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The Harry Winston flagship in Shanghai.


Harry Winston Brings ‘Gossip Girl’ Stars to China

The jeweler celebrated the opening of its first-ever freestanding pavilion.

clock April 30, 2012Lara Farrar

Business Features

Adidas Profits Spike 38%

The company’s Q1 sales rose 17 percent.

clock April 30, 2012Katya Foreman

Imany at the Paris launch of the “The Promise Collection.”

Fashion Scoops

Tommy Hilfiger Fetes The Promise Collection in Paris

Manu Dibango and Imany gave rousing live performances at the party.

clock May 1, 2012Katya Foreman

Yohji Yamamoto at the Villa Noailles in Hyères.

Fashion Features

Yohji Yamamoto to Direct First Feature Film

The designer spoke about his new venture during a discussion on fashion and cinema with French director Christophe Honoré at the Hyères Festival.

clock April 30, 2012Katya Foreman

John Varvatos

Designer and Luxury

John Varvatos Honored With Spirit of Design Award

First given to Geoffrey Beene in 2002, the award is presented to designers who have made outstanding contributions to the fashion and design industry.

clock April 30, 2012Marni Prichard Manko

Frank Tworecke

Human Resources

Frank Tworecke to Retire at Year’s End

Industry veteran is currently the president of the Sportswear Group at The Warnaco Group Inc., a position he has held since 2004.

clock April 30, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Owen D. Nee Jr.


BRIC Potential Strong, but Problems Persist

Fordham Law Institute event, “Fashion = Art + Commerce,” highlights the pros and cons of growing economies.

clock April 30, 2012Arthur Friedman

Karl Lagerfeld, Yves Saint Laurent and Colette Bracchi were all winners of the International Woolmark Award in 1954. Here, they pose with models wearing their designs.

Designer and Luxury

International Woolmark Prize Relaunched

The global fashion competition awards outstanding and emerging designers for their creativity in merino wool.

clock April 30, 2012Lisa Lockwood and Samantha Conti and Katya Foreman

Claudia Schiffer by Ellen von Unwerth, 1990.

Marketing and Promotion

Game Changers: Guess Girls and Photographers Look Back

Working on the brand’s ad campaigns was a big boost for many photographers and models.

clock May 1, 2012Marcy Medina

The Guess store in Milan.


Guess Inc.: Finding Riches in Retail

The brand has maintained its appeal to generations of female shoppers by adapting to shifts in the retail landscape.

clock May 1, 2012Rachel Brown


Timeline: Guess at 30

Highlights through the years.

clock May 1, 2012WWD Staff

Kat Graham performs.

Ready To Wear

Pay It Forward: Guess’ Expanding Partnerships

The company maintains an active role with the current arts and philanthropy scene.

clock May 1, 2012Subrina Hudson

Guess's Facebook page.


Guess Inc.’s Social Strategy

The company is focused on continuing to expand its fan base across social media platforms.

clock May 1, 2012Rachel Strugatz

The Bottega Veneta men’s store at 23 E. 67th Street.

Designer and Luxury

Bottega Veneta Opens New York Men’s Store

It is the luxury brand’s second men’s store — following on the heels of a unit that opened in Shenyang, China, last May.

clock April 30, 2012David Lipke

Christopher West

Human Resources

Marvin Traub Merges With CS West International

Christopher West, the firm’s founder, has been named a managing director.

clock April 30, 2012David Moin

Anthony Buccina


Bon-Ton Extends Tony Buccina’s Contract

The company also named Luis Fernandez executive vice president and chief marketing officer, a new position.

clock April 30, 2012David Moin

Paul and Maurice Marciano

Business Features

American Dreamers: Paul and Maurice Marciano on the Strategy Ahead

Three decades after its founding, Guess Inc. has an American foundation and a global future.

clock May 1, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Linda Haberman (center) is congratulated on her award for excellence in choreography and stage production, given by the Rockettes Alumnae Association.


Rockette Alumnae Foundation Hosts Annual Luncheon

The event marked the organization’s 80th year and honored Linda Haberman, who has been choreographing the precision dance troupe for 12 years.

clock April 30, 2012Taylor Harris

Hanneli Mustaparta contributes to Calvin Klein's new Tumblr blog.


CKI Unveils Tumblr Plans at Decoded Fashion Forum

Hanneli Mustaparta, who guest curated the brand’s official Twitter feed during New York Fashion Week last February, will serve as a contributor.

clock April 30, 2012WWD Staff

A look from fall.


Guess Fall 2012: Without Question

From bluejean days to glittering nights, the brand keeps it glam. Here’s what’s on tap for fall.

clock May 1, 2012Kim Friday

Human Resources

Dov Charney Pay Rises at American Apparel

A filing with the SEC on Monday reveals that the company doesn’t believe it will hit a required covenant under a credit agreement between it and Lion Capital.

clock May 1, 2012Vicki M. Young and Arnold J. Karr

EleVen by Venus Williams prints are featured on the merch, such as the “Oh and Oh” motif, a play on tennis scores, shown here on a polyester and spandex jersey tournament dress.


Venus Williams’ Fashion Set

The winner of seven Grand Slam singles tournaments was in New York on Monday to show off her new EleVen by Venus Williams tennis line.

clock May 1, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Shaun Kearney

Human Resources

Magaschoni Co. Taps Shaun Kearney

The British designer has been named executive vice president and creative director, succeeding Jeffrey Thorpe.

clock May 1, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Government and Trade

India Revokes Ban on Cotton Exports

The government has once again allowed growers to export their crop, easing fears the ban might destabilize already volatile global prices.

clock May 1, 2012Arthur Friedman and Mayu Saini

A collage of items from The Shops at Target.


Target Readies ‘Shops’ Kickoff

Retailer to unveil one of its biggest merchandising initiatives in recent years on Sunday.

clock May 1, 2012Sharon Edelson


Italian Edition of L’Officiel to Debut in September

The new edition of the international fashion magazine will be overseen by Memoria’s chief executive officer Carlo Mazzoni.

clock May 1, 2012Fabiana Repaci


Joakim Andreasson Launching cultureEDIT

The managing director at HL-ART/Helmut Lang Studio, who helped the designer transition from fashion to the art world, is going solo.

clock May 1, 2012Marc Karimzadeh and Joelle Diderich

The March issue of Glamour.


Glamour’s Numbers Looking Up

Earlier this year, the magazine introduced a redesign and the numbers look promising after some difficult times on the newsstand.

clock May 1, 2012Amy Wicks

Fashion Scoops

Silk Kimono Goes for $75,000 at Titanic Memorabilia Sale

The garment that was said to have been worn by Lady Duff Gordon when she escaped the Titanic was among the five top sellers at the auction.

clock May 1, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Kardashian Kollection polka dot jacket.

Fashion Scoops

Sears Getting Trendy and Rugged for Fall

The retailer is injecting its key private brands with polka dots, stripes, skinny legs, leopard prints and lots of colored denim.

clock May 1, 2012David Moin

Fashion Scoops

Saint-Etienne Museum to Commemorate Girbauds

The exhibition at the Museum of Art and Industry will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the design duo this fall.

clock May 1, 2012Camilla Vogt

Fashion Scoops

Madison Avenue Watch Week Kicks Off

Industry executives raised a glass at The Carlyle hotel in Manhattan Thursday to kick off the second annual event.

clock May 1, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Carré Otis by Ellen von Unwerth, 1992.

Marketing and Promotion

Q&A: Paul Marciano on 30 Years of Guess Campaigns

WWD asked the brand's chief executive officer and creative director to share highlights from campaigns over the years.

clock May 1, 2012Khanh T.L. Tran


Today's Must Read

Matthew Williams with looks from his Alyx Men’s Fall 2021 collection.


Matthew Williams Considers His Alyx Brand a 'Life Project'

clock 10hMiles Socha

Social Studies

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