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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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Fashion

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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Business

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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In Focus

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.

Victorious VF Nabs Designer Label With $586M Nautica Deal

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Overview

VF Corp. is the latest multibillion-dollar apparel firm to land a major sportswear brand, scooping up Nautica Enterprises for $585.6 million in cash.

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W2W / What to Watch: Textile & Trade Second-Half Forecast

Facing a retail climate in which merchants keep trimming inventories, mill executives say business is uncertain and unpredictable.

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Fashion Features

Cotton’s Real World for Fall 2004

NEW YORK — Cotton Incorporated’s forecast for the fall 2004 season is based on a blend of realism and positiveness.

“Overall, the color palette for this season balances both these things in a blend of brights, darks and…

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Fashion Features

Asia Watch: Flagships Flocking…Raging Roppongi…Hong Kong Leather Haul

FLAGSHIPS FLOCKING: Prada and Yves Saint Laurent have signed deals with Hongkong Land to open stores in Alexandra House here in 2004. The move marks Prada’s return to Alexandra House, the high-end office and retail building that has been…

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Fashion Features

Obituary: David St. Marie, 53, Ex-WWD Copy Chief

NEW YORK — David St. Marie, a former WWD copy chief, died Thursday at his mother Rita’s home of complications from Guillain-Barré Syndrome, an inflammatory disorder of the peripheral nerves. He was 53.

At one point, he was…

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Fashion Features

Macy’s East Elevates Execs

NEW YORK — Macy’s East announced some top-level changes in its merchant team on Monday, including giving Richard Arnstein, executive vice president of handbags, hosiery, jewelry, watches, shoes and intimate apparel, additional…

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Fashion Features

Emphasis on Fashion Fueling French Catalogs

PARIS — In France, distance seems to be making the heart grow fonder — for fashion.

After several years of sliding sales, long-distance retailers in France are enjoying a sudden renaissance.

Statistics just released for 2002…

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Fashion Features

Forever 21 Acquires Reference for $3.5M

Forever 21 Inc. will buy 14-unit Reference Clothing Co., which has been operating in bankruptcy since Jan. 9., for $3.5 million.

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Fashion Features

Industry Group Pleads To Bush for Protection

WASHINGTON — A broad coalition of cotton, man-made fiber, yarn spinner and fabric manufacturer groups reiterated their call Monday on President Bush to invoke a safeguard action against China, negotiate strict rules of origin in a Central…

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Everlast Adds Punch With Beauty Line…P&G Makes Strides … Flexing Muscle …

EVERLAST ADDS PUNCH WITH BEAUTY LINE

NEW YORK — Next March, a couple of power-packed scents are expected to muscle their way into the beauty ring.

After 93 years in operation, sporting goods company Everlast Worldwide Inc.,…

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Fashion Features

W2W / What to Watch: Outerwear Second-Half Report

Makers use more technical-oriented jackets to attract new customers as sportswear and athletic brands eat into more of their market share.

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Dissecting the ‘Kennedy Curse’

A discussion with Edward Klein, the unauthorized biographer whose latest book, “The Kennedy Curse,” arrives at bookstores today.

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Memo Pad: Staying With Us

STAYING WITH US: The first set of exits since Bonnie Fuller left Us Weekly occurred late last week, but it doesn’t look like the magazine is going to endure a mass exodus.

Fashion director Kelli Delaney has defected…

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Fashion Features

The Edge Of Night

PARIS — Nobody does a wild evening look quite like John Galliano, and the fall couture collection he showed for Christian Dior on Monday featured plenty. As is his wont, he mixed and contrasted his themes, which this time included Bo Peep,…

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Fashion Features

Victorious VF Nabs Designer Label With $586M Nautica Deal

VF Corp. is the latest player to land a major sportswear brand, scooping up Nautica Enterprises for $585.6 million in cash.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Joins Stock Fireworks

NEW YORK — Investors burst back from the Fourth of July weekend and sent stocks skyrocketing.

Buoyed by VF Corp.’s agreement to purchase Nautica Enterprises Inc., U.S. retail and apparel companies enjoyed the Monday rally. Strong…

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Fashion Features

Court Nixes Hugo Boss Class-Action Suit

NEW YORK — A Manhattan federal district court judge on Thursday dismissed a shareholder class-action lawsuit against Hugo Boss AG and two of its former executives.

The lawsuit was filed in July 2002 by Hasko Froese, who alleged that Hugo…

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Fashion Features

Gigante Sets L.A. Expansion

LOS ANGELES — Grupo Gigante, one of Mexico’s top four retailers and one of Wal-Mart de Mexico’s chief competitors, will open its first three stores in this city later this year. This will bring Gigante’s store count north of…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Eyeing Australia…Ellis of Buxbaum Elevated…Citigate’s New Culp-ability

EYEING AUSTRALIA: The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said it would not stand in the way of Luxottica Group’s proposed acquisition of Sydney-based OPSM Group Ltd., an eyewear retailer with roughly 480 doors, for about $393.5…

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Fashion Features

The Paris Mix

Revillon: Qu’est ce que c’est? And that’s only one of the questions raised by the collection designed by L.A. fashion darling Rick Owens in his Revillon debut. Among the others: Is the time right to revive a once-flourishing…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: On the Yves of a Comeback?…Jack Attack…Mauboussin’s Exposure

ON THE YVES OF A COMEBACK?: Couturier Yves Saint Laurent may have retired 18 months ago, but he had Paris buzzing over the weekend about the possibility of a comeback. In an interview that aired on the French station TF1, Saint Laurent…

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People

Valley of the Dolls

Some major names turned out for the biennial Fourth of July Barn Dance at Traina Vineyards, tucked in one of the prettiest spots in Napa Valley.

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Fashion Features

W2W / What to Watch: Ready-to-Wear Second-Half Forecast

Dress and suit makers go vertical…Licensing takes off…A backlash to casual…Taking the home-shopping route.

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Fashion Features

Smooth Sailing

Pamella Roland held its resort presentation in the most fitting of locations June 23: on board president Pamella DeVos’ 174-foot sailing yacht Independence. Though the boat never left the dock, models cruised about wearing the line’s…

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