VF Corp. Outlines Bangladesh Plan

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Vanessa Friedman

Media

New York Times Taps Vanessa Friedman

The Financial Times scribe is to become the paper’s fashion director and chief fashion critic.

clock March 12, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Karl Lagerfeld

Fashion Scoops

Karl Lagerfeld Rocks Former Stock Exchange

Ana Girardot, Andy Gillet and Lou Lesage turned out for a party in Paris for the designer’s new fragrances.

clock March 12, 2014Jennifer Weil

Express in Times Square.

Financial

Teen Sector Stocks Facing Tough Times

Shares of several teen retailers continue to decline as fourth-quarter earnings results leave much to be desired.

clock March 13, 2014Vicki M. Young

Human Resources

Alessandra Carra Steps Down as Pucci CEO

Vice president and image director Laudomia Pucci will take on the role of ceo ad interim.

clock March 12, 2014Luisa Zargani and Miles Socha

Rosie Assoulin, Tim Coppens, Jennifer Fisher, Marc Alary, Irene Neuwirth, Shane Gabier, Chris Peters and Shayne Oliver.

Fashion Scoops

CFDA Nominees, Honorees Celebrate at Bowery Hotel

After a month of travel for shows, Tuesday night’s 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards announcement party felt like a much-needed family reunion on home turf.

clock March 12, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Victoire de Castellane Crystal Shocking Pink Baby

Jewelry

Victoire de Castellane Makes New York Debut

The jewelry designer saw the opening of her new “Precious Objects” exhibit at the Gagosian Gallery on the Upper East Side.

clock March 12, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Business Features

ICSC: Retail Sales Gain Momentum

Weekly trends up on both year-on-year and sequential basis.

clock March 12, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Eddie Borgo's bent pyramid bracelet

Human Resources

Eddie Borgo Names First CEO

The appointment of Jessica Kates coincides with the company’s fifth anniversary and hints toward Borgo’s plans for expansion.

clock March 12, 2014Lauren McCarthy

The Los Angeles store is on Melrose.

Textiles

Parke & Ronen to Reopen L.A. Unit

The cold winter has had people dreaming of warm escapes, and swimwear specialist Parke & Ronen is ready to outfit them for their sun-seeking getaways.

clock March 13, 2014Rachel Brown

Selfridges' shoe presentation.

Designer and Luxury

Footwear Is Growth Area for Retailers

Stores around the world expand offering in men’s designer shoes and sneakers.

clock March 13, 2014Paulina Szmydke

Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci’s angora sweater and cotton tank top and Tillmann Lauterbach’s wool shorts and pants.

Fashion Features

Men’s Wear Trend: Gray Area

In a season when traditional muted tones dominated the runways, a rich gray palette was the leading choice in many designer collections.

clock March 13, 2014Alex Badia

Retail

Bruce Pask Takes Men’s Fashion Post at Bergdorf Goodman

The retailer has tapped The New York Times to find its new men’s fashion director.

clock March 13, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Fendi RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Trends

Fall 2014 Trend: Visual Effects

Bold, make-you-look patterns turned the runways into a visual feast.

clock March 13, 2014WWD Staff

Financial

Moody’s Lifts Dillard’s Rating

Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the department store’s corporate family rating one notch to “Ba1,” the highest level below investment grade, from “Ba2.”

clock March 13, 2014Arnold J. Karr

A look from Miuniku.

Designer and Luxury

LVMH Unveils Finalists for Young Designer Prize

The 12 contenders for the crown will congregate in Paris on May 28 to face an all-star panel of judges.

clock March 13, 2014Miles Socha and Jennifer Weil

Eric Wiseman

Business Features

VF Corp. Outlines Bangladesh Plan

The company’s new “Third Way” program combines its own manufacturing practices with those it requires of its contractors.

clock March 13, 2014Kristi Ellis

The cover of Branché's debut issue.

Media

Marie Claire Launching Pop-Up Magazine

Called Branché, which loosely translates to “plugged in” in French, the magazine hits the streets of New York today.

clock March 13, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Media

Target Apologizes for Photoshop Gaffe

The images of overly skinny teens wearing bathing suits on its Web site received sharp criticism from national media and the blogosphere.

clock March 13, 2014Sharon Edelson

Fashion Scoops

Canali Taps Andrea Pompilio as Creative Consultant

The designer will introduce his capsule collection for the Italian men’s wear house on the runway on June 23 during Milan Men’s Fashion Week.

clock March 13, 2014Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Brendan Hoffman Fields Queries About His Future at Investor Conference

The president and ceo of The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. could leave the company before his contract expires in February if the retailer finds a successor sooner.

clock March 13, 2014David Moin

Fashion Scoops

Parsons to Honor Jason Wu and Hugo Boss at Benefit

The 2014 Parsons Fashion Benefit will be held for the first time in The New School’s state-of-the-art University Center.

clock March 13, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Reese Witherspoon Hires C. Wonder President Andrea Hyde

Hyde has been named chief executive officer of the actress' as-yet-unnamed lifestyle company, which will launch in 2015.

clock March 13, 2014Marcy Medina

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Simon Porte Jacquemus and Rihanna.

Eye

Paris Fashion Designers Welcome Rihanna Into the Fold

clock 6hJoelle Diderich

Social Studies