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Picking the Fashion Runway Winners With Big Data

An analysis of online patterns by big data firm Edited shows the runway styles most likely to resonate with shoppers.

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Anthony Vaccarello Confirms His Label’s End

The Belgian designer is dedicating himself to Saint Laurent, where he was named creative director last April.

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Fashion

Carolina Herrera Hires Vice President of Design

Raffaele Ilardo will head up creative development and design for the Carolina Herrera New York ready-to-wear and bridal collections.

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Prada in Beauty Joint Venture

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Prada in Beauty Joint Venture

MILAN — Prada Group on Friday balanced weaker first-quarter financial results with the announcements of new board members and a joint venture to launch fragrances and beauty products.

Net profits were not released, but earnings before interest,…

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Fashion Features

Target’s Sales Goal: $160 Billion by 2012, Driven by Food Growth

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. — America might have two retail behemoths by the end of the decade: Target Corp. thinks it could be four times bigger within 10 years.

The nation’s second-largest discount chain after Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has set the…

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Fashion Features

TOUGH TIMES ENHANCE DISCIPLINE

NEW YORK — Economic and geopolitical turmoil may have achieved what prosperity could not.

With sales growth so difficult to come by in the past year, and especially since last September’s terrorist attacks, retailers and manufacturers have made…

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Fashion Features

LVMH Watches’ New Face

NEW YORK — Daniel Lalonde gets a little disturbed when people say that brands are mature.

“Brands don’t mature; management matures,” said Lalonde, who recently took over as president and chief executive officer of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis…

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Fashion Features

Me & Ro Takes Command

NEW YORK — Me & Ro’s current state of mind can be summed up with Janet Jackson’s Eighties hit “Control.”

In recent months, Michele Quan and Robin Renzi, the founders and designers of the hip jewelry line, took charge of their wholesale operation,…

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People

Chic of the Week

In her Jean-Paul Gaultier couture trenchcoat, Tatiana Sorokko couldn’t be better prepared for San Francisco’s inclement weather. “You really need a trenchcoat here even in the summer,” she said. “It’s just like Mark Twain said, `The coldest winter I…

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People

Daniel Boulud’s Picnic Tips

Headed to the Metropolitan Opera’s performance of “The Barber of Seville” tonight on the Great Lawn? Pack a sunset picnic a la Daniel Boulud. The chef of Daniel, Cafe Boulud and DB, who grew up picnicking with his parents in the countryside near Lyon,…

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People

Fashionably Late

The six bigger-than-burly men waiting outside the Papavero funeral parlor in Queens, where John Gotti’s services were held on Saturday, have a way of making people disappear. No — not that way. As a steady line of Lincoln Town Cars pulled up, the…

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People

Lots and Lots

Tantivy Gubelmann swanned around Christie’s wearing Graff’s heart-shaped diamond pendant hoping to attract bids to benefit the Metropolitan Opera Guild. “I tried to get my boyfriend to buy it for me,” she said. “No way.”

But as the last minutes of…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Ellen Tracy Sold? … Guess Who’ll Do the Dress … Foot Lights

ELLEN TRACY SOLD? It’s been on and off the block for years, but now Ellen Tracy may finally have been sold, sources told WWD. Herb Gallen, the 86-year-old owner and chairman of the bridge apparel powerhouse is apparently getting down to the matter of…

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Fashion Features

Some Like It Hot

NEW YORK — Tom Ford knows a thing or two about sizzle. And in his resort collection for Gucci, he is emphasizing sex appeal, doing short dresses, slim skirts and sheer tops, all with delicate handbraided and woven details. “It was a continuation of…

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Financial

DICOUNTERS DOMINATE, FUNDAMENTALLY

NEW YORK — Market share isn’t the only vital statistic giving discounters a leg up over department stores.

Facing more agile and focused competition, department stores have underperformed the retail industry — especially discounters who…

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Financial

Losses Grow at Kmart

NEW YORK — Kmart Corp.’s first-quarter loss provided buckets of red ink and a stark picture of the road ahead.

Losses mounted to $1.45 billion, or $2.88 a share, compared with year-ago losses of $233 million, or 48 cents.

Included in the…

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Financial

Warnaco Group’s Loss Hits $670M in Quarter

NEW YORK — A change in accounting principle pushed The Warnaco Group Inc. $670 million into the red for the first quarter of 2002, but the bankrupt manufacturer saw its losses diminish during each month of the quarter.

According to a statement of…

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Fashion Features

Despite Tough Climate, Prada Staying Course

MILAN — The Luna Rossa sailing team is no stranger to rough waters, and neither is Prada.

Prada is proceeding with plans for a summer initial public offering, even though luxury goods stocks are tanking on concerns about the U.S. economy and…

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Fashion Features

Higher-Waistline Trend Highlight of Chicago Mart

CHICAGO — As Susan Glick, fashion director at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, highlighted key fall trends to Midwest retailers, one trend in particular — high-waist pants — elicited cheers from the audience.

“Even though Britney Spears is still…

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Fashion Features

IN BRIEF

JONES’ SPECIAL MOVE: Olivia Ziegler has joined Jones Apparel Group’s career collection as senior vice president of merchandising for special sizes. In this newly created position, Ziegler will report to Mark Mendelson, president of merchandising for…

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Fashion Features

Labor Dept. Launches Compliance Program

WASHINGTON — The Labor Department wants to lend a helping hand to small businesses.

Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, in a speech to the National Federation of Independent Business Friday, unveiled a new initiative to help employers comply with often…

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Fashion Features

Seegal Set for Starring Role at Sweetface

NEW YORK — After putting her muscle behind heavyweights like Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein and Liz Claiborne Inc., Denise Seegal is moving into the celebrity arena.

On Friday, Seegal was named president and chief executive officer of…

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Fashion Features

INTIMATE NOTES

MAIDENFORM TAPS EXEC: Denis W. Campion has been named to the new post of senior vice president of sourcing and product development at Maidenform Inc.

He reports to Thomas J. Ward, president and chief executive officer of Maidenform.

Campion was…

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Fashion Features

Strong Spring Lifts Outlook

NEW YORK — Comfort, fashion and feel-good fabrics are contributing to strong lingerie sales at stores around the nation.

Following a tough, post-Sept. 11 climate at retail, intimate apparel business at major stores, as well as smaller specialty…

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Fashion Features

Obituary: John A. Cella, Former Skin Care Chemist

NEW YORK — John A. Cella, a former chemist who spent more than two decades working in the skin care industry, primarily at Elizabeth Arden and Alberto Culver Co., died on June 8 in San Diego. He was 76. The immediate cause was kidney…

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