Singles’ Day Aims For Global Reach

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Overview

Singles' Day is now a global phenomenon — and blew Cyber Monday out of the water.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Sass & Bide's headphones for Frends

Fashion Scoops

Sass & Bide Designs Frends Headphones

The foldable, limited edition cans feature a black and gold chevron pattern on each cap.

clock November 11, 2014Patty Huntington

The Alibaba homepage.

Retail

Singles’ Day Aims for Global Reach

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, which created the Nov. 11 shopping event, clocked in a record-breaking $9.3 billion in sales for the day on Tuesday.

clock November 11, 2014Rachel Strugatz and Lara Farrar

Denim

Levi Strauss to Eliminate 500 Jobs

The company has a five-year outsourcing agreement with Wipro Limited.

clock November 11, 2014Vicki M. Young

Patrizio Bertelli

Designer and Luxury

Prada Talks Pasticceria Marchesi Expansion Plans

The group will open two other Marchesi units in the city.

clock November 11, 2014Alessandra Turra

Graham Moore, Matthew Goode, Keira Knightley in Chanel and Allen Leech.

Parties

Benedict Cumberbatch Premieres ‘Imitation Game’ in Los Angeles

Guests of Chanel and The Weinstein Company-hosted screening reconvened at the Chateau Marmont afterwards for some post-screening boozing.

clock November 11, 2014Rebecca Dancer

Activewear is the focus at Ispo in Munich.

Markets

Bread & Butter Helps Stabilize Berlin Scene

The next round of shows in Germany will see trade events coming, going, changing venues, doubling up and and fine-tuning their concepts.

clock November 12, 2014Melissa Drier

Milano Prêt-à-Porter hosted 20 more bands in September than a year earlier.

Markets

Milan Expects Boost From Universal Expo

The coming year is a big one for Italy, and its fashion capital, Milan in particular.

clock November 12, 2014Cynthia Martens

The next Ispo trade show is set for Feb. 5 to 8.

Markets

International Tradeshow Calendar

Listings are accurate as of press time, but attendees are encouraged to confirm dates and locations.

clock November 12, 2014WWD Staff

The Mantero space at Scoop.

Markets

London Shows Add Value to Beat the Blues

This city’s trade show organizers are looking to next season with a heavy dose of positivity, but more than a dash of caution.

clock November 12, 2014Lorelei Marfil

Première Vision is focusing on its international appeal.

Markets

New Directions for Paris, Copenhagan Venues

Organizers have rolled up their sleeves to add new fairs to the roster of apparel and accessories trade shows, focusing on emerging markets and new categories.

clock November 12, 2014Paulina Szmydke

Checking out the fabrics at Intertextile Shanghai.

Markets

Shifting Patterns for Asian Exhibitions

The trade show scene in Hong Kong and China is reflecting the shifts in sourcing hubs and demographics.

clock November 12, 2014Lara Farrar and Kelly Wetherille

Allison Sarofim and Naomi Campbell

Parties

Naomi Campbell, Luke Wilson Party for Ballroom Marfa

An artsy fashion crowd trickled in for the annual gala benefitting the arts organization.

clock November 11, 2014Kristi Garced

Government and Trade

Nations Take Steps Toward Asia Pacific FTA

Leaders of the APEC forum pledged their support for a regional free-trade deal known as the Free-Trade Area of the Asia Pacific.

clock November 11, 2014Kristi Ellis

An interior view of the London Stock Exchange.

Financial

Global Economic Outlook Clouded With Uncertainty

A big question mark hangs over growth prospects in Europe, the Middle East and Asia over the next six months.

clock November 12, 2014Samantha Conti

Alfonso Cuaron and Francesco Clement

Parties

‘Gravity’ Director Alfonso Cuaron Honored at the Museum of Modern Art

A banner year that has included winning the Academy Award for best director was capped Monday night with a tribute for his life’s work.

clock November 11, 2014Erik Maza

Designer and Luxury

Italian Brands See Profits Climb

Brunello Cucinelli, Moncler and Aeffe posted increased profits and sales in the first nine months of the year, eyeing gains going forward.

clock November 11, 2014Luisa Zargani

A rendering of Barneys New York’s Madison Avenue façade replete with the two holiday queens.

Retail

Baz Luhrmann & Co. Bring Razzle-Dazzle to Barneys’ Holiday

Unlike static installations of the past, the retailer is honing in on active performance with this season’s Baz Dazzled Holiday campaign.

clock November 12, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Cashmere label Brora has come to Madison Ave.

Designer and Luxury

Brora, LJ Cross Set Up Shop on Madison

While both companies are new to the Upper East Side retail scene, their respective founders are well-steeped in fashion and design.

clock November 12, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

A campaign image for London Fog featuring Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka.

Marketing and Promotion

London Fog Taps Neil Patrick Harris and Husband David Burtka

Photographed by Nino Muñoz, the ads show the newlyweds in London Fog outerwear, clothing and accessories.

clock November 12, 2014Lisa Lockwood

NYDJ's shop at Macy's Herald Square.

Denim

NYDJ Opens Shop at Macy’s Herald Square

In addition to a full selection of jeans, the shop houses the firm’s new “Lift Tuck” dresses and skirts, as well as outerwear and tops.

clock November 12, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Mary Katrantzou's silk ankle-length pleated coat over cotton pants. Eugenia Kim hat.

Fashion Trends

Spring 2015 Trend: A Call to Arms

Crisp, tailored sleeveless coats bare arms this season and create an easy layer over matching pants and sheaths. Some even go solo, belted as dresses.

clock November 12, 2014Bobbi Queen

Retail

Joe Fresh Sets Next Leg of Global Expansion

Over the next five years, the retailer sees up to 84 locations operating in Mexico and Honduras, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador.

clock November 12, 2014David Moin

Human Resources

Geoffroy van Raemdonck Joins Ralph Lauren

He succeeds John Hooks, who has served in the role of group president, Europe, for the last three years.

clock November 12, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

J.McLaughlin ties in unexpected fabrics.

Marketing and Promotion

Early and Aggressive Promotional Climate Has Retailers on Edge

With two weeks until Thanksgiving, executives are feeling uncertain about the looming holiday season and frazzled after what’s been an up-and-down 2014.

clock November 12, 2014David Moin

Fashion Scoops

Whitney Museum Sets Plans for Final UES Bash

The museum will bid goodbye to the Marcel Breuer–designed building with one major blowout bash Nov. 19.

clock November 12, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

A piece from the limited-edition Talisman Collection of charms on a chain by Solange Azagury-Partridge.

Fashion Scoops

Solange Azagury-Partridge Doubles Up on Collaborations

The fine jeweler is turning her gaze to the digital world via two collaborations set to launch this month, with Amazon.com and topshop.com.

clock November 12, 2014Samantha Conti and Stephanie Hirschmiller

Fashion Scoops

La Rinascente Milan Flagship Getting Burberry Treatment

The store windows will be decked out in Burberry’s famous checked pattern, and the label’s Winter Glow color line will be displayed at the entrance.

clock November 12, 2014Cynthia Martens

Lupita Nyong'o

Media

Glamour’s Women of The Year Awards Honors Lupita Nyong’o, Chelsea Clinton

Carnegie Hall was the destination Monday night for a bevy of celebs, philanthropists, editors, designers and do-gooders.

clock November 11, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Chris de Lapuente

Business

LVMH Names Chris de Lapuente Chairman, CEO of Selective Retailing

clock 1hMiles Socha

Social Studies

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