PPR Acquires Stake in Christopher Kane

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PPR is buying another piece of London’s lively fashion scene, striking a deal to acquire a 51 percent stake in Christopher Kane. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Mario Boselli

Designer and Luxury

Q&A: Mario Boselli on Milano Moda Main

The new fashion event, organized by Italy’s Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, the country’s Chamber of Fashion, kicked off on Thursday.

clock January 10, 2013Luisa Zargani

Cynthia Rowley's boutique in the Gangnam District of Seoul.

Designer and Luxury

Cynthia Rowley Opens Boutique in Seoul’s Gangnam District

By the end of 2013, the brand plans to open six stores in South Korea, with four more slated for 2014.

clock January 10, 2013Lisa Lockwood

A look from the Skin collection.


Skin Loungewear Expanding Retail Presence

The first store in New York is slated to open in early 2014 and plans include a capsule collection of soft, contemporary clothing for fall 2013.

clock January 11, 2013Karyn Monget

Justin Theroux

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Calvin Klein

Actor Justin Theroux and New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz attended the show.

clock January 14, 2013Alessandra Turra


Swatch Group in $1B Deal for Harry Winston

The move fulfills long-standing speculation that the Swiss watchmaker was looking to complete its portfolio of watch brands with a jewelry property.

clock January 14, 2013Joelle Diderich

Dirk Bikkembergs Men's RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Dirk Bikkembergs Men’s RTW Fall 2013

The saving grace of all the offbeat proposals — mustard stirrup pants, anyone? — was the outerwear.

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Emporio Armani Men's RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Emporio Armani Men’s RTW Fall 2013

Giorgio Armani mixed sporty or technical elements with suits and other classic wardrobe pieces.

clock January 14, 2013WWD Staff

Flavia Pennetta

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Moncler Gamme Bleu

Rugby player Mirco Bergamasco was among a gaggle of Italian Olympic champions at the show.

clock January 14, 2013Katya Foreman

Gucci Men's RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Gucci Men’s RTW Fall 2013

While nodding to the Sixties, Britain and equestrian style, this handsome collection was rooted in classic luxury.

clock January 14, 2013WWD Staff

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Fashion Scoops

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Reveal Due Date

The couple’s first child will be born in July, St James’s Palace confirmed Monday.

clock January 14, 2013Julia Neel

Business Features

VF Corp. Enters Bidding for Billabong

VF and private equity firm Altamont Capital Partners submitted a nonbinding, joint letter of interest for the Australian company at $1.16 a share.

clock January 14, 2013Vicki M. Young and Arnold J. Karr

Etro Men's RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Etro Men’s RTW Fall 2013

This strong collection pushed the prints and Italian craftsmanship for which the company is known.

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John Richmond Men's RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

John Richmond Men’s RTW Fall 2013

Sartorial pieces were juxtaposed with very casual styles.

clock January 14, 2013WWD Staff

Christof Innerhofer

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Emporio Armani

Sam Claflin and world champion skier Christof Innerhofer attended the show.

clock January 14, 2013Luisa Zargani

Exterior of a Kate Spade store.


Investors Bullish on Kate Spade’s Future

In the process of expanding its reach, the Fifth & Pacific brand has named Mary Renner Beech senior vice president and chief marketing officer.

clock January 15, 2013Evan Clark and Lisa Lockwood



Pick-Up Seen for Pitti Filati Fair

The upcoming edition, which will feature 100 labels, will see an important affluence of international buyers, representing 40 percent of total visitors.

clock January 14, 2013Alessandra Turra

Francisco Sanchez

Government and Trade

U.S. Officials Stress Industry Importance

Key members of the Obama administration’s trade team addressed key issues at the Textile & Apparel Importer Trade & Transportation Conference.

clock January 14, 2013Arthur Friedman

Ermenegildo Zegna

Designer and Luxury

Zegna Chief Talks Brand Initiatives

The Ermenegildo Zegna Group will mark 2013 with a major event in Sydney in April to celebrate the 50th edition of the brand’s Wool Awards.

clock January 14, 2013Luisa Zargani

Designer and Luxury

Gucci Unveils First Store in Rio de Janeiro

The 3,498-square-foot unit will feature a range of women’s and men’s accessories, as well as the Gucci children’s collection.

clock January 15, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Z Zegna Men's RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Z Zegna Men’s RTW Fall 2013

Paul Surridge revisited men’s classics through a 3D lens.

clock January 14, 2013WWD Staff

Canali Men's RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Canali Men’s RTW Fall 2013

A Russian, military-inspired theme marched through the collection, which featured a strong focus on outerwear.

clock January 14, 2013WWD Staff

Umit Benan Men's RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Umit Benan Men’s RTW Fall 2013

A rebel yell ripped through this streetwear-focused collection that still honored the designer’s master tailor skills.

clock January 14, 2013WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Jane Page Named President of Lisa Perry

She joins the company from Balenciaga America, where she held the post of vice president of wholesale.

clock January 15, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Julianne Moore in Tom Ford at HBO's Golden Globes party.


After the Gold Rush: Golden Globes Party Circuit

Showgoers joined the rest of the Hollywood masses at the usual cavalcade of parties unfolding at The Beverly Hilton.

clock January 14, 2013Marcy Medina and Rachel Brown and Fatima Rizwan

A spring look from Delpozo.

Designer and Luxury

Delpozo to Make New York Fashion Week Debut

The Spanish brand will show during the New York collections for the first time.

clock January 14, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Stefano Sassi

Designer and Luxury

Valentino Makes Men’s Move

Creative designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli and ceo Stefano Sassi discuss growth plans and a love for Paris.

clock January 15, 2013Luisa Zargani

Christopher Kane

Designer and Luxury

PPR Takes Stake in Christopher Kane

French group plans to build on the buzz of the Scottish designer to accelerate expansion and develop his business as a global luxury brand.

clock January 14, 2013Miles Socha and Samantha Conti

Harold S. Koplewicz and Brooke Garber Neidich

Fashion Features

Bridget Foley’s Diary: Pediatric Mental Health, Let’s Start the Conversation

The tragedy of the Newtown, Conn., school shootings shed light on another social issue that counts among its advocates the founders of the Child Mind Institute.

clock January 15, 2013Bridget Foley


Edward Lampert Adds to Sears Holdings Stake

Investors were buoyed by the sign of confidence from the company’s chairman and incoming chief executive officer.

clock January 15, 2013Evan Clark


Brooks Bros. Bringing Custom Business Online

The newest addition to the company’s Web site, essentially a digital version of the company’s Suiting Essentials program, is slated to go live this spring.

clock January 15, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Lawrence Wechsler, Paul Woolard and Jim Schoff Jr. attend the dedication of the Parsons Marvin S. Traub Design Research Center on November 24, 1981 in New York.

Human Resources

Paul Woolard, Former Revlon Executive, Dies at 89

Known for his big shock of white hair and smooth charisma, the former president of Revlon Beauty Group helped build the modern-day fragrance industry.

clock January 15, 2013Julie Naughton and Molly Prior


Masthead Shake-up Continues at The New York Times

The latest change came Monday afternoon with a new job focus for assistant managing editor Rick Berke, a nearly 30-year veteran of the paper.

clock January 15, 2013Erik Maza

An image from Guess’ campaign.


Guess Takes a Trip to Bora-Bora

Shot by Guess regular Yu Tsai, the campaign follows models Gigi Hadid and Stephan Lambert as they holiday at the beach.

clock January 15, 2013Marcy Medina

An image from the G-Star Raw campaign.


G-Star Raw Launches Animated Video Campaign

Art of Raw takes the viewer inside the process of weaving denim, constructing jeans and ultimately putting denim products on some unexpected subjects.

clock January 15, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Ethan Juan

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Gucci

Experienced horseman, Taiwanese actor and model Ethan Juan took in the men’s show in Milan.

clock January 15, 2013Katya Foreman

Fashion Scoops

Kellwood Co. Sells Off Royal Robbins

The outdoor and travel apparel firm was founded by Royal Robbins, a pioneer in American rock climbing.

clock January 15, 2013Vicki M. Young

Mallory Hagan

Fashion Scoops

Miss America to Take Break From FIT During Reign

Mallory Hagan won’t be back on campus at the Fashion Institute of Technology after what no doubt be a whirlwind year.

clock January 15, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Jeff Bezos


Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Takes Center Stage at NRF Convention

Highlighting Day Two: Saks Inc.’s Stephen I. Sadove takes the chair and Amazon.com’s founder and ceo gets the Gold Medal Award.

clock January 15, 2013Sharon Edelson


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