U.S. to Bangladesh: More Must Be Done

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The U.S. keeps upping the pressure on Bangladesh over the safety of its apparel industry.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Financial

Japan Retailers See Mixed June Sales

Stores saw diverse outcomes as consumers continued to digest higher price tags after April’s sales tax hike.

clock July 2, 2014Amanda Kaiser and Kelly Wetherille

Financial

Destination Maternity Confirms Interest in Mothercare

A combination of the American and British firms would create a global platform for maternity, baby and childrens’ businesses.

clock July 2, 2014Vicki M. Young

An ad visual from Gucci's new campaign.

Media

Gucci Taps Top Models for Fall Campaign

Natasha Poly, Raquel Zimmerman, Anja Rubik, Nadja Bender, Karmen Pedaru, Joan Smalls and Suvi Koponen all appear in the Florentine fashion house’s images.

clock July 2, 2014Alessandra Turra

A scale model of the Galeries Lafayette Foundation

Retail

Galeries Lafayette Unveils Koolhaas Foundation Building

Construction is to begin this summer and the foundation is due to open to the public in late 2016.

clock July 3, 2014Joelle Diderich

Financial

American Apparel Saga Continues

Would-be buyers of the firm are sitting on the sidelines until the dust settles.

clock July 2, 2014Evan Clark

Suno’s cotton dress worn with a Eugenia Kim turban; Zoë Chicco earrings; Oliver Goldsmith sunglasses; Donni Charm shawl; Natalie Frigo bangles, and Sam Edelman sandals.

Fashion Trends

Resort 2015 Trend: Gentle Woman

Designers channeled a certain sensibility this resort season with clothes that are subtle yet beautiful, feminine yet modest.

clock July 3, 2014Kim Friday

Spike Lee

Textiles

Spike Lee Talks New Era, Fashion and Film

The director’s third and final collaboration with the headwear brand is called the Heritage Series.

clock July 3, 2014David Yi

RUNWAY DENIM: Christophe Lemaire Men's RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Features

Men’s Spring 2015 Collections: A Blend of Trends

The return of runway denim, graphic summer stripes and a loungewear lifestyle are some of the trends that dominated the European runways.

clock July 3, 2014Alex Badia

Fashion Features

Toronto Men’s Week Set

Twenty-five established and emerging designers will display their spring 2015 collections at the inaugural event, which runs from Aug. 12 to 14.

clock July 3, 2014Constance Droganes

Dries Van Noten Men's RTW Spring 2015

Designer and Luxury

Paris Men’s Collections Seen as Creative, Salable

Business and pleasure: Paris delivered both in equal measure, according to buyers.

clock July 3, 2014WWD Staff

Media

Social Media Firms Fine-tune Ad Strategies

Overall, eMarketer expects spending on digital video ads in the U.S. to increase 41.9 percent this year, to $5.96 billion.

clock July 3, 2014Rachel Strugatz

Michael Gould and Rose Marie Bravo

Human Resources

Michael Gould’s Take on the Art of Retail

The former Bloomingdale’s chief talked concessions, the beauty business, Nordstrom and more with another one of the industry’s great veterans, Rose Marie Bravo.

clock July 3, 2014David Moin

Government and Trade

U.S. to Bangladesh: More Must Be Done

The U.S. Trade Representative’s office said Wednesday that the Asian nation has failed to meet several criteria outlined in an action plan.

clock July 3, 2014Kristi Ellis

Balmain’s fall campaign, shot by Mario Sorrenti and starring a diverse cast of models.

Media

Olivier Rousteing Makes a Statement With Balmain Campaign

Mario Sorrenti photographed models Ysaunny Brito, Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn, Issa Lish, Binx Walton and Ford newcomer Kayla Scott for the ads.

clock July 3, 2014Miles Socha

Media

Asprey Takes a Turn on the Small Screen

The British brand is the subject of a lighthearted, fly-on-the-wall documentary that proves just how much money is sloshing around London’s Bond Street.

clock July 3, 2014Samantha Conti

Angela Lindvall for Nic + Zoe.

Media

Angela Lindvall Fronts for Nic + Zoe

The Natick, Mass.-based knitwear firm has tapped Air Paris as its lead creative agency.

clock July 3, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Human Resources

Lew Frankfort’s Role at Coach Inc. Shifts to Part-time

The changes, according to the SEC filing, don’t imply a change in Frankfort’s role as executive chairman.

clock July 3, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Mergers and Acquisitions

First Half Global M&A Value: $1.57T

The U.S. leading the way with mergers and acquisitions totaling $694.6 billion.

clock July 3, 2014Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Oscar de la Renta Exhibit Opening at George W. Bush Presidential Center

This being Texas, it will be bigger — 60-plus mannequins — than last year’s retrospective at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Ark.

clock July 3, 2014Holly Haber

Debbie Harry

Fashion Scoops

Vivienne Westwood, Virgin Atlantic Toast Collaboration

The designer and company marked the redesign of the airline’s red uniforms with a party during which Debbie Harry performed.

clock July 3, 2014Lorelei Marfil

The Duchess of Cambridge in Zimmerman

Fashion Scoops

Royals Make Wimbledon Appearance

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge turned out to watch Andy Murray’s ultimately unsuccessful bid to beat Grigor Dimitrov in the men’s quarterfinal match.

clock July 3, 2014Lorelei Marfil

Essentialist

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Beauty

Bobbi Brown Is Launching a New Makeup Line of Her Own

clock October 26, 2020Ellen Thomas

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