J. Crew Group Unveils Stores in U.S., China

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J. Crew Group Inc. is advancing its global retail agenda this week via high-profile maneuvers for its J. Crew and Madewell divisions.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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With the European economy and overall global conditions on the upswing, trade show organizers and exhibitors expect a strong second half.

Business Features

Europe’s Economic Outlook Brightens

Unemployment stabilizing and recovery set to be broad-based in the region by 2015.

clock May 21, 2014Samantha Conti and Arthur Friedman and Lorelei Marfil

A view of Mode City.


Paris Fairs Fine-tune for Growth

Despite persistent economic challenges, trade show organizers forecast steady attendance for the second half of 2014.

clock May 21, 2014Laure Guilbault

On the runway at Sposaitalia Collezioni.


Italian Venues Pick Up Pizzazz

A renewed energy is coursing through Italian trade shows, which have taken a more unified promotional approach.

clock May 21, 2014Cynthia Martens

The crowd at Urban Base.


Germany Focuses on Berlin and Beyond

The German trade fair scene is on the move for the spring 2015 season.

clock May 21, 2014Melissa Drier

Checking out Scoop.


London Forecast Sees Clouds Lifting

Trade shows are constantly upgrading their offer and focusing on inventive ways to boost numbers.

clock May 21, 2014Lorelei Marfil

Spin Expo in Shanghai.


Chinese Fairs Take to Brand Building

Trade show organizers and product manufacturers said the Chinese domestic market is more important than ever to garment and textile manufacturers.

clock May 21, 2014Kathleen E. McLaughlin and Kelly Wetherille


Turkey Ready for Prime Time

Eager to transform its image as merely a textile producer, the country is putting Istanbul at the center of its development efforts.

clock May 21, 2014Seda Yilmaz

Marks & Spencer


M&S Full-Year Net Rises 13.8%

Shares of Marks and Spencer Group fell 1.1 percent Tuesday after the retailer gave a cautious outlook for the first few months of the current fiscal year.

clock May 20, 2014Nina Jones

The scene at Chopard’s Backstage party.


Lights, Camera, Chopard!

Colin and Livia Firth, Sonam Kapoor and a bevy of models attended the jeweler’s Backstage party in Cannes.

clock May 20, 2014Joelle Diderich


Thai Industry Assesses Unrest

The Thailand Garment Manufacturers Association expressed worries Tuesday about the repercussions of recent turmoil for the apparel industry.

clock May 20, 2014Dene-Hern Chen



TJX Q1 Profit Disappoints

Net income inched up 0.3 percent in the period, while net sales rose 4.9 percent.

clock May 20, 2014Vicki M. Young

Human Resources

Target Canada Names Mark Schindele as President

Tony Fisher, the former president of the division, has left the company.

clock May 20, 2014Vicki M. Young



International Trade Show Calendar

Listings are accurate as of press time, but attendees are encouraged to confirm dates and locations.

clock May 21, 2014WWD Staff


Wal-Mart Outlines China Expansion

The planned expansion and investment are part of a three-year initiative unveiled last October.

clock May 20, 2014Lara Farrar

Lauren Remington Platt


Twenties Time Warp at ‘Bring Back the Ball’

The Museum of Art & Design’s young patrons gala honored time-experiment artist collaborative McDermott & McGough on Monday night.

clock May 20, 2014Kristi Garced


Alex Gonzalez Named Creative Director at Elle

Most recently, he held a dual role at Elle parent company Hearst Magazines.

clock May 20, 2014Alexandra Steigrad


Nordstrom Execs Reverse Roles

Erik Nordstrom, formerly president of stores, has become president of Nordstrom Direct, while Jamie Nordstrom has become president of stores.

clock May 20, 2014David Moin

Zaid Affas

Designer and Luxury

New Designer Profile: Zaid Affas

The designer originally wanted to be an architect, and his affinity for three-dimensional structures is apparent in his debut collection for fall.

clock May 21, 2014Marcy Medina

Yossi Harari's ear hug; Jack Vartanian's ear cuff; Jennifer Zeuner's double ring; AS29's hand ring; Rebecca Minkoff's  palm cuff; Yeprem's hand piece; Pamela Love's chain ring.


Accessories Trend: The New Normal

A new jewelry lexicon is emerging as designers rework traditional shapes into novel and quirkily cool pieces.

clock May 21, 2014Lauren McCarthy and Roxanne Robinson

Mica Arganaraz in Prada's fall ad campaign, photographed by Steven Meisel.


Prada Unveils Fall Ad Campaign

The campaign, which features the up-and-coming model Mica Arganaraz, will make its debut in early July.

clock May 21, 2014Alessandra Turra

Fall looks from Ralph Lauren Kids.

Fashion Scoops

Ralph Lauren Stages Fall Kids’ Show at New York Public Library

Hosted by Uma Thurman, the event marked the launch of the brand’s literacy initiative.

clock May 21, 2014Kim Friday

Alexa Chung in a Nails Inc. ad.

Fashion Scoops

Nails Inc. Signs Alexa Chung

In addition to being the new face of the U.K.-based brand, Chung also will collaborate on a six-shade collection.

clock May 21, 2014Jayme Cyk

Ilana Goor and Donna Karan.

Fashion Scoops

Urban Zen Foundation Brings Ilana Goor’s Work to NYC

Through May 29, the foundation is showcasing and selling the Israeli artist’s sculptures, furniture and lighting fixtures at the Stephen Weiss Studios.

clock May 21, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Giorgio Armani and Chinese Director Jiang Wen Toast Collaboration in Cannes

The designer provided costumes for lead characters in “Gone With the Bullets,” a new adventure movie set in Shanghai in the Twenties.

clock May 21, 2014Cynthia Martens

Fashion Scoops

Christian Lacroix’s Tackles Next Stage Challenge

The designer has been tapped to dress acclaimed French actor Guillaume Gallienne in the title role of “Lucrèce Borgia.”

clock May 21, 2014Miles Socha


Human Resources

Lorde on Influences — and Cosmetics

The 17-year-old Kiwi singer sits down with WWD to discuss the story behind her MAC Cosmetics collection, which bows in June.

clock May 20, 2014Julie Naughton and Pete Born

Céline RTW Fall 2014

Designer and Luxury

Céline to Stage Runway Show in Beijing

As Céline’s sales have tripled globally, the brand’s China presence has grown apace, ceo Marco Gobbetti said in an interview Tuesday.

clock May 21, 2014Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Fashion Features

CFDA Incubator Class Perking Up

The new class of 2014-16 was honored by Target with a dinner at Manhattan’s High Line Hotel Monday night.

clock May 21, 2014David Yi

Balenciaga store Highland Park Village Dallas 2014 WWD retail

Designer and Luxury

Balenciaga Opens at Highland Park Village

The opening of the 1,150-square-foot Dallas unit was driven by demand, as was the unit slated to open in Santa Clara, Calif., home of Silicon Valley.

clock May 21, 2014Holly Haber

The bogus Gap Web site, gapdoesmore.com.

Business Features

Gap Inc. Hit by Web Hoax on Bangladesh Accord

Within hours of the firm’s annual meeting on Tuesday, a bogus Web site released a statement professional-sounding statement on behalf of the company.

clock May 21, 2014Kristi Ellis and Valerie Demicheva

A view of the J. Crew store in the the IFC Mall in Hong Kong.


J. Crew, Madewell Expand Footprints in China, U.S.

J. Crew Group Inc. is advancing its global retail agenda this week via high-profile maneuvers for two of its divisions.

clock May 21, 2014David Moin and Ellen Sheng

An ad from William Rast's women's line at Lord & Taylor.


William Rast Headed to Lord & Taylor

The brand will offer full concept shops-in-shop for men and women beginning in mid-August.

clock May 21, 2014Vicki M. Young


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