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Business

Mexican Apparel Exports Up 10 Percent as Trump Begins NAFTA Rewrite

The industry has been boosted by the weak peso.

– May 19, 2017

Business

American Apparel to Shift One-third of Production to Central America

The revived brand under Gildan plans to introduce a lower-cost basics line produced in Central America.

– May 17, 2017

Beauty

Unilever Makes Hair-care Play, Purchasing Quala’s Personal-care Arm

The Latin American Quala was founded in 1980.

– May 15, 2017

A look from Anuar Layon's collection.

Fashion

Mexico Fashion Week Gets a High Dose of Patriotism

Mexican designers are seeing a surge of interest thanks to Trump.

– May 8, 2017

The pool at Faena Buenos Aires.

Business

Developer Alan Faena Plans New Buenos Aires Project

The developer and hotelier is planning more projects in the Puerto Madero district as well as expansion of his Faena District in Miami Beach.

– May 2, 2017

Renderings of future malls in Mexico.

Business

Mexican Mall Developers Push Ahead Despite Trump Uncertainty

The nation’s major developers are sticking with plans to invest a total of $6.5 billion over the next four years.

– May 2, 2017

Business

Mexico’s Mercado Libre Takes on Amazon Fashion

Mercadolibre.com.mx recently launched the nation’s first digital fashion awards.

– April 28, 2017

The Oscar Niemeyer designed Bemge building.

Business

Brazilian Industry Hopes for Upturn

Despite widening corruption scandals in Brazil, the industry hopes to get a boost from a recovering economy.

– April 24, 2017

Eye

Irving Penn Career to Be in Focus at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Before he bought his first Rolleiflex, the New Jersey native studied design under Alexey Brodovitch at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art, and started out in New York a graphic artist.

– April 17, 2017

Business

Mexico Pressed by WTO to Cut Apparel Duties

WTO partners laud Mexico’s unilateral cuts in tariffs but urge nation to slash peak duties in sheltered apparel lines.

– April 12, 2017

Business

Colombian Mills Aim to Boost Investment, Expand Retail

The goal is to significantly increase revenues over the next four years.

– April 10, 2017

Street style at the the Festival de Viña del Mar.

Fashion

They Are Wearing: Festival de Viña del Mar, Chile

In a style aptly described by one local as “reggaeton chic,” festivalgoers wore popping, floral prints and accessorized with primary colored sneakers.

– March 30, 2017

Johanna Ortiz RTW Fall 2017

Fashion

Colombia’s Johanna Ortiz Works to Become a $10 Million Brand

The designer is planning capsule collections later this year with Bergdorf Goodman and Net-a-porter.

– March 30, 2017

Gracie Carvahlo wearing designs from her collaboration with Marshawn Lynch's Beast Mode label.

Fashion

Marshawn Lynch Recruits Model Gracie Carvalho for Thai Boxing-Inspired Collaboration for Beast Mode Label

Model Gracie Carvalho “doesn’t know” whether her new collaborator Marshawn Lynch plans to return to the NFL, after retiring last year.

– March 30, 2017

A Lider store in Chile.

Business

Wal-Mart Steps Up Chilean Business

Despite a tough economy, the retailer is poised to expand.

– March 22, 2017