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WWD Daily, October 7, 2015

Overview

  In a lofty flight of fancy, Karl Lagerfeld constructed a pristine Chanel Airlines terminal to house his spring runway, where he riffed on populist air travel using bold patterns, some in Air France colors. Here, his zip-up sweater and A-line skirt layered over pants.   SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Retail

Hurricane Joaquin’s Double-Edged Sword

Hurricane Joaquin inflicted pain on parts of the southeast, but in the northeast, the cold weather sent shoppers to stores in search of fall merchandise.

clock October 6, 2015Sharon Edelson

Doug Wood

Mens Retail Business

Douglas Wood to Succeed Terry Pillow as CEO of Tommy Bahama

The change will occur at the end of the fiscal year in January.

clock October 6, 2015Jean E. Palmieri

Arch Motorcycle, Keanu Reeves, Neimans

Retail

Neiman’s Teams With Keanu Reeves to Offer Motorcycle, Tour

The 196-page Neiman Marcus Christmas catalogue offers everything from rare Orphan Barrel whiskey to a Mustang convertible.

clock October 6, 2015Holly Haber

Anna Ewers in the David Yurman holiday campaign.

Jewelry

David Yurman Gets Colorful for Holiday Campaign

David Yurman will debut its first-ever color campaigns for holiday, featuring models Kate Moss and Anna Ewers.

clock October 7, 2015Lauren McCarthy

Models in looks from the Uniqlo and Lemaire collection

Sportswear

Uniqlo and Lemaire Have a Winning Weekend Launch

Uniqlo extends its Lemaire collaboration through spring and is chasing holiday business with more fall-winter styles.

clock October 6, 2015Rosemary Feitelberg

Sportswear

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia to Shift Dates and Focus

The global event, hosted in Sydney, will focus on resort collections.

clock October 6, 2015Lisa Lockwood

Eyewear

Bespoke Gets Spotlight at Silmo Fair

Manufacturers turn more service-oriented, and techno looks trump retro.

clock October 6, 2015Katya Foreman

Retail

ShopRunner Adds Ralph Lauren, Derek Lam and Scotch & Soda to Offerings

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, ShopRunner Inc. has expanded its stable of brands and retailers for its members via partnerships with Reebok, Avon, Derek Lam and Scotch & Soda.

clock October 6, 2015Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Chanel RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Chanel RTW Spring 2016

Karl Lagerfeld took a flight of fancy for spring, installing a state-of-the-art Chanel Airlines terminal under the dome of the Grand Palais — and showing a bold collection for ladies on the go.

clock October 6, 2015Bridget Foley

Valentino RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Valentino RTW Spring 2016

Immigration — and Africa, in particular — inspired Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli to expertly craft another vivid, blockbuster collection.

clock October 6, 2015Jessica Iredale

Vanessa Seward RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Vanessa Seward RTW Spring 2016

Vanessa Seward paid homage to “glamorous but comfortable” French women — and vintage Saint Laurent style — in her terrific spring collection.

clock October 6, 2015Miles Socha

Iris Van Herpen RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Iris van Herpen RTW Spring 2016

Inspired by plants, Iris van Herpen spun a spring collection of gossamer-weight creations in variations of lace.

clock October 6, 2015Joelle Diderich

Ellery RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Ellery RTW Spring 2016

The Ellery collection showed compelling wrapping techniques that kept the clothes at all times wearable.

clock October 6, 2015Paulina Szmydke

Shiatzy Chen RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Shiatzy Chen RTW Spring 2016

Wang Chen Tsai-Hsia worked delicate lace and floral motifs on lingerie-style dresses of various lengths as well as tops and even culottes.

clock October 6, 2015Paulina Szmydke

Paul & Joe RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Paul & Joe RTW Spring 2016

Palm tree motifs, embroidered sparkle and silver metallic finishes added a whole lot of sunshine to the contemporary label’s spring collection.

clock October 6, 2015Jessica Iredale

Stefano Pilati

Designer and Luxury

Stefano Pilati Strikes Back at Pierre Bergé

The former couture boss had called the Italian designer’s tenure at YSL “nothing at all.”

clock October 6, 2015Miles Socha

Lily-Rose Depp and Karl Lagerfeld

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Chanel Spring 2016

Vanessa Paradis, Lily-Rose Depp, Cara Delevingne and Lewis Hamilton gathered at the brand’s airport-themed show.

clock October 6, 2015Miles Socha and Joelle Diderich

Miguel front row valentino spring 2016

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Valentino Spring 2016

Miguel, Lewis Hamilton, Maria Sharapova and Suki Waterhouse took in the display in Paris.

clock October 6, 2015Joelle Diderich

Kendall Jenner front row Shiatzy Chen RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Shiatzy Chen Spring 2016

Kendall Jenner and Antoine Arnault were among the guests who took in the show.

clock October 6, 2015Paulina Szmydke

Patti Smith speaking with David Granger at Hearst Tower

Media

Patti Smith Talks About Her New Memoir – and Coffee – With Esquire’s David Granger

Smith stopped by Hearst to talk about her new book “M Train.”

clock October 6, 2015Alexandra Steigrad

Inside The Garret East.

Lifestyle

The Garret Bar Expands to the East Village

The secret bar above Five Guys in the West Village opens a second location on Avenue A and Thirteenth Street.

clock October 6, 2015Ally Betker

The Saks Fifth Avenue flagship

Retail

L’Avenue in Paris Coming to Saks Fifth Avenue Flagship

The famous L’Avenue restaurant in Paris is coming to Saks Fifth Avenue, as part of the flagship’s three-year, $250 million reinvention.

clock October 6, 2015David Moin

Balenciaga 1950s

Designer and Luxury

Looking Back at Balenciaga’s Storied Past

The ups and downs of the fashion house reflected over the years.

clock October 7, 2015Jina Park and Lorna Koski

A visual from the ZeroGrand Outerwear ad campaign.

Ready To Wear

Cole Haan Partners With Mountain Hardwear on ZeroGrand Outerwear

Footwear and handbags round out the outerwear offerings.

clock October 6, 2015Lisa Lockwood

Media

Vice News Managing Editor Departs for Newsweek

Kevin Dolak has joined as Newsweek as its executive editor of digital.

clock October 6, 2015Alexandra Steigrad

Vanessa Bruno RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Vanessa Bruno RTW Spring 2016

Vanessa Bruno conjured a delightful mix of easy daywear and artisanal dresses meant for summer evenings spent on the beach.

clock October 6, 2015Paulina Szmydke

SCAD Museum Opens With Oscar de la Renta Tribute

Fashion Features

SCAD Museum Opens With Oscar de la Renta Tribute

The design college remodeled its fashion museum, which reopened Oct. 3.

clock October 5, 2015Brenda Lloyd

Demna Gvasalia

Designer and Luxury

Balenciaga Makes Its Choice: Vetements’ Demna Gvasalia

The designer will show his first Balenciaga collection during Paris Fashion Week in March.

clock October 7, 2015Miles Socha

Essentialist

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Jill Soltau

Business

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clock 19hDavid Moin

Social Studies