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Overview

Thirty — recognized universally as a milestone birthday. It certainly is for Donna Karan, whose show tonight marks her brand’s 30th anniversary, an anniversary she never intended to have. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Financial

Hugo Boss Posts Sales, Profit Gains

Supported by a solid fourth quarter, the company closed 2013 with a 7 percent increase in operating profit and 6 percent increase in currency-adjusted sales.

clock February 9, 2014Melissa Drier

Parties

Vince Celebrates IPO at the Boom Boom Room

Alyssa Milano, Mariska Hargitay, Daisy Fuentes, DJ Chelsea Leyland and a slew of retail executives turned out at the Standard Hotel on Thursday night.

clock February 7, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Parties

Berluti Toasts New Madison Avenue Flagship

Well-wishers came to check out its signature “Grand Mesure” salon and to greet Antoine Arnault, chief executive officer.

clock February 9, 2014Erik Maza

Fashion Show Reviews

Helmut Lang RTW Fall 2014

Rough Terrain was the title of Michael and Nicole Colovos’ fall collection.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Suno RTW Fall 2014

Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis have a knack for effortlessly working contrasting elements to chic appeal.

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Jackie Fraser-Swan’s Family Affair

The designer took her four young daughters out for a quick lap around the runway.

clock February 8, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Show Reviews

Jill Stuart RTW Fall 2014

Playing with volumes, the designer paired well-cut, ample wool overcoats over girly devoré velvet mini frocks and long, clean-lined knit dresses.

clock February 8, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Adam Lippes RTW Fall 2014

Wearable and beautiful do not always go hand in hand but they worked together splendidly in the designers’ fall collection.

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Fashion

N. Hoolywood Men’s RTW Fall 2014

Taking a breather from his usual thematic lineup, Daisuke Obana focused on elegant men’s wear classics for fall.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Rebecca Taylor RTW Fall 2014

The work of Parisian street artist Philippe Baudelocque informed much of the designer’s latest collection in both obvious and subtle ways.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Baja East RTW Fall 2014

Last season Scott Studenberg and John Targon set off to create a “loose luxury” collection that’s meant to blur the lines between men and women.

clock February 8, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Lacoste RTW Fall 2014

A visit to Chantaco, the golf course built in the late Twenties in France’s Basque region, was the starting point for Felipe Oliveira Baptista’s collection.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Prabal Gurung RTW Fall 2014

The designer displayed a deeper level of comfort and confidence with these clothes than he has in the past. The collection was one of his best.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Hervé Léger by Max Azria RTW Fall 2014

With each and every season, Max and Lubov Azria manage to find new ways to work their bandage dress.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Altuzarra RTW Fall 2014

A soigné elegance anchored the designer’s fall collection that incorporated artful flourishes inspired by a trip to Art Basel.

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Fashion

Robert Geller Men’s RTW Fall 2014

The boxy suits that David Bowie wore in his first movie, “The Man Who Fell To Earth,” served as Geller’s main reference for his strong-shouldered silhouettes.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Tibi RTW Fall 2014

Amy Smilovic’s fall collection began with thoughts about the Amish and pastoral lifestyles.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Monique Lhuillier RTW Fall 2014

This collection was bold and romantic, some of it with a dark edge.

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Front Row at Alexander Wang

Karen Elson and Zoe Kravitz sat front row at the designer’s fall show.

clock February 9, 2014Taylor Harris and Erik Maza

Fashion Show Reviews

Alexander Wang RTW Fall 2014

Wang showed an impressive collection, one technically advanced with a powerful point of view.

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Front Row at Moncler Grenoble

Among those at the show were Jessica Hart, Waris Ahluwahlia, Olivia Palermo, Kate Foley, Zani Gugelmann and Nicole Mellon.

clock February 9, 2014Erik Maza

Front Row at Monique Lhuillier

Anna Kendrick, Cat Deely, Jamie Chung, Emmy Rossum, Louise Roe and Julie Henderson ducked backstage after the show.

clock February 9, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Prabal Gurung Hosts After Party at Up & Down

There didn’t seem to be any party crashers in the crowd, which included Atlanta de Cadenet, Ireland Baldwin and Gigi Hadid.

clock February 9, 2014Erik Maza

People

Erin Wasson’s Impressions at The Elder Statesman

The fashion party MVP, in a casual oversize red sweater, was at a presentation at the Hotel Particulier in Lower Manhattan for the Los Angeles label.

clock February 9, 2014Erik Maza

Legal

Tazreen Owners Jailed 14 Months After Deadly Fire

The owner of Tazreen Fashions Ltd. and his wife surrendered to the court in Dhaka on Sunday.

clock February 9, 2014Mayu Saini

Fashion Show Reviews

Moncler Grenoble RTW Fall 2014

The collection had a sleek retro feel rather than the bulk of more ordinary ski and climbing looks.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Victoria Beckham RTW Fall 2014

The designer continued to flirt with a boyish charm this season, and delightfully so.

clock February 9, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Lela Rose RTW Fall 2014

For fall she was inspired by the legendary El Bulli restaurant in Spain, specifically how its chefs present the dishes.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Yigal Azrouël RTW Fall 2014

In a palette of black and rich wintery hues, the designer’s precise tailoring was evident, as were his thoughtfully considered details.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Public School RTW Fall 2014

Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne rode their momentum into the women’s arena for the first time this season.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Delpozo RTW Fall 2014

Josep Font’s fall lineup touched different notes, from feminine and ethereal to severe and powerful.

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Front Row at DKNY

It was a mad crush of photographers as Rita Ora was escorted to her front row seat.

clock February 9, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Front Row at Thakoon

Caitlin Fitzgerald, Taylor Schilling and Nora Zehetner sat front row at the fall show.

clock February 9, 2014Taylor Harris

Fashion Show Reviews

DKNY RTW Fall 2014

For fall, Karan and her design team decided to celebrate New York’s diversity, making that point clear with the show’s production.

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Fashion

Hood By Air Men’s RTW Fall 2014

In an androgynous collection, Shayne Oliver sent out a cast of real people on his fall runway.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Thakoon RTW Fall 2014

The undercurrent of arty eclecticism that consistently courses through the designer’s collections took a quirky turn for fall.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Tracy Reese RTW Fall 2014

While there were a few head-scratchers, all in all, Reese’s girls will be dressed to impress come fall.

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Intimates and Activewear

Innovation, New Ideas Headline Curve Fairs

Innerwear executives are feeling bullish about this month’s upcoming trade shows.

clock February 10, 2014Karyn Monget

Memo Pad

Layoffs Hit Sports Illustrated, Fortune at Time Inc.

A slate of layoffs last week included writers and art department editors.

clock February 10, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Memo Pad

Torrid Signs Georgina Burke to One-Year Contract

The 23-year-old Australian plus-size model will make her debut in images within the retailer’s swimsuit catalogue, in its store windows and on its Web site.

clock February 10, 2014Rachel Brown

Memo Pad

Kelly Cutrone Talk Show Slated to Debut on CW Seed

“The Kelly Cutrone Project,” a new show on the CW’s digital-only network, will go live later this year.

clock February 10, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Business Features

Incidents Put Mall Security Into Spotlight

A decade ago, those concerned with mall center security worried about terrorism. Today, the threat has shifted to random shooters.

clock February 10, 2014Sharon Edelson

Designer and Luxury

Rosetta Getty Launches Collection

She partnered with brand management and investment firm The Dock, which, last year, invested in Creatures of the Wind.

clock February 10, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Front Row at Diane von Furstenberg

Tommy Hilfiger, Fran Lebowitz, AnnaSophia Robb, Nicky and Paris Hilton, and even a United Nations U.S Ambassador, Samantha Power, turned out.

clock February 9, 2014Erik Maza

Fashion Show Reviews

Band of Outsiders RTW Fall 2014

For his fall women’s lineup, Lee Miller, Man Ray and Schiaparelli topped Scott Sternberg’s list and the results were delightful.

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Fashion Show Reviews

Derek Lam RTW Fall 2014

A striking sense of color fueled the designers’ fall runway.

clock February 9, 2014WWD Staff

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Vestiaire Collective in Expansion Mode

The Paris-based luxury resale site has already launched in the United Kingdom and Germany, with the U.S. to follow later this month and Italy in June.

clock February 10, 2014Joelle Diderich

Footwear

Manolo Blahnik Fall 2014

The designer’s first New York Fashion Week presentation featured not only his fall collection but a quartet of short films directed by Michael Roberts.

clock February 10, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Diane von Furstenberg RTW Fall 2014

The designer celebrated her milestone on the runway with several bold statements.

clock February 9, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Kristen Sosa Promoted at Saks Off 5th

She has been named senior vice president and general merchandise manager, the off-pricer’s new top merchant.

clock February 10, 2014David Moin

Fashion Features

Bridget Foley’s Diary: Fashion’s Yogi Bares It

Donna Karan sits down for a Q&A in advance of her show on Monday night, which marks her brand’s 30th anniversary.

clock February 10, 2014Bridget Foley

Designer and Luxury

30 Years of Fashion From Donna Karan

Here, some highlights from the designer's career.

clock February 9, 2014WWD Staff

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