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Aéropostale's Future Still Unclear; Liquidation Possible

The future of teen retailer Aeropostale is still unclear, as bidding at a court auction was continuing into the evening hours on Monday.

clock 10hVicki M. Young

Fashion

Carolina Herrera Hires Raffaele Ilardo as Vice President of Design

Raffaele Ilardo will head up creative development and design for the Carolina Herrera New York ready-to-wear and bridal collections.

clock 12hRosemary Feitelberg

Retail

Picking the Fashion Runway Winners With Big Data

An analysis of online patterns by big data firm Edited shows the runway styles most likely to resonate with shoppers.

clock 5hEvan Clark

Nordstrom Targets Online Sales of $6B

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Overview

Nordstrom’s Blake Nordstrom and Wal-Mart U.S.’ Bill Simon were among those who spoke at the Goldman Sachs 20th Annual Global Retail conference in New York.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Lifestyle

They Are Wearing: New York Fashion Week

WWD went off the runways and onto the streets and sidewalks for the best looks from New York Fashion Week.

clock September 11, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Sachin + Babi RTW Spring 2014

The collection was full of fresh, pretty clothes done in various flower motifs.

clock September 11, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Catherine Malandrino RTW Spring 2014

“La Regate” is what the designer had in mind for her spring collection that featured a bit of the old classics and the new guard.

clock September 10, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Sophie Theallet RTW Spring 2014

Sexy and sweet. The designer knows how to work both sides of a woman’s character, and her collection this season delivered both.

clock September 11, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Narciso Rodriguez RTW Spring 2014

The designer outdid himself with a stunner that highlighted his masterful plays on fabric and cut.

clock September 11, 2013WWD Staff

Financial

Caruso Takes Investor to Enter Chinese Market

Deal with an investment fund managed by Fosun Intl. will allow the Italian men’s wear firm to open flagship stores in key locations globally, including China.

clock September 11, 2013Luisa Zargani

Fashion Show Reviews

ICB RTW Spring 2014

“Fashionable, not fashion victim,” said creative director Prabal Gurung when describing the girl that inspired this cool and fun collection.

clock September 11, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

MM6 Maison Martin Margiela RTW Spring 2014

The design team at Maison Martin Margiela turned out a wearable — and, for this house, commercial — collection.

clock September 11, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Bibhu Mohapatra RTW Spring 2014

The designer used delicate pleating techniques to reflect graceful motion and large florals to inject the lineup with cheerful spring color.

clock September 11, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Michael Kors RTW Spring 2014

For spring, fashion’s most flagrant card-carrying optimist is feeling for romance.

clock September 11, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Douglas Hannant RTW Spring 2014

Inspired by a recent trip to the Canary Islands’ Gran Canaria, the designer looked to its landscapes, dunes, sea and sky for spring.

clock September 11, 2013WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Daniel Kearns to Serve as Façonnable Artistic Director

The Dublin-born designer recently joined the Nice, France-based fashion house from Yves Saint Laurent.

clock September 12, 2013Miles Socha

Fashion Show Reviews

Proenza Schouler RTW Spring 2014

A tranquil purity pervaded the runway as the designers channeled the chic subtlety that made their fall show so spectacular, in a very different direction.

clock September 11, 2013WWD Staff

Retail/Business

Suitsupply to Open on Madison Avenue

The company is also planning units for Houston, Denver, Seattle, Las Vegas and Scottsdale, Ariz., and a San Francisco store set for early 2014.

clock September 11, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Show Reviews

Rachel Zoe RTW Spring 2014

Rachel Zoe put her well-merchandised formula in jet-set safari mode for spring, turning out a commercial delight of outfits.

clock September 11, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Clover Canyon RTW Spring 2014

This season, Rozae Nichols rediscovered Southern California for her Clover Canyon collection.

clock September 11, 2013WWD Staff

Executive Changes

Amy Shecter Named President of Elie Tahari Collection

She will report to Elie Tahari, chairman, and Bob Galvin, chief executive officer.

clock September 11, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Designer and Luxury

Shang Xia Sets Up Shop in Paris

The Chinese luxury brand established by Hermès International has opened its first overseas boutique in a bid to bring its craftsmanship to a broader audience.

clock September 12, 2013Joelle Diderich

Designer and Luxury

Fung Capital Buys Kilgour, Creates Savile Row Portfolio

The private investment firm is in negotiations to acquire a third Savile Row tailor in the next six months.

clock September 11, 2013Samantha Conti

Fashion Show Reviews

Philosophy by Natalie Ratabesi RTW Spring 2014

Creative director Natalie Ratabesi continues to shape a new identity for the Philosophy woman with fresh fashion-savvy looks.

clock September 11, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

J. Mendel RTW Spring 2014

Serge Gainsbourg’s song “Cargo Culte” and the free-spirited muse behind it were the starting point for Gilles Mendel’s spring.

clock September 11, 2013WWD Staff

Financial

Promotions Push J. Crew Net Down

Profits fall 20.7 percent as second-quarter sales rise 6.4 percent.

clock September 11, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Front Row at Reed Krakoff

Allison Williams and Julianne Moore were front row at the designer’s spring show.

clock September 11, 2013Taylor Harris

Fashion Show Reviews

Milly RTW Spring 2014

Smith is, without question, the take-charge sort — and the collection she sent out was testament to being equal parts fierce and feminine.

clock September 11, 2013WWD Staff

Lifestyle

FIT Museum Looks at LGBTQ Fashion Impact

The museum is hoping its newest exhibition will make people better appreciate the contributions to fashion made by LGBTQ individuals over the past 300 years.

clock September 12, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Business

KKR, Sycamore Said Weighing Jones Bid

Second-round bids are expected at the end of the month.

clock September 11, 2013Vicki M. Young

Fashion Show Reviews

Reed Krakoff RTW Spring 2014

The designer sought “a direct approach to femininity, intersected with tenets of the brand.”

clock September 11, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Marchesa RTW Spring 2014

While some of the looks were curious the overall effect was one of ease and elegance.

clock September 11, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Betsey Johnson RTW Spring 2014

The clothes were a big dose of happiness with flared skirts, ladylike dresses and fitted cotton jumpsuits.

clock September 11, 2013WWD Staff

Retail Features

Nordstrom, Wal-Mart Tout Growth Strategies

At the Goldman Sachs Global Retail conference in New York, Nordstrom’s Blake Nordstrom said the retailer is targeting online sales of $6 billion by 2020.

clock September 12, 2013Evan Clark and Sharon Edelson

Digital

NowManifest Adds Three More Blogs

Jane Aldridge’s Sea of Shoes and Yvan Rodic’s Facehunter have launched on the blog network, and Susanna Lau’s Style Bubble is slated to launch later this fall.

clock September 12, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Memo Pad

Richard Johnson’s New Gig at the New York Post

According to sources, the longtime Page Six columnist is coming back to New York to helm a new column, this time under his own name.

clock September 12, 2013Erik Maza

Memo Pad

Tina Brown to Exit The Daily Beast

The Web site’s founder is leaving to start a new conference business called Tina Brown Live Media.

clock September 12, 2013Erik Maza

Fashion Show Reviews

Nanette Lepore RTW Spring 2014

Nanette Lepore’s colorful, playful aesthetic is well-suited to the warmer months, and the collection she presented was affirmation.

clock September 11, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Bridget Foley’s Diary: Ten Years of Costa’s Calvin

Francisco Costa discusses his start at Calvin Klein and his state of mind as he begins his second decade as the storied American brand’s creative director.

clock September 12, 2013Bridget Foley

Fashion Scoops

CFDA Sets Roster for Next ‘Americans in Paris’

The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund has lined up 10 designers, all former fund finalists, for its upcoming emerging designer showcase.

clock September 12, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

LACMA Taps Sting for Annual Art + Film Gala

Cochaired by Eva Chow and Leonardo DiCaprio, this year’s gala honors Martin Scorsese and David Hockney and is presented by Gucci.

clock September 12, 2013Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

Highs and Lows at New York Fashion Week

Fashion week would not be complete without a few mishaps, and somehow Suzy Menkes seems to wind up getting caught in the fray.

clock September 12, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg and Taylor Harris

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PVH Sets Enhanced CR Strategy, Commits to U.N. Sustainability Goals

clock 17hArthur Friedman

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