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  Should magazines sell stuff? Church and State issues aside, it hasn’t worked yet. Will it ever?   SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Ralph Lauren on Double RL, 1985.

People

Looking Back: Ralph Lauren at His Colorado Ranch

Ralph Lauren built his own Ponderosa — a 10,000-acre ranch known as Double RL in Colorado. Here, WWD visited him in 1985 in full cowboy regalia.

clock June 4, 2015WWD Staff

Shirt Styles: Chambray, Athletic and Collar

Mens Clothing Furnishings

Reinventing the Men’s Dress Shirt

Newness and variety are driving business in the growing men’s dress shirt category and giving guys a reason to shop.

clock June 4, 2015Aria Hughes

Report Card: 50 Cent Depreciates, Emma Shines

Fashion Features

Eye Report Card

From Nantucket preppy (Rand) to Bushwick hipster (Katharine), here are some of the best and the worst of the week.

clock June 3, 2015WWD Staff

Stanislas Wawrinka

Mens Sportswear

Stan Wawrinka to Front D.Hedral Ads

D.Hedral, an Italian men’s bodywear brand, has signed Swiss tennis player and Olympic gold medalist Stan Wawrinka as its global brand ambassador.

clock June 3, 2015Aria Hughes

Matthew Beard wearing Joseph’s wool coat and Brioni’s cashmere sweater.

People

Matthew Beard: The Next Colin Firth?

Beard, film career ascendant, scores a Tony nod on his first time out.

clock June 3, 2015Erik Maza

On the streets of Williamsburg in Brooklyn.

Street Style

They Are Wearing: Echo Park Vs. Williamsburg

Which neighborhood has the edge when it comes to urban style? We observed. You decide.

clock June 3, 2015WWD Staff

Marc Jacobs

Fragrance

Marc Jacobs’ New Fragrance Decadence Makes a Statement

Marc Jacobs is feeling indulgent — that’s why he chose to name his new fragrance Decadence.

clock June 2, 2015Julie Naughton

Brioni (1), Original Penguin (15, 18, 20), DKNY (14, 21), Tommy Hilfiger (7, 19), Michael Kors (12, 13), Calvin Klein (4, 16), Boss (17), Hamilton (5, 10, 11), Todd Snyder (6, 9), Ike Behar (2), Turnbull & Asser (3), Thomas Pink (8)

Mens Fashion

Men’s Wear Trend: Quilt of Many Colors

While white and blue might remain the biggest sellers, an explosion of color and vivid patterns is bringing a new dynamic to the dress shirt market.

clock June 4, 2015WWD Staff

Rihanna featured in Dior ad campaign shot by Steven Klein.

Fashion Features

Bridget Foley’s Diary: Lady Ambassadors

Rihanna joins Marion Cotillard and Jennifer Lawrence touting Dior Couture.

clock June 3, 2015Bridget Foley

Closed jacket, Levi’s shirt and jeans and Filson’s Henley, all in cotton. George Frost necklace; George Frost x Michael Bastian wallet chain.

Mens Fashion

Men’s Wear 2015 Trend: Lone Ranger

The rugged panache of the cowboy comes to life through distressed details, statement leather belts, worn-in bandanas and touches of suede — all of which inject perennial energy into the denim world.

clock June 4, 2015Alex Badia

Mary Dillon, chief executive officer of Ulta.

Retail

Ulta’s Growth Spurt

The red-hot beauty emporium is charging ahead with its strategy to grow sales and awareness with new doors and more premium brands.

clock June 5, 2015Molly Prior

A swimwear look from Lane Bryant's collaboration with Sophie Theallet.

Retail

Lane Bryant Signs Christian Siriano for Designer Collaboration

Lane Bryant has signed on “Project Runway” winner Christian Siriano as its fourth designer collaboration, following those with Isabel and Ruben Toledo, Lela Rose and Sophie Theallet.

clock June 5, 2015David Moin

Top Five Men’s Scents Q1 2015, based on dollar sales

Fragrance

Top Five Men’s Scents of Q1

With Father’s Day around the corner and men’s fragrances on the rise, it’s a good bet that the top five scents could be prime prospects for gifting.

clock June 5, 2015Jayme Cyk

Inside the Paul Stuart store in downtown Washington’s CityCenterDC.

Mens Retail Business

Paul Stuart Partners With Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History

Paul Stuart is using a new partnership with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History to promote American style and heritage in the nation’s capital.

clock June 6, 2015Stephanie Green

A still from one of four Ferragamo'  short movies starring fashion personalities such as Beppe Modenese, Guglielmo Miani and Sergio Colantuoni.

Mens Clothing Furnishings

Salvatore Ferragamo Offers Customized Ties

Salvatore Ferragamo is launching Ties MTO, a special service allowing clients to order customized ties that retail for about 30 percent more than its traditional ties.

clock June 6, 2015Alessandra Turra

Alex Sharp

Mens Lifestyle

Q&A: Tony Award Nominee Alex Sharp

Alex Sharp is up for a Tony for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role. Here, he discusses his breakout role and what he likes to do when he isn’t working.

clock June 5, 2015Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Scoops

Accessories Council to Host First Summit

The event will be held in partnership with LIM college, The NPD Group and WWD.

clock June 5, 2015Lauren McCarthy

Swimtarte’s Lycra, nylon and spandex one-piece. Lele Sadoughi bracelet; Colette Malouf earrings.

Designer and Luxury

Sun Seekers: 8 New Swimwear Brands

Launching a swimwear collection is no day at the beach, but these eight new brands — all designed by women — are making a splash with niche offerings that range from eco-chic to mix-and-match.

clock June 5, 2015Kristi Garced and Marcy Medina

"Every women's fashion magazine will have to address in some way their [business] model."

Retail

Publishing and Commerce: Will it Work?

Magazine publishers are anxiously seeking new revenue streams and commerce is in their sights. Will it ever work?

clock June 3, 2015Alexandra Steigrad and Samantha Conti

Royal College
of Art’s Zowie
Broach

Fashion Features

Q&A: Royal College of Art’s Zowie Broach

Zowie Broach, cofounder of the fashion-meets-art label Boudicca and a longtime educator, is the new head of fashion at London’s Royal College of Art.

clock June 6, 2015Samantha Conti

The Horticultural Oasis at the Blake Hotel Kensington designed by Matthew Williamson and Rebecca Louise Law

Fashion Scoops

Matthew Williamson Teams With Floral Artist Rebecca Louise Law

Matthew Williamson teamed with floral artist Rebecca Louise Law to revamp the courtyard of Blakes Hotel London into the Hendrick’s Horticultural Oasis.

clock June 6, 2015Lorelei Marfil

Fashion Scoops

Designers, Artists Gather for L.A.’s Arts District Parachute Market

The design fest culls its featured exhibitors from the local design community for a “pop-up” art and retail event June 6 and 7.

clock June 5, 2015WWD Staff

They are...meditating at Broga.

Lifestyle

Men’s Fitness Trend: Broga

It seems as though the boys are finally catching on to yoga.

clock June 6, 2015WWD Staff

They are....#Living for Mariah.

Lifestyle

The Fashion Crowd Flocks to Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey’s Las Vegas residency is barely a month under way, but the fashion set is already losing their minds or, in Instagram parlance, #living at her "#1 to Infinity" show.

clock June 6, 2015WWD Staff

They are...riding designer wheels.

Lifestyle

Fashion Brands Make Custom Bikes

You can get yours customized at James Perse or buy a mass model from Missoni for Target. We’re talking about the trusty two-wheeler.

clock June 6, 2015WWD Staff

They are...getting hairy.

Lifestyle

‘It’ Girls Going Natural

Just in time for tank-top season, some of the most high-profile “It” girls are going for a more natural look.

clock June 6, 2015WWD Staff

Chart: Taking Stock of Luxury

Fashion Features

Chart: Taking Stock of Luxury

A strong dollar and shifts in market share created extremes in luxury sector stock valuations over the past six months.

clock June 7, 2015WWD Staff

Thousands are expected to visit the stands at Art Basel in Switzerland June 18 to 21.

Designer and Luxury

Spotlight on Art Basel

The art world will soon be flocking to Basel, Switzerland’s third-largest city, for the annual Art Basel extravaganza, running June 18 to 21.

clock June 7, 2015Haig Simonian

Retail

Birchbox Names Claire Paull CCO

Paull previously held the role of vice president of public relations and strategic partnerships.

clock June 8, 2015WWD Staff

Wanda Plaza Luxury Mall

Retail

Wang Jianlin, China’s Richest Man, Expands Mainland Mall Empire

Wang Jianlin, head of the Dalian Wanda Group, has committed to investing 150 billion yuan, or $24.2 billion, to build 28 new Wanda Plaza luxury malls and a theme park in Chongqing, China.

clock June 8, 2015Charlotte Middlehurst

By the Numbers Chart

Markets

By the Numbers: Valued at $3B

What’s $3 billion? Just a number? Here are nine things that are valued at about $3 billion.

clock June 8, 2015WWD Staff

Johann Rupert, Compagnie Financiére Richemont’s head skeptic, said it’s very hard to say “e-commerce” and “luxury” in the same breath.

Designer and Luxury

Richemont’s Johann Rupert Discusses E-commerce and Luxury

Johann Rupert, Compagnie Financiére Richemont’s head skeptic, said it’s very hard to say “e-commerce” and “luxury” in the same breath.

clock June 8, 2015Rachel Strugatz and Joelle Diderich

Human Resources

Vestiaire Taps Kate Foley

Foley will act as the company's contributing U.S. fashion director.

clock June 8, 2015WWD Staff

The Smell Test: Serge Lutens La Religieuse

Fragrance

The Smell Test: Serge Lutens La Religieuse

This week La Religieuse by Serge Lutens is being examined.

clock June 3, 2015Pete Born

Scott Sternberg

Designer and Luxury

Band of Outsiders Stops the Music

Finding it tough to be independent, the buzzy L.A. contemporary men’s and women’s brand calls it quits.

clock June 3, 2015Lisa Lockwood and Marcy Medina

Bill O'Reilly on set at “The O’Reilly Factor."

Media

Media People: Bill O’Reilly

There are very few people who don’t have an opinion about Bill O’Reilly — especially these days.

clock June 3, 2015Alexandra Steigrad

Essentialist

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Business

Can a PC Laptop Be Fashionable?

clock September 18, 2020Adriana Lee

Social Studies