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A&F Finds 'Growing Up' Tough Now that Sex No Longer Sells

Abercrombie is aging its models to show it is no longer a "teen" brand; company reported a Q2 loss.

clock 6hVicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

Through her Instagram account, Barbie “produces” sponsored content.

clock 1hMaghan McDowell

Fashion

Costume Institute's Next Subject Said to Be Rei Kawakubo

The exhibit next spring would be only the second the Met has devoted to a living designer.

clock 1hWWD Staff

Bangladesh Fires Stir Calls for Action

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The pressure for action to prevent another tragic factory fire in Bangladesh and in the region is growing, and a call to take a serious look at the global sourcing system is getting louder.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Show Reviews

Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2013

The innocence of novices and the humility of the Amish was Sarah Burton’s vision for pre-fall.

clock January 16, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Viktor & Rolf Pre-Fall 2013

Called Wild Romance, this collection is a play on contrast between the romantic and wild.

clock January 17, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

MSGM Pre-Fall 2013

Massimo Giorgetti imbued his pre-fall collection with multicolor geometric patterns mix-and-matched with floral motifs and camouflage prints.

clock January 17, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Maison Martin Margiela Pre-Fall 2013

Classic severity with a touch of punk was the theme of the pre-fall collection, which was heavy on volume and shape.

clock January 18, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Roberto Cavalli Pre-Fall 2013

In keeping with the brand’s DNA, the designer again embraced a very rock ’n roll theme.

clock January 21, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Vionnet Pre-Fall 2013

Owner and creative director Goga Ashkenazi injected a fresh, contemporary twist into the brand’s well-executed pre-fall collection.

clock January 22, 2013WWD Staff

Couture

Bouchra Jarrar Spring Couture 2013

The daywear-driven collection crackled with modernity and Parisian chic — energized further with a dash of subversion.

clock January 22, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Marni Pre-Fall 2013

Consuelo Castiglioni took inspiration from a masculine wardrobe for the brand’s pre-fall collection.

clock January 22, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Mugler Pre-Fall 2013

Creative director Nicola Formichetti said the brand’s mix-and-match pre-fall collection was built on Sixties Sci-Fi fashion crossed with Nineties grunge.

clock January 25, 2013WWD Staff

Advertising

Kenneth Cole Marks 30 Years With Ad Campaigns

Several initiatives celebrate the designer’s penchant for thought-provoking campaigns that often touch on social issues.

clock January 27, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Designer and Luxury

Found Bag Could Focus Missoni Search

A bag recovered on the island of Curaçao, in the Caribbean Sea, had been stowed on Missoni’s plane.

clock January 28, 2013Luisa Zargani

Forecasts and Analysis

NRF Predicts Slower Growth in 2013

The National Retail Federation expects consumers to metabolize tax increases in the early part of the year and open up their wallets later on.

clock January 28, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Government and Trade

Apparel Exports Fuel Cambodian Economy

International Monetary Fund report notes sector accounts for 80 percent of country’s exports of goods.

clock January 28, 2013John Zarocostas

Financial

Jos. A. Bank Stock Hit on Earnings Miss

Shares of the men’s wear chain dropped 15.1 percent as holiday promotions failed to stimulate sales.

clock January 28, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Fashion

Lacoste Pre-Fall 2013

From sea to ski, Felipe Oliveira Baptista worked nautical stripes into ultragraphic looks, pairing many with parkas, Windbreakers and peacoats.

clock January 28, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Kenzo Pre-Fall 2013

Humberto Leon and Carol Lim redefined their signature prints in a more gentle, dreamy manner than past outings.

clock January 28, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion

Hollywood Mixes It Up on SAG Awards Red Carpet

Double and triple takes abounded on the red carpet with a few mini trends in play.

clock January 28, 2013Marcy Medina

Parties

A Hot Week for San Francisco’s Social Scene

Socials bounced among a bevy of galas in the city last week.

clock January 28, 2013Diane Dorrans Saeks

Retail/Business

Milano Unica Firms Aim at Exports

Italian textile makers see improvement in the year ahead.

clock January 28, 2013Emily Backus

Financial

Verotrade Buys Leather Goods Firm Lamarthe

The French group plans to open up to 10 new Lamarthe stores in Paris within the next year.

clock January 28, 2013Joelle Diderich

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Vera Wang Signs Dress License With The Levy Group

A capsule collection will be introduced in March for fall retail selling.

clock January 28, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Executive Changes

Marvin Traub Associates Names Burt Tansky Vice Chairman

The former chairman and ceo of Neiman Marcus Group is raising his industry profile again to tackle some big overseas projects.

clock January 29, 2013David Moin

Department Stores

Macy’s Makes Exec Moves; Thomas Cole Retires

One of the behind-the-scenes pillars at Macy’s Inc., the upcoming departure of the chief administrative officer has triggered changes in the organization.

clock January 29, 2013David Moin

Memo Pad

Frédéric Winckler Heading to Louis Vuitton?

According to market sources, the former ceo at Paris-based advertising agency JWT is to join the leather goods powerhouse in March.

clock January 29, 2013Miles Socha

Memo Pad

Rebecca Taylor Teams With MODCo for Spring

The designer has hired her first branding agency to create a full-scale ad campaign that encompasses online and out-of-home in the U.S.

clock January 29, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Textiles

Fiber Price Sheet: January 29, 2013

The last Tuesday of every month, WWD publishes the current, month-ago and year-ago fiber prices.

clock January 29, 2013WWD Staff

The Markets Features

New York Show Touts India Apparel

India’s ambassador to the U.S., Nirupama Rao, discussed how Indian companies are becoming more international and the challenges that involves.

clock January 29, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Government and Trade

New Bangladesh Blaze Raises Call for Change

Pressure for action to prevent another tragic factory fire is growing, and a call to take a serious look at the global sourcing system is getting louder.

clock January 29, 2013Kristi Ellis and Karyn Monget and Joelle Diderich and Mayu Saini

Fashion Scoops

Gant Shutters Women’s Michael Bastian Line

“It’s going on hiatus,” said the designer, leaving the door open for a revival of the women’s business.

clock January 29, 2013David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

Peter Som Sets Virtual Runway Show for NYFW

The designer, who canceled his formal runway presentation, will present his fall collection on digitalfashionshows.com on Feb. 13.

clock January 29, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Steven Alan Entering Japan

The specialty retailer is opening two stores in Tokyo and a third in Osaka through a license with Beauty & Youth United Arrows in April.

clock January 29, 2013Jessica Iredale

Fashion Scoops

Arrests Made in Giorgio Armani Apparel Theft

The garments, all from the Italian designer’s spring collection, are valued at 2 million euros, or about $2.7 million at current exchange.

clock January 29, 2013Cynthia Martens

Fashion Scoops

Selena Gomez to Sit Front Row at Adidas NEO Show

Like her on-again-off-again boyfriend Justin Bieber, the pop star is a brand ambassador.

clock January 29, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Badgley Mischka and Asprey Outfit Nicole Henry

The jazz singer may not yet be a household name, but she already has the designer hook-ups.

clock January 29, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Casadei Launching Online Shop in February

The Italian luxury footwear brand has teamed up with The Level Group, a fashion-focused e-commerce provider based in Milan.

clock January 29, 2013Cynthia Martens

Memo Pad

Juicy Couture Cofounders in Book Deal

Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor, who have since launched a new collection, Skaist-Taylor, will write about their entrepreneurial experience.

clock January 29, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Tom Ford, Justin Timberlake Collaborate on ’20/20′ Album

The designer created the looks sported by the performer in the video and artwork for the album’s first single, “Suit & Tie,” which features Jay-Z.

clock January 29, 2013Julia Neel

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