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French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at the Age of 86

The French designer was synonymous with striped sweaters and Left Bank insouciance.

clock 9hMiles Socha

Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Next Fenty Puma Show

The music star had launched the collection last February during New York Fashion Week.

clock 15hMiles Socha

Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 6hAlexandra Steigrad

Blizzard Hits Retail As Shows Must Go On

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Overview

Ah, as Suzy Menkes recalls, for the New York shows of yore “in the crispness of October and the lovely beginning of spring.” Instead, there’s a blizzard. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Show Reviews

Tadashi Shoji RTW Fall 2013

The strength of the designer’s glamorous collection was more sensual, less sizzle.

clock February 7, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Tome RTW Fall 2013

Fresh off their Ecco Domani win in January, Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin’s star continues to rise with their first fashion week presentation for the line.

clock February 7, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Haus Alkire RTW Fall 2013

Julie Haus was inspired by the aftereffects of Hurricane Sandy.

clock February 7, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Edun RTW Fall 2013

Designer Sharon Wauchob said for fall, the collection was all about polishing up youth-culture classics.

clock February 7, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Sachin + Babi RTW Fall 2013

The designers presented a fun collection for fall marked by structure and tailoring.

clock February 8, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion

Timo Weiland Men’s RTW Fall 2013

The designer showed men’s and women’s separately this season at Lincoln Center — and the men’s wear was all the better for it.

clock February 7, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Kenneth Cole Collection RTW Fall 2013

It has been 30 years since the designer got started selling shoes from a truck, and seven since he last showed on a runway during New York Fashion Week.

clock February 7, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion

N.Hoolywood Men’s RTW Fall 2013

Amelia Earhart was the inspiration for the charming men’s collection.

clock February 8, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Kelly Wearstler RTW Fall 2013

“Raw and refined” is how the designer described this collection.

clock February 8, 2013WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Blizzard Hits Retail as Shows Must Go On

Ah, as Suzy Menkes recalls, for the New York shows of yore “in the crispness of October and the lovely beginning of spring.” Instead, there’s a blizzard.

clock February 8, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion

Band of Outsiders Men’s RTW Fall 2013

The fall collection included corduroy jackets, quilted sweatshirts and an oxford shirt and tie, the latter decorated with a subway map pattern.

clock February 8, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion

Pierre Balmain Men’s RTW Fall 2013

The Parisian cool of the women’s clothes paired nicely with the men’s collection.

clock February 8, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Carmen Marc Valvo RTW Fall 2013

The designer mixed fabrics and textures in his beautifully cut and inventive evening looks.

clock February 8, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Lyn Devon RTW Fall 2013

The designer’s fall collection hit all her hallmarks while drawing out a younger, more playful energy.

clock February 8, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Tess Giberson RTW Fall 2013

Drawing inspiration from the craft movement, Tess Giberson showed a strong, edited lineup with a great balance of texture, proportion, color and detail.

clock February 8, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Kate Spade RTW Fall 2013

Creative director Deborah Lloyd celebrated all things New York, fashioning iconic symbols into various fun looks.

clock February 8, 2013WWD Staff

Parties

Chloë Moretz Turns 16, Teen Vogue Turns 10 With a Dual Party

The teen actress celebrated her big milestone a few days ahead of schedule on Thursday.

clock February 8, 2013Kristi Garced

Footwear

‘Shoe Obsession’ Exhibition Bows at FIT

The 150-shoe exhibit, hosted in partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue, contains footwear from designers like Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin.

clock February 8, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Fashion

Nautica Men’s RTW Fall 2013

Returning to the runway to celebrate the brand’s 30th anniversary, creative director Chris Cox delivered a strong and well-edited effort.

clock February 8, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Jason Wu RTW Fall 2013

Sex appeal was the overt guiding principle of his spring and pre-fall collections, and the same could be said for fall.

clock February 8, 2013WWD Staff

Memo Pad

WSJ and T Magazine’s Dueling Parties

Here, a comparison of Deborah Needleman and Kristina O’Neill’s fetes for their debut issues.

clock February 8, 2013Erik Maza

Fashion Show Reviews

Yigal Azrouël RTW Fall 2013

The designer continued to play with fabrics and skins for his fall collection, often mixing them in one piece.

clock February 8, 2013WWD Staff

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Rockin’ the Croc: Lacoste’s Crocodile is More Than Just a Logo

The company props and protects its storied symbol in many ways.

clock February 9, 2013Norma Quinto

Fashion Show Reviews

Rebecca Minkoff RTW Fall 2013

There were party frocks in pop colors, easy day pieces like ripped denim and quilted leather and some fun rounded-shoulder tops.

clock February 8, 2013WWD Staff

Fragrance

Fragrance Follows Fashion at Lacoste

The brand made its first volley into fragrances in 1968, and its been upping its game ever since.

clock February 9, 2013Jennifer Weil

Fashion Show Reviews

Cushnie et Ochs RTW Fall 2013

Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs sent out a polished look for fall.

clock February 8, 2013WWD Staff

Advertising

Multimedia Player: Lacoste Harnesses Print and Digital

The brand reaches existing and new targets with strategies from print to digital.

clock February 9, 2013Paulina Szmydke

The Markets Features

Lacoste Family Values

It might have begun with a shirt, but René Lacoste and his family formed the foundation of the company that is still a major player today.

clock February 9, 2013Alex Wynne

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Lacoste Through the Years

The storied history of the brand of the crocodile spans eight decades. Here are some highlights.

clock February 9, 2013WWD Staff

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Lacoste’s ‘Classic’ Dilemma: Updating a Brand While Retaining Heritage

This balancing act is Felipe Oliveira Baptista’s mission.

clock February 9, 2013Joelle Diderich

Business Features

Lacoste’s New Directive: José Luis Duran

As it marks its 80th anniversary, the brand is getting ready to write a fresh chapter.

clock February 9, 2013Joelle Diderich

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