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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.

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Retail

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

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock 16hDavid Moin

Retail

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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Baker’s Hudson’s Bay Zeroes In on Saks

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Overview

Hudson’s Bay Co., led by Richard Baker, chairman and chief executive officer, has emerged as a serious contender to purchase Saks Inc., which has been in play for about a month.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Fashion Show Reviews

Damir Doma Resort 2014

Known for his modern Gothic aesthetic, Doma worked a softer, more feminine angle this time.

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Designer and Luxury

Maria Pergay to Design Pieces for Fendi

The company has tapped the veteran furniture designer to craft three pieces for its forthcoming Avenue Montaigne flagship.

clock June 20, 2013Miles Socha

Financial

Valextra Confirms IPO Plans

Luxury brand eyes more stores, production boost.

clock June 21, 2013Luisa Zargani

Fashion Show Reviews

Chalayan Resort 2014

Hussein Chalayan riffed on seaside leisure for resort.

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Parties

Benjamin Millepied’s L.A. Dance Project Holds Benefit

The event at the Bel-Air home of Sutton and Christian Stracke felt more like a casual backyard gathering than a serious art affair.

clock June 21, 2013Marcy Medina

Designer and Luxury

CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Stages Show in Beijing

The event brought together the fall collections of Proenza Schouler, Rag & Bone and Marchesa on one runway with a cast of exclusively Chinese models.

clock June 24, 2013Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Mergers and Acquisitions

Jos. A. Bank Seeking Acquisitions

Financo has been retained to assist in the pursuit of enhanced shareholder value.

clock June 23, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Digital

Rachel Zoe Partners With Crowdstar on Mobile Fashion Game

Going live in early July, the app allows users to dress up virtual avatars in current-season product from real-world brands.

clock June 24, 2013David Lipke

Fashion

Ermenegildo Zegna Men’s RTW Spring 2014

Stefano Pilati made his debut at Ermenegildo Zegna with a new couture range priced 50 percent above the brand’s flagship label.

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Fashion

Corneliani Men’s RTW Spring 2014

For spring, Sergio Corneliani imagined a travelling man bound for the Far East.

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Fashion

Andrea Pompilio Men’s RTW Spring 2014

Milan’s rising talent showed his collection for the first time at Giorgio Armani’s theater, part of the latter’s efforts to support the city’s young guns.

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Fashion

Costume National Homme Men’s RTW Spring 2014

Designer Ennio Capasa showcased a retail friendly, but ultimately repetitive collection.

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Fashion

Jil Sander Men’s RTW Spring 2014

The designer’s intriguing spring collection married streetwear’s generous shapes and searing colors to clinical tailoring.

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Fashion

Andrea Incontri Men’s RTW Spring 2014

With an imaginary lighthouse keeper in mind, the designer channeled a sailor theme, while keeping things sophisticated and contemporary.

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Fashion

John Varvatos Men’s RTW Spring 2014

The designer mined familiar territory in a collection referencing rockers of a certain age — Bryan Ferry, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, and the Beatles.

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Fashion

Versace Men’s RTW Spring 2014

The bright, playful collection full of shine and neon shades embraced all facets of the Versace man.

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Fashion

Bottega Veneta Men’s RTW Spring 2014

Tomas Maier summoned a mood of late Fifties and early Sixties suburban idyll with his subdued spring collection.

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Fashion

Neil Barrett Men’s RTW Spring 2014

Fifties Americana was felt throughout the designer’s well executed collection, kept sober in black, white and red.

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Fashion

Trussardi Men’s RTW Spring 2014

Gaia Trussardi chose to stick to the family’s tradition and worked mainly in leather as her debut collection’s all-around fabric.

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Fashion

Salvatore Ferragamo Men’s RTW Spring 2014

Creative director Massimiliano Giornetti worked a palette of mustard, burnt orange, light blue, tomato and olive into cool summer suits.

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Fashion Scoops

Italian Fashion Body Steps Up Efforts

Organization vows to return luster to Milan Fashion Week.

clock June 23, 2013Luisa Zargani

Fashion

Calvin Klein Men’s RTW Spring 2014

Multiple shades of blue, from morning sky pale to Yves Klein intense, defined Calvin Klein’s terrific spring collection.

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Fashion

Missoni Men’s RTW Spring 2014

Angela Missoni has found a fresh approach to her family’s artisanal knitwear, introducing a new loom knit made with a rubber coated yarn.

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Fashion

Prada Men’s RTW Spring 2014

Miuccia Prada turned the clichés of an exotic holiday on their head, instead imagining something “dark and menacing.”

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Business

Hudson’s Bay Co. Zeroes In on Saks Inc.

Richard Baker and his team have been utilizing the company’s U.S. headquarters as a base to conduct due diligence and strike a deal, according to sources.

clock June 24, 2013David Moin

People

‘Saving the Season’ Evolves From Blog to Book

A flat of strawberries from the Santa Monica farmer’s market launched Kevin West’s second career.

clock June 24, 2013Marcy Medina

Juniors

Pitti Bimbo Brands See International Growth Potential

In the face of unfavorable consumer spending trends, upscale children’s wear brands set to unfurl their spring 2014 collections at Pitti Bimbo.

clock June 24, 2013Sofia Celeste

Memo Pad

W Magazine Unveils Web Site Redesign

The magazine is posting the profile online today to coincide with the launch of its Web site’s redesign.

clock June 24, 2013Erik Maza

Memo Pad

Salvatore Ferragamo Reveals Fall Ad Campaign

Stark modern architecture provides the backdrop for the campaign starring Daria Werbowy and Tyson Ballou.

clock June 24, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Financial

Moncler Looks Again to IPO

The company shelved its initial public offering in summer 2011, but ceo Remo Ruffini has repeatedly said a listing remains a goal.

clock June 24, 2013Luisa Zargani

Parties

GQ Throws a Pool Party in Milan

A who’s who of designers popped by for cocktails to celebrate Jim Nelson’s 10-year tenure as editor in chief.

clock June 24, 2013Alessandra Turra and Paulina Szmydke

Fashion Scoops

Vittorio Missoni Aircraft Search Expected to Begin

The search was never discontinued, but the Sea Scout is an oceanographic ship equipped to inspect deep waters.

clock June 24, 2013Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Farfetch Bolsters Senior Ranks

Following funding from Condé Nast International in March, the company will continue to sign key independent stores in the U.S.

clock June 24, 2013Rachel Strugatz

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