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French High Court Rejects Burkini Ban

Rights groups applaud the decision as a victory for individual and religious freedom.

clock 50mMiles Socha

Business

Prada Profits Slump 25% in H1

Revenues dropped 15 percent, despite the "first signs of improving trends in Mainland China.”

clock 2hGordon Sirlisi

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celeb Scent Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 11hRachel Strugatz

Targeting Fast Fashion: Discounter to Showcase Global Designer Lines

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Overview

Target is trying to polish its image in fast fashion's heady realm, showcasing limited-edition collections from international designers. The retailer is launching Go International, which will kick off in February with the designer Luella Bartley.

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Retail Features

Targeting Fast Fashion: Discounter to Showcase Global Designer Lines

Target is entering fast-fashion’s heady realms, launching Go International, a program of limited-edition collections from international designers.

clock October 19, 2005Katherine Bowers

Financial

LVMH Sales Increase in Qtr.

Luxury’s smooth ride continues for LVMH, which reported a 12 percent organic rise in third-quarter sales to 3.43 billion euros, or $4.18 billion.

clock October 19, 2005Miles Socha

Fashion Features

QVC, CFDA Initiative Continues With Showcase

QVC is going into round two with the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

clock October 19, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

In Brief: Another Nod To UCC … Cotton Challenge … Quiksilver Cuts Forecast

A brief look at some of the day’s stories.

clock October 19, 2005WWD Staff

Martha’s New Mag

The new Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia lifestyle magazine for thirtysomethings has been given the green light for a launch, according to MSLO insiders.

clock October 19, 2005Sara James

Memo Pad: Scott Free … Seventeen Minutes Of Fame … Truman’s Return

Was it a conspiracy? That’s what some attendees of the American Magazine Conference were semiseriously muttering Tuesday.

clock October 19, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Brioni Taps Ortiz as Creative Director

Brioni said Tuesday it tapped Spanish designer Cristina Ortizas as creative director for its growing women’s collection.

clock October 19, 2005Courtney Colavita

Financial

Vuitton, Burlington Coats Go Back to District Court

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a Manhattan federal district court ruling last week that denied a Louis Vuitton Malletier request for a preliminary injunction against Burlington Coat Factory.

clock October 19, 2005Liza Casabona

Financial

Wholesale Prices Feel Pinch From Energy Cost Hike

Inflationary pressures put the squeeze on U.S. apparel and textile makers struggling against rising energy prices, the Producer Price Index revealed.

clock October 19, 2005Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Sara Lee Dubs Spin-off Hanesbrands Inc.

Sara Lee Branded Apparel has created a name for its spin-off company, Hanesbrands Inc., expected to become effective next summer.

clock October 19, 2005Karyn Monget

People

A Family Affair

Delfina was less concerned about the Roman guys at the party and more about the gift she had hoped her mom would get her: a bottle green Mini Cooper.

clock October 19, 2005Courtney Colavita

People

Legally Blondie

Blondie, blondes and a former blonde were all in attendance to support the Swarovski Fashion Rocks event in Monaco.

clock October 19, 2005Miles Socha

Fashion Features

Bristol’s Department Store Push

Susan Bristol, the Boston-based knitwear firm, is launching a department store-based line called Bristol Inc. for spring selling.

clock October 19, 2005Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

Lilla P Widens Its Focus for Spring

The seven-year-old T-shirt firm, offering contemporary style Ts to women looking for a misses’ fit, is expanding with the spring collection.

clock October 19, 2005Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

Jones Selects Model Teachers

Jones Apparel Group is out to make teachers look and feel their best.

clock October 19, 2005Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

Quest for Real Thing Points to Comfort

The cascade of cash from youths and young adults, banked on forever by the fashion business, could be flowing more slowly with the Millennial generation’s ever-shifting priorities.

clock October 19, 2005Valerie Seckler

Financial

Making a Power Play for Women

The sports giant’s foot-dragging trek to marketing full-throttle to women was based on the same misconceptions that have slowed much of corporate America.

clock October 19, 2005Valerie Seckler

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: You’ve Got A Friend … Interior Ways … Bidding Night

When celebrity shutterbug Andrew Macpherson photographed Gerda Theron’s recent wedding for his friend Charlize, the Oscar-winner decided to return the favor.

clock October 19, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Chalayan Taps Into Modern Art World

Few designers’ work lends itself so easily to a conceptual context as that of Hussein Chalayan.

clock October 19, 2005Melissa Drier

Fashion Features

EC President Stresses Broader Scope for Doha Talks

Agriculture is important, but global trade talks shouldn’t neglect industrial goods and services.

clock October 19, 2005Evan Clark

Fashion Features

New Locale For Trafik’s Second Show

With a new location here, the second edition of the Trafik trade show will be an expanded version of the spring debut featuring more premium denim and contemporary lines.

clock October 19, 2005Georgia Lee

Fashion Features

Through the Looking Glass

Kidada Jones, daughter of Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton, has signed a deal with Disney for an Alice in Wonderland-themed project.

clock October 19, 2005Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

Global Labor Study Cites Human Rights Violations

Textile and apparel workers in many poor countries in Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East were subjected in 2004 to serious human rights violations.

clock October 19, 2005John Zarocostas

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Niki Taylor, L&T ‘Begin’ Fragrance Launch … Inter Parfums 3Q Net Up

Even with Manhattan experiencing the eighth straight day of flooding rains, the weather outside didn’t wash out supermodel Niki Taylor’s fragrance debut inside Lord & Taylor Friday.

clock October 19, 2005WWD Staff

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