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Fashion Crowd Raises Record Amount at amfAR Gala

Heather Graham, Adriana Lima, Dita Von Teese and Lottie Moss were among the evening's guests at the 2016 amfAR gala at Milan Fashion Week.

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Inside Bottega Veneta's 50th Anniversary Show

Tomas Maier eschewed trends in favor of a design ethos of “private luxury” for a collection that was effortlessly sophisticated.

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Ghesquière ‘Dives Deep’ Into Louis Vuitton

Designer and Michael Burke reflect on progress, next steps in creative retooling of luxury megabrand.

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The Euro Consumer: Hot, Feeling Poorer

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Overview

France's recent killer heat wave is just the latest headache for stores already pummeled by weak tourism, a strong euro and economic doubt at home.

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Fashion Features

Connect the Dots

NEW YORK — As the saying goes, the play’s the thing. Resort accessories are feminine and lots of fun — think brightly colored polkadots and stripes and such feminine details as bows. For more, see photo spread Spots &…

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Fashion Features

The Euro Consumer: Hot, Feeling Poorer

France’s recent killer heat wave is just the latest headache for stores already pummeled by weak tourism, a strong euro and economic doubt at home.

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Fashion Features

Sean John Secures First Store on Fifth

Sean “P. Diddy” Combs’ fashion firm, Sean John, is set to open a store on Fifth Avenue and 41st Street, the first in what could become a 300-unit chain.

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Financial

J.Crew Shows Progress in Qtr.

Reversing a year-ago loss in the second quarter, J. Crew saw the first signs of slow but steady progress since Mickey Drexler’s arrival in January.

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Fashion Features

Som Receives Show Sponsorship

NEW YORK — Peter Som will present his spring collection at the Bryant Park tents as the season’s featured designer with a sponsorship by Mercedes-Benz.

As part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, the automotive company has financed the…

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Coming This Week

Monday: WWDMAGIC, MAGIC, MAGICKIDS, The Edge, WWIN and ISAM, Las Vegas (through Thursday).

Tuesday: The Conference Board releases August Consumer Confidence report.
Moda Moscow, Russia (through Friday).

Wednesday:

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Professor Root…Samuels’ New Plan…Fossil’s New Hire

  • PROFESSOR ROOT: Brian Root has been named president of Def Jam University, a division of Kellwood Co. Most recently, Root served as senior vice president of private brands and new business for Salant Corp., a division of Perry Ellis…

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People

Art on the Ole Miss

With the Sept. 19 opening of the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis is seeking to define itself as a major cultural destination.

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Fashion Features

AceAwards Preview

On Nov. 3, the Accessories Council will present its seventh annual ACE Awards at a gala at Cipriani on East 42nd Street. Here’s a preview.

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Fashion Features

‘It’ Accessory of the Year

Eye Love Monogram handbag by Takashi Murakami for Louis Vuitton; Bisaccia handbag by Hogan; The Baby Phat by Kimora Lee Simmons Limited Edition Motorola…

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Retailer Of The Year

Saks Fifth Avenue Nordstrom Henri Bendel.

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Hall Of Fame Award: Coach

With its combination of stellar financial results, trendy fashions and solid management, Coach has emerged as a clear star in the fashion world in recent years. The diversified accessories and apparel company has found a niche with products…

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Rising Star Award For Emerging Talent

Blinde Design Project, Gunmetal, Hollywould, Buzz by Jane Fox and Alexis Bittar

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Fashion Features

Spring’s Nonstop Action

This month’s spring 2004 innerwear market, typically a big draw, has grown longer and become a challenge to cover adequately, say retailers.

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Intimate Notes

NATORI TAPS MITCHELL: Jessica Mitchell has been appointed to the new post of senior vice president of sales and marketing at the Natori Co.

Mitchell, who oversees sales, marketing and public relations, reports to Josie Natori, president…

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Fashion Features

Europe Watch: The Lowdown…Fashion In Motion…Star Treatment

THE LOWDOWN: Fast-fashion shifted into high gear when French fashion group Vivarte opened 24 discount clothing stores last week. Under the banner Parti-Prix, which roughly translates to “Great Buys,” the stores, located on the…

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Fusco’s Scent of Magnolias

MILAN — Italian designer Antonio Fusco has loved magnolias since he was six years old, so it was only natural to use the flower as his inspiration for his first women’s scent.

“When I was a child I liked the perfume of the…

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Fashion Features

Expansion Plans At Rickard Shah

LOS ANGELES — A month shy of opening a London boutique in Knightsbridge, their first ever, U.K.-based Elizabeth Rickard and Binith Shah — the founding designers behind the handbag and footwear label, Rickard Shah — are already…

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Fashion Features

Venus Serves Up Tennis and Fashion

NEW YORK — While her competitors were busy envisioning baselines, Venus Williams was talking hemlines Thursday night.

At 6 feet, 1 inch, Williams was all limbs in a Diane Von Furstenberg minidress as she delicately negotiated her perch on…

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Fashion Features

Designer of the Year

GORDON THOMPSON III FOR COLE HAAN

When Gordon Thompson III joined Cole Haan as executive vice president and creative director in 1999, he knew he had quite a challenge on his hands.

“Cole Haan had great ingredients, but a…

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Fashion Features

Gap Boosting Online Profile

NEW YORK — Gap’s flagship e-commerce site is poised to strike a higher profile.

This month, in fall magazines and in Gap’s 2,147 stores nationwide, Gap is launching an ad campaign trumpeting elements that distinguish Gap…

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Financial

Claire’s Net Rises, Outlook Raised

NEW YORK — Claire’s Stores kept its finger off the promotional trigger in the second quarter, and that helped it produce a 31.5 percent increase in earnings during the period.

The company, which operates a total of 2,948 stores,…

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Fashion Features

Sporting Goods

NEW YORK — Get up and go. Athletic-inspired looks are sizzling, more feminine and fun than a simple sweatsuit.

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Fashion Features

The Essentials – Calendar

REGISTRATION HOURS
Las Vegas Convention Center

Aug. 25-27: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Aug. 28: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sands Expo & Convention Center
Aug. 25-27: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Aug. 28: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

EXHIBIT…

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Fashion Features

Circus, Circus

Don’t leave town without checking out one of the captivating performances from troupe Cirque du Soleil.

Zumanity, which debuted Aug. 15, oozes with dark, satirical sensuality, guiding the audience through themes of love and…

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Fashion Features

Scene – Dining Fine

Finicky foodies will find this quartet of Sin City restaurants worthy.

Dive In
If divine seafood is your desired jackpot, Aqua, the 2003 Epicurean Award-winner for best seafood, is the winning bet. Designed with an elegant…

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Fashion Features

Junior/Young Contemporary – Branded For Life

For junior apparel companies, once the price and quality are in place, getting the name known is the essential goal.

It’s no wonder the junior business is so appealing. According to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, the number…

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Fashion Features

Contemporary – Fighting Back

Hit hard by the loss of retail accounts, the contemporary crowd is offering more lower-priced novelty pieces and venturing into cyberspace.

Though it has long been one of the hottest sectors of the industry, contemporary manufacturers…

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Fashion Features

Junior Accessories – Changing Channels

Considering today’s challenging market conditions, a way to sustain business growth for many companies is to add a new channel of distribution.

Case in point: Yak Pak. The New York-based accessories firm, which is also the licensee…

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Fashion Features

Accessories – Coping Mechanisms

Accessories vendors have had a rough year, but they’re armed with a handful of strategies aimed at recouping lost business.

The accessories arena is bursting with activity, and designers and companies of all sorts are stepping into…

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Fashion Features

Accessories – Glove Me Do

It’s been a while since gloves have been in the spotlight, but for fall and holiday, the category is staging a huge comeback. While gloves are always key items in cold-weather areas, they have gotten spruced up and made over with fashion…

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Fashion Features

Women’s Sportswear & Dresses – Tactical Maneuvers

To help keep the sector from losing ground, vendors are combating a tough fiscal landscape by using several techniques to reach out to current clients and to gain new ones.

Women’s sportswear and dress vendors are a hearty bunch….

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Fashion Features

Outerwear – Climate Controlled

Last winter was a chilly one for many parts of the country, and next winter promises similar conditions — important factors for outerwear vendors seeking to boost business.

Though the economy was less than ideal, the cold weather…

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Fashion Features

Casual Lifestyle – Triple Threat

A trio of business trends are giving casual lifestyle producers a chance for a sales turnaround.

Casual lifestyle companies aren’t letting a spat of bad weather turn sales sheets gloomy, as well. In fact, the weather has influenced…

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Fashion Features

Teen Marketing – How To Tickle The Fickle

Grabbing the attention of teenagers in an advertising-saturated world requires a fresh approach. One thing that isn’t hard to motivate them to do: spend their cash.

It’s been said that raising a teenager is like nailing…

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Fashion Features

Vendor Spotlight – Bottoms Up

Known primarily for its drawstring sweatpants and T-shirts, Hard Tail can no longer be called just an activewear knits company. Owners Dick and Patty Cantrell are taking their 11-year-old business into new territory.

Don’t let the…

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Fashion Features

Vendor Spotlight – Finding Harmony

Ronen Armony balances his surfing hobby with his day job as owner/designer of the trendy clothing line Lili Rose.

His 40,000-square-foot windowless factory in downtown Los Angeles is miles from the waves, and that’s fine for…

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Fashion Features

The Edge – Tough Enough

The exhibitors at The Edge may look a little different from their counterparts at the WWDMAGIC trade show, but they bridge the alternative gap through their business practices.

In the face of uncertain economic times, all apparel…

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Fashion Features

Summertime Clues

Here, some trend-tracking tips from an expert who scours the music landscape for The Next Big Thing.

With only a month left on the summertime calendar, some of the best trend spotting is yet to be realized, as the music festival…

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Fashion Features

Retail – Teen Bet

Not old enough to play the slots, but with plenty of time to shop, teenagers visiting Sin City will soon have a plethora of choices at which to make their purchases.

Ding, ding, ding. Teen retailers are poised to hit the jackpot once…

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Fashion Features

They Are Wearing – O.C. Cool

Who knew the real Orange County was so cool? At a pair of parties held in the surf capital last month, hosted by WWDMAGIC exhibitors Roxy and Paul Frank, young women demonstrated that the fashion vibe goes far beyond board shorts and jeans. First, the…

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Fashion Features

Junior Accessories – Turn The Beat Around

Junior accessories makers are coping with many issues, from the onslaught of Asian competitors to currency headaches — all of which they are dealing with head-on.

Teens are notorious for being the most fickle of consumers. They…

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Fashion Features

Resort – Time For Turnaround

The resort category is seeking to recoup its losses, fueled by a poor economy and harsh weather, by launching new lines and increasing customer service initiatives.

Poor weather and a weak economy have dampened resort sales this year and…

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Fashion Features

Shop Talk: Fast Buck Freddie’s

Plagued by bad weather, a dreary economy and a continued decrease in consumer spending, resort buyers are heading to WWDMAGIC in search of holiday and spring items that will invigorate business and pull sales figures up to par. Some stores have…

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Fashion Features

Outerwear – Fashion Forecast

Outerwear vendors are getting more creative with the types of materials they use and the way they use them, giving the category more of a fashion edge. Innovation is also driving the market to create fashion items to be used year-round, rather…

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