the big stories this past month from wwd.com:
Fashion Scoops: Go Proenza
Behnaz Sarafpour's collection for Target's Go International program won't hit the retail floor until the holiday selling season, but the mass retail chain already seems to be working on its next Go guest designer. Make that two, actually. Industry sources indicated Target will be staying in New York for an extra season with Proenza Schouler's Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez designing a capsule collection, most likely for spring, William Rast, at the members-only restaurant Social Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard, due to be held during the middle of Los Angeles Fashion Week.
Fashion Scoops: Timberlake Gets Social
No stranger to tearing up the dance floor, Justin Timberlake will take over the runway on Oct. 17 when he will present the spring 2007 collection for his men's and women's lifestyle label.
First Gap Franchises Set for Far East
Gap's first licensed stores in the Far East, including a flagship in Singapore, will be announced today. Gap Inc.'s first franchised units — four in Malaysia and three in Singapore — will be operating in time to capture holiday 2006 shopping, the retailer said. (the fash pack says: is that why in style—the local store that sells gap, old navy and banana republic—has a buy-three-get-the-fourth-item-free promo on already majorly slashed merchandise? or maybe it's just in the robinson's place ermita branch...)
Sexy Hair Signs 'Idol' McPhee
"American Idol" star Katharine McPhee has partnered with Sexy Hair Concepts to act as the company's celebrity spokeswoman.
Scarlett Press Party ... With an Emphasis on Press
Scarlett Johansson fittingly wore a Stella McCartney dress on Tuesday night to unveil her own line for Reebok.
Jordache to Relaunch With Hurley Campaign
Jordache is returning to the department store channel after 10 years and has tapped Elizabeth Hurley as the brand's face in a new ad campaign.
Coty Signs Kylie Minogue to Scent Deal
Coty Inc. has yet another new star in its crowded celebrity firmament: pop star Kylie Minogue.
Hilary Duff, Elizabeth Arden Ready Scent Launch
Hilary Duff's entrepreneurial style certainly is not hands-off.
Buzz Meets Bottom Line: Procter & Gamble Closing Rochas Fashion House
Despite wide critical acclaim for designs by Olivier Theyskens, the Rochas fashion house is to be shuttered, WWD has learned.
A Big Deal in the Bag: Lambertson Truex Finds Partner in Samsonite
Lambertson Truex, one of the most sought-after independent luxury accessories firms, is entering the big time. Lambertson Truex, one of the most sought-after independent luxury accessories firms, is entering the big time. The world's biggest luggage maker, Samsonite, has acquired a majority stake in the eight-year-old New York-based company after an almost six-month courtship. The top priority is to open Lambertson Truex stores around the world, as well as expand wholesale distribution.
Juicy Couture Bears Fragrance Fruit
Juicy Couture, one of the hottest and fastest-growing fashion brands in the young market, is poised to make a splash in the fragrance arena.
Prada Introduces Amber Pour Homme
Prada is aiming for a $60 million U.S. fragrance business, but ceo Patrizio Bertelli won't be using its first men's scent, Amber Pour Homme. (the fash pack says: don't estée lauder and tom ford have dibs on the name "amber"?)
What's New in Betseyville: Johnson Does Fragrance
Betsey Johnson has always done things her own way and in her own time, and her first fragrance, due out this fall, is no exception.
Ralph Lauren Launches Fourth Scent in Polo Franchise
L'Oreal is looking for its fourth winner in the Ralph Lauren polo men's fragrance series with its latest entry, Polo Double Black.