The Evolution of Guess: New Label, Accessories Lead Firm’s Retail Push
Guess Inc. is striving to regain footing in the fast-fashion market the founding Marciano brothers helped pioneer 22 years ago.
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NO COMMENT: For those who attended the Marc Jacobs show and accompanying fragrance launch on Sept. 10, 2001, the Marc Jacobs show on Monday night and ensuing party was a serious case of déjà vu: same time, same place, different…
In Focus – Carlos Miele, Rachel Comey, Patrick Rzepski, Geová, Cat Swanson, Donald Deal, David Rodriguez, Rosita & DiSarno, Fusha and Fiandaca
NEW YORK — Don’t overreach. That seemed to be the mantra this week, as the more successful collections stayed focused — and pretty — while those that didn’t work were overwrought and overthought.
Girls About Town – Betsey Johnson, Ellen Tracy, BCBG Max Azria, Halston, Rebecca Taylor and Douglas Hannant
Yes, those ubiquitous pretty misses won the popularity contest at Betsey Johnson, BCBG and Rebecca Taylor. But a few collections did venture beyond the season’s girly mandate, including Ellen Tracy with its quiet chic and Halston with glitz.
On the Artsy Side – Vivienne Tam, Reem Acra, United Bamboo, Kulson, Twinkle by Wenlan, Y & Kei and Nom*D
Vivienne Tam was inspired by China’s Miao people…Reem Acra tried her hand at ruching and draping…Miho Aoki and Thuy Pham evoked Seventies California for United Bamboo…and Lisa Kulson featured bohemian ikat patterns.
BAHRAIN FTA INKED: The U.S. and and the Middle East island nation of Bahrain on Tuesday penned a free trade agreement that must be approved by Congress. The two countries traded about $900 million in goods last year. Bahrain’s apparel…