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The Brief by Andrew Gn.


Smaller Handbag Designers Making Waves

Smaller French brands entering the handbag arena find ways to compete with established labels.

clock July 29, 2013Joelle Diderich

Douglas Booth as Romeo with Hailee Steinfeld as Juliet.


Crystals on the Set: Swarovski Entertainment Produces Feature Film

Nadja Swarovski sees her entertainment group as a “natural evolution” in the company’s mission to “foster creativity in the various business fields.”

clock July 29, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

The new fine watches room.


Decking the Halls at Harrods

The retailer will unveil its glittering jewelry rooms in the accessories halls this fall.

clock July 29, 2013Samantha Conti

Mykita’s SoHo store.


Innovative Eyewear Draws Attention in Berlin

New markets, models and partnerships are bringing all eyes to the German capital.

clock July 29, 2013Susan Stone

Shwood’s slate-framed sunglasses.


Eric Singer’s Excellent Adventure

How the founder of Shwood, a primarily wooden sunglass firm, stumbled into the eyewear business.

clock July 29, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Monnier Frères website


Monnier Frères Launching in North America

The fashion and luxury accessories Web site carries more than 100 brands ranging from Burberry, Marni and Vanessa Bruno to Shourouk and Ray-Ban.

clock July 29, 2013Samantha Conti

Scarves from Claudio Cutuli.

Hats, Gloves and More

Claudio Cutuli Plots Global Growth

The designer is building the business by maintaining production entirely in Italy’s Umbria region and growing his own plants and crops to make natural dyes.

clock July 29, 2013Luisa Zargani

Lili Radu’s case for an Apple laptop.

Leather Goods

Lili Radu, Apple Team Up on Tech Accessories

The Frankfurt-based 31-year-old is the first German designer to receive this nod from the creative computing giant.

clock July 29, 2013Susan Stone

The water purification system at Tintoria Manifattura Barbara.


Italian Manufacturers Look to Level the Playing Field

Health and safety standards and workers’ rights are costly, but Italian makers say they’re worth it.

clock July 29, 2013Cynthia Martens

A visual for the Princesse Tam Tam collection for fall 2013 starring British model Eliza Cummings.


Princesse Tam Tam Revs the Expansion Motor

After a revamped store concept and communications strategy, the brand is plotting international expansion, particularly in Asia, Europe and the U.S.

clock July 29, 2013Laure Guilbault

Articulated pannier, c. 1770, and bodice with stays, c. 1740-1760,  Paris, Les Arts Décoratifs, collection Mode et Textile et dépôt du musée de Cluny


Curator Denis Bruna Talks New Underwear Exhibit

Titled “The Mechanics of Underwear” the exhibit at Les Arts Décoratifs museum in Paris retraces six centuries of shaping the body.

clock July 29, 2013Laure Guilbault

The Vilanueva from Xixili.


Xixili Intimates, Local Specialist

The nine-year-old Malaysian brand has been flourishing in its home country and is now expanding elsewhere in the region.

clock July 29, 2013Kristiano Ang

A runway look by Simone Pérèle.


China’s Intimates Market Sees Growth

The market has grown steadily in recent years, thanks to a small but growing niche of lingerie-loving women.

clock July 29, 2013Casey Hall

Tabio’s Saint Sulpice store in Paris.


Tabio Grows European Footprint

The Osaka-based maker of quirky socks and tights runs two flagships in Paris and two in London, and Germany and Italy are next on its radar.

clock July 29, 2013Paulina Szmydke


NPD Figures Reveal Slowdown for Innerwear

A lack of newness and innovation in the $14.5 billion market is dragging down overall sales in the category.

clock July 29, 2013Karyn Monget

Rebecca Ferguson as Elizabeth Woodville and Faye Marsay as Anne Neville with Hale.


Lingerie Heats Up the Castle on ‘The White Queen’

The come-hither appeal of wispy little slips, chemises and nighties are the weapons of seduction in the historical fiction drama set to air Aug. 10 on Starz.

clock July 29, 2013Karyn Monget

Erin Heatherton


M Missoni Hosts Rooftop Mixtape Bash

The brand hosted a music-filled sunset party atop The Standard Highline on Thursday.

clock July 26, 2013Kristi Garced

The Veronica suede pump by Charlotte Olympia.


Charlotte Olympia’s Life With Archie

The footwear designer depicted the comic book character’s love triangle with Betty and Veronica through a series of witty accessories.

clock July 29, 2013Roxanne Robinson

Tiziana Fausti’s Fedra shopper.


Tiziana Fausti Makes Accessories Debut

The veteran retailer has designed a luxury shopping bag and is selling it on her Web site and in her stores.

clock July 29, 2013Alessandra Turra


By the Numbers: Jewelry’s Eastern Promise

Shoppers in emerging markets such as the Middle East and China are increasingly gobbling up European fashion and luxury goods.

clock July 29, 2013Samantha Conti

Owl Optics limited-edition frames.


Wise Eyes: Owl Optics Launches Internet-Only Line

Operating with a mail-order model, the company offers complete pairs of matte acetate sunglasses and corrective glasses for 150 euros, or $199.

clock July 29, 2013Susan Stone

Saks Fifth Avenue


Hudson’s Bay Emerges as Saks’ Most Likely Buyer

Richard Baker has reportedly informed close associates that he is confident he’s got the winning bid.

clock July 28, 2013David Moin

COLOR: Natori


WWD Intimates: The Trends

Surface interest rules as designers focus on bright colors, nautical motifs and playful dots.

clock July 29, 2013Antonia Sardone

A custom combination from Made Eyewear.


My Specs According to My Specs

Even though there are eyewear options aplenty online, customers are still clamoring for customization within the category.

clock July 29, 2013Marcy Medina

From top: Sirak calfskin and leather shoe; Michelle diamond and black mother-of-pearl watch with leather strap; Yliana Yepez metallic python clutch; Christian Roth acetate and blue mirror-coated sunglasses.

Accessory Trends

Accessories Trend: Shine On

There are many ways to glow for holiday and resort.

clock July 29, 2013Roxanne Robinson

Andrea Hansen and Phyllis Bergman


WWD Special Report: Women’s Jewelry Association at 30

WJA presidents past and future talk about the organization’s milestone anniversary.

clock July 29, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Jen Cullen Williams


Growth Spurt: WJA’s Grant and Scholarship Fund

The organization is about to honor its 30th anniversary with the highest amount awarded in the program’s history.

clock July 29, 2013Kristi Garced

Candy Udell


Women’s Jewelry Association to Honor Candy Udell

Building London Jewelers into a sprawling retail chain and extending the breadth of merchandise has earned the industry veteran a place in WJA’s Hall of Fame.

clock July 29, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Tryna Kochanek

Business Features

WJA’s Tryna Kochanek on Promoting Women

The outgoing president of the Women’s Jewelry Association talked about the organization’s role in the advancement of women in the jewelry industry.

clock July 29, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Something Wicked’s leather and suede bra with Rhonda Shear Ahh Lifestyle Collection’s nylon and spandex shaper skirt. Dogeared necklace; Carolina Amato Accessories gloves; Emy Mack pumps.


Innerwear Trend: Notes of a Scandal

Bondage-inspired innerwear gets a fresh look in the hands of lingerie designers who prefer their scandal handled delicately.

clock July 29, 2013Jessica Iredale and Kim Friday

The cover image from “Applause,” Lady Gaga’s first single from her new album ARTPOP. Shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.


Lady Gaga: ‘I’m Every Icon’

The singer unveils the cover of her new single, “Applause,” to WWD, and talks (sort of) about her upcoming album, ARTPOP.

clock July 28, 2013Jessica Iredale

Louis Vuitton's Speedy Bandoulière handbag.

Designer and Luxury

Investments to Weigh on LVMH

The luxury conglomerate said margins in its fashion and leather goods division came under pressure in the first half.

clock July 29, 2013Joelle Diderich

Jonathan Chánduví in his atelier with one of his pieces from the diptych "The Eleventh Hour."

Designer and Luxury

Jonathan Chánduví’s Restoration Drama

The founder of Studio 323 New York is a third-generation member of an antiques- and art-restoring family that includes metalworkers, sculptors and gilders.

clock July 29, 2013Lorna Koski

Human Resources

PVH Sets Course for Fred Gehring, Tom Murry

The company has set the stage for the next generation of leadership of its Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and international operations.

clock July 29, 2013Arnold J. Karr


Tandy Brands Secures New Financing

The Dallas-based accessories business received $29 million in senior financing from Salus Capital Partners, $27.5 million of it in a revolving credit package.

clock July 29, 2013Arnold J. Karr

A view of Tiffany & Co.


Former Tiffany Executive Pleads Guilty in Theft Case

As part of her deal with authorities, Ingrid Lederhaas-Okun agreed to forfeit $2.1 million and further agreed to restore $2.2 million.

clock July 29, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Nanette Lepore RTW Fall 2013

Designer and Luxury

Nanette Lepore and Bluestar, Among Others, in Talks

Nanette Lepore is moving closer to a final decision on an investor, possibly within the next month or two, financial sources said.

clock July 29, 2013Vicki M. Young


Clique Media Launching Byrdie Web Site

Cofounders Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power found a need for an online beauty venue that wasn’t a traditional magazine Web site, blog or a video tutorial.

clock July 29, 2013Rachel Strugatz


T Magazine’s Deborah Needleman to Be Honored by FGI

She will receive the Lord & Taylor Fashion Oracle award at Fashion Group International’s Night of Stars on Oct. 22.

clock July 29, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

An ad from Rebecca Minkoff's fall campaign.


Rebecca Minkoff Goes Digital for Fall

Rebecca Minkoff is taking a primarily digital approach to her fall advertising.

clock July 29, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Prada Denied Request to Sequester Cova Brand

Milan’s courthouse has rejected the firm’s request, according to sources.

clock July 29, 2013Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Tommaso Brusò Named Head of Diesel USA

Executive succeeds Cristiano Quieti, who left Diesel this year to become president and ceo of John Varvatos Enterprises.

clock July 29, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Scoops

Exhibit of Queen’s Coronation Apparel Opening at Buckingham Palace

While she is in Balmoral, Scotland, for her summer holiday, the palace is open to the public.

clock July 29, 2013Lorelei Marfil

A behind-the-scenes image of Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” video with Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren.

Fashion Scoops

Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren Partners With Avicii

Already the fastest-selling single of this year, “Wake Me Up” is getting a fashionable boost, courtesy of Ralph Lauren.

clock July 29, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Saint Laurent Avenue Montaigne Flagship to Close for Renovations

According to sources, the black concrete floor is among elements that designer Hedi Slimane wishes to alter.

clock July 29, 2013Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Made Fashion Week Launches Second Young Talent Search

Coco Rocha, Antonio Berardi, Jenné Lombardo, Zanna Roberts Rassi and designer Nolan Bellavance will judge the search.

clock July 29, 2013David Lipke


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