Gaultier to Focus on Couture, Beauty

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Overview

Jean Paul Gaultier said he would halt his women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and devote himself to couture and the perfume business it powers, along with special projects.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Designer and Luxury

David Meister Sets Relaunch

The designer is expected to resume shipping his collection and broaden the offerings next year through a new licensing program.

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People

TIFF 2014: Sam Reid Breaks Out

The 27-year-old from the hinterlands of Australia is poised to make a big impression.

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David Koma RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

David Koma RTW Spring 2015

Koma, who rarely uses color effusively, showed that he can pull off a palette that stretches beyond black and white in his spring collection.

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Jonathan Saunders RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Jonathan Saunders RTW Spring 2015

Jonathan Saunders turned out an approachable and romantic spring collection with a charmingly off-kilter air.

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Pringle of Scotland RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Pringle of Scotland RTW Spring 2015

Designer Massimo Nicosia took to the sea ­ and the pool for this spare and elegant collection.

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Laura Bailey, Laura Carmichael, Pixie Geldof, Alexa Chung, Jessie Ware and Harley Viera Newton

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Topshop Unique Spring 2015

A cool delegation of London leading “It” girls were seated front row at Topshop Unique, including Poppy Delevingne, Alexa Chung, Pixie Geldof and Daisy Lowe.

clock September 15, 2014Alessandra Turra

Jean Paul Gaultier

Couture

Jean Paul Gaultier Ending RTW to Focus on Couture, Beauty

The designer is opening a new chapter in a long and unconventional fashion career.

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Roksanda Ilincic RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Roksanda RTW Spring 2015

There was a hard, sculptural edge to much of Roksanda Ilincic’s spring lineup.

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Antonio Berardi RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Antonio Berardi RTW Spring 2015

Antonio Berardi showed a collection full of lightness and romance.

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Financial

Ann Inc. Rebuffs Latest Hedge Fund Push

Neither the investment community nor management was moved by the second push by activist investors to effect a sale of the retail chain.

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Terry Lundgren

Retail

Macy’s Inc. Unveils String of Omni Initiatives

Among other initiatives and technologies announced, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s will be among the first retailers to support Apple Pay.

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Erdem RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Erdem RTW Spring 2015

British biologist and explorer Marianne North was a key reference, which explains the strict, Victorian silhouettes that evaporated into a more sultry allure.

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Burberry Prorsum RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Burberry Prorsum RTW Spring 2015

Christopher Bailey donned his rose-tinted glasses for a collection that drew on the joys of a country spring.

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Issa RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Issa RTW Spring 2015

A breezy, playful mood blew through this collection, creative director Blue Farrier’s sophomore runway outing for the label.

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Christopher Kane RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Christopher Kane RTW Spring 2015

Kane showed a dressy collection with a restrained approach to embellishment, against the grain of what’s parading on other runways.

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Thomas Tait RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Thomas Tait RTW Spring 2015

Thomas Tait’s spring lineup was filled with one-sleeve looks that offered up silhouettes both challenging and commercial.

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Looks from the Brooks Brothers spring 2015 collection.

Retail

Brooks Bros. Goes Tropical for Spring

The retailer was inspired by the colors of the seashore, offering pinks, corals and varying shades of blue in its spring offerings.

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Peter Pilotto RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Peter Pilotto RTW Spring 2015

There was a strong Seventies flavor to the collection that designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos served up for spring.

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Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Giles Spring 2015

Jade Parfitt, Jasmine Guinness and Lady Mary Charteris sat front row at the show.

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Caroline Rush

Fashion Scoops

Club Monaco Fêtes New London Flagship

Yurts containing speakeasies and a literary space greeted guests at Sloane Square.

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Giles RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Giles RTW Spring 2015

Giles Deacon took an adventurous trip into the rainforest for his summer collection.

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Huishan Zhang RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Huishan Zhang RTW Spring 2015

The designer seemed to have the debutante daughters of his sophisticated client base in his sights, as he continued on a trajectory toward a more youthful look.

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Tom Ford RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Tom Ford RTW Spring 2015

Tom Ford worked up an unapologetic homage to glam rock for spring — with the focus squarely on the glam.

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Genesis Rodriguez

People

Toasting Toronto: Up-and-Coming Actors in the Spotlight

WWD talked to four more of this year’s breakout stars at the Toronto Film Festival, which closed Sunday.

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Jack Huston, Daniel Wu and Chan-wook Park.

Media

Ermenegildo Zegna Ventures Into Film

The brand has collaborated with South Korean director Chan-wook Park on three short movies.

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Designer and Luxury

Brands Refute Animal Abuse Claims

A couple of fashion brands are striking back at an animal-rights group that claimed the firms used rabbit fur farms where widespread abuse allegedly took place.

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Government and Trade

Workers United Sets Cambodia Wage Campaign

The union is launching its first major global campaign for “living wages” on Wednesday.

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Retail

Amazon Begins Login and Pay in Europe

The streamlined payment and checkout solution made its debut in the U.S. in October.

clock September 16, 2014Rachel Strugatz

Fashion Scoops

Sears Obtains $400M Loan From Edward Lampert

Entities affiliated with Sears Holdings Corp. have entered into a loan from affiliates of ESL Investments, of which Lampert is the sole stockholder.

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Fashion Scoops

Kering Talks Series to Debut With Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

The New York congresswoman will discuss her new book “Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World.”

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Essentialist

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Social Studies

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