A&F Hopes Woes Are Growing Pains

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Overview

Almost everything has gone against Abercrombie & Fitch Co. — a one-time poster child for international expansion that now finds itself repositioning both at home and abroad.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

A look from Tia Cibani.

Designer and Luxury

Tia Cibani Launching Namesake Label

The designer, who left Ports 1961 in 2010 after six years as creative director, will launch her own collection for the spring season.

clock August 14, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Lara Stone is the face and body for the Calvin Klein Push Positive ad campaign.

Marketing and Promotion

Calvin Klein Underwear to Unveil Push Positive Campaign

The brand will launch its fall 2012 global advertising campaign on YouTube in the first week of September.

clock August 14, 2012Karyn Monget

Business Features

Target Eyes Over 75 CityCenter Stores

Greg Steinhafel, chairman, president and chief executive officer, envisions strong sales in apparel and home.

clock August 15, 2012Sharon Edelson

A shopper at an Abercrombie & Fitch Co. store.

Financial

Abercrombie & Fitch Hopes Woes Are Growing Pains

The one-time poster child for international expansion now finds itself repositioning both at home and abroad.

clock August 15, 2012Evan Clark

Mergers and Acquisitions

HMX Group Secures New Credit Facility

The owner of Hickey Freeman and Hart Schaffner Marx labels has been facing liquidity issues.

clock August 15, 2012Vicki M. Young

The Physicians Formula Skin Care line.

Financial

Beauty’s Buying Binge

Deals are starting to percolate in beauty, and indie cosmetics darling Urban Decay is believed to be next in line.

clock August 15, 2012Molly Prior

Looks from the Ghurka collection.

Textiles

Ghurka Gets Aggressive for Fall

Plans include a new store in SoHo, a new e-commerce site, a new advertising campaign, a series of collaborations and a wholesale growth strategy.

clock August 15, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

A look from French Connection

Sportswear

Danish Fashion Ups Its Game

Eva Kruse, chief executive officer of Copenhagen Fashion Week, said even though times are difficult, there is still energy and optimism.

clock August 15, 2012Laure Guilbault

Victoria's Secret

Financial

Limited Brands Sees Second-Quarter Declines

Although third quarter EPS is expected to be lower than a year ago, the company did raise its EPS guidance for 2012.

clock August 15, 2012Vicki M. Young

Kill City's tan jacket and denim jacket and Soulland's pants, all in cotton. Alejandro Ingelmo sneakers.

Denim

Men’s Wear Trend: Denim Rewind

With Nineties fashion references continuing as a main source of inspiration, subtle distressed or whiskered denim is being reintroduced.

clock August 16, 2012Alex Badia

Super Suite Seventy Seven's silk and cotton suit, paired with Thayer's silk top. Sequence bracelets; Kara Ross cuff; BCBG Max Azria shoes.

Fashion Trends

Resort 2013 Trend: Hits the Spot

Perhaps one of the longest-running fashion hits, leopard print is gaining even more speed for resort.

clock August 16, 2012Mayte Allende

Carmen Miranda, 1948.

Fashion Features

Spotted!: Leopard Print Through the Years

The many faces and places of leopard print.

clock August 16, 2012WWD Staff

Inside the first Opening Ceremony store at 35 Howard Street.

Fashion Features

Opening Ceremony Reflects on 10 Years

The mushrooming conglomerate of cool is celebrating its anniversary with a line of handbags, its own magazine and a new book.

clock August 16, 2012David Lipke

Hugh Jackman on the cover of Best Life's relaunch issue.

Media

Rodale to Relaunch Best Life Magazine

The timing of the publication’s return is due to a few factors, including the rise of luxury advertising and resurgence in the men’s fashion business.

clock August 16, 2012Amy Wicks

Media

Wired Backtracks on Jonah Lehrer

A spokesman confirmed on Wednesday that the journalist was still under contract at the magazine.

clock August 16, 2012Erik Maza

A visual from J. Crew's fall campaign, featuring Virginie Mouzat in the Etta pump.

Media

Fashion-Forward Cast Stars in J. Crew’s Fall Campaign

No models, no marquee names — just successful, stylish types from different walks of life appear in the ads.

clock August 16, 2012David Moin

Fashion Scoops

New Hires at Moda Operandi

The web site has named Nadine Iskenderian to the newly created role of chief merchandising officer.

clock August 16, 2012David Lipke

Michael Kors limited edition Runway watch.

Fashion Scoops

Michael Kors Unveils Limited-Edition New York Runway Watch

An adaptation of one of the designer’s bestsellers, the piece was reimagined as an homage to Kors’ hometown and favorite city in the world.

clock August 16, 2012Kristi Garced

A Cornelia Guest bag.

Fashion Scoops

Intermix Adds Cornelia Guest’s Handbags for Fall

The socialite’s cruelty-free handbag line is already carried in close to 50 doors worldwide — including Bloomingdale’s and Tootsies.

clock August 16, 2012Rachel Strugatz

The Gustavo Alonso-designed Diet Coke T-shirt.

Fashion Scoops

Gustavo Alonso Wins Diet Coke Design Challenge

A T-shirt featuring his illustration of a woman in a high-collared red coat cinched at the waist will be available at Target from Sept. 3.

clock August 16, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

From Left: Valentina Sampaio, Juno Mitchell and Indya Moore

Fashion

Transgender representation in the modeling world: Times are changing.

clock October 30, 2020Luis Campuzano

Social Studies

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