Wholesale and Retail: Both Better Than One

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Overview

Fashion brands that wholesale are generating stronger growth than the retailers they once depended on — and in many cases they’re doing it at the expense of those very same retailers.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Honor RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Honor RTW Spring 2015

Giovanna Randall’s collection for Honor was an odd affair with costume-y silk dresses and overly precious details.

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The “Salute the Runway” fashion show.

Fashion Features

Military Servicewomen Strut Stuff at Lincoln Center

Fourteen military servicewomen turned models Wednesday night for the “Salute the Runway” fashion show at the Pavilion at Lincoln Center.

clock September 4, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Perry Ellis Men's RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Perry Ellis Men’s RTW Spring 2015

Like many brands this season, the new spring collection was full of sophisticated-sporty looks.

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Tome RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Tome RTW Spring 2015

Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin allowed the work of photographer Dayanita Singh and dancer Rukmin Devi to inspire their fluid skirts and wrap blouses.

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Marissa Webb RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Marissa Webb RTW Spring 2015

Although Webb had plenty of pretty looks, the standouts had a subtle edge.

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VPL by Victoria Bartlett RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

VPL by Victoria Bartlett RTW Spring 2015

Held in the VPL boutique Victoria Bartlett’s spring presentation was stunning, and, as usual, it included more than clothes.

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The scene at the party.

Parties

Dom Pérignon Celebrates Iris van Herpen Collaboration

The artist has designed a limited-edition gift box and label for the brand’s 2004 vintage.

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Rachel Comey RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Rachel Comey RTW Spring 2015

The designer served up three distinct groups of clothes during her three-course dinner presentation.

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CG RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

CG RTW Spring 2015

Chris Gelinas took a literal sartorial journey for spring, starting with looks that read conformity to more fanciful, feminine numbers.

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Peter Som RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Peter Som RTW Spring 2015

The designer’s combinations of relatively quiet shades worked into florals and oversize stripes, emboldened the collection’s nuanced Americana.

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Tess Giberson RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Tess Giberson RTW Spring 2015

Tess Giberson was inspired by Palm Springs for her fresh and modern spring collection.

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Wes Gordon RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Wes Gordon RTW Spring 2015

“The dialogue between soft and feminine, and clean and modern” is how Wes Gordon described his design ethos backstage preshow.

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Kate Spade New York RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Kate Spade New York RTW Spring 2015

Creative director Deborah Lloyd put a fresh spin on classic patterns.

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Jason Wu RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Jason Wu RTW Spring 2015

The newly funded designer offered a one-word reference source — beauty — which left his options wide-open.

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François Nars and Alicia Keys

Parties

Nars Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Linda Evangelista, Fabien Baron and Simon Doonan teamed up Thursday night in SoHo to fete the 20th anniversary of the cosmetics brand.

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Carmen Marc Valvo RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Carmen Marc Valvo RTW Spring 2015

Carmen Marc Valvo celebrated his 25th year in business with a collection of polished eveningwear.

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Trina Turk RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Trina Turk RTW Spring 2015

Turk’s spring collection was inspired by “beautiful poppy prints and florals” that were mixed in with Pop-Art-inspired geometric patterns.

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Rebecca Minkoff RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Rebecca Minkoff RTW Spring 2015

The collection was plenty cute and injected with a Seventies pastel palette.

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Cushnie et Ochs RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Cushnie et Ochs RTW Spring 2015

For spring, Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs turned up the volume once more with va-va-voom dresses.

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Sky Ferreira and Olivier Zahm

Parties

Lars Ulrich Does New York Fashion Week

The last person you’d expect to see at a New York Fashion Week party is the drummer from Metallica. But there he was Thursday night, at The Standard.

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Financial

Kors Prices Secondary Offering

Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. priced Silas Chou and Lawrence Stroll’s remaining 11.6 million shares at $76.75 each.

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Araks RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Araks RTW Spring 2015

Araks Yeramyan knows how to cleverly manipulate her fabrics into unfettered shapes for a strong impact.

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Financial

Quiksilver Shares Pull Back on Weak Q3

Shares of Quiksilver Inc. lost nearly a quarter of their value Friday.

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The Athleta spring show.

Business Features

Gap Inc.’s Athleta Steps Up Expansion

With competition heating up, the brand is accelerating store openings and product innovation, and raising its profile.

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L.A.M.B. RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

L.A.M.B. RTW Spring 2015

Designer Gwen Stefani called her spring collection “The New Nomad.”

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Hamish Bowles

Parties

Celebrating Hamish Bowles’ New Book at the Met

Hugh Jackman, Wendi Murdoch, Tommy Hilfiger, and Tory Burch attended the party on Thursday night.

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Adam Selman RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Adam Selman RTW Spring 2015

Selman played with Harumi Yamaguchi’s Eighties airbrush art, spinning nostalgia for a tacky medium into something that was cheeky and fresh.

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Financial

Wells Fargo Sees ‘Sellers’ Market’ as Retailers Struggle

Attention fashion designers: It’s better to both wholesale and retail than to retail alone.

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Naomi Watts

Parties

Toasting Joseph Altuzarra for Target

Naomi Watts, Keri Russell and Naomie Harris were among those shopping the collection Thursday night at a party to mark the line’s upcoming launch.

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Band of Outsiders

Designer and Luxury

Band of Outsiders Opens SoHo Store

The 4,800-square-foot Band of Outsiders’ store, opening Sunday at 70 Wooster Street, is half retail, half wholesale.

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Armani

Other

TIFF 2014: Armani Film Set For Toronto Fest

The Toronto International Film Festival will become even more fashion-savvy when Giorgio Armani premieres “Films of City Frames.”

clock September 6, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Nicole Miller RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Nicole Miller RTW Spring 2015

Inspiration from a far-flung locale can be counted on from the designer. For spring, the chosen locale was Brazil.

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Fashion Scoops

The Garment District Alliance Collaborates With UrbanSpace

The garment district is not exactly at the top of the list for foodies’ favorite neighborhoods, but that may change this fall.

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Fashion Scoops

Gareth Pugh Makes New York Debut

Pugh showcased a collection that was inspired by British folklore, paganism and its rites and rituals.

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Fashion Scoops

Coty’s Steve Mormoris Attends Jason Wu Show

Could fragrance be next for Jason Wu? Coty’s chief marketing officer for fragrances was spotted in Wu’s front row Friday afternoon.

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A jacket by Filson.

Fashion Scoops

Filson Launching Collaboration With Nigel Cabourn

The C.C. Filson line is a collection of five different outerwear looks in collaboration with the British designer.

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Parker Posey and Rachel Comey

Parties

Rachel Comey Holds Dinner and Presentation in Brooklyn

Brand loyalists (read: celebs of the Brooklyn hipster variety) turned up to Dustin Yellin’s Pioneer Works in Red Hook on Thursday night.

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Todd Snyder Mens RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Todd Snyder Men’s RTW Spring 2015

In his first runway collection, Snyder focused on what he does best: infusing minimalist basics with a modern twist.

clock September 5, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Scoops

Cushnie et Ochs Collaborate With Elyse Walker

The brand has designed a series of five dresses to be sold exclusively at Forward by Elyse Walker’s Web site forwardbyelysewalker.com.

clock September 6, 2014Rachel Strugatz

Essentialist

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Charles Jeffrey Brings Hope, and More, to Dover Street Market

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