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  From Milan to Seoul, fashion’s juggernaut never stops.   SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Sephora, Beauty

Retail

Mass-market Beauty Retailers Try to Keep Up

After an eye-opening year — when the prestige channel yet again outpaced mass-market beauty sales and shoppers continued to migrate to other outlets, including online — chain retailers are playing defense.

clock May 8, 2015Faye Brookman and Molly Prior

The omnichannel basics.

Retail

Focus is Key to Omnichannel

Retailers are living in the everywhere, all the time world, but need to focus in on the basics — serving the consumer.

clock May 6, 2015Rachel Strugatz

Jeff Bowman

Textiles

Jeff Bowman’s New Gig: 37.5

Bowman cut his teeth at Gore-Tex and Polartec. He said 37.5 is different from the materials technology of those brands because it can be applied to a more diverse catalogue of products.

clock May 6, 2015Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Patrick Demarchelier

Marketing and Promotion

Clio Image Awards Honor Patrick Demarchelier

Edward Enninful will accept the Excellence in Commercial Styling Award.

clock May 6, 2015Alexandra Steigrad

Moustapha El-Solh, Façonnable

Mens Designer Luxury

Façonnable Poised for Growth

Shareholder and chief executive officer Moustapha El-Solh said Façonnable is working to further elevate its luxury content and is terminating its casual collection, called F., to focus on the more exclusive signature line.

clock May 7, 2015Luisa Zargani

Ralph Lauren,Kalmanovich, Giuseppe Zanotti, Anndra Neen

Fashion Trends

Fall 2015 Trend: The Comfort Zone

Fall’s head-to-toe knits are cozy by nature, but their silhouettes are strong, seductive and chic.

clock May 7, 2015Mayte Allende

Alexandra Ljadov

Fashion Features

Model Call: Alexandra Elizabeth Ljadov

Alexandra Elizabeth Ljadov walked a whopping 74 shows on the fall 2015 runways, making her one of the season’s top catwalkers.

clock May 6, 2015Kristi Garced

Piero Mendez, Model Call

People

Model Call: Piero Mendez

Piero Mendez has made quite a splash since arriving on the modeling scene. If walking 32 shows for the fall season weren’t enough, he was cast as the face of Balenciaga for the brand’s spring campaign.

clock May 7, 2015Luis Campuzano

Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne

Fashion Scoops

Will Public School Help DKNY?

Cofounder of Carson Street Clothiers Brian Trunzo sounds off on the new transition.

clock May 7, 2015Aria Hughes

Y-3, Ann Demeulemeester, Sacai

Mens Fashion

Fall 2015 Men’s Wear Trend: Green Beret

Military references are one pillar of men's wear fashion, but this season, they're reinterpreted in a variety of green shades and utilitarian details.

clock May 7, 2015Alex Badia

TAW, They Are Wearing

Street Style

They Are Wearing: Best of the Music Fests

At Jazz Fest in New Orleans, SunFest in West Palm Beach and Coachella in the California desert, Millennials put a modern spin on a familiar fashion vibe.

clock May 6, 2015WWD Staff

Sarah Jessica Parker

Parties

Eye Report Card: The Met Ball

The Met Gala’s red carpet was its own looking glass, as celebs interpreted the China theme with class, sass and tons of skin.

clock May 6, 2015WWD Staff

Liu Wen

People

Kevin Kwan Talks “Crazy Rich Asians” Follow Up

"Crazy Rich Asians" offers a second helping of the social-climbing, jet-setting, wildly scandalous world that propelled Kwan’s first book to the top of the New York Times bestseller list.

clock May 6, 2015Tiffany Ap

William Ivey Long, Eye

People

The Broadway Professor: William Ivey Long on Dressing for the Tony Awards

William Ivey Long is teaching Broadway a thing or two about dressing for the Tony Awards.

clock May 7, 2015Ally Betker

Duchess of Cambridge Jenny Packham

Fashion Scoops

Cambridges Name Their Little Princess Charlotte

Charlotte Elizabeth Diana will be the baby royal's full name.

clock May 4, 2015Samantha Conti

Mergers and Acquisitions

IPO for ABG?

Although Authentic Brands Group chairman and chief executive officer Jamie Salter declined comment, could the company be looking at an initial public offering down the road?

clock May 6, 2015Vicki M. Young

Kashmir sapphires

Jewelry

Scarcity of Kashmir Sapphires Drives Soaring Prices

Kashmir sapphires are among the rarest gems in the world, and with no new supplies, prices are sky-high.

clock May 8, 2015Misty White Sidell

Sarah-Linh Tran and Christophe Lemaire

Designer and Luxury

Christophe Lemaire and Sarah-Linh Tran Continue Transitioning

Taking a Taoist approach in a year of transition, Christophe Lemaire and Sarah-Linh Tran have rechristened their brand and added an e-commerce site. Next up: a collection for Uniqlo.

clock May 8, 2015Joelle Diderich

Eichner's Eye, Met Ball

Parties

Eichner’s Eye: 2015 Met Costume Gala

WWD’s veteran party photographer Steve Eichner has covered a Met Ball or two. Here, his perspective from this year’s extravaganza.

clock May 6, 2015Steve Eichner

Eddie Borgo, Accessories, Roy Lichtenstein

Accessory Trends

Under the Influence

Accessory designers share the genesis of their latest design ideas.

clock May 7, 2015Roxanne Robinson

Reese Witherspoon, Draper James

Fashion Scoops

Reese Witherspoon Launches Draper James Fashion Line

Reese Witherspoon branches into fashion and lifestyle with Draper James, which plays on her love of all things Southern.

clock May 6, 2015Rosemary Feitelberg

Extraordinary by Oscar de la Renta

Fragrance

The Smell Test: Oscar de la Renta Extraordinary

WWD’s panel of fragrance experts directs its attention to Oscar de la Renta’s Extraordinary.

clock May 6, 2015Pete Born

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Business

Can a PC Laptop Be Fashionable?

clock September 18, 2020Adriana Lee

Social Studies