January 25, 2014
WWD highlights the 10 must-read stories of the week.
1. Chanel Couture Spring 2014
Karl Lagerfeld conceived the space in which he presented his Chanel couture show on Tuesday morning as “a futuristic nightclub” and not, he stressed, a “disco. That’s démodé.”
2. Valentino Couture Spring 2014
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli have developed into couture’s most unabashed romantics.
For the Valentino collection they showed on Wednesday evening, their starting point was opera.
3. Christian Dior Couture Spring 2014
Intimacy. Reality. Those words figured prominently in a conversation with Raf Simons before he showed his Christian Dior haute couture collection on Monday afternoon.
4. Social Media Sites Gain in World of Digital Ads
As digital advertising continues to mushroom, Twitter and Facebook are squaring off for a piece of the pie against the behemoth Google as if their lives depended on it — and they very well may.
5. Coach Shares Fall on 15.7% Drop in Net
Shares of the accessories giant fell 6 percent Wednesday after the company reported disappointing second-quarter results that reflected a 15.7 percent decline in net income.
6. Macy's Eyes New Look for Brooklyn Store
Macy’s is planning to renovate its Brooklyn flagship — and it could be the template for a new urban format at stores across the country.
7. Picture Perfect: The Sales Science of Instagram
There’s a difference between photos that elicit engagement online and those that drive sales, according to a new study of Instagram photos by technology firm Olapic and marketing professors at the University of Wisconsin.
8. Eddie Lampert: Sears Led Retail Transformation
Lampert wrote a blog post earlier this week on the retailer’s Web site titled “Are the new ideas about how retail is changing really new?
9. They Are Wearing: Paris Couture Week
The couture runway might be fashion's grandest stage, but some showgoers are keeping things interesting on the Paris streets this week.
10. Sundance's Rising Stars
The Sundance Film Festival is teeming with on-the-rise talent with Hollywood’s next big thing assuredly in the mix. Here are five of the buzziest breakouts from the festival.