Prada, Miu Miu Soar But Lang and Sander Send Group Into Red

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Overview

Prada Group touted double-digit sales jumps for its Prada and Miu Miu brands but the firm posted a loss in 2004.

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A fall 2005 runway look from Prada.

Fashion Features

Prada, Miu Miu Soar But Lang and Sander Send Group Into Red

Prada Group touted double-digit sales jumps for its Prada and Miu Miu brands but the firm posted a loss in 2004.

clock May 31, 2005Amanda Kaiser

Fashion Features

McQueen, Puma Join Forces

Puma is teaming up with provocative designer Alexander McQueen for its latest collaborative collection.

clock May 31, 2005Melanie Kletter

Textiles

Tension Escalates Between China, U.S. and EU

China abolishes its tariff plan as the U.S. and European Union institute safeguard quotas on six apparel and textile categories.

clock May 31, 2005Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Ungaro Taps Fashion Consultants

In the wake of poor reviews and lackluster orders for fall, Ungaro is tinkering with its design formula.

clock May 31, 2005Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

Tuesday: The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence report for May.
Gottchalks Inc. and Whitehall Jewelers report first-quarter sales and earnings.

Thursday: Major U.S. retailers report on…

clock May 31, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

In Brief: Lingerie Moves

LINGERIE MOVES: Two serious candidates are reportedly interested in purchasing Sara Lee Corp.’s troubled apparel business in Europe. According to reports in France, PAI Partners, a Paris-based investment fund, and Oaktree Capital…

clock May 31, 2005WWD Staff

The exterior of Space NK Men.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Space NK Reveals a Masculine Side

Twelve years ago, Space NK founder Nicky Kinnaird helped to pioneer the U.K.’s niche beauty movement with the launch of her first apothecary store in 1993.

clock May 31, 2005Ellen Burney

Angelica Cheung

People

Memo Pad: Vogue Convergence … Measure For Measure … How To Be Kimora

VOGUE CONVERGENCE: At least two Vogue editors in chief — besides Anna Wintour — glided through New York last week. Carine Roitfeld, editor of French Vogue, was in town for a shoot with…

clock May 31, 2005WWD Staff

Barneys' stark Alber Elbaz window showcases an Irving Penn photograph of the Lanvin designer.

Fashion Features

Barneys Fetes CFDA Honorees

Barneys New York is going for the serene and the cacophonous for its latest window display extravaganza.

clock May 31, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

People

True Colors

Fearlessly talking with British writer-director Martha Fiennes about her new movie, “Chromophobia.”

clock May 31, 2005Marcy Medina

Mitch Epstein

People

American Landscape

Flipping through Mitch Epstein’s new book.

clock May 31, 2005Emily Holt

WWD Image

Retail

Adec Revs Up the Fashion Quota

Seven months after Philippe Adec retired, the company that bears his name is rejuvenating itself to attract more young-minded shoppers.

clock May 31, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

A David Meister suit from Neiman Marcus' August book.

Retail

A New Meister Plan for Suits

It appears that Neiman Marcus will be well-suited with David Meister.

clock May 31, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Carolina Herrera's Barbie.

People

Fashion Scoops: The Barbie Twins … Food Fetish … Oh, What a Night

THE BARBIE TWINS: Though their styles couldn’t be more diverse, Carolina Herrera and Lilly Pulitzer are the latest designers to suit up Barbie. Herrera will perpetuate the statuesque…

clock May 31, 2005WWD Staff

Sue Rhein at work at Corniche Furs.

Fashion Features

Retired Brass Starts ‘Fur for Vets’

Sue Rhein’s plan to make fur blankets for disabled veterans isn’t a typical summer project.

clock May 31, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Financial

Luigi Botto Getting Back on Track

Luigi Botto Group is bouncing back from financial woes with a $12.4 million capital infusion, and a focus on technology and exclusivity.

clock May 31, 2005Luisa Zargani

Diesel by Lesley Mobo's slashed and draped jersey top is made.

Textiles

Earthly Inspirations Help Save Planet

In a roundtable Thursday at the Ingeo fiber showroom here, a diverse industry group gathered to discuss “Creative Motivation Through Sustainable Resources” and the importance of designing with environmentally friendly fabrics.

clock May 31, 2005Julee Greenberg

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