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Retailers Keep Holiday Plans Conservative and Inventories Tight

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

clock 15hDavid Moin


Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Fenty Puma Show

The music star had launched the collection last February during New York Fashion Week.

clock 9hMiles Socha


French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at the Age of 86

The French designer was synonymous with striped sweaters and Left Bank insouciance.

clock 3hMiles Socha

In Focus

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

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

French Panel Fines LVMH Over Hermès

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The AMF imposed its highest fine ever on LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton over the way the luxury conglomerate acquired a 17 percent stake in rival Hermès International.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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They Are Wearing: Paris Men’s Fashion Week Spring 2014

Off the runways and onto the streets and sidewalks for some of the best looks.

clock June 30, 2013WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Stan Herman to Design for Loews Hotels & Resorts

Some 400 employees will be outfitted with new uniforms, which will be produced overseas.

clock June 27, 2013Lisa Lockwood


Francesco Trapani Sells LVMH Shares Worth Nearly 13M Euros

The LVMH executive is among the Bulgari family members accused of fraud by the Italian authorities.

clock June 29, 2013Alex Wynne

Fashion Scoops

Jean-Louis Scherrer’s Religious Service Set for September

The late designer will be remembered on Sept. 4 in Paris’ Église Saint Sulpice.

clock June 29, 2013Alex Wynne


Retail Stocks Start Second Half Strong

Analysts see potential for continued strength in sector.

clock July 1, 2013Evan Clark and Samantha Conti

Designer and Luxury

China Makes Way for Art Malls

Hong Kong-based real estate tycoon Adrian Cheng plans to open nearly two dozen art-infused malls across the country over the next six years.

clock July 1, 2013Lara Farrar

Memo Pad

Jimmy Choo Lifts Veil on Nicole Kidman Campaign

The ad will break in magazines’ August issues.

clock July 1, 2013Samantha Conti


Roger Vivier Rendez-Vous Spring 2014

The house’s signature comma heel played a central role, with an elevated 4.5-inch height expanding the range.

clock July 1, 2013WWD Staff


Front Row at Dior Haute Couture

Jennifer Lawrence, Gemma Arterton and Marisa Berenson attended the show in Paris.

clock July 1, 2013Joelle Diderich


Dior Haute Couture Fall 2013

“The basic idea for me is that I like the idea of freeing up couture,” Raf Simons said before his show.

clock July 1, 2013WWD Staff


Iris van Herpen Fall Couture 2013

The designer sent out metallic, shell-like structures that engulfed the upper body, as well as a kimono dress with fragile cutout patterns.

clock July 1, 2013WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

AMF Fines LVMH in Hermès Case

France’s stock market regulator has ordered the luxury conglomerate to pay a fine of 8 million euros, or $10.4 million at current exchange.

clock July 1, 2013Joelle Diderich


Christophe Josse Fall Couture 2013

The Urals inspired the designer to create discrete, ultrafeminine silhouettes.

clock July 1, 2013WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Alison Brower to Helm Hearst’s New Pilot Magazine

The magazine, which currently does not have a title, is set to hit newsstands in the first quarter of 2014 and has largely been known as the “Dr. Oz magazine.”

clock July 1, 2013Alexandra Steigrad


Schiaparelli Fall Couture 2013

Christian Lacroix said in a preview on Monday that he approached the project not as fashion per se, but as if it were theater.

clock July 1, 2013WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Threeasfour to Show at The Jewish Museum

The fashion label will stage a multimedia installation featuring its designs with architecture and video projections on Sept. 15.

clock July 1, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Executive Changes

Patricia Williamson Joins VF Corp.

She will serve as vice president of global sales for the Splendid and Ella Moss labels, a newly created position.

clock July 1, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Government and Trade

Banking on New WTO Chief to Revive Doha

Trade envoys and experts see Roberto Azevedo as a skilled negotiator.

clock July 1, 2013John Zarocostas


Claude Montana Returns to Paris Runway

The designer created three looks for Eric Tibusch’s couture show.

clock July 1, 2013Alex Wynne


Alexis Mabille Fall Couture 2013

The designer found inspiration in Giovanni Boldini and the society figures the Italian painter immortalized in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

clock July 1, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Caroline Issa Hosts Dinner for Monique Péan

Melissa George and Ben Gorham were among the invitees.

clock July 1, 2013Paulina Szmydke

Fashion Scoops

European Aristocracy Turns Out for Natan

Guests at Edouard Vermeulen’s presentation included Princess Léa of Belgium, Bernadette Chirac and Henri d’Orléans.

clock July 1, 2013Alex Wynne


Front Row At Iris van Herpen

British milliner Stephen Jones was among the guests at the show.

clock July 1, 2013Paulina Szmydke


Giambattista Valli Fall Couture 2013

This was only Valli’s fifth couture collection, and his stroll through the china shop worked a charm.

clock July 1, 2013WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Obama Announces Trade Africa Initiative

Program aimed at easing and promoting commerce will first focus on the five states of the East African Community.

clock July 1, 2013Kristi Ellis

Designer and Luxury

Dallas’ Highland Park Village Expands

Tom Ford, Ermenegildo Zegna and Brunello Cucinelli are set to make their debut this fall.

clock July 1, 2013Holly Haber


Steven Alan Looks to Expand Business Model

There’s a home store concept to roll out; a kids’ shop-in-shop format to expand; watches and eyeglass businesses to grow; new categories to introduce and more.

clock July 1, 2013Sharon Edelson

Forecasts and Analysis

Retailers Weather Heat Wave in Western U.S.

The intense heat in the West and Southwest spurred strong sales of certain categories while hindering others.

clock July 1, 2013WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Buyers Respond to Bold Looks in Paris

A strong gust of bold fashions on the runways left retailers optimistic they can keep fanning strong growth in men’s wear.

clock July 2, 2013WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Belstaff Taps Harry Slatkin as Vice Chairman

The change in management structure is part of Labelux’s strategy to expand the brand globally.

clock July 2, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Department Stores

Nordstrom Touts Merchandise With Pinterest

The convergence of off-line and online has gotten social at Nordstrom Inc., which has begun to identify in its stores items that are popular on Pinterest.

clock July 2, 2013Rachel Brown

Fashion Scoops

Viktor & Rolf Couture Collection Already Partially Sold

The designers, who are returning to the couture calendar after a 13-year absence, will present 20 outfits on Wednesday night.

clock July 2, 2013Miles Socha

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