Hitting a High Note: Buyers Applaud Paris for Salable Trends

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Retailers said the international marathon of fashion weeks ended on a high note in Paris, which offered not only jolts on the runway, but great dresses, easy sportswear and other creative styles that should keep the luxury business rolling.

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Fashion Features

A Paris High

World capital of fashion? Absolument.

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Antonia Berardi

Fashion Features

More From The Shows – Antonio Berardi, Haider Ackermann, Veronique Leroy

The hot trends of the season, transparency, minidresses and shorts, were all there in Antonio Berardi’s pretty collection

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Mark Weber

Fashion Features

Donna Karan to Name Weber CEO

Gearing up for a growth phase, Donna Karan International will this week appoint Mark Weber.

clock October 10, 2006Miles Socha and Arthur Friedman

Fashion Features

In Brief: Richemont Buys Minerva… Indian Trail… Iconix expands

Compagnie Financière Richemont, the Swiss luxury group, has added a specialist watch parts manufacturer to its stable.

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Jean Paul Gaultier and Virginia Mouzat.

Fashion Features

Magic Hour

Suzy Menkes is definitely in touch with her inner geisha.

clock October 10, 2006Emilie Marsh


WWD/DNR Summit to Focus on ‘Reengineering Retail’

Retailing this year is as turbulent and unpredictable as ever, filled with highs and lows on any given day, even without any major merger or bankruptcy looming.

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Steve Madden approves shoe designs in his Queens, N.Y. office.


Steve Madden’s New Dress

Steve Madden may have just signed a license with Jump Apparel Group to produce two new dress lines, but he’s clearly still a shoe guy.

clock October 10, 2006Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

Honoring the Inventive Ferragamo

The late Salvatore Ferragamo was honored with the eighth Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award Sunday night, when the swanky street was closed off for a luxe block party.

clock October 10, 2006Marcy Medina

Miu Miu

Fashion Features

Firm Structure and Futuristic Fabrics

When it comes to Miu Miu, Miuccia Prada’s presence in Paris is no passing fancy:

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: O Canada… Sunday Best?… Spot On…

Model Tasha Tilberg is also a sultry songstress.

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Emanuel Ungaro

Beauty Features

Face Time

Bid adieu to the ponytail, at least for spring.

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Kate Bosworth

Fashion Features

Those Zeros Keep Adding Up

Not restricted to painfully thin runway models, Hollywood celebrities or Tom Wolfe’s famed Social X-rays, size zero is gaining ground with everyday women and designers alike.

clock October 10, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Models at Kleinfeld.

Fashion Features

Kleinfeld Jump-starts the Wedding March N.Y.

A total of 300 brides-to-be and their respective supporters had free reign Friday at the Kleinfeld bridal salon, where champagne was at the ready and a bevy of wedding experts were sprinkled throughout the room.

clock October 10, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg


Jordan Takes Steps to Improve Worker Conditions

Free trade agreements are touted for boosting commerce and nascent apparel industries, but reports of worker abuses in Jordanian factories show they can also lead to exploitation and expose lax labor standards.

clock October 10, 2006Evan Clark

Model Julia Stegner shows off Boss' Femme scent.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Hugo Boss Back to Women’s Scents

After a three-year intermission, the Hugo Boss fragrance franchise again has women on its mind with a warm, new feminine scent called Femme.

clock October 10, 2006Melissa Drier

Fashion Features

Small Fire Causes Macy’s Herald Square Evacuation

A fire broke out at the Macy’s Herald Square flagship around 4:30 p.m. Monday.

clock October 10, 2006Whitney Beckett

Fashion Features

Hudson Capital Appoints Langweber to Key Post

Hudson Capital Partners, a national firm specializing in retail and fixed asset dispositions, has named a former president of the retail division of Liz Claiborne Inc., Matt Langweber, to be executive vice president.

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Maer Roshan


Memo Pad: Off the Radar… Free Speech

It’s generally a questionable sign when a publisher flees before a magazine publishes its first issue.

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Fashion Features

U.N. Study: Africa Benefits From Special Trade Status

Granting poor African countries preferential market access without tariffs or quotas to rich markets such as the U.S. and European Union could increase their annual income by $3 billion to $5 billion.

clock October 10, 2006John Zarocostas

Fashion Features

Quality Fabrics Lead Material World

Textile buyers have moved away from over-embellished styles in favor of higher-quality fabrics and more subtle detail work, said exhibitors at the second edition of Material World New York.

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Shantanu and Nikhil

Fashion Features

Indian Fashion Makes Global Statement

With “India Inc.” being the latest buzzword in just about every industry from software to pharmaceuticals, the country’s fashion industry is not about to be left behind.

clock October 10, 2006Ritu Upadhyay

Fashion Features

India’s Top Designers Lead Worldwide Push

It’s a good time to be an Indian fashion designer.

clock October 10, 2006Betsy Lowther


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