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Consuelo Castiglioni to Leave Marni

Francesco Risso will become creative director of the label.

clock 13hLuisa 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 13hPatty Huntington and Lorelei Marfil


Reebok Names Steinbruck Creative Director

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

clock 17hJean E. Palmieri

Seizing the Moment: Belgian Designers Chart Growth Plans

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Things are looking rosier for other Belgian designers, too, who acknowledge that fashion, after years of exaggerated femininity, ruffles and ribbons, is swinging back to their strengths: sobriety, tailoring and dark romanticism.

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Dries Van Noten invests in his runway shows as his main communication tool

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Seizing the Moment: Belgian Designers Chart Growth Plans

Belgian designers are proving that persevering with a business strategy that’s often the opposite of the luxury giants is not the height of folly.

clock April 3, 2006Miles Socha

Tourneau Time Dome in Las Vegas.


Time for Tourneau in Asia

Watch retailer Tourneau has formed an Asian joint venture to open stores in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan within five years.

clock April 3, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag and Sophia Chabbott


Esmerian Buys Fred Leighton

Fred Leighton, purveyor of estate jewels to the rich and famous, has been acquired by Ralph Esmerian, a fine jewelry dealer.

clock April 3, 2006Sophia Chabbott

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Coming This Week

A look at the coming week’s events.

clock April 3, 2006WWD Staff

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In Brief: Extra Credit … A Cassini Salute … Glam For A Cause

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

clock April 3, 2006WWD Staff

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Despite Split, Simmonses Say Business as Usual

How will Russell and Kimora Lee Simmons manage to work together now that they’ve split?

clock April 3, 2006Jacob Bernstein

Glenda Bailey

Memo Pad: Bazaar Hubbub … Dismantling Cargo … Dazed In Australia

As Harper’s Bazaar editor in chief Glenda Bailey’s contract heads toward its expiration date later this year, speculation naturally is growing about her future with the magazine.

clock April 3, 2006WWD Staff

An inspirational page from Playboy's American Vaudeville stylebook for fall 2006.

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Playboy Hops Into U.S. Lingerie Scene

There’s a lot on Playboy’s plate when it comes to lingerie.

clock April 3, 2006Karyn Monget

Izod's mix and match bra and pants.

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New Biflex Has Aggressive Plans

The Biflex Intimates Group is poised to grow in the next few years with a two-tiered strategy: acquisitions and licensing ventures.

clock April 3, 2006Karyn Monget


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Global Interest Reignites Mipel

Italian leather goods firms got good action from U.S., Japanese and Russian buyers for fall at the Mipel trade fair.

clock April 3, 2006Luisa Zargani

Rings from the Veleno collection

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Pomellato’s Jewels Take America

Pomellato is riding its strong performance onto U.S. shores, with store openings and two new collections.

clock April 3, 2006Alessandra Ilari

A divan in Versaces new Home Couture furniture line

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Designers Head Home

A string of fashion designers are launching collections and staging elaborate sets at the Salone del Mobile furniture exhibition in Milan.

clock April 3, 2006Luisa Zargani

Rosa Clará and Karl Lagerfeld


Lagerfeld, Rosa Clara Sign Licensing Deal

Karl Lagerfeld has inked a licensing deal with Spanish bridal manufacturer Rosa Clara to produce and distribute a minimum of 25 styles on a twice-yearly basis under the label Lagerfeld Collection.

clock April 3, 2006Barbara Barker

A rendering of Beauty On Stage

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: All the World’s a ‘Stage’ at Cosmoprof

Cosmoprof will inject a bit of entertainment into this year’s cosmetics trade show with Beauty On Stage, a theater-like space where at least 10 selective beauty companies will host events.

clock April 3, 2006Stephanie Epiro


Acquisitions Aid G-III Net in ’05

Even though sales jumped 80 percent, sportswear manufacturer G-III Apparel Group Ltd. posted a fourth-quarter net loss on Thursday that was flat with the prior year’s loss.

clock April 3, 2006Meredith Derby


Tarrant Apparel Group Sees Improved 4th Qtr.

Tarrant Apparel Group reported a significantly narrowed fourth-quarter loss on Thursday, and for the full year swung to a profit from a loss a year ago.

clock April 3, 2006Meredith Derby


Managing the Transition

The apparel and retail industries are expert at outsourcing products, but they still haven’t gotten the knack of importing top management.

clock April 3, 2006Arnold J. Karr

A look from On Gossamer


Carole Hochman Acquires On Gossamer

The Carole Hochman Design Group signed an agreement Friday to acquire the assets of Miami-based On Gossamer, a maker of contemporary foundations.

clock April 3, 2006Karyn Monget


Court Sets Decision Date In Morgan Stanley Appeal

The appeals court here set June 30 as the date it will deliver its decision as Morgan Stanley seeks to fend off a January 2004 ruling of “gross misconduct” and a 30 million euro, or $36 million, penalty.

clock April 3, 2006Miles Socha and Emilie Marsh

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Honduras, Nicaragua Set to Enact CAFTA

Honduras and Nicaragua were expected to fully enact the Central American Free Trade Agreement over the weekend, according to U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman.

clock April 3, 2006Evan Clark


Report: Apparel Trade Lifts Asian Economy

The liberalization of global trade in textiles and apparel helped spur economic growth and exports last year across Asia.

clock April 3, 2006John Zarocostas

Barbara Ks clothes for the woman who is handy around the house

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Barbara K’s Fashion Fix

Barbara K has a solution for the woman who is handy around the house and wants to look good wielding a hammer.

clock April 3, 2006David Moin


New Software at Casual Male To Speed Up Development

Casual Male Retail Group expects to slash by half the time it takes to develop merchandise and get it into stores once the retailer has fully deployed software that tracks activity every step of the way.

clock April 3, 2006Denise Power


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