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Retail

Rick Owens’ Concrete Castle in SoHo

His new New York store is on the corner of Howard Street and Crosby Street in SoHo.

clock 14hJessica Iredale

Fashion

French Court Rules Against Burkini Ban

The decision could set a precedent and topple other beach bans that have caused an international furor.

clock 8hMiles Socha

Beauty

Elf Cosmetics Files for IPO

The mass-market beauty company had $96.8 million in sales for the first half of 2016.

clock August 26, 2016Allison Collins

U.S., EU, Bangladesh Set Talks on Safety

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Overview

The governments of the U.S., European Union and Bangladesh plan to launch an initiative with the International Labor Organization aimed at improving labor conditions in the Asian nation’s apparel industry.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

Solange Azagury-Partridge Set to Open First Paris Shop

The location is expected to debut on Rue Saint-Honoré by year-end.

clock July 2, 2013Laurent Folcher

Couture

Bouchra Jarrar Fall Couture 2013

The designer is so committed to and intrigued by the viability of “accessible couture” that for fall, she upped the haute to about 70 percent of the lineup.

clock July 2, 2013WWD Staff

Couture

Maison Martin Margiela Fall Couture 2013

There’s still magnificent vintage to be had, judging by the lineup’s beautiful Twenties fabrics, original 19th-century embroideries and Fifties petticoats.

clock July 3, 2013WWD Staff

Couture

Elie Saab Fall Couture 2013

When it came to sequins, the designer practiced no restraint for his fall couture collection.

clock July 3, 2013WWD Staff

Couture

Jean Paul Gaultier Fall Couture 2013

The designer’s strong tailoring was on major display, looking sleek and smart in suits and a lean belted coat.

clock July 4, 2013WWD Staff

Couture

Yiqing Yin Fall Couture 2013

The designer’s fall couture collection impressed, above all, with its fairylike lightness.

clock July 3, 2013WWD Staff

Government and Trade

U.S., EU, Bangladesh Set Talks on Safety

The governments plan to launch a “multi-stakeholder” initiative on Monday in conjunction with the International Labor Organization.

clock July 7, 2013Kristi Ellis and John Zarocostas

Couture

Vionnet Fall Couture 2013

The technical problems that delayed Vionnet’s demi-couture presentation by a full day were hardly minor.

clock July 4, 2013WWD Staff

Couture

Valentino Fall Couture 2013

“A cabinet of curiosities.” What a splendid starting point for couture, a realm supposedly unique as well as sublime.

clock July 4, 2013WWD Staff

Couture

Viktor & Rolf Fall Couture 2013

Returning to the couture stage after a 13-year absence, the designers went for something altogether more contemplative, yet mesmerizing in its own way.

clock July 3, 2013WWD Staff

Front Row at Valentino Fall Couture 2013

Baz Luhrmann, Zhang Ziyi and Princess Madeleine of Sweden attended the show in Paris.

clock July 3, 2013Miles Socha and Joelle Diderich

Fragrance

Chanel Maps a Fragrance Succession Plan

The search for Jacques Polge’s successor ended up very close to home: he will be succeeded by his son Olivier.

clock July 5, 2013Julie Naughton and Pete Born

Front Row at Jean Paul Gaultier

Tarik Lakehal and Jean-Paul Goude were among the attendees.

clock July 4, 2013Paulina Szmydke

Fashion Show Reviews

Rad Hourani Fall Couture 2013

The Canadian designer’s futuristic, unisex collections walk the line between total abstraction and the scrupulous laws of geometry.

clock July 4, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Zuhair Murad Fall Couture 2013

Zuhair Murad’s “Enchanted Forest” collection consisted of iridescent little twigs embroidered on nude tulle dresses.

clock July 4, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Laurence Xu Fall Couture 2013

Shandong-born, Paris-based Laurence Xu paraded highly embellished gowns that were an opulent melding of Western cuts and traditional Chinese symbolism.

clock July 4, 2013WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Net-a-porter Blends Art With Fashion

Art isn’t just for walls anymore, thanks to Net-a-porter’s new bespoke collection.

clock July 7, 2013Jennifer Weil

Business Features

Billabong in Relaunch Mode

Surfwear manufacturer is getting set to introduce a new global women’s wear collection as part of its four-pronged comeback strategy.

clock July 7, 2013Patty Huntington

Denim

Levi’s Shapes Up With Revel Launch

The San Francisco-based denim giant will introduce its new line of body-shaping jeans at retail next month.

clock July 8, 2013David Lipke

Financial

M&A Deals Simmering

Despite a dearth of buyouts in the first half, retail bankers said the market is showing signs of perking up.

clock July 8, 2013Evan Clark

Memo Pad

DuJour Approaches First Anniversary

The lifestyle quarterly magazine aimed at 1-percenters will mark the occasion with a fall issue featuring Robert De Niro on the cover.

clock July 8, 2013Erik Maza

Memo Pad

Karl Lagerfeld Taps Cara Delevingne for Fendi Campaign

The model appears alongside the equally in-demand Saskia de Brauw, who is also in Versace’s fall ads with Kate Moss.

clock July 8, 2013Erik Maza

Fashion Scoops

Bally on the Hunt for New Creative Lead

The spring 2014 women’s collection will be the last by creative directors Graeme Fidler and Michael Herz.

clock July 8, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

FGI to Honor Marc Jacobs and Robert Duffy at Gala

The business partners will receive the Superstar award at Fashion Group International’s annual Night of Stars on Oct. 22.

clock July 8, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Ralph Lauren’s Pay Falls in 2012

The chairman and chief executive officer of Ralph Lauren Corp. still pulled in $26.2 million last year.

clock July 8, 2013Evan Clark

Fashion Scoops

Prada Group Still Fighting for Milan’s Cova Cafe

Prada has allegedly requested the brand be sequestered, showing letters that would prove previous binding contracts with the Italian luxury goods house.

clock July 8, 2013Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Karl Lagerfeld Links With French Retailer But

The designer has photographed a special 10-page insert in the fall-winter catalogue of the retail giant that’s part Ikea, part Best Buy.

clock July 8, 2013Miles Socha

Parties

Partying in Paris as Couture Week Wraps

From showgirls and fountains to a full-on barbecue, the bumper crop of parties at the tail end of couture week had it all.

clock July 8, 2013WWD Staff

Obituaries

Douglas J. Dayton, Retail Executive, Dead at 88

The first president of Target stores died on Friday following an extended battle with cancer.

clock July 7, 2013David Lipke

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