Bare Them No More: Legwear Sees Return To Fashion’s Forefront

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The legwear industry has a heartbeat again. Given up for almost dead just a few season ago, when the trend was for women to go bare-legged even in the freezing cold, the industry is enjoying a major revival, thanks to the popularity of leggings.

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Legwear by Stockingirl

Fashion Features

Putting the Bounce Back in Legwear

The legwear industry has a heartbeat again.

clock January 29, 2007Laura Klepacki

Fashion Features

Progress Seen in Bid to Reignite Trade Talks

Major industrialized and developing countries gave the green light here Saturday for the suspended Doha global trade talks to restart.

clock January 29, 2007John Zarocostas

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

This weeks events.

clock January 29, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Elder to Launch Killy

Eider, the French snowsports company, has signed a 10-year agreement to market and design the Killy snowsports brand, inspired by Olympic ski legend Jean-Claude Killy.

clock January 29, 2007WWD Staff

Stella McCartney

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McCartney to Design Line for LeSportsac

Stella McCartney is joining forces with LeSportsac to design a limited-edition accessories collection to be launched in spring 2008.

clock January 29, 2007Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

World Textile Leaders Push 4-Way Trade Deal

Textile industry leaders from Japan, Europe, the U.S. and China said they would push their governments to complete a free trade agreement by 2011.

clock January 29, 2007Tsukasa Furukawa

MCM/Mob's tote at Colette.

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Colette Helps MCM Get Married to the Mob

The hip boutique here, Colette, has been busy playing matchmaker.

clock January 29, 2007Katya Foreman

Fashion Features

U.S. and Mexico Trade Deal Sets Stage for CAFTA-NAFTA Integration

U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab signed a customs cooperation agreement Friday with Mexican Secretary of Economy Eduardo Sojo, taking an important step toward integrating apparel trade between North America and Central America.

clock January 29, 2007Evan Clark

Chan Marshall with Rolf Snoeren and Viktor Horsting.


In Living Color

“She’s amazing,” said Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power, as saucy Raquel Welch vamped it up at the podium during the Sidaction AIDS benefit in Paris Thursday, thrusting her bosom at the microphone and, literally, kicking up her heels.

clock January 29, 2007WWD Staff


First Bite

As one might expect, Jess Weixler thought twice before taking on the lead role in “Teeth,” the buzzed-about Mitchell Lichtenstein film that was snapped up by Lionsgate a week ago at the Sundance Film Festival.

clock January 29, 2007Jenny Sundel


Memo Pad: Bowing Out… Fortune’s Smile… Visions of Amber

At least one executive from Time Inc. is leaving the company of her own volition: co-chief operating officer Nora McAniff will step down from her post as of March 1, a move unrelated to the impending 289 layoffs at the company.

clock January 29, 2007WWD Staff

Bleecker Street is in demand.


Luxe Factor Gets Boost on Bleecker

Bleecker Street’s evolution from a quaint strip in lower Manhattan lined with antique stores and pastry shops to international fashion thoroughfare is picking up steam.

clock January 29, 2007Sharon Edelson

Rousse, a cinnamon-based scent, is due in March.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Shisedo Brand’s Sales Climbing

Sales are surging ahead at Parfums-Beaute Serge Lutens.

clock January 29, 2007Ellen Groves

Faraone Mennella

Fashion Features

The Cause Behind Venetian Masks

Young Friends of Save Venice hopes red and white will be the colors of choice for fall.

clock January 29, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Michael Paradise, co-owner of Stronghold.

Fashion Features

California Companies Turn Carpetbags Into Chic Totes

The term “carpetbagger” carries negative historical connotations, but Southern California accessories retailers and designers channeling the Civil War and Old West want to make carpetbags chic.

clock January 29, 2007Rachel Brown

Roberto Coin

Fashion Features

Vicenza Vendors Focus on Quality, R&D

The Vicenza jewelry trade fair was a boon for brands that are proactive in research, innovative design, special workmanship and top-quality stones.

clock January 29, 2007Alessandra Ilari

Seamless, molded cup styles are the core of Natori bras.

Fashion Features

Natori to Launch Josie Foundations

The Natori Co. has signed a licensing agreement with Dana-co Apparel Group to produce a collection of bras and coordinating panties bearing the Josie name for spring 2008.

clock January 29, 2007Karyn Monget

Hanky Panky's demi uplift bra.

Fashion Features

Hanky Panky Unveils First Bra Line

Hanky Panky has two things to celebrate for fall: its 30th anniversary in business and the launch of the first collection of bras bearing the Hanky Panky label.

clock January 29, 2007Karyn Monget

A whimsical store interior.

Fashion Features

Intimissimi Lands in London

Intimissimi, the Italian lingerie brand known for its affordable, high-quality lingerie collections in silk, lace and cotton, is increasing its presence in the U.K.

clock January 29, 2007Nina Jones

Fashion Features

Intimate Notes: Royalton Show… Asia Encore

The third edition of the Boutique Lingerie New York trade show will be staged Feb. 7 to 9 at the Royalton Hotel.

clock January 29, 2007WWD Staff

A busy stand at Mary Green.

Fashion Features

Strong Turnout Expected Amid Shifts in Market

A hectic pre-Valentine’s Day market is anticipated by innerwear vendors and retailers next month, but expectations are high for a strong retail turnout at the first February edition of the Lingerie Americas show here, said Patrice Argain, president…

clock January 29, 2007Karyn Monget

Elle Macpherson Intimates' sexy sheer slip.

Fashion Features

Dressing Up the Show With Treats and Trends

Lingerie Americas show organizers will offer perks and distractions during what is expected to be a frenzied market week.

clock January 29, 2007Karyn Monget

A look from Marisa Christina.

Fashion Features

Hampshire Relaunches Marisa Christina

As part of its plan to build a better arsenal, Hampshire Group Ltd. is restructuring its recently acquired Marisa Christina division and relaunching the knit brand for fall.

clock January 29, 2007Whitney Beckett

Michael Gould with AmeriCares' Curtis Welling, president and ceo, and Peter Farnsworth, senior vice president and chief financial officer.

Fashion Features

Bloomingdale’s Gives to Charity For International Disaster Aid

Bloomingdale’s has made a $268,100 donation to AmeriCares, a nonprofit international disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization.

clock January 29, 2007WWD Staff


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