The Belgian Blues: Designers Wonder if Avant-Garde Is Over
Belgian fashion is at a crossroads as the tide of avant-garde designers with tongue-twisting names coming out of Antwerp has subsided.
From This Issue
John Galliano’s spring collection for Christian Dior was very racy, with tight, tight shapes and lots of fur, while Nicolas Ghesquière went for lean-and-mean tailoring at Balenciaga. Meanwhile, Rei Kawakubo marched to an utterly…
Pretty Ideas and Active Imaginations – Akris, Junya Watanabe, Vivienne Westwood and Marithé and François Girbaud
Albert Kriemler, as ever, focused on great-looking real-world clothes for Akris, while Junya Watanabe had athletic notions, Vivienne Westwood showed her creative spirit and the Girbauds added a hippie element to their experimental mix.
CONE CUTS: Bankrupt Cone Mills Corp. said late Wednesday that it will close two North Carolina plants and cut back on denim production at a third, resulting in a loss of 625 jobs. The plants to be shuttered are the Cliffside Finishing and…
PARIS — Parfumeries Marionnaud — France’s largest perfumery chain with over 1,200 doors — is not actively for sale.
But that doesn’t mean a tender offer can’t be launched for it, the firm’s president,…