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Michael Francis Exits Key Role at Penney’s

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Michael Francis, J.C. Penney Co. Inc.’s president and flashy image maker, has abruptly left the company.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Cédric Charlier Resort 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Cédric Charlier Resort 2013

Linear shapes, colorblocking and precise laser were key themes.

clock June 12, 2012WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Schiaparelli Names New Chief Executive Officer

As part of the storied brand’s comeback, the company has appointed Camilla Schiavone to the top post.

clock June 18, 2012Luisa Zargani

Financial

Greece Elections Fail to Inspire Investors

Sunday’s win wasn’t enough to overshadow brewing troubles in Spain and Italy, which face steep borrowing costs.

clock June 18, 2012Evan Clark and Samantha Conti

Christopher Bailey, Edie Campbell and Eddie Redmayne.

Parties

Burberry Fetes London Men’s Wear Collections

Christopher Bailey and Eddie Redmayne host a party at the brand’s Knightsbridge Store.

clock June 18, 2012WWD Staff

Polo player Alec White, Queen Elizabeth II and Arnaud Bamberger, executive chairman of Cartier U.K.

Fashion Scoops

Cartier Hosts Queen’s Cup Polo Tournament

Celebrities and socialites gathered to watch Dubai and Ayala compete at the Guards Polo Club.

clock June 18, 2012Lorelei Marfil

Human Resources

Alexandre Birman Taps New Global President

Formerly president of the Americas at Sergio Rossi, Caden Stobart will report directly to the footwear brand’s founder.

clock June 18, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Versace Resort 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Versace Resort 2013

“Rockmantic” is the word Donatella Versace coined for her strong collection.

clock June 18, 2012WWD Staff

Lorena Sarbu Resort 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Lorena Sarbu Resort 2013

The designer experimented with laser-cut 3-D elements, beading and lace appliqués for resort.

clock June 18, 2012WWD Staff

No. 21 Resort 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

No. 21 Resort 2013

Alessandro Dell’Acqua demonstrated that iconic sportswear can have a superchic attitude — and look extremely feminine to boot.

clock June 18, 2012WWD Staff

Antonio Marras Resort 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Antonio Marras Resort 2013

The designer said he “grafted two different worlds and cultures” by paying tribute to two design movements: Japonism and Memphis style.

clock June 18, 2012WWD Staff

Handbags

Louis Vuitton Suit Over ‘Hangover II’ Fake Dismissed

Calling the brand’s allegations “not plausible” or “particularly compelling,” New York federal judge Andrew Carter threw out the lawsuit.

clock June 18, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Ralph Lauren Resort 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Ralph Lauren Resort 2013

The lineup was based on the house standards of simplicity and elegance, with several major jolts of color.

clock June 18, 2012WWD Staff

Stuart McCullough

Marketing and Promotion

AWI Sets Wake-up Call, Freshens Marketing Plan

The Australian wool industry is waking up from a long slumber after a decade of depressed supply and demand and a dirth of marketing activity.

clock June 18, 2012Arthur Friedman

Richard Chai - Love Resort 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Richard Chai – Love Resort 2013

Richard Chai’s Love collection captured a vibe that was part downtown cool, part athletic and part masculine-meets-feminine.

clock June 18, 2012WWD Staff

Narciso Rodriguez Resort 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Narciso Rodriguez Resort 2013

“Easy” is how the designer summed up his resort lineup.

clock June 18, 2012WWD Staff

Michael Francis

Retail

Michael Francis Exits J.C. Penney

The development comes just eight months after the executive joined Penney’s from Target Corp. and adds fuel to concerns over the retailer’s daring reinvention.

clock June 18, 2012David Moin

A rendering of the Suitsupply store in Chicago.

Retail

Suitsupply Adding Two U.S. Stores

The Amsterdam-based men’s wear retailer will open locations in Chicago and Georgetown this summer.

clock June 18, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Jennifer Hudson with models wearing looks from her QVC line.

Ready To Wear

Jennifer Hudson Readies Line for QVC

The Oscar winner and former “American Idol” contestant is introducing a 14-item collection in September.

clock June 18, 2012Khanh T.L. Tran

Norma Kamali Resort 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Norma Kamali Resort 2013

It was a flurry of stripes, metallics and sparkle for the designer’s latest collection, which included all her usual suspects.

clock June 18, 2012WWD Staff

Rick Genest in New York City

Lifestyle

Interview With Rick Genest, the Zombie Boy

The tattoo icon, and new spokesman for L’Oréal’s Dermablend Professional line, spoke to WWD about what the future looks like when you’re playing dead.

clock June 18, 2012Alessandra Codinha

Georges Plassat

Financial

Carrefour CEO Sees 3-Year Turnaround

Georges Plassat gave his first public speech on Monday since taking over as chairman and chief executive officer of the company.

clock June 18, 2012Joelle Diderich

Government and Trade

U.S., EU Lean on China at WTO Forum

Michael Punke took China to task over the dominant role of government in trying to manage trade and its lavish outlay of subsidies.

clock June 18, 2012John Zarocostas

Necklace Collar shown with detachable biker chain by Fallon.

Fashion Scoops

Fallon to Launch Dog Accessories

The line of grommeted leather dog collars and matching leashes will arrive at Barneys New York in November.

clock June 18, 2012Holly Haber

The Tory Burch iPad app.

Media

Tory Burch Resets With App, Revised Blog

The brand will unveil a redesign of its Tory Blog and introduce its first Tory Daily iPad and iPhone app today.

clock June 19, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Human Resources

Nordstrom Promotes Tricia Smith to GMM for Women’s

Her new title will be executive vice president and general merchandise manager of women’s apparel.

clock June 18, 2012David Moin

Ula Berlin

Lifestyle

Berlin Scene: Play It Out

Places to eat, drink, shop and gallery-hop between shows.

clock June 19, 2012WWD Staff

Elie Tahari and Ingo Wilts

Designer and Luxury

Elie Tahari Taps Ingo Wilts as Creative Director

Wilts was, until last week, senior vice president and creative director of Kenneth Cole Productions.

clock June 19, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Yujia Zhai-Petrow of 1913Berlin.

Sportswear

Berlin Preview: Ones to Watch

A few fresh faces to look for during Berlin Fashion Week.

clock June 19, 2012WWD Staff

Capsule has a new home at Postbahnhof.

Business Features

Berlin Preview: Shifting Landscape

New show venues as well as adjusting the approach to business in a difficult economy are hot topics heading into Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

clock June 19, 2012Melissa Drier

MBFWB tents have moved to Siegessäule, or "Victory Column."

Markets

WWD Berlin Preview: Show Calendar

Following are the runway and trade show schedules for Berlin Fashion Week.

clock June 19, 2012WWD Staff

An ad visual for Girlfriend, Justin Bieber's second fragrance.

Fragrance

Justin Bieber Launches Girlfriend

The pop star’s second fragrance debuted at Macy’s and a host of other retailers on Monday, joining Someday in his budding scent empire.

clock June 19, 2012Molly Prior

Media

W Magazine Launching Digital Photography Network

Contributors such as Candice Lake, Craig Arend, Adam Katz Sinding and Phill Taylor will have the ability to upload new images daily.

clock June 19, 2012Amy Wicks

Alexa Chung in the Maje fall 2012 campaign.

Media

Maje Taps Alexa Chung for Fall

The British television presenter is the face of the brand’s next advertising campaign, which was photographed by Glen Luchford.

clock June 19, 2012Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

Jeffry Aronsson Takes Helm at Ralph Rucci Firm

He was said to have been brought in to conduct a ceo search, but designer Ralph Rucci then asked him to take the post.

clock June 19, 2012Arthur Friedman

The Countess of Wessex, Duchess of Cambridge and Duchess of Cornwall observe their husbands in the Order of the Garter parade at Windsor Castle.

Fashion Scoops

Royals Attend Order of the Garter Ceremony

On Monday the Duchess of Cambridge was out of her weekend wellies and back in her L.K. Bennett nude heels for yet another royal ritual.

clock June 19, 2012Catherine Tipple

Fashion Scoops

Kenneth Cole Honored at Independent Handbag Designer Awards

The designer accepted the Iconoclast Award at the InStyle Magazine and Handbag Designer 101-hosted event.

clock June 19, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Fashion Scoops

Emilio Pucci Expanding in Hong Kong

The label’s new 1,296-square-foot boutique is located at Ocean Centre in Harbour City.

clock June 19, 2012Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Rebecca Minkoff Hits the East End

The designer, known for her casual chic designs, will open a pop-up shop at the Solé East Resort in Montauk, N.Y., for the summer.

clock June 19, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Ideeli Moving Into the New York Times Building

The five-year-old online retailer will relocate its headquarters to take over the 45th floor of 620 Eighth Avenue by the end of August.

clock June 19, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

British Fashion Council Names NextGen Sponsorship Winners

The initiative awards designers with support to show their collections in runway shows, presentations and static exhibitions during London Fashion Week.

clock June 19, 2012Nina Jones

Dsquared2 Resort 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Dsquared2 Resort 2013

With a hard-hitting Nineties influence, citing Linda Evangelista as muse, Dean and Dan Caten showed all sorts of leather.

clock June 19, 2012WWD Staff

Gestalten

Retail

Berlin Preview: Seven Hip New Retailers

The city is experiencing a new wave of independent retailing, featuring a creative mix of multibrand, mixed-genre and personalized concepts.

clock June 19, 2012WWD Staff

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