Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Fashion

Fashion's Game of Musical Chairs Quickens in Paris

The spring shows feature debuts at four major brands, prompting reflection on the pace of designer change.

clock 3hMiles Socha

Retail

Tough Times for Neiman's as Firm Battles 'Challenges'

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock 17hDavid Moin

Retail

Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.

clock 11hWWD Staff

The Murakami Effect: Newness in Handbags Key to Luxury Growth

No cover image

Overview

The season's hottest handbag - the Vuitton Murakami - symbolizes the need for newness to generate growth for luxury companies.

From This Issue

Fashion Features

The Murakami Effect: Newness in Handbags Key to Luxury Growth

The season’s hottest handbag – the Vuitton Murakami – symbolizes the need for newness to generate growth for luxury companies.

clock July 21, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Chereskin: Contemporary Women’s Causal

After 28 years in the men’s wear arena, Ron Chereskin is getting into the women’s game.

clock July 21, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Joseph Abboud Files Lawsuit Directly Against JA’s Wichser

In his ongoing fraud lawsuit against JA Apparel Corp. and related parties, Joseph Abboud has filed a new suit against JA ceo Bob Wichser personally.

clock July 21, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Thinking Big: Féraud Flagship Is Largest Unit

The house of Féraud on Thursday inaugurated a new flagship – its biggest in the world – on the upscale Rue Saint Honore shopping strip in Paris.

clock July 21, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

MONDAY: Dallas Fabric Show (through Thursday).

WEDNESDAY: International Fashion Fair, Yokohama, Japan (through Friday).
VF Corp. reports on its second-quarter earnings.

THURSDAY: Reebok International releases…

clock July 21, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Jacko Turning Japanese…Family Affair…Kobe Backers

  • JACKO TURNING JAPANESE: Michael Jackson is making a debut in the Japanese men’s wear market next spring. A line of men’s suits bearing the singer’s moniker will be produced and marketed here under license by Wakita…

clock July 21, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Kimono My House

NEW YORK — There’s no division between East and West when it comes to the classics. A shape as ancient as the Japanese kimono, for example, is a favorite here, especially in its more glamorous versions. Here, Raza’s printed silk…

clock July 21, 2003WWD Staff

People

Swing Shift

Celebrating Ossie Clark in London.

clock July 21, 2003WWD Staff

People

Fine China

Lynn Wyatt’s birthday bash.

clock July 21, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Stepping Carefully Into Spring

NEW YORK — Summer has become a dreaded season for legwear firms in recent years, due to the dominance of bare legs and open-toe sandals.

This year, the usual woes have been compounded by the difficult economy and tough retail scene that…

clock July 21, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Legbeat

WOLFORD RESULTS UP: Restructuring initiatives paid off for Wolford AG as the company swung back to reporting full-year profits.

For the fiscal year ended April 30, the Bregenz, Austria-based hosiery maker reported net income of $2.8…

clock July 21, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

China Girl…Dockers For The Cold…Paul Frank Limit

CHINA GIRL: Taking limited-edition to a new zenith, Celine plans to offer only eight “Boogie Bonheur” bags worldwide this fall.

The rare suede version of the popular style, unveiled in Paris earlier this month, is being…

clock July 21, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Europe Watch: Ferragamo Development … Next Generation Textiles …

FERRAGAMO DEVELOPMENT: Salvatore Ferragamo Group has appointed Hervé Martin as product general manager. “Hervé has a solid understanding and great experience in the luxury goods industry,” said Ferruccio Ferragamo, chief…

clock July 21, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Sending Flowers

NEW YORK — The season’s turning into a virtual garden of delights, as designers show their newest lingerie with delicate floral details. Here, Ying Li’s lace-edged silk slip.

clock July 21, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Two Cute

There are lots of charming pairs for spring. While the sleek and stark looks are favorites for understatement, designers in a more festive mood opt for all-out flirty frills.

clock July 21, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

A Balancing Act II

NEW YORK — The first-year anniversary edition of Lingerie Americas will feature a mix of fashion intimates and edgy designer collections, and a balance of categories encompassing sleepwear, loungewear, daywear, foundations and…

clock July 21, 2003WWD Staff

People

Shore Thing

Mischa Barton, 17-year-old star of a new Fox drama called “O.C.”

clock July 21, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

DKNY’s Spring Additions

NEW YORK — Color, nostalgic florals, and specialty fabrics and treatments will lead the way as DKNY Underwear takes new turns for spring and summer selling, said Barbara Lipton, vice president of merchandising and design for the licensed Donna…

clock July 21, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

State Of Lace

It could be the sexy black bustier or a demure pastel cami that gets the lacy touch, but whichever way, it adds an ethereal element to the season.

clock July 21, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

La Senza Expands

MONTREAL — Canada’s largest independent lingerie company is testing the U.S. market with a unit in a New Jersey mall and four more stores scheduled to open within the next few weeks.

The La Senza store at the Rockaway Mall in New…

clock July 21, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Intimate Notes: Betsey Gets Intimate…Priamo Shuts Showroom…New Natori Site

BETSEY GETS INTIMATE: Betsey Johnson Inc. has signed a licensing agreement with Carole Hochman Designs to produce sleepwear, at-homewear, daywear and foundations bearing the Betsey Johnson name.

Seth Morris, president of the Hochman…

clock July 21, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

The French Room’s Pasta Special

NEW YORK — The French Room, an importer and distributor of foundations, might specialize in Parisian-designed fare, but visitors at the French-operated Lingerie Americas show will be in for a surprise: Italian pasta-inspired…

clock July 21, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: MD Beauty Still Growing Strong … DAKAR GOES 90210 … A NEUTROGENA FACE

MD Beauty’s prescription for continued expansion; Dakar goes 90210; A Neutrogena Face.

clock July 21, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Bikinis and Bargains in Brazil

Bargains, bikinis and a break from European standbys were on buyers’ agendas at São Paulo Fashion Week’s spring edition.

clock July 21, 2003WWD Staff

Financial

A Gloomy Quarter for Oakley

NEW YORK — A rain-soaked quarter resulted in a sales and earnings washout for sunglass maker Oakley Inc.

Oakley, which also sells apparel, footwear and accessories, reported Wednesday an 18.4 percent decline in second-quarter earnings to…

clock July 21, 2003WWD Staff

Financial

Women’s Wear Up, Net Down at Oxford

NEW YORK — Costs from its Tommy Bahama acquisition and the shuttering of the Izod Club golf portfolio pressured Oxford Industries Inc.’s fourth-quarter profits downward even as sales inched ahead.

For the three months ended May 30,…

clock July 21, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Taylor Speaks for Bottomless Closet

NEW YORK — For many women, rejoining the workforce means more than getting a wardrobe update.

That’s the philosophy of Bottomless Closet, a nonprofit organization with a mission to prepare women for job interviews through coaching…

clock July 21, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Greetings From Seventh Avenue…All That…Mideastern Homme

GREETINGS FROM SEVENTH AVENUE: Thanks to Bruce Springsteen, Cynthia Rowley has a new gig. The designer has created a children’s T-shirt with a rainbow-colored image of The Boss’ high-flying strumming for his current concert…

clock July 21, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Slipping Into Feets Of Fancy

NEW YORK — Phyllis Kay has always had a passion for slippers.

A veteran consultant of color and textile trends at firms including Collins & Aikman and Guilford Mills, Kay started up her slipper business, Feets of Fancy Inc., in 1994 with a…

clock July 21, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Countries Gear Up for Cancún

GENEVA — World Trade organization countries still have a lot of preliminary negotiating work to do if they wish to advance the current round of trade talks when the group convenes in Cancún, Mexico, next month. That was the assessment of…

clock July 21, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Strike a Pose

Madonna didn’t call her album “American Life” for nothing. At the height of her power, the diva’s diva has turned democratic — at least long enough to slip into a pair of faded corduroys to collaborate with …

clock July 21, 2003WWD Staff

Financial

Initiatives Throw Innovo Into Red

NEW YORK — Higher costs, many related to start-up activities, more than offset surging sales to throw Innovo Group Inc. into the red in the second quarter.

For the three months ended May 31, the Los Angeles-based apparel and accessories…

clock July 21, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Obituary: Bruce Benton White, 81

NEW YORK — Bruce Benton White, a former employee of Milliken & Co., died of cancer at his home in Spartanburg, S.C. on July 14. He was 81.

White, who had a degree in mechanical engineering, worked at Milliken for 15 years in the Fifties…

clock July 21, 2003WWD Staff

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Milken Institute Global Conference

Retail

Lands’ End Stock Falls on CEO Marchionni’s Exit

clock 18hArthur Zaczkiewicz

Latest Galleries

Social Studies