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Claridge’s Unveils Burberry’s Umbrella Tree

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 17:40
London hotel taps British brand for the first time.

Selfridges’ Stairway to the Stars

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 16:49
Holiday windows take their cue from the night sky.

Hot Topic Teams With Her Universe for New Star Wars Collection

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 16:39
Her Story is debuting a new collection of Star Wars-inspired clothes withHot Topic

London’s Centre for Fashion Enterprise Nods to New Talent

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 16:21
Fashion incubator picks six new designers for Fashion Pioneer Program.

Blufin, Altana End Licensing Agreement

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 14:23
EARLY END: Blumarine’s parent company Blufin SpA has terminated its licensing agreement with Italian children’s wear manufacturer Altana SpA, which also produces for Moschino, Dondup and Pinko, among others. The alliance between the two companies for the production and distribution of Miss Blumarine and Blumarine Baby is ending early, as the agreement was just signed in June in conjunction with the last children’s wear show Pitti Bimbo in Florence. According to a company statement, the decision is part of a long-term review of the strategies of the license portfolio of Blufin and the spring 2016 collection will be the only result of the partnership. A new partner is expected to be revealed at the beginning of December.

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Unmade Set to Launch Pop-Up Store in London on Nov. 16

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 13:57
Customers can produce their own knitwear using special technology.

British Fashion Awards to Honor Alessandro Michele

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 09:01
Gucci's new creative director is to receive the accolade on Nov. 23.

They Are Wearing: Fringe Benefits

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 05:01
A little Western, a little Seventies, a little boho — however it's styled, fringe made a comeback this season.

Cacharel to Make Retail Comeback With Paris Store

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 05:01
PARIS — Seven years after the closure of its last Paris boutique, Cacharel plans to re-establish a retail presence in the French capital as a prelude to forming a network of franchised stores worldwide. The company will open a boutique in the Opéra district early next year, hopefully in time to present its fall 2016 collection during Paris Fashion Week, scheduled for early March, Cacharel founder and president Jean Bousquet told WWD in an interview at the brand’s new headquarters in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. This should be followed by a second store in Saint-Germain-des-Prés within a year, he added. The design of the first store will provide a template for future openings with franchise partners, as well as the redesign of the brand’s two existing corners at the Printemps and Galeries Lafayette department stores in Paris, Bousquet said. Cacharel, which closed its last freestanding store on Rue Bonaparte on the Left Bank in 2008, hopes to open a total of 24 boutiques and 30 corners worldwide by the end of 2018. It is targeting U.S. high-end department stores, among others. The brand, which shot to fame in the Sixties and Seventies with its youthful, romantic style, has undergone multiple changes in management and creative direction in

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MaxMara, Allure Celebrate Shonda Rhimes Shows

Sun, 11/15/2015 - 21:20
The hair, makeup and wardrobe teams of "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy" were honord by the stars on Saturday.

On Twitter, Instagram, Fashion Community Reacts to Tragedy in Paris

Sat, 11/14/2015 - 02:24
Members of the fashion community posted reactions on twitter and instagram after a series of terrorist attacks occurred in central Paris on Friday.

Charitybuzz Recruits Top Fashion Talent for Entrepreneurial Auction

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 23:53
CHARITABLE POWER LUNCHERS: Fashion will be one of four pillars in Charitybuzz’s Entrepreneurs’ Auction, which goes live Monday in partnership with Global Entrepreneurship Week. Bidders will be vying for a meeting or lunch with such insiders as Tommy Hilfiger, Russell Simmons, Warby Parker’s Neil Blumenthal, Tamara Mellon and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson. Each has designated a charity of his or her choice that will be the true beneficiary, gaining 80 percent of the net proceeds. Spanx’s Sara Blakely, Nike’s Tinker Hatfield, Laura Geller and Lauren Santo Domingo are also on board with the initiative. Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley, Ted Turner, Condoleezza Rice and Colin Cowie are among the insiders from three other sectors — investors, technology and media — who have also offered their services. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has agreed to take his highest bidder out for a round of golf. Charitybuzz’s Entrepreneurs’ Auction will run through December 2. This isn’t the first time that Charitybuzz has hosted a fashion event. After Hurricane Sandy struck in 2011, Vogue and the CFDA teamed up with the site for an auction that raised $1.2 million in a matter of weeks for hurricane relief efforts led by then-Mayor Bloomberg. Charitybuzz chief executive officer

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Lepore, Wassner Tackle Industry Problems at Conference

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 23:43
A highly promotional retail environment, in-season markdowns and digital competition are among the issues facing brands.

Rachel Zoe Blows Into Chicago for DreamDry

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 21:31
THE ZOE REPORT: Rachel Zoe is fashionably late — give or take 20 minutes. Yet once she steps foot off the elevator onto the spa level of the Waldorf Astoria, wearing one of her embellished black-and-white jumpsuits and sky-high platform heels, she’s ready for action. “Literally, I slept two hours last night,” said Zoe last week in Chicago, in town promoting her resort and holiday ready-to-wear collection and newest and fourth DreamDry at the Waldorf Astoria. The blow-dry bar cofounder and mother of two juggles many fashion hats — designer, celebrity stylist, editor in chief of “The Zoe Report” and TV host. “I would be lying if I didn’t say it was exhausting. Exhausting all the time. Being a mom is something I do full-on 100 percent — 1,000 percent because it’s my favorite thing of all the things I do. Everything else is my job and I love it and if I didn’t love it I couldn’t do it. I have realized over the years if there is something I don’t love to do anymore, I can’t continue to do it,” she said. “I love DreamDry, I love being the editor in chief of ‘The Zoe Report’ — it’s like the greatest

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Net-a-Porter Hosts L.A. Dinner With Elizabeth Stewart, Cate Blanchett

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 19:44
Sarah Rutson tapped stylist and Oscar-winner to host a dinner for designers at Chateau Marmont.

Spyder to Outfit U.S. Ski Team at Pyeonchang Olympics

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 19:13
SPYDER EXTENDS U.S. SKI TEAM DEAL: When members of the U.S. ski team head to the starting gates at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, they will be suited up in Spyder. The Boulder, Colo.-based company has renewed its longstanding partnership with the team through 2020. As the official supplier, Spyder will provide technical products for the American skiers competing in South Korea in 2018. Spyder first signed up as the official apparel sponsor of the U.S. ski team in 1989, and has worked closely with USST members to develop innovative performance gear. “Spyder has helped maximize the performance of our team throughout seven Olympics and 12 World Championships,” according to USST chief marketing officer Mike Jaquet. Referring to Spyder’s 26-year partnership with the USST, Spyder president Julia Hansen said both parties inspire each other “to reach new heights of performance every time, and we are honored to continue powering these elite athletes with products designed to provide a competitive edge.” Whether two seasoned American Olympic skiers, Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso, will be on the slopes in Pyeonchang is still up in the air. On the mend from a broken ankle and more recently a thumb injury, Vonn is slated

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London’s V&A Reveals Exhibition, ‘Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear’

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 18:57
Museum will explore the history of underwear design for its new show in April 2016.

Paris Mayor Condemns Alber Elbaz Ouster at Lanvin

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 18:41
Anne Hildago expressed concerns for the future of Lanvin's 330 employees in a letter sent to Lanvin majority owner Shaw-Lan Wang, seen by WWD.

Oliviero Toscani Toasts New Book

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 15:57
Alexandre Mattiussi was among guests.

Armani Restaurants On A World Journey

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 15:41
The four executive chefs of the Armani restaurants came together for two nights in Milan.