Raf’s Calvin?

WWD, July 20, 2016


  As an appointment appears imminent, the industry weighs in on what Raf Simons’ Calvin Klein might look like.   SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Features

Celebrity Fashion Report Card: Taking the Heat

Kim Kardashian not only faced 90-degree weather without breaking a sweat but also those rabid Taylor Swift fans.

clock July 20, 2016Taylor Harris and Alex Badia

Raf Simons

Designer and Luxury

Envisioning Raf Simons’ Calvin Klein

As an appointment appears imminent, the industry weighs in on what Raf Simons’ Calvin Klein might look like.

clock July 20, 2016Lisa Lockwood and Miles Socha

Dawid Tomaszewski at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin Spring/Summer 2017

Designer and Luxury

Revisiting Berlin Fashion Week Spring 2017

A heightened polish and positive spirit took some of the moodiness — but not the edge — out of Berlin’s typically nonchalant designer looks for spring.

clock July 20, 2016Melissa Drier


Designer and Luxury

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli Flying Solo

Now that they’re flying solo, can Maria Grazia Chiuri jump-start Dior and Pierpaolo Piccioli maintain Valentino’s rapid growth?

clock July 20, 2016Miles Socha and Luisa Zargani

It's a tough time to be on the dealmaking scene.

Mergers and Acquisitions

10 Companies Ripe for M&A Deals

There might not be a lot of M&A activity in the fashion world, but here are 10 companies experts believe are ripe to cut a deal in the next 12 months.

clock July 20, 2016Evan Clark

Looks from Fleur du mal, which is showing at Cabana, July 16 to 18.


Swim Brands Expand Offerings Ahead of Miami Swim Week

Swim labels are launching lines, expanding assortments and adding ath-leisure components as they prepare for an array of runway shows, trade fairs and related events.

clock July 21, 2016Aria Hughes

Bra Illustration by Chris Slabber for WWD


Millennials Favor the Natural Silhouettes of Bralettes

Millennials are rejecting padded and push-up styles for a more natural silhouette afforded by the bralette.

clock July 21, 2016Debra Borchardt

Isabella Rose


Ones to Watch at Miami Swim Week

A few fresh names to check out at the shows in Miami.

clock July 21, 2016Rebecca Kleinman

A.L.C.’s rayon knit top and le Fou by Wilfred’s linen top (held aloft). Luz Ortiz earrings.


Swimwear Trend: Fluid Lines

Forget the changing room. These days, swimwear is looking — and working — more like ready-to-wear, equally at home, on the sand, or the street.

clock July 21, 2016Mayte Allende

Kate Moss

Designer and Luxury

Turning the Tables at Miu Miu Resort 2017

Kate Moss made heads spin, among other things, at Miu Miu’s resort show bash.

clock July 22, 2016WWD Staff

1. Armani Privé Bois D’Encens Scented
Candle, $90
2. By Kilian Home Spray, $130.
3. Lafco Home Fragrance Mist in Penthouse, $40
4. Nest Fragrances Reed Diffuser in Cashmere Suede, $42
5. Byredo Toile Textile Perfume, $65
6. Diptyque La Madeleine Scented Candle, $85

Color Cosmetics

Beauty Trend: Where There’s Smoke

Prestige fragrance sales are up, but it’s not perfume consumers are after — it’s candles.

clock July 22, 2016Ellen Thomas

Karl Fournier and Olivier Marty, the designers behind architecture firm Studio KO.

Fashion Features

Facetime With Studio KO’s Karl Fournier and Olivier Marty

Pierre Bergé enlisted architects Karl Fournier and Olivier Marty of Studio KO, the firm behind the Balmain flagship in New York, to head the Morocco project for the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech.

clock July 22, 2016Laure Guilbault


Mergers and Acquisitions

Tough Times On the M&A Dealmaking Scene

Dealmaking’s been mixed up by Brexit, the raging digital revolution and an uninterested consumer, but there are still plenty of buyers and sellers eyeing each other at the party.

clock July 20, 2016Evan Clark

Levi’s denim jacket and denim jeans, both in cotton. Adidas by Raf Simons shoes.

Mens Designer Luxury

Heritage Brands Embrace History With an Eye on the Future

Heritage brands such as Levi’s, Champion and Vans embrace their history as they move into the future.

clock July 22, 2016Jean E. Palmieri


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Live Coverage from Milan Digital Fashion Week

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