Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 10:36am
SNAP HAPPY: Lacoste on Tuesday announced it is the official supplier of the Paris2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games Bid Committee. The iconic sportswear brand, whose founder is tennis champion René Lacoste, scooped an Olympic medal himself in 1924, is in familiar territory as... read more
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 10:27am
Designers keep finding ways to be more creative with the classic button-down. At Tokyo Fashion Week, they gave shirts experimental treatments with asymmetric construction and embellishments. Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Read More... read more
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 10:25am
LONDON — The British department store group John Lewis has announced the appointment of Paula Nickolds as managing director. She is taking over from Andy Street, who resigned earlier this month ahead of his bid to become mayor of the West Midlands, England. Nickolds has been... read more
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 10:18am
Tokyo is the city where bold colors and loud prints are commonplace, so it’s no surprise designers this season made a case for head-to-toe matching print sets. From the soft tailored chic ensemble at Bed J.W. Ford to the youthfully sporty at Mint Designs and the explosive... read more
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 10:16am
A youthful punk spirit filtered through the Tokyo collections with checkered prints, plaids and gingham. Asymmetric cuts like the one-sleeved trend seen at Dressedundressed and Johan Ku were rebellious takes on construction, while pops of fluorescent colors provided an... read more
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 10:10am
Procter & Gamble is expecting the effects of restructuring Olay in the U.S. and Chinese markets to continue through the duration of the year. In the U.S., P&G has said it’s working to focus on its Regenerist products with a plan that included stockkeeping unit cuts, and... read more
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 10:01am
“Excuse me, are you Aaron Burr, sir?” A passerby had caught sight of Leslie Odom Jr. outside of Cipriani 25 on Monday night. The actor was arriving at the Princess Grace Foundation Awards Gala, where he was being honored along with Camille A. Brown with the Princess Grace... read more
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 9:41am
With the election a few weeks away, politics is finally having an impact on consumer confidence. Consumer confidence fell in October, after back-to-back monthly gains. An IHS Global Insight report noted that “political uncertainty is the major culprit.” The Conference Board’s... read more
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 9:41am
New York digital lingerie brand Lively hopes to grow scale backed by a fresh injection of funding. The company today announced its raise of a $4 million seed round, bringing its total raised to date to $5.5 million. GGV Capital, manufacturer Gelmart International and former... read more
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 9:38am
“It was a love affair from day one,” Tomas Maier said of his relationship with Tokyo’s Hotel Okura. “The first time I ever went to Japan was in ’83 and I ended up at the Okura, which was a total coincidence.…it was magic. The structure, the experience — beautiful, beautiful.”... read more