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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.

clock 14hMiles Socha

Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Next Fenty Puma Show

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

clock 20hMiles Socha

Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 11hAlexandra Steigrad

Tough Love on Trade: New Congress’ Stance Stirs Industry to Adapt

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Overview

Congress returns this week under the control of Democrats and its new agenda is expected to reshape the fashion industry's business and sourcing strategies.

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Government and Trade

Tough Love on Trade: New Congress’ Stance Stirs Industry to Adapt

Congress returns this week under the control of Democrats and its new agenda is expected to reshape the fashion industry’s business and sourcing strategies.

clock January 2, 2007Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

China Facing Pressure Over Trade Policy

Major Western trading powers, led by the U.S. and the European Union, are expected to intensify pressure on China this year to further open its lucrative market as part of the troubled Doha global trade talks, senior trade diplomats and experts said.

clock January 2, 2007John Zarocostas

Fashion Features

Ecco Domani to Name Winners

Ecco Domani is expected to name six emerging designers or labels as recipients of its annual Fashion Foundation awards today.

clock January 2, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Speedo in Licensing Deal With Mitsui & Co.

Speedo has formed a new strategic alliance in Japan with Mitsui & Co. Ltd. The London-based sports and swimwear company has granted the master license for Speedo to the Japanese company in a deal beginning June 1.

clock January 2, 2007Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

In Brief: American Invasion… New Discovery

American Apparel is planning a British offensive. The Los Angeles-based company, which already has three London stores, is planning three more U.K. openings by the end of this year.

clock January 2, 2007WWD Staff

Memo Pad: Which is Which Again?… Science Smackdown… It’s Only About Us…

Dedicated watchers of the Olsen twins have no trouble telling the two apart, but apparently the folks at Star do these days.

clock January 2, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: 3Lab Drafts Blueprint for Growth

Creators of the prestige skin care line 3Lab are diving more deeply into the U.S. market with a new president, a retail store and an unnamed department store presence.

clock January 2, 2007Andrea Arterbery

Retail Features

Japanese Retailers Look To Grow Web Presence

Japanese retailers are getting serious about the Web.

clock January 2, 2007Tsukasa Furukawa

People

Gender Bender

Tomboy or girly girl? These days, there’s no need to choose.

clock January 2, 2007WWD Staff

People

Hair Of The Dog

The holiday season can mean a veritable marathon of feasts and fetes. So for those overindulgers vowing to clean up their act, WWD called in an expert.

clock January 2, 2007Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

People

Food for Thought

There are few things that rankle Skye Gyngell as much as a blackberry imported from Peru, a farmed salmon or a dinner thrown together in four minutes.

clock January 2, 2007Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

Vietnam Monitoring Causes Claiborne to Pull Out

As Liz Claiborne Inc. pulled its sourcing out of Vietnam, U.S. textile lobbyists, importers and the Vietnamese government offered vastly different…

clock January 2, 2007Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Frilly Lily

Just 21 years old, Lily Allen is already an interesting study in contrasts. The British singer looks and sounds like an angel, a dewy-eyed ingenue with a lilting soprano voice and a penchant for frothy party dresses.

clock January 2, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

MaxAzria: An Upgrade in Palm Beach

The two-year-old BCBG Max Azria boutique in Palm Beach has been refashioned as MaxAzria, the company’s designer division.


clock January 2, 2007Rebecca Kleinman

Fashion Features

Anne Barge Atelier Takes Bridal Store to the Bank

Anne Barge is thinking bigger. The bridal designer will open a new 5,000-square-foot retail space, Anne Barge Atelier, on Jan. 15 to showcase her own collection as well as the bridal line she now designs for Badgley Mischka Bridal.

clock January 2, 2007Georgia Lee

Fashion Features

Socialite Isabel Eberstadt Dies at 73

Journalist, author and socialite Isabel Eberstadt died Dec. 30 in her home here after battling a long illness. She was 73.

clock January 2, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: High Ball

It was all about big furs and big money on Thursday at the St. Regis Resort, Aspen, where approximately 600 of Aspen’s finest gathered apres-ski for the fourth annual Dennis Basso Freestyle fashion show and auction.

clock January 2, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Legal Briefs

An investigation by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, an investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security, broke up a smuggling ring shipping counterfeit apparel into the United States, according to a statement Dec. 13.

clock January 2, 2007Liza Casabona

Financial

Retail Shares Close 2006 on High Note

Wall Street ended the year on a down note in trading Friday after rallying in the final week of 2006 to push the Dow Jones Industrial Average past the 12,500 mark.

clock January 2, 2007Vicki M. Young

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