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Moncler Gamme Bleu Men's RTW Spring 2013


Moncler Gamme Bleu Men’s RTW Spring 2013

Thom Browne took to the high seas for spring, clinging to the life jacket – not the down jacket – and similar nautical gear.

clock June 24, 2012WWD Staff

Roberto Cavalli Men's RTW Spring 2013


Roberto Cavalli Men’s RTW Spring 2013

This dandyish collection designed by Daniele Cavalli rippled with color, prints and lots of sparkle.

clock June 25, 2012WWD Staff

Emporio Armani Men's RTW Spring 2013


Emporio Armani Men’s RTW Spring 2013

The collection was packed with lightweight outerwear and soft suits in a soothing color palette.

clock June 25, 2012WWD Staff

George Sharp

Human Resources

George Sharp Joins The Jones Group

Jones has embarked on a strategy to import talent that can help transform the company from a category-centric to a brand-centric operation.

clock June 22, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

On the street in Milan

Fashion Features

They Are Wearing: Milan Men’s Fashion Week

Off the runways and onto the streets and sidewalks for some of the best looks.

clock June 24, 2012WWD Staff

Gucci Men's RTW Spring 2013


Gucci Men’s RTW Spring 2013

Frida Giannini married a blazing Mediterranean palette to pert, youthful tailoring and retro-tinged vacation clothes.

clock June 25, 2012WWD Staff

Etro Men's RTW Spring 2013


Etro Men’s RTW Spring 2013

Models donned silky overcoats that resembled dressing gowns, baggy trousers that pooled around the feet, and long, fluttering tunic tops.

clock June 25, 2012WWD Staff

Parma defender Rolf Feltscher.

Fashion Scoops

Dolce & Gabbana Hosts Soccer Screening

Eyes were glued on the giant screens the designers put up to allow guests at their Metropol theater to watch the European Championship quarterfinals.

clock June 25, 2012Luisa Zargani

Prada Resort 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Prada Resort 2013

Three days before her men’s show in Milan, Miuccia Prada decided to parade her women’s resort show on the same runway.

clock June 25, 2012WWD Staff

Alex Hua Tian

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Gucci

Alex Hua Tian, an equestrian who competes for China, attended the Italian brand’s men’s show.

clock June 25, 2012Samantha Conti

Umit Benan Men's RTW Spring 2013


Umit Benan Men’s RTW Spring 2013

The men wore a variety of looks that ranged from romantic to urban chic.

clock June 25, 2012WWD Staff

Buyers and exhibitors at the Pitti Filati fair in January.

Government and Trade

Italy’s Mills Battle Credit Woes

Italian fashion leaders are calling for immediate government action as small to medium-sized businesses face difficulty obtaining lines of credit.

clock June 25, 2012Sofia Celeste

Z Zegna Men's RTW Spring 2013


Z Zegna Men’s RTW Spring 2013

Paul Surridge honored retro American classics while retaining a modernist, minimalist aesthetic that was in a league of its own.

clock June 25, 2012WWD Staff

Filatura E Tessitura Di Tollegno’s extra fine merino wool yarns.


Italian Spinners Look Up and Outside for Growth

Headed into Pitti Filati fair, yarn firms go upscale and seek exports.

clock June 25, 2012Delphine Hervieu

A visual from Kahn Lucas takes of matching girls' and doll dresses.

Fashion Features

Kahn Lucas Buys Alexander Doll Co.

With the acquisition, the maker of girls’ dresses, including matching dresses for dolls, will have revenues of between $200 million and $250 million.

clock June 25, 2012David Moin


Accessories Council Unveils First Round of Honorees

For the first time, the ACE Designer of the Year Award will be presented to three designers at one brand, Calvin Klein Collection.

clock June 25, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Business Features

Patricia Malone Named CEO of Bruno Magli USA

The luxe Italian footwear and accessories maker is looking to revamp its offering and expand into new markets.

clock June 25, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Ivanka Trump Taps Geoffrey Hess

He succeeds Andrea Hansen as president of Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry.

clock June 25, 2012Vicki M. Young

The cover of "City of Style" by Melissa Magsaysay.


Melissa Magsaysay’s Take on L.A. Style

The former market editor at the Los Angeles Times and WWD offers sartorial observations about her hometown in a new book, “City of Style.”

clock June 26, 2012Marcy Medina


Struggling Daffy’s May Be Seeking Buyer

Pressures continue to mount for the off-price apparel retail chain, which has been hit by reports of financial difficulties.

clock June 26, 2012Vicki M. Young

Net-a-Porter's New York City headquarters.


Net-a-porter Opens U.S. Headquarters

Founder and executive chairman Natalie Massenet spoke to WWD while in New York for the opening of the company’s new 32,000-square-foot offices.

clock June 26, 2012Rachel Strugatz


Frank DiGiacomo Heading to Movieline

In hiring the experienced editor and reporter, Penske Media Corp. is adding another established name to its portfolio to take on rival Prometheus Global Media.

clock June 26, 2012Erik Maza

An image from Valentino’s fall ad campaign.


Valentino Sets Fall Campaign in Palermo

The ornate Sicilian Palazzo Valguarnera-Gangi serves as the background for the ads, lensed by Deborah Turbeville.

clock June 26, 2012Luisa Zargani

Italo Zucchelli with models.


Calvin Klein Hosts Dinner in Milan

Amar’e Stoudemire, Victor Cruz and Henrik Lundqvist were three of the house’s very athletic, VIP show guests in attendance.

clock June 26, 2012Katya Foreman


Fiber Price Sheet: June 26, 2012

The last Tuesday of every month, WWD publishes the current, month-ago and year-ago fiber prices.

clock June 26, 2012WWD Staff


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