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Haider Ackermann's Captivating Spring Collection

The collection was ravishing, captivating with its drifting silk, trailing ribbons and delicious tropical colors.

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Maria Grazia Chiuri's First-Ever Fashion Show for Dior

In her debut collection for Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri proclaimed her ascent boldly, with a fresh take on on daytime dressing.

clock 23hBridget Foley

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Inside Jonathan Anderson's Show for Loewe

Jonathan Anderson elaborated on the long, languid silhouettes he introduced for fall, here more organic and unfinished, but just as alluring.

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Kmart Said Working On Store Prototype,

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How Suede It Is

NEW YORK — The days when leather and suede were stiff, cardboard-like materials are long gone. Today’s are supple, with the fluidity of the finest fabrics. Here, one illustration: Rem Garson’s suede skirt, worn with Lacoste’s…

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Kmart Said Working On Store Prototype,

NEW YORK — Welcome to the new Kmart — slimmer, better stocked and better designed.

In fact, the strategy being put together by James B. Adamson, Kmart’s chairman and chief executive officer, very much resembles those being…

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In Brief

BANGLADESH DENIED: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements on Monday denied a request from Bangladesh for category mergers and a special 15 percent shift in quota into the cotton trousers category, which filled July 31. David…

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Mary McFadden Owes But License Continues

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…

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Ungaro Fuchsia’s floral print top in rayon with silk skirt.

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Ungaro’s Vision of Fuchsia

PARIS — Emanuel Ungaro is thinking pink — and green.

Eager to expand his customer base — and bottom line — by offering more affordable designs, the French designer is launching Ungaro Fuchsia, an extensive, item-driven…

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Fashion Scoops: Mouse Club … Chez Loulou … Liquor is Chicer …

MOUSE CLUB: John Galliano might never be caught on the scream rides at Euro Disney, but the theme park near Paris has tapped him and other designers for a Nov. 30 charity auction marking its 10th anniversary. Galliano created a fantasy sketch of a…

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MEMO

MOVING ON: Perry Van der Meer has resigned as managing editor of Harper’s Bazaar, WWD has learned. Van der Meer didn’t return a phone call seeking comment, and a Harper’s Bazaar spokeswoman declined comment.

In other news,…

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Slow Start for August Comps

NEW YORK — The sales drought continued last week.

After a disappointing round of July sales, retailers are getting slammed again in August, when back-to-school selling usually kicks in.

Just how much b-t-s will help this year,…

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Financial

Bankrupt Kasper ASL Posts First-Half Profit

NEW YORK — Bankrupt Kasper ASL Ltd. on Monday posted results that showed improvements — earnings as opposed to year-ago losses — for its second quarter and half-year numbers.

For the three months ended June 29, the…

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U.S., Mexico Keep on Trucking

WASHINGTON — After years of delays and legal challenges, the U.S.-Mexico border is slated to be open “soon” to two-way commercial truck traffic, stipulated eight years ago in NAFTA, according to a Department of Transportation…

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Obituary: Alderman, Fabric Exec, Dead at 56

NEW YORK — Robert Alderman, president of textile firm Ce Soir N.Y. Inc., died of a heart attack Friday. He was 56.

Alderman began his career on Seventh Avenue in 1976 with Silverman Products & Textiles, where he worked his way up to the…

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A dress from the Lourdes Chavez spring line.

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Caution Permeates Hotel Shows

NEW YORK — Buyers who visited two ready-to-wear hotel trade shows here — American International Designers at the Waldorf and Designers at the Essex House — came with cautious attitudes, but were looking for upbeat styles for…

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Juliette Binoche in Gentryportofino’s new ads.

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MARKET BASKET

GENTRY’S U.S. EMBRACE: The Portofino, Italy-based cashmere house Gentryportofino has hired Kelly Stinnett as its new vice president, as the company looks to expand its U.S. distribution — it is currently only sold by specialty retailers….

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Burlington Coat Sees Net Quintuple

NEW YORK — Strong same-store sales bolstered Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corp.’s bottom line in the fourth quarter.

For the three months ended June 1, the Burlington, N.J.-based retailer of outerwear and other apparel and soft…

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Schoeller’s ivory fleece-backed beige polyester, nylon, polyurethane and spandex.

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Fashion and Function

NEW YORK — Performance fabrics aren’t just for activewear anymore. These fabrics continue to get more attention from ready-to-wear designers. And why not? With textures and colors that are fashion ready, the functional aspect is icing on…

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eVent’s laminated technology was used in this Pearl Izumi jacket.

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Fibers and Fabrics Get Active

NEW YORK — While U.S. mills and fiber makers are having a hard time competing in many sectors of the price-conscious apparel market today, many of them see room for growth in the $17 billion U.S. activewear market. That’s because…

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Jim Martin of Dan River said the close focus on inventory management benefits local suppliers.

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Cotton’s Lowdown on Bottoms

PINEHURST, N.C. — If any of the textile and apparel executives at last week’s Cotton Incorporated Denim & Casual Bottomswear Conference were hitting slices and hooks on the historic Pinehurst golf course, they had an excuse.

Rather…

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