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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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American Image Abroad: Putting Politics Aside, U.S. Brands Still Strong

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Overview

Just what does it take for European consumers to forgo an iPod, a bottle of Aveda shampoo, a pair of Gap stretch denims or a Polo Ralph Lauren fragrance? Whatever it is, it's certainly U.S. politics.

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Fashion Features

Silver Strike

NEW YORK — Girls do just wanna have fun — especially when it comes to dressing up. Here, Zang Toi added dazzle to a snakeskin sheath with a metallic finish and a Chantilly lace hem. Shoes by Marc Jacobs; bracelet from Barbara Flood for…

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Financial

American Image Abroad: Putting Politics Aside, U.S. Brands Still Strong

While there may be a fair amount of anti-Bush and anti-American sentiment in Europe, it’s clearly not stopping consumers from buying U.S. brands.

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Fashion Features

Tardy Gaultier Deliveries Hit Hermès

Citing stormy weather in Japan and late delivery of its RTW from Jean Paul Gaultier, Hermès’ third-quarter sales gained 1.4 percent to $373.9 million.

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Fashion Features

Victoria’s Secret Campaign Sidetracked for ‘Logistics’

The kickoff for Victoria’s Secret’s much-publicized Angels Across America campaign was grounded Monday by what the company said were logistical issues. But a small protest by an environmentalist group waving mock chain saws called…

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Retail Features

In Brief: Pressman Departs Polo … Chef Book Turns Page … Kmart’s Rewards …

PRESSMAN DEPARTS POLO: Bonnie Pressman, senior vice president of women’s accessories at Polo Ralph Lauren, has left the company. Pressman joined Ralph Lauren in 1998 as senior vice president and women’s fashion director, giving up a…

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Fashion Features

More Moves For Versace

NEW YORK — The executive ranks of Gianni Versace SpA underwent more changes on Monday, with a new commercial director announced in Milan, as the head of its U.S. division resigned to join Oscar de la Renta Ltd. as chief financial…

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People

Night and Day … Belly Laughs … Family Ties

The long-lost gift bag had a revival at a series of lunches in New York…Bowles over in London…Lost in “Los Angeles.”

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Fashion Features

Philadelphia Story

Philadelphia textile designer Kevin O’Brien is going to Kathmandu, Nepal, to meet with local cashmere producers to translate his print ideas onto the fabric.

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Fashion Features

Fuzzy Wuzzy

NEW YORK — What’s fluffy, cozy and furry all over? No, not your favorite teddy bear. It’s next fall’s sweater, which will most likely be a chic cocoon of alpaca, mohair or angora yarns. At September’s trio of Paris…

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Fashion Features

Fine Leather

NEW YORK — Even if beauty is only skin deep, many of the animal skins shown at last month’s I.M.I. (Incontro Moda Immagine) New York were certainly worth a good, long look. There, at the first intimate gathering of just seven of…

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Fashion Features

Down Is Up in Coats

RTW: There’s no snow on the ground yet, but that hasn’t stopped shoppers in the Northeast from buying down jackets and ski-inspired looks.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Newbies Mull Over Frank Advice

NEW YORK — In a matter of an hour or so, hundreds of entrepreneurial designers learned that self-employment requires more than a sunny outlook in Seventh Avenue’s stormy business cycles.

A panel of industry experts doled out advice…

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Financial

Calvin’s Roman Holiday

The first Calvin Klein store in Italy for its black label line is a three-story signal that the American brand is more than just underwear and fragrances.

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Financial

Ann Taylor Elevates Krill

Kay Krill, the driving force behind the success of Ann Taylor Loft, has been promoted to president of the parent Ann Taylor Stores Corp.

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Financial

Oil, Quotas the Talk of L.A. Show

Executives at the Los Angeles Textile Show were looking for ways to battle high oil prices and the looming end of the quota system.

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Textiles

Obituary: Ray Shockley

WASHINGTON — Ray Shockley, a former executive vice president of the American Textile Manufacturers Institute, a predecessor to the National Council of Textile Organizations, died at his home in Atlanta on Wednesday. He was 80.

Shockley, a…

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Fashion Features

They Are Wearing: Style on the Run

NEW YORK — Most runners at the ING NYC Marathon Sunday clearly chose function over fashion when it came to their running attire, but a few women used the 26.2-mile race to make a bold statement. A poodle skirt, giant, hot pink Afro wigs and a…

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Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Boots Net Falls 52.2% in Half

Boots Net Falls 52.2% in Half

LONDON — Boots Plc, the U.K. pharmacy and beauty retailer, saw first-half profits plummet 52.2 percent to $173.1 million, or 94.5 million pounds, from $362.4 million, or 197.9 million pounds, in the…

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Memo Pad: Absolute Blue Blood … Spin-offs and Knockoffs … A Bridge Too Far

ABSOLUTE BLUE BLOOD: Borough-born Andrew Essex knows how to target the upper echelons of New York society: Hire them. As editor in chief of Absolute, the forthcoming monthly aimed at affluent New Yorkers with household incomes of more…

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Financial

Weaver Sets Plan as PacSun Gains

NEW YORK — Greg Weaver, outgoing chief executive officer of Pacific Sunwear of California Inc., will focus on either launching a new concept or looking at acquisitions for the company when he leaves his post in April.

Weaver, who will…

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Fashion Features

Taylor Heads to Herbert Mines

NEW YORK — Cathy B. Taylor, a former president and chief executive officer at Cole-Haan, has been named managing director at Herbert Mines Associates.

Taylor, who will report to Hal Reiter, chairman and ceo of the executive search firm, is…

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Financial

Eighth China Quota Petition Filed

WASHINGTON — The coalition of textile and apparel industry groups seeking to curb Chinese apparel and textile imports filed its eighth China safeguard petition Monday against imports of certain synthetic filament fabric, a category that was…

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