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BREAKING: Consuelo Castiglioni to Leave Marni

Francesco Risso will become creative director of the label.

clock 6hLuisa Zargani


British Designer Richard Nicoll Dies at 39

The designer had most recently been freelancing after running his own label and working at Cerruti and Jack Wills.

clock 6hPatty Huntington and Lorelei Marfil


Reebok Names Steinbruck Creative Director

The designer has worked for Ellie Saab, Porsche Design and Kenneth Cole.

clock 10hJean E. Palmieri

Versace Signs Watch Deal With Timex

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Versace has inked a deal to sell its Swiss watch subsidiary to Timex, which will produce licensed Versace watches, jewelry and writing instruments.

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Gas Fragrance for Men

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Gas Unveils Men’s Scent … Well-Dressed With Good Hair

Gas Unveils Men’s Scent

MILAN — Italian jeans brand Gas has created its first men’s fragrance to accompany its hip, urban image.

Called Gas Fragrance for Men, the scent was created to be an extension of the…

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Steamship Group Warns Of Potential Price Hike

NEW YORK — Amid significant cost uncertainties for importers, an organization of major steamship companies transporting goods across the Pacific is warning that its members will likely raise prices next year by at least 11 to 12 percent….

clock November 16, 2004Scott Malone

A dress from Cass Guy

Fashion Features

Cass Guy Gets Ready for Its Close-Up

NEW YORK — Just as her brand’s name, Cass Guy, borrows from her past and hints at her future, Cassie Williams hopes her clothes will do the same for other women.

Williams, a former designer for Rebecca Taylor, has designed a…

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Fashion Features

Market Basket: MOMA Digs Yeohlee … Body of Work … Going to the Dogs

MOMA DIGS YEOHLEE: When the refurbished Museum of Modern Art reopens Saturday, staffers in its three restaurants will also be stylish — thanks to Yeohlee. The designer has whipped up uniforms for the Modern, Cafe 2 and Terrace 5,…

clock November 16, 2004WWD Staff

A dress from Jackie Rogers’ new line.


Rogers Heads South for Winter

NEW YORK — Jackie Rogers is counting on snowbirds to lift sales at her new Palm Beach store above $1 million in its first year.

Located on Worth Avenue, a well-traveled spot with serious shoppers, the designer’s 500-square-foot…

clock November 16, 2004WWD Staff

The new setup at Vera Wang's bridal store.


Wang Stretches Beyond Bridal

NEW YORK — Vera Wang rang up $200,000 in retail sales at a two-day trunk show at Bergdorf Goodman last week. Instead of wedding gowns, shoppers were scooping up sweaters, brocade pieces, embroidered skirts and dresses from the designer’s…

clock November 16, 2004Rosemary Feitelberg

Alvin Valley has dabbled in fur.

Fashion Features

Valley, Roi Layer on Fur

Alvin Valley and Alice Roi have each signed five-year licensing deals for fur collections, Valley with LeGar Inc. and Roi with Tendler Furs.

clock November 16, 2004WWD Staff

GdA’s silk prints in muted autumn hues of cappuccino, blue-gray and gold evoked the Seventies.


Luxury Leads Italian Fabric Fairs

Judging by the stands at a pair of Italian trade shows, luxurious fabrics with festive designs will be a key for fall 2005-winter 2006.

clock November 16, 2004Phyllis Macchioni


Versace Signs Watch Deal With Timex

Versace has inked a deal to sell its Swiss watch subsidiary to Timex, which will produce licensed Versace watches, jewelry and writing instruments.

clock November 16, 2004Amanda Kaiser

Martha Nelson


Memo Pad: What’s New at People … Vamp Revamped … Life & Turnstile …

WHAT’S NEW AT PEOPLE: Just as teens are expected to periodically check in with their moms or dads, Teen People’s managing editor Amy Barnett must now regularly touch base with her parent — title, that is. A subtle…

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A style from Zvezdochka, a limited-edition footwear collection by Nike and designer Marc Newson.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Moving On … New Project … Space Landing

MOVING ON: In no time at all, Jennifer Creel has gone from hand soaps (she is introducing L’Atelier du Savon in the U.S.) to daytime soaps (she will debut on “The Bold and the Beautiful” later this month). But on…

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A display of women’s apparel.


Lane Crawford Goes Large in Hong Kong

HONG KONG — Luxury retailer Lane Crawford has given this city a new 82,000-square-foot room with a view.

Its latest location in the International Finance Center skyscraper, boasting spectacular views of Victoria Harbour, aims to appeal…

clock November 16, 2004Vicki Rothrock

Fashion Features

Study: Luxury Spending Set to Improve in Fourth

NEW YORK — More consumers bought luxury apparel in the third quarter, though the luster of the sector overall dimmed because of stock market declines and the uncertainties stemming from the U.S. presidential election campaign, a new survey said….

clock November 16, 2004Valerie Seckler

Maurizio Cattelan’s untitled sculpture at the Louvre.


The French Connection

The Louvre’s new spectacle…Breaking bread with Ina Garten, the Food Network’s “Barefoot Contessa”…Le Baron goes hip…a Texas scoop.

clock November 16, 2004WWD Staff


In Brief: Jones Downgrade … Peek to Fit … Ho Ho Ho …

JONES DOWNGRADE: Citing risks associated with the planned acquisition of Barneys New York, Moody’s Investors Service on Friday revised its outlook of Jones Apparel Group Inc. to negative from stable. The revision is an indication that…

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Fashion Features

Andrew Marc Gets Funding

Outerwear firm Andrew Marc has completed a recapitalization, with funding from GB Palladin, the investment arm of Gordon Bros. Group.

clock November 16, 2004Vicki M. Young


Kmart Court Ruling Stands

The Supreme Court said it would let stand a lower court ruling that Kmart Corp., after filing bankruptcy in 2002, erred in how it paid suppliers.

clock November 16, 2004Joanna Ramey

Many retailers and vendors are shipping bras by air to the U.S. to beat the anticipated embargo and get them through Customs before the ships carrying competitors’ bras arrive.


Pre-Holiday Nightmare: Retailers Rush to Beat Embargoes on Key Items

Stores could be strapped for the holidays if a U.S. Customs review of bras leaves them exposed and embargoes lock out critical holiday merchandise.

clock November 16, 2004Kristi Ellis

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Fashion Features

A Casual Affair

NEW YORK — Let’s face it, khaki is more than just a color, it’s an entire look. Gap will show its spring collection tonight, and if the firm has its way, every stylish girl will want a piece cut from that ubiquitous cotton twill….

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Details at Burberry September 2016 Show


Burberry Stock Gains on Report of Merger Consideration

clock 1hLorelei Marfil

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