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London Wants More Than a Fashion Moment

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London Fashion Week is moving into a new age of celebrity, financial savvy, self-confidence thanks to a mix of newcomers and stalwarts who are willing this city to compete on an international scale.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Oscar de la Renta RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Oscar de la Renta RTW Fall 2013

So what was the plot line? A tale of two designers, it had mystery, suspense, harmony, beauty, optimism — and some truly great clothes.

clock February 12, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Vittorio Missoni’s Bag Found on Antillean Island

The executive had been traveling with five others on a small airplane that went missing on Jan. 4.

clock February 13, 2013Luisa Zargani

Wesley Card, Stefani Greenfield and Richard Dickson.

Business Features

Jones Tops Estimates, but Posts Net Loss in Quarter

Structured sportswear and retail remain “challenging and promotional.”

clock February 13, 2013Vicki M. Young

Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2013

The designer cited a fall trip to São Paolo, Brazil, that coincided with the city’s Art Biennial as his main inspiration.

clock February 13, 2013WWD Staff

Michael Bastian Men's RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Michael Bastian Men’s RTW Fall 2013

Bastian’s preppy guy took a trip to the Lower East Side this season, with a burst of Goth and grunge influences opening his show.

clock February 13, 2013WWD Staff

Peter Som RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Peter Som RTW Fall 2013

The designer merged New York and Paris effectively with a lineup that nicely captured Gotham’s urban chic and the insouciance of the French capital.

clock February 13, 2013WWD Staff

Bibhu Mohapatra RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Bibhu Mohapatra RTW Fall 2013

The designer looked to Man Ray’s images to inform his fall collection.

clock February 13, 2013WWD Staff

Hilary Swank

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Michael Kors

Michael Douglas, Hilary Swank, Zoe Saldana, Jada Pinkett Smith and daughter Willow attended the show.

clock February 13, 2013Taylor Harris

Michael Kors RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Michael Kors RTW Fall 2013

The designer started thinking about “urban survival” and thus, the merger of rampant athleticism and luxury coats on his fall runway.

clock February 13, 2013WWD Staff

Alicia Sontag

Beauty Features

Bobbi Brown’s Flair for Digital Creativity

The beauty company’s marketing guru Alicia Sontag talks the art of digital strategy.

clock February 14, 2013WWD Staff

Wendy Liebmann

Media

The Rockin’, Rollin’ Digital Shopping-scape

Wendy Liebmann cites Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and digital as the two biggest disruptions to the retail industry to date.

clock February 14, 2013Rachel Strugatz

David Duplantis

Media

Coach Reaches New Audiences Through Social Media

The brand’s social media campaign during holiday provided over 10 million impressions and downloads.

clock February 14, 2013Vicki M. Young

Philosophy by Natalie Ratabesi RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Philosophy by Natalie Ratabesi RTW Fall 2013

For her first runway season as creative director, Ratabesi infused a more artful romance that was full of femininity and charm.

clock February 13, 2013WWD Staff

Carly Rosenberg

Media

Key Digital Marketing Trends for Ann Inc.

Holiday 2012 featured five key takeaways on the marketing side, which in turn provided insights on top 2013 trends.

clock February 14, 2013Vicki M. Young

A visual from Dior Homme Demi-Measure.

Designer and Luxury

Dior Homme to Offer Made-to-Measure in N.Y.

The luxury Paris-based brand will begin offering a demi-mesure service at its 57th Street flagship.

clock February 13, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Heather Park

Media

Nars’ Warhol Campaign Generated Over 151M Earned Impressions

The campaign, which didn’t involve any monetary investment by the beauty brand, was focused solely on creating awareness of the brand.

clock February 14, 2013Vicki M. Young

John Faith

Media

RetailMeNot’s John Faith Talks Mobile Strategy

The exec emphasized the importance of implementing an omni-channel plan.

clock February 14, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Matthew McConaughey

Retail

Matthew McConaughey Throws Muscle Behind New Apparel Collection

Texas-based actor launches JKL to support his children’s charity.

clock February 14, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Rachel Zoe RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Rachel Zoe RTW Fall 2013

Citing “English equestrian and totally Seventies” as inspirations, Zoe nailed the look she knows best.

clock February 13, 2013WWD Staff

Miki Berardelli, Matthew Berglass and Michael Burgess.

Retail

The State of Retail in the Digital World

The digital experience for brick-and-mortar stores still has a ways to go in terms of measuring up to pure-play counterparts.

clock February 14, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Robin Domeniconi

Retail

Vente-Privee Tackles the U.S. Market Via Digital Makeover

How the European flash sales site customized its business to appeal to the U.S. market.

clock February 14, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Jack Nickell

Media

Threadless.com Uses Crowdsourcing to Build Brand Awareness

Building an audience with social media is how the site has grown in the 13 years it’s been in existence.

clock February 14, 2013Vicki M. Young

Nanette Lepore RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Nanette Lepore RTW Fall 2013

The designer embraced new technology for fall with jackets done in a coated wool that gave the illusion of leather, while dresses had iridescent textures.

clock February 13, 2013WWD Staff

Jennifer Hyman

Media

Rent The Runway’s ‘New Economy’

Company’s ceo Jennifer Hyman addresses how retail has changed and why her company is prospering.

clock February 14, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Designer and Luxury

Alexander Wang’s Balenciaga Debut to Be ‘Intimate’

The French fashion house told WWD it would unveil the fall collection “in an intimate atmosphere” and a “salon-style format.”

clock February 14, 2013Miles Socha

SMART PARKAS: Vince's cotton coat, Bee Line by Billionaire Boys Club's wool blazer, Levi's Made & Crafted's wool shirt and Stone Island's cotton pants.

Fashion Features

Men’s Wear Trend: Show and Tell

Here are some of the top trends that will be showcased at the Las Vegas shows next week.

clock February 14, 2013Alex Badia

Inside the Lanvin men's boutique.

Designer and Luxury

Lanvin Opens Men’s Store on Madison

The 4,200-square-foot store is the first men’s boutique in the U.S.

clock February 13, 2013David Lipke

Andy Dunn

Media

Bonobos’ Andy Dunn on the Power of Online Brand Building

He lists other pure-play retailers like Warby Parker and Birchbox as part of a “radical transformation” taking place.

clock February 14, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Josie Natori RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Josie Natori RTW Fall 2013

She placed an emphasis on fabrics, working metallics, jacquards and chintz lace into her lineup of sheaths, skinny pants, lean gowns and contoured toppers.

clock February 13, 2013WWD Staff

A look from the fall Timberland line.

Textiles

Timberland Readies Apparel Relaunch

The company has taken its domestic apparel business in-house and will relaunch it at retail this fall.

clock February 13, 2013David Lipke

Government and Trade

China Crackdown Could Hit Men’s Market

Watchers are concerned for the men’s market, which is traditionally buoyed by the cultural practice of “gift giving.”

clock February 14, 2013Casey Hall

LeAnn Nealz and William McComb

Human Resources

LeAnn Nealz Exits Juicy Couture

President and chief creative officer steps down at the brand, which is in the midst of a turn around.

clock February 13, 2013Evan Clark

J. Mendel RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

J. Mendel RTW Fall 2013

Gilles Mendel worked luxe furs, trapunto-stitched leathers and liquid satin and velvet panne gowns into his fall lineup.

clock February 13, 2013WWD Staff

Giulietta RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Giulietta RTW Fall 2013

“I’m on the verge of the Seventies,” said Sofia Sizzi.

clock February 13, 2013WWD Staff

President Obama

Government and Trade

Industry Reacts to Obama’s Proposals

Minimum wage hike and EU trade deal cause stir.

clock February 13, 2013Kristi Ellis

Alice Temperley's store in London.

Fashion Features

London’s Turn for the Spotlight

London Fashion Week is moving into a new age of celebrity, financial savvy, self-confidence — and sizzle.

clock February 14, 2013Samantha Conti

Chanel's Première watch.

Watches

Chanel to Relaunch Première Watch

The French fashion house is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its first ladies’ timepiece with a chic and playful new take on the chain strap design.

clock February 14, 2013Joelle Diderich

Linda Heasley

Human Resources

Linda Heasley to Head Lane Bryant

She will join the company on Monday as president and chief executive officer, leaving behind Limited Stores.

clock February 14, 2013David Moin

Reed Krakoff RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Reed Krakoff RTW Fall 2013

For fall, he clarified and refined the look of the woman he designs with a sportswear riff on exotic skins and ultraluxe materials.

clock February 13, 2013WWD Staff

Milly by Michelle Smith RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Milly by Michelle Smith RTW Fall 2013

Naming her collection Illumination, the designer took the moniker to heart, showing a lineup that brimmed with holograms, sparkle and texture.

clock February 13, 2013WWD Staff

Alasdhair Willis

Footwear

Hunter Taps Alasdhair Willis as Creative Director

The first full collection will be for the fall 2014 season.

clock February 14, 2013Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Bibhu Mohapatra

Actress Julie Benz had an early start to catch Bibhu Mohapatra’s 9 a.m. show Wednesday.

clock February 13, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Honor

Kara Hayward and Jess Weixler sat front row at the show.

clock February 13, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Ralph Lauren Corp. to Open First Denim & Supply Store in U.S.

Signage on a unit on University Place in New York revealed that the company is in the process of converting a prior Rugby store.

clock February 14, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Marchesa RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Marchesa RTW Fall 2013

The designers had no shortage of reality-based sentimentality from which to draw their creative gusto.

clock February 13, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Nanette Lepore Keeps It in the Family

Mars may have been the inspiration for her fall collection, but it is her daughter Violet who inspired the L’amour Nanette Lepore junior shops at J.C. Penney.

clock February 14, 2013Vicki M. Young

Nanette Lepore and Patricia Clarkson

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Nanette Lepore

Patricia Clarkson and Steve Buscemi sat front row at the fall show.

clock February 13, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at J. Mendel

Katherine Heigl, Jena Malone and Jessica Hart were front row at the designer’s show.

clock February 13, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Leigh Lezark

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Jeremy Scott

Madonna’s 25-year-old boyfriend, Brahim Zaibat, made his runway debut walking in Jeremy Scott’s show.

clock February 13, 2013Matthew Lynch

Fashion Scoops

Prada Launching Web Application for No14 Rossetto Scent

Users can play with funky graphics on backdrops created in collaboration with Michael Rock and Studio 2×4, assembling their own digital mood boards.

clock February 14, 2013Cynthia Martens

Fashion Scoops

Qatar Brand Qela to Open in Paris

Qatar Luxury Group has signed a lease on a boutique on Avenue Montaigne.

clock February 14, 2013Joelle Diderich

InStyle's March 2013 cover.

Media

Time Inc. in Talks to Divest Publishing Assets

By the end of business on Wednesday, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal both reported that the interested buyer was Meredith.

clock February 14, 2013Erik Maza

A look from John Galliano's signature collection for fall 1994.

Fashion Features

Bridget Foley’s Diary: Galliano, a Judgment Call

Wednesday’s conversation should have focused on what the designer’s artistic residency brought to Oscar de la Renta’s fall collection. Instead, controversy.

clock February 14, 2013Bridget Foley

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