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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.

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Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Next Fenty Puma Show

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

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Retail

Retailers Keep Holiday Plans Conservative and Inventories Tight

Inventories are being kept tight in hope of increasing full-price selling and reducing markdowns.

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In Focus

Roger Federer on His Nike Collaboration and Coming Back Strong in 2017

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

SFA’s Designer Look: Updated Floor Marks Retailer’s Redirection

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In the first highly visible sign of how Saks Fifth Avenue is being remade under its new management, the retailer has recast its designer sportswear floor.

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Retail Features

SFA’s Designer Look: Updated Floor Marks Retailer’s Redirection

Saks Fifth Avenue has recast its designer sportswear floor with new shops and exclusives, as the store is being remade under a new regime.

clock September 25, 2006David Moin

Financial

Calvin Klein Signs Deal With Murjani

With India’s economy booming, Calvin Klein Inc. is looking to make its mark in the potentially lucrative market.

clock September 25, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: P&G Suspends SK-II Sales in China … Hermes Parfums Pres. Adds to Role … StriVectin Signs Isaac Mizrahi

Procter & Gamble halted sales of its SK-II skin care brand in China Friday after a watchdog group there said it found chromium and neodymium in nine SK-II products imported from Japan, where they were produced.

clock September 25, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

A look at the coming week’s events.

clock September 25, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: California Container Bill Rejected … Gildan Recall

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

clock September 25, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Parting Glances – Julien Macdonald

Julien Macdonald was among the highlights as the London spring collections drew to a close.

clock September 25, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

More From The Shows

More coverage from the Spring 2007 shows.

clock September 25, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

The Green Party

When the British Fashion Council decided to capture the fashion mood of the moment, and set up a space dedicated to “ethical fashion,” their priority was design over everything else.

clock September 25, 2006Brid Costello

Fashion Features

Provocateur Partners

Agent Provocateur, the upscale British lingerie brand, has teamed with knitwear specialist John Smedley for a luxury collection.

clock September 25, 2006Karyn Monget

Fashion Features

Web Site Offers Plus-Size Options

Eight years ago, David Coles’ mother told him that she wanted to quit her job and start her own business.

clock September 25, 2006Nia Shepherd

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Gold Rush … Glamour Gridlock … Tough Workout …

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are heating up the kitchen.

clock September 25, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Toning Down Shades for Spring

Women’s cheekbones may have to schedule a coming-out party for spring.

clock September 25, 2006Rachel Brown

Fashion Features

Paris Shows Embrace Artistic Flair

Brands highlighted accessories with an artisanal flair at the Premiere Classe and Eclat de Mode trade fairs, while gold, pendants and pieces reflecting a rock ‘n’ roll vibe were key in jewelry.

clock September 25, 2006Jennifer Weil and Katya Foreman

Financial

Relaunching Petite Sophisticate

As some department stores scale back their petite size offerings, Charming Shoppes is embracing the segment by repositioning Petite Sophisticate.

clock September 25, 2006Jeanine Poggi

Financial

Legal Briefs

Fendi Adele, Srl, Fendi Srl and Fendi North America filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against 546332 BC Ltd., which does business as Colton International, and Howard Colton in Manhattan federal court on Sept. 14.

clock September 25, 2006Liza Casabona

Memo Pad: Women Issues … Already Spring … Design’s Double Act

Paola Bottelli, the recently appointed editor in chief of L’Uomo Vogue, didn’t last the summer.

clock September 25, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Accessories Go Solo at Bulgari

Bulgari is getting as serious about calfskin as it is about diamonds, as it continues to roll out accessories-only stores.

clock September 25, 2006Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Features

Obituary: Shoe Innovator Beth Levine, 91

Beth Levine, an influential shoe designer who worked with many of the great names in fashion and was credited with innovations such as clear plastic heels, died Wednesday of lung cancer.

clock September 25, 2006Cate T. Corcoran

Fashion Features

Thomas Introduces Trade Bill in House

House Ways & Means Committee chairman Bill Thomas (R., Calif.) introduced a trade package Thursday that would impact sourcing strategies in sub-Saharan Africa and Haiti.

clock September 25, 2006Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Sweet Charity

Even the utterly in-control Armani cut loose at the end of the night and danced to Eighties tunes with his niece Roberta Armani.

clock September 25, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

A Promenade Through Time

June 5, 1898 Salvatore Ferragamo is born in Bonito, in the province of Avellino, the 11th of 14 children.

clock September 25, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Walk the Walk

Salvatore Ferragamo was all over the silver screen.

clock September 25, 2006Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

Magic Wanda

The wife of a legendary Hollywood craftsman carries on his legacy and transforms the company into a luxury goods powerhouse.

clock September 25, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Three’s Company

To avoid a too-many-cooks scenario, Wanda Ferragamo and her five prolific children running the company concurred that only three of Salvatore’s 23 grandchildren should join the company.

clock September 25, 2006Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Features

Stepping Back

Ferragamo’s history runs from rural Italy through the sets of Hollywood to a worldwide luxury empire.

clock September 25, 2006Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Features

Stepping Back

Ferragamo’s history runs from rural Italy through the sets of Hollywood to a worldwide luxury empire.

clock September 25, 2006Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

Stepping Back

Over the past two decades, Ferragamo has pushed into new markets like Asia and developed such product categories as eyewear, watches and fragrances.

clock September 25, 2006Amanda Kaiser

Fashion Features

Forging the Future

The company prepares for tomorrow with an IPO strategy.

clock September 25, 2006Amanda Kaiser

Fashion Features

Branching Out

While many fashion houses during the Eighties chose to expand their product range and to diversify through licensing agreements, the Ferragamo family was never lured by that strategy.

clock September 25, 2006Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

On the Scent

Salvatore Ferragamo liked to see fine details in a bottle of fragrance as much as he did in a stiletto.

clock September 25, 2006Stephanie Epiro

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