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WWD, October 6, 2015

Overview

  Green means go, and Stella McCartney took an exuberant route for spring, with a collection that was bold, feisty and glamorous, yet retained a breezy summer mood.   SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Retail

No Spending Boost From China’s Double Holiday

Retailers in Hong Kong continued to suffer from a lack of Chinese shoppers.

clock October 5, 2015Tiffany Ap

Alibaba Taobao

Government and Trade

AAFA Asks U.S. to Re-list Taobao on Counterfeit Watch List

AAFA, which represents apparel and footwear brands, charges that counterfeiting has worsened on Taobao.

clock October 5, 2015Kristi Ellis

Calvin Klein Jeans Black Series Limited Edition campaign featuring Lucky Blue Smith and Pyper America Smith.

Denim

Calvin Klein Jeans to Launch Black Series Limited Edition

An image campaign for the series will feature models and siblings Lucky Blue Smith and Pyper America Smith.

clock October 5, 2015Lisa Lockwood

An American Apparel store.

Financial

American Apparel’s Fight for Life Enters New Phase

Even after filing for bankruptcy protection, the key question remains whether the retailer can reconnect with its customer base.

clock October 5, 2015Kari Hamanaka and Vicki M. Young

Congress returns to session today.

Business Features

Fashion Industry Lauds TPP Deal as Congressional Battle Looms

The agreement is one of the largest trade deals in history that seeks to tear down trade barriers and raise standards around the globe.

clock October 5, 2015Kristi Ellis

Sacai• RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Sacai RTW Spring 2016

Chitose Abe elevated her signature hybrid constructions for spring by showing a softer, more feminine side — without dumbing anything down.

clock October 5, 2015Jessica Iredale

Stella McCartney amb RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Stella McCartney RTW Spring 2016

Stella McCartney accentuated the positive with an exuberant spring collection that pulsed with the affirmative action of daring graphics and audacious color.

clock October 5, 2015Bridget Foley

G.Valli amb RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Giambattista Valli RTW Spring 2016

Giambattista Valli proved he’s still smitten with the Sixties and Seventies, showing frisky A-line minidresses and filmy chiffon gowns, all undulating layers of capes and ruffles.

clock October 5, 2015Miles Socha

Hermès RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Hermès RTW Spring 2016

Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski’s second collection for the luxury house had more of an edge — even if it was the edge of a silver spoon.

clock October 5, 2015Jessica Iredale

Sonia Rykiel RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Sonia Rykiel RTW Spring 2016

Designer Julie de Libran went for clothes with details that would catch your eye — a swish of long leather fringe, dense patches of sequins, and more

clock October 5, 2015Miles Socha

Véronique Branquinho RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Véronique Branquinho RTW Spring 2016

Véronique Branquinho based her spring effort on long, pleated dresses and Victorian ruffles, channeling both into romantic looks.

clock October 5, 2015Paulina Szmydke

Léonard RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Leonard RTW Spring 2016

Yiqing Yin created patterns in a kaleidoscope of primary colors that were inspired by Pop Art and graffiti.

clock October 5, 2015Joelle Diderich

Esteban Cortazar RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Esteban Cortazar RTW Spring 2016

Looking to do something brave and bold, Esteban Cortazar filled his runway with high-energy clubbers wearing edgy looks.

clock October 5, 2015Paulina Szmydke

Julien David RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Julien David
 RTW Spring 2016

Julien David mixed workwear references with noble silhouettes — and the result was a good deal of cool.

clock October 2, 2015Paulina Szmydke

Neil Barrett RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Neil Barrett RTW Spring 2016

Neil Barrett showed a collection of graphic, laser-pieces finely tuned to fit together in myriad combinations.

clock October 3, 2015Paulina Szmydke

Masha Ma RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Masha Ma RTW Spring 2016

In an about-face from previous more day-friendly collections, Masha Ma populated her spring runway with club kids dressed in hard, industrial and often synthetic fabrics.

clock October 4, 2015Paulina Szmydke

Véronique Leroy RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Véronique Leroy RTW Spring 2016

Véronique Leroy showed an alluring, feminine spring collection, offering an array of dresses in various lengths and delicate transparencies.

clock October 3, 2015Paulina Szmydke

Alessandra Rich RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Alessandra Rich RTW Spring 2016

Alessandra Rich put a clever spin on eveningwear, bringing back the fun and exuberance of nouveau riche while making it look new.

clock October 3, 2015Jessica Iredale

Zuhair Murad RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Zuhair Murad RTW Spring 2016

Zuhair Murad moved into daywear for spring, with the the sailor — and his many loves — as his inspiration.

clock October 5, 2015Alex Wynne

Rahul Mishra RTW Spring 2016

Rahul Mishra RTW Spring 2016

Hashtags on his show notes announced Rahul Mishra’s intent to enhance 3-D with human hands — which he did to whimsical effect.

clock October 4, 2015Laure Guilbault

Chalayan RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Chalayan RTW Spring 2016

For spring, Hussein Chalayan expanded on his Cuba-inspired resort collection and added fresh, feminized military looks.

clock October 2, 2015Jessica Iredale

Marimekko RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Marimekko RTW Spring 2016

The label’s first collection by Anna Teurnell went back to the essence of the Finnish house, mixing and matching patterns with an artisanal feel.

clock October 5, 2015Joelle Diderich

Alexandre Vauthier RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Alexandre Vauthier RTW Spring 2016

Alexandre Vauthier’s golden formula — sexy, curvy, cool — continued for spring, with the addition of some user-friendly separates.

clock October 2, 2015Paulina Szmydke

Gauchère RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Gauchère RTW Spring 2016

Always inspired by architecture, Marie-Christine Statz has evolved Gauchère’s graphic silhouettes into a more relaxed lineup for spring 2016.

clock October 5, 2015Laurent Folcher

Lutz Huelle RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Lutz Huelle RTW Spring 2016

Lutz Huelle used draping, pleating and cutouts to work his ideas of multipurpose clothing.

clock October 2, 2015Paulina Szmydke

Roger Vivier RTW Spring 2016

Footwear

Roger Vivier Revives Flower Power for Spring 2016

Roger Vivier’s Bruno Frisoni channeled a Sixties and Seventies floral vibe, but added some street chic for good measure.

clock October 5, 2015Roxanne Robinson

Photographs of Eric Bourret adorn the chalet-like Fusalp boutique.

Activewear

Skiwear Brand Fusalp Unveils First Flagship

The chalet-style boutique in the Marais stocks the skiwear brand’s first ready-to-wear collection.

clock October 6, 2015Paulina Szmydke

Fashion Features

Ungaro, Aeffe Part Ways

The French brand will be produced by Modalis.

clock October 5, 2015Luisa Zargani

Maria Sharapova front row Stella McCartney Spring 2016

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Stella McCartney Spring 2016

Maria Sharapova, M.I.A. and Suki Waterhouse were among the guests at the show.

clock October 5, 2015Joelle Diderich and Miles Socha

A look from the Apple Watch Hermès Collection.

Watches

Hermès Marks Watch Launch With Apple on Left Bank

Alber Elbaz, Pierpaolo Piccioli and Pierre Hardy were among the guests keen to discover the new timepiece on Sunday.

clock October 5, 2015Alex Wynne

Media

Wolfgang Blau Named Chief Digital Officer of Condé Nast International

The executive, who comes from The Guardian, will start on Dec. 1.

clock October 5, 2015Samantha Conti

The Pomeroy's kale and brussel sprouts with toasted almonds, ricotta salata, apple, red onion.

Lifestyle

The Pomeroy Opens in Astoria

Bo O’Connor, previously Lady Gaga’s private chef, opens her New American comfort restaurant in Astoria.

clock October 5, 2015Leigh Nordstrom

Retail

Ann Stordahl Retires from Neiman Marcus

Ann Stordahl is retiring after 23 years with Neiman Marcus and 40 years in retailing.

clock October 5, 2015David Moin

Federico Marchetti Vogue China 10th Anniversary at 2015 Milan Fashion Week

Financial

Yoox Net-a-porter Group Shares Up 6.74 Percent

Shares of the new Yoox Net-a-porter Group closed their first day of trading on the upswing.

clock October 5, 2015Luisa Zargani

Jack Dorsey

Media

Jack Dorsey Signals More Innovation at Twitter

Investors applauded the co-founder ascent to ceo and pushed the stock up 7 percent.

clock October 5, 2015Evan Clark

Gina Rodriguez and Catalina Girald of Naja.

Activewear

Actress Gina Rodriguez Partners With Lingerie Start-up Naja

The Golden Globe-winning actress is now an equity holder and partner at Naja, a lingerie start-up.

clock October 6, 2015Aria Hughes

Kristina Bazan

Beauty Features

L’Oréal Paris Names Blogger as New Ambassador

Kristina Bazan, the founder of Kayture, joins the brand’s lineup including Julianne Moore, Naomi Watts and Blake Lively.

clock October 6, 2015Jennifer Weil

Saint Laurent RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Saint Laurent RTW Spring 2016

With Courtney Love in the house, Hedi Slimane showed mini slipdresses and little nighttime nothings — accessorized with tiaras and quite an array of outerwear.

clock October 5, 2015Bridget Foley

Essentialist

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Brooks Brothers flagship.

Business

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