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The Top 10 Shows From the Men's Spring 2017 Runways

From Miuccia Prada’s activewear to Demna Gvasalia’s power suit at Balenciaga, here are the 10 most directional shows of the spring season.

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Media

Jenna Dewan Tatum Tapped as Danskin Brand Ambassador

Actress and dancer Jenna Dewan Tatum is Danskin's newest brand ambassador, appearing as the face — and body — of its fall ad campaign.

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The Markets

Muslim Fashion Industry Reacts to France's Burkini Ban

Designers, including burkini creator Aheda Zanetti, are puzzled over the recent backlash.

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In Focus

Issey Miyake’s Homme Plissé Gains Global Following

Looks from Issey Miyake’s Homme Plissé line.

Consumers Rein In as Comp-Store Sales Disappoint in July

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Guided by Voices

NEW YORK — Opium dens, gambling parlors, mafia hangouts and funeral homes are the kind of urban spots no tourist riding atop a double-decker bus will ever see. But for curious New Yorkers and bold visitors who cringe at the idea of chugging…

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WWD Postcard

We were just in Strobl, Austria, where we hosted our son Tassilo’s christening with 50 of our friends and family. The ceremony was at the village church (where Tassilo Sr. and six other Von Furstenberg members are resting in peace). We had a…

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Fashion Features

Classic Ford

NEW YORK — Tom Ford is hoping to make a luxurious statement this fall with the launch of Gucci’s newest women’s scent, Gucci Eau de Parfum. The luxe scent, which comes equipped with luxe pricing — a 2.5-oz. bottle retails for…

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Consumers Rein In as Comp-Store Sales Disappoint in July

NEW YORK — July was a month laden with excuses, if not necessarily sales transactions.

Consumer skittishness about the stock market, coupled with lower clearance inventory levels, were among the alibis supplied by retail executives for the…

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Fashion Features

Muto to Gap, Chiquet to BR

NEW YORK — Playing it safe in reorganizing the top ranks, Gap Inc. on Thursday named two insiders to run divisions, but continues the difficult search for a new chief executive officer to succeed Millard Drexler.

Gary Muto was tapped as…

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Financial

Warnaco Said Still in VF Sights

NEW YORK — Reports are resurfacing in the market that VF Corp. is in discussions to acquire bankrupt Warnaco Group, but the parties are remaining mum for the moment.

In a separate development, Linda Wachner, former chairman and chief…

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Fashion Features

Women’s Apparel Prices Gain 0.2 Percent in July

WASHINGTON — Wholesale prices for domestically produced women’s apparel rose slightly in July, countering a small decline in June, the Labor Department reported Thursday in its Producer Price Index.

Producer prices for…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Not What it Seems … Full Gallop … Jagger and John …

NOT WHAT IT SEEMS: Don’t be fooled by the big Dior J’Adore perfume ad on the face of the construction site at 598 Madison Avenue, at the northwest corner of 57th Street. Dior’s parent, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, has…

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Fashion Features

Ellen Tracy Goes Scenic for Fall

NEW YORK — Ellen still loves Cindy.

Ellen Tracy is reinforcing its leadership position in the bridge sportswear category this fall with a reported $4 million advertising campaign again featuring Cindy Crawford.

The campaign,…

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Financial

Mossimo Profits Soar in Quarter

NEW YORK — Mossimo Inc. hit the bull’s-eye in the second quarter with profits that more than doubled on strong revenue gains.

For the three months ended June 30, the Santa Monica, Calif.-based designer firm, whose line is carried…

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Fashion Features

Gucci Aims for Luxury With New Scent

NEW YORK — This fall, Gucci’s out to define luxury once again with its newest woman’s scent — simply called Gucci Eau de Parfum.

The new scent is geared toward the classic Gucci customer — women aged 20 to 45…

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Bobbi Brown’s Fall Push: Newness to Drive Growth

NEW YORK —?No one could accuse Bobbi Brown and her team of standing still this fall.

With a new book, a new skin care line and a new creative director bearing new imagery, the brand is hoping to equal or outpace its 33 percent average…

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Cradling Niche Brands

NEW YORK — Cradle Holdings, the beauty start-up that purchased skin care brand Erno Laszlo and English toiletries brand Penhaligon’s earlier this year, is showing no signs of losing its appetite for acquisitions.

“We have a short…

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Fashion Features

Avon Sets Fall Breast Cancer Events

NEW YORK — Avon is adding a new tune to the “Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer” program in the form of a fund-raising concert.

The first “Avon Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer” concert will be held Monday, Sept. 23, at Avery Fisher Hall in…

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Fashion Features

La Perla’s New Creation Looks to Lingerie

MILAN — For its new women’s fragrance, Creation, La Perla is hoping to lure consumers to the counter with the suggestive power of a bra clasp.

The bite-sized accessory, gold in color and hanging around the bottle’s neck like…

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Fashion Features

Bogner Taps Wood For Scent Growth

BERLIN — Bogner’s newest fragrance may not grow on trees, but it’s definitely grown out of them.

Called Bogner Wood, the men’s scent is an ode to wood in manifest forms, and fulfills a dream for Dragoco parfumeur,…

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Fashion Features

L’Athene Nurses Skin to Health

NEW YORK — Move over dermatologists.

This fall, the skin care category will have a new addition — a luxe line created by nurses. L’Athene, due to launch in October, was created by Nan Brown and Lil Bogdan, two registered…

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Valentino Goes for the Gold

PARIS — Valentino is going for gold with its newest scent, Valentino Gold, created by the house’s beauty license holder, Unilever Cosmetics International (UCI), through its European Designer Perfumes division. But it’s not…

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Fashion Features

Loewe’s Lady in Red

PARIS — Loewe is gearing up to introduce Esencia Femme, a women’s fragrance, inspired by its classic men’s scent, Esencia Loewe.

The LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned Spanish leather and luxury goods manufacturer…

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Fashion Features

Critical Mass: Removing Makeup, Adding Profit

NEW YORK — Sometimes big sales come from small products.

That’s the hope of a new company called Swab Plus. Swab Plus markets cotton swabs filled with fluid to remove different types of makeup. For example, there are swabs for…

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TOP NOTES

IN THE PINK: Harrods is about to blush – and it’s all because of Estée Lauder. Starting Oct. 1, the Knightsbridge store’s facade will be bathed in pink light for one week to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Estée…

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Fashion Features

V’Tae: From County Fair to New Look

NEW YORK — It may have taken Belinda Rush-Carville 13 years to get her beauty line from the county fair to 3,000 retailers across the country, but her pace, she believes, was right on track. Now, the founder, owner and president of V’Tae…

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Fashion Features

Zotos Plans Image, Performance Boost

DARIEN, CONN. — Zotos International is looking to become a more competitive player in the salon hair care market by implementing a strategy that will shape up both its performance — and appearance — equally.

On Wednesday…

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Fashion Features

SNIPPETS

HIP-HOP HAIR: Tiggle’s House of Style, a Los Angeles-based hair salon, is producing its first Hip Hop Hair and Fashion Show on Sept. 1 at the Riverside Convention Center, a one-day event organizers plan to hold annually. An exposition consisting…

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Elle Cranks Up the Volume

NEW YORK — In an effort to recapture lost ground in the fashion magazine category, Elle will spend $500,000 on a new advertising and marketing initiative in the fourth quarter.

Having slipped into fourth place in ad pages in the fashion…

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YSL’s Love Missives

NEW YORK — Le Book, the long-standing reference guide for the fashion and design communities, has the ideal gift for Yves Saint Laurent retirement mourners. Its 2003 edition features drawings from YSL’s private collection of greeting…

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MEMO PAD

BARE NECESSITY: Following in the footsteps of Demi Moore and Cindy Crawford, Jane Pratt bares her pregnant belly in the fashion section of Jane’s fifth anniversary issue in September. Pratt is expecting her first baby — a girl — on…

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People

Miller Time

NEW YORK — A hush falls over the crowd as Rhett Miller takes to the stage at Joe’s Pub to preview songs from his new solo album, “The Instigator,” and straps on his guitar in silence. But only seconds into the set, he erupts into the…

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