Youth Isn’t Everything: Brands Chase Boomers With the Power to Spend

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The recent obsession with sophisticated women in their 40s and beyond now makes some wonder if fashion's obsession with youth is starting to lose steam, and recent developments are even leading some to believe that there is a backlash against the young.

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Beauty Beat: Shiseido Brand Targets Chinese Market … Greenpeace Protests L’Oreal … Groupe Clarins Net Soars in Half

Shiseido will launch a new cosmetics brand, called Urara, exclusively for the Chinese market next month.

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Giorgio Armani Japan Names Sasano CEO

Giorgio Armani SpA has a new leader in Japan.

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Just for Fun – Tuleh, McQ, Cynthia Steffe, Jill Stuart, Ellen Tracy, Luella

Whether channeling a cool Brigitte Bardot, a geeky schoolgirl or something in between, designers championed looks that were full of wit, playfulness and intrigue.

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Mischa Barton in Luella.


Fringe Benefits

The newest trend of fashion week is the invasion of European houses piggybacking their events onto an already packed U.S. calendar, only adding to the season’s social fever.

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Door to Door

With parties this week for French Vogue and Marc Jacobs, there’s no hotter spot than the Rose Bar at the Gramercy Park Hotel.

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Printed linen trench, polyester track pants and coated canvas handbag.

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Gwen Stefani Keeps Close Tabs on L.A.M.B.

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Obituary: Jeanette Solomon, Cosmetics Buyer For K&B Chain

A funeral service is scheduled for today for Jeanette Solomon, 86, who died Sunday in the River Region Hospice here.

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Two Looks from Miele by Carlos Miele.

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Miele’s Secondary Line Set for Debut at Saks

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The Union Square store in Manhattan.


Filene’s Basement: An Icon Expands Base

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The Texworld show will be moving closer to Premiere Vision next year.

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European Mills Adapt as Foreign Competition Mounts

The European textile industry’s leading purveyors are facing mounting pressures.

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Samples from the Design Library's newly acquired collection of vintage Amazonian textiles.

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Worth the Wait

Peter Koepke, a textile enthusiast and owner-director of the Design Library, a vintage textile resource in Wappingers Falls, N.Y., has been waiting decades for his latest acquisition — a collection of mid-20th-century Amazonian textiles from the…

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Saks Kicks Off Wool Campaign

The wool industry’s latest marketing campaign will kick off on Wednesday with some help from Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Korean Mills Focus on Performance

Buyers at the 10th annual Korean Preview textile show here last week were on the hunt for stretch linen and performance fabrics.

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A still shot from the new Joseph A. commercial.

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Joseph A. Makes Ad Push

Better knitwear manufacturer Joseph A. is doubling its advertising budget to launch a nationwide marketing campaign.

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Sarah auditions for the Pussycat Dolls.

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Pussycat Fanciers

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Zara on Collins Avenue.


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Marcia Patmos, and Tina Lutz in the origami scarf cardigan for Eos.

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Lutz & Patmos Hitches Ride With Eos

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Mia Farrow is featured in Gap's current campaign.

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Youth Isn’t Everything: Brands Chase Boomers With the Power to Spend

While youth is still the standard on the runways, the idea that one can never be too young or too rich is starting to look a little, well, old.

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Badgley Mischka's fall runway.

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Designers Pitch Licensed Accessories on Runway

American Designers are turning the runway into a billboard for their licensed accessories.

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Romanian designer Maria Lucia Hohan's dress was at the Pret.

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Embracing Femininity at Paris Shows

Despite looming concerns that the economy will slow, order writing held strong at the most recent round of apparel trade shows here, where buyers said feminine styles continue to buoy business.

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Marisa K's sleeveless dress with tie detail.

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Dress Interest Boosts Dallas Market

A move toward ensemble dressing and an invigorated dress market helped spark interest at the four-day multiseason market that ended Aug. 20 at FashionCenterDallas.

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Badgley Mischka

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High-End Offerings Get Attention in Atlanta

From red carpet gowns to red, white and navy nautical looks, buyers were enticed by AmericasMart’s early spring offerings.

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Karl Lagerfeld

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Fashion Feud

Don’t cross Karl Lagerfeld — especially about his childhood.

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Tara Subkoff


Memo Pad: Fashion Feud, Part Deux … Kiss And Make Up … Rollin’ Golin

The New York Times’ Cathy Horyn felt cold reverberations on Monday from her curt review of Carolina Herrera’s fall collection in February.

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Jim Gold

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Industry Lauds Theyskens Appointment

Retailers and industry consultants widely applauded the appointment of Olivier Theyskens as the artistic director at Nina Ricci on Monday.

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Oscar de la Renta

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Double Sided – Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Proenza Schouler

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Luca Luca

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Light Moves – Luca Luca, Thakoon, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Reem Acra, Dana Buchman

Elegant, ladylike frocks floated across the New York runways for spring, full of youth, a touch of drama and plenty of grace.

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Naeem Khan

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Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore.

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