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Outerwear sales are expected to experience a 5 percent year-over-year gain this month.

Monday, November 28 2016

The Sturm und Drang surrounding instant fashion (aka see-now-buy-now) has died down. Now, a month after the season and the hype, what lessons were learned and what worked?

WWD highlights the key spring fashion trends from designers in New York, London and Milan.

Ashley Graham and Addition Elle have partnered again.

Graham, who has an intimate apparel contract with the plus-size retailer, will launch her new collection, Provocative, this week. This is her 10th line with the brand.

Resort accessories have long embraced color and this season is no exception. Rich bright hues of suede give espadrilles and wedges such as those at Robert Clergerie a luxurious touch. Edie Parker reintroduced their tropical accents and offered a new bucket bag shape in a rainbow color pattern. Designers also balance the resort and holiday offerings for shoes and bags via color with pastels and neutrals being shown alongside deeper shades with shimmer.

A passion for the sea was the foundation on which Lands’ End was created in 1963, and its new president and chief executive officer is mining that heritage for a new activewear initiative that will launch on Wednesday.

The countdown to the 2016 Summer Games in Rio is on — specifically, it’s 100 days until the Games begin on Aug. 5. To mark it, the U.S. Olympic Committee and Polo Ralph Lauren, the official outfitter of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams, five games running, are today unveiling Team USA’s Closing Ceremony apparel. 

By Jessica Iredale

By Jean E. Palmieri

The deal brings together UBM’s WWDMAGIC, Project and Coterie, with BJI’s MRket, AccessoriesTheShow and Fame.

By Sofia Celeste

Linen is a fabric whose popularity has ebbed and flowed with fashion. But in recent years, technology and innovation have helped enhance linen’s luxury veneer — and demand has followed.

Once upon a time, you could wear your status on your sleeve, your taste emblazoned across your chest. The brand that spoke to you could be proudly displayed on a T-shirt, bag or pair of jeans. Now comes a new trend — no labels — which is causing traditionally label-happy brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch and its sister brand, Hollister, to steadily lose market share. 

By Debra Borchardt

Santa Claus finally arrived for retailers as consumers stepped up following a slow start to holiday shopping, at least from the perspective of the just-released MasterCard SpendingPulse report.

By Lisa Lockwood

Power to the people.
In a move aimed at fixing what it describes as “a broken system,” the Council of Fashion Designers of America is getting behind a movement to turn the twice-yearly fashion shows into a consumer-facing rather than industry event by presenting in-season collections that are already in the stores.


By Evan Clark

There are still opportunities for retailers to get their omni on.

That’s because most merchants are just in the early stages of bringing together their online and offline offerings and have plenty of room to improve in both areas, according to a report from McKinsey & Co. titled, “Mind the gap: What really matters for apparel retailers in omnichannel.”

We already know that Millennials are an extremely digitally savvy and mobile-forward generation, but how does that affect the rest of the consumer market?

This year marked WWDMAGIC’s 20th anniversary.  Check out the major highlights from the past two decades of our illustrious show.