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Balmain RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Balmain RTW Fall 2015

Backstage before his Balmain show, Olivier Rousteing spoke about “what happened [in January],” referring obviously to the Charlie Hebdo shootings.

clock March 5, 2015Bridget Foley

Christian Wijnants RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Christian Wijnants RTW Fall 2015

Jackie Nickerson and her photos of African agricultural farmers inspired Christian Wijnants to produce a cute and easy collection.

clock March 5, 2015Paulina Szmydke

Lanvin RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Lanvin RTW Fall 2015

“It’s the 125-year anniversary of the house. What is my story?” Alber Elbaz asked himself.

clock March 5, 2015Bridget Foley

Carven RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Carven RTW Fall 2015

The brand was off to a fresh start for fall, both in terms of its new designers, Adrien Caillaudaud and Alexis Martial, and the point of view expressed in their first collection.

clock March 5, 2015Jessica Iredale

Fall 2015 RTW

Fashion Show Reviews

Rick Owens RTW Fall 2015

Owens chose to dial down the shock value for his fall women’s lineup to a mere “surprise”: He used sequins for the first time.

clock March 5, 2015Jessica Iredale

Ann Demeulemeester RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Ann Demeulemeester RTW Fall 2015

This was a sultry collection from Sébastien Meunier, hinged on voluptuous shapes and artful dishabille.

clock March 5, 2015Miles Socha

Paco Rabanne RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Paco Rabanne RTW Fall 2015

Since taking over the brand, Julien Dossena has establised a ready-to-wear identity with an edgy athletic currency.

clock March 5, 2015Jessica Iredale

Roland Mouret RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Roland Mouret RTW Fall 2015

The designer added spark to his figure-flattering looks with highly graphic color blocks incorporating shades such as Bordeaux, orange, powder blue and red.

clock March 5, 2015Jennifer Weil

Manish Arora RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Manish Arora RTW Fall 2015

Arora’s eye for detail was extraordinary and extended to his accessories.

clock March 5, 2015Joelle Diderich

Blasts of wintry weather late in the month contributed to a mediocre performance for retail sales in February.

Financial

February Sales Suffer as Stores Wait for Spring

Gap reports 4 percent decline for month as most companies fall short of estimates.

clock March 5, 2015Arnold J. Karr

An in-store shop at Bloomingdale’s.

Retail

Bloomingdale’s to Open Manhattan Outlet

The outlet will be the company's first in Manhattan and the first in a major urban center.

clock March 5, 2015Sharon Edelson

A Carrefour hypermarket.

Financial

Carrefour Reports Improved 2014 Profits

The retailer continued to see the fruit of its ongoing turnaround plan in 2014, reporting a 6.7 percent rise in recurring operating income.

clock March 5, 2015Alex Wynne

Media

Olivier Rousteing Hits One Million on Instagram

Balmain’s artistic director has been voted the fourth most influential French person on the social media network.

clock March 5, 2015Paulina Szmydke

Taobao.com

Government and Trade

Alibaba Under USTR’s Spotlight

The office said it's concerned about recent allegations of counterfeiting and digital piracy on the consumer-to-consumer platform.

clock March 5, 2015Kristi Ellis

Kim Kardashian, Olivier Rousteing and Jared Leto

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Balmain

Kim Kardashian and Jared Leto had a blonde moment at the Paris show on Thursday.

clock March 5, 2015Miles Socha and Paulina Szmydke

Herbert Hainer

Financial

Adidas Swings to Loss in Q4

The German activewear brand said sales were up for the quarter as well as the full year.

clock March 5, 2015Paulina Szmydke

Looks from Missoni's Margherita collection.

Markets

Margherita Missoni Amos Launches New Children’s Wear Line

Margherita Maccapani Missoni Amos is about to give birth in two ways: Her second child is due in May and she is unveiling a new children’s wear line, called Margherita, today in Paris.

clock March 5, 2015Luisa Zargani

Textiles

Italy’s Textile, Fashion Sales Rise

Exports continue to boost Italy’s textile and fashion industry, which is turning to the U.S. to help offset a decrease in the Russian market.

clock March 5, 2015Luisa Zargani

Ralph Lauren, Polo

Fragrance

Ralph Lauren Releasing Polo Red Intense Fragrance

The new version of Red, which is due out next week, is an eau de parfum, a more powerful concentration than the eau de toilette of the original scent.

clock March 6, 2015Pete Born

Footwear

Cesare Paciotti to Show in Paris

Cesare Paciotti will hold a presentation in Paris and chief executive officer Marco Calcinaro said the move marks the next stage for the company, after a financial setback.

clock March 6, 2015Luisa Zargani

Maison Kitsuné

Footwear

Maison Kitsuné Explores Accessories

Maison Kitsuné, a clothing and music label that prides itself on strong Parisian roots, is applying its classic Gallic persona to accessories, beginning with footwear for fall.

clock March 6, 2015Misty White Sidell

Oliver Peoples' "Jack Huston" frame.

Fashion Scoops

Jack Huston to Collaborate With Oliver Peoples

Jack Huston is adding a new title to his CV: eyewear designer. The British actor serves as the face of Oliver Peoples, and for spring will increase his involvement by codesigning a pair of frames.

clock March 6, 2015Lauren McCarthy

Tracie Egan Morrissey

Media

Vice Media Hires Tracie Egan Morrissey to Head Broadly

Vice Media is starting a new chapter of expansion, following its September infusion of $500 million from minority investors, and it’s looking to an unlikely target for growth — women.

clock March 6, 2015Alexandra Steigrad

Solange Knowles and Kelly Rowland

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Lanvin

Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Kelly Rowland and Solange Knowles were at the show.

clock March 5, 2015Joelle Diderich

The interior of the Balenciaga store in Madrid.

Designer and Luxury

Alexander Wang Makes His Mark on Balenciaga

In separate interviews, Wang and Balenciaga chief executive officer Isabelle Guichot unfurled a host of development plans, citing men’s wear and knitwear among chief growth opportunities.

clock March 6, 2015Miles Socha

Media

Giorgio Armani Taps Claudio Calò for Communications

The Giorgio Armani company has tapped Claudio Calò to coordinate the company’s communication activities. He will be based in Milan and will report directly to Giorgio Armani.

clock March 6, 2015Alessandra Turra

A display spanning exotic & Art Deco styles

Fashion Features

Lanvin Exhibit to Bow in Paris

The “Jeanne Lanvin” retrospective at the Palais Galliera opens to the public Sunday and runs through Aug. 23.

clock March 6, 2015Miles Socha

Alex Keith, Procter & Gamble

Marketing and Promotion

PCPC Takes Global Look Through Small Company Eyes

The Personal Care Products Council sat down for a far-ranging discussion of industry issues.

clock March 5, 2015Julie Naughton

Nicky Haslam and Lee Radziwill

Fashion Scoops

Nicky Haslam Celebrates New Book

Nicky Haslam has just published another coffee-table book — a collection of reminisces, clippings and sketches titled “A Designer’s Life.”

clock March 6, 2015Erik Maza

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Nick Kamen in Munich in 1987.

Eye

Industry Pays Tribute to Model Nick Kamen

clock May 6, 2021Tianwei Zhang

Social Studies

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