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Cover WWD, October 21, 2015


  Men’s wear is going clinical for spring, with white–on–white minimalism updated via utility elements, innovative layering and translucent technical fabrics.   SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Report Card

Fashion Features

Fashion Report Card: Democratic Candidates Look Dozy, Sia Hides

Are the male democratic candidates doing their sartorial duty? In the wise word(s) of their female cohort: “No.”

clock October 21, 2015WWD Staff

Renzo Rosso

Human Resources

Renzo Rosso’s Risky Hire of John Galliano Pays Off

Renzo Rosso rescued John Galliano from fashion limbo and installed him at the creative helm of Maison Margiela last year.

clock October 21, 2015Miles Socha

Michael Kors attends the God's Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards, New York, America, 2015.

Fashion Features

Bridget Foley’s Diary: Reality Gets Real

On Thursday night, Michael Kors chaired the God’s Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards with Anna Wintour, a celebratory event that raised a boatload of money for a great cause.

clock October 21, 2015Bridget Foley

Alexandre Plokhov’s cotton vest and tank top and Berluti’s cotton pants; Neil Barrett’s viscose and nylon tank top and Off- White’s cotton pants.

Mens Fashion

Men’s Spring Trend: Monochromatic White

Men’s wear is going clinical for spring, with white–on–white minimalism updated via utility elements, innovative layering and translucent technical fabrics.

clock October 21, 2015Alex Badia

Illustration: Malia Obama


Where Will Malia Obama Go to College? Prospective Schools Ranked

WWD has broken down the ranking and fashion sensibility for each of her reported prospective colleges.

clock October 21, 2015Ally Betker

Dresscamp RTW Spring 2016 Tokyo

Mens Fashion

Spring 2016 Men’s Wear Trends From Tokyo Fashion Week

Playful proportions, allover floral prints, strong graphic designs and utility references are some of the men’s wear trends that emerged.

clock October 22, 2015Alex Badia

ElieTahari.com digital flagship


Elie Tahari’s Digital Digs

Elie Tahari renovated his digital flagship, opening up more space to present the brand to new customers and cater more to international shoppers.

clock October 22, 2015Rachel Strugatz

Carolina Herrera RTW Spring 2016


Moda Operandi’s Top 5 Bestselling Dresses

The nearly $6,000 pastel pink Carolina Herrera sheer button-front dress was the top-selling spring look on Moda Operandi.

clock October 22, 2015Rachel Strugatz

Anna Sui

Fashion Features

Anna Sui, New York Fashion’s International Indie Icon

Sui is one of fashion’s true originals, a pragmatic iconoclast who has stayed independent.

clock October 22, 2015Bridget Foley

Lucas Zwirner

Designer and Luxury

Lucas Zwirner Makes His Mark in the Art World

An art world scion embraces the family name.

clock October 23, 2015Ally Betker

The Hundreds’ jacket, Tackma’s T-shirt and Noah’s jeans, all in cotton.

Mens Retail Business

Streetwear Brands Balance Retail and Wholesale Growth

More streetwear brands are deciding to sell direct, but others are still depending on wholesale to grow.

clock October 22, 2015Aria Hughes

Kilian Hennessy

Human Resources

Kilian Hennessy’s World of Luxury

The indie perfume pioneer scents everything from ear lobes to clothes closets.

clock October 23, 2015Pete Born

A look from Luis Denim.


Premium Denim Gets Its Mojo Back

Sales are ramping up, thanks to fashion trends, new technologies and social media strategies.

clock October 25, 2015Khanh T.L. Tran

Illustration: Smart phone


Denim Companies Take the Next Steps in Social Media Marketing

Denim companies are growing past social-media-only strategies and taking the lead in exploiting technical innovations in research, retail and manufacturing.

clock October 24, 2015Quynh Tran

Illustration: Scale


Think Tank: How to Combat the Amazon Effect?

Retailers must invest in their flagships and other key locations where their most loyal consumers expect to experience the brand.

clock October 24, 2015Antony Karabus

A look from Marques Almeida RTW Spring 2016

Designer and Luxury

Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida Discuss Winning the LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize

The designers of Marques’ Almeida discuss winning the LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize and their sometimes-favorite fabric.

clock October 25, 2015Miles Socha

On Him: 
Versus Versace’s cotton, nylon, silk and viscose tank top and J Brand’s cotton denim jeans. Clyde hat; Tri- ton necklaces; Trash and Vaudeville cuff and belts. 
On Her: Versus Versace’s viscose knit cropped tank and viscose knit mesh long- sleeved pullover and Artisan de Luxe’s cotton denim jeans. House of Lafayette hat; Carolina Amato gloves; Chanel necklace and cuff; Jennifer Fisher earrings and ring.

Fashion Trends

Denim Trend: Rebel Heart

Shared wardrobes might be the thing of the moment, but denim has been ahead of the gender-fluid apparel game for a long time.

clock October 24, 2015Mayte Allende and Alex Badia

Marithé + François Girbaud’s cashmere sweater and cotton spandex jeans, Qiyada earring cuff, Erickson Beamon bracelets, Michelle Campbell cuff and rings, Dr. Martens boots.


Marithé and François Girbaud Are Back With a New Company

Marithé and François Girbaud have returned with a new company, Mad Lane.

clock October 25, 2015Laure Guilbault


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