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Michael Kors is buying Italian luxury brand Versace for more than $2 billion

Michael Kors Holdings is adding Versace to its stable of brands and renaming itself Capri Holdings to better reflect its growing empire. The 1.83 billion euro deal was hotly anticipated and adds the Italian brand’s maximalist sensibility to its portfolio, which includes Michael Kors as well as...

A star-studded, black-tie gala with a John Legend set marks the opening of Palisades Village

Leave it to Rick Caruso, the developer responsible for the shopping-center-as-neighborhood-streetscape artifice of the Grove in Los Angeles and the Americana at Brand in Glendale, to throw a grand-opening party for his latest retail project, Palisades Village, gussied up as an over-the-top, star-studded,...


Will a larger Adidas Yeezy Boost release hurt the brand?

The sneaker industry reacts to Adidas and Kanye West reportedly releasing 1 million pairs of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 sneakers.

Fendi to release Mania capsule collection in mid-October

Picking up from a few looks teased in February on the fall runway, Fendi is rolling out a capsule collection based on the Fendi/Fila logo created by Instagram artist @hey_reilly. Called Fendi Mania, the capsule will hit stores on Oct. 16 with special events planned for New York, Beverly Hills,...


Coach taps Michael B. Jordan to be first face of men’s business

“I’m looking forward to jumping into the creative process and exploring fashion through a different lens,” actor Michael B. Jordan says. He’ll get plenty of chances to do that as the first global face of Coach’s men’s wear business, a deal revealed today. Jordan, who has starred in “Black Panther,”...

Hedi Slimane unveils venue for Céline debut

For his debut show for Celine on Sept. 28, Hedi Slimane has chosen a powerful symbol of Paris: the Hôtel des Invalides, home to Napoleon’s tomb. The designer posted an image on Instagram of a metallic structure being erected under the building’s gilded dome, which sits a stone’s throw from the...


London Fashion Week: Jenny Packham makes Jean Harlow her muse for her spring/summer 2019 collection

British eveningwear designer Jenny Packham’s signature move is making gowns fit for a princess. Given that her designs have been worn by British royalty as well as Hollywood stars, creating opulent pieces has served her well during the last three decades. (Packham’s brand is celebrating its 30th...

London Fashion Week: Christopher Kane explores sex and natural beauty in his latest collection

In the era of #MeToo, it’s a brave man who would command a parade of teenage girls on a runway clad in a collection explicitly themed around sex, but then again, Scottish designer Christopher Kane has always been gutsy. After all, this is the man who once created a patchwork dress featuring illustrations...


Aquazzura fetes second collaboration with Claudia Schiffer

“If I think that I’m in my store in Milan – that I never thought I would have – with one of the most beautiful women in the world, [whom] I designed the collection with, it’s like a dream come true and I couldn’t have asked for more,” said Colombian designer Edgardo Osorio while looking at Claudia...

London Fashion Week: Riccardo Tisci brings a fresh look to Burberry with his debut collection

It’s a new dawn at Burberry, and Riccardo Tisci let everyone know it when a vast expanse of black fabric was whisked off the roof of the show venue in south London, letting in the sun at the start of the designer’s debut show early Monday evening. This debut was hyped over Tisci’s Instagram all...


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25 Sep 2018 16:40

Paris Fashion Week: The wet 'n' wild west takes center stage at Saint Laurent for spring and summer 2019

<p>The Saint Laurent fashion show returned to its high-profile venue atop the Trocadéro fountain to present its spring and summer 2019 women’s collection against the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower.</p> <p>Only this time the fountain served as a sort of catch basin for the runoff cascading from a runway flooded...</p>

25 Sep 2018 14:30

Acne Studios taps Cindy Crawford for fall campaign

<p><a href="https://wwd.com/tag/acne-studios/">Acne Studios</a> is no stranger to making creative leaps. Having featured Juliette Lewis in its spring campaign, the Swedish brand has tapped <a href="https://wwd.com/tag/cindy-crawford/">Cindy Crawford</a> to star in its fall ads.</p> <p>The model teamed with a fellow American, photographer Sam Abell, to shoot the images in front of the Cadillac Ranch installation...</p>

25 Sep 2018 12:25

Paris Fashion Week: Gucci continues to show it’s a cool enclave for the eccentric outsider

<p>Do you ever long for the good old days in fashion? You know, when all a girl and boy had to do to get attention was carry their own heads in their hands?</p> <p>Life is more complicated now. Now, they create their own experimental theater, inspired by a grainy, creepy-chic silent film by Seventies’ experimental...</p>

25 Sep 2018 10:00

Vans and local chefwear label Hedley &amp; Bennett cook up a rainbow-soled collaboration

<p>Two Southern California companies, Costa Mesa-based action sports brand Vans and Vernon-based maker of chef gear Hedley & Bennett, have teamed up to create kitchen kicks that are as fun as they are functional.</p> <p>The Vans X Hedley & Bennett collaboration, which hits retail Tuesday, includes two Vans...</p>