Difficult 2013 Seen After Tough Holiday

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Traditionally, holiday sales results set the tone for the coming year in the beauty industry. Judging from the fourth-quarter catharsis, 2013 could be another cliff hanger.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Alexandre Vauthier Spring Couture 2013


Alexandre Vauthier Spring Couture 2013

The show opened with an elegant and tasteful lineup of clean-cut tuxedos and lightly draped satin catsuits, which had sleek glamour written all over them.

clock January 22, 2013WWD Staff

Elie Saab Spring Couture 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Elie Saab Spring Couture 2013

This collection succeeded in conveying a light and graceful mood by exploring degrees of transparency.

clock January 23, 2013WWD Staff

Zuhair Murad?


Zuhair Murad Joins Couture Pack

Lebanese designer has been showing couture in Paris on the sidelines of the official calendar since 2001.

clock January 23, 2013Joelle Diderich

Yiqing Yin Spring Couture 2013


Yiqing Yin Spring Couture 2013

The designer showed off her craftsmanship with a collection inspired by Russian sculptor Naum Gabo.

clock January 23, 2013WWD Staff

Maison Martin Margiela Spring Couture 2013


Maison Martin Margiela Spring Couture 2013

The team scoured everywhere from New York garage sales to Paris auction houses for the Twenties-era flapper dresses that formed the basis of its collection.

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Kiss Everlasting Gel Polish items.


Aiming for New Lengths: Nail Trends Heat Up in 2013

Manufacturers and retailers are clawing their way to a bigger share of booming sales in the nail-care business.

clock January 25, 2013Faye Brookman

Zahia Dehar took the bow for her couture show on a flower-festooned carriage.

Fashion Scoops

Zahia Dehar Sets RTW Launch

French tabloid sensation is branching out from couture lingerie.

clock January 24, 2013Paulina Szmydke

Hervé L. Leroux Spring Couture 2013


Hervé L. Leroux Spring Couture 2013

The dozen pieces in rich colors, ranging from saturated yellow to bronze to petrol, evoked an old-school Hollywood glamour.

clock January 24, 2013WWD Staff

Rad Hourani Spring Couture 2013


Rad Hourani Spring Couture 2013

The designer’s first official couture collection celebrated his unisex approach, kept simple in black and white.

clock January 24, 2013WWD Staff

Chanel's Camélia Exquis necklace.


Chanel Joaillerie Spring 2013

The collection looked to one of the most enduring symbols of the house: the camellia flower, prized by Gabrielle Chanel for its perfect symmetry.

clock January 24, 2013WWD Staff

Wilfredo Rosado's leather and diamond flower necklace.


Wilfredo Rosado Fine Jewelry Spring 2013

The New York designer showed for the first time during Paris couture week.

clock January 24, 2013WWD Staff

Louis Vuitton's Dentelle d'hiver diamond necklace.


Louis Vuitton Fine Jewelry Spring 2013

The brand harkened back to Victorian elegance with Dentelle d’hiver, the latest addition to its Voyage dans le Temps high jewelry collection.

clock January 24, 2013WWD Staff

Boucheron's Serpent Bohème brooch.


Boucheron Fine Jewelry Spring 2013

The company is celebrating the Chinese Year of the Snake with a collection inspired by a serpent, a mascot for the house.

clock January 24, 2013WWD Staff

Jennifer Lopez in Lanvin.


Jennifer Lopez Shoots Straight at ‘Parker’ Premiere

The actress shed some light on her personal life at MoMA on Wednesday.

clock January 24, 2013Belisa Silva

A view of the Bread & Butter show in Berlin.

Fashion Features

Trade Shows, Fashion Week Bring Buzz to Berlin

The mood in the German capital was upbeat as more than 200,000 domestic and international visitors arrived for the latest round of trade and runway shows.

clock January 25, 2013WWD Staff

Tia Cibani

Designer and Luxury

Fashion Group Crowns Its Newest Rising Stars

Norman Ambrose, Tia Cibani and Cornelia Guest are among this year’s winners.

clock January 24, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Government and Trade

Wal-Mart Draws Protests in Bangladesh

Workers took to the streets to criticize the global retail giant for not doing enough after retailer unveiled sourcing policy changes.

clock January 24, 2013Mayu Saini and Sharon Edelson

The new Chacott by Freed of London store.

Ready To Wear

Onward Holdings Opens Two New York Flagships

Chacott by Freed of London and Hannari & MG are both well-established in Japan, which the company hopes to capitalize on in North America.

clock January 25, 2013Jessica Iredale


Luxottica Facing Tax Audit

The Italian eyewear giant confirmed a tax audit over some of its accounting practices, but insisted it follows universally accepted practices.

clock January 24, 2013Luisa Zargani

Government and Trade

European Leaders Push for EU-U.S. Trade Pact

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron each made a case for the FTA at the World Economic Forum on Thursday.

clock January 24, 2013John Zarocostas

Ambyr Childers


The Girls of the Sundance Film Festival

Who will be the next starlet darling to take Hollywood by storm? Here, a look at four contenders.

clock January 25, 2013Marcy Medina

Elie Tahari and Bob Galvin

Designer and Luxury

Elie Tahari Names Bob Galvin as CEO

Executive was previously president at The Camuto Group, where he played a significant role in its transformation into a diversified branded lifestyle company.

clock January 25, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

The Disney Reigning Beauties Cinderella Collection developed by Sephora Originals.


Holiday Points to an Uncertain Year for Beauty

The industry finished last year with a respectable performance but not before undergoing a tough slog through December.

clock January 25, 2013WWD Staff

An image from the ad campaign for Gucci Guilty Black.


Gucci in the Black With Next Fragrance Launch

Gucci Guilty, the blockbuster scent launch of 2010, is back as Gucci Guilty Black, a new male-female masterbrand aimed at a younger fashion-conscious audience.

clock January 25, 2013Cynthia Martens

Hien Le RTW Fall 2013

Designer and Luxury

Berlin’s Top 10 Collections

Highlights from the recent shows at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin.

clock January 25, 2013WWD Staff

The front page of Libération.


Bernard Arnault Lands on Libération’s Front Page — Again

The French daily is probing details on a plan it says he has set up for his Belgian foundation.

clock January 25, 2013Laure Guilbault

Antony Karabus

Human Resources

Antony Karabus Joins Hilco’s Retail Practice

The company’s advisory activities are expanding in areas including strategy, branding and merchandising.

clock January 25, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Michael Polish and Kate Bosworth in Calvin Klein Collection.

Fashion Scoops

Calvin Klein Hosts Dinner for Sundance Entry ‘Big Sur’

Directed by Michael Polish, the film adapts the Jack Kerouac novel in a lushly shot, stylized portrait of the writer.

clock January 25, 2013Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

KaufmanFranco Designers Tapped for American Airlines Uniforms

The new uniforms, for both women and men, will be the first complete refresh in over 20 years, and follows last week’s news of the airline’s new logo.

clock January 25, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Savannah and Sienna Miller

Fashion Scoops

Savannah Miller Unveils Spring Collection

Guests at the presentation of the Savannah collection included Marissa Montgomery, Matthew Williamson and sister Sienna Miller.

clock January 25, 2013Julia Neel


Today's Must Read

Amazon car sales. File photo dated 25/11/15 of an Amazon sign, as the company is weighing up plans to pursue a corporate partnership that could see it begin selling cars to UK consumers on its website after whetting its appetite in European markets including France and Italy. Issue date: Thursday June 15, 2017. It would see the online retail giant team up with a vehicle manufacturer to offer promotions and receive orders for new cars from UK customers through Amazon's platform, the Press Association understands. See PA story CITY Amazon. Photo credit should read: Nick Ansell/PA Wire URN:31703724


Amazon’s Rough Week

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