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  Maison Margiela’s John Galliano showed boldly in Paris — just one indicator of couture’s new day.   SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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1205 RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Scoops

BFC Names Nine NewGen Sponsorship Winners

1205, Ashley Williams and Ryan Lo receive runway sponsorship.

clock July 14, 2015Lorelei Marfil

Models backstage at Etro Men's RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Scoops

Etro Taps New General Manager

The manager has been collaborating as external consultant with the company for over 20 years.

clock July 9, 2015Alessandra Turra


Mens Fashion

NYFWM Spring 2016: Welcome to New York

As New York Fashion Week: Men’s approached, designers rushed to finish their spring 2016 collections.

clock July 14, 2015Alex Badia

Aerin Rose de Grasse


The Smell Test: Aerin Rose de Grasse

The judges use descriptors like “nice,” “easy to wear,” “beautifully blended,” “uniquely crafted” and even “glamorous.” But some seemed to want more.

clock July 15, 2015Pete Born



Creed Unveils Two New Pillars

Creed launches two new scents and plots boutique expansion.

clock July 10, 2015Jayme Cyk

Valentino, rome

Designer and Luxury

Valentino Designers Show Off Their Special Rome

Marking the house's fall couture show, creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli are introducing an exhibition that underscores their ties with the city.

clock July 8, 2015Luisa Zargani

Pierpaolo Piccioli, Alber Albaz and Maria Grazia Chiuri.


Azzedine Alaïa Exhibit Celebrated in Rome

Guests included Ava McAvoy, Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, Peter and Harry Brant, various Fendis, Diana Picasso, Lavinia Biagiotti, Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi.

clock July 10, 2015Luisa Zargani

Christian Audigier

Fashion Features

Ed Hardy and Von Dutch Marketing Wiz Christian Audigier Remembered

The French entrepreneur was described by those who knew him as as sweet as well as a show-off.

clock July 10, 2015Khanh T.L. Tran

Human Resources

Darien Sport Shop’s Stephen Zangrillo Passes Away at 91

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at St. John's Church in Darien, Conn.

clock July 10, 2015Jean E. Palmieri

Viktor & Rolf Couture Fall 2015


Couture: The Big Picture

The fall couture provided a snapshot of the genre’s power, filled with bold and intimate gestures.

clock July 15, 2015Bridget Foley

Alberta Ferretti

Fashion Features

Alberta Ferretti Discusses Aeffe Group & Montegridolfo

Alberta Ferretti’s communal take on fashion includes Aeffe group and the medieval town she restored.

clock July 15, 2015Luisa Zargani

Nicky Hilton, Minions, Kim Kardashian and Alexis Tsipras.

Fashion Features

Eye Report Card: Celebrity Fashion

From the Minions’ mountaineer cool to Murray’s flower-child fail, here are the hits and the misses of the week.

clock July 15, 2015WWD Staff

Rachel Finninger

Fashion Features

Model Call: Rachel Finninger

Rachel Finninger, the 21-year-old Dallas, Texas native, proved a breakout face this past resort season and continued to impress during Paris couture week.

clock July 15, 2015Kristi Garced

Valentino Garavani

Fashion Features

Valentino Garavani: Looking Back at a 1965 Interview

Valentino was established in The Eternal City in 1962 by Valentino Garavani, whose roots in WWD go back a half-century.

clock July 16, 2015Dianne M. Pogoda

Laura Hall, Gillian Rose Kern, For Love & Lemons


Ones to Watch at Miami Swim Week

A few fresh names to keep an eye on in Miami.

clock July 16, 2015Rebecca Kleinman

Creed Royal Mayfair


Creed Fragrance Vault Releases Royal Mayfair

The scent was originally commissioned by the Duke of Windsor almost 80 years ago.

clock July 17, 2015Jayme Cyk

Champagne Pop


Beauty Customers Go Crazy for Jaclyn Hill, Becca Cosmetics Collaboration

In its first 20 minutes on sephora.com, Champagne Pop sold 25,000 units.

clock July 17, 2015Jayme Cyk

P&G, Coty


Bolstered By P&G Brands, Coty Reaches for New Energy

Swallowing 10,000 employees as part of a landmark acquisition deal seems like a mighty large gulp for any company, but that will be the case when Coty Inc. absorbs 43 brands from Procter & Gamble.

clock July 17, 2015Pete Born and Faye Brookman

European brands are winning the battle for prime real estate in U.S stores.


European Brands Winning Battle for Space in U.S. Stores

Walk the men’s wear floors of some of New York’s finest luxury stores and what you’ll find is a sea of Italian and French brands.

clock July 20, 2015Jean E. Palmieri

Triangl, Craig Ellis, Erin Deering


Swimsuit E-tailer Triangl Making Waves

Triangl is the biggest swimsuit e-tailer you’ve never heard of.

clock July 19, 2015Rachel Strugatz

Elf's High Definition Undereye Setting Powder


NACDS Total Store Expo Slated for August

The exhibit floor will have a slightly different feel at this year’s National Association of Chain Drug Store’s Total Store Expo.

clock July 18, 2015Faye Brookman

The Luxe E-com Sprint


The Luxe E-commerce Sprint

McKinsey & Co. looked into the future of e-commerce for the luxury sector and saw big things ahead.

clock July 18, 2015WWD Staff

blue jeans


Cotton Incorporated Promotes Building With Blue Jeans

Cotton Incorporated’s Blue Jeans Go Green program met its goal of collecting 10,000 denim apparel items.

clock July 19, 2015Arthur Friedman

Best Deal Places


M&A Activity: The Best Places for Deals

International mergers and acquisitions law firm Baker & McKenzie and Oxford Economics recently released its Global Transactions Forecast.

clock July 19, 2015WWD Staff

The new labor contract slaps a Band-Aid on bigger problems.


Portly Woes: New Labor Contract A Band-Aid on Bigger Problems

The implications of the man-made disaster that befell the West Coast ports this year and led to a widespread slowdown along the waterfront are varied.

clock July 20, 2015Kari Hamanaka

Miroslava Duma

Human Resources

Buro 24/7’s Miroslava Duma Discusses Her Network

Miroslava Duma, founder of fashion and lifestyle Web site Buro 24/7, and her director of business development, Nasiba Adilova, are flexing their investor muscles.

clock July 20, 2015Rachel Strugatz


Today's Must Read

Nicola Glass


Kate Spade Reorganizes Creative Leadership, Nicola Glass to Depart

clock 7hLisa Lockwood

Social Studies

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