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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

Kardashian Beauty Licensee Likely KO’d by Legal Judgment

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Targets Latest Look: New Lifestyle Focus Boosts Women’s Wear

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Target is rolling out its next phase of stores — and they're all about lifestyle, with an emphasis on shopping by "life occasion."

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The Bank

At a whopping 15,000 square feet, the newest — and largest — permanent showroom to bow with this week’s fall market in downtown doesn’t stand out simply due to its size.

The Bank, as veteran sales…

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Fashion Features

Complementing the Urge to Dress Up

Though fashion is in a decidedly dressy phase right now, casual apparel is proving its resilience and trending toward more put-together looks.

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Fashion Features

Bernardo Grows With Better Line

NEW YORK — Bernardo Fashions sees its chance to grab the better sportswear spotlight, but knows it’s going to take some work to be a star.

The 24-year-old firm, based here, is launching a line of better sportswear for fall dubbed…

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Fashion Features

Contrepoint Courts Catalogue Covers

NEW YORK — Contrepoint Industries is finding its casual customers increasingly with catalogues.

Styles from the firm, which specializes in embellished casual apparel, graced the cover of seven catalogues in 2003 and the first quarter of…

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Financial

Expansion Takes Toll on IT Holding Net

Costs relating to expanding its market position, launching and restructuring brands helped send IT Holding into the red for 2003.

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Fashion Features

Ferré’s Foray on Madison

NEW YORK — Gianfranco Ferré has put up a red flagship on Madison Avenue and it’s an enticing new look for the Italian designer.

Inside, past the bronze castings and the tall, two-story windows, are vivid red interiors and a…

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Fashion Features

Consumer Confidence Remains Low

Consumer confidence, which continued to be affected by job concerns, was essentially unchanged in March after a plunge in February.

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Fashion Features

U.S., China Seek Intra-Industry Coalition

U.S. and Chinese executives hope to form a coalition to find solutions to the politically explosive issues of competition and American job losses.

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Financial

Sales Rise, Net Slides at Tod’s

PARIS — Heavy investments in its store network contributed to a 28.2 percent drop in net income at Tod’s Group last year to $31.4 million, or 25.8 million euros, versus $43.8 million, or 35.9 million euros, a year ago.

The Italian…

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Financial

Despite Jil’s Return, Sander Stays in Red

MILAN — Last year may have marked the return of Jil Sander to the company that bears her name, but it wasn’t enough to bring the Prada-owned fashion house out of the red.

Jil Sander Group widened its net loss to $34.6 million in…

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Financial

Benetton Profitable After Exiting Sports

NEW YORK — Benetton Group SpA returned to posting full-year profits after excising the sports equipment business that pushed it to its first full-year loss in fiscal 2002.

The Ponzano, Italy-based casual apparel manufacturer reported…

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Financial

Euro, Taxes Bite Into Marzotto Profits

MILAN — A strong euro cut into Marzotto’s 2003 sales, while an increased Italian tax rate penalized its net profits.

The fashion and textile company, which owns Hugo Boss and Valentino, said net consolidated profits dropped 22.7…

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Wanda Ferragamo Wins Highest Honor in Italy

MILAN — Wanda Ferragamo has been awarded the title Cavaliere di Gran Croce, the highest honor of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.

Ferragamo was chosen by Italy’s President of the Republic, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, who…

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Fashion Features

Bright Lights

LOS ANGELES — L.A. opened its sunny fashion week with a certain laid-back cheer, and nowhere was that spirit more prevalent than at Petro Zillia. Designer Nony Tochterman’s lighthearted attitude, in fact, was evident throughout the…

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Fashion Features

Target’s Latest Look: New Lifestyle Focus Boosts Women’s Wear

Target is rolling out its next phase of stores — and they’re all about lifestyle, with an emphasis on shopping by “life occasion.”

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Fashion Features

Target Trying to Get Into the Supercenter Groove

BOSTON — Now that 100,000-plus-square-foot Target stores with vast pantry sections spread out nationwide this month, where does that leave SuperTarget?

It’s a valid question since the retailer is opening 25 discount stores this…

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Fashion Features

Prada Earnings Surge 33%

Prada chief Patrizio Bertelli was spot-on in his earnings prediction of last summer: Net profit for 2003 soared 33 percent to $43.5 million.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Just a Few More Questions … Federated Getting Cosi … DMC Changes …

JUST A FEW MORE QUESTIONS: A Federal Trade Commission request for additional information will delay eyewear giant Luxottica Group SpA’s acquisition of Cole National. In late January Luxottica reached an agreement with Cole to buy all…

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Fashion Features

Correction

Kate Beckinsale wore an Yves Saint Laurent dress to the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style party for Tom Ford Sunday night. The caption was incorrect Tuesday.

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Fashion Features

Sean John On Course For National Presence

Sean “P. Diddy” Combs is progressing with his plans to build a chain of stores and has signed leases for sites in Los Angeles and Paramus, N.J.

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Fashion Features

Proposal Would Tighten Gap CEO Pay Package

NEW YORK — Paul Pressler did very well last year as The Gap Inc.’s president and chief executive officer by taking home an annual salary of $1.5 million.

However, this type of pay package could change if a certain mutual fund…

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Fashion Features

WWDMAGIC on the Move

LOS ANGELES — The venue hop is over for MAGIC Marketplace.

Women’s apparel trade show WWDMAGIC (a partnership between Women’s Wear Daily and MAGIC International) will join its sibling shows at the Las Vegas Convention Center…

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Fashion Features

Dash and Gensler End Relationship

LOS ANGELES — After one year in business together, Damon Dash and David Gensler have parted ways.

Gensler, who headed up Native, an in-house consulting team for The Roc family of brands, has left the company. He and his team just moved…

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People

Suzy

A dispatch from the Met gala to rival all Met galas; Daryl Hannah’s naked truth; partying on Bond Street; another Greek royal is on the way.

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Wella’s 2003 Profits Slide on Soft Sales …

BERLIN — Confirming preliminary figures released in January, the Wella Group Tuesday reported a 2.4 percent downturn in earnings before interest and taxes and a 2.3 percent decline in sales for 2003. However, the German group noted that on a…

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Fashion Features

Working Girls and Riveting Rosies – Petro Zillia, Coco Kliks, Rachel Pally and Maria Bianca Nero

The L.A. shows opened this week, with looks inspired by a range of decadent decades, from Petro Zillia’s Thirties glamour girls to Rachel Pally’s Seventies disco divas.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Coco Pops? … Extreme Makeover … La Dolce Weber …

COCO POPS?: Could the Material Girl be developing a taste for tweed? Embarking soon on a new world tour, Madonna is said to have approached Karl Lagerfeld about her wardrobe. The designer hinted at a possible collaboration Tuesday…

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