The Markets

Muslim Fashion Industry Reacts to France's Burkini Ban

Designers, including burkini creator Aheda Zanetti, are puzzled over the recent backlash.

clock 4hRitu Upadhyay

Fashion

Hilfiger to Create Fashion Carnival at South Street Seaport

The designer will showcase the fall Tommy x Gigi Collection designed in collaboration with supermodel Gigi Hadid.

clock 22hLisa Lockwood

Business

Paris Stands to Lose $1.5 Billion in Tourism This Year

Visits by Japanese tourists in the first six months of the year fell 46.2 percent, Russians by 35 percent and Italians by 27.7 percent.

clock 7hMiles Socha

In Focus

Zika Fears Causing Bug-Repellent Clothes to Sell Out

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is shifting funding to develop a vaccine for Zika.

Jones on the Block: Giant Eyes Vera Deal As Equity Firms Circle

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Overview

Jones Apparel Group may be in play, but that doesn't appear to be stopping the apparel giant from courting new deals. According to sources, Jones has been negotiating a deal with Vera Wang, possibly to produce a new line.

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Fashion Features

Jones on the Block: Giant Eyes Vera Deal As Equity Firms Circle

Jones Apparel Group may be in play, but that doesn’t appear to be stopping the apparel giant from courting new deals.

clock June 15, 2006Vicki M. Young and Lisa Lockwood

Financial

Malverdi Said Joining John Galliano

John Galliano, gearing up to launch a second ready-to-wear line, will soon welcome a new top manager, WWD has learned.

clock June 15, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Phillip’s Foibles … Decorating Needs

In his many decades as Queen Elizabeth’s consort, Prince Philip has asked native Australians if they “still throw spears,” and he once warned British students they’d get “slitty eyes” if they remained too long in China.

clock June 15, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Levi’s Goes Organic … Guess Names CFO … Mervyns Appointment …

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

clock June 15, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Celebrating Costa: CFDA Award Alters Status

Much has changed for Francisco Costa being named the Womenswear Designer of the Year at last week’s 2006 CFDA Fashion Awards.

clock June 15, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Sales in Asia, Spain Boost Inditex Net

Strong business in Asia and Spain drove up first-quarter profits 20 percent at Inditex, parent of the fast-growing chain Zara.

clock June 15, 2006Robert Murphy

Memo Pad: Peon Homage … Daddy’s Girl

Often, it’s hard to understand what private public relations companies do to earn their retainers beyond setting up voice mail for event RSVPs and crisis management.

clock June 15, 2006WWD Staff

People

Hawaii 5-0

Shorts are not the usual attire for a Manhattan social event, but the Hawaiian theme at the New York City Ballet’s annual Dance with the Dancers Monday night inspired all sorts of comstumery.

clock June 15, 2006WWD Staff

People

Beach Bazaar

Novelist Erica Kennedy talks about her new business.

clock June 15, 2006Meenal Mistry

Retail Features

Saint-Honore Mixes Street With Chic

Rue Saint-Honore is doing a 360 on style.

clock June 15, 2006Emilie Marsh

Fashion Features

Urban Brands Focused on Fit

Once a dumping ground for loose and baggy hand-me-down styles that sold well in the men’s lines, but were tweaked for the female body, the women’s urban apparel sector has evolved to feature better fits and more fashion.

clock June 15, 2006WWD Staff

Retail Features

The City of Retail Dreams

Top Manhattan retail corridors ranked by their changes in asking rents per square foot.

clock June 15, 2006Cecily Hall

Financial

Retail Prices Rise 0.4% in May

Retail prices on women’s apparel rose a seasonally adjusted 0.4 percent in May, a hike equaling the increase for all goods and services.

clock June 15, 2006Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Bush Acknowledges Need For Textiles’ Special Status

The Bush administration said textiles and apparel should receive “special consideration,” but stopped short of supporting a Turkish plan to hold separate negotiations for the sector in the World Trade Organization’s Doha trade liberalization talks.

clock June 15, 2006Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis

Mass and Off-Price

Obituary: Jerry Brandt, Founded Buying Service

Jerry Brandt, founder of the Brandt Off Price Buying Office, died Monday at his home in Pompano Beach, Fla. He was 90.

clock June 15, 2006William Cotto

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Shiseido to ‘Integrate’ Two New Brands Into Japanese Market … Scherrer to Launch Women’s Fragrance … Parlux CEO Makes Buyout Offer

Shiseido will launch two new brands in Japan for fall and the firm expects the businesses to generate sales of 30 billion yen, or $260 million at current exchange, by the close of the fiscal year next March.

clock June 15, 2006WWD Staff

Retail Features

In the Pink: Chain to Open in King of Prussia

Thomas Pink plans to open its 16th boutique in August in the King of Prussia Mall in King of Prussia, Pa., as part of its strategy to extend its retail reach with freestanding stores.

clock June 15, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Financial

PPR Said Exploring Sale of Printemps

Will PPR, the French retail giant that owns Gucci Group, unload its Printemps department store chain?

clock June 15, 2006Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

Dior, Chanel Looks Highlight Nassau Museum Exhibition

Fashion is the focus of a new exhibition at the Nassau County Art Museum.

clock June 15, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

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