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The Top 10 Shows From the Men's Spring 2017 Runways

From Miuccia Prada’s activewear to Demna Gvasalia’s power suit at Balenciaga, here are the 10 most directional shows of the spring season.

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The Markets

Muslim Fashion Industry Reacts to France's Burkini Ban

Designers, including burkini creator Aheda Zanetti, are puzzled over the recent backlash.

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Fashion

Earthquake Rattles Rome, Stirs Designers to Extend Support

Fashion personalities took to social media as the death toll reached 73 following the 6.2 magnitude quake.

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In Focus

Carol Lim and Humberto Leon Give Kenzo a Street Edge

Backstage at Kenzo Men's Spring 2017

Searching for a Cure: Ailing Levi Strauss & Co. Hires Corporate Doctor

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In a move seen as an acknowledgement that its continuing turnaround efforts are failing to pan out, Levi Strauss & Co. on Monday said it was hiring the consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal to help it find new ways of reducing debt and cutting costs.

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Fashion Features

Asian Imports Threaten Mexico Apparel Industry

GENEVA — Stiff competition from low- cost Asian competitors is expected to have adverse trade and investment effects on Mexico’s clothing export sector, according to a recently released report.

The latest economic survey of Mexico…

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Fashion Features

Quotawatch: China

China recently raised the stakes in a trade dispute with the U.S. following the Bush administration’s decision to reimpose quotas on imports of bras, dressing gowns, robes and knit fabric under a special safeguard China agreed to when it joined…

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Fashion Features

Fiber Firms Feel the Price Squeeze

A key challenge for fiber houses will be managing rising raw material costs as deflation continues to squeeze margins throughout the apparel industry.

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Fashion Features

DuPont Sets Plan For Downsizing After Invista Sale

NEW YORK — As DuPont prepares for the sale of its textiles business, which last year represented 23.6 percent of its total sales, the Wilmington, Del.-based company is planning some major restructuring moves.

The company on Monday said it…

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Fashion Features

Planning for a New Trade Game

As the 2005 quota phaseout nears, mill executives ponder how the biggest change they’ve ever seen in trade rules will affect the industry.

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Fashion Features

Morocco’s History: Stitch by Stitch

NEW YORK — Author Isabelle Denamur takes readers on a virtual tour of a North African cultural melting pot in her new book “Moroccan Textile Embroidery” (Editions Flammarion). Denamur, an ethnologist who is researching her thesis on…

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Fashion Features

With Deal in Works, Winston Thinks Big

The deal to sell Harry Winston to Aber Diamond Corp. is at least a month away, but chairman Ronald Winston already has some major growth plans.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Mon Ami Saperstein…Four-Wheel Discount…Cat In The Pink

MON AMI SAPERSTEIN: “You are great friends of France,” eulogized couturier Pierre Cardin Wednesday evening as he decorated Suzanne and David Saperstein chevaliers of the arts and letters for their “services rendered to the…

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Fashion Features

Sean John Cleared By Honduran Gov’t

NEW YORK — P. Diddy seems to be off the hook, sweatshop-wise.

According to a spokesman for Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, the hip-hop mogul has been cleared of sweatshop allegations against his apparel company, Sean John. As reported…

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: MAC Effort Raising AIDS Awareness … Oriflame On the Block? … Adam’s Enters Men’s Grooming

NEW YORK — MAC has long been devoted to raising funds and awareness for AIDS research —?and the company’s president, John Demsey, spent Monday supporting the cause.

The day started off with a breakfast at Gracie Mansion with…

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Fashion Features

Improving the Career Outlook

This spring is all about the suit, and fortunately for ready-to-wear firms, the dress isn’t too far behind.

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Fashion Features

Taking a Novel Approach

NEW YORK — This spring, novelty styles are expected to be top performers.

Although their styles differ significantly, Lela Rose and Trelise Cooper are two designers who consider novelty a part of their aesthetic. Whether it’s a…

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Fashion Features

Spring Triggers Ingenuity

Given the tentative nature of spring retailing for the category, vendors are using a variety of methods to become more limber.

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Fashion Features

Barbour Storms Up Madison

NEW YORK — The Upper East Side of Manhattan is a far cry from the docks of northeast England, but that’s where J. Barbour & Sons Ltd., a century-old British brand that catered to seafaring men in its early years, has planted a store to…

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Memo Pad: Come On In, The Party Is Just Starting…A&F Trilaterally…Paper Weight

COME ON IN, THE PARTY IS JUST STARTING: The New York Magazine road show seems to be pretty much over, sources said. As of now, Mort Zuckerman is at the head of one table, holding discussions with a consortium of rich guys that includes…

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Fashion Features

Asia Watch: Upping The Ante…Riding In…Up At Last

UPPING THE ANTE: The Japanese government has finalized a list of 310 products — including 43 textile- and apparel-related items — on which tariffs will be raised in the event of a refusal by the U.S. to withdraw its safeguard…

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Fashion Features

Report: Holiday Spending to Fall in 2003

NEW YORK — Not everyone is bullish about the holiday shopping season.

Despite an opening weekend that left retailers relatively cheerful, consultants Retail Forward on Monday forecast that Americans plan to curtail their holiday gift…

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Fashion Features

Bertelli to Race Again?

MILAN — Prada Group’s chief Patrizio Bertelli is ready to set sail again.

Just as one thought that Bertelli had thrown in the towel following Luna Rossa’s elimination from the Louis Vuitton Cup in New Zealand last January, it…

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Fashion Features

May Co. Sales Decline

NEW YORK — May Department Stores Co. said November same-store sales dipped 1.7 percent, but that was better than most analysts’ estimates, which ranged from minus 2 to minus 4 percent, and better than the year-ago plunge of 7.9 percent….

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Fashion Features

Apparel Paces Athletic Retailers

Sporting goods retailers controlled their expenses and regained their footing with apparel margins, lifting most to healthy gains in net income and sales.

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Fashion Features

Identifying the Field: Who’s Next at Gucci?

Now that they’re leaving Gucci, fashion’s biggest questions are: Who should replace Domenico De Sole, and what should Tom Ford do next?

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Fashion Features

Fashion Watchers Provide Insight For Ford’s Future

MILAN — Tom Ford, May 1 is the first day of the rest of your life.

As the designer maintains a low profile following last month’s stunning announcement that he and Domenico De Sole would leave Gucci in April, the entire fashion…

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Fashion Features

Tulle Running

NEW YORK — Things are heating up for spring with unexpectedly sultry white dresses. While the shade certainly suggests an angelic quality, designers are tempering that attribute with sex appeal. Here, Badgley Mischka’s tulle dress. For…

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Fashion Features

Searching for a Cure: Ailing Levi Strauss & Co. Hires Corporate Doctor

Levi Strauss & Co. has hired the turnaround specialists Alvarez & Marsal – a sign of the serious issues the fabled jeans maker is facing.

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Fashion Features

Kmart Fills Executive Gap

Kmart has tapped John Goodman, another former Gap executive, in its drive to fill its top slots, as senior vice president and chief apparel officer.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Another Touch Of Class…Magli’s Man…Done Deals

  • ANOTHER TOUCH OF CLASS: One shareholder class-action lawsuit involving Warnaco may have been settled, but the remaining legal battle needs a new lead plaintiff. The law firm of Lovell Stewart Halebian is seeking candidates to act on…

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Fashion Features

Clarification

Paul Charron, chairman and chief executive officer of Liz Claiborne Inc., recently agreed to a new employment contract that runs until Dec. 31, 2006. The expiration date in a story on page 17, Monday, referred to his previous agreement.

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People

Miami Nights

Miami is experiencing another style wave, the hippest since the mid-Nineties.

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People

French Twist

A visit with Chiara Mastroianni.

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People

Blanketing The Beach

Here’s some of what’s on tap.

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