Resort Moves In

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New Denim Brands Lure Cyber Consumers


New Denim Brands Lure Cyber Consumers

The denim upstarts making noticeable inroads on the jeans scene are often taking the direct-to-consumer path.

clock June 10, 2015Kari Hamanaka

Real Estate Companies Rethink Use of Retail Space


Real Estate Companies Rethink Use of Retail Space

The real estate giants are having an existential moment, rethinking how to put their square footage to work in a digital age and contending with split-personality retailers wanting to be both bigger and smaller.

clock June 10, 2015Sharon Edelson

Faustine Steinmetz’s cotton jacket, available at


Customized, Artisanal Denim On the Rise

Denim’s reputation as the most enduring fabric is about to be put to a tough test: Distressed looks are trending, and the manipulations are as resourceful as a Jackson Pollock painting.

clock June 10, 2015Paulina Szmydke

U.S. Denim Brands Eyeing Chinese Consumers


U.S. Denim Brands Eyeing Chinese Consumers

The burgeoning middle class China represents millions of potential new customers for makers of pricy jeans.

clock June 10, 2015Khanh T.L. Tran

Beauty events for June 11th, 2015.

Beauty Features

Save the Date: June 11 Beauty Brand Launches

No fewer than seven events are scheduled for some of beauty’s biggest names.

clock June 10, 2015Jenny B. Fine

Gucci Resort 2016

Fashion Features

Resort 2016: Gucci’s New Day

With his resort collection, Alessandro Michele drove home his audacious, eccentric vision for Gucci. Will the customer respond?

clock June 10, 2015Bridget Foley

Resort 2016

Fashion Trends

Resort 2016 Trend: Mood Play

Resort, that most diverse of seasons, always retains a languid side. This time, designers up the ante with intriguing textures and graphics.

clock June 10, 2015Mayte Allende

Report Card: Attack of the Killer Bs

Fashion Features

Eye Report Card: Tony Awards Red Carpet Style

Boring, basic and blah: Here are the best, the worst and the underwhelming of the week.

clock June 10, 2015WWD Staff

P2 cosmetics, Maesa

Color Cosmetics

Maesa Group is Acquiring P2 Beauty Brand

Maesa hopes to roll out P2 to North America.

clock June 2, 2015Faye Brookman

Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, Proenza Schouler


Proenza Schouler Designers Talk Fragrance

Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez shared initial thoughts on entering the beauty category.

clock June 4, 2015Jennifer Weil

Jing Wen, Model Call


Model Call: Jing Wen

The 21-year-old Chinese model recently landed one of four covers of Vogue China's June issue.

clock June 10, 2015Kristi Garced

Zoë Kravitz is the face of Alexis Bittar's Fall 2015 campaign.

Fashion Scoops

Zoë Kravitz Fronts Alexis Bittar Fall Campaign

Like Bittar’s previous campaigns the images feature a straight-on photo of Kravitz swathed in jewelry.

clock June 10, 2015Lauren McCarthy

Sarah Jessica Parker for The Jordache Look Collection available online.


Jordache Signs Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker will appear as the face for both The Jordache Look collection and the Jordache Collection.

clock June 9, 2015Lisa Lockwood

Taylor Schilling at the Tony Awards


2015 Tony Awards Red Carpet

The biggest names on Broadway gathered to honor the year's best performances.

clock June 7, 2015Ally Betker

A view of the Yves Saint Laurent 1971 exhibit.

Designer and Luxury

New Exhibition Spotlights Yves Saint Laurent’s 1971 Collection

A new exhibition at the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent shines the spotlight on the late couturier’s infamous 1971 collection, which was inspired by the Forties.

clock March 17, 2015Joelle Diderich

Jeremy Scott and models

Fashion Features

Looking Back: Jeremy Scott, 2001

Scott, who’s been known to turn out a memorable mullet or two, went platinum in 2001 for his fall show.

clock June 11, 2015WWD Staff


Mens Designer Luxury

London Men’s: Ones to Watch

A crop of new and noteworthy designers creating some buzz on the men’s fashion scene.

clock June 11, 2015Lorelei Marfil

Jeremy Scott, EYE, Audi, Whitney Museum, New York

Mens Designer Luxury

Jeremy Scott’s Musings on Moschino

Jeremy Scott is about to bring his eccentric, ironic and subversive touch to Florence. Here, Scott discusses his approach to men’s wear and reveals the inspiration behind his new collection for the Italian brand.

clock June 11, 2015Alessandra Turra

Jeremy Scott Illustration

Mens Designer Luxury

Remaking Moschino’s Men’s Wear

Parent company Aeffe is turning its attention to the men’s side of the quirky label helmed by Jeremy Scott.

clock June 11, 2015Luisa Zargani

A sketch from Casamadre.

Mens Designer Luxury

Pitti Uomo Preview: Men’s Designers to Watch

Some buzzy brands to check out at the upcoming trade fair in Florence.

clock June 11, 2015Alessandra Turra

Furla bag.

Mens Designer Luxury

Men’s Brands Upbeat Heading to London, Pitti Uomo

The boundaries between casual and tailored are crumbling fast for labels at Pitti Uomo and London.

clock June 11, 2015Samantha Conti and Luisa Zargani

Patrick Grant, designer and owner, E.Tautz: “Martin Parr’s excellent book ‘Boring Postcards’ is full of exactly what it says on the cover. There are bus stations and roundabouts, shopping centers and other wondrous stuff. And this collection celebrates all of that.”

Mens Designer Luxury

London Designers’ Inspirations: Reflection, Music and Sights

Sources as varied as British pop music, oceans hues and Aztec prints served for inspiration for the spring 2016 season.

clock June 11, 2015Lorelei Marfil

Ralph Lauren


Ralph Lauren’s Dresses Up Denim for Resort

For resort, the designer worked one of his favorite fabrics to chic, sleek effect.

clock June 12, 2015Bridget Foley

Retail Inventory Chart


Retail Inventories on the Rise

This reflects the slowdown of consumer spending.

clock June 12, 2015WWD Staff

Gillette Shave Club


P&G Launches Gillette Shave Club

A new Gillette Shave Club is building on the shaving leader’s original Shave Club for men.

clock June 12, 2015Faye Brookman

Kilian Hennessy


Kilian Hennessy Launches Scented Accessories Line

The limited-edition scented line, due out on June 15, was created with Paige Novick.

clock June 12, 2015Jennifer Weil

Leslie Blodgett

Human Resources

Beauty Insiders Talk Fitness

WWD asked some well-known industry insiders how they stay fit — because everyone knows beauty doesn’t stop at the neck.

clock June 12, 2015Jayme Cyk

Rodebjer’s silk dress

Fashion Trends

Denim Trend: Getting the Blues

Denim dressing gets nostalgic with looks reminiscent of early Stevie Nicks in all her lace and jeans glory.

clock June 12, 2015Mayte Allende

Brits Browsing to Buy


Brits Browsing to Buy

Actual and projected annual increases in online spending in the U.K. fashion sector.

clock June 13, 2015WWD Staff

Rabih Kayrouz

Fashion Scoops

Lebanese Designer Rabih Kayrouz Opens Paris Store

The space also happens to be his workshop and showroom in a quiet courtyard off Boulevard Raspail.

clock June 13, 2015Joelle Diderich



Activist Investors: Still the Big Bad Wolves

Corporate raiders call themselves activists and are as aggressive as ever.

clock June 14, 2015Vicki M. Young



NAACP Shines a Spotlight on Wage Discrimination

In light of a yawning pay gap between white associates and their black and Latino coworkers, retailers have found themselves in the uncomfortable spotlight of the equality debate lately.

clock June 15, 2015Evan Clark

Buying More Than Shopping


Customers Seen Buying More Than Shopping

Customers in stores are more prepared to buy, having researched their purchase online.

clock June 15, 2015WWD Staff

There are encouraging signs for jeanswear, as many believe the worst of the slump is over.


Could Women’s Jeans Be Making a Comeback?

Women’s jeans just might be on the cusp of a comeback in the second half of 2015 after years of decline, but for now, the sales figures have continued their downward trajectory.

clock June 10, 2015Arnold J. Karr

Carolina Herrera, House of Herrera


Carolina Herrera Travels to Dubai to Launch New Fragrance

‘We need drama,” quipped Carolina Herrera, following an interview last week at her Manhattan offices about her new collection of six fragrances, collectively called Herrera Confidential.

clock June 12, 2015Ritu Upadhyay

Triumph, Teatum Jones


Teatum Jones Collaborates With Triumph

The duo was inspired by a German advertisement for Triumph from the Seventies, which they found in the brand’s archives.

clock June 13, 2015Julia Neel

Yvonne Strahovski in a Stella McCartney dress and Manolo Blahnik heels at the London West Hollywood hotel


Yvonne Strahovski Takes On the Space Race in ‘The Astronauts Wives Club’

Yvonne Strahovski stars in ABC’s “The Astronauts Wives Club,” based on the book of the same name — essentially Tom Wolfe’s “The Right Stuff” from the female perspective.

clock June 10, 2015Taylor Harris

Linda Fargo and Yvonne Force Villareal


Is B Bar Back? Gucci Revives Former Hotspot For a Night

Karen Elson, accompanied by a guitarist, capped the evening with a performance of four songs.

clock June 5, 2015Erik Maza

Andreja Pejic and Jamie Chung’s palettes for Make Up For Ever.

Color Cosmetics

Make Up For Ever Signs Transgender Model Andreja Pejić

Andreja Pejić is reportedly the first transgender female model in a major cosmetics campaign.

clock June 2, 2015Julie Naughton


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