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Picking the Fashion Runway Winners With Big Data

An analysis of online patterns by big data firm Edited shows the runway styles most likely to resonate with shoppers.

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Anthony Vaccarello Confirms His Label’s End

The Belgian designer is dedicating himself to Saint Laurent, where he was named creative director last April.

clock 5hMiles Socha

Fashion

Carolina Herrera Hires Vice President of Design

Raffaele Ilardo will head up creative development and design for the Carolina Herrera New York ready-to-wear and bridal collections.

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W.L. Ross Tries Again: Bankrupt Burlington Accepts $608M Bid

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Bankrupt Burlington Industries accepted a $608 million bid by W.L. Ross & Co. Friday, which serves as the base price for today's court-approved auction.

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On Thin Ice

NEW YORK — Who said the ice age was over? Inspired by the classic line bracelet, some of the latest watches are keeping it cool and sophisticated with a slim row of diamonds. Here, Harry Winston’s white gold and diamond winding watch and…

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W.L. Ross Tries Again: Bankrupt Burlington Accepts $608M Bid

Bankrupt Burlington Industries accepted a $608 million bid by W.L. Ross & Co. Friday, which serves as the base price for today’s court-approved auction.

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Fashion Features

Macy’s East, Merit Diamond Facing Morelli Copyright Suit

NEW YORK — Merit Diamond Corp. and Macy’s East Inc. will go to trial for copyright infringement after a court found them liable for knocking off a collection created by Paul Morelli Design Inc.

The United States District Court for…

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Fashion Features

Priority Shift Spurs Montblanc Shuffle

NEW YORK — Montblanc North America is expected to announce this week that Jan-Patrick Schmitz will become president and chief executive officer on Friday, succeeding Karsten Martens, who in October will head up Montblanc’s global travel…

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French Vogue Names Baron as Creative Head

PARIS — After months of rumors, French Vogue said Friday that it had tapped influential art director Fabien Baron as its creative director. He replaces Michael Amzalag and Mathias Augustiniak, the edgy design duo known as M/M.

Baron, who…

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Miguel Adrover In Lottusse Deal

MADRID — Miguel Adrover has signed a deal with the upscale Spanish manufacturer Lottusse to design and distribute a collection for the U.S. of shoes, handbags, belts and selected leather garments. Called “Lottusse for Miguel…

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Cashmere Group, Laura Ashley Reach Agreement in Lawsuit

WASHINGTON — The Cashmere & Camel Hair Manufacturers Institute has withdrawn its lawsuit against Laura Ashley Holdings in the U.K. as part of a settlement agreement over mislabeled cashmere.

In its lawsuit, CCMI alleged Laura Ashley was…

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Coming This Week

Tuesday: The Conference Board issues the July Consumer Confidence report.
Jones Apparel Group reports on second-quarter earnings.

Wednesday: The Federal Reserve Board releases the Beige Book report on retail…

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Pitch Perfect

Allison Jacobs is a storyteller with lots of material, all she needs is the writer.

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WWDPostcard: Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

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Daft Punks

They Are Wearing: Los Angeles.

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Beauty Beat: The Buzz on Burt’s Bees: Sale Down to Two Suitors … P&G Promotes Beauty Execs … Clairol Names Sawyer … Godin Goes to Caboodles …

NEW YORK — According to published reports, the sale of Burt’s Bees is drawing nearer, with today serving as a deadline for bids for the cosmetics company. According to TheDeal.com, Burt’s Bees has narrowed its search to two bidders,…

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Kmart Seeking New Ad Agency

NEW YORK — Kmart Holding Corp. and its advertising agency, TBWAChiatDay, which created its Joe Boxer campaign, are parting ways. Chiat Day, a unit of Omnicom Group, on Friday said the partnership is ending for financial reasons. Kmart is…

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Fashion Features

Nelly Search Gets Real on VH1

Nelly’s nationwide scouting mission has begun, as the rap star showed up at Mony on Friday to choose a finalist for his new women’s clothing line.

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Fashion Features

Permira Debenhams Bid Expected

LONDON — Permira, the U.K.-based venture capital group, could make a formal bid for the U.K. department store chain, Debenhams, today or Tuesday, sources said last week.

A spokeswoman for Permira declined to comment. There were press…

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Fashion Features

Europe Watch: Holy To Joop … No-Show … Herme’s Hit

HOLY TO JOOP: Wolfgang Freuer is leaving his post as managing director of Joop GmbH, Hamburg. Marc Holy, son of Uwe Holy, one of Joop’s new owners, has filled the position until a new managing director is named. Neither the Holys nor…

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Fashion Features

Betsey Gets Intimate

NEW YORK — Retailers and consumers better tighten their garter belts and bra straps — Betsey Johnson is about to shake up the quiet world of intimate apparel.

The perennially hip designer has signed her first licensing agreement…

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Sag Harbor Sets Sail

Kellwood Co. has ambitious plans for its intimate apparel, notably a line of sleepwear and at-homewear under the Sag Harbor Intimates name.

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Fashion Features

Color Coded

This season is a virtual Mardi Gras with loose shapes, festive prints and vivid colors. Easy robes are teamed with matching, bold-printed slipgowns, while bright-colored slips surface in slender shapes with sexy details.

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Fashion Features

Charm School

NEW YORK — When it comes to this season’s lingerie — whether sexy, sporty or classic — whimsy is the word. Here, a ruffled shoe-print polyester bra and briefs from Selena by Christine.

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Fashion Features

Plain And Fancy

There’s two sides to every story, and for intimates, one is plain, the other fancy. So whether it’s the sex appeal of peekaboo lace or the sporty comfort of cotton, there’s something for everyone.

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Fashion Features

Two Part Series

NEW YORK — They’ve become virtually inseparable, those camis and panties. While some sets double as swimsuits, dressier versions can be worn out at night — thongs undercover, of course.

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Fashion Features

Trade Politics 2005

NEW YORK — The Intimate Apparel Council will host a seminar titled “Trade Politics and the Eve of 2005” on Aug. 4 at the Union League Club in Manhattan.

The program is scheduled for 4:30-6 p.m. and will be followed by a…

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Fashion Features

Landau Launches Lingerie

NEW YORK — Fur and accessories designer Adrienne Landau is finally getting into a medium she’s dreamed about for years: lingerie.

“It will be an exclusive at Saks Fifth Avenue and it will be the first time I’ll ever be…

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Intima Hits N.Y.

NEW YORK — Intima America, the lingerie trade show owned and operated by Germany-based exhibits giant Messe Frankfurt Inc., will have a lot on its plate at the three-day edition that begins Sunday.

For starters, Intima America, which is…

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Just Dotty

NEW YORK — Seeing spots? They’re all over spring’s sweetest socks. There are even little peekaboo cutouts for those looking for something a little bit sexier.

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Fashion Features

Escada’s Accessories Goal: $150M

Escada has its eye on accessories and has unveiled plans to build this area, including the launch of a high-end collection called Exotics.

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Smaller Mayor’s Advances

NEW YORK — With lower sales but expectations of higher earnings, Mayor’s Jewelers Inc. discovered that less really is more in the first quarter.

For the 13 weeks ended June 28, the Sunrise, Fla.-based jewelry retailer reported…

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Findings: Ghurka’s New President … Stern Appeal … Soap Baubles

GHURKA’S NEW PRESIDENT: David Didio has joined leather goods firm Ghurka as president, a new post. Didio will be in charge of Ghurka’s domestic business and global development.

Most recently, Didio was senior vice president…

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More Boutiques on the Horizon

NEW YORK — Despite continuing economic woes, there’s a new crop of accessories and jewelry stores hitting the retail scene this fall.

Fine jewelry firms Anthony Nak and Temple St. Clair, costume jeweler Blair Delmonico and handbag…

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De Beers Net Up, So DB Line Bows

Strong demand for rough diamonds, lower stock levels and a reduced tax rate drove De Beers’ first-half total net profit up 18 percent to $308 million.

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Fashion Features

Anthropologie’s Customer-Focused Culture

Urban Outfitters’ Anthropologie retail division has its sights on becoming a $1 billion, 200-store chain within five years. Here’s how.

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Bonnie August Concern Underscores Fund-Raiser

NEW YORK — As the fashion industry rallies for one of its largest annual fund-raisers to combat ovarian cancer on Saturday in Water Mill, N.Y., a generally lighthearted shopping event known as Super Saturday, the seriousness of the issue is being…

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Suzy

London’s Somerset House was in full swing with a Russian-themed party; New Yorkers get the fall fund-raising scene in gear.

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