Denim’s New Dash

WWD, April 20, 2016


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Li Xiao Xing

Fashion Features

Model Call: Li Xiao Xing

Li Xiao Xing was booked by Versace, Fendi, Carolina Herrera and Alexander Wang for the fall rtw season.

clock April 20, 2016Kristi Garced

Guess’ cotton shirt and jeans; Topshop’s lace bra. Paige Novick earring; Diaboli Kill necklaces.

Fashion Trends

Fall 2016 Trend: Chic is the New Denim

This fall, the classic takes on a fresh allure in a variety of volumes, with a splash of sexy.

clock April 20, 2016Mayte Allende

Cosmoprof 2016 Damien Dossin

Beauty Features

Cosmopack Keeps Broadening Its Scope

clock April 20, 2016WWD Staff

Eva Longoria

Fashion Features

Eva Longoria Readies The Limited for Fall

Eva Longoria is adding “designer” to her long list of roles with a fashion collection for The Limited this fall.

clock April 20, 2016Marcy Medina

Anastasia Soare

Beauty Features

Italy Bounces Back in Beauty

Cosmetics and fragrance sales for 2015 gained 6.6 percent to $11.13 billion, with exports leaping 14.3 percent; the view from Cosmoprof was positive.

clock April 20, 2016Jennifer Weil and Lucie Janik

The Extraordinary-Gallery at Cosmoprof.

Beauty Features

Innovation Abounds at Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna

Most manufacturers present at the trade show were looking to bolster their international distribution.

clock April 20, 2016Lucie Janik and Jennifer Weil

Beauty Features

Cosnova Previews New Brand

The label is to target “confident women.”

clock April 20, 2016Lucie Janik

Cosmoprof, Dario Ferrari

Beauty Features

Intercos Showcases 10 Trend Concepts and The Cult Zone

The Italian cosmetics supplier’s business keeps booming, with sales last year up 14 percent.

clock April 20, 2016Jennifer Weil

Daniela Sacerdote

Beauty Features

Italian Manufacturers and Retailers Navigate Shifting Beauty Scene

Italian industry looks overseas and to Millennials to spur growth as home perfumeries close and Russian traffic thins.

clock April 20, 2016Lucie Janik

Embroided and embellished looks, like these from the levi’s Brand and Amo, are hitting the right fashion notes with consumers.


Vintage Boosts Denim Market

Silhouettes, vintage, color, length and surface treatment are helping to prop up the denim market.

clock April 21, 2016Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Inside the factory of Japanese denim manufacturer Kuroki.


Japanese Denim Makers Looking for the Edge

Japan’s jeans market might be challenged, but its manufacturers still rely on innovation and quality for their reputation.

clock April 21, 2016Kelly Wetherille

Jordache’s legacy collection is the brand’s re-entry into department stores. Denim jackets, like the one here from lee, are gaining momentum in the market while the levi’s Brand’s 505 C leverages a consumer desire for authenticity.


Denim Trends Help Retailers’ Sales

A range of trends — old and new — are helping retailers enliven their jeans departments.

clock April 21, 2016WWD Staff



Alberto Candiani Brings Sustainability to His Family’s Denim Business

The fourth-generation executive of a venerable family-held denim firm is guiding the company with innovation and sustainability.

clock April 21, 2016Alessandra Turra

Innovation in material and product development is leading denim into a new lifestyle realm.


Innovation Leading Denim to New Lifestyle Realms

Fiber and fabric firms have developed jeans that are meant for a more active lifestyle.

clock April 21, 2016Arthur Friedman

A slow denim jacket from story (top). Bottoms from maison renhsen (far left) and a look from ink (left).


Slow Denim Emphasize Quality and Sustainability

A new crop of European labels that emphasize the quality of the fabrics and sustainability is spurring the rise of micro mills.

clock April 21, 2016Laure Guilbault

Coachella 2016

Street Style

They Are Wearing: Coachella 2016

Typical festival fashion — crochet and lace details, cutoffs or anything cropped, bohemian dresses and Native American-inspired prints -— flavored this weekend at the Coachella music jamboree.

clock April 20, 2016WWD Staff

Matt Breen and Brian Trunzo

Business Features

Carson Street Banks on Adventurous Business Professionals

clock April 21, 2016WWD Staff

Trunk Labs, London.

Mens Retail Business

Trunk Clothiers Expands on Its Cozy Retail Environment

clock April 21, 2016WWD Staff

Circus by Sam Edelman’s bag. Manolo Blahnik × Rihanna’s boot. RumbaTime’s watch. Louise et Cie’s pump. Martin Keehn’s belt. Chanel’s bag.

Accessory Trends

Fall Denim Accessories: Polished Cotton

clock April 21, 2016WWD Staff

Mark Werts, American Rag Cie

Human Resources

Face Time With Mark Werts

Mark Werts is expanding American Rag’s retail and manufacturing businesses and has written “America’s Simple Solutions,” a self-help book for business and society.

clock April 23, 2016Khanh T.L. Tran

Report Card: Hippity Dippity

Fashion Features

Celebrity Fashion Report Card: Hippity Dippity

Festival dressing is a delicate art. For Coachella-bound celebs, their takes ranged from messy to mastery.

clock April 23, 2016Taylor Harris and Alex Badia

Donna Karan

Designer and Luxury

Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Collection Hits Bergdorf Goodman

Donna Karan’s Urban Zen collection has settled into its new home at Bergdorf Goodman.

clock April 24, 2016Lisa Lockwood

Loews Regency illustration by Bil Donovan.

Fashion Scoops

Bil Donovan to Teach Class at Loews Regency New York Hotel

Loews Regency New York Hotel has wrangled fashion illustrator Bil Donovan to teach a sketch class April 26.

clock April 24, 2016Rosemary Feitelberg

Josh Peskowitz in his store Magasin.

Mens Retail Business

Magasin Offers Blend of Tailored and Casual Clothing

Josh Peskowitz, a former men’s fashion director at Bloomingdale’s and alumnus of Esquire and, opened his store, called Magasin.

clock April 25, 2016Khanh T.L. Tran

Pietro Boselli with fans.

Mens Lifestyle

Pietro Boselli On Making the Change From Academia to Modeling

Pietro Boselli was recently named the new face of Armani’s EA7 athletic line.

clock April 25, 2016Amy Chung

Kourtney Kardashian

Skin Care

Kourtney Kardashian and Manuka Doctor’s Health Kick

Of all the Kardashians, eldest sister Kourtney has been the most vocal about health, wellness and clean beauty.

clock April 24, 2016Ellen Thomas

Gucci Bamboo


Smell Test: Gucci Bamboo

This fragrance attracted a modicum of praise, mostly about its “pleasant” nature, and one judge rhapsodized about the drydown. But the general feeling was a sense of disappointment.

clock April 24, 2016Pete Born

Jacopo Olmo

Mens Fashion

Model Call: Jacopo Olmo

Jacopo Olmo is more than just flaming hair and blue eyes. Here, he shares his reasons for going orange and his advice on how to stand out from the crowd.

clock April 22, 2016Luis Campuzano


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