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Don’t take Ron Johnson’s absence from the Milken Institute Global Conference panel as evidence that the executives who did appear disagreed with his strategy. Continue reading…Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

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The former model and YSL muse will put more than 300 pieces under the gavel this fall. Continue reading…Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

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Creative director Ennio Capasa will attend the event, which kicks off at 6:30 p.m. and also aims to publicize OrphanAid Africa. Continue reading…Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

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A number of fashion and beauty e-commerce ventures have set up shop in the region to target its fast-growing economies. Continue reading…Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

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Liz Smith will be the mistress of ceremonies tonight when the organization honors Tatiana von Furstenberg and Patrica Cornwell. Continue reading…Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

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Vanessa Bruno to Open New York Store + MORE

Vanessa Bruno, who opened her first U.S. store in Los Angeles in 2010, is planning to launch a second unit here after a successful run in a pop-up space. Continue reading…Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

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You can never keep a good bachleor, or in this case a good bachelor host, down.

Chris Harrison, who has been hosting "The Bachelor" since 2002 and "The Bachelorette" since 2003, is joining forces with Christopher Wicks and his DaVinci of California apparel company to launch a new line called DaVinci of California by Chris Harrison…

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Dukes Christos Garkinos, left, and Cameron Silver at the debut party for The Dukes of Melrose. Photo by Felix Salzman/LookBookLA.
The word is out. L.A. fashion’s men about town, Cameron Silver and Christos Garkinos, of legendary vintage store Decades, will debut their own reality show The Dukes of Melrose on March 6 on Bravo TV, the home of programs The Real Housewives of Orange County, The Rachel Zoe Project and Top Chef…

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The designer has created a sleek, high-tech showcase in Paris for his creative output, from clothing and accessories to photo books and gadgets. Continue reading…Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

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WWD went behind the scenes at the fall show. Continue reading…Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

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James Long RTW Fall 2013 + MORE

The designer will create cocktail dresses, evening separates and gowns. Continue reading…Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

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The designer homed on what she felt was “authentic” to her DNA (read: soft romance and femininity). Continue reading…Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

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Colleen Atwood hardly needs an introduction. She is one of the most famous and most awarded costume designers – ever. I caught up with Atwood after viewing her stunning designs for "Snow White and the Huntsman," at FIDM’s “Art of Motion Picture Costume Design,” exhibition which opened this week…

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She will be named executive vice president of design and product development today, WWD has learned. Continue reading…Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

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The designer worked his knitwear into baseball jackets or pullovers embellished with designs made from tiny rubber tubes. Continue reading…Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

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Dennis Basso's Mass Appeal + MORE

The resurgence of the ‘90s has been sneaking its way back onto the runway for several seasons now, specifically with athletic inspired gear or “tomboy chic” with billowy, drawstring pants, classic Americana button downs, font focused tees, letterman jackets, elevated sneakers, fishnet and nylon fabrications and five panels…

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Bastian’s preppy guy took a trip to the Lower East Side this season, with a burst of Goth and grunge influences opening his show. Continue reading…Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

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Los Angeles designer Sue Wong, known for her beautifully embellished dresses, has created a collection of eye-popping gowns inspired by the new Disney film, "Oz, The Great and Powerful."

This is Wong’s second collaboration with Disney. A few years back, she took her design cues from the "Alice in Wonderland" movie that starred Johnny Depp…

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The Japanese brand will open in Jakarta this summer. Continue reading…Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

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He creates gowns worn by socialites and red-carpet fare, yet the designer is no elitist. Continue reading…Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

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Colette, Saturdays Surf Launch Unisex Line + MORE

The trendy Los Angeles-based lifestyle brand is getting into the lingerie business. Continue reading…Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

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Construction crane around 8th and Grand streets in downtown Los Angeles, building luxury apartments, according to DTLA Rising blog.
A wave of construction is sweeping through Downtown L.A. , and some of it is located adjacent to the Fashion District.
Canadian company Onni Group is constructing a 32-story apartment building on the corner of Olive and 9th streets…

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Azadeh Riaz with a model wearing a dress from her Spring 2013 collection
San Francisco designer Azadeh Riaz has spent most of her career designing and creating looks for her exclusive San Francisco clients who can have her latest collections made to order.

Riaz also has been a perennial top designer for the San Francisco opera crowd and the well-heeled who attend the symphony…

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The designer showed his version of a Sixties-inspired collection, demonstrated mostly with a few little black dresses. Continue reading…Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

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The New York-based retailer and sportswear brand and Parisian concept store have launched a five-piece line for spring. Continue reading…Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

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Shopbop Adds New Designers, Brands + MORE

The online retailer’s extensive redesign last year has apparently caught the eye of many brands and designers. Continue reading…Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

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A view of Becky. Er, make that two Beckys. Photo by Felix Salzman/LookBookLA.
It’s Monday night. Party time! Right?
At least that was the mood on a chilly Jan. 28 at Gita Salem store at 7414 Melrose Ave.
Music stars such as Prince and will. i. am have worn the styles of the Gita Salem brand, formerly named S&G…

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A policy announcement by the U.S. Federal Reserve is expected later in the day. Continue reading…Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

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New York Fashion Week sponsor Mercedes-Benz has enlisted designers, models and front-row ubiquitors to create custom tags for an art installation. Continue reading…Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

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The British textile designer has teamed with the fast fashion retailer for a capsule clothing collection that will launch in the U.K. in March. Continue reading…Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

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Lafayette 148 Expands in China + MORE

The designer’s 3,000-square-foot unit in Mayfair is the brand’s largest, and its third in Europe. Continue reading…Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

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Discount giant adding more supercenters as Target enters market. Continue reading…Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

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The West Coast store gives the brand a retail presence on both coasts after the brand opened a unit in New York’s SoHo neighborhood last month. Continue reading…Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

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The New York-based bridge brand is seeing growth at its Shanghai store as it scouts for a location in Beijing. Continue reading…Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

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Kathryn Amberleigh’s boutique at 8130 W. 3rd Street in Los Angeles, photos courtesy of Kathryn Amberleigh

Well-heeled women from coast to coast can rejoice. Kathryn Amberleigh just opened its second store in less than a year. The New York-based footwear line has been spotted on fashionistas such as Alexa Chung, Olivia Palermo, Emmanuelle Alt and Miranda Kerr – just to name a few…

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Angelo Galasso Men’s RTW Fall 2013 + MORE

The shopping app drove more than $200 million in revenue for its retail partners and brands in 2012.

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This opulent lineup of clothing targets a very specific — and wealthy — group of officials and businessmen. Continue reading…Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

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The men’s collection was comprised of simple lines and a basic palette in keeping with Berlin’s current craze for minimalism. Continue reading…Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

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Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli are among the ranks of designers speaking with an English accent this season. Continue reading…Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

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From left, Edwin Hiatt, Dar Morris, a designer, and Gilly Aragon, a visual merchandiser.
The LA Fashion Market started yesterday. It was a perfect excuse for a party.
A reception was held at the main lobby of the California Market Center. We were on a hunt for the revelers with the best style. A few of them in this blog…

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Rusty’s New Logo by Andrew Asch + MORE

Rusty’s newly minted logo.
It’s a new year and legendary surf brand Rusty unveiled a new logo at the Agenda trade show, which took place on Jan. 4 – 5 in Long Beach.
Instead of the recent logo which depicted the brand’s full-name Rusty, what will be placed on the brand’s hang tags, labels and ads will be the to-the-point “R…

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The designer who turned out a cozy but stylish line-up, including ponchos with horizontal stripes. Continue reading…Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

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Image via ComicsAlliance: Edea, cosplayed by Noema85, photo by Synea
It is not too early to start planning your costume for the 44th annual Comic-Con, set for July 18-20 in San Diego. You’d better hurry if you’re planning to go to Comic-Con’s sister event, the more-indie/less celebrity-laden WonderCon, which gets underway March 29-31 in Anaheim, Calif…

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The president and chief executive officer knows a thing or two about turnarounds. Continue reading…Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

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The Minneapolis-based retailer appears to be addressing the fact that price is the priority for online shoppers. Continue reading…Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

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West Coast Rapper Kendrick Lamar Brings Style and Flow by Sarah Wolfson + MORE

Alexandra Shulman, editor of British Vogue, said the event would be on an even larger scale than last year. Continue reading…Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

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Chinese brands — some of which have thousands of stores but practically no name recognition internationally — are beginning to eye Western markets. Continue reading…Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

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A look back at some of the desginer’s hits over the years. Continue reading…Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

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Photographed by Ben Miller/Leveled Online Magazine
Compton’s very own hip hop aficionado, Kendrick Lamar, has been drawing in fans with his debut full-length album Good Kid m.a.a.d City. The 25-year-old rapper has earned much praise from music critics, seasoned hip hop fans, and fellow artists, including Los Angeles producer/rapper Dr…

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After opening a store on Madison Avenue in New York last year, the Los Angeles-based brand plans to expand to as many as 15 stores. Continue reading…Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

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