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Human Resources

Peter Herink Joins Akris as CEO of North America

Executive joins from Tory Burch, where, for the past four years, he was vice president and general merchandise manager, global retail.

clock October 31, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Kanye West and Madonna in Givenchy with Riccardo Tisci.


Keep a Child Alive Black Ball Honors Riccardo Tisci

Before the event even began, the red carpet at the Hammerstein Ballroom was filled with buzzy names, including Alicia Keys and Kanye West.

clock October 31, 2014Lauren McCarthy


Judge: U.S.-made Labeling Suit Can Proceed

Decision recognizes strict California standard is applicable.

clock November 2, 2014Khanh T.L. Tran

A scene from the Hood by Air event at MoMA.

Fashion Features

Hood by Air Parties at MoMA

The presentation Thursday, open to the public at the MoMA’s PopRally, featured performances by Shayne Oliver’s androgynous muse Boychild and Mykki Blanco.

clock November 2, 2014David Yi

Anthony Ledru

Designer and Luxury

Anthony Ledru to Head Louis Vuitton Americas

He is succeeding Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet, who left the luxury leather-goods house in August.

clock November 2, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Alice + Olivia's new Melrose Avenue store.

Designer and Luxury

Through the Alice + Olivia Looking Glass

Stacey Bendet’s brand is in the throes of an ambitious retail expansion with a target of 25 domestic and 50 international doors by 2018.

clock November 3, 2014Jessica Iredale

The PowerCase by Michael Kors, which features a built-in battery.

Hats, Gloves and More

Michael Kors Joins Tech-Accessories World

The designer is launching a collection of phone-charging cases, earbuds and two chargers that are designed to resemble women’s cosmetics.

clock November 3, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

A look from Oscar de la Renta.


Rent the Runway Goes Exclusive

A group of seven designers created a 25-piece collection specifically for the Web site, which is celebrating its five-year anniversary.

clock November 3, 2014Rachel Strugatz

Government and Trade

Midterm Elections: Action or Another Stalemate?

The outcome of Tuesday’s elections in the U.S. will either coax progress on the industry’s key issues or else more bickering between Republicans and Democrats.

clock November 3, 2014Kristi Ellis and Arthur Friedman

Topshop's Fifth Avenue flagship is heavily merchandised without the clutter.


Topshop Enters the Fifth Avenue Fray

The four-level flagship in midtown Manhattan will be the retailer’s second-largest store, dwarfed only by the flagship on Oxford Circus in London.

clock November 3, 2014David Moin

Looks from MCM's spring  line.

Designer and Luxury

MCM Presents Spring Collection in Beijing

Paolo Fontanelli said by the end of this year, the company will have 45 stores in greater China.

clock November 3, 2014Lara Farrar

A Sharon Wauchob clutch that unfolds into a portfolio bag.

Designer and Luxury

Sharon Wauchob Makes Digital Push in U.S.

An exclusive bag collection will start trading on the new site in time for the holiday shopping season.

clock November 3, 2014Paulina Szmydke

Kerry Washington and Lyn Paolo


Kerry Washington on ACE’s Influencer Award

The Accessories Council will host the 18th annual ACE Awards in New York tonight.

clock November 3, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian


Culture Clique Turns Out for LACMA Art + Film Gala

The Saturday event was, as international partygoers have come to expect, another starry night.

clock November 2, 2014Marcy Medina


Harper’s Bazaar Opening Cafe in United Arab Emirates

Once the first Harper’s Bazaar café opens, Marka PJSC will roll out nine more across the Middle East through 2020.

clock November 3, 2014Alexandra Steigrad


Demetria White Joins Balenciaga’s Communications Department

The French fashion house has tapped Nike’s global communications director as its new global communications and image director.

clock November 3, 2014Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Marco Zanini Departure at Schiaparelli Rumored

Diego Della Valle tapped the designer as Schiaparelli’s creative director at the end of September last year.

clock November 3, 2014Luisa Zargani and Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Mark Badgley and James Mischka Sell Long Island Home

The designers are in search of new digs, presumably not far from Hunter’s Moon Farm, where Badgley keeps and trains his horses.

clock November 3, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Emma Watson in Balenciaga.

Fashion Scoops

Stars Turn Out for BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards

Among the honorees were Dame Judi Dench, director Mike Leigh, Robert Downey Jr., Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Mark Ruffalo and Emma Watson.

clock November 3, 2014Lindzi Scharf

Fashion Scoops

Fiorentini + Baker Previews Spring Collection in L.A.

The next stop for the cult brand’s preview party will be New York, and final destination is Bologna, Italy where designer Deborah Baker resides.

clock November 3, 2014Ericka Franklin

Fashion Scoops

L Brands Chief Leslie Wexner to Be Honored

The executive will receive Chief Executive magazine’s lifetime achievement award at the CEO2CEO Leadership Summit.

clock November 3, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Hook + Albert in Collaboration With Swiss Timepiece Brand Zodiac

Under Zodiac’s Sea Dragon Line, the brand will offer only 30 pieces.

clock November 3, 2014David Yi

Yigal Azrouël's cotton and viscose dress.

Fashion Trends

Spring 2015 Trend: Spring Leaves

When temperatures start to rise and nature blooms back, Yigal Azrouël’s cotton and viscose dress makes just the right transitional statement.

clock November 3, 2014Mayte Allende

Fashion Scoops

Jason Wu Designs Scarf for St. Regis Hotels

The designer's Grand Tourista Scarf is meant to have an East-meets-West feel and is offered in three different colors.

clock November 3, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg


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clock May 9, 2021Ryma Chikhoune

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