Cavalli Changes Course: Talking With Clessidra

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In a surprising turn of events, Cavalli now is in talks to sell a significant majority stake to Italian private equity firm Clessidra SGR SpA for an undisclosed sum. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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WWD Man of the Week: December 4, 2014

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Man of the Week: Marcus Mariota

The Heisman Trophy winner has a bright future, it’s time to raise his style game.

clock December 17, 2014WWD Staff

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Media

Marc Balet, Bonnie Pressman Discuss OuiHours

The duo, along with president and ceo Alex Dulac, have launched the editorially focused lingerie Web site with e-commerce to follow Jan. 1.

clock December 15, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Masahiko Uotani at the entrance to Shiseido’s corporate headquarters in Tokyo’s Shiodome neighborhood.

Financial

Shiseido Unveils Strategic Plan

Under new ceo Masahiko Uotani, the company will pursue M&A opportunities, introduce new brands and ramp up research and development investments.

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Alexander Lewis Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Alexander Lewis Pre-Fall 2015

The designer conjured up a subversive femininity for pre-fall, drawing on the idea of a complex Middle Eastern woman.

clock December 18, 2014Nina Jones

Jerry Storch HBC

Human Resources

Hudson’s Bay Names Gerald Storch CEO

Storch takes over the ceo title from Richard Baker, who continues as governor and executive chairman.

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Financial

CPI Reports November Apparel Prices

Sales declined in both women’s and men’s categories, according to the Labor Department’s Consumer Price Index released Wednesday.

clock December 17, 2014Kristi Ellis

Roland Mouret Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Roland Mouret Pre-Fall 2015

For the second time, Roland Mouret staged a small runway show at his grand London headquarters to introduce pre-fall.

clock December 17, 2014Samantha Conti

A weekender.

Textiles

In the Spotlight: Killspencer

After college, Spencer Nikosey took his interest in graphic and industrial design and parlayed it into an accessories line that launched in 2009.

clock December 17, 2014WWD Staff

Roberto Cavalli RTW Spring 2015

Financial

Roberto Cavalli Talks Heat Up

Private equity fund Clessidra SGR SpA is in exclusive talks to buy a majority stake in the Florence-based firm.

clock December 18, 2014Luisa Zargani

BCBG Max Azria Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

BCBG Max Azria Pre-Fall 2015

Inspired by the work of Spanish Catalan artist Joan Miró, Lubov Azria worked lingerie detailing into a series of dresses and pleated skirts.

clock December 17, 2014Kristi Garced

Herve Leger Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Hervé Léger by Max Azria Pre-Fall 2015

Lubov and Max Azria evoked African heritage by way of vibrant colorways and updated their signature bandage dresses with new textural plays.

clock December 17, 2014Kristi Garced

Ohne Titel Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Ohne Titel Pre-Fall 2015

Designers Alexa Adams and Flora Gill drew inspiration for their pre-fall lineup from Jimmy Nelson’s photography book “Before They Pass Away.”

clock December 17, 2014Mayte Allende

Under Armour built its business on compression apparel.

Textiles

Compression Wear Tightens Its Hold

Tight-fitting apparel blends function with fashion.

clock December 17, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Shoshanna Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Shoshanna Pre-Fall 2015

Shoshanna Gruss found herself in a Mediterranean state of mind for pre-fall.

clock December 17, 2014Kristi Garced

Media

Vanity Fair to Hold Another New Establishment Summit

This year’s two-day event featured speakers such as Michael Bloomberg, Shane Smith, Bob Iger and Elon Musk.

clock December 17, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Products from ‪Beautycounter's Countertime collection.

Financial

TPG Takes Stake in Beautycounter

Investment firm’s John Bailey to join the products marketer’s board.

clock December 17, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Features

CFDA+ Program Goes International

The initiative helps identify top fashion graduates and connect them with American fashion houses.

clock December 17, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Neil Barrett's polyurethane sweatshirt, Everlast's polyester and spandex shirt and New Balance's polyester and elastane tights. Nike gloves and sneakers.

Fashion Features

Men’s Wear Trend: Ultimate Performance

Vibrant prints and the latest technology in microfiber are some of the features that have turned compression gear into a trendy fashion statement.

clock December 18, 2014Alex Badia

No. 1 Worst CEO of 2014: Ricardo Salgado, Banco Espírito Santo

Business Features

From the Top Down: The Head Honchos

Eddie and Dov were among the worst, and Jack and Kevin were among the best — chief executive officers, that is.

clock December 18, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Donna Karan Opening Urban Zen Pop-up in Aspen

The 2,500-square-foot store, which will be open through mid-April, is located at 501 East Dean Street.

clock December 18, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Burberry Sales Associates to Respond to Inquiries via Twitter

The brand is using Twitter to help get some last minute sales in the days leading up to Christmas.

clock December 18, 2014Rachel Strugatz

Fashion Scoops

Diane von Furstenberg Touching Down in Los Angeles

On Sunday night, she will fete the “House of DVF” season finale, as well as her just-opened shop at The Grove.

clock December 18, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Media

Prada Names Jury for Prada Journal

The project dedicated to emerging writers was launched last year in collaboration with Italian publishing company Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore.

clock December 18, 2014Alessandra Turra

U.S. regulators alleged that Avon paid Chinese officials with cash and other gifts, including Gucci bags.

Financial

Avon to Pay $135M in Corruption Case

The beauty firm’s aggressive efforts to break into the Chinese direct-to-consumer market led it to plead guilty in a Manhattan criminal court.

clock December 18, 2014Evan Clark

TrendingNY's September 17 issue.

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Hearst Increases Frequency of TrendingNY

In 2015, the company is rolling out nine issues, with a new one distributed the first week of each month from April to December.

clock December 16, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Cover of the Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent Foundation's 10th anniversary book

Fashion Scoops

Pierre Bergé Launches Anniversary Book

Bespoke tome is to mark 10 years of the Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent Foundation.

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Social Studies