A new handbag model, its first new fragrance pillar in 15 years and more are on the docket.
American fashion capital set to soar.
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…
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.
The push by vendors and merchants to create exclusive brands has raised the cost and risk of doing business on Seventh Avenue.
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.
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.
At age 22, Guess Inc. is striving to regain its footing with a new contemporary unit, accessories chain and a fresh distribution formula.
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…
Marc Jacobs celebrated “youth and beauty” on the runway…Michael Kors worked Greek chic…and, for something completely different, there was Donna Karan.