Julee Kaplan

Jessica Simpson head-to-toe in her own collection.

Denim

Jessica Simpson Teams With Jones New York

Jessica Simpson is another step closer to building her billion dollar brand. The deal with Jones is the 19th licensing partnership for the Simpson brand.

clock January 20, 2010Julee Kaplan

A rendering of the new store design, which allows for merchandise to stand out.

Ready To Wear

Intermix Changes With the Times

Intermix has hired its first chief financial officer, Steve Feldman, who was the cfo at Barneys New York for the past 13 years.

clock January 14, 2010Julee Kaplan

Sketches from Completely Me by Liz Lange, launching on HSN next month

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Liz Lange Teams with HSN

Designer Liz Lange, known best for her maternity collections, will try her hand at a non-maternity sportswear collection.

clock January 13, 2010Julee Kaplan

A dress from BTween.

Fashion Features

BTween Targets Tweens Wth Style

Bobby Terzi launches BTween, a new brand of tween apparel for girls sizes 7 to 16.

clock January 7, 2010Julee Kaplan

A rendering of a new Rebecca Taylor shop-in-shop in Japan.

Ready To Wear

Rebecca Taylor’s Major Expansion in Japan

Rebecca Taylor just signed a three-year deal with Itochu Fashion System Co. Ltd.

clock January 7, 2010Julee Kaplan

Rosel

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A Trio of Lines for the Contemporary Clique

New brands Sinclaire 10, Rosel, Rolando Santana join the contemporary sportswear segment next year.

clock December 24, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg and Julee Kaplan

Aqua’s sequin tank dress at Bloomingdale’s.

Ready To Wear

Holiday Cheer: Best-selling Items in the Contemporary Market

After a rough year economically, contemporary shoppers are clearly ending 2009 by scooping up the big trends for holiday.

clock December 17, 2009Anne Riley-Katz and Julee Kaplan

Ready To Wear

Charlotte Ronson Brings Japanese Operations In-House

After five years, Charlotte Ronson has parted ways with her Japanese licensee, Sanei International.

clock December 16, 2009Julee Kaplan

Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss

Ready To Wear

Ho, Ho, Ho: Contemporary Designers’ Wish Lists

From an Hermès scarf to a vintage Porsche to a meeting with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, contemporary designers are dreaming big this holiday season.

clock December 10, 2009Julee Kaplan

Alexa Adams and Flora Gill of Ohne Titel.

Designer and Luxury

From Jason Wu to Doo-Ri Chung, Designers Gear Up for 2010

Jason Wu and Alexa Adams and Flora Gill of Ohne Titel see the next year as a challenge.

clock December 3, 2009Marc Karimzadeh and Julee Kaplan

Hudson collection’s resurrection jeans.

Denim

Hudson Jeans Launching Higher-End Collection

Denim firm Hudson Jeans is taking it up a notch.

clock December 3, 2009Julee Kaplan

Kellwood acquired Vince in 2006.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Poised to Grow, Kellwood Eyes Deals

Kellwood CEO Michael W. Kramer wants to acquire at least one brand, and discusses European plans for Vince and a new venue for Kimora Lee Simmons.

clock December 2, 2009Vicki M. Young and Julee Kaplan

Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter

Ready To Wear

Jay-Z’s Blueprint for Rocawear

Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter has laid out his vision for an empire.

clock November 30, 2009Julee Kaplan

Ali Ro will add sportswear to its mix.

Ready To Wear

Ali Ro Expands Into Sportswear

Ali Ro, the contemporary dress brand, is upping the ante by adding a full range of sportswear.

clock November 19, 2009Julee Kaplan

YMI Jeanswear has expanded into new product categories through licensing.

Denim

Junior’s Market Competition Heats Up

Brands put focus on value in tough market.

clock November 19, 2009Julee Kaplan

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