The President’s Priorities: An Industry Reacts

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Let’s get the economy going. That was the overriding message from the fashion industry on Wednesday following President Obama’s election to a second term.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Angela Ahrendts

Designer and Luxury

Burberry Sets Focus on Long-term Plans

The company on Wednesday reported a 27.5 percent decline in first-half profits due entirely to exceptional items linked with its expansion.

clock November 7, 2012Samantha Conti

Sophie Lacoste Dournel

Financial

Family Shareholders to Exit Lacoste

The family block, headed by non-executive president Sophie Lacoste Dournel, is set to exit the brand after a full takeover by Maus Frères SA.

clock November 7, 2012Joelle Diderich

Michelle and President Obama with Joe and Jill Biden on election night.

Financial

Stocks Tumble, Dow Falls Below 13,000

The reelection of President Obama freed Wall Street to worry in earnest about the looming fiscal cliff as well as the general global economic malaise.

clock November 7, 2012Evan Clark

Derek Lam

Business Features

Labelux Sells Derek Lam Business

The firm has sold the brand to its founders, Lam and Jan-Hendrik Schlottmann, WWD has learned.

clock November 7, 2012Samantha Conti

The view outside the Macy's store.

Financial

Macy’s Q3 Income Ticks Ahead 4.3%

The department store bested analysts’ quarterly projections and raised its full-year earnings guidance.

clock November 7, 2012Evan Clark

The Yoox homepage.

Business Features

Yoox Profit, Revenues Increase

Sales grew globally and, in particular, Italy returned positive.

clock November 7, 2012Luisa Zargani

Business Features

WWD Apparel & Retail CEO Summit Rescheduled to Jan. 7-8

The summit, originally scheduled for Oct. 29 and 30 at The Plaza, was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy.

clock November 7, 2012WWD Staff

The Toyko facade.

Retail

Thom Browne to Open Tokyo Store

The designer will open his first flagship outside the U.S., a 4,500-square-foot store in the city’s Minami-Aoyama district, in mid-March.

clock November 7, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

A look from Vince Camuto.

Ready To Wear

Vince Camuto Jumps Into Men’s

The designer is launching a series of men’s categories for his brand, beginning this fall.

clock November 7, 2012David Lipke

A visual from the Gents' ad campaign.

Textiles

Gents Brand Bows With Advertising Push

Former fashion publicist and talent agent Josh Reed is kicking off his new headwear and basics brand, with a splashy print campaign.

clock November 7, 2012David Lipke

A dress from the Kardashian Kollection.

Ready To Wear

Kardashians Take England

The sisters were holding court at the Dorchester to launch their Kardashian Kollection to British press.

clock November 7, 2012Julia Neel

A look from the new collection.

Designer and Luxury

Stylist David Bradshaw to Launch Men’s Line

The collection, called Hunter Gather, will be sold exclusively via the brand’s Web site and from a 5,000-square-foot stand-alone shop in London’s Marylebone.

clock November 8, 2012Samantha Conti

A visual from Bottega Veneta's "Art of Collaboration" cruise campaign.

Media

Bottega Veneta’s Artistic Vision

The Italian company has tapped New York-born artist and photographer Collier Schorr to shoot the brand’s “Art of Collaboration” cruise campaign.

clock November 8, 2012Alessandra Turra

A visual from Forever 21's holiday campaign featuring Chanel Iman.

Media

Forever 21 Taps Chanel Iman for Holiday Campaign

The model, who grew up in L.A., is in print images shot by photographer Dean Isidro themed “Let It Glow.”

clock November 8, 2012Rachel Brown

Julianne Hough behind-the-scenes for Sole Society.

Retail

Sole Society to Launch Julianne Hough Line

Starting with shoes, the Los Angeles-based online shoe retailer aims to build a lifestyle brand around the dancer, singer and actress.

clock November 8, 2012Rachel Brown

Fashion Scoops

Alberta Ferretti Exhibit Opening in Moscow

The exhibition will be unveiled Tuesday with a gala event at the city’s Petrovsky Passage mall.

clock November 8, 2012Luisa Zargani

Finnair's Marimekko-adorned plane.

Fashion Scoops

Finnair, Marimekko Enter Collaboration

The Helsinki-based carrier staged an in-flight fashion show featuring looks from Sami Ruotsalainen’s New York Fashion Week show.

clock November 8, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

President Obama

Government and Trade

The President’s Priorities: An Industry Reacts

“Let’s get the economy going” was the overriding message from the fashion industry on Wednesday following President Obama’s election to a second term.

clock November 8, 2012WWD Staff

Essentialist

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Chris de Lapuente

Business

LVMH Names Chris de Lapuente Chairman, CEO of Selective Retailing

clock 1hMiles Socha

Social Studies

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