Monday, May 11, 2015 at 2:49am
LONDON – Europe’s markets were largely down in trading Monday morning. The CAC 40 in Paris lost 1.4 percent to 5,020.14, while the FTSE MIB in Milan slipped 0.7 percent to 23,160.14 and the DAX in Frankfurt dipped 0.4 percent to 11,668.52. The FTSE 100 in London was the... read more
Monday, May 11, 2015 at 2:40am
Birkenstock continue to dominate the sandal scene in 2015 with the release of another exclusive collaboration. Hot on the heels of their collection with Opening Ceremony, the classic German brand has turned to Japanese retailer BEAUTY & YOUTH for an exclusive pair of... read more
Monday, May 11, 2015 at 2:05am
TOKYO—Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings saw its full-year profit jump more than 40 percent on a low base as sales dipped in the wake of last year’s sales tax hike. Japan’s largest department store operator said its net profit for the 12 months ended March 31 grew 41.2 percent year-on-... read more
Monday, May 11, 2015 at 2:00am
Headwear purveyor FairEnds and Steven Alan have joined forces for a joint range of sunglasses. Set to drop next week, the collaboration features two sets of shades — the “Indigo Sun” and the “Glacier.” The first showcases a Japanese-inspired polka-dot pattern all throughout —... read more
Monday, May 11, 2015 at 1:46am
A Bathing Ape continues their seasonal collaborations as they team up with ALIFE on a new collection for Spring/Summer 2015. Combining both brands’ signature graphics, the collaborative offerings feature both BAPE’s 1st camo and ALIFE’s box logo. The standout piece from the... read more
Monday, May 11, 2015 at 1:00am
Entry-level watch brand Nixon launches a new set of chronograph timepieces, sporting rugged black and gunmetal steel cases. The set of four chronograph watches sport oversized numbering with a rotating bezel and duel-eyed stopwatch chronograph paired with rose gold, black and... read more
Monday, May 11, 2015 at 12:00am
When it comes to elevated menswear staples, Maiden Noir excels. Applying this same level of dedication to their latest collaboration with Osaka-based sneaker label Buddy, the two have reworked a number of footwear offerings. Made from luxe materials like suede and pig leather... read more
Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 11:01pm
PARIS — A new contender has emerged in the race to invest in Proenza Schouler, WWD has learned. According to sources, Castanea Partners is in talks to a take a stake in the buzzy New York brand. It’s understood Andrew Rosen, John Howard and other investors are in agreement to... read more
Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 11:00pm
PUMA has released a video lookbook showing off a selection of key seasonal styles of the iconic PUMA Suede. Now into its 47th year, the Suede has played an integral role in the evolution of the German footwear brand since 1968 and has proven itself worthy of countless... read more
Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 6:30pm
VENICE — The tight connections between art and fashion clearly emerged during a preliminary showing of the 56th edition of the Venice Biennale, which opens to the public on Saturday. Swatch brought to Venice a series of initiatives, collected under the “Swatch Faces 2015”... read more