Women’s Wear Daily
04.24.2014

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Federico Marchetti, China, Market, Gucci, Patrizio di Marco, Michele Norsa, Renzo Rosso, Salvatore Ferragamo, Milano Fashion Global Summit, Diesel

Italian Firms Weigh In on China Business

Executives see huge growth opportunities in China, but also discuss soaring rents, increasingly knowledgeable consumers and steep marking costs.

Voter's Choice: The Newsiest People of 2011

Here, visitors to WWD.com and attendees at the WWD CEO Summit weigh in with their rankings.

Bernard Arnault, LVMH, WWD Newsmaker of the Year; Hermes, Chloe, Vuitton, Bulgari Galliano, Dior, Legion of Honor, Carrefour, Groupe Arnault, Colony Capital

Newsmaker of the Year: Bernard Arnault

France’s richest man solidified his claim to fame this year as one of the fashion world’s boldest and most formidable power players.

china manufacturing, brand expansion, retail in china

Number 2: Challenge in the East

China's manufacturing sector took a big hit this year, but a fast-rising middle class has spurred growth from the retail side.

Japan tsunami, impact on retailing, Mitsukoshi, Sendai, Miyagi, Fukushima, Kyoto Iwate

Number 7: Tragedy and Recovery in Japan

Less than a year after the earthquake and tsunami devastated the nation, business has rebounded to pre-quake levels for most of the country.

Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel, fashion, Fendi, Macy's, Karleidoscope, Pier Paolo Righi, Dior Homme

Number 8: Karl Lagerfeld's Banner Year

Fashion’s consummate overachiever outdid himself in 2011, unfurling collaborations and side projects galore.

Kevin Ryan, Fashinvest, Capital Conference, Gilt Groupe, keynote, Marty Staff,

Kevin Ryan, Marty Staff Dole Out Advice at FashInvest Conference

Ryan, the founder and chief executive officer of Gilt Groupe, was also the first inductee into FashInvest’s Hall of Fame.

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