Fifth & Pacific Sells Lucky for $225M

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Fifth & Pacific Cos. Inc.’s sale of Lucky Brand Jeans to an affiliate of Leonard Green & Partners for $225 million leaves it as a monobrand firm focused just on Kate Spade.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Pringle of Scotland Pre-Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Pringle of Scotland Pre-Fall 2014

Massimo Nicosia delivered a collection featuring lots of graphic elements and surface interest.

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Rachel Comey Pre-Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Rachel Comey Pre-Fall 2014

Masculine met girly at Rachel Comey for pre-fall.

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A.L.C. Pre-Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

A.L.C. Pre-Fall 2014

The collection featured lots of silk pieces cut slouchy on top with fold-over waists or pleats on the bottom, as well as knits in both oversize and body-con.

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William L. McComb

Denim

Fifth & Pacific Sells Lucky Brand for $225M

The latest deal leaves the company as a monobrand firm focused just on Kate Spade.

clock December 10, 2013Evan Clark and Vicki M. Young and Arnold J. Karr

David Cheesewright

Human Resources

Wal-Mart Names David Cheesewright

Executive to head Wal-Mart International, the second largest operating segment within the company.

clock December 10, 2013Sharon Edelson

Badgley Mischka Pre-Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Badgley Mischka Pre-Fall 2014

Their “belated honeymoon” in Rome guided Mark Badgley and James Mischka for pre-fall.

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Government and Trade

TPP Talks Pushed Into Next Year

Negotiators say progress was made, but final deal elusive.

clock December 10, 2013Kristi Ellis

Rolf Snoeren and Viktor Horsting

Designer and Luxury

Viktor & Rolf’s Felted Paris Flagship

“Ghost architecture” is the term Rolf Snoeren used to describe the striking 5,400-square-foot store at 370 Rue Saint-Honoré.

clock December 10, 2013Miles Socha

Media

Facebook Ranks as Top Platform in Social Media Survey

Some 10,337 people who are active in social media were surveyed.

clock December 10, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Narciso Rodriguez Pre-Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Narciso Rodriguez Pre-Fall 2014

The T-shirt, the cornerstone of casualwear, inspired Rodriguez’s pre-fall collection.

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Nicole Miller Pre-Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Nicole Miller Pre-Fall 2014

After spring’s romp through Versailles, the designer was feeling a little bohemian for pre-fall.

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Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2014

The 40-look lineup was unified by the designer’s unwavering stance that “the most important thing is to make a woman look great.”

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ICB Pre-Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

ICB Pre-Fall 2014

Prabal Gurung continued to refine the codes he set with youthful clothes that are sporty and sexy, yet never overpoweringly so.

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Monique Lhuillier Pre-Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Monique Lhuillier Pre-Fall 2014

“Easy.” That was the word the designer used to describe her jewel-toned collection.

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Diesel Black Gold Pre-Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Diesel Black Gold Pre-Fall 2014

Uniforms and military garb was the starting point for creative director Andreas Melbostad.

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A dress from Maiyet's capsule collection for Net-a-porter.

Designer and Luxury

Maiyet Designs Collection for Net-a-porter

The collection uses a batik print handmade in Indonesia, and was inspired by a Tibetan monastery material.

clock December 10, 2013Ellen Sheng

Kate Spade Pre-Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Kate Spade Pre-Fall 2014

The adventurous Kate Spade gal traveled to South America for the latest collection.

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Jenni Kayne Pre-Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Jenni Kayne Pre-Fall 2014

Summer camp, utilitarian and a dash of Forties glamour — the designer refined this mix of references into a delightful pre-fall collection.

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Elie Tahari Pre-Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Elie Tahari Pre-Fall 2014

The designer cited the graphic, linear work of French artist Pierre Soulages and the spirit of activewear as key influences for his collection.

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Cut25 by Yigal Azrouel Pre-Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Cut25 by Yigal Azrouel Pre-Fall 2014

Thoughtful details in the pre-fall lineup included a cropped leather moto jacket with zip-off sleeves and a jacquard sheath dress.

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A partygoer at Aby Rosen's annual dinner party during Art Basel Miami Beach.

Street Style

They Are Wearing: Art Basel Miami Beach

Visitors from all over the world observed, as is customary, the official local dress code: short lengths, too much skin and lots of shimmer.

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Emanuel Chirico

Denim

PVH Corp. Says Q4 Sales ‘On Plan’

North American comps up for Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein and down for Heritage unit.

clock December 10, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Economists feel Macy's connects well with shoppers.

Financial

U.S. Economy Could Boost Business

Economists and retail analysts expect moderate growth in consumer spending and retail sales heading into the first half of 2014.

clock December 11, 2013Kristi Ellis

BJI Fashion Group produces such shows as Fame, Moda and AccessoriesTheShow.

Markets

New York Shows Getting Connected

Digital aspects enhance the trade show experience for exhibitors and buyers.

clock December 11, 2013Marc Karimzadeh and Arthur Friedman

The scene at WWDMAGIC.

Markets

Las Vegas Venues Focus on Details

Organizers are refining merchandising, digital tools, footprints and locales as they get ready for a February bonanza.

clock December 11, 2013Rachel Brown and Rebecca Dancer

Launched in June, Brand Assembly plans to organize four L.A. shows a year that highlight women’s contemporary brands and young designers.

Markets

L.A. Vendors Thinking Local

Show organizers are updating their strategies as new competitors are surfacing.

clock December 11, 2013Khanh T.L. Tran

Byron Lars looks on the runway in Dallas.

Markets

U.S. Regional Marts March On

Dallas, Atlanta and Chicago hope to maintain momentum in the hot contemporary market while adding exhibitors for new areas.

clock December 11, 2013Holly Haber

Outside of the Javits Center.

Markets

Domestic Trade Show Calendar

Buyers will be heading out to a plethora of trade shows and markets across the U.S. in the first half of the year.

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Financial

Moody’s Eyeing Sears Lands’ End Plan

The debt watchdog took no immediate action, but said Tuesday the divestiture proposed last week could have “negative credit implications” for Sears.

clock December 11, 2013Evan Clark

Marni Men's RTW Spring 2014

Designer and Luxury

Marni Plans Men’s Wear Push

The Italian brand has inked a partnership with Tomorrow London Ltd., which will distribute its men’s collections globally, starting with the fall 2014 season.

clock December 11, 2013Luisa Zargani

Jeffrey Kalinsky

Human Resources

Jeffrey Kalinsky Shifting Role at Nordstrom

The retailer’s executive vice president of designer merchandising is planning to take a step back to focus part of his time on outside projects.

clock December 11, 2013Sharon Edelson

Jennifer Fisher Jewelry's Web site.

Retail

Jennifer Fisher Relaunches Site

The designer’s new online home will carry the fine jewelry she started designing in the 2005 as well as her contemporary brass line that launched in 2011.

clock December 11, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Textiles

Higg Index Gets Updated

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s index is a sustainability measurement tool for the industry’s supply chain.

clock December 11, 2013Arthur Friedman

Business Features

Timeline: The Arc of Liz Claiborne

At the company’s height in 2006, it posted annual volume of $4.99 billion and a portfolio of 40 brands.

clock December 11, 2013Evan Clark and Vicki M. Young

Media

Dawn Ostroff Talks Condé Nast’s Digital Strategy

The Condé Nast Entertainment president braved the New York snow Tuesday morning to speak at The Paley Center for Media.

clock December 11, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Oscar de la Renta, John Galliano Still in Talks

De la Renta said Tuesday they e-mail each other weekly, and he noted that Galliano is accustomed to a very different job.

clock December 11, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

NYC Retailers Catch Super Bowl Fever

Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue are among the retailers planning promotions or events in advance of the Feb. 2 game.

clock December 11, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Julian Zigerli

Fashion Scoops

Julian Zigerli to Show at Armani Theater

The up-and-coming designer will unveil his fall men’s collection on Jan. 11 during Milan Men’s Fashion Week.

clock December 11, 2013Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Footwear Firm Charles David of California Sold

The brand has been acquired by New York Transit Inc. for an undisclosed amount, according to The Sage Group, Charles David’s financial adviser.

clock December 11, 2013Vicki M. Young

A Fendi furry bag charm.

Fashion Scoops

Fendi Bag Bugs Inspire Furry Mania

The brand will hold simultaneous events in Milan, Paris and Rome to celebrate the best-selling furry bag charms.

clock December 11, 2013Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Porter Grey Shutters

The contemporary line designed by Alexandra and Kristen O’Neill is closing down after the current fall collection.

clock December 11, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

L.A. Boutique Confederacy Closes

Started in October 2008, the 5,000-square-foot store pushed the fashion envelope in the Silverlake neighborhood.

clock December 11, 2013Rachel Brown

Fashion Scoops

Katz’s Deli, The Hundreds Team Up on Capsule

A limited-edition collection from the Los Angeles street brand will be sold at a seasonal pop-up shop next door to the eatery starting next week.

clock December 11, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Mulberry Pre-Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Mulberry Pre-Fall 2014

The collection took cues from Charlotte Rampling’s boy-meets-girl style and the minimalist mood of the Nineties.

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Erdem Pre-Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Erdem Pre-Fall 2014

Erdem Moralioglu took unexpected fabrics and melded them together in silhouettes that ran from prim to glamorous.

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