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Aéropostale's Future Still Unclear; Liquidation Possible

The future of teen retailer Aeropostale is still unclear, as bidding at a court auction was continuing into the evening hours on Monday.

clock 15hVicki M. Young

Fashion

Carolina Herrera Hires Raffaele Ilardo as Vice President of Design

Raffaele Ilardo will head up creative development and design for the Carolina Herrera New York ready-to-wear and bridal collections.

clock 17hRosemary Feitelberg

Retail

Picking the Fashion Runway Winners With Big Data

An analysis of online patterns by big data firm Edited shows the runway styles most likely to resonate with shoppers.

clock 10hEvan Clark

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Overview

In his second season at the helm of Dior, Raf Simons sent out a splendid collection that combined house codes with his own signatures. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Specialty Stores

Kate Spade Saturday Opens in Tokyo

The new lifestyle brand opened its first freestanding store in the world this weekend.

clock March 3, 2013Amanda Kaiser

Prestige

Shiseido Cuts Most Animal Testing

The move takes place prior to the March 11 ban on the import and sales of animal-tested cosmetics products and ingredients in the European Union.

clock March 1, 2013Amanda Kaiser

Fashion Show Reviews

Chalayan RTW Fall 2013

Hussein Chalayan opened his fall show with basics, not with the proverbial twist but an elevated edge.

clock March 1, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Issey Miyake RTW Fall 2013

Creative director Yoshiyuki Miyamae delivered the boldest take yet on the tartan trend sweeping through this season.

clock March 1, 2013WWD Staff

Front Row at Dior

Marion Cotillard, Mélanie Laurent and Marie-Josée Croze took in the show’s Surrealist set.

clock March 1, 2013Miles Socha and Joelle Diderich

Fashion Show Reviews

Dior RTW Fall 2013

While still respecting the codes of the house, for fall Simons flexed many of his own signatures more obviously than in his debut collection.

clock March 1, 2013WWD Staff

Department Stores

Ron Johnson Takes Stand in Macy’s, MSLO Trial

At times frustrated, the retailer’s chief executive officer claimed that he “had a mandate to transform” Penney’s when he took the helm.

clock March 3, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Show Reviews

Isabel Marant RTW Fall 2013

Fall was a welcome return to her improvisational Parisian roots with a relatively understated collection based on comfort and layering.

clock March 1, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Vanessa Bruno RTW Fall 2013

The designer presented a smart-and-studied lineup of wearable looks that had her easy-chic signature written all over them.

clock March 1, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Maison Martin Margiela RTW Fall 2013

The show kicked off with promise — sculpted jackets, coats and shirts, each hand-painted with a yellow or pink stripe.

clock March 1, 2013WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

DKNY Opens Pop-up in NYC

Concept shop is located in the Flatiron District and includes a well-edited mix of off-the-runway looks.

clock March 1, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Show Reviews

Sonia Rykiel RTW Fall 2013

Geraldo da Conceicao showed his debut collection for Sonia Rykiel, in the brand’s first runway outing under new owners Fung Brands Ltd.

clock March 2, 2013WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Sequester Crisis Could Hit Imports, Trade Talks

Budget impasse seen slowing ports and impeding the launch of a U.S.-European Union trade accord.

clock March 3, 2013Kristi Ellis

Fashion Show Reviews

Yohji Yamamoto RTW Fall 2013

Yohji Yamamoto started his fall show in plain black, a buttoned-up shirt and skirt traced with white stitching, almost like a raw pattern.

clock March 2, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Haider Ackermann RTW Fall 2013

A supreme elegance defined this beautiful collection.

clock March 2, 2013WWD Staff

Front Row at Viktor & Rolf

Jessica Chastain, Renzo Rosso and Ulyana Sergeenko were among the attendees.

clock March 2, 2013Alex Wynne

Fashion Show Reviews

Viktor & Rolf RTW Fall 2013

Sticking to a black-and-white palette, they kept silhouettes ultrashort with pleated minidresses and quilted ruffle microskirts.

clock March 2, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

YSL to Move Ateliers to Left Bank Townhouse

Move coincides with the brand moving up in a key Japanese ranking.

clock March 2, 2013Miles Socha

Fashion Show Reviews

Comme des Garçons RTW Fall 2013

The majority of the lineup was devoted to men’s wear fabrics — pinstripes and gray Prince of Wales — bursting with hyper-feminine treatments.

clock March 2, 2013WWD Staff

Front Row at Acne

Tilda Swinton, Jane Birkin and Clémence Poésy attended Acne’s first women’s ready-to-wear show in Paris.

clock March 2, 2013Joelle Diderich

Fashion Show Reviews

Jean Paul Gaultier RTW Fall 2013

This collection was a step in the right direction for the designer, who is looking to build a viable ready-to wear business with the backing of Puig Group.

clock March 3, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Celine RTW Fall 2013

Phoebe Philo took a decidedly feminine turn without sacrificing a bit of the no-nonsense chic that has made her such a star.

clock March 3, 2013WWD Staff

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Condé Nast International Takes Stake in Farfetch.com

The funds will be used for international expansion and beefing up the site’s multi-channel platform.

clock March 4, 2013Samantha Conti and Rachel Strugatz

Fashion Show Reviews

Chloé RTW Fall 2013

Clare Waight Keller framed her fall collection with the idea of “that transition from when you’re young to being a woman.”

clock March 3, 2013WWD Staff

Junya Watanabe Teases Collaboration With Loewe

During his fashion show, Watanabe sent out models with three soft shoulder bags that he designed and were produced by the Spanish firm.

clock March 3, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Akris RTW Fall 2013

Albert Kriemler dedicated his fall effort to his mother, who died last December.

clock March 3, 2013WWD Staff

Front Row at Givenchy

Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Chastain, Nicole Richie and Kim Kardashian took in the show.

clock March 3, 2013WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Amazon.com Debuts First TV Ad Campaign

The e-commerce behemoth is hitting the airwaves to support its fast-growing fashion category.

clock March 4, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Fashion Show Reviews

Givenchy RTW Fall 2013

Riccardo Tisci staged a show to remember Sunday night, upping his production to theater quality with a major front row and a headlining act.

clock March 3, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Nicolas Ghesquière Profiled in Next Issue of 032c

Two years in the making, the cover story by Pierre Alexandre de Looz, a contributing editor at the biannual German magazine, is to spread over some 30 pages.

clock March 4, 2013Miles Socha

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PVH Sets Enhanced CR Strategy, Commits to U.N. Sustainability Goals

clock 22hArthur Friedman

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