Fashion World Feels Euro-Zone’s Woes

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Political upheaval, renewed worries over the future of the euro, a welter of depressing economic news and rising unemployment are all taking their toll on retail.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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A look from the Joyce by Romeo Gigli collection for fall 2012.

Designer and Luxury

Romeo Gigli Returns With Joyce Collection

In an exclusive preview, the intellectual designer, one of the hottest names around in the Eighties, showed an enduring fascination with fashion.

clock May 14, 2012Luisa Zargani

A view of the David Yurman Rodeo Drive store.

Designer and Luxury

David Yurman Fetes Renovated West Coast Flagship

The 2,700-square-foot store, which is three times the size of the previous boutique, was conceptualized as an artist’s studio.

clock May 12, 2012Marcy Medina

French electro DJ Pedro Winter performing at the opening night of the new Levi's flagship.


Levi’s Fetes Champs-Elysées Store

Hipsters flocked to Paris for the opening of the brand’s flagship.

clock May 11, 2012Laure Guilbault

Etro Resort 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Etro Resort 2013

Veronica Etro stayed in her comfort zone, opting for “bright, vibrant colors for a tribal-paisley, jungle journey,” she said.

clock May 11, 2012WWD Staff

Barbie looks from the FIT students.

Fashion Features

FIT Students Think Pink for Barbie Installation

“Playing With Fashion,” a two-story installation the Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center, opened Thursday night.

clock May 11, 2012Taylor Harris

Will Kopelman and Drew Barrymore in Chanel


New York City Ballet Salutes France at Spring Gala

The annual event was heavy with boldfaced names like Natalie Portman and Drew Barrymore.

clock May 11, 2012Alessandra Codinha

Millard “Mickey” Drexler and Pier Luigi Loro Piana examining the record bale fabrics.


Loro Piana Honors Record Bale

Susanne Triplett, who breeds sheep on her 120-acre farm in Tumbarumba, New South Wales, Australia, won the World Record Bale Award.

clock May 11, 2012David Moin


Manolo Blahnik Inks Deal With Kurt Geiger

Company will manage and create boutiques within the shoe departments at Harrods and Liberty.

clock May 11, 2012Samantha Conti and Alessandra Turra

Alexander Wang and Rodrigo Bazan

Designer and Luxury

Alexander Wang Celebrates Beijing Opening

This year will see the opening of three shops on the Mainland — the flagship in Beijing and two others later this year in Shanghai.

clock May 13, 2012Carolynne Wheeler

A look from Jessica Simpson’s new maternity line for Destination Maternity.

Ready To Wear

Jessica Simpson Apparel Headed to Destination Maternity

Camuto Group has signed a deal with the retailer to design, produce and distribute maternity apparel bearing Simpson’s name.

clock May 14, 2012Lisa Lockwood


Bergdorf Goodman’s Big Year: Retailer Sets Events to Mark 111th

Retailer to celebrate anniversary with a series of special events including a documentary film, a book and a collection of more than 100 exclusive products.

clock May 14, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Parsons seniors, whose work is shown here, will compete for an internship at PPR.

Designer and Luxury

Parsons and PPR Link for Contest

Students will have the chance to win an internship within one of the luxury group’s 16 brands.

clock May 14, 2012Lisa Lockwood


Avon Weighing Coty Request to See Books

Direct seller to take a week to consider Coty’s request for information that would help it firm up its $10.65 billion takeover offer.

clock May 14, 2012Evan Clark

An Alexis Bittar bangle.


Bags and Baubles Go Wild

The neon trend is finally fading, and for fall, the latest crop of accessories are embracing their wild side.

clock May 14, 2012Rachel Strugatz

“Never Hide” ad campaign of English Socialites in Ray-Bans.


Ray-Ban Fetes 75th Anniversary

A new collection and advertising campaign nods to the brand’s storied history.

clock May 14, 2012Alexandra Steigrad


No End in Sight for Euro-Zone Woes

Political upheaval in Greece, a welter of depressing economic news and rising unemployment are all taking their toll on retail — and the consumer psyche.

clock May 14, 2012Samantha Conti

Leonard S. Bernstein


Weaving Narratives: Leonard Bernstein’s Literary Take on the Garment District

In “The Man Who Wanted to Buy a Heart,” he recalls the quirks and the failings and what he sees as the nobility of the area of the Fifties and Sixties.

clock May 14, 2012Evan Clark


Opening Ceremony Launching Magazine

The collectible fashion and culture magazine, called OC Annual, will debut in August.

clock May 14, 2012David Lipke


Giorgio Armani Creating a Foundation?

The designer has been open about his reluctance to publicly list his company or take on a business partner to ensure a future for his brands.

clock May 14, 2012Luisa Zargani


Nancy Berger Exits Project

She has joined Visuality as senior vice president of sales and marketing.

clock May 14, 2012David Lipke

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Fashion Scoops

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Attend Olympic Gala

The black-tie event at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday night was held in honor of British athletes.

clock May 14, 2012Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Coty Toasts 10th Anniversary of Partnership With Jennifer Lopez

Starting with Glow by JLo in 2002, the partnership has been one of the most successful in fragrance history.

clock May 14, 2012Rachel Brown

Reed Krakoff’s Boxer bag photographed by Garance Doré on the beach in Montauk.

Fashion Scoops

Reed Krakoff Taps Garance Doré for Project

The fashion photographer, illustrator and blogger photographed the designer’s classic Boxer bag against a variety of international backdrops.

clock May 14, 2012Kristi Garced

Fashion Scoops

Flawless Foundation to Honor Tipper Gore

Organization will host its annual Perfection Party at Le Cirque restaurant in New York Monday evening.

clock May 14, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Louis Vuitton to Expand Into Stationery

The French leather goods powerhouse already markets some pens, agendas, travel guides and notebooks.

clock May 14, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

YGM Trading Names New CEO of Aquascutum

Tim Dally is the new chief executive officer of the brand, which will remain based in London.

clock May 14, 2012Samantha Conti


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Nick Kamen in Munich in 1987.


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