Retailers, Designers Feel Winter’s Wrath

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Winter Storm Pax brought the southeastern U.S. to a virtual standstill Wednesday — and threatened to disrupt today’s shows during the last day of New York Fashion Week.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Sophie Theallet RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Sophie Theallet RTW Fall 2014

The designer’s fall collection was a mix of sophisticated and sexy.

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Oscar de la Renta RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Oscar de la Renta RTW Fall 2014

The king of uptown polish subverted his own polite genre with somewhat aggressive allure.

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Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Narciso Rodriguez RTW Fall 2014

These clothes played up the idea of the empowered woman as the designer saw it in the noir movement.

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Prada RTW Spring 2014

Designer and Luxury

Prada Full-Year Revenues Gain 9%

The Italian firm cited strength in its own stores and gains in all markets.

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The Bluefly homepage.

Retail

Melissa Payner Rejoins Bluefly as CrunchFund Invests

The online retailer has a new investor, a new adviser and a new chief merchant who just happens to be the former chief executive officer.

clock February 13, 2014Arnold J. Karr and Rachel Brown

Designer and Luxury

DVF Appoints Michael Herz Artistic Director

In his new role, Herz will lead the promotion, direction and design of the Diane von Furstenberg brand.

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ICB RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

ICB RTW Fall 2014

For fall, Prabal Gurung was inspired by a vintage Game Boy he found in a Brooklyn store, which got him thinking about ideas of tradition and technology.

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Steven Alan RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Steven Alan RTW Fall 2014

The designer had two things in mind while designing his latest women’s collection: Andrew Wyeth’s paintings of windswept women, and his employees.

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Norma Kamali RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Norma Kamali RTW Fall 2014

“Genius is in the simplicity.” That’s what the designer had to say about her recent move toward minimal and sophisticated basics.

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Downtown Atlanta

Fashion Features

Retailers, Designers Feel Winter’s Wrath

Winter Storm Pax brought the southeastern U.S. to a virtual standstill Wednesday — and threatened to disrupt Thursday’s shows during New York Fashion Week.

clock February 12, 2014David Moin and Sharon Edelson and Lisa Lockwood and Arnold J. Karr and Lorelei Marfil

Bibhu Mohapatra RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Bibhu Mohapatra RTW Fall 2014

Tibet’s vast landscapes and unique craftsmanship served as drawing points for the designer.

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Looks from the Timothy Everest Woolmark collection.

Sportswear

Woolmark Taps Timothy Everest for Collection

Hemisphere, a capsule collection of eight contemporary men’s wear styles and three women’s pieces, will be showcased at Liberty Fair in Las Vegas.

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Douglas Hannant RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Douglas Hannant RTW Fall 2014

The designer found he had to “go backwards in order to move forward. We reclaimed the sportiness of our core: less embellishment and more fun.”

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Lyn Devon RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Lyn Devon RTW Fall 2014

“Jackie O meets Margot Tenenbaum” was the designer’s quick-hit sound bite for her fall collection.

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Michael Kors RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Michael Kors RTW Fall 2014

The designer’s fall collection played to women with panache and charm.

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Nanette Lepore RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Nanette Lepore RTW Fall 2014

The designer called this collection a “treasure chest of fun,” meant to celebrate the talented artisans of New York’s Garment District.

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Jared Leto

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Jeremy Scott

Oscar contender Jared Leto ducked into his friend’s show Wednesday and he has nothing but respect for the frenzied fashion scene.

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Philosophy by Natalie Ratabesi RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Philosophy by Natalie Ratabesi RTW Fall 2014

For spring, creative director Natalie Ratabesi explored a new look for the Philosophy brand, one that was cool and tomboyish with skateboard references.

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Diane Kruger, Reese Witherspoon and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Hugo Boss

Jason Wu’s debut at Hugo Boss drew a pair of Academy Award winners — Reese Witherspoon and Gwyneth Paltrow.

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Kaufmanfranco RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Kaufmanfranco RTW Fall 2014

For fall, Ken Kaufman and Isaac Franco said they looked to Kate Moss’ sensual style and gave it their own spin.

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Hugo Boss RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Hugo Boss RTW Fall 2014

Given the brand’s roots, tailoring was the obvious focus of Jason Wu’s first collection.

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Betsey Johnson RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Betsey Johnson RTW Fall 2014

Johnson loves a sexy chick and has long subscribed to the ethos of more, more, more, but when broken apart there were some retailable pieces here.

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Kalpona Akter and Reba Sikder

Retail

Brand Support for Bangladesh Accord Grows

A garment worker who survived the Rana Plaza building collapse is touring the U.S. with labor and worker’s rights groups.

clock February 12, 2014Kristi Ellis

Anna Kendrick

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Marchesa

Katie Holmes, Sarah Paulson, Anna Kendrick and Olivia Palermo sat front row at the fall show.

clock February 12, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Media

Horacio Silva Joins Departures

The Time Inc.-owned luxury magazine has nabbed the former New York Times T Magazine online director as its new fashion and style director.

clock February 12, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Reed Krakoff RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Reed Krakoff RTW Fall 2014

The lean silhouettes of the designer’s fall show mostly comprised sporty tops and midcalf-length skirts wrapped around the waist like a stylized sarong.

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Marchesa RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Marchesa RTW Fall 2014

Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig took an imaginative journey to the Scottish Highlands for their beautiful fall collection.

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Retail

Retailers Upbeat Heading to Vegas Market

An increased appetite for men’s fashion has spread throughout the country, making the progress in men’s wear a broad phenomenon.

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Gant Rugger’s cotton jacket and baby alpaca, wool and polyamide sweater; Junk Food Clothing’s cotton T-shirt, and Prps Goods & Co. cotton sweatpants.

Fashion Features

Men’s Wear Trend: Vegas Fever

Graphic elements in blanket coats and Fair Isle sweaters are some of the key trends that Vegas exhibitors will be showcasing at the trade shows next week.

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Michael Maccari

Designer and Luxury

Perry Ellis Names Michael Maccari Creative Director

He will oversee design direction for all product categories, including collection sportswear and licensed product.

clock February 13, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Scoops

War of Words Escalates Between Diego Della Valle and John Elkann

The two entrepreneurs made headlines on Wednesday with their latest spat.

clock February 12, 2014Luisa Zargani

A look from the Helmut Lang fall collection designed by Alexandre Plokhov.

Fashion Features

Helmut Lang Expanding Men’s Line

The line is reentering the men’s market with debuts this spring at Barneys New York in the U.S. and well-known retailers in Europe and Asia.

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SHADES OF CAMEL: Lacoste RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Features

Soft and Sporty: Men’s Trends From New York Fashion Week

A relaxed-yet-sophisticated feel was the overriding aesthetic of a strong men’s fashion week in New York.

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Fall looks from Polo Ralph Lauren.

Designer and Luxury

Ralph Lauren Unveils Polo for Women

The designer has never offered women’s under the Polo moniker, but that’s set to change.

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Anna Sui RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Anna Sui RTW Fall 2014

The designer largely stuck to one theme — chinoiserie meets Twenties Art Deco — with clothes that would look at home in both speakeasy and opium den.

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Retail

Gilt IPO Puts Eyes on Flash Model

As Gilt Groupe reportedly gears up for an initial public offering, the move stirs yet more questions over the long-term viability of the flash-sale model.

clock February 13, 2014Rachel Strugatz

A look from Miuniku.

Designer and Luxury

Delphine Arnault Unveils LVMH Prize Finalists

There are 30 semifinalists for the inaugural LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize, including a host of buzzy designers that are to show in London starting Friday.

clock February 13, 2014Miles Socha

Peter Dinklage on the cover of Esquire’s spring style issue wearing Armani.

Media

Esquire Taps Peter Dinklage for March Cover

The actor was approached last December by editor in chief David Granger and his team, all of whom are self-professed fans.

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