Big Night: CFDA Awards 2015

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  WWD asked the nominees: “What do you feel distinguished your work this year?”   SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Stephen Webster’s 18-karat rose gold, red garnet, ruby, amethyst and amethyst crystal haze ring.

Accessory Trends

Jewelry Trend: Color Codes

Bold hues come together 8 in striking combos when stones like blue tourmaline and orange pink spinel are paired dramatically.

clock May 27, 2015Roxanne Robinson

Jemma Wynne’s 18-karat gold, white pearl and diamond earrings.


Jewelry Trend: Pearl Jam

No longer relegated to the prim-and-proper set, these funky new designs with pearls go beyond the standard-issue necklace.

clock May 27, 2015Roxanne Robinson

Marli’s 18-karat yellow gold and diamond bangle.


Jewelry Trend: Futuristic

Diamonds go beyond the classics with modern, graphic designs, proving they are more than just pretty facets.

clock May 27, 2015Roxanne Robinson

Lito necklace.


Couture Preview: Ones to Watch

Four collections to keep an eye on at the Couture show.

clock May 27, 2015Lauren McCarthy

JCK Las Vegas trade show, running from May 29 to June 1 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, is expected to amass in excess of $1.2 billion worth of sales, with more than
$10 billion worth of jewelry showing at the booths of more than 2,500 exhibitors.


JCK: The New Look

Vendors will reveal plenty of initiatives at the show, which has its own improved style.

clock May 27, 2015Misty White Sidell

Josep Font, Delpozo

Designer and Luxury

Josep Font: Delpozo’s Quiet Master

Far from playing it safe, the Spanish designer intently spins his vision for building buzz on the global stage.

clock May 29, 2015Kristi Garced


Marketing and Promotion

Retailers Turn to Innovation Labs for Evolution

Retailers and real estate developers are turning to innovation labs to supercharge their evolution.

clock May 27, 2015David Moin

Simone Rocha


Simone Rocha to Open Boutique on Mount Street

Rocha plans to open in September during London Fashion Week.

clock May 27, 2015Samantha Conti



The Chart: Deflated No More

After four worrisome months of deflation, consumer prices in the euro zone were flat in April.

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Beauty’s New Mandate: Wellness

Thanks to consumers’ interest, the beauty industry is headed in a new, healthy direction.

clock May 29, 2015Jayme Cyk

Strong dollar, good for consumers, bad for business and stocks?


Strong Dollar: Good for Consumers, Bad for Stocks?

It seems counterintuitive (from a Western-centric perspective), but a strong dollar is often bad for business — at least if you’re a U.S. company with business overseas.

clock June 1, 2015Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Terry Lundgren


GCU Launches Center to Foster Sustainability Work

The university is well-known in the industry for its fashion and executive education programs.

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Brands Shunned by Millennials

Are college kids shrugging Uggs?

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Nick Wooster

Mens Designer Luxury

Nick Wooster on Launching His Lardini Capsule Collection in China

Nick Wooster was recently in China to promote the launch of his Lardini capsule collection at luxury men’s boutique Strasburgo.

clock May 28, 2015Cindy Kuan

Summertime Stats


The Chart: Summertime Stats

Now that the summer has unofficially kicked off, thoughts are naturally turning to beaches, pools — and swimsuits.

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Ben Lerer, Media People

Human Resources

Media People: Thrillist Media’s Ben Lerer

Ben Lerer is the managing director of venture capital firm Lerer Hippeau Ventures and cofounder and chief executive officer of The Thrillist Media Group.

clock May 29, 2015Alexandra Steigrad

Chanel Vanity Fair Cannes Party


Chanel, Vanity Fair Party in Cannes

Juliette Lewis, Mark Ronson, Jake Gyllenhaal and Xavier Dolan were among the guests who gathered at Chez Tetou on Wednesday night.

clock May 21, 2015Paulina Szmydke

Sophie Elgort, Arthur Elgort


Sophie Elgort Following in Dad Arthur’s Footsteps Behind the Camera

Sophie Elgort is following in her father Arthur’s footsteps behind the camera.

clock May 29, 2015Ally Betker

EYE, Report Card

Fashion Features

Eye Report Card

Here are the hits and misses of the week.

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23nd edition of amfAR’s annual Cinema Against AIDS gala at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes


AmfAR Gala Turns Into Art Auction

The annual Cannes fundraiser had stars vying for Warhols and Boteros.

clock May 22, 2015Paulina Szmydke

Accessories, Alor


Prices Rise as Consumers Seek High-end Jewelry

Prices are heading north at many jewelers as improving American and Asian economies are drawing more consumers back to the high end.

clock May 27, 2015Marcy Medina

cfda, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista


Looking Back: Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista at the 1993 CFDA Awards

WWD caught Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista doing their super thing at the 1993 CFDA Awards.

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Craig Green Men's RTW Spring 2015

Mens Designer Luxury

Hot Item: Craig Green

Craig Green’s conceptual cottons and deconstructed outerwear fastened with multiple ties that can be transformed into different looks are a hot seller at Dover Street Market in New York.

clock May 28, 2015Luis Campuzano

The fall collection from Club Monaco continues to redefine the brand’s youthful, yet elegant aesthetic.

Ready To Wear

CEO John Mehas Talks Club Monaco’s Evolution

Club Monaco ceo John Mehas opens up about the brand's substantial evolution since its chinos and T-shirt days.

clock May 28, 2015Jean E. Palmieri


Fashion Features

Retro Glamour: Revisiting the Riviera

In its newest exhibition, London’s Fashion and Textile Museum is chronicling the history of cruise wear, from voluminous Edwardian bathing bloomers to today’s body-sculpting swimsuits.

clock May 29, 2015Nina Jones

Trans-Pacific Partnership

Government and Trade

Think Tank: TPP Is a Good Thing and It’s About Time

David Spooner, a partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP, was the chief textile and apparel negotiator at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative from 2002 to 2006.

clock May 31, 2015David Spooner


Color Cosmetics

Lip Service: Best Selling Lipsticks Around the World

Which lipsticks do Sephora shoppers around the world buy? Here, the standout sellers.

clock May 30, 2015Anna Dysinger

Pharrell Williams, Fashion Icon Award Honoree

Designer and Luxury

2015 CFDA Fashion Awards: The Honorees

WWD talks with honorees Pharrell Williams, Betsey Johnson, Mickey Drexler, Valentino creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli and Instagram's Kevin Systrom.

clock May 27, 2015WWD Staff


Designer and Luxury

2015 CFDA Fashion Awards: The Nominees

WWD asked the nominees: “What do you feel distinguished your work this year?”

clock May 27, 2015Alex Badia

The cover of the Saks catalogue.

Mens Sportswear

Saks Partnering With Pitti Uomo

The retailer has teamed up with the Italian Trade Commission on an initiative inspired by the Pitti Uomo trade show titled Italian Sartorial Style.

clock May 28, 2015Jean E. Palmieri


Today's Must Read

Isaias Hernandez is the creator of Queer Brown Vegan where he makes accessible environmental education content.


What Is Sustainability Amid New Rush of Digital Activism?

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