P. Diddy’s Female Side: La Fata Named Designer Of Sean John Women’s

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Eagerly anticipating his new women's collection, Sean Combs confirmed Wednesday that Jenny La Fata has been named vice president of design at Sean John.

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Sean Combs and Jenny La Fata on Wednesday.

Fashion Features

P. Diddy’s Female Side: La Fata Named Designer Of Sean John Women’s

Eagerly anticipating his new women’s collection, Sean Combs confirmed Wednesday that Jenny La Fata has been named vice president of design at Sean John.

clock April 14, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Fashion Features

In Brief: Gottschalks Guidance … Tefron’s New CFO … Tiger Sale …

GOTTSCHALKS GUIDANCE: Gottschalks Inc., the retail chain based in Fresno, Calif., lowered its 2005 guidance, saying it expects to report earnings between 59 cents and 64 cents a share. Its prior estimate called for earnings of 62…

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ASME executive director Marlene Kahan and Martha Stewart.


Conde Nast Titles Win Nine ASME Awards

NEW YORK — The biggest surprise at this year’s National Magazine Awards, held here Wednesday at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, came at the very end of the ceremony, when Condé Nast’s Glamour won the general excellence prize in the…

clock April 14, 2005Jeff Bercovici and Sara James


A&F Settles Lawsuit, CFO Exits

NEW YORK — Two stockholders of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. got their wish on Friday when the specialty retailer’s chairman and chief executive officer, Michael Jeffries, agreed to cut a possible bonus in half to settle their claims that his…

clock April 14, 2005Meredith Derby


Barneys Headed to Beantown

NEW YORK — Barneys New York plans to open a flagship in Boston in spring 2006, representing the chain’s first major expansion move since it was purchased by Jones Apparel Group last December.

For the past few years, Barneys has been…

clock April 14, 2005David Moin

Muffy Nixon in Iceberg.


Viva La Vivier

New York’s social and fashion players hightailed it to the opening of the Roger Vivier boutique at Saks and to a dinner following at La Grenouille.

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Eye Scoop: Nicole’s Bing Moment

NICOLE’S BING MOMENT: Did Steve Bing ask Nicole Kidman to marry him, or did she just treat herself to a very nice gift? Kidman, in Berlin for the premiere of “The Interpreter,”…

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The Joyann Aristocrat jeans feature diamond buttons.

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Avondale Trims Loss … Antik Sees Public … Diamonds and Denim …

Avondale Trims Loss

Denim and twill maker Avondale Inc. reported a narrower loss in its second quarter, despite a 4.1 decline in sales resulting from the shutdown of its Graniteville, S.C., plant following a Jan. 6 train…

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The line is more directional than the core Fila collection.

Fashion Features

Filativa: Fila’s Younger Sibling

Fila’s new division, Filativa, launched last week with a collection of directional lifestyle looks aimed at women and men from 22 to 30 years old.

clock April 14, 2005Melanie Kletter

A suit from Inca, which is slated to present at the IMG swim show.

Fashion Features

Designers Dive Into New Show

NEW YORK — Several designer swim brands have committed to show at the first 7th on Sixth swimwear show, set to run July 16-20 in Miami Beach.

Among the lines now slated to show at the event are BCBG, Carmen Marc Valvo, Gideon Oberson,…

clock April 14, 2005Melanie Kletter

Fashion Features

Weddings Unveiled

The 10 most expensive costs for a formal wedding.

clock April 14, 2005Cecily Hall


CAFTA Progress Seen

Senate Finance Committee chairman Chuck Grassley said there appears to be “some” movement to support CAFTA among textile-state senators.

clock April 14, 2005Kristi Ellis

Nike identified factories making its branded products around the world.

Fashion Features

Labor Cites Nike Study as Model

Labor leaders hailed Nike’s report detailing its global monitoring procedures and factory names and locales as a model of corporate openness.

clock April 14, 2005Melanie Kletter


Latest China Data Shows Surge

NEW YORK — China’s market share in the categories of goods for which the U.S. may impose safeguard quotas continued to surge during the past two weeks, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Commerce Department.

China is…

clock April 14, 2005Scott Malone

Rose Marie Bravo


Burberry Sees Slowdown in Sales, Rise in Profits

Despite a slowdown in sales in the second half, Burberry is expecting pretax profits to outstrip expectations for the year ended March 31.

clock April 14, 2005Samantha Conti

Oscar de la Renta

Fashion Features

Oscar: No Time Like Present

NEW YORK — Discussing the seemingly daunting topic of “Women, Beauty & Image” was elementary for Oscar de la Renta.

With wit and candor, the designer talked at length Friday night about those combustible elements and…

clock April 14, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Nall with two of his designs.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Tory Daze … Nall’s New Range … Sleepy Socials …

TORY DAZE: Fresh from her appearance on Oprah last week, Tory Burch continues to hawk her Tory by TRB line with success. Indeed, a daylong “shopping party” at the Scoop store on the Upper East Side on…

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‘Moore’ Coach Stores in Japan

NAGOYA, Japan — For pop star and Coach spokesmodel Mandy Moore, her recent visit to Japan was as much about the handbags as it was about the food.

“I love sushi,” she said at a press conference here.

The singer, actress…

clock April 14, 2005Tsukasa Furukawa

Stacie Simmons

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Stacie Simmons’ ‘Beautiful Place’

NEW YORK — As a young girl, Stacie Simmons wanted to work behind the makeup counter at Bloomingdale’s. Now, at 30 years old, she is among beauty’s newest entrepreneurs.

Simmons, a Long Island native, has launched…

clock April 14, 2005Matthew W. Evans


Apparel Sales Decline To $16.18B in March

Sales at apparel and accessories stores slid 1.9 percent in March to $16.18 billion versus February, the Commerce Department reported.

clock April 14, 2005Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Blass Exploring Future Moves

NEW YORK — The intrigue at Bill Blass Ltd. continues.

As reported Monday, the firm has been approached by a potential buyer and is exploring its options.

Now, longtime sales director John Lindsey has exited, and Blass promoted…

clock April 14, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Donald Potard

Fashion Features

Gaultier Names Labaume to Replace Potard

PARIS — The house of Jean Paul Gaultier said Tuesday it would replace its outgoing president with an executive who has worked at Ines de la Fressange and most recently at Balmain.

Eric Labaume, 53, who also has worked at French…

clock April 14, 2005Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

To the Kilt

For anyone who’s ever pondered the mystery of what lies beneath — the kilt, that is — the answer could have come when New York celebrated its first annual Tartan Week. It was expanded from Tartan Day, which the U.S. Senate recognized…

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