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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 2:37pm
Donald Trump cannot stop himself from commenting on women’s bodies — and it has come to light that he took aim at Kim Kardashian during her pregnancy. In a report on HLN’s “Showbiz Tonight,” the Republican presidential nominee told a reporter that Kardashian “has gotten a... read more
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 2:36pm
Now in its seventh year, Origin Africa, the continent-wide sourcing trade event showcasing the fiber, textile, apparel and associated industries of Africa, has launched the Project Upscale competition. Designed to encourage micro and small creative industries to expand their... read more
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 2:28pm
STRICTLY ADULT: Nina Nitsche, who worked at the elbow of Martin Margiela for almost two decades, has joined Vetements, WWD has learned. Demna Gvasalia, founder and creative director of Paris-based Vetements, confirmed her hire and said her title is collection director, in... read more
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 2:28pm
STRICTLY ADULT: Nina Nitsche, who worked at the elbow of Martin Margiela for almost two decades, has joined Vetements, WWD has learned. Demna Gvasalia, founder and creative director of Paris-based Vetements, confirmed her hire and said her title is collection director, in... read more
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 2:17pm
“It’s a great time to be in specialty retail. If you’re not special, you won’t be here,” said Chico’s FAS chief executive officer Shelley Broader. WWD caught up with Broader Wednesday, who was in New York for a company presentation to Wall Street analysts. In an interview after... read more
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 2:11pm
BCBG Max Azria Group LLC is expected to undergo a round of layoffs. The multibrand company, headquartered in Vernon, Calif., filed notification to the California Employment Development Department reporting to the state 123 layoffs. The cuts are effective Nov. 1 and are... read more
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 1:12pm
As breast cancer awareness month approaches, beauty companies are working up ways to contribute to a cure. Ulta Beauty, Estée Lauder and Drybar are each leading initiatives to drum up awareness — and cash — for related research. At Ulta, that comes in the form of a Manhattan-... read more
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 1:00pm
RETAIL THERAPY: Fendi has opened a second Paris flagship on Rue Saint-Honoré in a space previously occupied by Patrizia Pepe. The 2,600-square-foot boutique showcases women’s ready-to-wear, furs, handbags, shoes and accessories collections designed by Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia... read more
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 12:55pm
A recent report conducted by Nielsen revealed the likelihood of consumers’ readiness to engage with virtual reality. According to the study, customers ranging between the ages 18 to 54 felt that they were equally knowledgeable about VR as wearables, 3-D printing, and the... read more
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 12:38pm
WHOSE WORLD IS THIS? Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne have tapped rapper Nas to appear in their campaign with New Era. The campaign, which was shot by Bon Duke, was inspired by old photos of Nas taken in 1992 by Chi Modu, who recently released “Tupac Shakur Uncategorized,” a... read more

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