New Avon CEO Sees Net Slide 70 Percent

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Overview

Sheri McCoy spent her first 100 days at Avon Products Inc. working to uncover Avon’s most pressing issues across the globe. But her toughest days may lie ahead.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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An image from Lane Crawford's fall-winter campaign

Media

Lane Crawford Unveils Fall-Winter Campaign

Nick Night shot the still images and an accompanying film, which features Ming Xi, Xiao Wen Ju and Wang Xiao.

clock July 31, 2012Amanda Kaiser

Financial

Kenneth Cole Logs Loss in Second Quarter

Costs related to the designer’s pending acquisition of the company and charges related to a distribution center weigh on the period.

clock August 1, 2012Evan Clark

Sheri McCoy

Financial

New Avon CEO Sees Net Slide 70%

Beauty sales fall 9 percent.

clock August 1, 2012Molly Prior

A look from the fall 2012 Winchester collection.

Fashion Features

Winchester Brand in Apparel Debut

Vincent Nesi is putting a new fashion spin on an historic American brand in the third phase of his career.

clock August 1, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Barraca Chic

Textiles

Men’s Swimwear Makes Splash at Miami Shows

The category is on fire, buoyed by new brands, fits and fashions that work as well on the beach as in the restaurant.

clock August 1, 2012Rebecca Kleinman

DAS Parka by Patagonia

Textiles

Outdoor Brands Embrace Technology

Advances in fabrics and finishes are expected to drive sales for brands in the spring season.

clock August 1, 2012Rachel Brown

A look from the The John Varvatos USA boys collection.

Fashion Features

John Varvatos Launches Boys With Peerless

The new line of tailored clothing and sportswear will be carried in 35 doors this fall, including Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom and Fred Segal.

clock August 1, 2012David Lipke

NastyGal.com

Retail

Nasty Gal Goes From Retailer to Designer

The company is increasing its offerings with the launch of its first in-house designed product.

clock August 1, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Gore Vidal, circa 1993.

People

Gore Vidal: A Collection of Quotes

The brilliant and acidly witty author of 25 novels, several collections of essays and two memoirs died in Los Angeles on Tuesday at age 86.

clock August 1, 2012Lorna Koski

Designer and Luxury

London Men’s Shows to Overlap Pitti Uomo

Pitti organizers lash out at the British Fashion Council, but the U.K. group is sticking with its original dates.

clock August 1, 2012Samantha Conti and Luisa Zargani

A look from Jardine.

Designer and Luxury

Nathan Bogle Readies Jardine Collection

The Rag & Bone co-founder is back in the game with his own men’s label, which will launch at retail for spring.

clock August 1, 2012David Lipke

A sketch from Greg Norman's tailored collection.

Sportswear

Greg Norman to Add Tailored Clothing

The first product will launch for spring.

clock August 1, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

A rendering of the Onassis store exterior.

Retail

Onassis to Expand to San Francisco

The men’s retailer in October will open a 2,500-square-foot unit at 845 Market Street in the Westfield Centre, two blocks from Union Square.

clock August 1, 2012Sharon Edelson

Financial

MAC, Estée Lauder Score $90 Million Judgment

A New York federal court found a ring of Chinese cybersquatters guilty.

clock August 1, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Financial

Daffy’s Headed to Bankruptcy Court

The chain has hired Hilco Trading to liquidate the store inventory, and is said to be in discussions with landlords to exit store leases.

clock August 1, 2012Vicki M. Young

Financial

Abercrombie & Fitch to Slow Overseas Expansion

A&F said comparable-store sales for the second quarter fell 10 percent overall, with international stores plummeting 26 percent.

clock August 1, 2012David Moin

Ready To Wear

Nelson Mandela Foundation Clarifies 466/64 Ties

A new statement from the foundation in South Africa spells out the relationship between the two organizations more clearly.

clock August 2, 2012Lisa Lockwood

The StyleMint home page.

Media

Sites Take a Membership Approach to E-tail

Membership-based e-commerce sites are on the rise, and new e-commerce concept FabKids, launching today, is the latest.

clock August 2, 2012Rachel Strugatz

On the grounds at the Bridgehampton Polo match.

Fashion Features

They Are Wearing: Horsey Set

The wet field prevented match play at the opening day of Bridgehampton Polo last month, but spectators kept their sartorial game up.

clock August 2, 2012WWD Staff

Halston Heritage’s viscose and nylon crepe gown.

Fashion Trends

Eveningwear Trend: Topsy Curvy

A lingerie influence, sometimes rendered quite literally, adds a sensual twist to this season’s evening gowns.

clock August 2, 2012Bobbi Queen

HMX’s Hickey Freeman division is dressing the NBC broadcasters for the Olympics.

Financial

HMX Group Hopes to Get Refinancing Done

The new financing facility with Salus Capital requires a capital infusion from Indian parent company S. Kumars Nationwide (SKNL).

clock August 2, 2012Vicki M. Young

Natalia Vodianova for Stella McCartney.

Media

Stella McCartney Taps Natalia Vodianova for Fall

This is the model’s third season running as the face of the label.

clock August 2, 2012Nina Jones

Fashion Scoops

Robert Wichser Rejoins Narciso Rodriguez as CEO

Executive was a consultant and de facto ceo at the fashion firm prior to joining John Varvatos in September 2011.

clock August 2, 2012David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

Barneys New York Relaunching Basco Brand

The collection of men’s sportswear will be previewed on Aug. 14 and will hit stores shortly afterward.

clock August 2, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Scoops

Giorgio Armani’s Acqua for Life Charity Surpasses 2012 Goal

In partnership with Green Cross International, the initiative provides poor communities around the world with clean drinking water.

clock August 2, 2012Cynthia Martens

Fashion Scoops

H&M Entering Home Category

American consumers in early 2013 will be able to give their homes the same dose of cheap chic as their wardrobes with H&M Home.

clock August 2, 2012Sharon Edelson

Nine West's Runway Relief ad campaign

Fashion Scoops

Nine West Expands Annual Runway Relief Program

This year, the initiative to raise awareness for the CFDA’s Fashion Targets Breast Cancer program will have new products and brand partnerships.

clock August 2, 2012Kristi Garced

Fashion Scoops

Nylon Fetes Annual August Denim Issue

Cover girl Ashley Greene and editor in chief Marvin Scott Jarrett hosted a dinner at Chateau Marmont Tuesday evening.

clock August 2, 2012Christina Silvestri

Fashion Scoops

Roberto Cavalli Tapped for Angel’s Ball Decor in NYC

Arrangements at the Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research’s annual gala will include linens in the designer’s signature prints, among other touches.

clock August 2, 2012Jake Flanagin

Essentialist

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