Bertelli on the Record



The ceo of the $4 billion Prada Group discusses the recent signs of life in the luxury market, digital communication and the new consumer — and his view of both American and Italian politics.

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Akin Akman


Akin Akman Sculpts Fashion’s Fittest Insiders

Akin Akman has culled a reputation for being one of the most challenging, inspiring and addictive SoulCycle instructors — which has led industry insiders to his classes.

clock November 30, 2016Leigh Nordstrom

Patrizio Bertelli

Designer and Luxury

Patrizio Bertelli Talks Prada and Politics

The Prada Group chief on Made in Italy, the changing consumer — and Italian and American politics.

clock November 30, 2016Luisa Zargani

Fendi wants to make you happy. The Roman Maison has paired with architect Cristina Celestino to design furnishings for their “traveling VIP Room,” dubbed The Happy Room. The Art Deco-meets-the-Fifties collection will be unveiled under the Design Miami tent.


Art Basel Miami Beach: Arts and Party Guide

What was once a sunny enclave of art scouting has become overheated with New York’s fashion set — and their penchant for parties. So is Art Basel Miami Beach now just the discerning New Yorker’s spring break?

clock November 30, 2016Kristen Tauer and Leigh Nordstrom and Alexa Tietjen

An Under Armour youth baseball style.

Mens Sportswear

Under Armour to Become Official Uniform Supplier to MLB

The newly inked deal means Under Armour will replace Majestic and Nike beginning in 2020.

clock December 5, 2016Jean E. Palmieri

CHANEL ON RODEO DRIVE: Pictured in a 1954 newspaper clipping versus today.

Real Estate

Rising Prices Don’t Scare Rodeo Drive Residents

Rising prices aren’t enough to woo some longtime Rodeo Drive property owners into selling.

clock December 5, 2016Kari Hamanaka

melania trump

Designer and Luxury

Diplomacy à la Mode: Will Designers Dress Melania Trump?

The “would you dress Melania Trump?” query is out there — thrust into the social media fray by one of their own, no less — and it’s not going away.

clock November 30, 2016Bridget Foley

Natura’s biggest new store opened in são Paulo at the end of september.

Beauty Features

Brazil’s Natura Adding Stores for New Growth

Direct-selling giant Natura sees a solution to its sagging sales and profits in brick-and-mortar.

clock December 7, 2016Ivan Castano

Acne Studios’ cotton coat, Edward Crutchley’s wool jacket and Ami’s wool sweater.

Mens Fashion

Spring 2017 Men’s Trend: Youth Revisited

Heritage checks, track jackets and high-waisted cropped pants blended with a nod to Nineties technowear are the defining elements shaping the youth dress code for spring.

clock December 7, 2016Alex Badia

Anybody’s Guess.

Government and Trade

More Global Economic Uncertainty Lies Ahead for First Half

The uncertain economy does not bode well for consumer confidence, tourist flows and the appetite for nonessentials.

clock December 8, 2016Samantha Conti and Tiffany Ap

Berlin Beefs Up.


Diversity on the Rise at Berlin Trade Shows

Germany’s trade-show scene isn’t growing in numbers, but it’s still expanding.

clock December 8, 2016Melissa Drier

Asian Exhibits Reorganizing.


Chinese, Japanese Trade Fairs Looking to Increase Attention

There has been some doubt as to whether China still has its edge as the place to do fashion sourcing and manufacturing.

clock December 8, 2016Tiffany Ap and Kelly Wetherille

London Shaken By Currency Clamor.


London Trade Fairs Shaken by Currency Clamor

London’s trade show organizers predict inevitable price hikes, but also see opportunity to increase international business.

clock December 8, 2016Natalie Theodosi

U.S. Economy Seen as Fundamentally OK.


Analysts Expect U.S. Economic Stability

Despite some problems, experts maintain an optimistic outlook.

clock December 9, 2016Kristi Ellis

Vegas Venues Look to React to Industry Reinvention.


Las Vegas Trade Shows Adapting to Industry Reinvention

Changes in wholesale and consumer buying patterns are leading to a transformation.

clock December 9, 2016Khanh T.L. Tran

L.A. Stays on Pace.


Los Angeles Trade-show Organizers Confident for Year Ahead

Los Angeles organizers found their footing in 2016 and head into next year with confidence.

clock December 9, 2016Kari Hamanaka

The foundation for Vessel, the centerpiece installation of the public square and gardens, with the retail complex behind it.

Real Estate

Hudson Yards: The Digital Vision

The mega real estate development aims to be as cutting edge in the tech world as it hopes to be in the physical one.

clock December 5, 2016David Moin

MILANESE MAGIC: 10 Corso Como at the Seaport district.

Real Estate

Real Estate Developers Seek New Ways to Attract Shoppers

The e-commerce threat to brick-and-mortar may have been somewhat exaggerated, according to some real estate executives.

clock December 5, 2016Sharon Edelson

A look by Pierre Cardin, fall 1972.

Designer and Luxury

Pierre Cardin Marks 70 Years With Institut de France Fashion Show

Pierre Cardin will celebrate 70 years in business with a fashion show for the ages at the Institut de France.

clock December 7, 2016Miles Socha

New York Organizers Emphasize Convenience, Experiences.


New York Trade Shows Emphasize Convenience, Experiences

Organizers look to improve and revamp the environment for visitors to their venues.

clock December 9, 2016Kristi Garced

On the Calender.


International Trade Show Calendar: January-June 2017

A roundup of all the trade shows going on in the first half of 2017.

clock December 8, 2016Robert Tutton

Paris Fairs Fine-Tune for Growth.


Paris Trade Fairs Fine-tune for Growth

Initiatives to attract buyers include regrouping fairs in the city center.

clock December 8, 2016Laure Guilbault

Italy’s Trade Shows Get in Step.


Schedule Changes Aid Italian Trade Shows

Mipap and Mifur, the trade shows dedicated to women’s ready-to-wear and fur, merged in one international exhibition called The One Milano.

clock December 7, 2016Sandra Salibian

Domestic Trade Show Calendar.


Domestic Trade Show Calendar: January-June 2017

A roundup of all the trade shows taking place in the first half of 2017.

clock December 9, 2016WWD Staff


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Sephora is acquiring Feelunique.


Sephora Acquiring Feelunique, the U.K. Online Prestige Beauty Seller

clock July 23, 2021Jennifer Weil and Samantha Conti

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