The WWD Six

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Overview

  Who will build the powerhouse brands of tomorrow? A look at six of the industry’s best bets.

From This Issue

Fashion Features

Letter From the Editor

This thumping new weekly is, in real terms, our transformation.

clock April 29, 2015Edward Nardoza

Oprah Winfrey

Media

Media People: Oprah Winfrey

We try to speak to the heart of the woman who we know is interested in growing into herself.

clock April 29, 2015Alexandra Steigrad

Cole Haan, Francesco Russo, Valentino Garavani, Valextra, René Caovilla, Swarovski, Olgana, Sergio Rossi, Chanel, Piaget, Gouverneur, Delvaux

Accessory Trends

Accessories 2015 Trend: Tux Luxe

The tuxedo, a longtime favorite of ladies from Marlene Dietrich to Madonna, is still on fire. This season, designers imagined the black-and-white combo on striking accessories.

clock April 29, 2015Roxanne Robinson

Markets Agenda

Retail

Redefined Middle Class Forces Retailers to Adapt

A redefined middle market is changing the retail and fashion apparel landscape.

clock April 29, 2015Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Cody Simpson

Fashion Features

Men’s Fashion Report Card: A Vin Diesel Disaster, Henrik Lundqvist Hits Mark

From billionaires who favor pastel colors to movie stars with midlife crises, these are the hits and misses among some men in the news.

clock April 29, 2015WWD Staff

Rent the Runway portrait for Retail Agenda

Retail

Rent the Runway Adding Sportswear and Physical Stores

Rent the Runway is getting into everyday dressing and making a big push for new showrooms.

clock April 29, 2015Rachel Strugatz

Sarah Sutherland

People

Actress Sarah Sutherland Takes The TriBeCa Film Festival

Sarah Sutherland stars in “Shut Up and Drive,” a drama about a relationship forged during a road trip that debuted at the TriBeCa Film Festival.

clock April 29, 2015Ally Betker

CoverGirl, Grammy

Marketing and Promotion

Beauty Brands Turn to Social Media on the Red Carpet

After a frenetic red-carpet awards season, mass beauty marketers are honing their approach to social media.

clock May 1, 2015Jenny B. Fine

Dean and Dan Caten

Mens Designer Luxury

Dan & Dean Caten Share Some Secrets

After 20 years, Dan and Dean Caten still rock the Milan fashion scene with their unapologetically sexy runway shows. Here, the pair answers a few questions about some of their deepest, darkest secrets.

clock May 1, 2015Alex Badia

One of L'Oréal's best-selling products in India.

Retail

India: L’Oréal’s New Inspiration

The world’s biggest beauty company is outpacing market growth in India, where consumers are showing widespread acceptance and a willingness to trade up for products tailored to local needs.

clock May 1, 2015Mayu Saini

Off-pricers are big...and getting bigger...but threatened by faster-growing competitors.

Retail

Off-Price Retailers See Competition on the Rise

TJX, Ross and Burlington are still grabbing market share but face faster-growing competitors.

clock May 1, 2015Arnold J. Karr

The Row

Designer and Luxury

The Row: The Quiet Ones

Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen have surprised, impressed and in many ways trailblazed their way into the fashion industry.

clock April 29, 2015Jessica Iredale

Christopher Kane

Designer and Luxury

Christopher Kane: The Stargazer

Retailers say Kane is redefining luxury for a new generation of men and women.

clock April 29, 2015Samantha Conti

Alexander Wang

Designer and Luxury

Alexander Wang: The Energizer

At age 31 Wang has built an ultracool brand synonymous with street grit, irreverence, the spirit of youth and spontaneity.

clock April 29, 2015Jessica Iredale

Proenza Schouler

Designer and Luxury

Proenza Schouler: The Originals

Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez arrived in fashion at a critical moment.

clock April 29, 2015Bridget Foley

Chitose Abe

Designer and Luxury

Chitose Abe: The Enigma

She launched her label, Sacai, in Tokyo in 1999 but didn’t hold her first runway show until 2011.

clock April 29, 2015Kelly Wetherille

Jonathan Anderson

Designer and Luxury

J.W. Anderson: The Thinker

Anderson has brought innovation to Loewe and employed androgyny to lift the notoriety of his namesake brand.

clock April 29, 2015Miles Socha

Erika Linder, Model Call, 2015

Human Resources

Model Call: Erika Linder

Linder has showcased her androgyny in everything from a Tom Ford ad campaign to a Katy Perry music video. The 24-year-old Sweden native who now lives in L.A. says she's just being herself.

clock April 29, 2015Kristi Garced

Amy Schumer, Women's Report Card

Fashion Features

Eye Report Card: No Thrill From Hillary Clinton, Blake Lively Burns It Up

From Royal demure to an overload of thigh and boob, here are the hits and misses among the women in the news.

clock April 29, 2015WWD Staff

Valentino

Fashion Trends

Fall 2015 Trend: The Edge of Innocence

Designers drew on romantic notions of Victoriana, rendering lace, tulle and embroidery in chaste silhouettes.

clock April 29, 2015Mayte Allende

On the streets of San Francisco.

Street Style

They Are Wearing: Spring on the Street

Winter’s icy grip lasted awfully long this year, but when it was finally spring the chill-weary flung off their furs and woolens.

clock April 29, 2015WWD Staff

Jimmy Fallon

Mens Fashion

Who Should be NYFW Men’s Ambassador?

The Council of Fashion Designers of America is seeking an ambassador for New York Fashion Week: Men’s, the first edition of which will be held July 13 to 16. WWD conducted a nonscientific, industry survey as to whom they would pick.

clock April 29, 2015Jean E. Palmieri

Cara Delevingne

Beauty Features

Anatomy of: The Now Brow

Thanks to supermodel Cara Delevingne, brows have become a big business.

clock May 1, 2015Jenny B. Fine and Anna Dysinger

Frida Kahlo, 1940

Beauty Features

The Eyebrow Chronicles

Cara Delevingne wasn’t the first to rise to fame on the strength of a great brow.

clock May 1, 2015Anna Dysinger

Beauty, The Smell Test, Chanel

Fragrance

The Smell Test: Chanel Misia

WWD has assembled a jury of world-class fragrance experts who will judge various scents for their olfactory quality, revealing the nuances of perfumery’s new world order.

clock April 29, 2015Pete Born

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Pitti Filati.

Fashion

Will Italian Yarn Makers Be Able to Up Their Game?

clock 8hSandra Salibian

Social Studies