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Fashion Crowd Raises Record Amount at amfAR Gala

Heather Graham, Adriana Lima, Dita Von Teese and Lottie Moss were among the evening's guests at the 2016 amfAR gala at Milan Fashion Week.

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Fashion

Inside Bottega Veneta's 50th Anniversary Show

Tomas Maier eschewed trends in favor of a design ethos of “private luxury” for a collection that was effortlessly sophisticated.

clock September 24, 2016Bridget Foley

Fashion

Ghesquière ‘Dives Deep’ Into Louis Vuitton

Designer and Michael Burke reflect on progress, next steps in creative retooling of luxury megabrand.

clock September 23, 2016Miles Socha

Into the Stratosphere: Luxury Handbag Brands Take Prices Even Higher

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Overview

"To Infinity and beyond." That's how Terry Lundgren, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Federated Department Stores, describes what Bloomingdale's customers are willing to pay these days for their luxury handbags.

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Fashion Features

Parent of Knowles Brands Names Davis as President

Philip Davis, a 27-year veteran of the apparel industry, has been named president and general manager of Beyond Productions LLC, the parent of Beyoncé and Tina Knowles’ House of Deréon and Deréon brands.

clock February 13, 2007Julee Greenberg

Retail Features

Parent of Knowles Brands Names Davis as President

Philip Davis, a 27-year veteran of the apparel industry, has been named president and general manager of Beyond Productions LLC, the parent of Beyoncé and Tina Knowles&’ House of Deréon and Deréon brands.

clock February 13, 2007Julee Greenberg

Retail Features

Tahari Inks Deal With S. Rothschild

Elie Tahari Ltd. is adding another layer, courtesy of an outerwear licensing deal with S. Rothschild & Co.

clock February 13, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Retail Features

Graeme Black Makes His Hong Kong Debut

Graeme Black might be best known for his work as head of women’s ready-to-wear for Salvatore Ferragamo, but the Scottish designer is beginning to make waves with his eponymous label, as well.

clock February 13, 2007Constance Haisma-Kwok

Fashion Features

Kenneth Cole Receives First AIDS Activism Award

Two decades of social activism earned Kenneth Cole the first gold medal for HIV/AIDS awareness in the arts, presented by the National Arts Club in association with Living Beyond Belief.

clock February 13, 2007Whitney Beckett

Financial

Trade for America Group Created to Push for TPA Renewal

A coalition of businesses and trade associations, including several representing apparel importers and retailers, on Monday launched Trade for America, an umbrella group that will push for the renewal of President Bush’s Trade Promotion Authority.

clock February 13, 2007Evan Clark

Retail Features

Retail Flurry In Chicago Not All Luxe

Chicago’s retail boom isn’t exclusive to luxury fashion, though new stores by Jimmy Choo and Chanel and a soon-to-open Marc Jacobs boutique in Bucktown might lead you to think otherwise.

clock February 13, 2007Amy S. Choi

Fashion Features

Sao Paulo, Rio Show Signs of Solidarity

In Brazil, conventional wisdom says that if the upmarket São Paulo Fashion Week doesn’t have competitive prices, head instead to the more mainstream Fashion Rio.

clock February 13, 2007Michael Kepp

Retail Features

Italian Brand Gas Takes Big Step in Asia

Italian sportswear brand Gas has big plans for Asia, starting with its first flagship here

clock February 13, 2007Constance Haisma-Kwok

Financial

Ports Push for Security Funding

The U.S. government has failed to adequately finance security initiatives at the nation’s ports, according to the American Association of Port Authorities.

clock February 13, 2007Ross Tucker

Financial

Study: Air-Freight Volume To Triple in Next 20 Years

The volume of global air freight is forecast to triple over the next 20 years, reflecting the growing demand for fast delivery of goods, according to a new report. Manufacturing growth in China and India will drive the expansion.

clock February 13, 2007John Zarocostas

Fashion Features

Lectra Touts Digital Tools for Apparel Industry

Apparel design has gone from blades to “Blade Runner” as a range of industry segments, from lingerie to footwear, adopt the latest digital solutions to streamline production.

clock February 13, 2007Katya Foreman

Fashion Features

Texworld Expands at New Venue

As European textile mills battle for market share by touting quality over price, their less expensive competitors from abroad keep building their stake, propelled by retail’s fixation on the bottom line.

clock February 13, 2007Robert Murphy

Retail Features

Texworld Expands at New Venue

As European textile mills battle for market share by touting quality over price, their less expensive competitors from abroad keep building their stake, propelled by retail’s fixation on the bottom line.

clock February 13, 2007Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

Luxury, Fashionable Pieces Lead Way at Premiere Classe

Luxury proved the mantra of retailers attending the Premiere Classe and Eclat de Mode trade fairs at the Porte de Versailles here.

clock February 13, 2007Katya Foreman

Fashion Features

More from the Shows: Zang Toi… Charles Nolan… Brian Reves…

From Dallas to Dubai, Zang Toi has built a solid business and a loyal following for his theatrical evening looks — such as the huge beaded opera cloaks he showed — along with curve-accenting sportswear and coats: a leopard-patterned,…

clock February 13, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Jeweled Affairs

Thanks to the rainbow glitter that fell from the ceiling, the crowd sparkled nearly as much as the jewelry at Georg Jensen’s recent preview.

clock February 13, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Zetcher to Retire From Talbots in ’08

Arnold B. Zetcher, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Talbots Inc., will retire in 2008 after 20 years of leading the company.

clock February 13, 2007David Moin

Fashion Features

In Brief: Schifter Names Bunn… 1 Puma Sponsors Morocco

James Bunn has been named to the new post of executive vice president of sales at Schifter + Partners.

clock February 13, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

WWD Tuesday

Designers always love a cozy tweed for fall, and this season in New York, they embraced the textured fabric in all shapes and forms.

clock February 13, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Return to Quality Spurs Confidence for Premiere Vision

Lower-cost fabrics from Asia might be losing their luster as textile companies turn back to higher-quality goods, said executives of the Première Vision textiles trade show, which opens Feb. 20 in the Villepinte fairground.

clock February 13, 2007Ellen Groves

Fashion Features

Expanding Trend Areas To Offer Daily Updates

Visitors will discover trend forums dotted throughout halls 5 and 6 of Première Vision. Hall 5, for example, will have two areas dedicated to trends in sport and tailoring, as well as the salon’s nascent “New Bests Bistros” space, dedicated to denim.

clock February 13, 2007Katya Foreman

Fashion Features

Lost Actor to Front Davidoff Cool Water

Josh Holloway — aka James “Sawyer” Ford in the TV show “Lost” — is the new face of Davidoff Cool Water worldwide, outside of North America.

clock February 13, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Training in Vain… Earlly to Bed… Hunting For Angel…

Christian Lacroix, having already given France’s high-speed trains an eye-popping and futuristic interior, is extending his makeover to staff uniforms.

clock February 13, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

No Snow, but Lots of Fashion

Amid mounting concerns about global warming, hot cold-weather fashions — from ski skirts to puffy wedding gowns — are coming to the aid of Europe’s skiwear business.

clock February 13, 2007Emilie Marsh

Fashion Features

Into The Stratosphere: Luxury Handbag Brands Take Prices Ever Higher

“To infinity and beyond.” That’s how Terry Lundgren, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Federated Department Stores, describes what…

clock February 13, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Financial

Ross Stores Plans to Grow Spin-off Chain

Ross Stores Inc., the nation’s second largest off-price retailer, has big plans for growing dd’s, the discount chain launched in 2004.

clock February 13, 2007David Moin

Retail Features

European Performance Boosts Esprit

Esprit Holdings Ltd. posted a 28 percent jump in earnings to 2.4 billion Hong Kong dollars, or $309 million, for the six month period ended Dec. 31, with strong performances in Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom.

clock February 13, 2007Jeanine Poggi

Fashion Features

Moving In

Vendors are reaching out to an older customer by addressing the ambiguity between contemporary and misses’, launching new divisions or fine-tuning existing ones and trying not to alienate a customer base that’s intimidated by too-trendy designs and…

clock February 13, 2007Elizabeth Thurman

Memo Pad: Tough Second Half Produces Few Circ Winners

Blame fewer trips to the supermarket. Blame the Internet. Or blame the fact that it’s simply harder for editors to top themselves year after year.

clock February 13, 2007WWD Staff

People

Best in Show

The long weekend of Grammy festivities in Los Angeles kicked off Thursday night with a girl fest at the 3rd Annual Peapod Foundation Benefit at Avalon.

clock February 13, 2007WWD Staff

Retail Features

business platform

Vendors hope to launch big sales at WWDMAGIC.

clock February 13, 2007Melanie Lasoff Levs

Retail Features

vegas venues

Sin City’s reputation as a haven for fun and relaxation is intact with a bevy of new entertainment options.

clock February 13, 2007Catherine Moore

Retail Features

Wary Travelers

Foreign buyers get a jump on their competition with MAGIC’s unique merchandise and insight into trends that haven’t yet reached their shores.

clock February 13, 2007WWD Staff

Retail Features

moving in

Companies are attempting to fill the void between the contemporary and misses’ markets.

clock February 13, 2007Elizabeth Thurman

Retail Features

smart moves

Savvy pricing and niche categories provide avenues for growth in the young contemporary market.

clock February 13, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

customer service

In order to help grow their businesses, women’s sportswear firms look for ways to reach out directly to consumers.

clock February 13, 2007Melanie Kletter

Retail Features

quiet confidence

Coat makers are convinced that quality outerwear will always have a place, no matter what the weather holds.

clock February 13, 2007Kavita Daswani

Fashion Features

agility drill

Success in accessories depends upon being able to keep up with trends and get merchandise on the shelves at a moment’s notice.

clock February 13, 2007Kavita Daswani

Retail Features

tough going

Hard work is a hallmark of the casual lifestyle segment, where companies look to grow their bottom lines with more offerings and solid logistics.

clock February 13, 2007Rusty Williamson

Retail Features

sink or swim

Swim makers look to increase their bottom lines with on-trend merchandise and by venturing into new niches, like plus size

clock February 13, 2007Rachel Brown

Retail Features

walk the line

Vendors must balance kids’ desires for trends with parents’ needs for cost and quality.

clock February 13, 2007Joanna Ramey

Retail Features

MAGIC marketplace

Las Vegas Convention Center & Las Vegas Hilton, Feb. 13-16, 2007

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