Talbots Names Team to Direct Turnaround

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Talbots has a new executive team to go along with its new owner — both of which hope to turn the specialty retailer around.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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The Isabel Marant store in Tokyo

Designer and Luxury

Isabel Marant Opens in Tokyo

The Paris-based designer chose a wooden house in the Omotesando area for her first store in Japan.

clock August 1, 2012Amanda Kaiser

Outside the Talbots store.

Human Resources

Talbots Names Team to Direct Turnaround

The troika includes appointment of Mike Archbold as ceo and two veterans of the women’s specialty apparel chain.

clock August 6, 2012Vicki M. Young

Human Resources

Esprit Taps Inditex Veteran as New CEO

Jose Manuel Martinez Gutiérrez will replace an outgoing Ronald Van Der Vis on or before the end of September.

clock August 7, 2012Ellen Sheng


Fossil Tops Profit Expectations in Quarter

Strong watch sales propel the accessories firm, which sees an opening in the Asian market.

clock August 7, 2012Evan Clark

Yves Saint Laurent and Anna Piaggi, 1989.

Fashion Features

Anna Piaggi, Iconic Fashion Journalist, Dead at 81

Her eccentric style was unmissable and made her a muse to many, including Karl Lagerfeld.

clock August 7, 2012Luisa Zargani and Cynthia Martens and Samantha Conti

Doreen Panzer


Doreen Panzer Joins Silver Jeans

The former Calvin Klein executive will serve as president of its wholesale division.

clock August 7, 2012Arnold J. Karr

On the grounds of Lollapalooza in Chicago.

Street Style

They Are Wearing: Lollapalooza

It’s been 21 years since Perry Farrell founded Lollapalooza, and the sartorial scene at the most recent festival has come full circle.

clock August 8, 2012Beth Wilson

A Vilebrequin ad image.


G-III Buys Vilebrequin for $106M

Roland Herlory, who will join the brand as ceo on Sept. 1, plans to grow the retail footprint, expand the product offerings and move into women’s.

clock August 7, 2012David Lipke

A view of the Ted Baker store on Fifth Avenue.


Ted Baker Opens on Fifth Avenue

The store, which is the brand’s largest unit in the U.S., has been designed to replicate a traditional London townhouse of the Twenties.

clock August 7, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Jordache’s first print ad with Heidi Klum.

Marketing and Promotion

Heidi Klum Back for New Jordache Campaign

The “Project Runway” host reprises her role as the face of the brand in the company’s largest advertising campaign to date.

clock August 7, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Dakine’s Lycra spandex and polyester rash guard; Lip Service’s nylon shirt; Hurley’s polyester skirt and nylon and Lycra leggings. McCallum surfboard; e4hats visor; Breathe Boardwear belt; Vans shoes.

Fashion Trends

Spring 2013 Trend: Endless Summer

You don’t have to be a Z-boy (or girl) to appreciate classic beachwear.

clock August 8, 2012WWD Staff

Masha Ma

Fashion Features

ChinaFile: The Long March of China Design

A number of obstacles impede the commercial viability of Chinese design, from sourcing fabrics to retail operations.

clock August 8, 2012Huang Hung

A necklace from the David Yurman Silver Ice Labyrinth collection.

Human Resources

David Yurman Bolsters Executive Ranks

The company’s focus going forward will be on continued innovation for retail channels and increasing the brand’s global presence.

clock August 8, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Scarlett Johansson on the cover of Cosmopolitan.


Twentysomethings, TV and ‘Twilight’: The New Three T’s of Newsstand Sales

The Audit Bureau of Circulations won’t release audited monthly breakdowns until later this year, but from its Rapid Report data, some trends are evident.

clock August 8, 2012Erik Maza

A Pour La Victoire visual shot by Terry Richardson.


Pour La Victoire Taps Terry Richardson for First Campaign

The photographer shot model Jessica Hart at a club on New York’s Upper East Side last month.

clock August 8, 2012Jessica Iredale

Fashion Scoops

Perry Ellis Tome Slated for Fall 2013

Jeffrey Banks, Doria de La Chapelle and Erica Lennard, the photographer behind many of the designer’s campaigns, are putting together a coffee-table book.

clock August 8, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

A piece from Mawi.

Fashion Scoops

A Decade of Mawi

The London-based brand is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a retrospective selection of limited-edition pieces.

clock August 8, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Fashion Scoops

Carousel of Hope Gala Sets Date

The 26th annual event, slated for Oct. 20, will honor George Clooney and feature performances by Aretha Franklin and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.

clock August 8, 2012Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

ICB Collection Gears Up for Relaunch

The collection, which hasn’t been sold in the U.S. in more than a decade, is being reintroduced to women in the U.S. with a new ad campaign.

clock August 8, 2012Amy Wicks

Fashion Scoops

Safilo Names Roberto Vedovotto CEO

The company’s shareholder meeting also confirmed the nomination of Robert Polet, former ceo of Gucci Group, as chairman of the board.

clock August 8, 2012Cynthia Martens


Love Magazine, Yayoi Kusama Create iPad App

The app, which took nearly a year to develop, allows readers to play with the artist’s signature dots.

clock August 8, 2012Lorelei Marfil

A look at Le Tote’s Web site.

Fashion Scoops

New Subscription Fashion Service Le Tote Launches

Founders Rakesh Tondon and Brett Northart believe there is a gap in the market where Rent the Runway meets ShoeDazzle.

clock August 8, 2012Rachel Brown

Butterfly-print jacket and shorts from AG Adriano Goldschmied’s new collaboration with celebrity stylist Cher Coulter.


Cher Coulter Helps Launch AG Stylist Series

Retailing for $200 to $300, the celebrity stylist's collection is divided into four capsule groups, each evoking one of her famous clients.

clock August 7, 2012Khanh T.L. Tran


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David Mahoney and Halston attend a benefit event at Bloomingdale's in New York City on September 21, 1976.


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