The Fastest Man: Tadashi Yanai

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Tadashi Yanai, Japan’s richest man, likes to think big. His next goal? To turn his Fast Retailing company into the world’s largest apparel chain by 2020.   SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Tadashi Yanai

Human Resources

Tadashi Yanai: Fashion’s Fastest Man

Tadashi Yanai, Japan’s richest man, likes to think big. His next goal? To turn his Fast Retailing company into the world’s largest apparel chain by 2020.

clock May 13, 2015Amanda Kaiser

Kate Upton

Fashion Features

Bridget Foley’s Diary: Real Girls, Kate Upton Feels Your Pain

Does a pimply, pudgy girl really feel better about herself upon reading that Kate Upton sometimes wishes she were less busty?

clock May 13, 2015Bridget Foley

Markets, TTP

Government and Trade

Doubling Down on TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a high-stakes deal.

clock May 13, 2015Kristi Ellis

fendi roman palazzo

Designer and Luxury

Fendi’s New Roman Headquarters

An exclusive first look at the Italian luxury house’s striking new headquarters— a 75-year-old Roman palazzo with a history as storied as its own.

clock May 13, 2015Luisa Zargani

Stacy Martin

Fragrance

Stacy Martin Fronts Miu Miu Scent

Miuccia Prada is packing a punch with the eau de parfum’s global advertising campaign.

clock May 13, 2015Cynthia Martens

Anastasiya Siro and Victoria Golembiovskaya at the Academy Mansion in New York.

Designer and Luxury

House of the Nobleman Exhibits ‘Delirious Picasso’ in New York

The duo runs House of the Nobleman, an art advisory, curatorial practice and private dealership that Golembiovskaya founded in London in 2010.

clock May 13, 2015Ally Betker

A painting of Christy Turlington by Mark Boomershine.

Fashion Scoops

The Surrey Debuts “Revealed: Faces of Our Time” Portraits for Frieze New York

Two faces familiar to the fashion industry, Cara Delevingne and Christy Turlington, are among the subjects of a new display of paintings at the Upper East Side hotel by artist Mark Boomershine.

clock May 13, 2015Kristi Garced

Angela Lindvall

People

Angela Lindvall: From Runway Regular to Wellness Master

Nine years ago, Angela Lindvall bought a five-bedroom Mediterranean-style house set on seven acres in Topanga Canyon, which she’s now transforming into Greenleaf Oasis, a site for wellness retreats.

clock May 13, 2015Marcy Medina

DRAKE, Swizz Beatz,Eye, S2 x Drake: I LIKE IT LIKE THIS

People

Drake Curates Music for Sotheby’s ‘I Like It Like This’ Exhibit

Drake is adding curator to his list of career highlights — he selected music to accompany each of the works from contemporary black American artists at Sotheby’s new exhibit, “I Like It Like This.”

clock May 8, 2015Lauren McCarthy

Browns

Retail

Farfetch.com Acquires London Boutique Browns

The aim is to advance, elevate omnichannel experience at the iconic specialty store.

clock May 12, 2015Samantha Conti

AmourePacific, Suh Kyung-Bae

Skin Care

Suh Kyung-Bae Wants to Take AmorePacific Global

Suh Kyung-Bae has powered South Korea’s AmorePacific to a leading position in the East. Now, his goal is to globalize the firm and become the world’s leading Asian beauty company by 2020.

clock May 13, 2015Jenny B. Fine

Jack Black and Kathryn Hahn, "The D Train" Premieres in New York

Parties

‘The D Train’ Premieres in New York

Jack Black and James Marsden talk their new film at Jimmy at the James Hotel.

clock May 7, 2015Kristen Tauer

Jean Shrimpton, AMFAR

Parties

Looking Back at amfAR Fashion

Karlie Kloss, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Isabeli Fontana, Karolina Kurkova, Irina Shayk and Lily Donaldson are just some of the models set to strut in amfAR annual Cinema Against AIDS gala during the Cannes Film Festival.

clock May 13, 2015Joelle Diderich

Michelle Williams, eye, report card

Fashion Features

Eye Report Card

From a QB fumble to the resident Cali girl’s flop, here are the hits and misses among those in the news.

clock May 13, 2015WWD Staff

Spandau Ballet

Human Resources

Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp Remembers ’80s Fashion

Gary Kemp could have been a fashion historian, but ended up the brains behind the Eighties supergroup Spandau Ballet.

clock May 13, 2015Jean E. Palmieri

Christopher Raeburn

Mens Designer Luxury

Q&A: Christopher Raeburn

The U.K.-born designer of Victorinox and his own label talks about his love affair with New York City, his flea- market finds and getting his running fix.

clock May 14, 2015Alex Badia

Cannes

Fashion Features

Looking Back: Robert Redford in Cannes

Each spring for the past 68 years, stars have jetted to the Côte d’Azur for the Cannes Film Festival — and WWD has been there to soak in the ensuing glamour.

clock May 14, 2015WWD Staff

The Louis Vuitton runway around the pool at the Bob and Dolores Hope Estate.

Designer and Luxury

Fashion Houses Hit the Road

Five leading houses staged roving extravaganzas on three continents, but what motivates them to pack up a season’s worth of merchandise and pick up a multimillion dollar tab?

clock May 13, 2015Jessica Iredale

TAW, They Are Wearing, Venice Biennale

Street Style

They Are Wearing: The Venice Biennale

Artists and art lovers dressed with broad strokes of personality.

clock May 13, 2015WWD Staff

James Perse

Mens Designer Luxury

James Perse Reigns Over a Casual Luxury Empire

The designer has built a $150 million business on everything from T-shirts to ping-pong tables.

clock May 13, 2015Marcy Medina

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele

Real Estate

Retail Meccas: Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Milan’s sumptuous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is one of the oldest shopping arcades in the world.

clock May 15, 2015Alessandra Turra

Life Ball

Parties

Charlize Theron and Jean Paul Gaultier Heading to Vienna’s Life Ball

Charlize Theron and Jean Paul Gaultier will be among the notable guests at the Life Ball on May 16 at Vienna City Hall.

clock May 15, 2015Rosemary Feitelberg

Ellen Degeneres

Fashion Features

Ellen: Off and Running

When it comes to her new fashion collection, Ellen DeGeneres isn’t kidding around.

clock May 13, 2015Bridget Foley

Leisure Society, Men's, Trends

Mens Fashion

Men’s Accessory Trend: Frame of Mind

Oversize styles, architectural shapes and futuristic designs update traditional sunglasses.

clock May 14, 2015Alex Badia

Fashion, Balenciaga, Giorgio Armani

Fashion Trends

Fall 2015 Trend: New Wave

There’s a current running through fall fashion that’s all about modern lines and shapes — structured, architectural and angular, but rendered with a restraint that makes the clothes directional and wearable.

clock May 15, 2015Shirley Kurata

accessories

Jewelry

Sales of Cubic Zirconia Out of Overall Jewelry

Sales of cubic zirconia spiked in 2013, topping $900 million, but fell by nearly $100 million in 2014.

clock May 17, 2015WWD Staff

Visvim

Mens Fashion

Hot Men’s Item: Visvim Duke Printed Shirt

For the past few seasons, Japanese label Visvim has been using rare vintage prints from around the world.

clock May 17, 2015WWD Staff

Marin Hopper of Hayward has recently relocated both her family and business back to New York City where she produces and sells the her bags. Pictured here under grandfather Leland Hayward's image of Tippi Hedren is the Mini Kit and the Violet bag.

Jewelry

A New Home For Hayward House

Hayward House, the new shop for the handbag, jewelry and accessories brand named after her grandfather, Broadway and Hollywood agent Leland Hayward, reflects Marin Hopper’s disparate bicoastal sensibilities.

clock May 17, 2015Sharon Edelson

Roger Vivier, Sara Battaglia, Delphine Delafon, Jimmy Choo, Marc by Marc Jacobs

Accessory Trends

Fall 2015 Accessories Trend: Into the Woodstock

Ever popular with the free-love set, the pouch bag has a made a chic comeback for fall.

clock May 17, 2015Roxanne Robinson

Eye, They Are

Fashion Scoops

They Are: Allowed to Smoke at the Party

Fashion’s favorite habit is in full force at New York’s rooftop bars.

clock May 17, 2015WWD Staff

Eye, They Are

Designer and Luxury

They Are: Showing Off Their Apple Watches

The wearable is the latest must-have accessory.

clock May 17, 2015WWD Staff

“Savile Row Bespoke and America” exhibition.

Mens Fashion

Savile Row Exhibit Opens in Washington, D.C.

The nation’s capital is getting a taste of Savile Row.

clock May 14, 2015Stephanie Green

Executives who were groomed at fashion’s largest brands are now taking the lead at hot start-ups.

Retail

Seasoned Fashion Execs Heading to Startups

Executives who were groomed at fashion’s largest brands are now taking the lead at hot startups.

clock May 14, 2015Evan Clark and Rachel Strugatz

Silver Lake

Real Estate

Retail Meccas: Silver Lake

The intersection known as Sunset Junction — where Sunset and Santa Monica Boulevards meet — is a nexus of too-cool-for-school coffee shops, bars and restaurants, but until recently, fewer retail shops.

clock May 15, 2015Marcy Medina

Chanel Resort, Dorateymur, Trends, Accessories

Accessory Trends

Accessory Trend: Square Peg

Square-toe shoes may have made a comeback on runways, but more than two-thirds of consumers tell WWD that they would not buy or wear the “stubby” styles.

clock May 14, 2015Misty White Sidell

The scene at the party.

Fashion Scoops

Cannes Party Schedule

Here’s a quick look at some of the premier nighttime events surrounding the Film Festival.

clock May 13, 2015WWD Staff

They Are...Flocking to the Latest Edition

Designer and Luxury

They Are: Flocking to the Latest Edition Hotel

If Ian Schrager builds it, they will come.

clock May 13, 2015WWD Staff

Kate Somerville

Retail

Unilever Trends Up Market

Insiders say Unilever has a “major initiative to develop a luxury portfolio of brands,” in the words of one plugged-in source.

clock May 13, 2015Jenny B. Fine

They are working out in secret.

Fashion Scoops

They Are: Working Out at 45 Grand

Nike has one-upped its pedigree on Instagram with a new fitness studio enigmatically known only by its address: 45 Grand.

clock May 16, 2015Ally Betker

Kate Young, Selena Gomez

Fashion Scoops

Selena Gomez Instagrams Kate Young Eyewear

Kate Young received 1,457 Instagram likes within 45 minutes of posting an image of client Selena Gomez.

clock May 13, 2015WWD Staff

Essentialist

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clock November 27, 2020Samantha Conti

Social Studies

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