China Factory Safety in Spotlight After Fire

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The scale of workplace safety risks and labor violations in China is coming into sharper focus after the deadly fire at a factory in Bangladesh and a more recent, smaller blaze at a factory in Shantou.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Jean-Charles de Castelbajac

Fashion Scoops

Designer Trees Unveiled

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Chantal Thomass and Maxime Simoens designed some of the Christmas creations.

clock December 4, 2012Laure Guilbault

Fashion Scoops

Dior Delays Beijing Expo

It is the second time that the opening of the show, now planned for some time in 2013, has been delayed.

clock December 4, 2012Alex Wynne

Donna Karan Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Donna Karan Pre-Fall 2013

Sculptural shapes and volumes inspired by her late husband Stephan Weiss’ art were the theme of the collection.

clock December 4, 2012WWD Staff

Government and Trade

L.A. Ports Strike Ends, Focus Shifts East

Industry groups remained concerned over a looming deadline for contract talks between dockworkers and ocean carriers on the East Coast.

clock December 5, 2012Kristi Ellis and Marcy Medina

Derek Mattison at his store on Melrose Place.

Designer and Luxury

Derek Mattison Jumps Into L.A. Retail

He has launched a namesake brand to dress men that share his sartorial tastes for suits with classic quality, but not classic fits.

clock December 5, 2012Rachel Brown

Looks from the Samuelsohn 1923 Black Label collection.


Samuelsohn Goes High-end for 90th Birthday

The Canadian men’s wear manufacturer has created a super-high-end line called 1923 Black Label that will debut for spring.

clock December 5, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Solange Knowles


Zegna Celebrates New Fragrance

Bold-faced names such as Ed Burns and Peter Facinelli feted the launch of the company’s new Essenze Collection scent.

clock December 5, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Government and Trade

China Factory Fire Raises Safety Concerns

On Tuesday, a Chinese man set fire to the Shantou garment factory where he once worked, killing 14 young women and injuring another who worked there.

clock December 5, 2012Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Patti Hansen


‘In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye’ Screens in New York

Sarah Jessica Parker, Christina Ricci, Vera Wang, Tory Burch, Karlie Kloss and more turned out to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

clock December 5, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

A look from Wolsey.

Ready To Wear

Jamey Hargreaves’ Designs on Wolsey

The brand has a rich heritage — its range was worn by British soldiers during both World Wars, by British Olympians and even by the royals.

clock December 5, 2012Samantha Conti

Dwyane Wade


Dwyane Wade Taps Alejandro Ingelmo

The designer will serve as creative consultant for special projects for the Wade sport lifestyle brand.

clock December 5, 2012David Lipke

Mergers and Acquisitions

HMX Bidding Deadline Extended

A decision is expected to be made on the winning bidder Dec. 17.

clock December 5, 2012Vicki M. Young

Government and Trade

Feds Nab International Cyber Crime Ring

In cooperation with international lawmakers, federal agents arrested seven suspects involved in pilfering millions of dollars from consumers.

clock December 5, 2012Alexandra Steigrad


Italy’s Top IPO Candidates Revealed in Study

Pambianco Strategie di Impresa identified companies that have the right characteristics for a stock market listing in a three-to-five-year period.

clock December 5, 2012Luisa Zargani


Ben Sherman Weighs on Oxford Industries

The troubled division is seeking a new ceo in the wake of Pan Philippou’s exit.

clock December 6, 2012Arnold J. Karr


H&M to Launch Recycling Initiative

ICollect will offer consumers vouchers in the form of store discounts in exchange for every bag of clothing donated.

clock December 5, 2012Sharon Edelson

A rendering of the Burberry, Gucci and Hermès stores at the LAX International Airport.

Real Estate

LAX Unveils $1.5B Terminal Upgrade

A new array of eating and shopping options will bow at the airport’s Tom Bradley International Terminal this spring.

clock December 5, 2012Rachel Brown

Saks Fifth Avenue has merged clothing and sportswear in its stores.


Tailored Clothing Merchandising Continues to Evolve

The days of hanging reams of suits on racks against a wall are over — at least for savvy retailers seeking to attract the dapper young customer.

clock December 5, 2012Jean E. Palmieri


Woodbury Gets New Men’s Shop

Three former employees who had worked at Thomas Miller Menswear for decades have opened their own store.

clock December 5, 2012Jean E. Palmieri


India FDI Gains Crucial Victory

The Indian ruling party won a key victory Wednesday in the ongoing debate over foreign direct investment in multibrand retailing.

clock December 5, 2012Mayu Saini

Tailored looks will be trending in fall 2013.

Fashion Features

Men’s Trend: Gray Matter

Soft construction, trim silhouettes, luxury fabrics and an overall sophisticated aesthetic are the key trends for fall 2013.

clock December 6, 2012Alex Badia

A view outside the Men's Wearhouse store.


Men’s Wearhouse Misses the Mark

Earnings missed analysts’ expectations for the third quarter, causing the company to reduce its guidance for the fourth quarter.

clock December 5, 2012Arnold J. Karr


Macy’s Plots Christmas Marathon Weekend

The department store chain has decided to keep practically its entire fleet of 800 stores open round the clock on the last weekend before Christmas.

clock December 6, 2012David Moin

François-Henri Pinault

Business Features

François-Henri Pinault on Alexander Wang and More

PPR’s ceo opened up Wednesday during a question-and-answer session at the French Consulate with CBS’ Rebecca Jarvis.

clock December 6, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Jerry Hall and Georgia May Jagger

Marketing and Promotion

Sunglass Hut Taps Jerry Hall, Georgia May Jagger for Campaign

Mother and daughter will star in a digital Mother’s Day campaign for the retailer.

clock December 6, 2012Marcy Medina

A view of the Collins Avenue store.

Fashion Scoops

United Colors of Benetton Renovates Miami Store

The store was “designed to incorporate the South Beach look,” said Ari Hoffman, president and chief executive officer of Benetton’s U.S. operations.

clock December 6, 2012Sharon Edelson

Fashion Scoops

Audemars Piguet Makes Miami Art Basel Debut

The luxe watchmaker is sponsoring the fair and hosting visitors in its Art Collectors Lounge.

clock December 6, 2012Alexandra Steigrad


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