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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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Hilfiger to Create Fashion Carnival at South Street Seaport

The designer will showcase the fall Tommy x Gigi Collection designed in collaboration with supermodel Gigi Hadid.

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Paris Stands to Lose $1.5 Billion in Tourism This Year

Visits by Japanese tourists in the first six months of the year fell 46.2 percent, Russians by 35 percent and Italians by 27.7 percent.

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Zika Fears Causing Bug-Repellent Clothes to Sell Out

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is shifting funding to develop a vaccine for Zika.

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In addition to expanding offerings and improving amenities, international trade shows have found another focus: scheduling shows closer together to make trips convenient and cost-effective for buyers.

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CANADA

Bacchanalian Bargains

Montreal has long been viewed as a thrifty alternative to a trip to Europe for many down south in the States, but a burgeoning restaurant trend is making it even more of a bargain. According to the Web site…

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Fashion Features

The More the Merrier

BERLIN — Pick a city — any city. And a show — any show. The German trade fair scene has completely splintered, with more than nine apparel trade fairs, four of them new, scheduled in four German cities in January and…

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Best of the East

HONG KONG — With companies beginning to take China’s continued economic success and growth potential for granted, the region’s focus is turning toward global politics — namely on how a U.S.-led attack on Iraq could impact…

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Calendar

All international phone numbers may be dialed with the prefix 011 plus the number as listed.

JANUARY

9-11, International Leather Days. Istanbul Tuyap Beylikduzu Fair Center, Istanbul, Turkey. Contact: Mrs. Emine Gonel. Tel:…

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All Together Now

MILAN — The key word in Italian trade show circles these days is togetherness, particularly for the textile sector as fair organizers had looked to coordinate dates and create a textile week in Italy. It is part of an ongoing strategy developed…

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Paris in Its Prime

Paris — With the clouds continuing to gather on the economic horizon and business tougher than it has been in years, trade show organizers here are strategizing about how to beat the bad omens.

In the last few seasons, the majority of…

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Boosting the Bottom Line

MELBOURNE — Australia’s trade show circuit is blossoming.

The latest arrival: the first fall incarnation of Mercedes Australian Fashion Week, Australia’s premier fashion event. Previously a spring fashion showcase staged in…

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A Tale of Two Cities

BARCELONA — The talk of the ready-to-wear shows — both here and in Madrid — was the catfight raging between the two cities. The debacle began when the Spanish government announced its global plan for the fashion industry last year….

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The Quota Quandry

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials are sounding words of caution about the phaseout of apparel and textile quotas.

The Bush administration has begun “a dialogue” with 18 countries it has identified as being “overly dependent” on textile and…

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Fashion Features

Win Some, Lose Some

LONDON — It hasn’t been the best of times for trade show organizers Emap Fashion. They announced the closing of their young streetwear event 40 Degrees, shortly after their last show in August 2002. Launched in 1996, 40 Degrees had always…

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Go Softly

NEW YORK — Designers gave the color wheel a spin this season and landed on sweet pastels, which include soft shades of pink. Here, Cynthia Steffe’s silk satin jacket and hand-crocheted silk skirt. For more, see pages 4 and 5.

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Luxury Wars Redux? LVMH’s Analysts Suit Jolts Financial Sector

Paris — A new front has been opened in the luxury war —with the crosshairs trained on high-profile analysts.

Tensions among analysts reached a new zenith Tuesday with the disclosure that LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has…

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Bush’s Call for 2015 Tariff Drop Raises Ire at Home and Abroad

WASHINGTON — First the quotas, now the tariffs.

The Bush administration unveiled a proposal Tuesday that would require all 144 World Trade Organization member nations to eliminate tariffs on all industrial goods, including apparel and…

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Financial

Consumer Confidence Bounces Back

NEW YORK — The Conference Board put the grinch on hold, at least for a while, on Tuesday.

The board reported that consumer confidence rebounded in November, reversing five straight months of steady declines, as consumers became optimistic…

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Financial

A Fine Family Addition: Gerber Lifts Kellwood

NEW YORK — Propped up by its acquisition of Gerber Childrenswear that added to sales in the men’s division, Kellwood Co. was able to overcome slumping sales in women’s sportswear to produce profit gains in the third…

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In Brief

PRIMA DONNA: Donna Karan will receive an early Christmas gift this year. On Dec. 2, she will be awarded the first Liz Tilberis Humanitarian Award at the Legends Gala, hosted by L’Oréal and the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund and held at the…

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UNITE Catalogs Brylane Gripes

NEW YORK — Anti-sweatshop activists were busy spreading some sarcastic holiday jeer Tuesday.

With “Jingle Bell Rock” blaring as background music, 200 protesters rallied outside Brylane’s Seventh Avenue offices to shout about alleged…

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Todd Oldham Staying on Target

NEW YORK — There was a bit of turmoil in Toddville Tuesday, but the day ended tranquilly.

The morning routine at Todd Oldham’s Manhattan studio was interrupted by a flurry of phone calls about a New York Times article that said…

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J. Crew Slips Into Red for Qtr.

NEW YORK — Waning sales conspired with gross margin erosion to throw J. Crew Group Inc. into the red in the third quarter.

For the three months ended Nov. 2, the New York-based retailer and direct merchant sustained a net loss of…

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Northern Exposure

MONTREAL — With the Canadian economy still keeping its head above water and expected to outpace the U.S. economy by more than 0.5 percent in the next two years, trade-show and market-week organizers are anticipating a strong start to…

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Gadzooks Sinks to Loss on Soft Sales

NEW YORK — Gadzooks, Inc., a specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories for young adults, swung to a third-quarter loss as it failed to ignite sales.

The Dallas-based firm reported a loss of $856,000, or 9 cents a diluted share,…

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People

Suzy

In a union of beauty and bloodlines, Patricia Cristina Herrera y Pacanins of New York and Caracas, Venezuela, and Gerrit Livingston Lansing Jr. of Greenwich, Conn., were married Saturday in an exquisite ceremony at St. Ignatius Loyola Church on Park…

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Financial

Saul Relinquishes Post As Mulberry Chairman

LONDON — The Ongs have won their battle at Mulberry.

The U.K. fashion and accessories company said in a statement Tuesday that Roger Saul has stepped down as chairman of Mulberry PLC and will be succeeded by Godfrey Davis. Davis, who is…

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Financial

Sales of Apparel Online Leap Forward in Week

NEW YORK — Online purchasing of apparel by consumers last week tallied $193 million, a 66 percent surge over sales a week earlier, and a 40 percent hop over business during the week ended Nov. 15.

That was the word Tuesday from Internet…

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Fashion Scoops: E-Mail Gone Astray … Knit One

E-MAIL GONE ASTRAY: An e-mail that claimed to be written by Joan Jett made the media rounds Tuesday slamming Rolling Stone’s Oct. 4 “Women in Rock” issue, ranting about those female stars who were featured and complaining that Jett only got one…

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Financial

Apparel Sales ‘Challenging ’

NEW YORK — Despite strong junior business in the first three quarters, women’s apparel purchases overall failed to keep up with the pace of 2001, according to the NPDFashionworld Consumer survey, a division of The NPD Group, Port…

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Decades Celebrates the Vest of Wong

LOS ANGELES — It all started with the vest.

After the news broke in late March that Nicolas Ghesquière had, indeed, copied the 1973 patchwork vest by a relatively obscure designer named Kaisik Wong, the San Francisco fashion artist…

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Rodriguez Shows Pull In $125K

SEATTLE — Bringing a pastel-hued sense of spring with him on an otherwise overcast few days, designer Narciso Rodriguez arrived at the Mario’s boutiques here and in Portland late last week to personally share his 2003 collection in trunk…

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Duarte Joins Retail Fraternity

LOS ANGELES — Henry Duarte has never believed in rushing.

His labor-intensive jeans, made from dozens of carefully cut pieces with hand-hammered seams, are a far cry from the fast turnaround pairs that are a cornerstone of the surrounding…

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Gottschalks Loses $2.6M in 3rd Quarter

NEW YORK — Nearly stagnant sales led Gottschalks to report a wider loss in the third quarter.

For the three months ended Nov. 2, the Fresno, Calif.-based regional department store company recorded a net loss of $2.6 million, or 20 cents a…

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Obituary: Atlanta Rep Marvin Casper

ATLANTA — Marvin Casper, a veteran sales representative and principal of Marvin Casper Associates, a sales firm located in the AmericasMart here, died Thursday. He was 75.

Casper died at Atlanta’s Northside Hospital of a massive…

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Obituary: Italian Couturiere Gattinoni

Rome — Fernanda Gattinoni, a designer who contributed to building the image of Italian fashion, died Tuesday morning at the Umberto I hospital here after suffering heart failure. She was 96.

Gattinoni designed under her own label since…

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Obituary: Skiwear Pioneer Maria Bogner

BERLIN — Maria Bogner, the creative spirit behind the Bogner active sportswear brand, died of natural causes at her home on Nov. 17, the German sportswear company said. She was 88.

Married to the company’s founder, the late Willy…

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