Courting the Customer More Crucial Than Ever

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From mobile to Milliennials, direct engagement was top of mind at the WWD Digital Forum London.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Hermès Sounds the Alarm Over Currency Concerns

The company warned Friday it expects its operating margin to take a hit after foreign exchange swings again took a chunk out of second-quarter revenues.

clock July 18, 2014Joelle Diderich


VF’s Q2 Sees 14% Profit Gain

Outdoor and action sports boosted revenue growth, as did international sales.

clock July 20, 2014Vicki M. Young

Diane von Furstenberg in Tokyo for her fall collection.

Fashion Features

CFDA Extends Diane von Furstenberg’s Presidency

At its board meeting on Thursday, the council voted to extend the designer’s term through 2016, and ratified the addition of 30 designers to the membership.

clock July 18, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

The Galeries Lafayette ad featuring Diane von Furstenberg.

Fashion Scoops

DVF to Take Over Galeries Lafayette Windows

In September, Diane Von Furstenberg will present a capsule collection of 12 wrap dresses in six heritage prints to be sold on the third floor.

clock July 18, 2014Joelle Diderich

Human Resources

Michele Sofisti to Step Down as CEO of Sowind Group

Kering said the move is part of a reorganization of its luxury watches and jewelry division.

clock July 18, 2014Joelle Diderich

Stella McCartney

Designer and Luxury

Stella McCartney Visits Asia to Give Brand a Boost

The designer completed her whirlwind tour Friday night by hosting a cocktail party in a Qing dynasty courtyard on the banks of Beijing’s famous Qianhai Lake.

clock July 18, 2014Kelly Wetherille and Hannah Gardner

Inside the Kooples' flagship store on Robertson Blvd. in Los Angeles.


The Kooples Opens First U.S. Flagship

The Los Angeles store opened Friday, heralding the buzzy French contemporary brand’s retail rollout in the U.S.

clock July 20, 2014Marcy Medina

Human Resources

Mario Grauso Named President of Joe Fresh

The promotion is part of a company-wide management reorganization at Loblaw.

clock July 20, 2014David Moin

Fashion Scoops

Standard General Purchases Rights to AA Loan

The firm said it did so to “resolve any disputes over any alleged events of default under the credit agreement.”

clock July 18, 2014Vicki M. Young

Prince George in Petit Bateau

Fashion Scoops

Royals Mark First Birthday of Prince George

Palace releases official image of toddler.

clock July 20, 2014Lorelei Marfil


Jil Sander Posts Loss, Looks to Layoffs

The company is in the midst of a restructuring, filing away 2013 with a heavier loss compared with the previous year.

clock July 21, 2014Luisa Zargani


Judith Ripka Gets New Licensing Deal

Xcel Brands has signed an agreement with KGK Jewellery Manufacturing to take over the operation’s wholesale component.

clock July 21, 2014Vicki M. Young

Peter Som


WWD Postcard: Peter Som in Cape Cod

The designer is recently back from Provincetown and is already planning his next trip.

clock July 21, 2014Peter Som

A selection of dishes from the Seawater Grill at Gurney's Inn.


Weekend at Gurney’s in Montauk

WWD catches up with Seth Levine, the chef who handles the cuisine at The Seawater Grill, Ocean Café, The Beach Club and The Market.

clock July 21, 2014Taylor Harris

Bandolier's electroplate phone case with snakeskin chain, Melissa Kaye's 18-karat white gold and white diamond bracelet, Judith Leiber Couture's crystal and brass minaudière and Elie Saab's leather pump. L'Agence dress.


Accessories Trend: Night Lights

Metallic accessories add a little mood lighting to an evening out for resort and holiday.

clock July 21, 2014Roxanne Robinson


Magazines Name New Contributing Editors

Time Inc.’s Travel + Leisure and Hearst’s Marie Claire are prime examples of publications that are adding influential contributors to their mastheads.

clock July 21, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Hilary Rhoda in an Elie Tahari ad.


Steven Klein Lenses Elie Tahari Campaign

The designer took a new approach to communicating his message for fall, which marks his four decades in business.

clock July 21, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Bill Cunningham to Sit for Interview With Fern Mallis

The cycling shutterbug agreed to pedal over Sept. 3 for his interview at 92Y in Manhattan.

clock July 21, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

A sketch from the Aquazzura x Olivia Palermo capsule.

Fashion Scoops

Olivia Palermo Collaborates With Aquazzura

She has created a capsule collection of six shoe styles for the Florence-based luxury footwear label.

clock July 21, 2014Jessica Iredale


WWD Digital Forum London: Engagement Through Storytelling

From mobile to Milliennials, direct engagement was top of mind at the WWD Digital Forum London.

clock July 21, 2014Samantha Conti

Mary Beech

Marketing and Promotion

Kate Spade’s Mary Beech Talks Brand Storytelling

“We learned very early on that if you can’t tell your story digitally, you might as well not tell it,” said the company’s chief marketing officer.

clock July 21, 2014Julia Neel

Charlotte Burrows

Beauty Features

Q&A With Charlotte Burrows of Estée Lauder

The director of online at the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. U.K. and Ireland sat down with WWD’s London bureau chief Samantha Conti.

clock July 21, 2014WWD Staff

Daniel Sanchez-Grant


Daniel Sanchez-Grant Touts LinkedIn’s Possibilities

Daniel Sanchez-Grant, senior account director of LinkedIn, touted the possibilities the site can offer not only to individuals but organizations.

clock July 21, 2014Samantha Conti

Miyon Im


Miyon Im Talks’s Personalized Approach

In a world of overwhelming choice, the online fashion marketplace is mastering myriad algorithms to cut through the chaos and offer clients tailor-made choices.

clock July 21, 2014Samantha Conti

Laurent Malaveille


Laurent Malaveille Shares Clarins’ Digital Success Story

The family-owned company is aiming to be the world’s number-one prestige skin-care brand.

clock July 21, 2014Samantha Conti

William Kim


AllSaints CEO William Kim Discusses Retailer’s Ethos

Also central to Kim’s mission is shaping the retailer as a thoroughly digital brand.

clock July 21, 2014Nina Jones

Marina Abayev


Marina Abayev Discusses YouTube’s Top Content Creators

The company’s content partnerships manager talked about how brands can use their content to attract successful, sustainable audiences on the video platform.

clock July 21, 2014Julia Neel

Anthony Citrano


Anthony Citrano of Verizon Digital Media Services Talks Millenials

There is more than one way into the complex heart — and mind — of the Millennial customer.

clock July 21, 2014Julia Neel

Ben Jones


Ben Jones of AKQA on Keys to a Successful Web Site

“Cohesion, if done right, is completely unforgettable,” said the digital agency’s chief technology officer.

clock July 21, 2014Julia Neel

Martin Bartle


Analyzing the Numbers With E-commerce Veteran Martin Bartle

According to Agent Provocateur’s director of global communications and e-commerce, numbers can (and do) lie. Regularly.

clock July 21, 2014Samantha Conti

Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne


Marks & Spencer’s Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne on Content and Commerce

The retailer’s executive director of marketing and international said having a “daily conversation” with customers is central to its revamped digital strategy.

clock July 21, 2014Nina Jones


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Talitha Getty by Jeanloup Sieff for Vogue Paris, February 1970.


Saint Laurent Acquires Major Private Collection of Vintage YSL Clothes

clock 6hJoelle Diderich

Social Studies