The New CEO: What It Takes in Today’s World

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Ready To Wear

Fame, Moda and AccessoriesTheShow Head to Brazil

According to Britton Jones, he expects to bring about 50 ready-to-wear and accessories brands to the Brazilian market.

clock July 16, 2012Lisa Lockwood


Swiss Watches Gain 21.7% in June

Exports were bolstered by robust sales of gold timepieces.

clock July 19, 2012Katya Foreman

Fashion Scoops

Pierre Bergé Takes New Role

The millionaire businessman takes the presidency of a ready-to-wear committee.

clock July 19, 2012Laure Guilbault

Human Resources

Alexis Bittar Taps Eileen Prince

As president of sales and marketing, she will oversee the company’s expansion into the fine jewelry, handbag and timepiece categories.

clock July 20, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Designer and Luxury

Issa London Names New CEO

Angelina Ypma is to succeed Anil Tanna in the role on Aug. 1.

clock July 20, 2012Nina Jones

Bjorn Borg


Intimates Trend: The Great Bright Way

Taking a cue from the recent runways, lingerie designers are adding a heady dose of neon and jewel tones to their latest looks.

clock July 23, 2012WWD Staff

The interior of the Empreinte concept store.


High Price Lingerie: Stretching the Limits

Encouraged by a robust market for high luxury, a cache of European innerwear brands is testing new price thresholds.

clock July 23, 2012Laure Guilbault

Bodas’ polyamide and elastane tulle bra and panties.


Natural Wonders: Seventies Looks Making a Comeback in Intimates

Innerwear with a free spirit — including triangle bras, sheer fabrics and natural-looking silhouettes — is increasingly in demand.

clock July 23, 2012Samantha Conti

La Miu’s homepage.


La Miu: China’s Big Player in Lingerie

The popular Web site caters to a changing attitude toward intimate apparel among young Chinese women.

clock July 23, 2012Lara Farrar

Kristen Bell in Walter jacket and ALC dress.


Top of the Heap: Celebrities Talk Lingerie

WWD Intimates asked a few from the Hollywood set one question: What’s your favorite item of lingerie?

clock July 23, 2012Katie Abel

Bright, cheerful prints are a best-selling category at Natori at and specialty boutique Sol.


Intimates: What’s Selling Now

Key looks and top performers at retailers across the country and across the Web.

clock July 23, 2012Karyn Monget and Holly Haber

A set from Insensée.


Insensée Takes a Sensible Approach

The new French intimate apparel venture is positioning itself as an antibimbo brand with a feminist manifesto — and a literary bent.

clock July 23, 2012Laure Guilbault

A look from Ori’s spring collection.


Ori Hosiery to Land in North America

Company has signed an agreement with Leg Resource Inc. for the distribution of its Ori and Immagine Italiana brands in the U.S. and Canada.

clock July 23, 2012Alessandra Turra

Kathy Ireland’s bustier bodysuit.


Intimates: Control-Top Chic

The latest wave of tummy-tuckers is begging to be shared.

clock July 23, 2012Lauren McCarthy

An ad for Cherokee at Max.

Ready To Wear

Cherokee Inks Deal for Middle East, Northern Africa

Brand management firm also sets date for transition of license to Target in Canada.

clock July 22, 2012Arnold J. Karr


Coach Reels in $44M Judgment Against U.S.-based Counterfeiters

A Syosset, NY-based mother and daughter duo, who sold counterfeit Coach bags on their Web sites, were found guilty of trademark infringement.

clock July 22, 2012Alexandra Steigrad


Coupon Web Site RetailMeNot Gains Steam

The site launched its mobile site last year and recently introduced its first native app for iOS.

clock July 22, 2012Sharon Edelson

A bag from the collaboration.


Eva Jeanbart-Lorenzotti Teams With New York & Co.

The exclusive capsule collection will be available online and in stores nationwide in October.

clock July 20, 2012Sharon Edelson

Sets from Maud & Marjorie.


M&M: Staying Sweet

Whne Marjorie Collard and Maud Juillard met more than a decade ago, little did they know that an innerwear line and a partnership were in their future.

clock July 23, 2012Laurent Folcher

Cosabella’s Facebook page.


Intimate Relations: Innerwear Designers Court Customers the Techie Way

In the ever-evolving marketing dialogue, one concept dominates the conversation: social media.

clock July 23, 2012Taylor Harris

Government and Trade

Progress Made in Port Negotiations

The International Longshoremen’s Association and the U.S. Maritime Alliance said they made “significant progress” on several key issues.

clock July 23, 2012Kristi Ellis

Alan Greco in the Eighties.

Human Resources

Alan Greco, Beauty Executive, Dead at 62

The longtime beauty executive and founder of Paul Sebastian Inc. died July 14 from a heart attack.

clock July 23, 2012Julie Naughton

Alexandre Birman


Designer Footwear’s Next Guard

The category is experiencing a shift, with a group of high-end brands gaining entrée into the sector’s retail space.

clock July 23, 2012Rachel Strugatz

The new CEO.

Business Features

The New CEO: What It Takes in Today’s World

The chief executive officer role is in flux as retailers morph into omnichannel organizations and consumers dramatically alter their shopping habits.

clock July 23, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Juan-Carlos Torres

Designer and Luxury

Vacheron Constantin Ramping Up U.S. Expansion

The Swiss watchmaker will unveil a boutique in Las Vegas, followed by a store in Los Angeles’ South Coast Plaza in November.

clock July 23, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Alexia Landeau


Alexia Landeau’s Writer’s Credit

The actress and Julie Delpy shared screenwriting duties on next month’s “2 Days in New York.”

clock July 23, 2012Alessandra Codinha

Benjamin Millepied's "Framework" performed at MOCA.


L.A. Dance Project’s MOCA Turn

The performance marked the debut of Benjamin Millepied’s dance collective, as well as the premiere of a new series of site-specific dance performances.

clock July 23, 2012Marcy Medina


No Olympic Apparel Plans for American Apparel

The company will not produce any uniforms for Russia’s Olympic team after all, admitted ceo Dov Charney on Friday.

clock July 23, 2012David Lipke

Juliet Ingleby shot by Sebastian Faena and styled by Carine Roitfeld.


First Look at CR Fashion Book

Carine Roitfeld unveils the first full fashion image from her hotly anticipated CR Fashion Book online today.

clock July 23, 2012David Lipke

The cover of  C Magazine.


C Magazine Shoots Katie Holmes for September Issue

When the magazine’s perfectly timed issue hit newsstands earlier this month with Katie Holmes, there was almost no doubt it would fly off shelves.

clock July 23, 2012Amy Wicks

A $69 crepe de chine and chiffon dress with lace from the Nicole Richie for Impulse collection.

Fashion Scoops

Nicole Richie Readying Impulse Line for Macy’s

To get the buzz going for her capsule collection, she has begun letting out the sketches.

clock July 23, 2012David Moin

Yayoi Kusama

Fashion Scoops

Yayoi Kusama Makes Appearance for Louis Vuitton Launch in Tokyo

Decked out in her signature red and white polka dots, the artist performed one of her “happenings” in the gallery section of the store.

clock July 23, 2012Kelly Wetherille

Fashion Scoops

Ralph Lauren’s Alfredo Paredes Hosts Fete for Hetrick-Martin Institute

The night’s weather passed just in time for guests including Francisco Costa, Sophie Theallet and Maria Cornejo to enjoy the terrace.

clock July 23, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design to Open in London

The school will offer a yearlong British Vogue fashion foundation course, as well as 10-week intensive fashion courses and various M.A.-level courses.

clock July 23, 2012Samantha Conti

A top from the Sportiqe for Jockey collection.

Fashion Scoops

Jockey Intl. Expanding Offerings

A line of cotton T-shirts, tanks and hooded sweatshirts to be designed, manufactured and sold by Sportiqe will be introduced at Project NYC.

clock July 23, 2012David Moin


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