Comps Rise Sharply But Picture Murky

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April comparable-store sales figures released Thursday showed a strong uptick while other data sounded a more bearish note.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Niche Media Taps Ann Song

In the role Song will lead the creative vision for Niche’s portfolio of 11 magazines.

clock May 7, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Cut25 by Yigal Azrouel Resort 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Cut25 by Yigal Azrouël Resort 2015

For his contemporary resort collection, Yigal Azrouël sought to add a little sportif to his signature Nineties fare.

clock May 8, 2014WWD Staff

RetailNext analyzed more than 14 million shopping trips at specialty and larger format stores and found business to be strongest in the Northeast.


April Comp Gains Send Contradictory Message

Sales figures released Thursday showed a strong uptick while other data sounded a more bearish note.

clock May 9, 2014Evan Clark and Arnold J. Karr

Designer and Luxury

Calvin Klein Inc. Signs Latin America Distribution Deal

The agreement is with American Designer Fashion S.A.

clock May 8, 2014Vicki M. Young

Sarah Jessica Parker and Andy Cohen


All About the Clio Image Awards

Sarah Jessica Parker received the Honorary Clio Award Wednesday night at the Pierre Hotel.

clock May 8, 2014David Yi

Kara Walker


Creative Time Honors Kara Walker

The exhibit will open to the public Friday.

clock May 8, 2014Erik Maza

Burberry New Museum Frieze 2014 WWD NYC New York


Suki Waterhouse, More Toast New Museum Artists

A dinner honored artists at the New Museum, where the hosting duties fell to Waterhouse, Burberry, W magazine and the museum’s director, Lisa Phillips.

clock May 8, 2014Erik Maza

Jenee Lombardo, Alexander Wang and Behati Prinsloo.


Ryan Korban Celebrates New Book at Alexander Wang Store

The cool crowd rallied on Tuesday night for a book bash toasting “Ryan Korban: Luxury Redefined.”

clock May 8, 2014Taylor Harris

Human Resources

Alessandro Benetton Steps Aside

For the first time in the history of the 49-year old company, a non-family member will lead the business.

clock May 8, 2014Luisa Zargani

The Bumble and bumble Invisible Oil family.


Bumble and bumble Launching Oil-Infused Range

Bumble is looking to grow the category in the hair segment with a new three-piece collection.

clock May 9, 2014Belisa Silva

Oliver Wayman, Candice Swanepoel, Narcisco Rodriguez, Livia Firth and Cameron Saul.


Narciso Rodriguez, Bottletop Mark Collaboration

On Thursday Livia Firth presented the official Green Carpet Challenge Brandmark to the designer’s line of sustainable handbags for Bottletop x Pepsi.

clock May 8, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Mary Dillon, Jill Granoff, Norah O’Donnell, Brooke Shields, Laurie Dowley and Mindy Grossman.


Celebrating Working Moms: A Delicate Balance

The recipients of the 36th annual Outstanding Mother Awards each gave poignant acceptance speeches on what it means to be a mother today.

clock May 9, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Liam and James Fayed


The National Jewelry Institute Fetes 10 Years

A crush of jewelry executives, editors, and friends of NJI president Judith Price filled The Morgan Library & Museum on Wednesday evening.

clock May 8, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Jennifer Aniston

Human Resources

Jennifer Aniston Talks Living Proof at WWD’s Beauty CEO Summit

The actress discussed her role with the brand in front of an audience of the beauty world’s heavy hitters.

clock May 9, 2014Julie Naughton

Michael Kors

Designer and Luxury

A Trip With Michael Kors to the Mainland

The designer is in Shanghai for what his brand calls its biggest event ever tonight, a “Jet Set” extravaganza at Hongqiao International Airport.

clock May 9, 2014Amanda Kaiser and Casey Hall

Ed Burns and Christy Turlington Burns in the Eternity Night campaign.

Marketing and Promotion

Christy Turlington Burns Back for Eternity

The original face of Calvin Klein Eternity women’s fragrance is returning to that role this fall — along with her husband, filmmaker Ed Burns.

clock May 9, 2014Julie Naughton

The new Isaac Mizrahi Web site.


Isaac Mizrahi Gets Into E-commerce Game

Aim is to create one central location that can showcase product available from the brand, while at the same time allow the designer to speak with his customers.

clock May 9, 2014Vicki M. Young

Deborah Weinswig

Human Resources

Deborah Weinswig Joins Fung Group

The Wall Street veteran will serve as executive director and head of global retail research and intelligence at The Fung Business Intelligence Centre.

clock May 9, 2014Evan Clark


Time Inc. Sets Date for IPO

The publishing arm of Time Warner has pegged June 6 as its date to go public.

clock May 9, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

The Whitney’s American Art Awards Draws a Lively Crowd

Dorothy Lichtenstein, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Maramotti family of Max Mara were honored on Wednesday night.

clock May 9, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Number of Designers, Design Firms Climbs in NYC

When it comes to having the greatest concentration of designers, New York City stands head and shoulders above the rest of the country.

clock May 9, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Tina Craig and Nicky Hilton

Fashion Scoops

Bag Snob Duo Toast Snob Essentials Bag Launch

The party, hosted by HSN at General Assembly, was joined by editors and bloggers, including Nicky Hilton.

clock May 9, 2014David Yi

A Rosie Assoulin design inspired by Charles James.

Fashion Scoops

Bergdorf Goodman Channels Charles James

The 57th Street store commissioned seven designers to create James-inspired pieces that are now on view in its windows.

clock May 9, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Dita Von Teese, Coco Rocha, Georgia May Jagger and Jessie J.

Human Resources

Delete Blood Cancer Gala Raises $4 Million

On Wednesday night Cipriani Wall Street was abuzz with black tie-clad industry insiders attending the eighth annual event.

clock May 9, 2014Belisa Silva

Prabal Gurung as a baby with his mother and siblings, 1970s.

Fashion Features

Designers Talk Moms for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day approaching, WWD asked designers to share their mom’s words of wisdom, greatest talents, signature dishes and more.

clock May 9, 2014WWD Staff

Sidney Toledano, Frances Stark and Raf Simons.


Dior’s Cruise Crowd Parties Into the Night

After the brand’s cruise show at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Christian Dior chief executive officer Sidney Toledano threw a dinner at Indochine in NoHo.

clock May 9, 2014Erik Maza


Today's Must Read

Emerald Fennell, Regina King, and Chloé Zhao


Get to Know the Female Directors Making History at the Golden Globes

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Social Studies

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