Vince Gets New Team Amidst Talk of IPO

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Jill Granoff, chief executive officer of Kellwood, will assume the additional responsibility of ceo of Vince, overseeing the strategic growth and direction of the Los Angeles-based contemporary brand.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Barbara Bui Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Barbara Bui Pre-Fall 2013

For her graphic mix-and-match collection, the designer said she wanted to “play with volume and construction.”

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Yigal Azrouël Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Yigal Azrouël Pre-Fall 2013

The designer’s latest collection came together with images he snapped of pythons and New York street style.

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Acne Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Acne Pre-Fall 2013

After seeing an exhibition of artist August Strindberg’s self-portraits in Stockholm, Acne creative director Jonny Johansson amped up the volume for pre-fall.

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Rochas Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Rochas Pre-Fall 2013

Exclusive fabrics have long been showstoppers for the house of Rochas, and Marco Zanini’s two key choices this season were just that.

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Sportmax Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Sportmax Pre-Fall 2013

Grazia Malagoli focused on contrasting silhouettes — oversize, cocoon-shaped outerwear over skinny pants and fitted dresses.

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Max Mara Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Max Mara Pre-Fall 2013

Ian Griffiths, head designer of the brand, focused on house classics with a nod to David Bowie in the Seventies.

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Alexander McQueen Men's RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Alexander McQueen Men’s RTW Fall 2013

This dramatic collection may have been rich with references to British heritage weaves and fabrics, but it was forward-looking and utterly fresh.

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Cushnie et Ochs Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Cushnie et Ochs Pre-Fall 2013

“Fetish bondage” was the pre-fall inspiration for Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs.

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Cédric Charlier Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Cédric Charlier Pre-Fall 2013

Inspired by Flemish paintings, the designer’s pre-fall collection was “all about creating an illusion.”

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Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti Pre-Fall 2013

Natalie Ratabesi set out to give the brand a younger, cooler feel.

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& Other Stories store sign in Paris.

Retail

H&M to Open Seven Stores for New Brand

New fashion brand & Other Stories will open physical and online stores in Europe in the spring.

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Manuel Mota

Designer and Luxury

Manuel Mota, Pronovias Designer, Dies at 46

He was the Spanish brand’s creative director and resident designer for 23 years.

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Rebecca Minkoff Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Rebecca Minkoff Pre-Fall 2013

The designer’s Amelia Earhart resulted in cool riffs on leather aviator jackets and cadet skirts.

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Derek Lam Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Derek Lam Pre-Fall 2013

The designer worked motifs that are both pretty and classic — Chantilly lace and argyle, for example — with a casual edge.

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A sketch from Brendan Mullane's first men's collection.

Designer and Luxury

Brioni’s Brendan Mullane Looked to Past for Future Direction

Now owned by PPR, brand preps for first collection under men’s creative director Brendan Mullane.

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Business Features

Supreme Court Sides With Nike

Chief Justice Roberts calls dispute with Already LLC “moot” in light of signed covenant.

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Emilio Pucci Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Emilio Pucci Pre-Fall 2013

In some ways, the Twenties-by-way-of-Sixties point of view led to a more modest turn for Peter Dundas.

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Textiles

Isaia to Offer New Collection

Luxury men’s brand said it will introduce Eidos, a younger-skewed and lower-priced tailored clothing and furnishings collection, for fall 2013.

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Jeannette Ferran Astorga

Retail

Ann Inc. Joins Industry Green Group

The New York-based owner of the Ann Taylor and Loft brands is the first women’s specialty retailer in the Sustainable Apparel Coalition.

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Inside Joie.

Financial

Serge Azria Sells Stake in Joie, Others

The creative force behind Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott sold a 60 percent stake in Dutch LLC to private equity firm TA Associates.

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The Joseph Abboud Red Label line is an outgrowth of the brand's runway looks, seen here.

Designer and Luxury

Joseph Abboud Goes Upscale With Red Label Launch

The line, manufactured in partnership with Italy’s Cipriani SpA, made its debut at Pitti Uomo in Florence this week.

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G-Star Raw

Sportswear

This and That From Pitti Uomo

Highlights from the men’s exhibitions in Florence.

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Costume National Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Costume National Pre-Fall 2013

Biker, military and tuxedo motifs were the key elements for the brand’s collection.

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Lisa Perry Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Lisa Perry Pre-Fall 2013

Arrows, like those used on street signs, provided a key motif for the designer’s collection.

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Tibi Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Tibi Pre-Fall 2013

For creative director Amy Smilovic, the hustle and bustle of urban life was an ideal platform for her latest collection.

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Brunello Cucinelli

Retail

Luxury Sportswear Draws Retailers at Pitti Uomo

Heritage patterns in suits, technical outerwear and creative knitwear seen as key opportunities for fall.

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A spring look from Badgley Mischka.

Designer and Luxury

Badgley Mischka to Open First New York Store

Mark Badgley and James Mischka expect to unveil the boutique at 24 East 64th Street in April.

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Activewear

Delta Galil Inks Global License for Columbia Socks

In the exclusive deal, the company will develop, manufacture and distribute a line of outdoor lifestyle socks.

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Glenn Close and Stella McCartney

Parties

Stella McCartney Fetes Pre-Fall Collection

Jerry Seinfeld, Alec Baldwin, Elettra Wiedemann, Jeff Koons and more attended the event at the Americas Society Art Gallery.

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The cover of Lapo Elkann's book, "Le regole del mio stile."

Designer and Luxury

Lapo Elkann Mulling IPO for Italia Independent

Founder is is hoping to develop the brand globally and is considering either a public offering or selling a stake to a “foreign group or individual.”

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Human Resources

Coach Hires New Chief Information Officer

The New York-based brand has tapped Christine Putur for the post.

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Tommy Hilfiger with models sporting the fall collection.

Designer and Luxury

Tommy Hilfiger Unveils Revamped Tailored Collection in London

Formerly under license with Holy Fashion Group but now in-house, Tailored features day, evening, work and weekend wear.

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Agi & Sam for MAN Men's RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Features

London Men’s Shows Finding Their Footing

The city’s second edition of London Collections: Men sparked some controversy, due to its timing, but also created fans.

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Alber Elbaz

Other

Alber Elbaz Honored at YMA Dinner

You could have heard a pin drop when the Lanvin artistic director accepted his award at the YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner.

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Scott Malkin

Retail

WWD CEO Summit: Scott Malkin

The chairman of Value Retail, which operates luxury outlet “villages” in nine Western European cities, considers himself to be in the tourism business.

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R. Shawn Neville

Technology

WWD CEO Summit: R. Shawn Neville

One of the nation’s leading purveyors of radio frequency identification technology (RFID) thinks it’s just getting comfortable in the apparel specialty store.

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Craig Vosburg

Financial

WWD CEO Summit: Craig Vosburg and Cheryl Guerin

MasterCard Worldwide anticipates “not great, not awful” retail sales growth of between 4 and 5.5 percent in 2013.

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WWD Apparel & Retail CEO Summit at the Plaza Hotel, New York City.

Fashion Features

WWD CEO Summit in Sketches

Andrew Allen and Georg Petschnigg of FiftyThree Inc. showcased their Paper by Fifty Three app to draw highlights of the event.

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Jill Granoff

Financial

Vince Gets New Team Amidst Talk of IPO

Kellwood ceo Jill Granoff will assume the additional responsibility of ceo of Vince and Doo-Ri Chung has been named creative director.

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Michael Kors' upcoming campaign.

Media

Michael Kors Channels California Cool for Spring Ads

Mario Testino photographed models Karmen Pedaru and Simon Nessman in Los Angeles with the jet-set touches favored by the designer.

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Stephanie Seymour in Jason Wu's spring campaign.

Media

Stephanie Seymour Fronts Jason Wu Campaign

For the first time, the campaign was shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.

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Fashion Scoops

Missoni Men’s Wear Show to Go On

As authorities continue to search for the plane carrying Vittorio Missoni, the company said that its runway show will still take place on Sunday in Milan.

clock January 10, 2013Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Editor Suzy Menkes Honored

The International Herald Tribune’s longtime fashion editor was awarded Florence’s highest honor in a ceremony in the city’s Palazzo Vecchio.

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Francesca Eastwood

Fashion Scoops

Miss Golden Globe Francesca Eastwood Honored at Luncheon

The World Gold Council’s lunch at Chateau Marmont’s newest venue, Selma House, kicked off this week’s Globes festivities.

clock January 10, 2013Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

Chris Benz Taking Season Off From NYFW

After repositioning his label for the contemporary market for spring, the designer has decided to focus on restructuring his business.

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