Coach Said Near Deal to Acquire Weitzman

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Coach Inc. is within a day or two of finalizing a deal to acquire the Stuart Weitzman footwear brand for just shy of $600 million from Sycamore Partners. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Sonia Rykiel Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Sonia Rykiel Pre-Fall 2015

“Wrap yourself in something warm,” was Julie de Libran’s come-on at Sonia Rykiel.

clock January 6, 2015Miles Socha

Carven Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Carven Pre-Fall 2015

In his final collection for Carven, Guillaume Henry presented a well-studied wardrobe that was as functional as it was charming.

clock January 6, 2015Paulina Szmydke

Sharon Wauchob Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Sharon Wauchob Pre-Fall 2015

For pre-fall, the designer looked to Jeanloup Sieff’s intriguing photographs of Charlotte Rampling and borrowed from Jane Birkin’s bohemian chic.

clock January 5, 2015Paulina Szmydke

Human Resources

Michael Delaney, Founder of The Ralsey Group, Dies at 61

Funeral services will be held on Jan. 10 at St. Mary’s Church in Stamford, Conn.

clock January 2, 2015Rosemary Feitelberg

Government and Trade

ILO Calls on Global Buyers to Pay Cambodia’s Factories More

The ILO said that the new minimum wage will mean that the salary an average worker takes home will increase from $183 to $217 a month.

clock January 5, 2015Dene-Hern Chen

A sketch of Montblanc's John F. Kennedy-inspired pens.

Fashion Scoops

JFK Inspires Montblanc’s New Great Characters Collection

The initiative started in 2009 and has used Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein and Mahatma Gandhi in prior years.

clock January 5, 2015Jean E. Palmieri

Kate Moss in an ad visual for the Matchless spring 2015 campaign.

Fashion Scoops

Kate Moss Teams Up With Matchless

The spring 2015 campaign marks the motorcycle brand’s 115th anniversary.

clock January 5, 2015Nina Jones

Première Vision New York is set for its second season at Pier 92.

Retail

NYC Textile Week Comes Into Focus

The new concept is meant to establish New York as the destination for textile and sourcing professionals in the global fashion, home and related industries.

clock January 6, 2015Arthur Friedman

Mugler Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Mugler Pre-Fall 2015

“Building a wardrobe” and “trans-seasonal” are the buzzwords of pre-fall, and both were invoked by David Koma as he explained his third collection for Mugler.

clock January 5, 2015Jessica Iredale

Tibi Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Tibi Pre-Fall 2015

Amy Smilovic referenced the “coziness and warmth of the Argentinian gaucho uniform.”

clock January 5, 2015Mayte Allende

Talbot Runhof Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Talbot Runhof Pre-Fall 2015

Artisanal floor tiles in a turn-of-the-century Majorcan mansion guided Adrian Runhof and Johnny Talbot for pre-fall.

clock January 5, 2015Marc Karimzadeh

Thom Browne Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Thom Browne Pre-Fall 2015

Playing on the idea of his spring show, Browne made his pre-fall collection all about uniforms.

clock January 5, 2015Jessica Iredale

M. Patmos Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

M. Patmos Pre-Fall 2015

Marcia Patmos cited a wide range of pre-fall influences, among them Thirties and Forties gangsters, and artisanal textiles from Madagascar and Bolivia.

clock January 5, 2015Marc Karimzadeh

A Jennifer Fisher cuff

Jewelry

Fine Jewelry Boom Boosts Market

Year-over-year jewelry sales in the U.S. have been up for 20 months in a row — a trend that has seen jewelry outpace the perennial engines of the fashion world.

clock January 6, 2015Lauren McCarthy

Former rugby player Nick Youngquest in a promotion for Paco Rabanne's Invictus fragrance.

Lifestyle

Getting Athletic: Brands Court Players for Ad Campaigns

Emboldened by the ath-leisure trend dominating fashion, brands are out to enhance their images with athletes’ toned physiques and street credibility.

clock January 6, 2015Khanh T.L. Tran

The John Varvatos Spring 2015 Campaign featuring Ziggy Marley and Stephen Marley.

Media

John Varvatos Channels Reggae Rhythm for Spring

The designer will this time feature Ziggy Marley and his brother Stephen in a black-and-white family portrait shot in Austin, Texas.

clock January 6, 2015Jean E. Palmieri

An image from the #LouboutinWorld gallery.

Fashion Scoops

Christian Louboutin Gets Social With #LouboutinWorld

With the help of Olapic, the three-year-old tech startup, the brand will unveil its first user-generated gallery online.

clock January 6, 2015Rachel Strugatz

Suits at Centofanti Tailors.

Media

Vicki Vasilopoulos Talks ‘Men of the Cloth’

The documentary features an up-close-and-personal insight into the lives and work of several Italian master tailors.

clock January 6, 2015Jean E. Palmieri

An image from Wilhelmina'a website.

Fashion Features

Wilhelmina Acquires U.K.-based Union Models

The London agency, which represents more than 100 models, has morphed into Wilhelmina London.

clock January 6, 2015Lisa Lockwood

Mambo’s fashion collection for men.

Financial

Saban Brands Purchases Mambo

Established in 1984 by Dare Jennings, the Australian fashion and lifestyle brand celebrated its 30th anniversary last year.

clock January 6, 2015Vicki M. Young

Jeff Bezos

Retail

Third-Party Sales Aid Amazon

Over two million sellers sold upward of two billion items on Amazon last year — comprising 40 percent of all products sold by the e-commerce giant.

clock January 6, 2015Rachel Strugatz

Financial

Troubled Times for Wet Seal

The struggling teen retailer took a beating on Wall Street and social media Monday.

clock January 6, 2015Kari Hamanaka

Stuart Weitzman

Financial

Coach Nearing Deal to Acquire Stuart Weitzman

The U.S. accessories giant is within a day or two of finalizing the acquisition of the footwear brand from Sycamore Partners.

clock January 6, 2015Vicki M. Young

A look from the Janie Bryant for Black Halo collection.

Sportswear

Janie Bryant Links With Black Halo

The costume designer has teamed with contemporary brand for its first collaborative collection, which is set to debut at Coterie next month.

clock January 5, 2015Marcy Medina

Retail

LVMH’s Samaritaine Project Halted Again

A Paris court has rejected the luxury conglomerate’s appeal against a decision forcing it to halt construction.

clock January 5, 2015Joelle Diderich

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Nick Kamen in Munich in 1987.

Eye

Industry Pays Tribute to Model Nick Kamen

clock 12hTianwei Zhang

Social Studies

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