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Rei Kawakubo's “Invisible clothes” for Comme des Garçons

Rei Kawakubo's two-word backstage brief on her spring Comme des Garçons collection was, “Invisible clothes.”

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Haider Ackermann's Captivating Spring Collection

The collection was ravishing, captivating with its drifting silk, trailing ribbons and delicious tropical colors.

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Maria Grazia Chiuri's First-Ever Fashion Show for Dior

In her debut collection for Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri proclaimed her ascent boldly, with a fresh take on on daytime dressing.

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L&T to Discontinue Liz Claiborne Brand

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In an effort to move further upscale, the Lord & Taylor unit of May Department Stores said it will stop carrying the Liz Claiborne brand.

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Calendar: Today’s Shows

Wednesday, Feb. 11
9 a.m.: Vera Wang, The Atelier, Bryant Park.
10 a.m.: David Rodriguez, Mao Space at Atlas, 66 West 38th Street.
10 a.m.: Bahar Korcan, Studio Noir, Bryant Park.
11 a.m.: Michael Kors,…

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Walter Loeb

Fashion Features

Chargeback Mania: Squeeze Is On

NEW YORK — Call them the markdown, chargeback blues. They’re sung every day and are part of life in the fashion business.

Retailers buy apparel from vendors to fill their racks and when the consumer isn’t sufficiently enticed…

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Marketing and Promotion

Six Degrees of Separation

How likely are collegians to keep wearing the same brands of apparel, once they snag their diplomas? The odds are 6 to 1 against it.

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Marketing and Promotion

Tween Ads: Celebrity Crutch?

NEW YORK — Does the power of celebrities’ marketing connections lose some spark with tweens, as the group closes in on its teenage years?

Apparently so, based on an advertising study that BuzzBack Market Research conducted with more…

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Marketing and Promotion

Marketing Intelligence: Walking the Talk … Craving the Luxe Life …

Walking the Talk: Is author-journalist Malcolm Gladwell’s tipping-point premise reaching its own tipping point? Maybe. Most recently, Atlanta-based marketing research firm Yankelovich Inc. served up a statistical take on Gladwell’s…

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Caroline Maschio for Supreme; Hair by Dennis Gotsoulos and Makeup by Roanna, Both for Supreme; Styled by Antonia Sardone

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Winter Wonderland

NEW YORK — Designers are taking a sleek approach for fall with monotone colors and clean shapes that are anything but minimal. Here, for example, Shin Choi’s cotton and Lycra spandex coat and pants, which will be shown at the Fashion…

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Lilly McNeal’s blue-and-red cashmere cardigan.

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Primed for a Pickup

Vendors exhibiting at the Fashion Coterie later this month are going into the show with a full head of steam. Several of the firms set to exhibit at Coterie, one of largest trade shows in New York, said business so far this year has been encouraging,…

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Rocawear's spring ad.

Fashion Features

The Mega Branding of Hip-Hop

NEW YORK — Ralph, Tommy, Calvin — and Russell, P. Diddy, Marc and Damon?

That could be the future of American fashion as hip-hop brands aim to continue their leap from the streets into the mainstream. Ecko Unlimited, Phat Farm, Sean…

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Character Studies – Marc Jacobs, Badgley Mischka and As Four

In his Marc Jacobs collection, the designer showed his insight into character development, showcasing a variety of girls for fall. In Marc by Marc Jacobs, Jacobs ranged from preppy sweaters to Courtney Love looks. Elsewhere, Marc Badgley and James…

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Jane Weitzman at the new Stuart Weitzman store.

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An Artful Shoecase

Stuart Weitzman’s store windows display “shoe art” – fantasy shoes created by artists.

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Fashion Features

Taking a Pitch From Baseball

BOSTON — Odd as it may sound, retailers wanting to improve their batting average on markdowns could take a lesson from a baseball team.

That’s the analogy Scott Friend, president of Cambridge, Mass.-based retail software firm…

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JIll Stuart

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Woodlands, Wild Nights and Ones Who Wowed – Jill Stuart, Reem Acra, DKNY, Halston, Marc Bouwer and Betsey Johnson

Donna Karan took DKNY into the woods…Jill Stuart channeled a little Joan Crawford…Marc Bouwer, Reem Acra and Halston’s Bradley Bayou sparkled for evening…and Betsey Johnson threw one helluva party.

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Landsend.com's new look for its My Virtual Model.

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Landsend.com Updates ‘My Virtual Model’ Tool

NEW YORK — Meet the new and improved My Virtual Model tool at Landsend.com.

Tuesday’s launch of the updated version kept the catalogue operator firmly entrenched as the technology pioneer in online shopping for apparel. In addition…

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Uslu Airlines Taking Off in Berlin

BERLIN — Uslu Airlines has secured its fourth landing slot at Quartier 206 Departmentstore in Berlin.

The independent makeup line, a 100-stockkeeping-unit range, touched down in Berlin shortly before Christmas. It’s been on the…

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Factors are saying “I Love L.A.”

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Factors Ride West to Aid Small Firms

Factors are springing up on the Left Coast to help smaller apparel firms.

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Bill Blass

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Walk on the Wild Side – Bill Blass, BGBG Max Azria, Luella Bartley, Libertine, Ruffian and VPL

Wild can be good — or not so good, as the case may be. At Bill Blass, for example, Michael Vollbracht traveled off on a retro tangent, while BCBG pushed the envelope and Luella Bartley explored English eccentricity. Then Libertine went…

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Court Approves a Tale of Two Roxy’s

A court OK’s two uses of the Roxy name.

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WASP On By

NEW YORK — Marc Badgley and James Mischka created an absolutely fabulous Badgley Mischka collection, inspired by the WASP-y elegance of the Rockefeller resort, The Point, and fashion icon C.Z. Guest. The results were looks that would be terrific…

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A Lord & Taylor store.

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L&T to Discontinue Liz Claiborne Brand

In an effort to move further upscale, the Lord & Taylor unit of May Department Stores said it will stop carrying the Liz Claiborne brand.

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Fishers’ Gap Stake Worth $3.4B

NEW YORK — Thanks to consistently improved sales, a bull market and renewed investor interest, Donald and Doris Fisher have seen the value of their holdings in Gap Inc. increase by about $820 million.

In a Tuesday filing with the…

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Carol Alt

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Fashion Scoops: Copy Cat…Rounding Up Cavalli…Stop Right There…

COPY CAT: Vincent Gallo sat front row at the Marc Jacobs show on Monday night, sitting next to Anna Sui and sharing the spotlight with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Shiva Rose and Dylan McDermott (at their first Marc show), Carolyn…

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Barneys Co-Op To Hit Broadway

NEW YORK — Barneys New York is heading to Broadway — between 75th and 76th Streets, to be exact.

While the Upper West Side has always been viewed as a poor cousin to the Upper East Side’s upscale retail scene, Barneys plans to…

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Michele Ateyeh

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Lambertson Truex Said Tapping Ateyeh as CEO

NEW YORK — Lambertson Truex, the fast-growing luxury accessories line, has tapped Michele Ateyeh as president and chief executive officer, WWD has learned.

The position is new. Ateyeh was formerly president and ceo of Angela Cummings…

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Calman Resigns From Bergdorf’s

NEW YORK — In another key departure from Bergdorf Goodman, Michael Calman has resigned as senior vice president of marketing to become chief marketing officer of CitationShares, a leading fractional jet ownership company based in Greenwich,…

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In Brief: Rocawear Layers Up … Gadzooks is Notified … Must be in Kansas …

ROCAWEAR LAYERS UP: Rocawear is the latest urban company to expand its empire, in this case with an outerwear license with Brandon Thomas Designs, a specialist in private label washable suedes. Owned by Allan Denis and Bessie Cai, Brandon…

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Correction

Brazilian shoe designer Constanca Basto’s name was misspelled in Tuesday’s So Shoe Me article.

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Emilia Fanjul

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Suzy

Big Changes at Elite… Boyle Breaks Her Nose…Knitting With the Gladiator

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Andrew Jennings

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Saks Turns to Canada: Finds Chief Merchant In Holt Renfrew CEO

Another Saks Fifth Avenue surprise: Andrew Jennings of Holt Renfrew was named Saks’ president and chief merchandising officer.

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Galey & Lord Rejigs Team as Ch. 11 Exit Nears

NEW YORK — Galey & Lord Inc. expects to exit bankruptcy proceedings this month, and the company said Tuesday that John Heldrich, president and chief executive officer of its Swift Denim division, will take on a comparable role for the full…

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Financial

One Price Files for Chapter 11

NEW YORK — One Price Clothing on Monday stopped the flow of red ink by filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy court protection in Manhattan.

The firm also said there were ongoing concerns in connection with alleged misrepresentations made in…

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A spring ad for Linda Allard Ellen Tracy

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Ellen Tracy Shows New Face

NEW YORK — Ellen Tracy’s ad budget for spring may be holding steady, but its new print campaign will mark the debut of model Jacquetta Wheeler for a brand long associated with Cindy Crawford.

Ellen Tracy took flight for an…

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Financial

Movie Star Net Declines 44.5% On Weak Holiday

NEW YORK — A dire holiday sales season leading to sizable markdowns pushed Movie Star Inc. to hefty double-digit losses for the second quarter.

For the three months ended Dec. 31, the New York-based intimate apparel manufacturer saw…

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Rejuvenated Kasper Sets Ads

NEW YORK — With the backing of Jones Apparel Group now in place, Kasper is stretching out with a new, more directed campaign meant to capitalize on the prominence of its brand in the suit world.

After a stint in bankruptcy court, which…

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Leather goods, like this clutch bag, helped drive fourth-quarter sales at Hermès.

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Hermès 4Q Sales Jump 6.3%

Led by its cash cows – leather goods and silk scarves – sales at Hermès International surged 6.3 percent in the fourth quarter.

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Winners and Losers as Quotas Dissolve

A federal agency has weighed in on how developing nations heavily dependent on textile and apparel exports might fare when quotas disappear.

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