q&A: Paul French on Chinese Noir

WWD caught up with the author in Shanghai’s historic Long Bar to find out about his new book, “Midnight in Peking,” and plans for a future television series.

clock April 9, 2012Casey Hall

Designer and Luxury

Vera Wang Charts Course for Asian Expansion

The designer’s bridal collections will be the initial emphasis in Asia, with other product categories introduced later based on consumer demand.

clock April 9, 2012Lara Farrar

Real Estate

Uniqlo Signs Deal for San Francisco Flagship, Eyes Further Growth

The Japanese fast-fashion brand is also opening an operations office in the city to handle logistics, human resources and more for the West Coast.

clock April 9, 2012Sharon Edelson

Sherilyn S. “Sheri” McCoy


Sherilyn McCoy Faces Challenges at Avon

The former Johnson & Johnson executive, named ceo of Avon Products Inc. on Monday, seeks to right the ailing direct merchant.

clock April 9, 2012Evan Clark and Faye Brookman and Julie Naughton

Bill Jasper

Government and Trade

Mexican Import Audits Cause Stir

The country’s tax and customs authority has been subjecting U.S. textile and apparel producers to burdensome reviews.

clock April 9, 2012Kristi Ellis

Christian Dior in 1957.

Fashion Features

Dior’s Couturier Time Line

WWD takes a look back at the fashion house’s couturiers over the years.

clock April 10, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Women’s wallets on the Tumi Web site.


Tumi Prices Shares as IPO Date Nears

Accessories firm could raise as much as $319 million in an initial public offering later this month, according to a regulatory filing Monday with the SEC.

clock April 10, 2012Vicki M. Young

Renée Fleming rehearsing in her Douglas Hannant gown.

Fashion Scoops

Renée Fleming Dons Douglas Hannant for Lincoln Center

The dramatic black frock she wore for her live performance last week was a custom creation from the designer.

clock April 10, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Paris Fashion Museum Galliera Readies Balenciaga Tribute

The show, called “Cristóbal Balenciaga, Collector of Fashion,” will open Friday in a temporary location while its remodeling is underway.

clock April 10, 2012Alyssa Bailey

A watercolor sketch of the new store.

Fashion Scoops

Roger Vivier to Open First California Store

The designer’s third U.S. boutique, at luxury mall South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, opens Thursday.

clock April 10, 2012Alex Wynne

Fashion Scoops

Dress 4 Yellow Holds Inaugural Benefit

Lance Armstrong attended the Dallas luncheon and fashion show, which featured yellow looks from 29 designers.

clock April 10, 2012Holly Haber

Fashion Scoops

Fondazione Altagamma Proposes Redevelopment Plan

Milan-based association, which represents more than 70 Italian luxury firms, has put forward a proposal to enhance the city’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

clock April 10, 2012Alessandra Turra


White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner Exepecting Celebs

George Clooney and his girlfriend Stacy Keibler are slated to sit at Time magazine’s table.

clock April 10, 2012Amy Wicks

Erin Wasson


Rockport Taps Erin Wasson for Fall Ads

The Adidas-owned footwear brand is on a mission to enhance the fashion quotient of its women’s shoe collection.

clock April 10, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Anne Hathaway, 2012: Her new choppy cut is reportedly in preparation for her role as Fantine in the upcoming “Les Miserables.”

Human Resources

Pixie Chicks: Short Comings and Goings

WWD takes a look at the history of gutsy girls in Hollywood to go for the gamine look, from Louise Brooks to Anne Hathaway.

clock April 10, 2012Taylor Harris

Cerre’s leather trench and Titania Inglis’ leather shorts worn with Twenty8Twelve’s cotton spandex top. Manolo Blahnik pumps.

Fashion Trends

Fall 2012 Trend: Gimme Some Skin

Designers are treating leather like traditional fabrics for fall, working it into ladified head-to-toe looks.

clock April 10, 2012WWD Staff


Today's Must Read

From left: Carla Zampatti's children Bianca Spender, Alexander Schuman and Allegra Spender, reading a eulogy at their mother's funeral.


Australian Designer Carla Zampatti's State Funeral Held in Sydney

clock 18hPatty Huntington

Social Studies

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