Ralph Lauren Plans Major Push in China

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Ralph Lauren Corp. is pushing into China at last, and expects the move will lift its business worldwide.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Guests at the 'Mystery' party.


Unlocking a ‘Mystery’ Bash at Cannes

Sean “Diddy” Combs, Alec Baldwin, Natasha Poly, Anja Rubik and Erin Wasson attended the party co-hosted by Chopard and Harvey Weinstein.

clock May 22, 2012Joelle Diderich

Mergers and Acquisitions

Vionnet Gets New Majority Owner

Co-owners Matteo Marzotto and his longtime friend and Marni ceo Gianni Castiglioni, who acquired the brand in 2009, will remain shareholders.

clock May 22, 2012Luisa Zargani

Roger Farah

Business Features

Ralph Lauren Plans Major Push in China

The company plans to open 60 stores in Greater China within the next three years.

clock May 22, 2012Vicki M. Young

Shaun DeWet in J Brand's fall 2012 campaign.

Marketing and Promotion

J Brand Puts Fashion Front and Center With $1M-Plus Campaign

In its most expensive ad campaign to date, the brand is focusing on its newly launched sportswear business.

clock May 22, 2012Khanh T.L. Tran

Pierre Balmain RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Features

Pierre Balmain Springs Early in Beijing

There’s one way to get ahead of the competition: Roll out your spring 2013 collection three months ahead of the rest of the fashion world.

clock May 22, 2012Debra Bruno

Erdem Resort 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Erdem Resort 2013

Erdem Moralioglu described his collection as “‘Valley of the Dolls’ meets Upper East Side meets Amish — there’s strictness, but also irreverence.”

clock May 22, 2012WWD Staff

Bicycle chic in Paris.

Fashion Features

They Are Wearing: Beret Baguette Ride, Paris

Cycling enthusiasts were encouraged to dress in Thirties style to celebrate the French flair for fashion.

clock May 23, 2012Laurent Folcher

Fabergé rings.


Fabergé to Open First U.S. Store

The 850-square-foot boutique on New York’s Madison Avenue will house the brand’s fine and high jewelry lines, timepieces, cufflinks and silver lines.

clock May 22, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Jane Lynch


An Emotional Evening at the FiFi Awards

Humor turned to pathos when Leonard A. Lauder stepped to the microphone to accept the Legacy of Excellence award given posthumously to the late Evelyn Lauder.

clock May 22, 2012Julie Naughton and Pete Born

Business Features

Gucci Presses Trademark Case in Other Courts

The company’s lawsuit appears to be over in the U.S., but it is forging ahead with new cases filed against Guess Inc. in China, Italy and France.

clock May 22, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

A look from the Uniqlo Kids collection.

Fashion Features

Uniqlo Youth Lines Coming to the States

The collections will be housed in existing stores in departments of at least 3,000 square feet.

clock May 22, 2012Sharon Edelson

DKNY Holiday 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

DKNY Resort 2013

Donna Karan channeled a pretty-meets-tough vibe for the collection.

clock May 23, 2012WWD Staff


Study: Tablets Gaining Sales Traction

Smartphones remain a crucial tool for retailers looking to influence shoppers, but it’s tablets that are quickly gaining the stronger grip on consumer spending.

clock May 23, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Marc Leder and Jill Granoff


Kellwood Negotiating Over BLK DNM

The apparel firm would retain a stake in the business if an agreement is reached.

clock May 23, 2012Vicki M. Young and Lisa Lockwood

Crop by David Peck’s silk organza dress paired with a Lia Sophia cuff and Manolo Blahnik for Gregory Parkinson sandals.

Fashion Trends

Fall 2012 Trend: Print Magic

From exotic stained glass and tribal-esque motifs to boho batiks and tie-dyes, this season’s prints are ever enchanting.

clock May 23, 2012WWD Staff


Urban Outfitters’ Richard Hayne Talks International

Company’s chairman, president and ceo believes things are just getting started in the global arena.

clock May 23, 2012Marni Manko

Fashion Features

ChinaFile: To Taobao or Not to Taobao, That Is the Question

Taobao is China’s biggest e-commerce mall, but is it a good move for a small business to run a store on the site?

clock May 23, 2012Huang Hung

Marc Jacobs with Yayoi Kusama in front of her studio in 2006.

Designer and Luxury

Louis Vuitton to Unveil Kusama Collaboration

Luxury brand in July will debut a line of clothes and accessories created with Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, who is known for her dot motifs.

clock May 23, 2012Miles Socha


Guess Net Again Hit by Europe Woes

Guess Inc. managed to beat Wall Street’s first-quarter estimates despite earnings and sales that were depleted by steep drops in its European business.

clock May 23, 2012Arnold J. Karr


Millard ‘Mickey’ Drexler Subject of CNBC Documentary

The film, which airs Thursday, follows the J. Crew ceo on multiple store visits, to design meetings and a trip to a clothing mill in Milan.

clock May 23, 2012Amy Wicks


Condé Nast Entertainment Group: Still Working It Out

Eight months after it was launched, positioned as a cornerstone of Condé’s future, the group is still searching for its niche at 4 Times Square.

clock May 23, 2012Erik Maza

Lourdes Leon, Georgia May Jagger and Madonna.


Madonna Taps Georgia May Jagger for Material Girl Line

The 20-year-old daughter of Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall will appear in a back-to-school campaign for the brand.

clock May 23, 2012David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

Donna Karan Hits the West Coast

The designer returned to San Francisco last weekend for a Saks Fifth Avenue-sponsored luncheon and fashion show in support of the San Francisco Ballet.

clock May 23, 2012Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

New Yorkers Turn Out for Hale House Benefit

Douglas Hannant president Frederick Anderson cochaired the event, which honored N.Y. Giant Justin Tuck and his wife, Lauran, as well as David Ushery of WNBC.

clock May 23, 2012David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

Christopher Bailey Names Fashion Fringe Finalists

The competition’s winner will be awarded a two-year development package to set up and sustain his or her business.

clock May 23, 2012Nina Jones

Fashion Scoops

Jury Named for Mango Fashion Awards

The event, which is held every 18 months, involves five European fashion design schools and offers the biggest prize money in its category.

clock May 23, 2012Sharon Edelson

Fashion Scoops

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Dazed & Confused Team Up

Together they will launch Fashion Broadcasting, a digital platform that will showcase emerging talent beyond the four major fashion capitals.

clock May 23, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Caleb Landry Jones.


G-Star Raw Taps Caleb Landry Jones

The actor-musician, and recent L’Uomo Vogue feature subject, will star in the brand’s fall ad campaign.

clock May 23, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Scoops

Paris Restaurant Lapérouse Launching Jewelry Pop-Up Store

The site on June 1 will welcome a temporary store by the Paris-based fine jewelry brand Pietra Dura.

clock May 23, 2012Diana Rodriguez


Today's Must Read

The Ralph Lauren Made-to-Order Polo program.


Ralph Lauren Launching Custom Polo Program

clock 15hJean E. Palmieri

Social Studies

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