Fashion

Alessandro Michele's Clear Signature for Gucci

The designer's fall collection was a carefully considered, exquisitely rendered adventure in real fashion.

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Business

Retailers Withdraw from Bangladesh Apparel Summit

Seven leading apparel companies - H&M, Gap, Inditex, C&A, Next, VF Corp. and Tchibo - have pulled out of the Dhaka Apparel Summit.

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Business

CFDA, Suntchi Forge Five-Year Partnership

They will connect China’s premiere business network and brand platform with U.S. based fashion brands and designers.

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Reinvention Failures: Managers’ Miscues Hurt Creative Rebirths

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Overview

Blame management, not designers - at least that's the opinion among many observers regarding the revolving door at struggling fashion houses.

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Fashion Features

In Brief

POLLINI FOOTWEAR ON THE ROCKS: Armando Pollini, also known as the “King of Elast” for his elastic fabric footwear, may have to shut down his business, weighed down by $3 million in debt. In a phone interview, Pollini attributed the debt to…

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The consolidation of Rich&#8217s cost Federated less than expected

Financial

Federated Earnings Plunge 48.3 Percent

Federated Department Stores’ first-quarter profits fell by nearly half, but the firm managed its inventories downward nearly as rapidly as its sales fell.

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Financial

Hermès, Bulgari Surpass Expectations

Hermès and Bulgari posted better-than-expected first-quarter results Wednesday, but the results were tempered by the strong euro and SARS concerns.

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Financial

Tiffany Net Up 9.6% in Quarter

NEW YORK — Tiffany & Co. Wednesday posted nearly a double-digit gain in first-quarter profits, despite a larger leap in expenses.

For the three months ended April 30, income jumped 9.6 percent to $35.9 million, or 24 cents a diluted…

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Jill Kargman and Coco Kopelman, both in Chanel.

People

The Right Chanel

Lunches for the Lying-In Hospital at Weill Cornell Medical Center.

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Ludivine Sagnier in Louis Vuitton.

People

Divine Ludivine

Ludivine Sagnier, the new darling of French cinema.

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Holly Dunlap in Max Mara.

People

With Honors

CFDA’s nominees.

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Putting Windstopper to the test at the seaside.

Fashion Features

Braving the Elements With Gore

NANTUCKET, Mass. — “I’ve got to tell you today is an absolutely perfect Windstopper day,” said Bruce Troutman, thermal product development director for W.L. Gore & Associates.

Apparently, 42 m.p.h. winds and overcast…

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The America’s Cup with one of its protectors and its Louis Vuitton trunk.

Fashion Features

America’s Cup Goes 1st Class

NEW YORK — Members of Team Alinghi’s tanned and brawny crew swung through the New York Yacht Club on Tuesday morning, but they weren’t the only ones catching some sideway glances.

Two former Swiss secret service agents were…

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Saks showed old and new Anne Cole swimsuits

Fashion Features

Cole Celebrates Summer

NEW YORK — Anne Cole continues to shoulder the business her father, Fred, founded in 1925. Sometimes that means looking your customer square in the eye.

She made her first in-store appearance in years at Saks Fifth Avenue’s flagship…

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Novel Denim has closed one of its five plants on the island of Mauritius.

Fashion Features

Denim Dish

Novel Sees Deeper Loss

Hong Kong-headquartered manufacturer Novel Denim Holdings Ltd. said the sliding value of the U.S. dollar and the cost of closing one of its Mauritian manufacturing plants meant that its results for its fourth quarter,…

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Designers offered plenty of denim and short skirts for holiday. A MAD Woman top with Rock & Republic jeans.

Fashion Features

Intermezzo’s New Mix

The Beat: Denim and miniskirts ruled at Intermezzo, which ended its three-day run May 8.

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Paula Abdul with Scott Woodward

Fashion Features

Making Room For Scotte

NEW YORK — For Scott Woodward, designing T-shirts just wasn’t enough.

That’s why the designer has changed the name of his high-end T-shirt line from Swank Tees to Scotte (pronounced “Scottie”) Woodward. While the…

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Fashion Features

Ruling the Roller Rink

NEW YORK — Stall & Dean is set to prove that Roller Derby never died with its newest line for women.

Inspired by four teams from the heyday of Roller Derby — the O’Reily Renegades, New York Bombers, Latin Liberators and Kansas…

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Fashion Features

Thrift Shop

The percentage of consumers of varying income levels cutting back on spending, by category.

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Fashion Features

The Newly Frugal Rich

NEW YORK — Wealthy consumers appear to have adopted a penny-saved, penny-earned mentality, according to WSL Strategic Retail’s survey of shoppers. Those with incomes of more than $100,000 are reining in spending, especially when it comes…

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Financial

April Apparel Sales Slide 3.2%

WASHINGTON — A fundamental weakness in the economy coupled with steep job losses led to a decline in retail apparel sales across the board in April, according to economists.

Sales at clothing and accessories stores in April dropped…

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Oleg Cassini

Fashion Features

Cassini: A One-Woman Man

At 90, Oleg Cassini is the oldest working fashion designer in America, and most probably the world, and he’s still spry, twinkle-eyed, kind and clever.

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Financial

Ann Taylor Earnings Drop 14.3% in First

NEW YORK — Ann’s looking a bit peaked.

Women’s apparel and accessories specialty retailer Ann Taylor said late Wednesday that first-quarter profits sank 14.3 percent, as a shortage of modern sophistication led to a lackluster…

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Fashion Features

Bisou Changes Store Name

LOS ANGELES — Whether it’s a nod to Americans’ backlash against the French or a result of its new business enterprise, Bisou Bisou’s owners have changed the name of their stores to “Here.”

Bisou Bisou means…

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Ann and Philip Miller

Fashion Features

Lighthouse Luminaries

NEW YORK — From the podium of Cipriani 42nd Street here, former Texas governor Ann Richards surveyed the crowd of 300 media and fashion figures, saw Henry Grunwald, Dominick Dunne, Liz Smith, Nan Kempner and Herbert Gallen, among others, and…

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Fashion Features

Pressler Takes ‘Zero’ Credit for Success

GROVEPORT, Ohio — Presiding over his first Gap Inc. annual shareholders’ meeting Wednesday, president and chief executive Paul Pressler praised the retailer’s team and turnaround efforts, citing improvements in profits and sales last…

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Liz Mezzacappa&#8217s Marco and Polo meet John Bartlett&#8217s Tiny Tim at Saks Fifth Avenue

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Dog Day Afternoon … Red Reloaded

DOG DAY AFTERNOON: Owners thought they had died and gone to doggie heaven on Tuesday when Saks Fifth Avenue threw a Mommy & Puppy tea benefitting the Animal Medical Center. Ladies and their canine offspring, including Emilia Fanjul and Rumba, one of…

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Nicolas Ghesquière and Balenciaga were a good match.

Fashion Features

Reinvention Failures: Managers’ Miscues Hurt Creative Rebirths

Blame management, not designers – at least that’s the opinion among many observers regarding the revolving door at struggling fashion houses.

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Here, a pleather bomber jacket from DKNY Jeans, leatherbikini.com’s triangle top and Fifi Jeans’ cotton denim mini with Steve Vintage Designs legwarmers and Von Dutch cap.

Fashion Features

Mini Me

LOS ANGELES — The mini is back — and we’re not talking about German-built, English-branded two-door cars. Coupled with swimwear tops and go-go boots, this leg-showing look is perfect for the season. Here, a pleather bomber jacket…

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