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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.

clock 14hEvan Clark

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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.

clock 4hMiles Socha

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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All Laced Up

NEW YORK — Actress Kate Burton has an addiction — she can’t stop wearing corsets. She received two Tony nominations this year for her roles in “Hedda Gabler” and “The Elephant Man” — wearing corsets in both — and on…

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EYE SCOOP

Runaway Bridesmaid: Where in the world is Samantha Kluge? That was the question hanging on everyone’s lips — not least of all Liz Cohen’s — at Cohen’s much-hyped nuptials in soggy Palm Beach this past weekend. Kluge, as…

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Duel Role

NEW YORK — As fashion’s favorite chameleon, Madonna has worked a geisha look, pioneered pre-Raphaelite goth, championed cowgirl chic and played the S&M princess. Now, as a fierce fencing Bond girl in both her new music video and as the…

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Wrap It Up

NEW YORK — Badgley Mischka devotees have cause to celebrate. Now, along with Mark Badgley and James Mischka’s stunning eveningwear and accessories, they can bundle up in the duo’s new furs, licensed by B.C. International. In their…

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Fashion Features

Wachner v. Warnaco: Ex-CEO Sought $25M, Will Get Under $1M

NEW YORK — It’s a fraction of what Linda J. Wachner was looking for, but it’s a payment nonetheless. And it will keep Wachner involved in Warnaco, at least as an investor, for the foreseeable future.

Warnaco’s former…

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Fashion Features

Takeout: Sears Taps KFC Exec

NEW YORK — Thinking outside the box, Sears, Roebuck and Co. has called upon the Colonel for some help at its stores.

The struggling retailer on Monday named Mark S. Cosby as president of the Sears full-line department stores, a new…

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Fashion Features

Surf Shows Draw Line in River

LOS ANGELES — The muddy Mississippi will remain the dividing line between rival West and East Coast–based action sports trade shows ASR and Surf Expo.

The Surf Industry Manufacturer’s Association said Monday that it has inked…

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In Brief

TAKING AIM AT WAL-MART: The AFL-CIO is taking on the world’s largest company. The union has declared Thursday a “day of action,” in which labor supporters in the 50 states plan to rally at Wal-Mart Stores to demand that it “become a responsible…

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Fashion Features

Slow Sales Sink Retail Shares

NEW YORK — Retail stocks headed south with the urgency ofshivering snowbirds Monday after several big stores offered glum assessments of sales last week.

Leading the migration, Dow component Wal-Mart Stores stuck with its forecast that…

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Fashion Features

Transforming Tradition

NEW YORK — Italians love life. They revel in good times, from daily two-hour feasts to month-long holidays each August. They’re justly…

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Fashion Features

Williams Joins May

NEW YORK — To help accelerate growth of proprietary brands, The May Department Stores Co. has named Carol L. Williams as president of its product development and global sourcing arm, called May Department Stores International.

It’s…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Another Olivier Twist … Oh, Christ … Battle of the Bitches …

ANOTHER OLIVIER TWIST: Rochas has yet to comment on a WWD report Nov. 7 that it has hired designer Olivier Theyskens, possibly because the new partners have been too busy shopping. Rochas executives were spotted last week escorting the young Belgian…

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Fashion Features

De Beers Battles Botswana Claims

LONDON — De Beers is stepping up the public-relations battle on two fronts. First, there are just three days to go before its joint venture De Beers LV opens its first flagship on Piccadilly. Meanwhile, the diamond-mining group is trying to put…

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Fashion Features

Cruising the Target Boat

NEW YORK — While the weather last weekend hardly made for perfect shopping conditions, aboard the Target Holiday Boat, things were rocking. Literally.

The inclement weather kept crowds at home, but the retailer’s “boat store,”…

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Fashion Features

Outerwear Brushes Up Its Image

NEW YORK — A family hike through the Northwest wilderness, a European woman strolling the streets of Milan with a dalmation and a network weatherman are among the diverse images outerwear companies are using to update their…

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Fashion Features

Badgley Mischka Serves Up Furs With Tinseltown Glamour

NEW YORK — Badgley Mischka’s new fur collection has all the understatement of a Bette Davis drama.

That’s a good thing, since the designers were inspired by her role in “Now, Voyager,” a sentimental story about a…

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Fashion Features

Scovill Finds Green in Brown

NEW YORK — The migration of apparel production out of the U.S. to countries around the world has grown steadily in recent years, as sourcing executives chase lower wages, better logistics and special trade perks in developing nations.

But…

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Fashion Features

Developing Nations Fear Non-Quota Barriers

GENEVA — As the final phaseout of quotas on textiles and apparel in 2005 ticks steadily closer, top officials from developing nations that rely heavily on exports of those products fear that wealthy nations may turn to aggressive antidumping…

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SHIPPING NOTES

SHIPPERS PARLEY SET: Customs Service Commissioner Robert C. Bonner is scheduled to be the featured speaker at the U.S. Association of Importers of Textiles & Apparel and American Import Shippers Association 14th annual Trade & Transportation…

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Fashion Features

Japan’s Top Fiber Firms Making Major Changes

TOKYO — Changes are coming at two of Japan’s top makers of synthetic fibers.

Toray Industries Inc. has decided to boost its polyester fiber production in China in two years, while Asahi Kasei Corp. is withdrawing from acrylic fiber…

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Fashion Features

Spice of Life

NEW YORK — Premiere Vision’s print message was loud and clear: mix it up with a spicy autumnal touch. This meant plaids with laminate leaf motifs, tribal looks on jersey and abstract paisley atop velvets. And the deeper the color, the…

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MEMO PAD

THE FINAL SCORE CARD: There weren’t too many success stories in 2002 ad-page results, although a few fashion and lifestyle magazines managed to eke out gains. Allure, which ran 1,193.9 ad pages for the year, was up 3.2 percent, Marie Claire, with…

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U.N. Report Predicts 2.6% Growth But Warns of Economic Risks for ’03

GENEVA — The U.S. economy is projected to grow by 2.6 percent in 2003, up from this year’s projected level of 2.4 percent, according to a report by a United Nations economic agency.

But the study by the 55-member country U.N….

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Fashion Features

Book Editor Finds Nirvana

NEW YORK — When Julie Grau was presented with the journals of the late Kurt Cobain, she was anything but a Nirvana groupie. As she said several times during a 45-minute interview, “I am not an expert.”

Indeed. Grau, 38, is the co-editorial…

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Fashion Features

Burberry Keeps Ticking

LONDON — Burberry has a new home in the heart of Knightsbridge, and the mood is weekend luxury. There are exclusive cashmere knits, cozy quilted jackets and a Tartan room where customers can order bespoke kilts for a Saturday night of Scottish…

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Fashion Features

Roger Saul and Ongs Battle Over Mulberry

LONDON — The knives are out at Mulberry.

Roger Saul, chairman and director of Mulberry Group PLC, has accused his Singapore-based partners Ong Beng Seng and Christina Ong of trying to wrest control of the company without making a fair bid…

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Costume National Hits Paris

PARIS — Costume National has a sleek new address in the City of Light.

The 2,000-square-foot unit opened earlier this month on the Rue Cambon, hunched between the Rue de Rivoli and the upscale Rue Saint-Honoré shopping artery. It…

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At the London premiere of “Die Another Day” Monday night at the Royal Albert Hall, Madonna, the reigning queen of pop, met the Queen of England for the first time. Neither seemed especially shaken or stirred. “I was surprised I wasn’t more…

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