Fashion Key in Target Revamp

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Overview

The retailer's new ceo Brian Cornell is shaking things up and focusing on the key categories of fashion, home, baby and kids and wellness.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Custom clothing is increasing in acceptance in Asia.

Lifestyle

Image Consulting Gaining a Foothold in China

A growing number of Chinese men are seeking professional help to dress and look better.

clock October 22, 2014Jake Spring

Onitsuka Tiger X Andrea Pompilio RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Onitsuka Tiger X Andrea Pompilio RTW Spring 2015

The sneaker brand’s show closed the Tokyo season.

clock October 19, 2014Amanda Kaiser

Taro Horiuchi RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Taro Horiuchi RTW Spring 2015

The designer said he’d been dreaming about the universe and the future this season.

clock October 19, 2014Amanda Kaiser

Toga Virilis Men's RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Toga Virilis Men’s RTW Spring 2015

For spring, designer Yasuko Furuta headed west — the American West.

clock October 19, 2014Kelly Wetherille

Phire Wire Men's RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Phire Wire Men’s RTW Spring 2015

The label, whose designer goes by the single moniker Kiri, had a dark, sinister feel.

clock October 19, 2014Kelly Wetherille

Mr. Gentleman Men's RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Mr. Gentleman Men’s RTW Spring 2015

Designed by Takeshi Osumi and Yuichi Yoshii, the collection delivers bold color with a cool factor.

clock October 20, 2014Amanda Kaiser

Facetasm RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Facetasm RTW Spring 2015

Hiromichi Ochiai’s Facetasm show was one of the most highly anticipated of the week.

clock October 19, 2014Kelly Wetherille

Sébastien Jondeau

Fashion Features

Sébastien Jondeau: From Bodyguard to Fashion Model

The 39-year-old Frenchman has recently added fashion model to his main duties as Lagerfeld’s longtime bodyguard and personal assistant.

clock October 21, 2014Miles Socha

Joe's Jeans

Denim

Riding Premium Denim’s Third Wave

Upscale jeans makers are working hard to rise above the latest wave of premium denim’s 15-year life cycle, rather than be swept up by it.

clock October 23, 2014Khanh T.L. Tran

The mall of Berlin.

Denim

Berlin’s Jeans Footprint Grows

As the German capital gears up for major expansion and upgrading of shopping malls, denim brands from both sides of the Atlantic are streaming into the city.

clock October 23, 2014Quynh Tran

The grand opening of Siwy Denim’s new facility in Gardena, Calif.

Denim

Premium Brands Staying Close to Home in L.A.

Rising costs and mounting statutory requirements are failing to push upscale jeans companies outside their California hub.

clock October 23, 2014Khanh T.L. Tran and Marcy Medina

A suede trench by BLK DNM over Rebecca Minkoff's silk and cotton embroidered top and Mother's cotton, polyester and elastane denim pants.

Denim

Spring 2015 Denim Trend: A Denim Love Story

This season, denim designers were inspired by the style made famous by Ali MacGraw in “Love Story,” showing an effortlessly chic nod to the Seventies.

clock October 23, 2014Antonia Sardone

A Target store.

Marketing and Promotion

Brian Cornell Shakes Up Target Strategy

The retailer’s first chairman and ceo from outside company ranks is making fashion and home, among other categories, a key focus.

clock October 22, 2014Sharon Edelson

Youth in Shanghai make a statement, with their jeans.

Denim

Denim’s Tough Trail to Asian Acceptance

Denim may be acceptable in nearly any and all situations in the U.S. these days, but in Asia jeans are still seen as utilitarian and casual.

clock October 23, 2014Ellen Sheng

Carlos Alberini

Denim

Jeans Market Looks to Reignite Demand

Women’s jeans consumption continues to fall, with retailers working down their inventory positions contributing to a decline in sales.

clock October 23, 2014Arnold J. Karr

The Denim Gallery at Harvey Nichols.

Denim

Europe’s Best Days for Premium Denim Still Ahead

The category’s strong status was evidenced at the recent round of fashion weeks.

clock October 23, 2014Lorelei Marfil and Paulina Szmydke

Adil Mehboob-Khan

Human Resources

Luxottica Taps Wella President as co-CEO

Leonardo Del Vecchio, chairman of the Italian eyewear firm, presented Adil Mehboob-Khan to the group’s board on Wednesday.

clock October 22, 2014Luisa Zargani and Pete Born

A look from the 2(x)ist spring collection.

Fashion Features

Jason Scarlatti Discusses the 2(x)ist Spring 2015 Collection

WWD went backstage to talk with the brand’s creative director about the new spring line.

clock October 22, 2014David Yi

Parker Smith pants, True Religion pants, Levi's jacket, Toms shoes, Guess bag. Acne Studios dress, Max Jeans vest, DKNY sweater, J Brand pants, NYDJ jeans, Tractr shorts, Levi's shirt. Charlotte Olympia bag, Coach shoes.

Denim

Spring 2015 Denim Trend: Hue Said It

Denim takes a soft turn when designers offer classic jeans in a range of pretty pastels.

clock October 23, 2014Antonia Sardone

Diesel bag, Louise et Cie shoes. AG Adriano Goldschmied, Genetic, Seven For All Mankind, Silver, Big Star, Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply, Nudie, Strom. Desigual shorts, Rag & Bone shorts, Cole Haan shoes, Simone Camille bag, Cheap Monday shoes.

Denim

Spring 2015 Denim Trend: Distressed Call

Distressed denim is surging, as designers use the treatment not only on pants, but also for feminine skirts and bags.

clock October 23, 2014Antonia Sardone

Tyga for LA Gear.

Business Features

L.A. Gear to Relaunch With Tyga

With the relaunch, the firm will target megabrands Jordan, Nike, Adidas and Reebok as its main competitors, the spokeswoman said.

clock October 22, 2014David Yi

Designer and Luxury

John Varvatos Sets Sights on Detroit

The designer chose an unorthodox channel to reveal the location of his next retail store: CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”

clock October 23, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

The homepage of the site, which offers personal shopping.

Media

Mark Shale Launches Advice Site

The well-known Chicago retailer has launched markshale.com, a fashion advice and personal shopping site for men and women.

clock October 23, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

A look from the Joseph Abboud Limited Edition Collection.

Sportswear

Joseph Abboud Redux: He’s Back

Ending one of the longest-running sagas in men’s fashion, Joseph Abboud is finally able to create collections under his own name again.

clock October 23, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Michelle Phan's Barbie Transformation Tutorial has garnered over 56 million, becoming the most watched makeup tutorial on YouTube of all time.

Media

Halloween’s Online Beauty Rush

Beauty brands wanting to scare up some business should look to what the vloggers are doing on YouTube.

clock October 23, 2014Rachel Strugatz

Delpozo’s cotton top and Azede Jean-Pierre’s pants. Marc Jacobs shoes; Louis Vuitton earring; Lady Grey earring; Faith Connexion bracelet; Iceberg belt. On him: Sandro’s leather jacket, Burberry London’s shirt and A Gold E’s jeans. Saint Laurent shoes.

Fashion Trends

Spring 2015 Trend: Do the Shag

Designers toughened up the Sixties groove for spring with hardware details on dresses, graphic textures and a decidedly rock-star attitude.

clock October 23, 2014Mayte Allende and Alex Badia

Sretsis RTW Spring 2015

Designer and Luxury

Tokyo Gets More Salable

Designers and retailers may have withstood a typhoon during this city’s six-day fashion week, but economic headwinds are still gusting.

clock October 23, 2014Amanda Kaiser and Kelly Wetherille

Media

MPA Ranks September Issues

While the numbers might need a statistics degree to decipher, it found that Glamour had the largest brand audience with 19 million for the month.

clock October 23, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Media

Harvard Business Review Ranks Top CEO’s

The November issue lists the world’s top 100 ceo’s, and 14 of them hail from the fashion and retailing world.

clock October 23, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Mark Parker

Fashion Features

Bridget Foley’s Diary: Nike’s Women’s Day

The takeaway from Nike’s two-day Women’s Summit could not have been more clear: Nike loves the ladies, and has big plans for boosting business.

clock October 23, 2014Bridget Foley

Fashion Scoops

Burberry to Receive Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award

The award, inaugurated in 2003, has been presented to Giorgio Armani, Tom Ford, Gianni and Donatella Versace, photographer Mario Testino, among others.

clock October 23, 2014Marcy Medina

Victor Cruz for Kith's Ones Stroke Genesis Collection.

Fashion Scoops

Victor Cruz Fronts for Kith and Ones Stroke Capsule

The collaboration between Ones Stroke and the downtown streetwear store marks the first time that the Japanese label will be sold Stateside.

clock October 23, 2014David Yi

The commemorative H&M book.

Fashion Scoops

H&M Marks 10 Years of Designer Collaborations With Commemorative Book

A decade has passed since Karl Lagerfeld did a one-off collaboration for H&M — and the fashion industry has never been the same.

clock October 23, 2014Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Francesco Russo Boots Take Center Stage in Douglas Gordon Performance in Paris

Fashion and art have never been as closely intertwined as at Paris’ Silencio on Tuesday night.

clock October 23, 2014Paulina Szmydke

Halle Berry

Activewear

Halle Berry Muses Off Set on Scandale

The actress has invested in 80-year-old Parisian luxury lingerie label called Scandale that will launch in Target.

clock October 23, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

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