Sitting Pretty

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Overview

Designers showcase everything from fine-dining jewels to feminine fare to futuristic fun in this month’s rounds of pre-fall collections. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

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Retail

Nilit’s Innergy Keeps It Cool

A nylon yarn containing a mineral that turns body heat into infrared light is showing promise for improving the athletic performance and comfort of its wearer.

clock December 30, 2014Emily Backus

Retail

Consumer Confidence Rebounds in December

The present-situation index is now at its highest level since February 2008.

clock December 30, 2014Vicki M. Young and Arnold J. Karr

A rendering of the future Simons store in Vancouver.

Retail

Q&A: Peter Simons Talks Expansion

Simons, the 175-year-old retailer from Quebec, will expand into five cities across the country over the next two years, bringing the total store count to 14.

clock December 31, 2014David Moin and Constance Droganes

Hermès storefront on Rodeo Drive.

Designer and Luxury

Store Design in Focus on Rodeo Drive

The three-block-long thoroughfare now boasts more new tenants and storefronts than ever, an indication that luxury’s faith in the Golden State remains strong.

clock December 31, 2014Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

Mary Quant Among Fashion Names on Queen’s Honors List

The Sixties designer was named a Dame, while Dickson Poon, Joan Collins and Jane Shepherdson also got nods in the New Year list.

clock December 30, 2014Nina Jones

Financial

Fashion Shares March Higher

U.S. retailers endured a bumpier road than expected in 2014, but challenges in the stores hardly kept Wall Street’s bulls at bay.

clock December 30, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Valentino’s special New York couture collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli.

Fashion Trends

Fashion Trend: Sitting Pretty

Designers showcase everything from fine-dining jewels to feminine fare to futuristic fun in this month’s rounds of collections.

clock December 31, 2014Bridget Foley

A fox fur coat faces off with a taxidermy animal.

Fashion Features

Danish Fur Exhibition: Ethics vs. Aesthetics

“Fur: An Issue of Life and Death,” which runs through Feb. 22, may be the most ambitious and unflinching exhibition on the subject ever mounted.

clock December 31, 2014Miles Socha

Gilles Dufour

Designer and Luxury

Gilles Dufour Adds Trendy Twist to Erdos

The designer renewed his contract with the cashmere giant, extending his tenure another three years while the company looks to extend its market into Europe.

clock December 31, 2014Miles Socha

Financial

Tech IPO Theme Could Replay in 2015

The stock story heading into the year remains very much on the IPO theme that dominated 2014, as the initial public offering cycle is still a strong one.

clock December 31, 2014Vicki M. Young

Media

Michael Bloomberg Implements Changes at Namesake Media Company

Bloomberg this week quietly reinstated its practice of tracking employees’ whereabouts, WWD has learned.

clock December 31, 2014Nina Jones and Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

The Met’s Costume Institute to Spotlight Jacqueline de Ribes

The countess will be the subject of a new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute next fall.

clock December 31, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Russia Out at Pitti Uomo

The country will no longer be the guest national at the January edition of the trade show in Florence.

clock December 31, 2014Cynthia Martens

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Alessandro Michele

Fashion

Gucci's Alessandro Michele Discusses Brand Longevity Turning 100

clock April 15, 2021Luisa Zargani

Social Studies

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