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Chanel’s Mega Maisons: Remodeled Paris Store Now Largest in World

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Chanel has unveiled its largest store in the world - the refurbished and enlarged Rue Cambon flagship in Paris - the first of three mega-redos.

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Natural Selection

NEW YORK — Textile companies are taking inspiration from Mother Nature for their latest advancements, but adding a science-fiction twist.

Textile firms in Asia, the U.S. and Europe have developed products based on naturally occurring…

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Mix Masters

MILAN — The Italian spring collections were a veritable print-fest, and some of the best patterns and combinations of them came from Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. Their Dolce & Gabbana collection, in fact, was a romp of playful motifs,…

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Chanel’s Mega Maisons: Remodeled Paris Store Now Largest in World

Chanel has unveiled its largest store in the world – the refurbished and enlarged Rue Cambon flagship in Paris – the first of three mega-redos.

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Fashion Features

Buyers See Salable Milan

Retailers left Milan all smiles, pronouncing the Italian fashion season upbeat, feminine – and infinitely salable.

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Kors Taps Castrogiovanni for Michael

Michael Kors is continuing to recruit a star lineup for its Michael launch, tapping Gia Castrogiovanni president of the brand’s women’s unit.

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Fashion Features

Eleanor Lambert Gravely Ill

NEW YORK — Eleanor Lambert, the fashion publicist who worked with virtually every major fashion designer of the 20th century, was in a coma as of press time Monday, after suffering what doctors believe was a stroke a week ago, her family…

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In Brief: Tendered Are The Shares…Simon Says, Again

  • TENDERED ARE THE SHARES: RCS MediaGroup SpA on Monday said it has completed its tender offer for all the outstanding American depository shares of Fila Holding SpA, with each ADS representing one of Fila’s ordinary shares….

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Correction

Silmo, Salon International de l’Optique Lunnetterie (eyewear, related equipment), Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris, France will be held Oct. 17-20. The show dates were incorrect in the International Trade Show Calendar, Section II, page…

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Memo Pad: Blip…Rude Awakening

BLIP: Is Radar over? Technically, it isn’t until Maer Roshan says so, but does the rest of his team agree? While Roshan insists he’s this close to landing the financing he desperately needs — from July to September, he…

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Asda to Launch Sports Clothing Brand

LONDON — Asda, Wal-Mart’s U.K. subsidiary, plans to unveil a clothing and accessories line for sports fans, to be sold alongside its in-house fashion brand George.

Early next year, Asda will roll out Admiral, a line of men’s,…

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Sensual and Sexy – Marni, Borbonese and Byblos

At Marni, Consuelo Castiglioni experimented with draped shapes, while Alessandro Dell’Acqua created simple, sensual looks for Borbonese and the Byblos designers were inspired by “Sex and the City.”

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Featured Attractions

Designers ignited the Milan spring runways with vibrant colors, wild prints and labor-intensive embellishments — and the accessories were right in sync, adding to the sensory overload. Footwear was a glitzy parade of bejeweled, gravity-defying…

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Sophistication Rules

When Marco Franchini, a former Gucci executive, joined Bally in April 2002 as ceo, his mission was to boost growth by luring a new fashion-conscious clientele while keeping the firm’s loyal customer base. And this spring collection should help…

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People

Gathering Moss

Since its opening in 1994, Murray Moss’ hyper-chic SoHo shop has become the city’s mecca of industrial design. Here’s an inside look.

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Fashion Scoops: Room Service…Cheap And Nasty…Team Spirit…Stars And Straps…

ROOM SERVICE: In yet another example that the runway isn’t indispensible, Berlin’s conceptual Bless label this week is taking its spring collection directly to editors in their Paris hotel rooms — the ones that stay at Costes…

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Beauty Beat: Anna Sui, Macy’s in Beauty Confab … Diptyque’s California Foray

NEW YORK — Macy’s Herald Square spotlighted Anna Sui Friday. The designer lit up the retailer’s Beauty Arcade, signing head shots for customers at her in-store beauty boutique, the first of its kind in the U.S.

Sui’s…

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Hotel Shows Pep It Up for Spring

Designers at last week’s ready-to-wear hotel trade shows continued their quest to attract a more youthful clientele through sexier, trend-driven styles.

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Fashion Features

IFFE Vendors Play Up Service

Flexibility is the key to surviving in the domestic textile industry, say executives showing at next week’s International Fashion Fabric Exhibition.

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Quota Watch

Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador
The U.S. is negotiating a regional free trade agreement with Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Honduras, which it hopes to complete by the end of the year. Textile and apparel issues are…

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Swatches

SHOWTIME: The Fashion & Arts Xchange will stage a fashion show at Fashion Institute of Technology’s Haft Auditorium to raise money for breast cancer on Oct. 16. The event has been named My Style and will feature a fashion show competition…

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Graphics Go Wild

NEW YORK — Bye bye, boring. The IFFE show, which runs from Oct. 14 to 16 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, will feature a variety of graphic looks for fall 2004. And the more effects on one fabric, the better. There’s printed…

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Sourcing and Technology Key at Material World

MIAMI BEACH — Attendees at last week’s Material World trade show here reported signs that business is starting to pick up, which led to a brighter mood than has been seen in the textile industry lately.

“This is far more…

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Lamanna Looks to the U.S.

NEW YORK — Toronto-based designer Rosaria Lamanna is taking the southern route to growth.

Lamanna, who showed her ready-to-wear collection to buyers at Le Parker Meridien hotel here last week, says the U.S. holds the most potential for her…

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Financial

Moody’s Confirms Jones Rating

NEW YORK — Moody’s Investors Service on Monday concluded its review of Jones Apparel Group Inc., initiated in June, by confirming its “Baa2” long-term debt rating.

The ratings agency said the confirmation is based on the…

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Financial

PPR Adds to Gucci Stake

NEW YORK — Pinault-Printemps-Redoute SA expanded its stake in Gucci Group NV to 67.6 percent with a series of stock purchases on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange during the end of September and beginning of October.

From Sept. 23 to Oct. 3,…

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Fashion Features

U.N. Report: More Demand Needed

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GENEVA — In a global economy that has become overreliant on U.S. consumption, the European Union and Japan need to develop ways to boost demand among their citizens, according to a recently released United Nations…

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Fashion Features

Holland & Holland to Close N.Y. Flagship

NEW YORK — Storied gunmaker and adventure apparel purveyor Holland & Holland will shutter its New York flagship this winter. The company has sold its seven-story historic town house at 50 East 57th Street to jeweler Buccellati, which operates a…

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Financial

Asia Watch: High Cotton …

HIGH COTTON: A report issued by China’s National Development Reform Commission warns of escalating cotton prices on the Mainland. The report came at a recent national cotton working conference organized by the NDC and states….

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Fashion Features

Fancy Free – Antonio Berardi, Exte, Iceberg, Cividini, Nicola Del Verme and more…

In Milan, you can have your espresso a dozen different ways — and the same is true of fashion. From contemporary sophisticates to trampy vamps to tailored perfection, Italian houses offered enough variety for spring to give you a kick without the…

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Fashion Features

Leading Suppliers

While the bulk of the U.S.’s apparel-related imports come in the form of finished garments, U.S. companies also import a significant volume of fabrics, yarns and other textile products. In the year ended July 31, the U.S. imported $15.89 billion…

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‘Textile Revitalization Act’ Aims to Enable Competition

WASHINGTON — Importers and retailers extended olive branches last Friday with a proposal on how to revitalize the textile industry.

Not surprisingly, the domestic textile industry remained highly critical of certain aspects of the plan,…

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Fashion Features

Interwoven World

NEW YORK — Reflecting the changing landscape of apparel sourcing, the textile industry is becoming increasingly global in nature. Fabric buyers shop mills from the U.S. and Canada to China and India as they try to balance the competing needs of…

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Industrial Evolution

NEW YORK — After years of decline, the U.S. fabric industry is going through a period of significant reorganization and retrenchment.

Many of the country’s top firms are operating under bankruptcy court protection, as they seek to…

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Fashion Features

In Living Color

PARIS — Who says autumn colors should be hushed? Next fall, bright, vibrant hues will rule the runway. At last month’s Première Vision, pinks, purples and reds were everywhere — and not in washed out, faded tones, but in…

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Fashion Features

A Global Spin In Fibers

NEW YORK — U.S. fiber companies are responding to the increased globalization of the apparel supply chain by extending their reach abroad and joining forces with foreign producers, taking a multinational approach.

Most major U.S.-owned…

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Europe Holds On To Heritage

MILAN — A number of external economic factors have shaken European textile and yarn companies this year, causing many to face sales declines.

In addition to the overall market pressures that are shifting production into lower-cost areas,…

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Fashion Features

Keeping Busy

A perfect match to all the color, pattern played an important role at last month’s Première Vision show. A large number of print and jacquard designs featured geometric Art Deco looks, many with metallic accents. Textures such as dobbies or…

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Asian Adaptation

HONG KONG — The international textile business is like a chess game, in which executives need to constantly balance conflicting demands, including the cost, speed and technology available in different countries. But the rules of the game are…

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