Ghesquière Era Dawns at Vuitton

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Nicolas Ghesquière is expected to bring a gust of experimental fashion — and that all-important buzz factor — to Louis Vuitton as the brand’s new artistic director of women’s collections.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

Armani to Design Residences in Philippines

The Armani Group has inked a partnership with real estate developer Century Properties.

clock November 4, 2013Luisa Zargani

Mergers and Acquisitions

Men’s Wearhouse Rejects Latest Jos. A. Bank Offer

After consultation with financial and legal advisers, the retailer said access to due diligence is not in shareholders’ interests.

clock November 4, 2013Arnold J. Karr and Jean E. Palmieri

Nicolas Ghesquière

Designer and Luxury

Louis Vuitton Confirms Nicolas Ghesquière Hire

Former Balenciaga designer is to succeed Marc Jacobs as artistic director.

clock November 4, 2013Miles Socha

Business Features

PVH Corp., G-III Close on Bass Deal

Sale, for $50 million in cash, adds 160 outlet stores to G-III’s retail footprint.

clock November 4, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Stacy Frati


Miami’s Sweet Pea Embraces Made in USA

The apparel firm has relocated into a 140,000-square-foot vertical operation with state-of-the-art, green technology and machinery made in Italy and Germany.

clock November 5, 2013Rebecca Kleinman


Hudson’s Bay Closes on Saks Deal

The $2.9 billion buyout builds Richard Baker a 320-door retail empire.

clock November 4, 2013Evan Clark

Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese, both in Gucci.


LACMA Honors David Hockney, Martin Scorsese

The third annual Art + Film Gala, chaired by Eva Chow and Leonardo DiCaprio and sponsored by Gucci, drew stars from both worlds on Saturday night.

clock November 4, 2013Marcy Medina

The scene at the American Friends of the Israel Museum gala.

Fashion Scoops

American Friends of the Israel Museum Holds Annual Gala

This year’s event raised over $2.2 million for the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

clock November 4, 2013WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Bangladesh Board Proposes 77% Wage Increase

Made up of representatives of the government, labor and the BGMEA, the board on Monday recommended the wage increase for textiles and apparel industry workers.

clock November 4, 2013Mayu Saini

Bags from the Falchi by Falchi collection.


Carlos Falchi Returns to Contemporary Arena

With new partner L & Leung, the designer is focusing exclusively on bags with leather and calf hair looks that mimic his main collection’s concepts.

clock November 5, 2013Roxanne Robinson

A piece from the Didier Dubot signature line.


Didier Dubot Launches Nicola Formichetti Capsule Collection

The collection draws inspiration from the poppy flower and Parisian women.

clock November 4, 2013Luisa Zargani

Marvin Klapper

Human Resources

Marvin Klapper, WWD Textile Editor, Dies at 91

Klapper was a fixture in the newsroom, a mentor to many young reporters, liked by all and affectionately called “The Great One” by some.

clock November 4, 2013Arthur Friedman

Lenny Kravitz


Fred Segal to Collaborate With Kravitz Design

The offering will feature at least 10 unisex items spanning fashion accessories, clothing, travel accessories and a limited-edition motorcycle.

clock November 5, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Dennis Basso

Designer and Luxury

Dennis Basso Reveals Madison Ave. Unit

The designer has upped the ante by relocating a few blocks north to a 10,500-square-foot space.

clock November 5, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

The Los Angeles unit marks Bloomingdale’s first department store opening in three years.


Bloomingdale’s Glendale Store Sets New Focus

The 115,000-square-foot unit in the Glendale Galleria in Los Angeles is the retailer’s first department store opening in three years.

clock November 5, 2013David Moin


‘Factory Floor’ Event Showcases Brooklyn Firms

The event is being organized by Pratt’s Made in NYC initiative with support from Manufacture New York and Save the Garment Center, among others.

clock November 5, 2013Arthur Friedman

Fashion Features

IMG Announces Fashion Week Changes

The firm on Monday informed designers of plans to outsource production of its Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week events in New York and Miami.

clock November 5, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Patrizio di Marco

Business Features

Gucci’s Patrizio di Marco Outlines Plans for North America

During an exclusive interview, the brand’s ceo outlined a strategy aimed at strengthening its U.S. presence with a goal of surpassing $1 billion in sales.

clock November 5, 2013Marc Karimzadeh


Fendi Links With Thierry Lasry for Eyewear

The capsule collection, which bows for spring 2015, will be produced by Safilo.

clock November 5, 2013Luisa Zargani

Sir Philip Green


Sir Philip Green and Topshop Team Tour Nordstrom

A little more than a year into the partnership, executives from both retailers visited a number of Topshop locations at Nordstrom stores.

clock November 5, 2013Rachel Brown

A screenshot of WSJ Shops.


The Wall Street Journal Launches WSJ Shops

The e-commerce site is now a permanent addition to its homepage and the broader Dow Jones family of publications.

clock November 5, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

L’Wren Scott and models in the ad for her Banana Republic line.


Holiday Campaign Touts Banana Republic L’Wren Scott Line

The designer and retailer have collaborated on a 50-piece collection that hits stores worldwide and online on Dec. 5.

clock November 5, 2013Lisa Lockwood


Macy’s Meets With Al Sharpton Over Racial Profiling Issue

The meeting follows one last Tuesday that Sharpton had with Barneys New York officials at the Harlem headquarters of National Action Network.

clock November 5, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

India’s Inaugural amfAR Gala Slated for Taj Mahal

The centerpiece of the Nov. 17 evening will be a gold-themed fashion show showcasing wares from top Indian designers.

clock November 5, 2013Taylor Harris

Cynthia Rowley Beauty

Fashion Scoops

Cynthia Rowley Launching Makeup Range With Birchbox

The line will launch with three products: a 12-hour liquid eyeliner, as well as two limited-edition items, an Eye Shadow Palette and a Gilded Canvas Bag.

clock November 5, 2013Belisa Silva

Fashion Scoops

Comings and Goings at Coach Inc.

The company has named Iana dos Reis Nunes vice president of public relations, a new role effective Dec. 2.

clock November 5, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Edizione Property in Talks to Rent Venice’s Palazzo Fontego dei Tedeschi

DFS Group, the luxury and duty-free retailer majority-owned by LVMH, could be in pole position to secure the lease for the 18th-century palazzo.

clock November 5, 2013Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Vivienne Westwood Taps British Heritage Brands for Collection

Luggage brand Globe Trotter; outerwear specialist Gloverall cashmere and knitwear label Johnstons of Elgin are among the brands to participate.

clock November 5, 2013Julia Neel

Linen shorts suit by Harlyn worn with Levi’s Made & Crafted’s silk top. Collina Strada clutch; Calleen Cordero shoes.

Fashion Trends

Spring 2014 Trend: The Suit Gets Cute

Dial down the serious power suit — way down. For spring, contemporary designers turned up the fun with playful shorts suits.

clock November 5, 2013Kim Friday


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