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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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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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Fashion

Deadly Earthquake in Central Italy Rattles Rome, Stirs Designers

Fashion personalities took to social media as the death toll reached 37 following the 6.2 magnitude quake.

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In Focus

Issey Miyake’s Homme Plissé Gains Global Following

Looks from Issey Miyake’s Homme Plissé line.

Perelman Steps Up, Plans to Inject $150M Into Troubled Revlon

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Very Merry

“Confessions of a first-time director — drink more!” advised George Clooney at the Los Angeles premiere of his directorial debut, “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” last Wednesday. Guests followed orders at the W Hotel after-party, dancing until…

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People

Club Monaco

MONTE CARLO, Monaco — “This is the Oscars of ballet,” declared Amanda Harlech, as she settled in her seat at Les Nijinsky 2002. The awards ceremony capped the five-day Dance Forum here, organized under the patronage of the Principality’s…

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Fashion Features

Adidas Walks Outside the Stripes

NEW YORK — Like that other famous number two, Adidas is trying harder.

The company is on track to increase profits by 5 to 10 percent, and a slightly higher increase is planned for 2003, with strong growth planned in the U.S. and Asia….

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Fashion Features

Tribunal Ruling Allows Rubens to Press On

PARIS — Regina Rubens SA, a French sportswear label in which LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton holds a 36.4 percent stake, is getting on the recovery path after filing the equivalent of Chapter 11 proceedings almost two years ago….

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Fashion Features

Belk Inc. Back in Black in the Third Quarter

NEW YORK — Belk Inc. overcame withering same-store and net sales to return to profitability in the third quarter.

For the three months ended Nov. 2, the Charlotte, N.C.-based department store company posted net income of $2.5 million. That…

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Fashion Features

Connecting the Dots for 15 Years

NEW YORK — While H&M has helped to revolutionize the specialty store approach to fashion with its cheap-chic merchandise scheme, it wasn’t the first to try this tactic.

In 1987, Robert Glick bought the 26-store Midwestern regional…

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Fashion Features

New Owners Take Coogi Upscale

NEW YORK — The deal has been signed and Coogi, the brand known for its signature multicolor knits, is ready for an active year ahead under its new owners.

Last month, the 33-year-old label was purchased by Norman and Bruce Weisfeld,…

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Fashion Features

High-End Brands See Room to Grow

NEW YORK — There’s still a core group of denim devotees who don’t shy away from spending $150 on a pair of jeans.

At least, that’s what some denim makers are saying. While the country is still struggling to pull through…

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Fashion Features

Regis Buys Vidal Sassoon Salon Chain

NEW YORK — The Regis Corporation has acquired the Vidal Sassoon salon and academy business from Haircare Ltd. The deal includes 25 international Vidal Sassoon salons and four salon training academies. Neither London-based Haircare nor Regis…

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Fashion Features

Survival of the Fittest

The 15 most comfortable/best-fitting brands, ranked in descending order.

In a survey by NPD Group Inc., solid bread-and-butter brands capture most of the slots on the list below. Overall, women reject the trappings — and torture…

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Fashion Features

Correction

The name of New York-based jeans and casual sportswear brand Zana-di was misspelled in a chart on page 9, Wednesday.

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Fashion Features

Natural Selection

NEW YORK — Leave it alone. That’s the message from designers opting to work denim in its natural color — a milky off-white, which is perfect for playing up intricate details. Here, a cotton miniskirt and military-style jacket from…

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Fashion Features

Perelman Steps Up, Plans to Inject $150M Into Troubled Revlon

NEW YORK — Christmas came a week early for Revlon Inc.

The cosmetics firm, based here, said Wednesday that its primary shareholder, Ronald Perelman, proposed to make available, through his wholly owned MacAndrews & Forbes…

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Fashion Features

Calvin-PVH Deal Gets Thumbs-Up

NEW YORK — Some marital discord may be inevitable in the future, but the designer, retail and financial communities lavished praise on the union of Calvin Klein’s design and marketing talent and Phillips-Van Heusen Corp.’s financial,…

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Fashion Features

Plan to Close Mugler Boosts Clarins Stock

PARIS — Groupe Clarins’ stock spiked 21.3 percent Wednesday on the Paris Bourse, to $48.44, on the back of news that the beauty firm has proposed to shut its money-losing Thierry Mugler fashion business. (Dollars figures are converted from…

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Fashion Features

Dock Lockout Slows Import Growth Progress

WASHINGTON — The West Coast port lockout in early October slowed apparel and textile import growth for the month, but not enough to keep it from registering gains in the double digits.

Textile and apparel import growth decelerated for the…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

POSTNATAL RELIEF: A former employee of Club 21, Giorgio Armani’s U.K. franchisee, is set to collect approximately $160,000 of compensation in a case involving sex discrimination. Sarah Vince-Cain, who worked as a regional manager for the Armani…

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Fashion Features

Coldwater Creek Net Vaults 262.7 Percent

NEW YORK — Greater efficiency allowed Coldwater Creek Inc. to convert modest sales growth into major bottom-line gains in the third quarter.

For the three months ended Nov. 2, the Sandpoint, Idaho-based multichannel retailer more than…

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Fashion Features

Carole Little, Chorus Line Rejoin at Cherokee

BOSTON — After a disastrous merger and much-publicized corporate meltdown, Carole Little and Chorus Line have been reunited under brand broker Cherokee Inc.’s umbrella.

The Van Nuys, Calif.-based Cherokee said Wednesday it has…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoop: Maple Leaf Forever

MAPLE LEAF FOREVER: Even though Arnold Scaasi has been on the fashion radar for more than four decades, outfitting First Ladies, socialites and Hollywood types, the Montreal-born designer doesn’t harbor any bad feelings toward his home and…

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Fashion Features

Apparel Sales Rising on the Web

NEW YORK — Apparel and accessories are stars in cyberspace this holiday and have already surpassed their online sales during holiday 2001 — in last week’s receipts alone.

Cyber sales of apparel and accessories for the week…

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Fashion Features

Financo Ramps Up In Tough Economy

NEW YORK — Gilbert Warner Harrison is a deal maker at heart and as aggressive and in-your-face as any investment banker. This year alone, his firm, Financo Inc., arranged the sale of Ellen Tracy to Liz Claiborne, Gloria Vanderbilt to Jones…

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Fashion Features

Safilo Attracts New Investor, Sets Sights on Armani Eyewear

MILAN — Safilo has a new investor as it prepares for the race to gain Giorgio Armani’s eyewear license.

The Padova-based eyewear maker, which sources continue to point to as the front-runner for the Armani licenses, said in a…

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