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Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 12:00am
NEW YORK — Neuberger Berman, the financial sponsor of Marquee Brands LLC, has closed a $462 million fund that will be dedicated to the acquisition of intellectual property assets in the consumer products sector, including fashion. The private, employee-owned investment manager... read more
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 11:32pm
PARIS — The H&M Conscious Foundation handed 300,000 euros to a Finnish team that developed a new cotton out of waste fabrics as part of its inaugural Global Change Awards. Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, handed the top prize Thursday evening to Michael Hummel, who... read more
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 10:00pm
Bruce Rockowitz seems an unlikely purveyor of American apparel brands. First of all, he’s Canadian. Secondly, he arrived in Hong Kong not as someone dreaming of breaking into the fashion world but as a semi-pro tennis player who decided to take a year off from college and kick... read more
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 9:01pm
With myriad trends, categories and price points, the Las Vegas trade shows aim to be a one-stop destination for fall, starting with cozy knits layered up to wool coats in chic neutral tones. Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Read More... read more
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 9:01pm
NEW YORK — Let the real story be told: Nordstrom Inc. wants to dominate Manhattan’s West Side. Nordstrom has escalated its New York flagship strategy from the single building disclosed in June 2012 to four buildings, thereby growing the space from 285,000 square feet to 363,000... read more
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 9:01pm
In lieu of a seasonal ad campaign, Rag & Bone is targeting its message to reach consumers exactly when products hit the stores. It has unveiled a serial Photo Project, which will be offered six times throughout the year. The first release will be today, and images will be... read more
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 9:01pm
PARIS – Kathleen Kye, who is to show her fall collection on a New York runway today, will soon launch a collaboration with Shu Uemura, WWD has learned. The Japanese beauty brand selected the fashion designer for its spring “artist” collection, attracted by her Kye brand’s high-... read more
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 9:01pm
When it comes to brand licensing deals, the retail, apparel, beauty and accessories markets are all in a state of flux and eager — some even argue overdue — for growth. While the publicly traded brand management companies wrapped up 2015 with extremely steep declines in their... read more
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 9:01pm
After designing Beyonce’s striking leather jacket with gold metal military details for Super Bowl 50, will Dean and Dan Caten from Dsquared2 create another showstopper? The twin Canadian brothers are designing the Team Canada outfit for the opening ceremonies of the 2016... read more
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 9:01pm
The balm of blue in two different hues tops Pantone’s Fashion Color Report for fall 2016. The richer shade of Riverside and the more self-explanatory Airy Blue rank first and second, with Sharkskin, an emboldened gray that also lives up to its name, takes the third spot.... read more

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