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Prada Profits Slump 25% in H1 as Sales Falter

Revenues dropped 15 percent, despite the "first signs of improving trends in Mainland China.”

clock 18mGordon Sirlisi

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celebrity Fragrance Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 10hRachel Strugatz

Business

Emanuel Chirico Talks Raf Simons at Calvin Klein

PVH ceo Emanuel Chirico expects big things from Raf Simons’ take on Calvin Klein.

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Lauder’s New Turf: Beauty Firm to Develop Brands for Kohl’s

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Overview

In a strategic alliance, the Est?e Lauder Cos. and Kohl's Stores will create and manage color cosmetics and skin care departments in Kohl's.

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Deep Purple

LOS ANGELES — There’s no place like home. That’s why New York-based designer Catherine Fulmer opted to go back to her hometown of Los Angeles to debut her signature line. For the past year, she’s been doing custom pieces for…

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Lauder’s New Turf: Beauty Firm to Develop Brands for Kohl’s

In a strategic alliance, the Est?e Lauder Cos. and Kohl’s Stores will create and manage color cosmetics and skin care departments in Kohl’s.

clock October 28, 2003Julie Naughton and Pete Born

Fashion Features

Another Hat in the Ring: Simpson Signs Deal for Fashion

NEW YORK — It was bound to happen — Jessica Simpson is launching a clothing line.

The singer and star of MTV’s “Newlyweds,” who famously did not know the difference between chicken and fish on her show, is…

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Fashion Features

CFDA Seeking Discipline

Can the CFDA regulate designer behavior? The group is considering certain guidelines of conduct during fashion week and how to enforce them.

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Fashion Features

Prada Sells Stake in Church’s?

MILAN — Sources here say Prada Group has sold its 55 percent stake in Church’s to private equity fund Equinox Investment, which already owned 45 percent of the English footwear firm.

Equinox Investment has no relationship to the…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Search Rights…Moody’s Textile Downgrades…Finish Lyon…Zwerner Joins Hilfiger

  • SEARCH RIGHTS: LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is still in a litigious mood. The French luxury firm, which has ongoing, high-profile lawsuits against investment bank Morgan Stanley and the author of an unauthorized Bernard Arnault…

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Fashion Features

P&G Net Gains 20% On 13% Rise in Sales

NEW YORK — With sales volumes up and restructuring costs no longer weighing on results, the Procter & Gamble Co. reported double-digit earnings increases for the first quarter.

For the three months ended Sept. 30, the Cincinnati-based…

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Fashion Features

Memo Pad: Rush Job…Nine Lives, Nine Cries

RUSH JOB: John Byrne wrote 57 cover stories for BusinessWeek before bolting last April to edit Fast Company, but it seems he’s still giving his old colleagues ideas. Last week’s BW featured hip-hop/apparel entrepreneur Russell…

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Fashion Features

Fires Spare Retail, Vendors

LOS ANGELES — Casting a smoky veil over Southern California, a crescent of fires raged on Monday, causing travel and import delays in the region as Fashion Week here got under way.

With a toll of at least 14 lives and 700 structures as of…

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Fashion Features

Kernaghan Alleges Sean John Uses Sweatshops

NEW YORK —?Antisweatshop activists with the National Labor Committee are expected to take to the streets of Manhattan today to allege that some Sean John jeans are made in Honduran sweatshops.

The NLC and its director, Charles Kernaghan,…

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Fashion Features

And Away We Go

High style, stars, parties, sunshine — Los Angeles has it all. And it’s all coming together for fashion week. Here, a look at some of the happenings around town.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Bird Call…Planet Hollywood…Westward Bound…Clad Rags…

BIRD CALL: Sigerson Morrison shoes might be full of girlish charms, but their price tags aren’t the best for a girlish budget. Now the line has a cool kid sister called Belle, which will make its L.A. debut at Tracy…

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Fashion Features

Hong Kong Keeping Role As Trading Hub

Now that China is integrating itself more into the world economy, will Hong Kong lose its place as a business hub? WWD explores the possibilities.

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Fashion Features

Country Focus: Hong Kong

GDP: $1.86 billion/$26,000 per capita (2002).
GDP Change: -3 percent
Population: 7.4 million
Unemployment: 7.5 percent
Textile & Apparel Exports to the U.S.: $3.82 billion, down 5.3 percent.*
Key…

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Fashion Features

Guess Profits Nearly Double

NEW YORK — Positive operating results in all three of Guess Inc.’s segments helped the company record third-quarter earnings that exceeded analysts’ expectations and almost doubled year-ago results.

The Los Angeles-based…

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Fashion Features

Asia Watch: Cacharel And Carry…Singapore Fling…Taming The Crocodile

CACHAREL AND CARRY: In a move to shore up its business in Asia, Cacharel on Monday said it had signed licensing and distribution agreements with Itochu Fashion System to distribute its men’s, women’s and children’s lines in…

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Fashion Features

Spring Dresses: Freedom of Choice

NEW YORK — There’s a burgeoning democracy in spring dresses.

The category was prominently featured throughout the last runway season with a wide variety of looks, from the slimming lines at Narciso Rodriguez and the saucy cocktail…

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Fashion Features

A Dress for Every Bride

NEW YORK — How many ways can a white dress be made?

According to the latest round of bridal shows here, quite a few.

Key details during bridal market last week ranged from softly draped chiffon and tulle skirts in tea lengths to…

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Fashion Features

On The Verge

And they’re off and running. L.A.’s designers, that is. As fashion week kicks into full swing here, WWD takes a look at eight up-and-comers who hope to make a splash in the coming days.

LOUIS VERDAD: His Forties-centric…

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Fashion Features

Signing the Night Away

NEW YORK — Designer Yeohlee celebrated the launch of her book Thursday night to a packed crowd at the Municipal Art Society here.

Attendees included Cathy Hardwick, Stan Herman, Elsa Klensch, Ruth Finley, Kitty Hawks, Barbara Randall, Joan…

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People

Leading Ladies

A schmooze-fest in Hollywood.

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On His Toes

The latest adventures of Mark Hamill.

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Through the Grapevine

What makes a great winemaker?

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Fashion Features

Two Timing

Who says lightning never strikes twice? Sunday’s kickoff to L.A. Fashion Week featured Alvin Valley, As Four and Jeremy Scott, all collections that had previously been seen only weeks before in New York. Meanwhile, audience members who began the…

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