Rock ‘n’ Roll

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Overview

  Seventies English dandy meets California bohemian songwriter — along with a healthy dose of Keith Richards — are key inspirations for John Varvatos’ homecoming collection, slated to close the inaugural New York Fashion Week: Men’s on Thursday.   SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Retail

Ascena Bruised by Wall Street After Biting the Bullet

Ascena took a hit on Wall Street Monday, following Friday's earning revision downward due to issues at Justice, Dressbarn.

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Jonathan Saunders

Designer and Luxury

Rupert Maunsell Named CEO of Jonathan Saunders

Maunsell was formerly operations director at Mary Katrantzou

clock July 14, 2015Samantha Conti

Outside a Wal-Mart location.

Retail

Wal-Mart, Amazon Go Head-to-Head With Summertime Sales

Wal-Mart is turning up the pressure on e-commerce rival Amazon.

clock July 13, 2015Rachel Strugatz

Jennifer Hudson, Soho Jeans Collection

Denim

Jennifer Hudson Poses for Soho Jeans Collection at New York & Co.

The contract is for multiple seasons.

clock July 13, 2015Lisa Lockwood

A Macy's store.

Retail

Macy’s Closing Pittsburgh Store, Rethinking Space

The retailer is examining alternative uses for underproductive space around the country.

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Human Resources

Matchesfashion.com Founders Confirm Title Change at Company

Tom and Ruth Chapman will become executive chairmen.

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Textiles

BGMEA Said to Quit Board of Bangladesh Alliance

BGMEA officials denied the group had withdrawn from the steering committee, saying the meeting to make the decision had been deferred.

clock July 13, 2015Mayu Saini

Alexander Wang

Marketing and Promotion

The Goth Girls of Alexander Wang’s Fall 2015 Campaign

Alexander Wang cast an eclectic range of models for his goth campaign.

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StyleSeat

Retail

StyleSeat Ups Beauty-Booking Ante, Raises $25 Million

Beauty-booking site looking to grab a bigger piece of the market.

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Jill Granoff

Human Resources

Jill Granoff Resigns at Vince

Jill Granoff has resigned as chief executive officer of Vince Corp.

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Moment Homme

Mens Designer Luxury

Ones to Watch at New York Fashion Week: Men’s

Some key brands to check out at the upcoming New York trade shows.

clock July 14, 2015Aria Hughes and Jean E. Palmieri

Nick Graham

Mens Designer Luxury

Nick Graham Shows Tailored Collection at NYFW: Men’s

Nick Graham launches suit separates at NYFW: Men's.

clock July 13, 2015Jean E. Palmieri

Opening Ceremony Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Opening Ceremony Men’s RTW Spring 2016

"We wanted to focus on all things we love in our wardrobes but mashed up," said Humberto Leon on the spring collection.

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David Hart Mens RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

David Hart Men’s RTW Spring 2016

The graphic prints that originated during the Bauhaus movement in the Twenties and Thirties in Germany were the overriding visual elements for David Hart's spring collection.

clock July 13, 2015Alex Badia

Boyswear Men's RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Boyswear Men’s RTW Spring 2016

The designer offered up a collection with references from two polar opposite families: the Von Trapps and the Mansons.

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John Varvatos

Mens Designer Luxury

John Varvatos: Marching to His Own Beat

A night out with John Varvatos at a Paul Weller concert in New York shows off the designer’s musical references and points to his rock sensibilities.

clock July 14, 2015Jean E. Palmieri

"An imaginary world of ancient secret clans and their rivalries, conjured by books I was reading at the time. In it, one’s clan allegiance is connoted by a specific color. Collective ancestral memories provoke leaps into the unknown. The world is somber and fraught with danger, but full of freedom and individual choice. The clothing reflects this.” — Alexandre Plokhov

Mens Designer Luxury

New York Fashion Week: Men’s Designer Inspirations

As New York Fashion Week: Men’s gathers steam, designers give a glimpse into the influences behind their collections.

clock July 14, 2015Luis Campuzano

Yves Saint Laurent: Style is Eternal

Designer and Luxury

Yves Saint Laurent Retrospective Opens in County Durham, England

More than 50 looks from the designer’s archive go on show at the Bowes Museum.

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