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Fashion's Game of Musical Chairs Quickens in Paris

The spring shows feature debuts at four major brands, prompting reflection on the pace of designer change.

clock 36mMiles Socha


Tough Times for Neiman's as Firm Battles 'Challenges'

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock 15hDavid Moin


Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.

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Victor Luis to Drive Coach as CEO in 2014

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Lew Frankfort, the heralded, longtime chairman and ceo of Coach Inc., is handing the reins over to Victor Luis, president of the brand’s international group, in January.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Show Reviews

Honor RTW Fall 2013

Giovanna Randall made a strong Sixties statement showing cocktail numbers with clean lines, Peter Pan collars and graphic black-and-white contrasts.

clock February 14, 2013WWD Staff


Rodarte Parties at The Standard East Village

Lindsey Wixson, Chloë Sevigny, Monique Péan and Richard Phillips were among guests taking the scene in.

clock February 13, 2013Matthew Lynch


Purple Magazine Parties Per Usual

The Olivier Zahm-helmed publication feted its latest issue on Tuesday night at The Top of The Standard.

clock February 13, 2013Matthew Lynch

Fashion Show Reviews

Elizabeth and James RTW Fall 2013

Bells and whistles weren’t invited to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s beautifully edited presentation.

clock February 13, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Anna Sui RTW Fall 2013

French New Wave. Godard. Anna Karina. These were just a few catchwords that the designer named backstage to describe her fall lineup.

clock February 14, 2013WWD Staff


Puma Posts $55.3M Fourth-Quarter Loss

Net earnings for 2012 plunged 69.5 percent, impacted by the firm’s “transformation” plan.

clock February 14, 2013Melissa Drier


Victor Luis Named Coach CEO-Designate

Lew Frankfort will cede the ceo title next January but will remain executive chairman.

clock February 14, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Designer and Luxury

Hussein Chalayan Signs License With Pier SpA

The seven-year agreement is for the production and worldwide distribution of the designer’s women’s wear line.

clock February 14, 2013Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Diet Coke Unveils Cans by Marc Jacobs

The American designer interpreted three recent fashion decades for the packaging design.

clock February 14, 2013Miles Socha

Fashion Show Reviews

Proenza Schouler RTW Fall 2013

Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez displayed such a comfort level with subtlety, which in turn allowed for an expression of overt sophistication.

clock February 14, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Proenza Schouler

Elizabeth Olsen, Liv Tyler, Carine Roitfeld, Inez and Vinoodh, Rachel Zoe and Terry Richardson attended the show.

clock February 14, 2013Matthew Lynch

Fashion Show Reviews

Ralph Lauren RTW Fall 2013

The designer left the heat and passion of Spain, where he went for spring, for a sojourn to Russia.

clock February 14, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Rachel Roy RTW Fall 2013

The designer amped up her surface decoration for a lineup she described as “refined opulence.”

clock February 14, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Angel Sanchez RTW Fall 2013

The designer employed metallic raffia, hand-cut and embroidered paillette and Lurex in his fall collection.

clock February 14, 2013WWD Staff


Tommy Hilfiger and Topshop Toast L.A. Stores

The two companies practiced diplomacy in Beverly Hills on Wednesday.

clock February 14, 2013Marcy Medina and Rachel Brown

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Calvin Klein Collection

Jessica Chastain and Olivia Wilde both made time on Valentine’s Day to stop by the show.

clock February 14, 2013Taylor Harris

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

New Internet Sales Tax Bill Introduced

Marketplace Fairness Act would enable states to collect sales taxes from out-of-state online sellers.

clock February 14, 2013Kristi Ellis

Fashion Show Reviews

Calvin Klein Collection RTW Fall 2013

Francisco Costa made a powerful statement with lots of leather, accentuated shoulders on tailored pieces and several oversize silhouettes in stiffer fabrics.

clock February 14, 2013WWD Staff

Human Resources

Beauty Retail Industry Rocked by Exec Departures

Chuck Rubin, Ulta Beauty’s president and chief executive officer, is the second top-tier merchant to flee the beauty space this week.

clock February 14, 2013Molly Prior and Faye Brookman

Fashion Show Reviews

Norma Kamali RTW Fall 2013

Baby, it’s cold outside, thus the designer based her fall collection on coats.

clock February 14, 2013WWD Staff


Southeastern Raises Stake in Saks Inc.

Investment fund has elevated holdings to 19.2 percent, up from the 17.8 percent, according to SEC filing.

clock February 14, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Luxury Accessories Site Editorialist Launches

The new site is a niche take on the content-meets-commerce model pioneered by Net-a-porter.

clock February 15, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Memo Pad

Alfa Castaldi Photography Exhibit Opening in Milan

The show at Galleria Carla Sozzani at 10 Corso Como store will celebrate the work of the late husband of Anna Piaggi, the legendary Italian fashion editor.

clock February 15, 2013Alessandra Turra

Memo Pad

Gilt Groupe Names Tracey Lomrantz Lester

As women’s editorial director, she will create content for Gilt’s StyleFile blog and lend expertise in sale curation and fashion direction.

clock February 15, 2013David Lipke

Memo Pad

Circulation Up for British Editions

The major publishing houses have released circulation figures for the six months from July to December, which includes print and digital editions.

clock February 15, 2013Julia Neel

Beauty Features

New York Fashion Week: Beauty’s Best

Backstage looks at the recent shows took a cue from the decorative arts — from playful pops of color to embellished hair.

clock February 15, 2013Julie Naughton and Belisa Silva

Fashion Scoops

NYCxDesign Debuts in May

The 12-day design fest is coming to the five boroughs this spring.

clock February 15, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Costume Institute’s ‘Punk’ Exhibit Extends Run

The new Aug. 14 ending is a reflection of a famous quote by The Clash guitarist Mick Jones, who once said that punk only lasted for 100 days in its purest form.

clock February 15, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Ralph Lauren

Dylan Lauren was sporting a candy-striped cast on her left arm at her father’s fashion show Thursday morning.

clock February 15, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Tom Julian Joins The Doneger Group

As director of strategic business development, he will be responsible for developing and implementing potential growth opportunities for the company.

clock February 15, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Show Reviews

Marc Jacobs RTW Fall 2013

This was perhaps the most overtly glamorous collection Jacobs has ever done, rendered with a moody gentility that transported it far beyond the banal.

clock February 14, 2013WWD Staff


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