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Inside Bottega Veneta's 50th Anniversary Show

Tomas Maier eschewed trends in favor of a design ethos of “private luxury” for a collection that was effortlessly sophisticated.

clock 6hBridget Foley

Fashion

Ghesquière ‘Dives Deep’ Into Louis Vuitton

Designer and Michael Burke reflect on progress, next steps in creative retooling of luxury megabrand.

clock September 23, 2016Miles Socha

Retail

Five Left Dead in Shooting at Macy’s in Washington State

The shooter, thought to be a lone gunman, opened fire on Friday night.

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Saks’ Luxury Battle Plan: Focus on Shoppers’ Needs To Redefine Retail Image

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Saks Fifth Avenue is banking on "world class" customer service as a linchpin to help replenish its cachet in the fiercely competitive luxury segment.

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FICA Retools Annual Show

The Fur Information Council of America has scrapped its annual fashion show in favor of a more low-key and presumably less-expensive format.

clock March 22, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Textiles

Coalition Set to File New China Petitions

China safeguard petitions based on actual market disruption seem imminent, after a court ruling kept review of threat-based petitions stalled.

clock March 22, 2005Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

In Brief: VF Buys Reef … Fendi’s New Hire … Calvin Hire …

VF BUYS REEF: VF Corp. said Monday it was acquiring — for an undisclosed amount — Reef Holdings Corp., which does some $75 million in sales of surfer clothes and shoes, and is based in San Diego. VF said the acquisition…

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Fashion Features

Lily in Bloom

Talking with Lily Rabe, daughter of playwright David Rabe and actress Jill Clayburgh, who is making her Broadway debut in “Steel Magnolias.”

clock March 22, 2005Jacob Bernstein

Beauty Features

It Takes Two

While fashionistas were getting shut out of Marc Jacobs’ store opening party, L’Oréal toasted Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren and the launch of their first women’s fragrance, Flowerbomb.

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Fashion Features

Camera Ready

Sunday’s Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Awards proved a big night for Mario Testino. The celebrated photographer was being feted alongside the late Herb Ritts. “I don’t know where they found me a cosmo,” Testino…

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Fashion Features

Weekend Update

As Los Angeles Fashion Week came to a close, designers trotted out more grown-up and thoughtful looks on the runway for fall.

clock March 22, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Premiere Vision: Tuleh Talk

Dressed in a Tuleh print blouse and H&M jeans, Venessa Arizaga is ready to shop — for fabrics, that is. The Tuleh design assistant is in Paris for her fourth PV visit, this time selecting textiles for possible inclusion in the spring 2006…

clock March 22, 2005Daniela Gilbert

Fashion Features

Premiere Vision: Fair Ladies

For a first-timer, navigating PV can be a tiring task.

clock March 22, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

Movado Wins $25K In Knockoff Lawsuit

NEW YORK — Movado LLC won a $25,000 judgment against a New York wholesaler selling knockoffs of its most popular watch designs.

U.S. District Court Judge Denise L. Cote granted the award and issued a permanent injunction barring Woodside,…

clock March 22, 2005Ross Tucker

Financial

Andy Bond Named President of Asda

LONDON — Andy Bond, the man behind the successful George fashion label, was named Sunday as the new president of Wal-Mart owned Asda.

“Asda has a deep and strong management team, and an equally strong culture,” said John…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Quicksilver On Move … Kyra And Kevin … Tiara Time

QUIKSILVER ON MOVE: Quiksilver Inc. is expected to announce its acquisition of Ski Rossignol today. The surfwear giant kicked off talks with Rossignol last summer to buy the 45 percent stake held by the founding…

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Legal

WTO Panel to Examine Unfair Customs Claim

GENEVA — The World Trade Organization agreed Monday to set up a dispute panel to examine the U.S.’s complaint that the lack of uniform customs laws among the 25 nations of the European Union are an unnecessary barrier to…

clock March 22, 2005John Zarocostas

Fashion Features

First Ladies: Substance & Style

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D., N.Y.) spoke at the opening of two exhibits at the New-York Historical Society devoted to her former role of first lady.

clock March 22, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Memo Pad: House Beautification … Best Man For The Job … Erin Go Braugh …

HOUSE BEAUTIFICATION: It’s the classic renovation story. Knock down a wall, and suddenly the wiring needs replacing. Tinker with the wiring, and next it’s the pipes.

Ever since Mark Mayfield took…

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Retail Features

Hyosung Plans Western Push

Shoppers might not know the Creora spandex brand, but mill owners and apparel manufacturers are about to get acquainted with it.

clock March 22, 2005Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Swatches: GIDC At 20

GIDC AT 20: The Garment Industry Development Corp., a nonprofit group backed by the City of New York, the UNITE HERE union and the apparel industry, plans to mark its 20th anniversary with a fund-raising cocktail party Thursday night….

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Textiles

On the Fiber Front

PARIS — When it comes to fabrics, looks really can be deceiving. Take these samples from Expofil, a yarn fair that ran concurrently with Première Vision.

These innovative yarns for fall 2006 do everything from regulate body…

clock March 22, 2005Daniela Gilbert

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Douglas Sales Increase … Lauder Honored by Junior League of L.A.

BERLIN — Sales of Douglas Perfumeries increased 3 percent in the first five months of fiscal 2004-2005, which ended Feb. 28, the Douglas Group announced at its annual shareholders meeting last week.

Aided by “good Christmas…

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Retail Features

A New Place for Something Else

NEW YORK — It might have taken more than 35 years for Something Else to open a second store, but it was well worth the wait — especially for Brooklynites looking for a taste of Manhattan closer to their neighborhood.

Four decades…

clock March 22, 2005Meredith Derby

Fashion Features

Elyse Kroll Honored by LIM

NEW YORK — Move over, TV survivors, the industry paid tribute to one of its own last week at the Rainbow Room here, where the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising honored ENK founder and president Elyse Kroll.

Kroll raised the bar for…

clock March 22, 2005Stan Gellers

Fashion Features

Seven Strives for Growth With Collaborations

Seven For All Mankind is trying to scale new heights of jean design in a collaboration with T-shirt maker Great China Wall.

clock March 22, 2005Nola Sarkisian-Miller

Retail Features

Saks’ Luxury Battle Plan: Focus on Shoppers’ Needs To Redefine Retail Image

Saks Fifth Avenue is banking on “world class” customer service to replenish its cache in the fiercely competitive luxury segment.

clock March 22, 2005Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

The Middle Kingdom Takes Its Place

For most of their 2,200-year history, the Chinese have regarded their nation as the center of the universe. To understand this perspective, imagine the modern world without Chinese inventions such as gunpowder, the magnetic compass or silk.

The…

clock March 22, 2005Scott Malone

Fashion Features

Luxury Awaits

BEIJING — On a recent Saturday afternoon in this city’s high-end China World Shopping Center, the center-city mall was not exactly a madhouse.

There were the typical small groups of potential customers strolling the gleaming…

clock March 22, 2005Betsy Lowther

Fashion Features

Ogilvy & Mather Sees 100M Affluent Chinese in Future

BEIJING — The idea of newly rich Chinese consumers ready to buy goods bearing almost any name in a bid to show off their wealth may soon be out of date, according to a recent report by the Beijing office of Ogilvy & Mather.

The report…

clock March 22, 2005Betsy Lowther

Legal

The Gates Open

WASHINGTON — Life is starting to get a little easier for foreign companies looking to sell their brands in China, as that country begins to lift some of the legal barriers they faced.

As part of its World Trade Organization commitments, in…

clock March 22, 2005Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Metropolis of Manufacturing

DONGGUAN, China — With quotas lifted, China is rapidly flexing its muscles as a powerhouse of apparel production.

But China’s industry is by no means monolithic. The world’s most populous country is home to hundreds of apparel…

clock March 22, 2005Vicki Rothrock

Financial

By the Numbers

NEW YORK — Any discussion of China’s scale involves huge numbers. The country is home to 1.3 billion people, has an adjusted gross domestic product of $6.45 trillion and includes 22 provinces — with as much landmass as the…

clock March 22, 2005Scott Malone

Retail Features

In the Crosshairs

SHANGHAI — When elite golfers line up a putt, they don’t just aim for the hole, they zero in on a particular blade of grass along the rim of the hole. By aiming that precisely, they greatly improve their chances of getting the ball into the…

clock March 22, 2005Lisa Movius

Textiles

Turning to the East

Fabric and fiber makers such as Invista, International Textile Group and Malden Mills Industries have established manufacturing presences in China over the past few years, and the list of firms looking to follow their lead is growing.

clock March 22, 2005Scott Malone

Textiles

Safeguard Showdown

So far Turkey and Argentina have activated their safeguard mechanisms, which will allow their imports of select Chinese products to rise no more than 7.5 percent this year.

clock March 22, 2005John Zarocostas

Textiles

Mainetti’s Move

The company last week opened factories in Shenzhen and Shanghai, and plans to open another facility to make wooden hangers here in five to six weeks.

clock March 22, 2005Vicki Rothrock

Retail Features

Texan Twist

The Shanghai Mart, located in the Shanghai Hongqiao Economic Development Zone, is led by chairman and Chinese industrialist S.P. Tao, who is one of four owners.

clock March 22, 2005Rusty Williamson

Fashion Features

Flock This Way

After Jenni Kayne’s runway show on Friday, her boyfriend, L.A. realtor Richard Ehrlich, threw a late-late-night supper at his Coldwater Canyon home for her and 30 of their pals, including Peter…

clock March 22, 2005WWD Staff

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