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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 5hMiles 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 12hMiles Socha

Retail

Retailers Conservative on Holiday Plans

Inventories are being kept tight in hope of increasing full-price selling and reducing markdowns.

clock 17hDavid Moin

In Focus

Roger Federer on His Nike Collaboration and Coming Back Strong in 2017

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Fashion Industry’s ‘Moral Imperative’

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Overview

Today’s Think Tank column is written by Congressman George Miller of California, an apparel-producing state. He is the senior Democratic member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Business

Adidas Net Climbs 6% in Q1

Currency headwinds are blamed for two percent drop in revenues.

clock May 5, 2013Melissa Drier and Norma Quinto

Parties

Saks’ ‘Unforgettable Evening’ Honors Carolina Herrera, Kylie Minogue

The stylish set from L.A. turned out for the annual cancer research charity event on Thursday night.

clock May 3, 2013Lindzi Scharf

Intimates and Activewear

Curve Expands Show Venue

A lot is happening at the Curve trade fairs since French trade show giant Eurovet acquired CurvExpo Inc. in 2012.

clock May 6, 2013Karyn Monget

Intimates and Activewear

Jane & Bleecker Loungewear Targets Millenials

Designed to have the look of casual sportswear, the line is being marketed as dual-purpose sleepwear and loungewear.

clock May 6, 2013Karyn Monget

Intimates and Activewear

Legs and Lingerie Evolve on ‘Mad Men’

The women in the AMC series are divided as they enter the late Sixties: They’re either embracing “groovy” fashion influences, or they’re staying traditional.

clock May 6, 2013Karyn Monget

Parties

Balmain Hosts Poolside Dinner in L.A.

Olivier Rousteing hosted an intimate poolside dinner at Chateau Marmont Thursday night.

clock May 3, 2013Marcy Medina

Legal

Guess Wins Gucci Suit in Italy

Court dismisses luxury house’s claims of trademark infringement and unfair competition.

clock May 3, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Parties

Barneys Toasts Roy Lichtenstein Collection

Richard and Lisa Perry hosted a dinner to celebrate the home goods collaboration.

clock May 3, 2013Taylor Harris

Parties

Vacheron, LACMA Toast James Turrell Retrospective

After cocktails at the watch brand’s new 1,600-square-foot Rodeo Drive store, guests traveled to the museum.

clock May 3, 2013Marcy Medina and Rachel Brown and Lindzi Scharf

Designer and Luxury

Trial Focuses on Value of Dolce & Gabbana Brands

The designers’ lawyers asked to give their own evaluation of the Dolce & Gabbana and D&G brands — one of the thorny issues at the heart of the trial.

clock May 5, 2013Luisa Zargani

Hats, Gloves and More

Mission, Coolcore Team Up for Cooling Accessories

Mission’s technology is being employed in a number of other products, including arm sleeves, helmet liners, skull caps and hoodies.

clock May 5, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Features

WWD Exclusive: First Look at ‘Punk’ at the Met

Curator Andrew Bolton gave an exclusive walkthrough of the exhibition, which officially opens to the public at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Thursday.

clock May 3, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Memo Pad

Patricia Steele to Exit Condé Nast

Her last bit of business with the company was to write a press release Wednesday unveiling a new Condé-branded e-commerce site.

clock May 3, 2013Erik Maza

Designer and Luxury

Hermès Opens in Greenwich

The new store is the luxury label’s 27th in the U.S. and the first in Connecticut.

clock May 6, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Beauty Features

Paris Exhibit Traces the Origins of Chanel No.5

The exhibit at the Palais de Tokyo features more than 240 elements, including artworks, photographs, books and archives.

clock May 6, 2013Jennifer Weil

Intimates and Activewear

Jonathan Adler Teams With United Legwear

Combined men’s and women’s socks could generate sales of more than $5 million, according to industry estimates.

clock May 6, 2013Karyn Monget

Jewelry

Sam Edelman Adds Jewelry

Brand’s collection of fashion jewelry will make its debut in department stores and online in September.

clock May 6, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Watches

Luxury Watch Market Heats Up in Paris

The opening of a Bucherer store has confirmed the French capital’s status as one of the fastest-growing markets globally for high-end timepieces.

clock May 6, 2013Joelle Diderich

Trends

Fall 2013 Trend: Watch Your Tone

Rich jewel and earth tones, many detailed with leather, are giving fall’s coats a special charm.

clock May 6, 2013Bobbi Queen

Specialty Stores

El Palacio Opens Third Upscale Home Store

Casa Palacio, the luxury furniture and home ware chain, has arrived in Mexico City’s posh Santa Fe shopping mall.

clock May 6, 2013Ivan Castano

Government and Trade

ILO Formulates Plan for Worker Safety as Rana Plaza Death Toll Increases

Sunday afternoon at Savar, a suburb of Dhaka, Bangladesh, police officials took another body count, with the total now reaching more than 620.

clock May 6, 2013Mayu Saini

Government and Trade

Think Tank: Fashion Industry’s ‘Moral Imperative’

Today’s column is written by Congressman George Miller of California, an apparel-producing state.

clock May 6, 2013Rep. George Miller

Memo Pad

Joyus Raises $11.5M in Series B Funding

Led by Interwest Partners and Time Warner Investments, the funding brings the total capital raised to over $19 million.

clock May 6, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Fashion Scoops

Moda Operandi, Net-a-porter Host New York Fetes

Karolina Kurkova, Kate Bosworth, Olivier Rousteing, Prabal Gurung and Eddie Borgo toasted Moda Operandi’s collection inspired by the Met’s “Punk” exhibit.

clock May 6, 2013Marc Karimzadeh and Matthew Lynch

Fashion Scoops

Giancarlo Giammetti Penning Autobiography

The collector’s volume will be published by Assouline this fall.

clock May 6, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

‘What Maisie Knew’ Screens in New York

Joanna Vanderham, Zosia Mamet, Erin Heatherton, Natalie Dormer of “Game of Thrones” and Russell Simmons mingled over popcorn before taking their seats.

clock May 6, 2013Kristi Garced

Fashion Scoops

Stella McCartney Meets ‘Designer for Tomorrow’ Finalists

The final five will present their key looks at the DFT show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin in July.

clock May 6, 2013Melissa Drier

Fashion Scoops

1928 Jewelry Co. Inks Deal for ‘Downton Abbey’ Collection

Line is slated to hit Macy’s, Amazon.com and specialty retailers, as well as U.K. department stores House of Fraser, Debenhams and John Lewis, in the fall.

clock May 6, 2013Kristi Garced

Fashion Scoops

LN-CC Paying Homage to Raf Simons

The collection includes one-off pieces designed from 1998 to 2008 and will be available for purchase on ln-cc.com ahead of the designer’s fall line.

clock May 6, 2013Lorelei Marfil

Fashion Scoops

Stylish Set Contributes to ‘Hotel Stories’

For the book’s release, Paul James and Prosper and Martine Assouline hosted a dinner at The Chatwal in New York for guest contributors and friends.

clock May 6, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

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