As Jacobs Expands, Big Changes Ahead

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Overview

  Marc Jacobs is finding himself in a familiar place – in the news. As reported on Thursday by WWD, the company will cease production of the Marc by Marc Jacobs label and assimilate that collection’s product range and price points into the signature Marc Jacobs collection. While this is first tangible merchandise-centric step in an ambitious plan to grow the company in anticipation of a possible IPO, it is in fact part of a process that has been underway for some time.   SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Saint Laurent

Accessory Trends

Seventies Have Accessories Buyers Groovin’

When it comes to accessories, the Seventies are still going strong for fall: fringe, suede, et al. But stifle that yawn — buyers are all in for the repeat trend.

clock March 23, 2015Lauren McCarthy

Human Resources

John B. Fairchild Memorial Time Changes

The timing of the memorial service for John B. Fairchild, the legendary former chairman and editorial director of Fairchild Publications, has changed and it will now be held at 11 a.m. on April 27 at the Church of the Ascension at 36-38 Fifth Avenue at 10th Street.

clock March 22, 2015WWD Staff

Matteo Marzotto

Legal

Matteo Marzotto Trial Advances in Italy

A hearing took place in the Matteo Marzotto trial Friday just as the Italian government is working on a new law that would change the course of fiscal trials.

clock March 22, 2015Luisa Zargani

Yoshio Kubo RTW Fall 2015

Yoshio Kubo Men’s RTW Fall 2015

Camels and eagles were both the starting point — and the stars — for Yoshio Kubo this season.

clock March 18, 2015Amanda Kaiser

Yasutoshi Ezumi RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Yasutoshi Ezumi RTW Fall 2015

Modern architecture pioneer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe inspired Yasutoshi Ezumi this season.

clock March 18, 2015Amanda Kaiser

Mint Designs RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Mint Designs RTW Fall 2015

For one of the more hotly anticipated shows of Tokyo Fashion Week, Hokuto Katsui and Nao Yagi of Mint Designs said they aimed to create “a classic faded world view for modern times.”

clock March 17, 2015Amanda Kaiser

Tokyo Fashion Week: Christian Dada RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Christian Dada RTW Fall 2015

The collection for fall was inspired by a woman Masanori Morikawa knew during his time studying in London, and had a darkly romantic vibe to it.

clock March 19, 2015Kelly Wetherille

Matohu RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Matohu RTW Fall 2015

Inspired by candlelight and reflections, Matohu's garments had varying degrees of shimmer and shine.

clock March 19, 2015Amanda Kaiser

Hanae Mori by Yu Amatsu RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Hanae Mori by Yu Amatsu RTW Fall 2015

Hanae Mori by Yu Amatsu turned out a feminine collection of delicate lace pieces, tweed numbers and robe-like coats in Easter egg hues.

clock March 20, 2015Amanda Kaiser

Johan Ku Gold Label RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Johan Ku Gold Label RTW Fall 2015

Johan Ku's collection featured sculptural knitwear and embroidered garments made of tiny bits of fabric.

clock March 20, 2015Amanda Kaiser

Ato RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Ato RTW Fall 2015

This was a cohesive, street-ready collection of leather pants and moto jackets, fringed scarves and tailored overcoats.

clock March 18, 2015Kelly Wetherille

Patchy Cake Eater RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Patchy Cake Eater RTW Fall 2015

Shigeki Morino says he has taken “masculine tailoring for women” and repurposed it for men’s fashion.

clock March 17, 2015Kelly Wetherille

DressCamp RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

DressCamp RTW Fall 2015

Dresscamp focused on ornate, contrasting textures, from velour to gold lame'.

clock March 19, 2015Kelly Wetherille

Fashion Features

WME/IMG Buys Made Fashion Week

WME/IMG has completed its acquisition of Made Fashion Week.

clock March 23, 2015Lisa Lockwood

Designer and Luxury

Call for NYC Designers to Apply for Design Entrepreneurs NYC 2015

Design Entrepreneurs NYC, a free, intensive “mini-MBA” program based at the Fashion Institute of Technology that educates emerging New York City-based fashion designers on how to run a successful business, is now accepting applications.

clock March 19, 2015Lisa Lockwood

The Galleria, owned by Simon Property Group. The Galleria, owned by Simon Property Group.

Financial

Simon Boosts Macerich Bid to $23.2B

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clock March 22, 2015Sharon Edelson

A view of Tiffany & Co.

Financial

Tiffany Swings to Q4 Profit

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clock March 20, 2015Vicki M. Young

Mergers and Acquisitions

Revolve Buys Alliance Apparel

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clock March 20, 2015Kari Hamanaka

Eye, SXSW, Best Coast

People

Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino: An Angeleno in Austin

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clock March 20, 2015Jenny Sundel

Students try on dresses for prom.

Fashion Features

Garden of Dreams Foundation Holds Prom Shopping Event

The organization outfits every teen who attends the prom with the help of Men’s Wearhouse and Macy’s.

clock March 19, 2015Kristi Garced

Fashion Scoops

Nicolas Ghesquière to Stage Louis Vuitton’s Resort Show in Palm Springs

Nicolas Ghesquière’s chose Palm Springs as the destination for Louis Vuitton’s resort show.

clock March 23, 2015Miles Socha

Vivienne Westwood

Fashion Scoops

Vivienne Westwood Opening First Boutique in New York

Vivienne Westwood will be translating her British style to her first boutique in New York this fall.

clock March 23, 2015Khanh T.L. Tran

3x1

Fashion Scoops

Scott Morrison Expanding 3×1 to the Hamptons

Scott Morrison is branching out his 3×1 denim brand. Adding to his SoHo flagship, which opened in 2011, Morrison will unveil a new retail outpost this May on Southampton, N.Y.

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Fashion Scoops

Salvatore Ferragamo, Marchon Eyewear Sign Five-Year Extension

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clock March 23, 2015Misty White Sidell

Yohji Yamamoto

Fashion Scoops

Yohji Yamamoto Teaming With Sanrio

In one of the more unlikely fashion collaborations in recent memory, Yohji Yamamoto is teaming up with Hello Kitty parent company Sanrio to launch a new brand called Kitty’s.

clock March 18, 2015WWD Staff

Media

Katherine Viner named editor-in-chief of the Guardian

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clock March 20, 2015Samantha Conti

Julia Roberts on InStyle’s September issue.

Media

Time Inc. Holds Town Hall for Employees

Time Inc. hosted a series of meetings with staff this week about the state of the company and its growth strategy going forward.

clock March 23, 2015Alexandra Steigrad

Marc Jacobs and Robert Duffy

Designer and Luxury

As Marc Jacobs Expands, Big Changes Ahead

As reported on Thursday by WWD, Marc Jacobs will cease production of the Marc by Marc Jacobs label and assimilate that collection’s product range and price points into the signature Marc Jacobs collection.

clock March 23, 2015Bridget Foley

Alexandre Mattiussi

Mens Fashion

WWD Men’s Wear Summit Roster Expands

Several speakers have been added to the roster for the Men’s Wear Summit, scheduled to be held Thursday at the Asia Society in New York.

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Essentialist

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Beauty

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Social Studies

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