Fashion Investors Eyeing Bigger Deals

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Christopher Fischer

Ready To Wear

Leathers, Knitwear Top Fall Lists at Coterie

Some 1,401 exhibitors were featured, spanning the contemporary, eveningwear, denim and accessories categories.

clock February 26, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Exterior of Nordstrom Rack store in Union Square, New York.


Nordstrom Tops Fashion Chain Survey

Retailer moves past Kohl’s, which falls to second, as Macy’s, Dillard’s and J.C. Penney round out Top 5.

clock March 6, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Hisayuki Suekawa

Human Resources

Shiseido CEO Stepping Down

Hisayuki Suekawa cites health reasons for his departure. The Japanese company is reinstating Shinzo Maeda as president and ceo.

clock March 10, 2013Kelly Wetherille

Fashion Scoops

KCD’s Digital Fashion Shows Partners With Swarovski

The platform is expanding into the accessories space on March 18 with the launch of Digital Accessory Showcase.

clock March 11, 2013Rachel Strugatz


Los Angeles International Textile Show’s Print Debate

One of the key topics of discussion was the use of digital prints versus screen prints.

clock March 11, 2013Nola Sarkisian-Miller

Shopping the Los Angeles International Textile Show.


Solid Action at L.A. Show, Despite Calendar Complaints

Exhibitors said moving the Los Angeles International Textile Show earlier cut slightly into ordering.

clock March 11, 2013Nola Sarkisian-Miller

A look from Karen Harman's fall blouse line.


Karen Harman Launches Her Own Label for Fall

The sportswear designer spent 10 years as vice president of design for Dana Buchman and six years as vice president of design for The Talbots Collection.

clock March 11, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Urban Outfitters


Urban Outfitters Profits Double, Puts Focus on Web

Fourth-quarter profits shot up 110 percent on the strength of double-digit revenue increases.

clock March 11, 2013Evan Clark

Stella & Dot's Get Away weekender bag.


Stella & Dot Expands Handbag Selection

The nine-piece collection will retail from $22 for a cosmetics case to $138 for a weekender bag.

clock March 11, 2013Rachel Strugatz

A visual from the HSN campaign.

Marketing and Promotion

HSN Launching Major Ad Campaign

For the first time in a decade, the company is utilizing an agency for a major branding campaign to tout what it is selling and to prospect for customers.

clock March 11, 2013David Moin

Bettina Anderson


Ferragamo Holds Boys’ Club Fundraiser in Palm Beach

Floridian and New York socials turned out for the benefit.

clock March 11, 2013Rebecca Kleinman

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck


Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner Co-chair John Varvatos Stuart House Benefit

The designer hosted his 10th annual block party fundraiser on Sunday.

clock March 11, 2013Andrea Simpson

Connie Nielsen in Lanvin.


San Francisco’s Arts Crowd Chills Out at Mid-Winter Gala

The at-capacity bash at the de Young Museum imported winter weather to San Fran.

clock March 11, 2013Diane Dorrans Saeks

Human Resources

Macy’s Ted Ronick Dead at 79

The cause of death was cancer, according to his son, David Ronick.

clock March 11, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Christian Dior attends his fashion show at Harrods in 1953.


Harrods Sets Dior Extravaganza

A month-long collaboration at the landmark London department store kicks off this week.

clock March 12, 2013Miles Socha

Mergers and Acquisitions

Venture Capital Keeps Flowing in Q1

Firms focused on fashion or the world of fashion technology have committed $150 million in follow-up investments since the beginning of the year.

clock March 12, 2013Vicki M. Young

Celine RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Trends

Fall 2013 Trend: Pinky Promise

Designers were thinking pink this season in a most warm and fuzzy way.

clock March 12, 2013WWD Staff

Mergers and Acquisitions

Fashion Investors Eyeing Bigger Deals

The steadily tepid economy has aligned with low interest rates and a strong stock market to raise the prospects for multibillion-dollar deals this year.

clock March 12, 2013Evan Clark

Taylor Swift on the cover of Vanity Fair.


Best and Worst Sellers at the Newsstand

Taylor Swift has landed six major covers since March 2012: for Vogue, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Elle and now Vanity Fair.

clock March 12, 2013Erik Maza

Fashion Scoops

Gucci, Lapo Elkann Link Up for Second Project

The Fiat heir will design a men’s clothing capsule collection within the context of the label’s existing made-to-measure service.

clock March 12, 2013Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Cotton Inc. Shops the Runway

The final phase has begun for the “24 Hour Runway Show,” which kicked off earlier this month with a showcase of 1,440 cotton looks during a 24-hour period.

clock March 12, 2013Arthur Friedman

Fashion Scoops

Lena Dunham of ‘Girls’ Directs Short Film for Rachel Antonoff

Dunham’s sister Grace plays a leading role in “BFF,” wearing all sorts of pieces from the designer’s fall collection.

clock March 12, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Natasha Khan

Fashion Scoops

& Other Stories Makes London Debut

Natasha Khan, Mary Charteris and Portia Freeman were among the revelers that turned out to check out the new retail brand by Hennes & Mauritz.

clock March 12, 2013Julia Neel

Susan Rockefeller, Loree Rodkin, Karine Ohana and Nuria Sarda.

Fashion Scoops

Beauty Execs Host International Women’s Day Luncheon

Fashion and beauty mergers and acquisitions specialist Karine Ohana teamed up with Mathilde and Bertrand Thomas to throw her annual philanthropic event.

clock March 12, 2013Julie Naughton

An ad from the campaign for Diet Coke featuring Marc Jacobs, its creative director in 2013.


Marc Jacobs Plays Strongman in Diet Coke Ads

New campaign trumpets the designer’s collaboration with the soda brand.

clock March 11, 2013Miles Socha


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Fossil Mood Watch


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clock 5hEvan Clark

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