NEW YORK — Mary McFadden’s high-end ready-to-wear collection appears to have been the victim of a downturn in demand for luxury goods after Sept. 11, according to several fabric suppliers who also said they are owed money by the designer.

Some of McFadden’s vendors described the company as experiencing an "extreme cash flow problem" over the past nine months and had already cut her credit line or stopped selling fabrics or services to her altogether. Others are owed significant funds and are having a hard time finding answers from apparently AWOL McFadden, or her associates, since the company has apparently shut down and no one’s returning calls from her abandoned headquarters.

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