With New Management, LVMH Plots DKI Revamp

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Overview

Foreshadowing a new strategy and brand architecture at Donna Karan International, parent LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has tapped Caroline Brown to become ceo of the New York-based fashion house.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Julien David RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Julien David RTW Spring 2015

Julien David’s spring collection was as well executed as a Maria Kochetkova grand jété, which was the inspiration behind the spirited creations.

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A.F. Vandevorst RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

A.F. Vandevorst RTW Spring 2015

For spring, An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx imagined a female pilot who lands and then gets lost in unfamiliar terrain.

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Acne RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Acne RTW Spring 2015

Creative director Jonny Johansson challenged himself to do a spring collection exploring the ideas of sexy and luxury.

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Ellery RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Ellery RTW Spring 2015

The Australian designer focused on demonstrative tailoring and juxtaposed textures for her collection.

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Olympia Le Tan RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Olympia Le-Tan RTW Spring 2015

Olympia Le-Tan, who juggles female stereotypes like an acrobat, took on the naughty schoolgirl for spring.

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Esteban Cortazar RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Esteban Cortazar RTW Spring 2015

For his debut on the Paris runway, wunderkind Esteban Cortazar did not disappoint.

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John Galliano RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

John Galliano RTW Spring 2015

In a season of baby-doll dresses, Bill Gaytten gave his an exotic spin, rendered in bamboo prints or dangling colorful leaf-shaped sequins.

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Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong

Government and Trade

Hong Kong Protests Rattle Retailers

Increasing civil unrest is likely to dent retail sales and scare off Chinese tourists.

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Blanca Li and Aymeline Valade

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Stella McCartney

Neneh Cherry, Salma Hayek and Marie-Josée Croze attended the show.

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Stella McCartney RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Stella McCartney RTW Spring 2015

McCartney is big on ease, especially for summer — which is what she calls her runway collection — and sought to capture “the season’s true spirit.”

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Human Resources

American Apparel Names Scott Brubaker Interim CEO

Alvarez & Marsal executive takes over from John Luttrell.

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Human Resources

Instagram’s Kevin Systrom Joins Wal-Mart Board

The co-founder and ceo of social networking platform will serve on the board’s technology and e-commerce committee.

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Michele Scannavini

Human Resources

Michele Scannavini Leaving Coty Inc.

Chairman Bart Becht to serve as interim chief executive.

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Sacai RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Sacai RTW Spring 2015

“Sacai is about taking familiar pieces and turning them into something very different and new,” said Chitose Abe during a preview of her spring collection.

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Leonard RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Leonard RTW Spring 2015

Denim was just one of Yiqing Yin’s concepts for freshening up the brand this spring season.

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Giambattista Valli RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Giambattista Valli RTW Spring 2015

The designer explored the industrial theme through the Sixties lens and a subtle Japanese vibe in the details.

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Didier Grumbach

Business Features

Didier Grumbach, a Rich Life in Fashion

Executive reflects on his diverse career, from manufacturer to retailer, entrepreneur to industry organizer and mentor.

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Sylvie Grumbach lensed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino for the Palace Magazine

Fashion Features

Sylvie Grumbach: Shaping French Style

Didier Grumbach’s sister is the public-relations guru who has helped launch the likes of John Galliano, Vivienne Westwood and Viktor & Rolf, among others.

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C. Mendès, the family business.

Business Features

The Life and Times of Didier Grumbach

Highlights in the life of a French fashion staple.

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Media

Joanna Coles Adds Seventeen Magazine

The editor in chief of Cosmopolitan Magazine has now been named editorial director, and given responsibility for Seventeen Magazine as well.

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Veronique Branquinho RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Veronique Branquinho RTW Spring 2015

“The beauty of unfinished things,” is how Veronique Branquinho described the superbly executed theme of her spring collection.

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Elie Saab RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Elie Saab RTW Spring 2015

Elie Saab dunked his glam evening standards in an under-the-sea theme.

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Emanuel Ungaro RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Emanuel Ungaro RTW Spring 2015

“I love life, so when I design for spring, I like to think about color and I think, ‘Bang!’” said Fausto Puglisi of his spring line.

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Wunderkind RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Wunderkind RTW Spring 2015

In Wolfgang Joop’s world, uncertain times call for a celebration of “the beauty of transience and life as an absurd and surrealistic dream.”

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Thierry Mugler and Didier Grumbach.

Fashion Features

Didier Grumbach: The Mugler Years

Christian Courtin-Clarins, president of Groupe Clarins’ supervisory board, recalls first meeting Grumbach in the mid-Eighties.

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Sonia Rykiel RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Sonia Rykiel RTW Spring 2015

After Julie de Libran’s first show for Sonia Rykiel, all indications are toward the elusive alchemy that can propel a storied brand in a new, dynamic direction.

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Financial

Federal Court Judge Rejects Abercrombie & Fitch Pension Fund Settlement

Friday’s decision is connected to a lawsuit filed in August.

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Retail

India to See First Juicy Couture Stores in 2015

Reliance Brands Ltd. and Authentic Brands Group have entered into a licensing agreement.

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Saint Laurent RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Saint Laurent RTW Spring 2015

What is fashion? Several seasons into it, that question again swirled around the exiting throng at Hedi Slimane’s fashion show for Saint Laurent.

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Looks from the Roger Vivier spring '15 collection.

Footwear

Roger Vivier Spring 2015

Bruno Frisoni is revisiting the Vivier buckle for spring.

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Salma Hayek and Lenny Kravitz

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Saint Laurent

Salma Hayek and Lenny Kravitz sat front row at the spring show.

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Grumbach with the original edition.

Media

Didier Grumbach’s ‘Histoires de la Mode’ to Be Published in English

Now, 21 years after its first edition, the valuable research tome is being launched in English as “The History of International Fashion.”

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Patrizio Bertelli

Financial

Prada Latest in String of Italian Tax Cases

This fall is shaping up to be a busy one at the courthouse for the Italian fashion industry and ongoing tax investigations.

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Pierre-Yves Roussel

Business Features

LVMH Eyeing New Strategy for Donna Karan Intl.

Parent company has tapped Caroline Brown to become chief executive officer of the New York-based fashion house, effective Jan. 15.

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John Galliano being interviewed on Canal Plus news program “Le Supplément.”

Designer and Luxury

John Galliano Speculation Mounts

Could the house founded by fashion’s invisible man make way for one of the industry’s most flamboyant characters?

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Holt Renfrew Men on Bloor Street in Toronto.

Retail

Holt Renfrew to Open Men’s-Only Store

The 16,500-square-foot, two-level store, opens Wednesday at 100 Bloor Street West in Toronto, a block from Holt’s Bloor Street flagship.

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Fashion Scoops

Tom Ford Discusses Decision to Show in L.A.

The designer’s fall 2015 show, scheduled to take place in Los Angeles on Feb. 20, will be a one-off event.

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Essentialist

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Beauty

Mariano Puig Planas Dies

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Social Studies

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