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Ralph Lauren hits the road with Purple Label. Plus, Milan inspirations and London trends.   SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Ralph Lauren's Italian Villa looks.

Mens Designer Luxury

Ralph Lauren Showing Purple Label at Milan Men’s

The designer will show his spring Purple Label line at the company’s Italian villa.

clock June 17, 2015Jean E. Palmieri

Report Card: Sandra Soars, Clintons Crash


Eye Report Card: Sandra Soars, Clintons Crash

From the campaign trail to “Game of Thrones,” here are some of the best and worst of the week.

clock June 17, 2015WWD Staff

Kmart puzzle illustration


Andrew Clarke Talks Solving the Kmart Apparel Puzzle

The retailer is betting a faster approach will help it, and parent company Sears Holdings, turn around operations.

clock June 17, 2015David Moin

Jack Ma


Alibaba’s Jack Ma on Going Global

Alibaba chairman Jack Ma made his case to American brands Tuesday afternoon at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan.

clock June 9, 2015Rachel Strugatz

A Zara store in Beijing.


Inditex Profits Climb 28%

Analysts hail a “cracking start” to the year for the Spanish fashion behemoth.

clock June 10, 2015Samantha Conti


Ready To Wear

Jed Krascella Launches High-End Knitwear Collection

Manufactured entirely of cashmere, Jed is comprised of 30 styles of hand- and machine-knit sweaters, wholesaling from $260 to $600.

clock June 11, 2015Lisa Lockwood

Frank Fialkoff


Obituary: Miriam Haskell Jewelry’s Frank Fialkoff

Miriam Haskell Jewel’s chief executive officer Frank Fialkoff died Monday at the age of 70.

clock June 11, 2015Misty White Sidell

White flowers

Fashion Features

Madame Carven Remembered

Didier Grumbach, Guillaume Henry, Alexis Martial and Adrien Caillaudaud were among attendees at the funeral in Paris on Friday.

clock June 12, 2015Laure Guilbault

GQ Dunhill Party


Henry Cavill Talks ‘Batman v Superman’ at GQ Style and Dunhill London Party

Cavill talked about the upcoming sequel at Dunhill's party following its London Collections: Men show.

clock June 15, 2015Julia Neel

Tommy Hilfiger, London Collections: Men Dinner


Lionel Richie Talks Tommy Hilfiger, Summer Tour and Glastonbury

At a dinner hosted by Tommy Hilfiger, Lionel Richie discussed his upcoming summer concert and performing at Glastonbury.

clock June 15, 2015Samantha Conti

DSquared2 20th Anniversary Party


Dsquared2 Celebrates Anniversary In London

The Caten twins partied with guests at the Canadian embassy.

clock June 14, 2015Julia Neel

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Human Resources

WWD Beauty Summit Spotlights Growth

Niche brands are rewriting the rules on building a business.

clock June 17, 2015Molly Prior

Women's and Men's Fragrances


Fragrance of the Year: The Finalists

The 28 Fragrance of the Year finalists were nominated based on fragrance, marketing strategy, packaging and advertising.

clock June 17, 2015Anna Dysinger

Hall of Fame Honoree: John Demsey


FFA Hall of Fame Honoree: John Demsey

Demsey is leading the biggest resurgence in fragrance creation at Lauder in years, just as the industry is undergoing a profound transformation.

clock June 17, 2015Pete Born

Diptyque Essences Insensées Eau de Parfum


Fragrance Foundation: Perfume Extraordinaire — The Finalists

The coveted Perfume Extraordinaire is a special award recognizing the perfumer, not the brand, focusing on design, signature, creativity and quality.

clock June 17, 2015Faye Brookman

Fragrance Foundation President: Elizabeth Musmanno


Fragrance Foundation President: Elizabeth Musmanno

Musmanno has turned the once-staid organization on its ear, with a comprehensive re-branding and a retooling of the organization’s annual awards.

clock June 17, 2015Julie Naughton

Carven Carven Pour Homme

Beauty Features

Fragrance Foundation: Indie Fragrance of the Year — The Finalists

The Indie Award recognizes a fragrance launched by a brand not distributed or owned by a large company, and sold in fewer than 50 stores in the U.S.

clock June 17, 2015Faye Brookman

Perfumer of the Year: Anne Buzantia


FFA Perfumer of the Year: Annie Buzantian

In 1988, Annie Buzantian became the first woman to hold the title of master perfumer at Firmenich.

clock June 17, 2015Jayme Cyk

Donna Karan's Cashmere Mist perfume


2015 Fragrance Hall of Fame Finalists

These days, having a new fragrance make it to its first birthday is an accomplishment, never mind surviving more than a decade.

clock June 17, 2015Julie Naughton

The Fragrance Foundation Awards 2015

Beauty Features

Fragrance Foundation Awards: The Winning Edge

As an expected crowd of 800 files into Alice Tully Hall for the annual Fragrance Foundation Awards ceremony, those executives most concerned with sales should be in a good mood — at least slightly jazzed.

clock June 17, 2015Pete Born

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Mergers and Acquisitions

Scaling Up: M&A Activity to Rise as Omnichannel Retailing Grows

Retailers are expected to make “bolt-on” acquisitions of vendors and e-commerce providers beginning later this year and into next.

clock June 17, 2015Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Vivienne Westwood mood board

Mens Designer Luxury

Milan Men’s Designer Inspirations for Spring 2016

Some designers immersed themselves in the tropics, while others looked to India’s vibrancy or British scenery.

clock June 17, 2015Alessandra Turra

Nat Wolff


Nat Wolff: Gen Z’s Next Object of Affection

Nat Wolff stars in “Paper Towns,” 2015’s juggernaut of teen romance, with Cara Delevingne.

clock June 17, 2015Taylor Harris

Lucio Vanotti

Mens Designer Luxury

Milan Men’s Shows: Ones to Watch

Brands to watch in Milan.

clock June 18, 2015Alessandra Turra

Jem and the Holograms


‘Jem’ Inspires Beauty Lines

Sephora is planning a four-piece set, while Manic Panic will release four semipermanent hair dyes inspired by each member of the fictional band.

clock June 19, 2015Julie Naughton

Justin Bieber in Calvin Kelin.

Human Resources

Justin Bieber Talks Calvin Klein in Hong Kong

Justin Bieber talks growing pains, fashion, music — and “Zoolander 2.”

clock June 17, 2015Amanda Kaiser

WWD covered Calvin’s first hip-hop show in September 1992.

Fashion Features

Looking Back: Kate Moss & Marky Mark, 1992

Justin Bieber brought back memories of Calvin Klein, who discovered Kate Moss back in the early Nineties and memorably paired her with then-rapper Marky Mark.

clock June 18, 2015WWD Staff

Tonsor Club, Via Palermo 15

"Tonsor is able to create a 100 percent Made In Italy look styling my hair with a Fifties’ mood which reflects my aesthetic and my love for Italy.” — Ales- sandro Enriquez, founder, creative director of fashion label 10x10 an Italian Theory.


Milan Men’s Fashion Week Hot Spots

Milan’s fashion cognoscenti share their favorite spots, from traditional restaurants to quirky flower shops.

clock June 18, 2015Alessandra Turra

Margaret Howell Men's Spring 2016

Mens Fashion

London Men’s Fashion Week Trends

London has started the men’s spring season with directional collections dominated by an easy luxury sportswear feel.

clock June 17, 2015Alex Badia

Annick Goutal

Skin Care

Annick Goutal Brings Skin-care to U.S.

Already sold in Europe, Annick Goutal is bringing its skin-care collection, La Ligne Splendide, to the U.S.

clock June 19, 2015Jayme Cyk

Aneta Pajak

Fashion Features

Model Call: Aneta Pajak

Aneta Pajak is the latest model to stun with her strut: with her creeping, cowering performance down the runway of Maison Margiela.

clock June 17, 2015Kristi Garced

The Good Italian

Mens Designer Luxury

Caruso Launching Short Film in Milan

Caruso will launch a short movie with a flash-mob event in Via Gesù, where the company’s store is located. This follows the film’s online unveiling Thursday.

clock June 18, 2015Luisa Zargani


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clock May 13, 2021Layla Ilchi

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