The Midterm Elections: Industry Mulls Impact Of Possible Power Shift

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There's a lot at stake for the fashion industry in the upcoming Congressional midterm elections and the outcome could dictate how companies operate. The entire House and a third of the Senate are up for grabs on Nov 7.

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Fashion Features

Armani Said Dressing TomKat Nuptials

The nuptials of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes appear to be getting nearer, and Giorgio Armani is said to be whipping up the celebrity duo’s wedding wear.

clock October 19, 2006Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

The Midterm Elections: Industry Mulls Impact Of Possible Power Shift

There’s a lot at stake for the fashion industry in the upcoming Congressional midterm elections and the outcome could dictate how companies operate.

clock October 19, 2006Kristi Ellis


Pilot Exits as Martin + Osa President

Ken Pilot has resigned as president of Martin + Osa, the American Eagle Outfitters division launched in September to appeal to 25- to 40-year-old men and women.

clock October 19, 2006Sharon Edelson

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In Brief: Safilo in South Korea… Browne Diamonds… Muller Wins Judgement

Eyewear maker Safilo Group said Wednesday that it has a new subsidiary in South Korea.

clock October 19, 2006WWD Staff

Hermes in Venice.


Hermes: A Celebration in Venice

“Well, now you can say Hermes financed the restoration of a copy,” Patrick Thomas, chief executive officer of Hermes International, joked Monday at the…

clock October 19, 2006Luisa Zargani


Apparel Prices Higher in Sept., Led by Suits and Separates

Retailers benefited from some increased pricing power last month, especially in women’s clothing, which drove overall apparel prices up a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent, the largest September boost since 1990.

clock October 19, 2006Evan Clark

Lucy Liu in Derek Lam for Tod's.

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Fashion Scoops: Loafing Around… Stroller Style… Capture the Flag

If there’s ever a place for a party on a drizzly day, it’s Tod’s: home of rain-ready rubber-soled, patent leather loafers and pumps.

clock October 19, 2006WWD Staff

The scene at PaceWildenstein.


Visual Feast

Any doubt the art and fashion worlds make perfect dance partners was put to rest Tuesday night at PaceWildenstein’s Chelsea gallery.

clock October 19, 2006WWD Staff

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Denim Dish: Levi’s New Cadence

A new designer will unveil her first – and likely last – pair of Levi’s jeans tonight at the company’s recently opened store on 14th Street in Manhattan.

clock October 19, 2006Ross Tucker

A look from Evan Yurman for Seven For All Mankind.

Fashion Features

Seven Pairs With Yurman

Seven For All Mankind has caught the collaboration bug.

clock October 19, 2006Ross Tucker

Fashion Features

Olah Hosts L.A. Show

Olah Inc., a U.S. agent for foreign contract manufacturers and textile and hardware vendors targeting denim designers, staged its first Kingpins trade show in Los Angeles last week to generate more business with premium jeans firms.

clock October 19, 2006WWD Staff

A Look from the William Rast show.

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William Rast on the Runway

Singer Justin Timberlake brought sexy back to streetwear in the first runway show for his denim brand William Rast on Tuesday night with the help of 10 racy dancers on the catwalk and a 75-minute all-star concert at the after party.

clock October 19, 2006Melissa Magsaysay

The brand is expanding into sportswear and dresses.

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Deesh Serves Up Full Sportswear Line

Stacy Morgenstern started her contemporary T-shirt line, Deesh, about five years ago, and had a plan to eventually grow the brand beyond tops. Now that vision is becoming a reality.

clock October 19, 2006Julee Greenberg

A rendering of the new A|X Armani Exchange opening in Rio de Janeiro.


A|X Armani Exchange Pushes Global Expansion

A|X Armani Exchange is picking up the pace when it comes to international expansion.

clock October 19, 2006Julee Greenberg

Bella Roc's test pieces sold out in The Roc Pop Shop in September.

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Jay-Z Gets Contemporary With Bella Roc

There’s a new girl in town at The Roc.

clock October 19, 2006Julee Greenberg

A look inside Napoleon Perdis' Westfield Topanga mall store.


Beauty Beat: Perdis Maps Out West Coast Growth Plan

No one can accuse Napoleon Perdis of lacking ambition.

clock October 19, 2006Rachel Brown

Fashion Features

Ullman’s Next Move at J.C. Penney: Growth

J.C. Penney Co. Inc. is moving from a turnaround story to one of growth.

clock October 19, 2006Vicki M. Young

The new Lululemon Athletica store in Beverly Hills.


Lululemon Expansion Plan Sees 240 Units in 5 Years

A healthy dose of Zen just arrived in Beverly Hills.

clock October 19, 2006Emili Vesilind


Memo Pad: Reloading… More Elle… Reel Time…

Ellegirl is getting a new lease on life – just not in print.

clock October 19, 2006WWD Staff

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Congressional Leadership in Play

The outcome of the Congressional elections could significantly impact the leadership in the House and Senate, as well as key committee chairs.

clock October 19, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Frieze: Art of the Deal

This city is emerging from deep Frieze, with thousands of contemporary art works sold, gallons of Champagne consumed – Ruinart was a favorite with party hosts – and some very happy dealers.

clock October 19, 2006Samantha Conti

Richard Branson, Jewel and Andre 3000 of Outkast.

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With Branson’s Aid, Blakely Foundation Raises $600,000

Sara Blakely, who founded the Spanx hosiery line in 2000, is expanding into philanthropy with the help of pal and billionaire Richard Branson.

clock October 19, 2006Georgia Lee


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The WWD List: Dressing Milan

The top 20 spring collections from Milan based on the number of page views during the first 12 days they were posted online.

clock October 19, 2006WWD Staff


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