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Inside Loewe's Spring Collection

Jonathan Anderson elaborated on the long, languid silhouettes he introduced for fall, here more organic and unfinished, but just as alluring.

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Chloé is the Epitome of French Style

The seafaring life was the inspiration for Clare Waight Keller's lovely, breezy spring collection for Chloé.

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Bottega Veneta Names New CEO

He succeeds Carlo Alberto Beretta, who will take on the new role of chief client and marketing officer at Kering.

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Arnault?s Latest Arrival: Largest Vuitton Store on Fifth Ave.

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Louis Vuitton wants to make its mark on the Manhattan skyline and today unveils its largest store in the world at 1 East 57th Street.

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The boom in Chinese production is expected to contribute to a drop in prices next year.

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The Discount Debate

NEW YORK — The end of the quota system next year is expected to bring a marked decline in apparel prices, ranging anywhere from 5 to 50 percent, importer executives and market observers increasingly agree.

There is less consensus on the…

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Avian Flu Spreading Across Asia

HONG KONG — Fears of a recurrence of an outbreak of SARS, the respiratory illness that devastated Asia last spring, have been replaced by concerns over the rapid spread of avian influenza. Bird flu, as the H5N1 virus is commonly known, has spread…

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The Big Markdown

NEW YORK — Importers are bracing for a major surge of deflationary pressure in 2005,

when many executives expect the abolition of the quota system to drive down apparel prices by 15 percent

or more. Increased competition and the…

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Country Focus: Pakistan

GDP: $311 billion/$2,100 per capita (2002)
GDP Change: +5 percent
Population: 150.6 million
Unemployment: 7.8 percent
Textile & apparel imports to U.S.: $2.2 billion, up 13.5 percent*
Key…

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WTO Talks To Resume

GENEVA — Major trading powers, spearheaded by the U.S., the European Union and Brazil, are gearing up to revive the stalled Doha global trade talks by kicking off a series of high-level meetings here starting Wednesday.

Paralysis has…

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Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf has created many enemies in his own country for supporting the U.S.-led war on terror and trying to make peace with India.

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Pakistani Progress

WASHINGTON — Pakistan is ready for the game.

That is the message coming from government officials and industry executives in that nation who are preparing for the World Trade Organization-mandated end of quotas on textiles and…

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2005 Worries Spread

GENEVA — More global leaders are raising their voices in concern over the effects of the coming end of the quotas system on the world economy.

Next year, the nations of the World Trade Organization will drop the quotas on textiles and…

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Swatches: Lenzing Ramps Up …

LENZING RAMPS UP: Fiber firm Lenzing Group started up a second production line last month at its plant in Heiligenkreuz, Austria, doubling the facility’s lyocell fiber production capacity to an output of 40,000 tons a year. In all, 30…

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Two trade deals are set to go before Congress this year.

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Capitol Timeline

WASHINGTON — With the election cycle heating up, supporters of two trade deals that are expected to go before Congress are hopeful that the measures will be voted on before political pressures put lawmakers’ attention…

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Agenda Ambivalence

WASHINGTON — Despite the election-year hurdles, the Bush administration is steaming ahead with its ambitious free-trade agenda. Officials have already indicated they intend to pursue talks with another half-dozen countries.

But some…

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Financial

J. Jill Net Plunges in Quarter, Year

NEW YORK — Experiencing growing pains as it expands from being a direct retailer, The J. Jill Group reported double-digit dips to its fourth-quarter and year-end bottom lines.

The Quincy, Mass.-based company said late Monday that profits…

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Au Revoir Paris: Nike Shuts Units

PARIS — Less than a year after it swooshed into Paris with two boutiques, Nike is packing its duffel bag because of a falling out with its French franchise operator.

The American sports apparel and shoe giant will close its two Paris…

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Calendar: Today’s Shows

Tuesday, Feb. 10
n/a: Bradley Bayou for Halston, 113 West 42nd Street.
9 a.m.: Reem Acra, The Atelier, Bryant Park.
9 a.m.-6 p.m.: O’Halloran Co., Horse Trailer, 41st Street and Sixth Avenue.
9:30…

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A Nicole Miller window display at Bed Bath & Beyond.

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Nicole Goes Bed, Bath and Beyond

NEW YORK — Nicole Miller wants people to feel so at home with her designs that they will decorate their houses with them.

Through a new licensing deal with Bed Bath & Beyond, the designer, who already has a bedding collection, is diving…

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Oscar de la Renta

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Snow Bunnies, Sexy City Girls and Social Divas – Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Tuleh, Diane von Furstenberg and Monique Lhuillier

Carolina Herrera created glamorous winter looks ideal for Gstaad, while Oscar de la Renta paid tribute to the nearly departed “Sex and the City.” At Tuleh, Bryan Bradley pumped up the volume on the prints and graphics.

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Luca Luca

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Lara Croft, Victorian Maidens and Damsels in Distress – Luca Luca, Christopher Deane, Cynthia Steffe, Nicole Miller and Catherine Malandrino

From Luca Orlandi’s action-adventure heroine to Cynthia Steffe’s young woman creating a stir in the English countryside, designers were turning to themes with a bit of drama for fall.

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Suits and Coats Tacked Onto Miller’s Mix

NEW YORK — Tables and walls aren’t the only new things Nicole Miller is dressing these days.

Through a new licensing deal with Donnkenny Apparel, the designer will introduce suits and coats this fall. The venture should generate $5…

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Gypsy in His Soul

Why a Christian Lacroix show in the middle of New York’s fashion week? Better to get a jump on the season, seems to be the firm’s approach. And, according to a spokeswoman, retailers get to see a more commercially styled Lacroix…

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Stacy Haase; below, a dress from her first collection.

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Haase Steps Out of House

NEW YORK — While many clothing designers have expanded into home goods in recent years, Stacy Haase is doing the reverse.

Haase, an 18-year veteran in the design industry and well known in the home furnishings business, is now delving into…

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A series of three cubist-inspired accessory displays of spring shoes and handbags.

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Arnault’s Latest Arrival: Largest Vuitton Store on Fifth Ave.

Louis Vuitton wants to make its mark on the Manhattan skyline and today unveils its largest store in the world at 1 East 57th Street.

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The Grammy Gamut

Los Angeles put on a fashion show of its own over the Grammy weekend, and musicians proved they could shimmy and party with the best of them.

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Glam It Up

The beauty quotient was on high at Sunday night’s Grammys, with old Hollywood-style glamour. Finger waves and red lips superceded rock staples like glitter eye shadow and pink pompadours (funk godfather George Clinton and his mess of…

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Eye Scoop: Totally Tory

TOTALLY TORY: Tory Burch and Fiona Marin had a full house on Sunday afternoon to celebrate the opening of their Tory store on Elizabeth Street. Samantha Boardman was the first one to arrive, and the stars of the social set trooped…

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Harvard MBAs learn about fashion.

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Do MBAs and Fashion Mix?

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Harvard Business School may famously churn out investment bankers and management consultants, yet many grad students attending the 13th annual Dynamic Women in Business Conference last month came to calculate what an MBA is…

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Memo Pad: Fashion Witness Protection Program…She Made Her (Em)bed…Navel-Gazing…

FASHION WITNESS PROTECTION PROGRAM: André Leon Talley has made an unusual request this fashion week: he doesn’t want to be anywhere near the front row or the cameras. Part of it is due to the level of, um, scrutiny Talley has been…

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Lang’s Sculptural Take on Color

NEW YORK — Blinding, shining color has invaded the often black-and-white world of Helmut Lang’s ad campaign.

Reflecting (literally) this season’s metallic leather skirts, the designer’s campaign for spring plays heavily…

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Herrera Turns Jersey Girl

NEW YORK — Asbury Park has never looked so good.

The New Jersey seaside town, known for, among other things, the Bruce Springsteen album “Greetings From Asbury Park,” serves as the backdrop for Carolina Herrera’s new…

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Dana Buchman

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Slim Aarons Style, Sweet-but-Tough Tweeds and the Keith Richards Look – Dana Buchman, Escada, Michael H, Derek Lam and Rubin Chapelle

Dana Buchman channeled photographer Slim Aarons, while Escada’s Brian Rennie came up with chain-bedecked tweed suits and Michael Houghton paid tribute to Keith Richards.

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As Good As Gold

If you’re the type who prefers a little heavy metal over the current fascination with flou, then head on down to Jeffrey. The “Golden Age Collection,” a seven piece capsule collection by Paco Rabanne designer Rosemary Rodriguez, will be on…

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Giuseppe Zanotti

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So Shoe Me

NEW YORK — The runway shows might be in full swing, but accessories designers and houses have also been making statements about town.

It began with an event celebrating the launch of Eileen Shields shoes in the East Village at the Issue…

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Michael and Jane Eisner

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Fashion Scoops: Since You Do Know Her Name…M-I-C…D-V-F…Boop-Boop-A-Doop…

SINCE YOU DO KNOW HER NAME: It looks like more than just music is in the diary of Alicia Keys. The Grammy-winning artist is expanding into fashion, having signed on with Signatures Network Inc., the San Francisco company that is handling…

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Tweed Goes Glam

NEW YORK — On Monday, Oscar de la Renta delivered a terrific fall collection that had a quirky elegance. It also had a ladylike luxe, often with unexpected details, such as undone fringe or feather trim. The key shape: a narrow jacket and full…

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Daniel Brestle

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Estée Lauder Sells Jane Cosmetics Line

The Estée Lauder Cos. has ended its six-and-a-half-year experiment with the mass beauty market and sold its Jane Cosmetics teen brand.

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Hugh W. Mullins

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Return to Retail: Mullins Appointed CEO at Harold’s

After curiously short chief executive stints at St. John’s and Neiman Marcus Stores, Hugh W. Mullins has resurfaced as ceo of Harold’s Stores.

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In Brief: Polo Switch … The Dean of Donna … Kellwood Taps Two …

POLO SWITCH: Polo Ralph Lauren will move all of its advertising operations in-house beginning April 1, a spokeswoman said Monday. The company will sever its longtime relationship with advertising agency Carlson & Partners, whose founder, the…

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Corrections

The quote and illustration of flowers and yarn in WWD’s Weekend edition, Feb. 7-8, page 24, was by Tim Gardner, creative director of the Phi collection. The collection is backed by Susan Dell.

A photo of the line Blue 2, a new division of…

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The First Lady with Oscar de la Renta.

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Laura’s Heartfelt N.Y. Visit

Laura Bush earned high marks Monday for her red-dress address at 7th on Sixth as the ambassador of The Heart Truth awareness campaign.

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PVH Updates ’03 Guidance

Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. on Monday narrowed its estimates for fiscal year 2003, as well as updated its cash-flow guidance.

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Elite Luxury Consumer: A Difficult Target to Hit

NEW YORK — Don’t expect to reach the super-rich by mail.

That was one of the findings of new research on the nation’s wealthiest consumers by Redding, Conn.-based market researcher and consultant Prince and Associates. The…

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May Co. Names Pair for L&T Division

NEW YORK — Tapping from inside its own executive team, The May Department Stores Co. on Monday appointed two new divisional chairmen —Richard V. Clausing for Lord & Taylor and John T. Harper for Hecht’s/Strawbridge’s….

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Asia Watch: Perle of the Orient … Blue and Black … Split in Shanghai …

PERLE OF THE ORIENT: In another sign that Guangzhou is China’s latest hot spot for retail, a new shopping mall has opened in the heart of the city’s commercial district. La Perle is a $12.1 million, or 100 million renminbi at…

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Novel Denim Losses Widen in 3rd Quarter

NEW YORK — A currency exchange loss of $1.7 million along with $2.3 million in impairment charges relating to the “winding-down” of its garment works in South Africa, left Novel Denim Holdings with more than double the loss for its…

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Rosier Plans Signature Line

MILAN — Gilles Rosier and clothing maker Vestebene-Miroglio are the latest example of the ever-evolving Italian-French connection. Backed by Miroglio, Rosier will introduce his first signature line on Feb. 28 with a fashion show here.

A…

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Traveling to New Post

NEW YORK — Anne Gabarre has been appointed director of marketing for Lancaster Group Worldwide’s travel-retail and export group. In the newly created position, she is charged with coordinating the group’s marketing activities and the…

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Kanebo, Kao Still Talking

TOKYO — Kanebo Ltd. will stick to talks with Kao Corp., despite local reports on Sunday, saying that the nation’s major investment fund, Unison Capital, is in negotiations with Kanebo to buy its cosmetics division. Kanebo denied the…

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Zoellick Plans Trip to Spark WTO Talks

WASHINGTON — In an effort to help resuscitate global trade talks that collapsed last year, the top U.S. trade official will begin a globe-trotting tour in Tokyo on Wednesday.

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick will visit with…

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Louis Vuitton opened its larger store in November.

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Houston’s Boom in Luxury Retail

Houston is experiencing a retail gusher, exploding with a profusion of new luxury and contemporary stores.

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A look from Apriori.

Financial

Execs Report Pickup in Germany

While the German apparel market remains under pressure, participants at the CPD trade show said they saw signs business was improving.

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Beaton Mania

LONDON — One hundred years after his birth, London is celebrating Cecil Beaton, the Englishman with the relentlessly roving eye, the photographer and diarist who offered both sublime images — and incisive commentary — of 20th-century…

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DFS Group Opens First European Store in Venice

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