American Apparel Battle Rages On

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Overview

While the rest of retail obsesses over the close of the holiday season, American Apparel Inc. has that and a litany of other pressing issues to deal with. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Ernesto Guevara (Che), Argentinian politician, Minister of industry (1961-1965) during an exclusive interview in his office.

Designer and Luxury

Holiday Book Roundup: Presents Accounted For

Everybody likes a good book. Here are some ideas for the holidays.

clock December 1, 2014Lorna Koski

The new Amedeo stores received a masculine touch.

Jewelry

Faraone Mennella Opens N.Y. Unit, Amedeo Gets New Look

Amedeo Scognamiglio and Roberto Faraone Mennella opened their first Faraone Mennella flagship in New York earlier this week.

clock December 17, 2014Roxanne Robinson

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Pre-Fall 2015

Their touchstones ran from Faye Dunaway in the Seventies to images of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love in the Nineties.

clock December 18, 2014Nina Jones

Osman Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Osman Pre-Fall 2015

Osman Yousefzada took a metaphorical trip to the wilds of 17th-century North America for his whimsical — but still sophisticated — collection.

clock December 18, 2014Samantha Conti

Rebecca Minkoff Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Rebecca Minkoff Pre-Fall 2015

In a palette of army green and khaki, Rebecca Minkoff worked a military reference to chic effect for pre-fall.

clock December 18, 2014Kristi Garced

Philipp Plein Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Philipp Plein Pre-Fall 2015

Sexy is a comfort zone for Plein, who, for pre-fall, showed plenty in that vein.

clock December 19, 2014WWD Staff

Jonathan Simkhai Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Jonathan Simkhai Pre-Fall 2015

For pre-fall, the theme was “cool girls on the varsity swim team,” which was most evident in the collection’s color scheme.

clock December 18, 2014Kristi Garced

Eyewear

Tory Burch, Luxottica Renew Eyewear License

The Italian company is extending the license agreement to distribute Tory Burch sun and prescription eyewear globally for the next ten years.

clock December 19, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Legal

American Apparel Battle Rages On

While the rest of retail obsesses over the close of the holiday season, American Apparel Inc. has that and a litany of other pressing issues to deal with.

clock December 21, 2014Evan Clark

Financial

PVH, Gazal Expand Australian Joint Venture

Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen businesses now included in arrangement.

clock December 21, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Antonio Berardi Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Antonio Berardi Pre-Fall 2015

Berardi riffed on masculine dressing for pre-fall but gave the codes of men’s wear a luxurious, feminine twist.

clock December 19, 2014Nina Jones

Media

The New York Times Finishes Layoffs, Dean Baquet Signals

The paper, which earlier this week indicated that it would begin layoffs after it offered buyouts, told staffers Friday that it had finally met its quota.

clock December 19, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Reed Krakoff

Designer and Luxury

Reed Krakoff ‘Restructuring’ to Shift Brand Focus

Rumors of layoffs and an imminent restructuring at Reed Krakoff have been spreading in recent days.

clock December 19, 2014WWD Staff

Shannon Dellimore Co-Founder & Joint CEO GlamGlow, Glenn Dellimore Co-Founder & joint CEO GlamGlow.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Estée Lauder Purchases Glamglow

This is the fourth brand Lauder’s snapped up since October.

clock December 19, 2014Julie Naughton and Pete Born

Jennifer Hyman

Financial

Rent The Runway Raises $60M Series D Round

The rental site so far has raised a total of $116M.

clock December 19, 2014Vicki M. Young

Legal

U.S. Judge Approves Target Class-Action Lawsuit

The retailer is accused of not properly protecting sensitive data in its network.

clock December 19, 2014Sharon Edelson

A rendering of the store in Cambodia.

Retail

DFS to Open T Galleria Store Near to Angkor Wat, Cambodia

The 86,000-square-foot store is set to open in the town of Siem Reap in early 2016.

clock December 19, 2014Nina Jones

Legal

Pietro Marzotto, Others Acquitted in Italian Pollution Case

Courts finds no link between company and deaths of textile workers.

clock December 21, 2014Luisa Zargani

Human Resources

Paddy Byng Named To Linley CEO Post

Paddy Byng is to take over as chief executive officer of Linley, the interior design, furniture and accessories firm founded in 1985 by David Linley.

clock December 22, 2014Samantha Conti and Nina Jones

An Amazon fulfilment center.

Retail

Amazon and the Art of Distribution

Amazon’s plans to open a 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Fall River, Mass., stands to create 1,000 full-time jobs.

clock December 22, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Retail

Fur Exposé Puts Brands Under Scrutiny

Retailers and brands were put on the defensive after a “Today” show exposé revealed that some merchandise labeled as faux fur was actually made of real fur.

clock December 22, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Proenza Schouler by Master & Dynamic’s goatskin, lambskin, aluminum and stainless steel headphones (bottom) and car-stereo-maker Alpine’s silicone-and-plastic headphones.

Accessory Trends

Accessories Trend: Tech Style

Once upon a time, the worlds of tech and style were strangers.

clock December 22, 2014Roxanne Robinson

Fashion Scoops

Yoox Taking It to the Bank

Italian e-tailer Yoox.com has teamed up with bank BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas to launch a new pickup service for the Italian market.

clock December 22, 2014Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Urban Outfitters Moving to Super Size Store in Chicago

Come spring, Urban Outfitters will be moving into much bigger digs in Chicago.

clock December 22, 2014Kristin Larson

Fashion Scoops

Rome Couture Week Cancelled

AltaRoma has canceled its next Roman couture week, scheduled for Jan. 31 to Feb. 2.

clock December 22, 2014Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Giorgio Armani Named Expo Milano Ambassador

Giorgio Armani has been named special ambassador of Expo Milano 2015.

clock December 22, 2014Alessandra Turra

A look from Iffley Road.

Fashion Scoops

Iffley Road Breaking Into U.S. Market

Iffley Road, the elegant British clothing line for running enthusiasts, is breaking into the U.S. market.

clock December 22, 2014Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Burberry Beauty Box Heads to Asia

Burberry has unveiled its first Burberry Beauty Box store in Asia, with a unit in Seoul.

clock December 22, 2014Nina Jones

Fashion Scoops

Geox to Outfit Italian Winter Sports Federation

Geox will provide the shoes to the 400 athletes of the Italian Winter Sports Federation for the 2014-2015 season.

clock December 22, 2014Alessandra Turra

Essentialist

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Beauty

Jean-Paul Agon Discusses Inventing a New L’Oréal

clock 4hJennifer Weil

Social Studies

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