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French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at the Age of 86

The French designer was synonymous with striped sweaters and Left Bank insouciance.

clock 17hMiles Socha

Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Next Fenty Puma Show

The music star had launched the collection last February during New York Fashion Week.

clock 24hMiles Socha

Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 14hAlexandra Steigrad

The Chase for Talent: Battleground Shifts To the Executive Suite

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Overview

Fierce. That is how headhunters describe the level of competition today among fashion and luxury firms for scarce management talent, with some predicting an inevitable and growing influx of executives from other industries.

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Fashion Features

The Chase for Talent: Battleground Shifts To the Executive Suite

Competition is fierce among fashion firms for management talent, and some predict an influx of executives coming from other industries.

clock May 9, 2006Miles Socha

Financial

Mervyns to Grow Out West

Mervyns said it plans to open four stores before the end of the year, marking the chain’s first new units since it became a private company.

clock May 9, 2006David Moin

Financial

SFA Not Shuttering Mission Viejo Unit

Saks Fifth Avenue will continue to operate its 100,000-square-foot Mission Viejo Mall store in California, reversing an October 2004 decision to close it.

clock May 9, 2006David Moin

Fashion Features

In Brief: Zale Taps Mihalko … Getting Her Kicks

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

clock May 9, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Britney, Arden Hit $300 Million Mark … Revlon Run Fights Cancer … Douglas Ups Sales Guidance …

Say what you will about pop princess Britney Spears, but you can’t accuse her of not moving product.

clock May 9, 2006WWD Staff

Memo Pad: Spinning The Web … Old Boys’ Network

How anxious is the magazine industry to start “getting” the Internet?

clock May 9, 2006WWD Staff

People

Chow For Now

Roberto Cavalli held court last Wednesday night at a Teen Vogue-hosted affair in honor of his secondary line, Just Cavalli.

clock May 9, 2006WWD Staff

People

Center Stage

A typically rambunctious group of 12- and 13-year-old boys surrounds a leggy blonde at Lincoln Center, elbowing for room as their chaperone snaps a picture.

clock May 9, 2006Vanessa Lawrence

Fashion Features

A Tale of Two Fashion Weeks

India’s dueling fashion weeks showcased emerging labels with commercial viability and generated significant interest from international buyers.

clock May 9, 2006Betsy Lowther

Fashion Features

Best in Show

Here are some designers in the spotlight at fashion weeks in Mumbai and New Delhi.

clock May 9, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Warm Winter Takes Toll on Fur Orders

Still dealing with high inventories from mild winter weather, buyers at NAFFEM were focusing on fashion and novelty pieces for fall.

clock May 9, 2006Brian Dunn

Retail Features

Zero Turns 10 With New Village Store

It’s been 10 years since Maria Cornejo settled here from Paris, and she is treating herself to something special in this milestone year.

clock May 9, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

David Spooner on Trade, Politics and Safeguards

David Spooner, one of the architects of the trade pact that laid out the scope of imports from China through the end of 2008, is no longer in the white-hot center of apparel and textiles politics, but still has a hand in trade and a soft spot for the…

clock May 9, 2006Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Tefron Sees Triple-Digit Earnings Rise in 1Q

Rising sales and drastic cost reductions spurred Tefron, the Israeli seamless apparel firm, to triple-digit first-quarter earnings gains.

clock May 9, 2006Ross Tucker

Fashion Features

Young Designers Eye Recognition in Hyeres

It was a case of Hyeres today and, with luck, New York, Milan and Paris tomorrow at the International Festival of Fashion & Photography.

clock May 9, 2006Emilie Marsh

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