VF Corp. Eyes Deals In Outdoor Sector

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VF Corp. is on the prowl again. Eric Wiseman told WWD that VF is interested in expanding its outdoor and active sportswear business to the midtier market and could turn to an acquisition to make it happen.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Financial

Jos. A. Bank to Buy Eddie Bauer

The purchase price consists of a combination of $564 million in cash and approximately 4.7 million new shares of common stock of Jos. A. Bank.

clock February 17, 2014Vicki M. Young and Jean E. Palmieri

A hand-colored sketch of a Chanel look by Karl Lagerfeld.

Other

Karl Lagerfeld Exhibit Bows in Essen

“Karl Lagerfeld: Parallel Contrasts,” which opened Friday, features more than 400 items in 15,000 square feet of exhibition space.

clock February 15, 2014Melissa Drier

JW Anderson RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

JW Anderson RTW Fall 2014

Rising fashion star Jonathan Anderson moved his conceptual minimalism in a more earthy direction for fall.

clock February 15, 2014WWD Staff

Hunter Original RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Hunter RTW Fall 2014

Hunter Original’s debut as a full-fledged fashion label came with a transporting set.

clock February 15, 2014WWD Staff

Horst Rechelbacher

Human Resources

Horst Rechelbacher Dies at 72

The sustainability-minded founder of Aveda and Intelligent Nutrients died Saturday at his home after battling pancreatic cancer.

clock February 16, 2014Julie Naughton and Pete Born and Belisa Silva

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi RTW Fall 2014

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi took romantic silhouettes and Darth Vader prints, and wove that unlikely combination into a standout collection.

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Marios Schwab RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Marios Schwab RTW Fall 2014

They were short and vaguely A-line, kitten heels and blunt haircuts telegraphing a Sixties London vibe at Marios Schwab’s pert fall show.

clock February 16, 2014WWD Staff

Topshop Unique RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Topshop Unique RTW Fall 2014

This retail behemoth, synonymous with Oxford Street, copped a Bond Street allure for fall.

clock February 16, 2014WWD Staff

Christopher Kane RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Scoops

Christopher Kane Unveils Leather Goods Range

Christopher Kane unveiled his first full collection of leather goods on Monday at his fall/winter runway show in London.

clock February 18, 2014Samantha Conti

Paul Smith RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Paul Smith RTW Fall 2014

The designer sent out printed silk jackets and languid trousers that resembled pajamas, or dressing gowns and three-quarter length dresses.

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Mary Katrantzou RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Mary Katrantzou RTW Fall 2014

The designer showed an intriguing collection that was more approachable and luxurious than ever.

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Matthew Williamson RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Matthew Williamson RTW Fall 2014

Matthew Williamson’s first collection with Danielle Scutt looked at the brand’s bohemian, jet-set aesthetic in a new light.

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Jonathan Saunders RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Jonathan Saunders RTW Fall 2014

The designer created a naive, offbeat mood with this collection, which read more conceptual than commercial.

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Christopher Kane RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Christopher Kane RTW Fall 2014

The designer unleashed a blizzard of ideas that climaxed with mesmerizing cocktail dresses decorated with sheets of chain-stitched organza.

clock February 17, 2014WWD Staff

Roksanda Ilincic RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Roksanda Ilincic RTW Fall 2014

Roksanda Ilincic’s polished collection with an arte povera feel was filled with patchworks, humble materials, and a jumble of contrasting colors.

clock February 17, 2014WWD Staff

Erdem RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Erdem RTW Fall 2014

The designer gave rich baroque fabrics and embellishments — guipure lace, velvet, Chinoiserie satin — a youthful jolt by working them on sweet silhouettes.

clock February 17, 2014WWD Staff

Burberry Prorsum RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Burberry Prorsum RTW Fall 2014

A breeze from Bloomsbury blew through Burberry Prorsum, leaving in its wake hand-painted flower motifs, floaty fabrics and blanket shawls.

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Naomie Harris, Tinie Tempah and Harry Styles

Fashion Scoops

Paloma Faith Sings for Burberry

Harry Styles, Tinie Tempah and Naomie Harris were among front-row guests.

clock February 17, 2014Stephanie Hirschmiller

Peter Pilotto RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Peter Pilotto RTW Fall 2014

Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos are known for their saturated colors and prints and the duo didn’t stint on either fronts for fall.

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Suki Waterhouse and Bradley Cooper

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Tom Ford

Bradley Cooper, James Corden and Suki Waterhouse attended the show.

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Fizz Las Vegas

Lifestyle

Las Vegas Scene: Evening Stars

Four of the newest hot spots for sampling after sundown.

clock February 18, 2014Rebecca Dancer

Ella Moss

Ready To Wear

Makers Pin Hopes on Vintage, Retro Styles

Looking back could be the best way for apparel brands and retailers to move forward.

clock February 18, 2014Rachel Brown and Khanh T.L. Tran

Giles RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Giles RTW Fall 2014

Giles Deacon’s show was a slick, thought-provoking effort.

clock February 17, 2014WWD Staff

WWDMAGIC: Coffeeshop's polyester fleece and fake leather coat and BB Dakota's polyester dress. Nila Anthony backpack; Leg Avenue hosiery.

Ready To Wear

Women’s Wear Highlights in Las Vegas

Eight distinct trade shows feature women’s wear this season. Here’s a highlight from each.

clock February 18, 2014Kim Friday

Perfecto Brand by Schott NYC's wool jacket (Liberty), Life After Denim's wool peacoat (The Tents @ Project), Junk Food Clothing's cotton T-shirt (Project) and Levi's cotton pants (Project).

Textiles

Outerwear in the Spotlight in Las Vegas

The category continues to dominate the market with moto jackets, down parkas and technical coats.

clock February 18, 2014Luis Campuzano

Au Jour Le Jour

Designer and Luxury

Milan Preview: Ones to Watch

Houses on the move include Au Jour Le Jour, NewYorkIndustrie, Arthur Arbesser and Malo.

clock February 18, 2014Alessandra Turra

Michael van der Ham RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Michael van der Ham RTW Fall 2014

Intro, the irreverent Sixties fashion magazine, and the 1995 film “Party Girl” were the starting points for the designer’s upbeat collection.

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The banner welcoming visitors to Milan fashion week.

Business Features

Uptick in Consumer Spending Sparks Hope in Milan

Despite ongoing political power struggles, the first signs of a pickup in domestic sales are finally bringing some respite to the fashion industry.

clock February 18, 2014Luisa Zargani

Tom Ford RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Tom Ford RTW Fall 2014

The designer’s fall effort was light years away from the maximalist memory of last year’s London runway debut.

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Business Features

Deal Seen for Jones’ Rachel Roy

Talks with Bluestar Alliance, which were ongoing before The Jones Group inked its deal with Sycamore Partners, are said to be nearing completion.

clock February 18, 2014Vicki M. Young

A look from Sam Edelman's apparel collection.

Sportswear

Sam Edelman to Launch Apparel

The brand’s new sportswear collection, licensed to Kellwood Co., is aimed at the 23- to 30-year-old woman who works in a creative industry.

clock February 18, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Alexander Wang RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Features

Buyers Tout Bold Colors, Textures on New York Runways

Retailers chime in on the good and bad of a New York Fashion Week that saw them deal with a lot of snow and slush.

clock February 18, 2014Sharon Edelson and Joelle Diderich and Lorelei Marfil

The “Drone Cam" from Fendi's collaboration with Google.

Designer and Luxury

Fendi Partnering With Google to Livestream Runway Show

The luxury brand is planning to broadcast its fall show live with cameras installed on drones flying over the runway.

clock February 18, 2014Luisa Zargani

Looks from gx by Gwen Stefani

Footwear

Gwen Stefani, ShoeDazzle Team for Accessories

The collection is launching Feb. 26 on the e-tailer’s site with seven handbags and 24 footwear styles.

clock February 18, 2014Rachel Brown

Valerie Hermann and Reed Krakoff

Designer and Luxury

Valerie Hermann Resigns From Reed Krakoff Post

The board has named Reed Krakoff as ceo of the company, in addition to his role as creative director.

clock February 18, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Media

Michael Kors Tops on Instagram Among NYFW Designers

The brand ranked the third highest in terms of followers gained during the seven-day period that ended Friday, after Nike and Forever 21.

clock February 18, 2014Rachel Strugatz

Miranda Kerr’s #mycalvins post.

Media

Calvin Klein Launches #mycalvins

Calvin Klein’s latest campaign is a nod to its underwear with the classic “Calvin Klein” logo.

clock February 18, 2014Rachel Strugatz

The cover of Bloomberg Pursuits' spring issue.

Media

Bloomberg Pursuits Making Lifestyle Push

The spring issue features a fashion spread shot in the United Nations, following the final stages of the building’s $2.1 billion renovation.

clock February 18, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Prada's women’s boutique for “The Iconoclasts” project will reproduce a Twenties club.

Fashion Scoops

Prada Bringing Back ‘The Iconoclasts’

The luxury brand has teamed with W’s fashion and style director Edward Enninful, who will transform the look of Prada’s Milan boutiques.

clock February 18, 2014Alessandra Turra

Financial

VF Corp. Eyes Deals in Outdoor Sector

The company is interested in expanding its outdoor and active sportswear business to the midtier market and could turn to an acquisition to make it happen.

clock February 18, 2014Arnold J. Karr

On him: Denim & Leathers by Andrew Marc's jacket; French Connection shirt, Junk Food Clothing T-shirt, and Levi's jeans; Dr. Marten boots. On her: Cheap Monday coat, Stüssy Women's sweater and BCBGeneration skirt. Skullcandy headphones; Dr. Martens boots.

Fashion Trends

Las Vegas Trend: Indie Spirit

From shaggy coats and artfully beat-up flannels to covetable combat boots, elements of grunge are all over the show floors.

clock February 18, 2014Kim Friday and Luis Campuzano

April77

Sportswear

Ones to Watch in Las Vegas

Six brands to look for at the trade shows.

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Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Nick Kamen in Munich in 1987.

Eye

Industry Pays Tribute to Model Nick Kamen

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Social Studies

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