Topshop’s Bold Plan With New Investor

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Maarten de Ceulaer with Silvia Fendi at Design Miami.

Designer and Luxury

Fendi Spotlights Maarten De Ceulaer at Design Miami

The Italian fashion house selected the Belgian industrial designer for its annual exhibit at the design fair.

clock December 5, 2012Rebecca Kleinman

Ross Burton

Human Resources

Ross Burton, Makeup Artist, Dies at 46

An Emmy-nominated makeup artist for “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” Burton counted numerous celebrities among his personal clients.

clock December 5, 2012Belisa Silva

A view outside of Topshop.


Sir Philip Green Completes Sale of Topshop, Topman Brands

A 25 percent stake has been sold to Leonard Green & Partners.

clock December 7, 2012Samantha Conti

Mulberry RTW Spring 2013


Mulberry Profits Fall 35% in Fiscal H1

The company cited a slowdown in Asian demand and higher operating costs.

clock December 6, 2012Samantha Conti

The Prada boutique at Charles de Gaulle.

Business Features

Prada Nine-Month Net Leaps 50%

Italian luxury firm was driven by growth in its leather goods category and a robust performance of its retail network.

clock December 6, 2012Luisa Zargani


Lululemon Profits Climb; Looks Abroad for Growth

Despite the strong results, the brand noted slight decelerating demand as the year closes out.

clock December 6, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

See by Chloé advertisement


Coty Launching See by Chloé Fragrance

The target user is 18 to 30 years old with a mischievous, rock ’n’ roll edge.

clock December 6, 2012Julie Naughton

Sephora's Sante Fe store in Mexico City.


Sephora Upping the Ante in Latin America

The beauty retailer plans to roll out at least 50 stores by 2016.

clock December 6, 2012Ivan Castano

StriVectin-AR Advanced Retinol Night Treatment

Skin Care

StriVectin to Launch Night Treatment Line

It’s designed for women 40-plus who are seeking noticeable improvements in skin texture, clarity, radiance, firmness and fine lines.

clock December 6, 2012Julie Naughton

The Loro Piana team presentation.

Business Features

Lessons in Luxury: Master Class Presentations Bow at Parsons, Columbia

Students gathered to present a semester’s worth of work to senior executives from five luxury brands.

clock December 6, 2012Lauren McCarthy

Calvin Klein Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Calvin Klein Pre-Fall 2013

Graphic, precise, modern. Francisco Costa riffed beautifully on all three, pushing spring’s overtly sexy turn into a more serene territory for pre-fall.

clock December 6, 2012WWD Staff

Government and Trade

U.S. Elevates WTO Case Against Argentina

Asks for dispute settlement panel over country’s import requirements.

clock December 6, 2012Kristi Ellis

Government and Trade

Russia Set to Have Priority Trade Status

PNTR means greater market access and lowering of tariffs.

clock December 6, 2012Kristi Ellis

Alexander Wang Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Alexander Wang Pre-Fall 2013

After the precision and linear quality of his spring collection, the designer was in the mood for something softer for pre-fall.

clock December 6, 2012WWD Staff

Human Resources

Lauder Jewelry Auction Raises $22.2M at Sotheby’s

The net proceeds from the collections will benefit the BCRF.

clock December 6, 2012Julie Naughton

The Olia kit.


Ammonia-Free At-home Color to Enter U.S.

Garnier’s Olia is designed to provide “maximum color performance” while remaining extremely gentle.

clock December 7, 2012Belisa Silva

Stella McCartney and Bruce Weber


Stella McCartney Dives Into Art Basel

The designer hosted the ultimate backyard bash for her Adidas collaboration’s spring collection and a Vanity Fair dinner honoring video artist Bill Viola.

clock December 6, 2012Rebecca Kleinman

Designer and Luxury

Moncler to Mark Anniversary in Miami

The brand will host a special double event in conjunction with the Art Basel Miami show.

clock December 6, 2012Luisa Zargani

Karlie Kloss


Art Basel Party Parade Kicks Off With Beachside Bash

Lenny Kravitz, Karlie Kloss and Martha Stewart attended Chanel and’s barbecue.

clock December 6, 2012Rebecca Kleinman

Drew Barrymore in Bec & Bridge.


Bulgari’s Big Day on Rodeo Drive

Beverly Hills Mayor William Brien declared the day — Dec. 5 — to be official Bulgari day in the city.

clock December 6, 2012Rachel Brown

Human Resources

Michelle Peluso Named Gilt Groupe CEO

She is taking on a role that had been held by founder Kevin Ryan, who will become chairman.

clock December 6, 2012Jean E. Palmieri


Labelux Sells Its Stake in Solange

The fine jewelry brand’s founder and creative director Solange Azagury-Partridge purchased the stake.

clock December 6, 2012Samantha Conti

The Herborist brand.


China Slowdown Hits Beauty

The previously booming beauty market has become a victim of the country’s slowing economy.

clock December 7, 2012Casey Hall

Government and Trade

More Action Called for in Bangladesh

Pressure continues to grow for apparel manufacturers to improve worker safety.

clock December 7, 2012Mayu Saini


Layoffs Hit Newsweek’s Editorial Staff

The cuts are necessary to lower overhead costs as Newsweek eliminates its print edition and moves to an all-digital format.

clock December 7, 2012Erik Maza

Fashion Scoops

Apollo Global Management Buys Aurum Holdings

The acquisition includes the Watches of Switzerland, Mappin & Webb and Goldsmiths brands and retail operations.

clock December 7, 2012Vicki M. Young

Dave DeMattei and Rose Marie Bravo

Fashion Scoops

Lucky Brand Fetes New York Store

Model-endorser David Gandy greeted guests at the door of the new location at The Shops at Columbus Circle.

clock December 7, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Scoops

Proenza Schouler Inks Licensing Deal for Footwear

The label has signed a licensing deal with Iris SpA that is effective with the 2013 pre-fall season.

clock December 7, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Dior Homme Toasts Miami Store

Dior Homme toasted its new Design District store on Wednesday night with a hometown assist from Weber.

clock December 7, 2012WWD Staff

Chelsea Leyland, Martha Stewart and Jenne Lombardo.

Fashion Scoops

Valentino’s Pop Pois Line Launches at The Webster

The capsule collection is available exclusively at the designer boutique during Art Basel in Miami before rolling out nationwide in April.

clock December 7, 2012WWD Staff


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