Ralph Taps Hermann to Head Luxe Division

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Ralph Lauren is aggressively looking to accelerate growth in the luxury segment of his $7 billion empire.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley.

Designer and Luxury

Delaware Museum Sets ‘Costumes of Downton Abbey’ Exhibit

Winterthur has planned an interesting new show using clothes and accessories that have appeared on the program, chosen from the British firm Cosprop.

clock February 13, 2014Lorna Koski

Fashion Scoops

Chanel Partners With Hyères Festival

The company will also become the principal sponsor of a permanent exhibition there about art patrons Charles and Marie-Laure de Noailles.

clock February 14, 2014Miles Socha

Gillian Anderson and William Banks-Blaney

Parties

Vintage Shines at London Dinner

Lady Amanda Harlech and William Banks-Blaney hosted the event to mark a new partnership between William Vintage and American Express.

clock February 15, 2014Naomi Attwood

Angel Haze

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at JW Anderson

Angel Haze took a break touring with Bastille to attend the show.

clock February 15, 2014Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Weather Scuttles Editor Arrivals in London

Anna Wintour, Alex Shulman among those diverted to Newcastle.

clock February 16, 2014Samantha Conti

Joseph RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Joseph RTW Fall 2014

The London retailer marked the 25th anniversary of its shop at 77 Fulham Road with its first runway show.

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Belstaff RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Belstaff RTW Fall 2014

Snow storms? Whipping wind? Horizontal rain? Martin Cooper has got youcovered.

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Richard Nicoll RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Richard Nicoll RTW Fall 2014

Richard Nicoll created a confident collection that showed him hitting a wearable, saleable stride.

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Pringle of Scotland RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Pringle of Scotland RTW Fall 2014

Massimo Nicosia, Pringle’s head of design, created a collection full of tricks using 3-D printing techniques and trompe l’oeil effects.

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Vivienne Westwood Red Label RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Vivienne Westwood Red Label RTW Fall 2014

Westwood focused on dressing a “posh, privileged, looked-after, very English woman,” as she put it.

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Toga RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Toga RTW Fall 2014

Spaghetti Westerns inspired Yasuko Furuta’s collection for the brand, making its London debut.

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Financial

Brands Boost Prices to Battle Weak Yen

Japan’s economic growth appears to be losing momentum as a consumption tax hike looms and a weak yen ushers in price increases.

clock February 19, 2014Amanda Kaiser and Kelly Wetherille

Lily James, Allen Leech and Holliday Grainger

Parties

‘Downton Abbey’ Stars Attend Mulberry Dinner

The event at Claridge’s was co-hosted Cara Delevingne and Ronnie Cooke Newhouse.

clock February 17, 2014Samantha Conti and Stephanie Hirshmiller

David Koma RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

David Koma RTW Fall 2014

The designer piles a hard-edged, body-conscious brand of chic.

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Thomas Tait RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Thomas Tait RTW Fall 2014

The designer’s arresting fall outing hewed closer to performance art than fashion show.

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Cara Delevingne, Katie Grand and Georgia May Jagger

Parties

Love Fetes Collector’s Issue in London

Cara Delevingne, Edie Campbell and Lily McMenamy were among the guests.

clock February 18, 2014Stephanie Hirschmiller

Marques’ Almeida RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Marques’ Almeida RTW Fall 2014

Design duo Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida are known for their work on denim, now veering towards a more minimalist take on bohemian outings of yore.

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Mother of Pearl RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Mother of Pearl RTW Fall 2014

Mother of Pearl creative director Amy Powney looked to Pre-Raphaelites and the William Morris florals for her collection.

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Huishan Zhang RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Huishan Zhang RTW Fall 2014

Zhang found inspiration in Roy Lichtenstein’s images of Chinese landscapes.

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Osman RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Osman RTW Fall 2014

Bohemians of various stripes have made a comeback on London runways, and Osman Yousefzada was just one of the city’s designers who was captivated.

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Simone Rocha RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Simone Rocha RTW Fall 2014

The designer tapped into a rugged, yet regal, vein with her beautiful fall collection.

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Tracy Gardner

Financial

Delia’s Sees Q4 Sales Slide, Loss Grow

The omnichannel teen retailer will offer stock and notes to raise $44.1 million.

clock February 18, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Mergers and Acquisitions

Eminence Capital Speaks Out Against Eddie Bauer Deal

A letter sent to the Jos. A. Bank board indicates that the hedge fund intends to fight Bank’s acquisition.

clock February 18, 2014Vicki M. Young

Meadham Kirchhoff RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Meadham Kirchhoff RTW Fall 2014

This season Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchhoff returned to their recurring muse: a little girl who discovers an attic full of raggedy vintage clothes.

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Barbara Casasola RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Barbara Casasola RTW Fall 2014

The designer showed a chic collection that confidently built on the tailoring she introduced as Pitti Immagine W’s guest women’s wear designer in January.

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The new Vince website.

Retail

Vince Relaunches Its Web Site

The brand’s new site allows customers to explore the Vince world through a new Neighborhoods concept.

clock February 18, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Glen Senk

Human Resources

Glen Senk Exits David Yurman

Disclosing the news Tuesday with his wife and cofounder Sybil Yurman, David Yurman said that he will again assume the ceo role.

clock February 18, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Retail

E-tailer Level Group Inks Deal With LN-CC

A new entity called LN-CC AC Ltd. will take over all assets and employees of LN-CC to invest in the retail concept’s geographic development and brand portfolio.

clock February 18, 2014Luisa Zargani

Mia & Moss is appealing to price-conscious shoppers with $99 jeans.

Denim

Coterie’s Denim Connection

The show is cementing its place as the preferred venue for unveiling new lines in fashion denim.

clock February 19, 2014Khanh T.L. Tran

A Fall 2014 look from Lavaland.

Markets

Brands Adding Value and Variety at Coterie

Planning for healthier times seems to be the mantra for many vendors as they head into the show with renewed enthusiasm for business growth.

clock February 19, 2014Marc Karimzadeh and Khanh T.L. Tran

Yoana Baraschi polyester top and pants set; French Connection clutch; Janis by Janis Savitt cuff; Trina Turk sandals

Sportswear

Coterie Trend: Go East

There’s something decadent about the exotic prints and accents of the Far East, and this season designers took full advantage.

clock February 19, 2014Kim Friday

Clover Canyon Neoprene dress in Irish checks and coats of arms; Wolford hosiery; Steven booties.

Sportswear

Coterie Trend: Basic Instincts

Heritage plaids and riffs on men’s wear topped many a designer’s list for fall.

clock February 19, 2014Kim Friday

The Schiaparelli headquarters on Place Vendôme in Paris.

Designer and Luxury

Schiaparelli to Sell by Appointment Only

Dubbed “prêt-à-couture,” the label’s first collection of high-end ready-to-wear and a few accessories is to be unveiled in June for the fall 2014 season.

clock February 19, 2014Miles Socha

Tom Ford RTW Fall 2014

Designer and Luxury

Buyers Praise London’s Colors, Fabrications

As for the individual collections, buyers were universal in their praise for Christopher Kane’s fall collection.

clock February 19, 2014WWD Staff

Jeremy Scott sketches from the Moschino collection.

Designer and Luxury

Jeremy Scott’s Vision for Moschino

The designer discusses his first comprehensive collection for the brand, which is due to be unveiled in Milan on Thursday.

clock February 19, 2014Luisa Zargani

Looks from the Kardashian Kids line.

Fashion Features

Kardashian Kids Launch Set

The Kardashian sisters are getting ready to debut a new line for girls ages 0 to 24 months.

clock February 19, 2014Marcy Medina

Valérie Hermann

Designer and Luxury

Ralph Lauren Taps Valérie Hermann to Head Luxe Division

The designer is aggressively looking to accelerate growth in the luxury segment of his $7 billion empire.

clock February 19, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Media

Condé Nast Gearing Up for Move to One World Trade Center

The entire move will be completed by February 2015, said insiders, who divulged the placement of key Condé publications within the new building.

clock February 19, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Oscar de la Renta speaks before his Designed for a Cure 2014 show.

Fashion Scoops

Oscar de la Renta Takes Collection to Miami

The designer recreated his entire spring presentation to raise money for the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami.

clock February 19, 2014Rebecca Kleinman

Fashion Scoops

Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works File Lawsuit

Preferred Fragrance and Fragrance Acquisitions, as well as Izriel Polatsek, ceo, have been sued for trade dress and trademark infringement.

clock February 19, 2014Vicki M. Young

Marie-Hélène de Taillac for Ladurée.

Fashion Scoops

Marie-Hélène de Taillac Links With Ladurée

The jewelry designer has teamed with Ladurée for its latest collaboration of fashion macaron sets.

clock February 19, 2014Lauren McCarthy

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