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Consuelo Castiglioni to Leave Marni

Francesco Risso will become creative director of the label.

clock October 21, 2016Luisa 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 October 21, 2016Patty Huntington and Lorelei Marfil


Reebok Names Steinbruck Creative Director

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

clock October 21, 2016Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Reality Check: As the Runways Rock, Wal-Mart’s Metro 7 Rolls

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By this point, Wal-Mart's trendy new Metro 7 label should have been selling in a thousand stores, but it has reached only 860 doors. Why? Because the retailer can't keep up with demand.

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Hermès cited an uptick in sales of rtw by Jean Paul Gaultier.


Hermes Sales Increase

Hermes International posted a strong finish to 2005, even if its 8 percent gain in fourth-quarter sales, to 437.1 million euros, or $520 million, was behind the double-digit pace of many of its luxury peers.

clock February 9, 2006Miles Socha

The North Face reported a revenue gain of more than 25 percent during the fourth quarter.


VF Posts Record Earnings

VF Corp. turned in a third consecutive year of rising sales and record earnings in 2005, propelled by growing sales in its outdoor apparel and equipment segment.

clock February 9, 2006Ross Tucker

Oliver Peoples sunglasses.

Fashion Features

Oakley Grows With Oliver Peoples Buy

In an effort to boost its fashion cred and get into the luxury business, Oakley Inc. has acquired Oliver Peoples Inc., the Los Angeles luxury eyewear brand.

clock February 9, 2006Sophia Chabbott


Fashion Features

All Shook Up – Chaiken, Heatherette, Thakoon, Barbara Tfank, Costello Tagliapietra, Charles Nolan, Gustavo Arango, Keanan Duffty

Gotham had it all this week, as designers walked to the beat of their own drums.

clock February 9, 2006WWD Staff

Narciso Rodriguez

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As You Like It – Narciso Rodriguez, Michael Kors, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Rebecca Taylor, Daryl K

Fashion week provided a fine juxtaposition, displaying slim, clean looks as well as those that were liquid and layered.

clock February 9, 2006WWD Staff

Richard Chai

Fashion Features

Both Sides Now – Richard Chai, Rodarte, Malo, Diesel, Nanette Lepore, Peter Som

If designers have it their way this fall, girls will look feminine in frills at one moment, and tomboyish in military motifs the next.

clock February 9, 2006WWD Staff

Kate Spade

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Kate’s New View

With her usual wit and charm, Kate Spade unveiled her fall collection during the customary breakfast, which by now has become a must-stop for the fashion flock.

clock February 9, 2006WWD Staff

Elsa Pataky

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Front-Row Flash … Comeback Trail … High Times …

Among the regular crowd of Michael Kors devotees like Aerin Lauder, Lauren duPont and CeCe Cord, a fresh face graced his front row.

clock February 9, 2006WWD Staff

Ashley Olsen


Amore Italiano

Hollywood, by way of Milan, came to New York when Donatella Versace threw a star-studded affair for the reopening of her Fifth Avenue store.

clock February 9, 2006WWD Staff

Dayanara Torres models Metro 7 looks in Wal-Mart promotional pieces.


Fashion Reality Check: As the Runways Rock, Wal-Mart’s Metro 7 Rolls

By this point, Wal-Mart’s trendy new Metro 7 label should have been selling in a thousand stores, but it has reached only 860 doors.

clock February 9, 2006Katherine Bowers

Blue Cult is focusing on better construction and simplified designs. Here, the new and old styles.

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Blue Cult: Back to Basics … Predicting the Denim Fallout … Pepsi Goes Beyond the Pop

Blue Cult is counting on an overhaul of its image to kick-start sales and keep it from being lost in the expanding sea of premium denim.

clock February 9, 2006WWD Staff

Desiree Sangallo designed the collection.

Fashion Features

Cirque du Soleil Builds Brand Beyond the Ring

The company this summer plans to launch women’s ready-to-wear, which will be followed by men’s wear and children’s wear, and a fragrance project is in the works.

clock February 9, 2006Sharon Edelson

Carolina Kostner

Fashion Features

Ones to Watch at the Winter Games

The XX Winter Games will include some familiar faces as well as notable newcomers.

clock February 9, 2006Melanie Kletter and Luisa Zargani

Cesana-Sansicario is a popular destination near Turin.

Fashion Features

Scenic Resorts for Olympic Spectators

Starting this week, these slopes on the Alps will become home to the world’s fastest winter athletes.

clock February 9, 2006Alessandra Ilari


Amerex CEO Buys Firm

Outerwear company Amerex Group said Monday that Ira Ganger, president and chief executive officer, has acquired the firm from his longtime partner, Fred Shvetz.

clock February 9, 2006Melanie Kletter


Steven Madden Buys Accessories Maker

Steven Madden purchased privately held handbag and belt designer/manufacturer Daniel M. Friedman & Associates for $18 million in cash in an effort to complement and widen its reach beyond its core footwear business.

clock February 9, 2006Meredith Derby


Guess Fortifies Ranks for Global Growth

Guess Inc. made changes in its executive suite, including the departure of its cfo, as it expands internationally and transforms into a retailer.

clock February 9, 2006WWD Staff

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Memo Pad: Harper’s, Without Its Queen … Frey Rehashed

Britain’s new-generation Harper’s Bazaar, formerly Harpers and Queen, hits U.K. newsstands today.

clock February 9, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Customs Filling Import Inspector Jobs

In May, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, who had been appointed just two months earlier, pledged to fill the positions but did not address the delay in hiring.

clock February 9, 2006Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Dems Seek Trade Cop

Senior House Ways and Means Democrats introduced a bill Wednesday to create a so-called Congressional Trade Enforcer to assist small businesses challenging foreign trade barriers.

clock February 9, 2006Kristi Ellis

The eau de parfum and eau de toilette versions of Annick Goutal's Songes.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Goutal’s Latest Scent a Dream … L’Oreal Wins Knockoff Suit

Annick Goutal has dreamed up a romantic reverie for Songes, its latest women’s scent.

clock February 9, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Thailand Presence Grows With Second Fashion Week

The Thailand fashion industry in March is launching its second fashion week of runway presentations and a trade show to promote its fashion internationally.

clock February 9, 2006Joyce Barrett

A "State" jacket from the new Manuel collection.

Fashion Features

Urban Cowboy: Western Icon Rides Onto Runway

He made Johnny Cash the “Man in Black,” and put Elvis in gold lame and many a crystal-covered jumpsuit.

clock February 9, 2006Rose Apodaca

Fashion Features

Going, Going, Gone

The most popular international travel destinations for 2006.

clock February 9, 2006Cecily Hall and Emily Kaiser


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Details at Burberry September 2016 Show


Burberry Stock Gains on Report of Merger Consideration

clock October 21, 2016Lorelei Marfil

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