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Maison Margiela, Lanvin and Dries Van Noten Spring 2017

At Paris Fashion Week all three houses offered exhilarating collections that were a heady exploration of creative unsettling.

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Fashion

Fenty x Puma by Rihanna RTW Spring 2017

Rihanna's second collection for Puma merged the worlds of 18th-century French fashion and current gender-fluid street style.

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Beauty

Study: Influencers Rule the Social Media Beauty Landscape

Advertising technology firm Pixability found brand-generated digital content is falling behind the content produced by individual creators.

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Financing a Start-Up: Fledgling Designers Court Kin, Kindness

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Overview

With a keen fashion sense and some business savvy, or a numbers-wise partner, ambitious young designers are attracting some financial backing.

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A cotton poppy print gown and detachable overskirt

Fashion Features

Vollbracht’s Blass From the Past

NEW YORK — As the third designer to helm the Bill Blass collection since the old boy’s retirement, Michael Vollbracht is approaching the job as an actor might take on an Oscar-worthy role.

For four months, he has lived, breathed,…

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The Diamond Oval watch

Fashion Features

Bill Blass Watches Return at the High End

NEW YORK — Ready-to-wear isn’t the only thing that’s ticking to a new beat at Bill Blass.

This Wednesday, the firm will unveil a collection of upscale fashion watches that draws from the late designer’s signature design…

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A fashion show featuring products by American legwear firms was held at IHE

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Looking at Ways to Battle Imports

A report from “Hosiery World.”

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Boucheron&#8217s nibbled chocolate gold ring

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Findings: Chocolate Break

CHOCOLATE BREAK: Boucheron’s creative director Solange Azagury-Partridge figures fine jewelry should be as accessible — and deliciously irresistible — as a fine box of chocolates.

So, the French jewelry firm is…

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Frederick&#8217s is going for a sleeker more sophisticated image

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Frederick’s Goes for Next Generation

Frederick’s of Hollywood is poised for a comeback with a new, sophisticated identity, expanded assortments and a retail face-lift.

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Basto: Bendel’s Brazilian Boutique

NEW YORK — Henri Bendel is taking a walk on the wild side.

This August, the Fifth Avenue specialty store will install an exclusive boutique devoted to the designs of Brazilian shoe maven Constança Basto. The 250-square-foot space…

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WTO Sets Date on U.S. Subsidies

GENEVA — A World Trade Organization arbitrator determined Friday that the U.S. has until Dec. 27 to implement earlier dispute panel findings that found the so-called Byrd Amendment regarding antidumping and antisubsidy duties was in breach of…

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Inside the BCBG store in Chicago

Fashion Features

Leveraging Trademarks for Funds

NEW YORK — Bill Blass did it. So did Guess Inc. Now BCBG Max Azria is in the process of doing it.

The “it” refers to a 25-letter structured finance vehicle called asset-backed securitization (ABS). Fashion firms using this…

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Lampert’s Intentions Still Befuddle

NEW YORK — Edward Lampert continues to leave them guessing.

Lampert is head of ESL Investments, the hedge fund that bailed Kmart out of bankruptcy and that holds the largest single stake in the firm. He’s also chairman of Kmart, but…

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VF Shares Sing the Blues

NEW YORK — Shares of VF Corp. fell 9 percent in trading Friday following the manufacturer’s downward revision of second-quarter earnings expectations amid inventory concerns up and down the supply chain.

The stock closed at $35.23,…

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May ceo Eugene Kahn flanked by models last year at the companys first fashion show

Fashion Features

Federated Outshining May

A UBS analyst said May Department Stores Co. has been outstripped by Federated Department Stores Inc. in the areas of strategy and execution.

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Fashion Features

Burberry’s Bravo Takes Home $9.2M for Fiscal ’03

LONDON — Burberry chief executive Rose Marie Bravo took home a total of $9.2 million in the luxury goods firm’s 2003 fiscal year — including a bonus that amounted to 86 percent of her base salary, according to Burberry’s annual…

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Sofia Coppola designed this top-handle handbag which is shown here with a Marc by Marc Jacobs scarf

Fashion Features

Sofia: Marc’s New Star

Sofia Coppola and Marc Jacobs collaborate on handbags.

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Angela Cummings and Michele Ateyeh

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Farewell to Cummings, Hello to Buccellati

Angela Cummings’ send-off.

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Here her tie-dyed cotton skirt worn with a wool T-shirt and quilted nylon bag all for Prada

Fashion Features

To Dye For

NEW YORK — The term “tie-dye” usually conjures up images of hippies frolicking in the Woodstock mud. But Miuccia Prada has other, considerably less rustic, ways of working the process, which give it a more sophisticated, feminine…

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Allan Ellinger MMG

Fashion Features

Financing a Start-Up: Fledgling Designers Court Kin, Kindness

With a keen fashion sense and some business savvy, or a numbers-wise partner, ambitious young designers are attracting some financial backing.

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Fashion Features

China Leads the Pack In Latest Import Surge

Textiles and apparel imports surged 16 percent in April for the 13th straight year-over-year, double-digit gain, with China again posting the biggest growth.

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Fashion Features

Apparel Prices Drop 0.6 Percent For Month, Year

WASHINGTON — Wholesale prices for domestically produced women’s apparel in May returned to their long-term deflationary pattern, declining 0.3 percent after a monthly increase of 1 percent in April, the Labor Department reported Friday in…

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Fashion Features

Gucci Expanding Into Home

Gucci is seeking to capitalize on its luxury image by introducing a limited number of home items, set to hit Gucci stores around the world in July.

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Valentino Makes Executive Moves

NEW YORK — Valentino has reorganized its executive team and created five new positions.

Liz Radler, former sales director for Prada women’s ready-to-wear, Miu Miu women’s ready-to-wear and Intimo, has joined Valentino as vice…

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A fall look by Yvan Mispelaere

Fashion Features

Europe Watch

STRIKE FOUR: It’s been a tough spring for department stores in Paris, slammed by a drop in global tourism, the outbreak of SARS and the surging euro. In May, stores also had to face snarled traffic because of widespread transport strikes,…

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Fashion Features

Coming This Week

Tuesday: The Department of Labor releases its Consumer Price Index for May.

Expofil fiber and yarn fair, Paris (through Thursday).

Fashion Shoe fair, Bologna, Italy (through Thursday).

Wednesday: Hennes & Mauritz…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Millions at M&S … Coach Trade … 21 on 34th …

  • MILLIONS AT M&S: Marks & Spencer executives took home a total of $12 million for the year ended March 31. Chairman Luc Vandevelde was paid $2.8 million, including $1.8 million in bonus and benefits. Chief executive officer Roger Holmes…

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Beauty Beat: Nascent Heading to U.S., Expanding Product Line … Parlux Deal Nixed:

LONDON — It claims to be one of the most advanced skin care ranges in the world and yet, derived entirely from plant-based medicine, there’s nothing technological about it.

“I spent 18 months looking for something that…

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Lenny Kravitz at the CFDA Awards

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Lenny’s New Line

LENNY’S NEW LINE? It’s hard to imagine the two in the same room, but rumor has it that Lenny Kravitz recently got together with retail legend Marvin Traub to discuss the possibility of a Lenny Kravitz collection of…

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Fashion Features

Martha Inc. Shutters After 70 Years

Martha Inc., the retailer famous for nurturing emerging designers, has gone out of business after a 70-year run and closed its last store in Palm Beach.

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Leggiadro opens in Southampton today and Beverly Hills in the fall

Retail Features

Leggiadro Expanding on Luxe Niche

NEW YORK — While many family-owned retailers are disappearing from the landscape, Leggiadro is starting to think national.

The company plans to open a 1,500-square-foot shop at 30 Main Street in Southampton today, and another 1,500-…

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The Like Charlotte Froom Z Berg and Tennessee Thomas on stage

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Like, Totally

Another California girl band gets, like, rockin’.

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Merch from the anime-inspired &#8220Charlie&#8217s Angels Full Throttle&#8221 line

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American Anime

American anime takes Hollywood by storm.

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People

Eye Scoop

Scoops

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