NYFW’s Sept. Slate: New Venues, Deals

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Overview

Come September, not only will Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week move from Lincoln Center to a new undisclosed "downtown" location, but the name of the entity will change to New York Fashion Week. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Lanvin Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Lanvin Pre-Fall 2015

Alber Elbaz’s mantra seemed to be: Give pieces a chance.

clock January 5, 2015Miles Socha

Legal

Ronald Perelman Backs Revlon CEO Despite Lawsuit

Suit was filed by a former Revlon employee alleging that he was fired in December after raising safety concerns and also discriminated against for being Jewish.

clock January 2, 2015Molly Prior

Human Resources

NRF to Honor Retail’s Contributors

Twenty-five individuals will be celebrated for their contributions to the future of retailing at the NRF Foundation’s inaugural dinner gala.

clock January 5, 2015Arnold J. Karr

A visual from Max Factor's Marilyn Monroe campaign.

Color Cosmetics

Max Factor Names Marilyn Monroe Ambassador

Max Factor, the Procter & Gamble Co.-owned makeup brand, has looked to a late silver-screen icon for its latest face.

clock January 5, 2015Nina Jones

Nanette Lepore

Financial

Bluestar, Nanette Lepore Unveil Deal

Lepore maintains control of RTW business.

clock January 5, 2015Lisa Lockwood

Adidas StellaSport Collection

Intimates

Stella McCartney and Adidas Team Up for StellaSport

The athletic collection, which is aimed at a younger audience than the Adidas by Stella McCartney line, launches Jan. 15.

clock January 5, 2015Jessica Iredale

Looks from Autumn Cashmere's children's fall 2015 collection.

Fashion Features

ENK Children’s Club Show Gains Global Attention

From Jan. 11 to 13, some 350 vendors and upward of 4,000 domestic and international buyers are expected to descend on Manhattan’s West Side at Pier 94.

clock January 5, 2015Kristi Garced

Stanley Kaye

Human Resources

Children’s Club Director Stanley Kaye to Retire

The upcoming ENK Children’s Club show, running Jan. 11 to 13, will be Stanley Kaye’s 139th children’s trade show — and his last.

clock January 5, 2015Kristi Garced

A second sales-tax hike in Japan has been postponed until 2017.

Financial

China Forecasted to Hold Up, but Japan Soft

The retail sector in China should hold up nicely in the coming year, even against the backdrop of slowing economic growth and a continuing antigraft campaign.

clock January 5, 2015Amanda Kaiser and Ellen Sheng and Kelly Wetherille

Demonstrators rejoiced as Greece moved toward new elections, but political turmoil in the country has the euro currency bloc looking vulnerable.

Financial

Euro Zone to Stay Wobbly in Coming Year

A combination of sluggish growth, low inflation, high unemployment and weak investment has some observers predicting a pattern of chronically slow expansion.

clock January 5, 2015Nina Jones and Luisa Zargani and Joelle Diderich and Cynthia Martens

Inside on the trading floor.

Financial

Bright Spots Seen in U.S. Economy

As the U.S. begins 2015, consumer confidence was up in December, boosted by pump price declines since early July.

clock January 5, 2015Vicki M. Young

Retailers have counted on lower pump prices to propel consumers into stores.

Financial

Oil Price Drop Has Pluses and Minuses

The oil price collapse in 2014 has been a boon for U.S. consumers and bad news for financial markets.

clock January 5, 2015Samantha Conti and Ritu Upadhyay

Financial

Gold Expected to Drive Margins in 2015-16

With the dollar rising and the price of oil falling, gold is losing its value, meaning that jewelers can expect to pay less for the precious metal.

clock January 5, 2015Samantha Conti

The stronger pound has been a headwind for tourist spending in the U.K.

Financial

Weaker Currencies Shake Up Luxury

The stronger pound has been a “major headwind” for tourist spending in the U.K., according to a new report.

clock January 5, 2015Samantha Conti

Human Resources

Dan K. Wassong, Former Del Labs CEO, Dies at 84

Services are scheduled for Jan. 13.

clock January 4, 2015Pete Born

A rendering of the Mall of San Juan.

Real Estate

No Ebb Seen in Rising Real Estate Prices

In 2014, asking rents in New York broke records, Brooklyn neighborhoods came into their own, and American mall operators got creative.

clock January 5, 2015Sharon Edelson

Marvin Ellison

Retail

Retailers Focus on the Positive Going Into ’15

As they head into a new year, U.S. retailers have a degree of momentum they haven’t seen since 2007.

clock January 5, 2015David Moin

Amore Pacific's Color Control Cushion Compact.

Marketing and Promotion

A Transformative Year Ahead for Beauty

Industry analysts also describe the year ahead as a kaleidoscope of changing consumer patterns and swirling market forces.

clock January 5, 2015Pete Born

Gant Rugger's cotton jacket and baby alpaca, wool and polyamide sweater; Junk Food Clothing’s cotton T-shirt, and Prps Goods & Co. cotton sweatpants.

Retail

Slim Suits, Ath-leisure Driving Men’s Business

Men’s wear was among the hottest categories in 2014, and expectations are high that the momentum will continue into the new year.

clock January 5, 2015Jean E. Palmieri

The Activity Tracking Crystal and a pendant from Swarovski's first wearable collection, Swarovski Shine.

Jewelry

Swarovski Launches Wearables, With Shine

The company will unveil its first take on wearable tech today, emphasizing form in a market still dominated by sportier, function-driven styles.

clock January 5, 2015Rachel Strugatz

A spread from Louis Vuitton’s spring campaign, featuring Jennifer Connelly.

Media

Juergen Teller, Bruce Weber and Annie Leibovitz Link With Louis Vuitton Again

Nicolas Ghesquière tapped the same three marquee photographers for his sophomore fashion campaign and also brought actress Jennifer Connelly into the fold.

clock January 5, 2015Miles Socha

Imogen Poots in Miu Miu’s spring campaign.

Media

Miu Miu Unveils Spring Campaign

The label has enlisted rising stars Mia Goth, Imogen Poots and Marine Vacth for a series of moody images shot by Steven Meisel.

clock January 5, 2015Joelle Diderich

Media

Cara Delevingne Named Contributing Editor at Love Magazine

Her first task will be to guest-edit the style title’s forthcoming spring 2015 issue, which hits newsstands on Feb. 9.

clock January 5, 2015Nina Jones

Dylan Penn in Ermanno Scervino’s spring 2015 ad campaign.

People

Dylan Penn: Her Father’s Daughter

The 23-year-old college dropout has gone from delivering pizza to lounging in a glass villa on the Tuscany coast for Ermanno Scervino’s spring ads.

clock January 5, 2015Khanh T.L. Tran

Lincoln Center

Fashion Features

Changes at NYFW: IMG to Buy Made, Change Name

Come September, not only will the fashion shows move to a new “downtown” location, but the name of the entity will change to New York Fashion Week.

clock January 5, 2015Lisa Lockwood

A screenshot of Prada's redesigned Website.

Designer and Luxury

European Brands Dominate Online Luxury Survey

They appear to have a firm, tightening grip on luxury fashion in cyberspace that’s leaving little room for U.S. players.

clock January 5, 2015Arnold J. Karr

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