Chinese Designers Seek Higher Profile

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A new wave of Chinese designers is pushing into Western markets, particularly Europe and especially Paris.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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MSGM Men's RTW Spring 2014


MSGM Men’s RTW Spring 2014

“Forever Young” could have been the title of the collection, which was an ode to Nineties teenage culture.

clock June 19, 2013WWD Staff

Ermenegildo Zegna Men's RTW Spring 2014

Business Features

Zegna’s High End Push

Brand shows relaunched Couture collection.

clock June 23, 2013Luisa Zargani

McQ Resort 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

McQ Alexander McQueen Resort 2014

Creative director Sarah Burton turned to Nineties London punk to capture a rebellious spirit for resort.

clock June 26, 2013WWD Staff

Tsumori Chisato Resort 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Tsumori Chisato Resort 2014

Inspired by a trip to Venice, the designer created a whimsical universe with sea creatures and nostalgic, foggy views of the city’s Grand Canal for resort.

clock June 25, 2013WWD Staff

Mergers and Acquisitions

Mir Capital, LVMH Eyeing Pianoforte Holding

The Italian group comprises fast-fashion accessories brand Carpisa, innerwear and beachwear brand Yamamay and swimwear brand Jaked.

clock June 26, 2013Luisa Zargani

Carven Men's RTW Spring 2014


Carven Men’s RTW Spring 2014

A painter on the French Riviera. That, in short, was the vibe of Guillaume Henry’s sophomore men’s show.

clock June 26, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Plaza Athénée to Close for Renovations During Ready-to-Wear

The eight-month closure follows those of the Ritz Paris and Hôtel de Crillon.

clock June 26, 2013Alex Wynne

Lapo Elkann


Italia Independent Shares to Begin Trading Friday

The company, controlled by Lapo Elkann, will bow on the Italian Stock Exchange AIM segment for small and medium-sized companies.

clock June 26, 2013Luisa Zargani

Valentino Men's RTW Spring 2014


Valentino Men’s RTW Spring 2014

Workwear and military uniforms were the guiding themes for Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli.

clock June 26, 2013WWD Staff

Haider Ackermann Men's RTW Spring 2014


Haider Ackermann Men’s RTW Spring 2014

The Antwerp-based designer unveiled a new proposition for men: Languid and bohemian, yet formal enough to pass muster at any fancy table.

clock June 26, 2013WWD Staff

Viktor & Rolf Resort 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Viktor & Rolf Resort 2014

The duo, no strangers to frills, worked a more graphic and minimal vibe with large sculptural flounce hems on short dresses, coats and miniskirts.

clock June 26, 2013WWD Staff

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac


Remembering Jean-Louis Scherrer

Former employees and acquaintances attended an intimate service in the crematorium of Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris.

clock June 26, 2013Alex Wynne

Billy Reid and Coach's Jeffrey Uhl.


Coach Partners With Billy Reid on Capsule Line

The partnership marries Reid’s modern take on cultured Southern style with heritage elements from the brand’s archives.

clock June 26, 2013David Lipke

Zahia Dehar


Zahia Dehar Readies for U.S. Lingerie Debut

The French tabloid sensation is teaming with the king of Hollywood vintage, Cameron Silver, to launch her collections at Decades in Los Angeles.

clock June 27, 2013Joelle Diderich

Government and Trade

Counterfeit Web Sites Seized in Trans-Atlantic Takedown

Joint operation between U.S. and EU agencies shuts down 328 domain names.

clock June 26, 2013Kristi Ellis

Azzedine Alaia

Designer and Luxury

Azzedine Alaïa Talks Retrospective, Flagship

The fall exhibit will mark the reopening of the Musée Galliera and will spread to a second site, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.

clock June 27, 2013Miles Socha

A view of the Kris Van Assche store in Paris.

Designer and Luxury

Kris Van Assche Opens Paris Store

“Luxurious industrial,” is how the designer describes his first signature boutique, which opened today, just in time for Men’s Fashion Week.

clock June 27, 2013Miles Socha

Bottega Veneta Men's RTW Spring 2014

Designer and Luxury

Buyers Laud Ideas, Innovation in Milan

The collections offered enough novelty to keep retailers happy at a time when men are becoming increasingly demanding and sophisticated.

clock June 27, 2013WWD Staff

Behind the scenes with Thom Browne.

Fashion Features

Paris Preshow: Homme Page

WWD went behind the scenes as men’s wear designers entered the home stretch on their spring 2014 collections.

clock June 27, 2013Laurent Folcher

A behind-the-scenes look at Christian Lacroix working on the Schiaparelli tribute collection.


Christian Lacroix Channels Elsa Schiaparelli

The unveiling of Lacroix’s one-off tribute to the late designer is one of couture week’s most anticipated events.

clock June 27, 2013Miles Socha

Exterior of a Men's Wearhouse store.

Human Resources

George Zimmer Offers Sharp Rebuke of MW View of Board Battle

In an open letter to “The Men’s Wearhouse Family,” he attempted to clarify his position in the increasingly public battle with the retail firm he founded.

clock June 27, 2013Jean E. Palmieri and Arnold J. Karr

China’s Most Sought-After Luxe Brands

Designer and Luxury

Chanel Among China’s Most Sought-After Luxe Brands

According to the Digital Luxury Group, Chanel, Estée Lauder and Louis Vuitton are among the top five most sought-after luxury brands in the country.

clock June 27, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Couture gowns by Laurence Xu.

Designer and Luxury

Chinese Designers Look to Make Mark in Paris

A new wave of Chinese designers is pushing into Western markets, particularly Europe and especially Paris.

clock June 27, 2013Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Jason Wu in a fall '13 ad with Christy Turlington.


Jason Wu Taps Christy Turlington for Fall

Photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, the campaign was shot at Mr Chow uptown.

clock June 27, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Elaina Watley and Victor Cruz

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Valentino

Victor Cruz, accompanied by his longtime girlfriend Elaina Watley, was the top celebrity draw at the men’s show in Paris on Wednesday.

clock June 26, 2013Joelle Diderich and Paulina Szmydke

Fashion Scoops

Paula Deen Dropped at Wal-Mart

The retailer said it will not place “any new orders beyond what’s already committed.”

clock June 27, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Kate Moss on the Stuart Weitzman film shoot, directed by Balthazar Klarwein.


Kate Moss Fronts for Stuart Weitzman Campaign

The brand’s ad budget has increased by 50 percent for three seasons running, in line with increasing revenues.

clock June 27, 2013Julia Neel


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Gucci's Alessandro Michele Discusses Brand Longevity Turning 100

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