Newsmaker of the Year: François-Henri Pinault

Cover: WWD, December 16, 2015


  The top stories of the year include: Designer Drama, Tragedy in Paris, Givenchy’s N.Y., The Three Giants, Outlet Boom, Androgyny Rises, HBC’s Whirlwind, Coty’s Empire, The Model Is Back, Yoox’s New Net, Condé’ Shake-up, TPP Gets Real.   SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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François-Henri Pinault

Business Features

Newsmaker of the Year: Kering’s François-Henri Pinault

François-Henri Pinault has made some sweeping moves at Kering — some quietly and others more dramatically — including advancing social initiatives, altering the corporate culture and his out-on-a-limb appointment at Gucci.

clock December 16, 2015Miles Socha

Illustration: Designer Newsmakers of 2015

Designer and Luxury

Top Stories of the Year: Designers — Deities No Longer

For the designer set, 2015 was the year of living strangely.

clock December 16, 2015Bridget Foley

Illustration: Paris Le Carillon

Government and Trade

Top Stories of the Year: Tragedy in Paris

The shock of the terrorist attacks reverberates in the City of Light and beyond.

clock December 16, 2015Joelle Diderich

Illustration: Barak Obama

Government and Trade

Top Stories of the Year: TPP Faces Hurdles

The President’s major trade deal approached approval in 2015, but still faces some hurdles.

clock December 19, 2015Kristi Ellis

Illustration: Designers

Designer and Luxury

CFDA and NYFW Open to the Public?

Should fashion shows be open to the public? The consumer demand for fashion certainly seems to exist, but how should it be satisfied?

clock December 16, 2015Lisa Lockwood

Illustration: Amazon


Top Stories of the Year: Amazon Flexing Its Online Muscle

Amazon’s take-no-prisoners approach has left competitors such as Wal-Mart and Target scrambling to compete.

clock December 17, 2015Sharon Edelson

The Gucci men’s spring '16 show.

Designer and Luxury

Top Stories of the Year: Going Gender-Neutral

Androgyny has become a hot-button topic on runways and beyond.

clock December 18, 2015Paulina Szmydke

Karlie Kloss, Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid on the Balmain x H&M runway.

Designer and Luxury

Top Stories of the Year: The Return of the Mega-Model

Maybe it’s too soon to call Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid “supers,” but there’s no denying the power of the new breed of multipurpose “business” models.

clock December 18, 2015Jessica Iredale



Trade Shows: New Perspective in Las Vegas

From delivery shifts to fresh influences, fairs in the oasis are adapting.

clock December 19, 2015Khanh T.L. Tran

Illustration: Anna Winter and Bob Sauerberg


Top Stories of the Year: Shakeups at Condé Nast

Big changes at the high-wattage publishing giant were heralded with the appointment of a new ceo.

clock December 17, 2015Alexandra Steigrad



New York Trade Shows Create New Buzz

Organizers are aiming to grab more attention and business.

clock December 20, 2015Kristi Garced

Illustration: Los Angeles scene


LA Trade Shows Reinvent for Future

Organizers and mart managers in Los Angeles are laying the framework and diversifying strategies for a strong first half.

clock December 20, 2015Kari Hamanaka


Mergers and Acquisitions

Top Stories of the Year: Yoox, Net-a-porter Merge

One of the year’s most talked-about mergers united two online luxury players.

clock December 25, 2015Luisa Zargani

Givenchy RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Features

Top Stories of the Year: Givenchy Shows in New York

More than delivering spectacular fashion, the designer welcomed the public — which will have ripple effects throughout the fashion system for years to come.

clock December 18, 2015Bridget Foley

Liz Rodbell, Marc Metrick, Jerry Storch, Jonathan Greller and Richard Baker.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Top Stories of the Year: Hubbub at HBC

It was a year of expansion, acquisition, renovation and executive change at Hudson’s Bay Co. — and Richard Baker’s not finished yet.

clock December 25, 2015David Moin

Illustration: Coty Beauty Products

Human Resources

Top Stories of the Year: Coty’s Megadeal

Bart Becht is out to build a global beauty empire.

clock December 25, 2015Pete Born

John B. Fairchild

Human Resources

Tribute: Remembering John B. Fairchild

A transformational editor and publisher who influenced how fashion and pop culture is covered today, John B. Fairchild died in February at the age of 87.

clock December 31, 2015Alexandra Steigrad



Domestic Trade Show Calendar 2016, January-June

A listing of trade shows and markets for the first half of 2016.

clock December 20, 2015WWD Staff

July 8th: Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel couture show converts the Grand Palais into the Cercle Privé casino.

Fashion Features

2015’s Moments in Fashion

A look at the past year in fashion.

clock December 21, 2015WWD Staff

Illustration: Outlet malls


Top Stories of the Year: Outlets Are In Again

Shoppers love a good deal, and the off-price and outlet sectors are electrified because of it.

clock December 17, 2015David Moin

Kendall Jenner


Top Model Instagram Accounts of 2015

Here are the top model accounts by followers added and their most-liked photos in 2015.

clock December 29, 2015Kristen Tauer

Givenchy embraced the American Dream and showed its spring collection in New York.


Regramming the Year: 2015 in Social Media

From the biggest runway shows and parties to the personalities who orbit them, here’s a look back at the top social media fashion moments.

clock December 29, 2015Kristen Tauer



Solid Fundamentals to Propel U.S. Market

While there are some red flags, economists say the U.S. is in fairly good shape heading into 2016.

clock December 19, 2015Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevingne Olivier Rousteing's 30th Birthday Party, Los Angeles, America - 23 Oct 2015


The Best Parties of 2015

Where does the time go? 2015’s nighttime activities were unapologetically loud, Champagne-soaked and — most importantly — fun.

clock December 30, 2015Taylor Harris

Christian Audigier

Designer and Luxury

Remembering Those Who Died in 2015

The following from the worlds of fashion, beauty, retail, society and media were among those who died this year.

clock December 31, 2015WWD Staff

Jeremy Scott

Fashion Features

They Said It: 2015’s Notable Quotes

Fashion’s highly quotable were at it again.

clock January 1, 2016WWD Staff


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