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Paris Inspirations: Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Paris designers share their inspirations as the spring collections get under way.

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Anthony Vaccarello's Debut for (Yves) Saint Laurent

In addition to some tony basics, a llittle Eighties-inspired bad taste made for an audacious collection of racy party clothes.

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Barneys Prepared to Ride Out Storm at Perry Capital

Amid the luxury malaise, Barneys' ceo says the company is profitable and performing well.

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Will Ghost of Christmas Past Scare 4th-Quarter Profits Away?

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Kellwood will now produce Izod women’s sportswear. Here, the Izod golf line.

Fashion Features

W2W: What to Watch – The Big Fish Syndrome

It’s safe to assume the new year will mean more acquisitions for power-hungry Liz Claiborne Inc., Jones Apparel Group and Kellwood Co.

The mega-apparel corporate trio has maintained that buying other companies and looking for ways to…

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Hot trends for spring include novelty prints and novelty hemlines, like this look by Ninety.

Fashion Features

W2W: What to Watch – Trends Spring Eternal

Forget basics. Even though women will buy carefully, they will be looking for novelty and fashion.

The thirst for newness is being driven by a combination of motives: Shoppers want to feel they are getting intrinsic value for their money and…

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Sag Harbor is a leading provider of moderate sportswear.

Fashion Features

W2W: What to Watch – Everything in Moderation

The rush to moderate-priced, more affordable sportswear will likely continue into the new year, as the economy remains weak and consumers continue to be cautious with their dollars. Companies that provide the right amount of fashion at a value are the…

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Diane Von Furstenberg is now 50 percent separates.

Fashion Features

W2W: What to Watch – New Career Path

Since the talk of a return to a more tailored wardrobe didn’t occur in 2002, dress and suit firms are looking for new ways to maintain their career position. According to an NPDFashionworld Consumer survey, tailored clothing purchases for the…

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Harvé Benard is chasing spring sales with quilted jackets.

Fashion Features

W2W: What to Watch – Spring Fling

The ides of March have never been exactly bountiful for coat makers, but that doesn’t mean they’re willing to wait for fall for business to get going.

Even though 2001 posted a 14 percent decline in women’s outerwear sales to…

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Fashion Features

W2W: What to Watch – Leslie Fay’s Short List

Kasper’s former parent, Leslie Fay Co., faces a critical year as it strives to revive itself as a key player under chief executive officer W. John Short, who in March succeeded longtime ceo John Pomerantz, who remains chairman.

Earlier…

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The question on most sourcing executives’ minds is how much market share China will gain in the coming years.

Fashion Features

W2W: What to Watch – All Eyes On China

Two years remain until the 144 World Trade Organization nations lift all quotas on apparel and textiles. That event is expected to bring radical changes in the realm of production and sourcing.

Most industry observers agree China stands to gain…

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DuPont Textiles & Interiors’ sole business will be the production of fibers, like nylon.

Fashion Features

W2W: What to Watch – Dupont’s Departure

If the company sticks to its schedule, next year will mark industrial giant DuPont’s exit from the synthetic-fibers business, an industry it created when it introduced nylon at the 1939 World’s Fair and enlarged in the following decades…

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William K. Fung, Li & Fung Ltd.

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W2W: What to Watch – Li & Fung Redefines The Supply Chain

The continued shift of production from the Western Hemisphere to Asia, as well as the strategy of many apparel vendors to close their factories and contract production to full-package suppliers who can handle everything from buying piece goods to…

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Oscar de la Renta’s first-ever bridal campaign.

Fashion Features

W2W: What to Watch – Down The Aisle

The launch of Oscar de la Renta bridal for January retailing signifies a key strategy for ready-to-wear firms looking to diversify their brand and grow their business in stagnant times.

It also shows that the mature craft of made-to-order…

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Federal Reserve Bank chairman Alan Greenspan.

Fashion Features

W2W: What to Watch – Deflation Dilemma

It’s a word that keeps Federal Reserve Board chairman Alan Greenspan on edge: deflation. In a talk with economists in Washington this month, Greenspan worried that deflation, a decline in prices, is the greatest danger the U.S. economy…

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The introduction of new stain-resistance technologies, like DuPont’s Teflon in Dockers pants, is proving a competitive advantage for U.S. mills.

Fashion Features

W2W: What to Watch – Slob Savvy

For a decade, U.S. textile executives have been saying that the best way for them to compete with overseas suppliers is to develop new products their competitors don’t have. That seems like a reasonable strategy, but the problem was that foreign…

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Fashion Features

W2W: What to Watch – Kasper’s Next Chapter

One of Seventh Avenue’s most storied companies will take yet another turn next year, as Kasper ASL’s board and creditors ponder a possible sale or “strategic alternatives” under the guidance of investment firm Peter J….

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Thierry Dreyfus

People

Light Bright

PARIS — If anyone has the proverbial lightbulb over his head, it’s Thierry Dreyfus. For the last 25 years, the French lighting designer has honed his ideas about light, while illuminating catwalks for designers from Yves Saint Laurent to…

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Malden Mills Industries Inc. is among the major U.S. mills that expect to emerge from bankruptcy next year.

Fashion Features

W2W: What to Watch – Bankruptcy Beat

More than a year has passed since Burlington Industries Inc., staggering under a huge debt load, sought bankruptcy court protection. Its Chapter 11 filing was the first wave in a storm that also swamped Malden Mills Industries, Galey & Lord Inc. and…

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Phil Wu and Simpson Wong at Jefferson.

People

Jefferson Pride

NEW YORK — When architect Phil Wu first saw the unremarkable Village diner he was to transform into Jefferson — Simpson Wong’s sleek new restaurant located two doors down from his Pan-Asian restaurant, Cafe Asean — he had a…

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Chef Sara Jenkins at Patio Dining.

People

Green Party

NEW YORK — For a green market chef in New York, come summertime, the living is easy.

Who wouldn’t choose a plump, resplendent tomato picked on Long Island and rushed to Manhattan over its fading cousin from a hot house? And who…

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Here, Ben Kahn’s mink jacket with Douglas Hannant’s beaded silk chiffon dress.

Fashion Features

That Touch Of Mink

NEW YORK — Not so long ago, white mink had a glitzy, over-the-top image. These days, however, the fur is being shown in a new crop of young, stylish shapes — little boleros, for example, that can be tossed over jeans or worn with a…

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Fashion Features

Will Ghost of Christmas Past Scare 4th-Quarter Profits Away?

NEW YORK — Appearances can be deceptive. The malls may be busy and Fifth Avenue is packed, but there’s just not enough post-Christmas shopping to improve the generally glum revenue outlook for the season overall.

It became even…

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Fashion Features

Online Shopping Up, Gripes, Too

NEW YORK — The country’s online consumers spent a projected, record-breaking $74 billion on the Internet this year — but many were less than enamored with the quality of their cyber-shopping experience.

That’s the…

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Fashion Features

Skechers to Launch Own Apparel Line

NEW YORK — With the help of Kids Headquarters, Skechers USA will launch its first apparel line just in time for back-to-school retailing.

This deal confirms a statement in WWD last week stating that Skechers approached Kids Headquarters to…

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Financial

Arden Amends Credit Facility

NEW YORK — Elizabeth Arden Inc. adjusted its asset-backed credit facility maturing in 2006 on the strength of its “improved operating and financial performance.”

Stephen Smith, executive vice president and chief financial officer, noted…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

DEBT RETIREMENT: ShopKo Stores Inc. on Monday reported that as of Dec. 10, it has voluntarily retired the $100 million term-loan portion of its credit facility with Fleet Retail Finance Inc. “Because we have made significant progress reducing working…

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Paul Pressler

Fashion Features

W2W: What to Watch – Minding The Gap

Executive-to-watch Paul Pressler had a tough job at Walt Disney Co., but he faces an even tougher one at Gap Inc. He stepped in to replace Millard “Mickey” Drexler as chief executive officer of the San Francisco-based retailer on Sept. 26, just as the…

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Fashion Features

W2W: What to Watch – Cling-On

Who will vintage hounds covet in 2003? Look at all the short, skintight minis on the spring runways for the answer. “It’s all very Alaïa,” insists Cameron Silver, who as vintage guru holds court to many brand-name designers and bold-faced…

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Fashion Features

W2W: What to Watch – On Kohl’s Western Trail

It’s already being touted as the discount powerhouse that will alter the region’s retail landscape. With 40 stores blanketing southern California, Arizona and Nevada through this spring, Kohl’s might very well mean some heady…

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Fashion Features

W2W: What to Watch – Green Jeans

The denim gold rush of recent history has been a lot like that of the music business: once an indie band — or brand —shows promise and profits, the big guns come out to make a deal.It happened between Earl Jean and Nautica, Lucky Brand…

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Fashion Features

W2W: What to Watch – L.A. Gets Malled, Again

Two recent Los Angeles retail projects, The Grove and Hollywood & Highland, couldn’t have netted more different results — the former won over the locals, while the latter remains in flux.

This spring, all eyes are on the $250…

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Fashion Features

W2W: What to Watch – Surf’s Up, Again

For spring, designers in Paris, New York and Milan are telling us what we already know: surf style is young, sexy and forever cool. Nicolas Ghesquière had his Neoprene, Miuccia Prada her hibiscus, and surfboards rode down the Chanel runway. While…

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Amy Adams

Fashion Features

W2W: What to Watch – Starlets With “It”

Among designers, red-carpet watching is no spectator sport. It’s war. The key is cultivating loyalties early. “It” girls to get to know — and dress: Aussie looker Miranda Otto, who, after a hilarious turn in Spike Jonze’s “Human…

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Fashion Features

Brazil’s NK Heads to Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO — NKstore has a new location — and it’s generating a lot of buzz because of it.

The retailer, which previously was in a residential neighborhood, has now moved to São Paulo’s Jardins district,…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Family Portrait … Sky Fits Heaven … Kate the Great

FAMILY PORTRAIT: Simon Astaire is revving up his pr machine for Princess Michael of Kent. From his agency in London, Astaire aims to groom the princess’ public image since she has been nicknamed “Princess Pushy” by the British media because of…

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