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Picking the Fashion Runway Winners With Big Data

An analysis of online patterns by big data firm Edited shows the runway styles most likely to resonate with shoppers.

clock 12hEvan Clark

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Anthony Vaccarello Confirms His Label’s End

The Belgian designer is dedicating himself to Saint Laurent, where he was named creative director last April.

clock 2hMiles Socha

Fashion

Carolina Herrera Hires Vice President of Design

Raffaele Ilardo will head up creative development and design for the Carolina Herrera New York ready-to-wear and bridal collections.

clock 19hRosemary Feitelberg

Milan?s Endless Season: Pressure From Oscars Lengthens Fashion Week

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Milan fashion week, still a month away, is scurrying to cope with two major events: the Academy Awards and the farewell of Tom Ford at Gucci.

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Fringe Theater

PARIS — Donatella Versace’s best collections are full of Hollywood-style razzle-dazzle, and her spring couture collection for Atelier Versace was one of them. There were shimmying minidresses trailing loads of beaded fringe, glowing gowns…

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Fashion Features

Milan’s Endless Season: Pressure From Oscars Lengthens Fashion Week

Milan fashion week, still a month away, is scurrying to cope with two major events: the Academy Awards and the farewell of Tom Ford at Gucci.

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Fashion Features

Bush Nixes Quota Expansion

WASHINGTON — Wholesale and retail importers are narrowing their focus in their quest to gain additional quota flexibilities this year from the Bush administration, which has denied a request to expand this year’s quota…

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Apparel Industry Sees Boom In Mergers and Acquisitions

mporters are narrowing their quest to gain additional quota flexibilities from the administration, which has denied a request to expand this year’s limits.

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Fashion Features

Coming This Week

Tuesday: DuPont reports on fourth-quarter earnings.

Wednesday: Tissu Premier fabric fair, Lille, France (through Thursday).
Procter & Gamble reports on second-quarter earnings.
Reebok reports on fourth-quarter…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Bafin Caps Tchibo…Gadzooks Retains New Advisors

  • BAFIN CAPS TCHIBO: BaFin, the German financial regulator, ruled Friday that Tchibo must not make an offer for the remaining Beiersdorf shares. It nixed hopes of a better deal for minority shareholders in Beiersdorf. These had asked…

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Fashion Features

Rei’s ‘Guerrilla’ Approach

PARIS — Retail maverick Rei Kawakubo is about to unveil a campaign against shopping uniformity and architectural grandeur.

Next month, in a remote neighborhood in the former East Berlin, Kawakubo plans to unveil her first Comme des…

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Fashion Features

Wet Seal Settles Overtime Pay Lawsuit

LOS ANGELES — Wet Seal Inc. agreed to pay $1.28 million to as many as 500 store managers in California who claimed they were denied overtime wages, the junior retailer said last week.

The lawsuit, filed in January 2002, alleged Wet Seal…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Fashion Makeovers…UGG Gets Legs

FASHION MAKEOVER: Who hasn’t thought at one time or another that the 7th on Sixth tents needed a fresher, cheerier look? Bryant Park has looked sooo Ringling Bros. lately.

Fear not. Now that Olympus has taken over the title…

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Rosen’s Evening in Shanghai

NEW YORK — “We are trying to bring glamour back to the industry and to retail, and if tonight is any indication, we are succeeding,” said Marc Rosen, the packaging designer and creator of the new Shanghai women’s fragrance,…

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Fashion Features

Early Fall Catches On

NEW YORK — The early fall market was a beehive of activity.

Typically a laid-back period when retailers reevaluate fourthquarter business, as well as spring buys, this year’s Jan. 12-16 edition was underscored by a prolific turnout…

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Fashion Features

Intimate Notes: Natorious Night

NATORIOUS NIGHT: More than 100 retailers and industry executives turned out for the launch party of Natori Black Label foundations at the Natori offices and showrooms in Manhattan.

Scores of retailers enjoying an exotic cranberry and…

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Fashion Features

Dupont, Koch Tap Invista Execs

NEW YORK — Following the news Thursday that Steve McCracken was resigning his post as president and chief executive officer of Invista, DuPont and Koch Industries Inc. named a new group of executives who will be leading the business after it is…

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Fashion Features

Damaris Spawns Mimi Holliday

LONDON — When designer Damaris Evans created her first diffusion line called Mimi Holliday, which launched in the U.K. earlier this month, cost-cutting wasn’t high on her list of priorities.

“Obviously, when you’re doing…

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Fashion Features

Underwear Drags Down Sara Lee Net

NEW YORK — Sagging underwear sales contributed to a double-digit decline in Sara Lee Corp.’s bottom line in the second quarter.

For the three months ended Dec. 27, the Chicago-based consumable goods giant said net income fell 10.3…

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Fashion Features

Lisa Jenks Explores New Facets

NEW YORK — After 17 years in the jewelry business, Lisa Jenks is taking a step back to sculpt a new direction.

Jenks, whose jewelry is sold in more than 90 doors, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Mann’s Jewelers in Rochester, N.Y., and…

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Fashion Features

Austin Gets a Nak for Jewelry

DALLAS — Anthony Camargo and David Nakard Armstrong, the duo behind Anthony Nak jewelry, were brimming with Texas-size confidence when they opened the doors of their first boutique in Austin, Tex., last November.

After all, the…

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Fashion Features

More Brands for FosterGrant

NEW YORK — AAi FosterGrant Inc., the Smithfield, R.I.-based manufacturer of sunglasses, reading glasses and costume jewelry, has acquired sunglass maker Gargoyles Inc.’s brand portfolio for an undisclosed sum.

The deal, which…

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Fashion Features

Findings: Store View…Englishwoman In N.Y….Pucci To The Rescue…

STORE VIEW: Architects and fashion designers make good bedfellows. Just ask the executives at Louis Vuitton.

As part of its 150th anniversary, and timed to coincide with the opening of the world’s largest LV store on New…

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Fashion Features

Vicenza’s Variety Sparks Season

VICENZA, Italy — Propelled by a reinvigorated Christmas season, fine jewelry makers at the Vicenzaoro show predicted a sparkling year ahead for business.

Company executives cited a number of factors to support their upbeat outlook, such…

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Fashion Features

Helmut Newton: Lensman Provocateur

NEW YORK — Helmut Newton, the legendary photographer whose sexually provocative images captured everything from Yves Saint Laurent in the era of Le Smoking to Amazonian women in corsets and Wolford tights, died on Friday in a car accident in Los…

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Fashion Features

IMRA Changes Name to Retail Industry Leaders Association

BOSTON — Goodbye International Mass Retail Association, hello Retail Industry Leaders Association.

IMRA board members voted Sunday during a meeting in Phoenix to drop the once-defining word “mass” from the 650-member trade…

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People

French Kisses

Parisian fashion designers all in a row.

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Rose Blooms

There’s a new girl in town, Katy Rose, the rocker from Tarzana.

clock January 26, 2004WWD Staff

People

Word Play

Talking words with Melissa James Gibson.

clock January 26, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Facchini’s Dream: Luxe Empire Goal Ends at Fin.Part

A look at what went wrong at Fin.part, where Gianluigi Facchini’s attempt at empire-building resembled Napoleon’s failed invasion of Russia.

clock January 26, 2004Amanda Kaiser

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