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WWD Forum Attendees Mingle at SKP Mall in Beijing

Execs from Hermès, Hugo Boss, Printemps and other companies gathered at SKP to sip prosecco and tour the mall.

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Fashion Shake-up: Consuelo Castiglioni Out at Marni

Francesco Risso will become creative director of the label.

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Raf Simons to Show at New York Fashion Week: Men’s

The designer will present his fall 2017 men’s collection on Feb. 1.

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Denim’s Latest Wave: Superskinny Styles Feed Boom in Sales

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The denim pendulum has swung. Retailers at specialty boutiques in the U.S. and Europe are bringing superskinny, unembellished jeans front and center and moving their boot-cut styles to the back of their stores.

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Denim’s Latest Wave: Superskinny Styles Feed Boom in Sales

The denim pendulum has swung back and stores around the world are kicking out boot-cut styles in favor of superskinny jeans.

clock March 30, 2006WWD Staff

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In Brief: Back At Cartier … Hudson’s Bay Closings … Federated Closing Facility …

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

clock March 30, 2006WWD Staff


H&M Profits Rise, U.S. Sales Robust

Sweden’s Hennes & Mauritz on Wednesday said profits increased 16 percent in the first quarter, but warned that cold March weather in Europe meant a soft start to spring.

clock March 30, 2006Robert Murphy

Sales at Zara, which generates more than 65 percent of Inditex revenues, grew 18 percent to 4.44 billion euros, or $5.5 billion.


Inditex Income Up 26% for Year

Spanish retailer Inditex, which runs Zara, said it’s ramping up expansion in Asia and Europe as it reported a 26 percent gain in 2005 net income.

clock March 30, 2006Robert Murphy

Chlo&#235 Sevigny in the spring Mia Shvili campaign

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Fashion Scoops: Nicky’s Bedtime … Bye-Bye, Diego … Screen Test …

Nicky Hilton turned up at AmericasMart in Atlanta last Friday to promote her Nicky Hilton Worldwide line with a fashion show.

clock March 30, 2006WWD Staff


IT Holding Losses Expand to $23.4M

IT Holding SpA widened its losses in 2005, but the company said it is optimistic for 2006.

clock March 30, 2006Amanda Kaiser

Christian Courtin-Clarins president and ceo of Clarins

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Beauty Beat: Analysts Bullish on Clarins … Imperial Chemical in Deal for Shaw Mudge … Israeli Cosmetics’ Sales Surpass $200M in ’05

Financial analysts were upbeat about Groupe Clarins’ turnout for 2005.

clock March 30, 2006WWD Staff


Bulgari’s Trapani Touts 32.3% Uptick in 4Q Net

Bulgari fell a bit short of its 2005 profitability target, but chief executive Francesco Trapani said he’s upbeat about a 32.3 percent surge in fourth-quarter net profits and a good start to the current year.

clock March 30, 2006Amanda Kaiser

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Memo Pad: Everyone’s A Critic … Look Alive

The Pulitzer Prize, in theory at least, is supposed to be a pure expression of journalistic merit.

clock March 30, 2006WWD Staff

Victoria Casals Tinker Bell necklace

Fashion Features

An Animation Invasion

Animated characters from Tom and Jerry to Snoopy are flying high and entering a more sophisticated orbit with a modern luxury spin.

clock March 30, 2006Robert Murphy


Walter Goes on the Air

Walter Baker has sought to make shopping for his brand as easy as flipping on the TV set.

clock March 30, 2006Lauren DeCarlo

Amma has been relaunched for spring with updated silhouettes.

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Newcomers Break Into the Game

A fresh crop of brands is looking for space in the $16.2 billion women’s activewear arena dominated by a few global players.

clock March 30, 2006Melanie Kletter and Rebecca Kleinman

Alexander McQueen

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Fashion Takes Paris

Top collections for fall in the City of Light based on page views during the first 12 days they were posted online.

clock March 30, 2006Cecily Hall and Emily Kaiser

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Right Partner Key To Sourcing Plans

Manufacturing, like marriage, comes down to finding the right partner.

clock March 30, 2006Vicki Rothrock and Constance Haisma-Kwok


Treasury Warns on China Currency

U.S. Treasury Undersecretary Timothy Adams sent a strong warning to China Wednesday that it has not done enough to allow its currency to appreciate against the dollar.

clock March 30, 2006Kristi Ellis


Belk Profits Leap 10.3% in ’05

Proffitt’s and McRae’s stores opened as Belk on March 8. The $620 million deal was completed in July.

clock March 30, 2006David Moin


GM Design Said Sold

It looks like GM Design Group has a new owner.

clock March 30, 2006Julee Greenberg


Obituary: Walter Singer, 76, Apparel Executive

Walter Singer, 76, an apparel executive whose career path was ever-changing, died Friday at his son Mark’s home in Westport, Conn.

clock March 30, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg


Obituary: Luigi d’Urso Dies at 52

Luigi d’Urso, the stylish Italian businessman and art historian who was married to French designer and model Ines de la Fressange, died Thursday of cardiac arrest, sources close to the family said Monday.

clock March 30, 2006WWD Staff

Sharon Stone in Dior


Killing Time

Sex, murder and insanity aren’t usual ingredients for a charity event, but Sharon Stone proved otherwise at the “Basic Instinct 2” premiere.

clock March 30, 2006WWD Staff

Amanda Brooks in Gucci


Skinny Minis

If there’s any doubt that spring has sprung, check out the thigh-grazing hemlines being paraded around the party circuit these days.

clock March 30, 2006WWD Staff

Louis Auchincloss


Social Graces

“The older you get, the more you find there isn’t anything new,” intones Louis Auchincloss.

clock March 30, 2006Elisa Lipsky-Karasz


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